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FWS Position Listings

Below you will find a brief description of each Federal Work-Study position and the supervisor name or department for the position. To be eligible for a FWS position, current students must qualify by demonstrating financial need by completing the FAFSA and Bethany financial aid application by June 15. New students must submit these materials by July 15.

To learn more about any position, please click on the title for a more detailed description. To apply for any of these positions please click any application link. All jobs will have the same pay rate at $10.25 per hour. Applications will be reviewed as they are received, and interviews scheduled appropriately.


Academic Services/Business Office Assistant - Academic Services/Sara Brann
Provide general office support for Academic Services and Business offices.


Admission-Newsletter Assistant - Admissions Department

Assist in creating, editing, formatting, publishing and managing monthly admissions newsletter.


Advancement Assistant/Receptionist - Monica Rice-position filled

Work front desk and provide support to various departments. Some work will be done while at the front desk. 


Assistant(s) for Educational Technology - TBA
Assist the Director of Educational Technology in providing technical and broadcasting services for meetings.
Not all duties need be done by one person.  Interested persons may apply for one or more of the responsibilities listed in the full description. Multiple assistants desired to function as a team.


Assistant for Youth and Young Adult Institute - Russell Haitch/Bekah Houff
Work with the Institute to develop, manage and execute its mission. Interact with local churches, Church of the Brethren offices and broader public. 


Bethany AV Team Coordinator - Ryan Frame  
Coordinate the Bethany AV Team in providing AV services for non-classroom events.


Community Service Positions - Brian Schleeper
TBA. These positions will be at  community service organizations like the Boys and Girls club, Girls INC., Cope Enviornmental Center, Habitat for Humanity, local schools etc. These positions will work approximately three to six hours per week.  If interested in a community service position, please email Brian Schleeper at


Housekeeping Assistant - Brenda Reish-position filled
Collection and disposal of trash and vacuuming of Bethany building.


Peace Studies Assistant - Scott Holland  
Assist Peace Studies Associate with weekly Peace Forum. 


Peace Studies Associate - Scott Holland  
Plan and administer the weekly Peace Forum.


Presidential Forum Event Coordinator - President's Office-position filled
Assist with all aspects of Presidential Forum


President's Office Assistant - Shaye Isaacs   
Assist Executive Assistant to the President


Receptionist Assistant - Brian Schleeper
Work receptionist desk as fill in/back up person when regularly scheduled person is not available


Social Media Assistant - Admissions Department
Assist in creating a presence on all Bethany Theological Seminary social media outlets, including Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and the seminary Blog


Student Chapel Coordinator - Dawn Ottoni-Wilhelm-position filled
Works with members of Patterns of Worship course to coordinate chapel services.


Student Program Assistant for the Institute for Ministry with Youth and Young Adults - Russell Haitch/Bekah Houff
Responsible for assisting with the programs of the Institute for Ministry with Youth and Young Adults.


Student Services Ambassadors - Admissions Department
Engage youth/young adults in the incarnational mission and vision of Bethany while living and learning with persons at events throughout a summer experience at various Church of the Brethren conference, events and camps. Travel is a requirement. (At least 2 positions…could be more if money/hours available) 


Student Services Assistant/Receptionist - Admissions Department   
Provide assistance and support for Admissions, Business and Student Development offices. Mailings, database and website maintenance. Some work will be done while at the front desk. 


Summer Program Counselors (3) for EYCRussell Haitch/Bekah Houff
Responsible for assisting with the summer programs of the Institute for Ministry with Youth and Young Adults.


Teaching Assistant (B-102) - Dan Ulrich

Assist with online section of Introduction to New Testament History course through planning, implementing and evaluating the course. This position is for the Spring semester only.


Teaching Assistant (M-220) - Dawn Ottoni-Wilhelm
Assist with classroom section of Patterns of Worship course through planning, implementing and evaluating the course. This position is for the Fall semester only.


Teaching Assistant (T-247) - Steve Schweitzer-position filled

Assist with online section of Science Fiction and Technology course through planning, implementing and evaluating the course. This position is for the Fall semester only.


Writing Coach - Amy Ritchie-position filled
Serve as tutor to strengthen the writing skills of seminary students.


For more information about Federal Work-Study, contact:

Brian SchleeperBrian Schleeper,  Financial Aid Officer/Coordinator of Student Services      765- 983-1828


To apply for any of these FWS positions, submit an online application.



Josh Brockway
Master of Theology '04

JoshWhen I say I've attended seminary, the conversation quickly diverts, "So where are you pastoring?" To which I reply, "Well, I'm not serving a congregation, I'm getting my PhD." I'm sure that most persons attending seminary will be asked that same question regardless of his/her vocational goals. The truth is that anyone can attend Bethany: minister-in-training, curious Christians, and yes, even those who plan to pursue doctoral study.