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Federal Work-Study Position Application Form

Job Title

Student Services Ambassadors
Reports to Admissions Department
Department Student and Business Services
Days of Week

Varies

Time of Day Flexible
Hours per week

varies, possibly 40 per week x 4 weeks for multiple people:  July/August 2015, plus addditional hours during school year

Start date  7/1/15
End date  6/30/16
Pay rate  10.25
General description/brief summary

 

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)

Duties/responsibilities

 

Specific responsibilities will vary related to leadership activities as called upon by each camp. They could include, but are not limited to: planning and leading bible study, campfires, morning watch, large group sessions, small group discussions, etc.. Be integral part of camp leadership in engaging with youth and other staff members; participate in and accompany campers in activities as necessary. Take personal responsibility for modeling a positive work ethic and attitude for campers and staff who are observing you at all times; be a spokesperson for Bethany, engaging campers in activities that model the breadth and depth of an incarnational educational experience in ministry. Create opportunities for sharing your Bethany experience in formal settings and informal conversations. Be alert to and send information related to prospective students to Bethany

Skills/qualifications

 

Positive, friendly attitude and warm, hospitable presence; General knowledge and experience with a Bethany education;  Emotional maturity; Sensitivity to theological, cultural and other such differences; Willingness to take guidance and instruction well; Persuasive and articulate speaking skills; Development of creative, imaginative ways to lead bible study, worship, small and large group sessions, etc.

Physical demands  N/A

John Smith
(MDiv Connections)

classMy wife Barbara and I first visited Bethany in June 2009. After spending two days meeting with faculty and staff I returned home even more uncertain. Did I really want to devote the time this program required? Was I willing to learn computer skills that didn't even exist when I finished college in 1972? Was I willing to make the eight-hour drive that would occasionally be necessary? Was this really what God was calling me to do at this time in my life? From the very beginning, I came as I am, but went not as I came. Little did I know how this Bethany tag line would time and time again ring true for my educational experience.