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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 $9.75 per hour. Applications will be reviewed as they are received, and interviews scheduled appropriately.


Academic Services/Business Office Assistant - Deb Gropp/Sara Brann 

Provide general office support for Academic Services and Business offices.


 Advancement Assistant/Receptionist - Monica Rice 

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


Assistant for Electronic Communication - Enten Eller  

Assist the Director of Electronic Communication in providing broadcast support for meetings, events and classes. Assist the Director of Electronic Communication in his role of webmaster with maintenance of Bethany's website. Provide weekly virtual meeting services for mixed-mode courses (currently the MA Research Seminar in the Fall and/or Ministry Formation in the Spring) as needed.
*Not all duties need be done by any one person.  Interested persons may apply for just one or more of these responsibilities, although priority will be given to more comprehensive applicants.  Multiple persons are desired to cover all tasks, and all assistants are expected to function as a team to address responsibilities.


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. 


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.


Bethany AV Team Coordinator - Justin O'Brien

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


Community Service Positions (not linked--multiple possibilities) - Brian Schleeper
If interested in a community service position, please email Brian Schleeper at schlebr@bethanyseminary.edu.

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. 


Housekeeping Assistant - Brenda Reish    

Collection and disposal of trash and vacuuming of Bethany building.


Peace Studies Associate - Scott Holland  

Plan and administer the weekly Peace Forum.    *(Not all duties must be done by the same person.  Interested persons may apply for a portion of these responsibilities, although priority will be given to more comprehensive applicants.)


Peace Studies Assistant - Scott Holland   

Assist Peace Studies Associate with weekly Peace Forum. 


Presidential Forum Event Coordinator - President  

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


Student Chapel Coordinator - Dawn Ottoni-Wilhelm  

Works with members of Patterns of Worship course to coordinate chapel services.


Student Services Assistant/Receptionist - Tracy Primozich   

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. 


Admission-Newsletter Assistant - Tracy Primozich 

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


Social Media Assistant- Tracy Primozich  

Assist in creating a presence on all Bethany Theological Seminary social media outlets, including Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and the seminary Blog.


Student Services Ambassadors - Tracy Primozich

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) 


Teaching Assistant (B-102) - Dan Ulrich 

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


Work Study Assistant/Receptionist - Brian Schleeper 

Facilitate the filling and monitoring of Federal Work-Study jobs. Some work will be done while at the front desk. 


Writing Coach - Amy Ritchie 

Serve as tutor to strengthen the writing skills of seminary students.


For more information about Federal Work-Study, contact:

Brian SchleeperBrian Schleeper, Student Services Associate
     schlebr@bethanyseminary.edu      765- 983-1828


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



Nan Erbaugh
Emphasis in Peace Studies '08

NanBethany taught me so much. I didn't realize what a loner I had really been all my life until I opened myself to life within the Bethany community. I felt stretched, pushed, and affirmed in amazing, helpful ways. The importance of a close, supportive community cannot be overestimated, especially in light of the challenges faced living out the peace witness to which I feel called. At Bethany, I gained more courage to step into this crucial niche of the Church of the Brethren. Add the grounded, spiritual theological foundation and academic depth I gained through course work, and I feel transformed in a powerful, positive way to serve God.