Bethany Theological Seminary, the seminary for the Church of the Brethren, announces an opening for the full-time position of Executive Director of Admissions and Student Services with an immediate starting date.
This is an opportunity for a creative professional seeking to invest their growing knowledge and experience in the development of an enhanced Department of Admissions and Student Services, including recruitment, student development, alumni/ae relations, financial aid, and Title IX compliance. A focus of the department is to help identify and encourage leaders to develop their gifts for a changing church through graduate theological education. The Executive Director will be responsible for developing, implementing, and evaluating a dynamic recruitment and retention strategy to create a multiethnic seminary community with a strong international student presence. The Executive Director will also represent the Seminary at events related to recruitment and enrollment management, develop relationships with prospective students, design creative presentations for small and large group settings, and meet with church and college constituents. The work will include significant travel for student recruitment and professional and institutional development.
Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree; a master’s degree is preferred. Affinity with the values and mission of the Seminary is required. Three to five years of professional experience in higher education, specifically admissions or enrollment management with demonstrated success in recruitment and retention strategy is required. Applicants should demonstrate strong oral and written communication, listening, and organizational skills; the ability to help individuals discern their vocational calling; and the eagerness to work as part of a team. Experience in communications technology and multicultural recruitment is highly preferred. We are particularly interested in inviting applications from women and Hispanics, African-Americans, and other ethnic minorities.
Application review will begin on November 1, 2016, and will continue until an appointment is made. To apply please send a letter of interest, resume, and contact information for three references to
Rev. Dr. Jeff Carter
Bethany Theological Seminary
615 National Road West
Richmond, IN 47374
Bethany Theological Seminary’s policy prohibits discrimination in employment opportunities or practices with regard to race, gender, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, or religion.
Mission Statement –
Bethany Theological Seminary equips spiritual and intellectual leaders with an Incarnational education for ministering, proclaiming, and living out God’s shalom and Christ’s peace in the church and world.