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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

Monica Rice
Master of Arts

MonicaWhen my vocational calling led me to consider a seminary education, I visited Bethany out of a sense of Brethren obligation. Growing up in a Brethren family and congregation, attending a Brethren college, and then participating in several years of Brethren Volunteer Service, I felt a strong commitment to Brethren institutions. However, I felt ready to experience a different faith community for graduate study. I made plans to attend an urban Chicago seminary, but chose to visit Bethany to know that I had considered it as an option.