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Vice President for Institutional Advancement

Bethel College, North Newton, Kansas, is currently accepting applications for the position of Vice President for Institutional Advancement (VPIA).   

The VPIA is the chief development officer for Bethel College, a member of the President’s Cabinet, and reports directly to the President. The VPIA is responsible for leading and managing all aspects of the College’s comprehensive advancement program. The VPIA provides staff support to the appropriate committees of the Bethel College Board of Directors.

The ideal candidate for VPIA will be self-motivated, organized, and have experience working with capital campaigns, major gifts, estate planning, annual fund solicitation, donor research, alumni relations, and corporate and foundation relations. S/he must have a demonstrated ability to lead a dynamic staff and work closely with major donors, business leaders, and members of the Board of Directors. S/he must be a team leader who implements the strategic initiatives in fund raising that will further strengthen the College’s position in higher education. A bachelor’s degree is required and an advanced degree is preferred.  Exceptional communication, interpersonal, organizational, and problem-solving skills are also required. Candidates must be visible and vocal advocates for the mission of Bethel College. For details see the full job description.

Bethel College is a private, liberal arts, undergraduate college affiliated with the Mennonite Church USA and accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Majors and concentrations include traditional liberal arts and science fields and select pre-professional and accredited professional programs. The student body of 500 students is approximately 77 percent residential and traditional-age students. Distinctive emphases include peace, justice, conflict resolution, cross-cultural awareness, and discipleship rooted in free conviction and commitment to Christian community. 

Send a professional vitae, contact information for three professional references, and a detailed letter of application expressing how the applicant might provide leadership and growth via mail or via e-mail to Rosa Barrera, Assistant to the President, Bethel College, 300 E. 27th​ Street, North Newton, KS 67117. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Screening will begin May 15; the earliest start date is June 1, 2018. The position includes a regionally competitive salary, health/dental/vision insurance, TIAA retirement contributions, and numerous benefits associated with being part of a academic community of higher education.

Bethel College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Kauffman Museum Director

Kauffman Museum, North Newton, Kansas, seeks an interdisciplinary and entrepreneurial full-time director. Will lead a resourceful professional staff, committed board of directors and robust corps of volunteers at the Bethel College-affiliated museum that presents the Mennonite immigrant story in the context of the land and people of the Great Plains.

The successful candidate will demonstrate a record of collaborative communication while leading staff and working with board, volunteers, college faculty and staff, museum members, stakeholders and the broader community to frame a vision for change and growth that reflects the museum’s core values: sustainable stewardship, agile creativity, inclusive collaboration, authentic learning and service, and multigenerational hospitality.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Administration of museum operations, fiscal affairs, grant writing, marketing, public relations and fund raising; management of strategic planning process
  • Supervision of museum staff
  • Project coordination of exhibitions and programs that engage the community, utilize and complement the museum’s collection to meet the museum’s mission
  • Reports to Board of Directors


Required: Nonprofit or for-profit leadership experience

Preferred: Museum experience and/or appropriate teaching, library, business experience  Minimum: Masters degree, post-graduate work in related field; terminal degree optional Kauffman Museum is an affiliate of Bethel College, a four-year liberal arts college affiliated with Mennonite Church USA.  Director holds liaison relationship with the VP for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty.


Applications can be emailed to, including the following:

  • Curriculum vitae of resume that includes contact information for three references
  • 500 word essay responding to the following: Considering Kauffman Museum’s core values, what unique skills, insights or experiences will you bring to our museum?

View the Kauffman Museum website for additional information. Inquiries can be made to Linda Schmitt, interim director

Reviews begin May 8 and continue until filled EOE/AA

Adjunct Instructor of Spanish

Bethel College Department of Languages invites applicants for a part-time position as an adjunct instructor of Spanish. Bethel College is a four-year, private, liberal arts college affiliated with Mennonite Church USA. Applicants should be in sympathy with an academic community that values the pursuit of authentic faith, critical inquiry, peace-making, social justice, and cross-cultural learning and service.

A master’s degree in Spanish is required. The ideal candidate will have native or near-native fluency in both Spanish and English as well as experience in teaching Spanish at the college and/or high-school level.

Responsibilities include teaching Elementary Spanish I and Intermediate Spanish I in the fall semester and Elementary Spanish II and Intermediate Spanish II in the spring semester.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, Bethel College Employment Application, resume or curriculum vita with three references, along with a statement of teaching philosophy to Denise Krase, Office for Academic Affairs, Bethel College, 300 E. 27th Street, North Newton, KS 67117.

Review of applications will begin May 15, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled.  Individuals who bring diversity are encouraged to apply. Bethel College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Clinical and Simulation Nursing Faculty

Bethel College Department of Nursing invites applicants for a full-time faculty position in clinical and simulation teaching.  Bethel’s nursing program is accredited with the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and is approved by the Kansas State Board of Nursing. Bethel College is a four-year, private, liberal arts college affiliated with Mennonite Church USA.  Applicants should be in sympathy with an academic community that values the pursuit of authentic faith, critical inquiry, peace-making, social justice, and cross-cultural learning and service.

An unencumbered Kansas nursing licenses is required, as well as a baccalaureate and a master’s degree in nursing from an accredited school.  Candidates nearing completion of the master’s degree may be considered.  The ideal candidate will have 5 years of experience in medical surgical nursing; 2 years of experience in teaching in an academic or staff development setting; as well as experience in development and implementation of clinical simulations.  Certification in simulation is a plus.

Responsibilities would include didactic, clinical, and simulation teaching, departmental and institutional committee work and service, student recruitment, and academic advising. 

Applicants should submit a cover letter, Bethel College Employment Application, resume or curriculum vita with three references, along with a statement of teaching philosophy to Denise Krase, Office for Academic Affairs, Bethel College, 300 E. 27th, North Newton, KS 67117. You may also email the materials to

Review of applications will being May 15, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled.  Individuals who bring diversity are encouraged to apply. Bethel College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Admissions Counselor

Bethel College is currently accepting applications for an Admissions Counselor to serve as an official representative of the College working as a recruiter of prospective students. The Admissions Counselor will cover a certain geographic territory for which they are responsible for student recruitment.

Major responsibilities include: providing information concerning the College to prospective students and their families; applicant file evaluation; being present during the campus visits of one's own students and covering, on occasion, the visits of others' prospective students; attending college fairs and visiting high schools as a form of recruitment; and weekly evening phone calls to prospective students. As a member of the Office of Admissions, one is expected to work with Bethel alumni - as necessary - and represent the college well in public.

To apply, please send a cover letter expressing your interest and summarizing your relevant experience and a resume to Marilyn Flaming, admissions office manager. Applications will be evaluated until the position is filled.

Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer

This position is a one year appointment, renewable for a second year with approval of the Athletic Training Staff and Program Director.

This position will be responsible for organization and supervision of health care delivery to student-athletes under the supervision of the Head Athletic Trainer and Athletic Training Program Director in an academic supervision model. Responsibilities include injury prevention, evaluation, recognition, emergency care and referral, and rehabilitation. Some travel will be required. If eligible, this position may serve as a Preceptor for students enrolled in the CAATE accredited undergraduate program. Familiarity in working with a small school is preferred.

The position will pay a stipend of $8,000 and in-state tuition and fees for graduate work at an approved Kansas public university up to $5,000 per year. We can assist out-of-state candidates applying for in-state tuition status. Additional benefits include health insurance option, malpractice liability insurance, NATA dues, and Kansas State Licensure fees.

Requirements: Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training. BOC certification for the athletic trainer (ATC) or eligible. Licensure as an athletic trainer (LAT) with The Kansas State Board of Healing Arts or eligible. Must be certified and state licensed by the start of practices in August.

Include resume, cover letter, and list of three professional references. Review of applications begins immediately and will be accepted until the position is filled.

Submit applications electronically to:
Chris Ibach, ATC
Head Athletic Trainer

Administrative Assistant

BCAPA is accepting applications until May 10, 2018. Send resume and inquiries to or call (316) 283-4902 (leave message!). Learn more about BCAPA at

Job Description

Bethel College Academy of Performing Arts (BCAPA) is looking for a responsible Administrative Assistant to support the day-to-day operations of the organization. The position involves managing the front desk, processing registration and billing, attending weekly meetings with program directors, basic custodial assistance, and other administrative activities as needed.


  • Office management : responsible for filing, ordering office supplies, keeping phone lists up to date, displaying information for parents and customers, light cleaning, etc.
  • Desk reception : acts as a first point of contact for customers and potential customers by greeting families, answering phone calls, and returning messages
  • Managing financials : responsible for student registration, invoicing, collecting tuition payments, and overseeing daily operating budget
  • Administrative duties : prepares and distributes semester schedules, special flyers, and other print material throughout the semester
  • Website and Social Media : updates website and creates regular posts for BCAPA’s social media accounts (facebook, instagram)
  • Board Meetings : attend monthly board meetings, record minutes, and distribute to board members within 7 days of meeting


  • 1-3 years experience in administrative position required
  • High School diploma preferred
  • Experience working with young people preferred
  • Familiarity with word processing, spreadsheets, and Google drive
  • Physical demands - occasionally lift or carry objects weighing up to 25 pounds

Salary & Hours

$12,000 annual salary ($12.50/hr)

20 hrs/week part-time, Monday-Friday (afternoon and evening hours)

About the Organization

Bethel College Academy of Performing Arts (BCAPA) was founded when Bethel College and its surrounding community acted on a need to increase music instruction opportunities in the area. In 1996,BCAPA first opened its doors as the Academy of Music, a Suzuki School for string instruction that provided quality instruction to over 70 students. The organization renamed itself the Academy of Performing Arts when dance instruction was introduced in Fall 2004. Today, BCAPA serves more than 200 students from the Newton and Wichita metropolitan areas. BCAPA is an affiliate organization ofBethel College. We are financially independent but depend on fundraisers throughout the year to help keep our quality arts instruction at a competitive rate. Programming includes Academy Music lessons, Suzuki School of Music, Kindermusik, dance technique courses, pre-professional dance companies, adult programming, seasonal workshops, and more.


About Bethel

As the first Mennonite college founded in North America, Bethel College celebrates a tradition of progressive Christian liberal arts education, diversity within community, and lifelong learning.