work hours
Part Time
position type

Brethren Academy for Ministerial Leadership

A ministry training partnership of Bethany Theological Seminary and the Church of the Brethren

Position Description

Title                    Administrative Assistant

Supervisor         Director, Brethren Academy for Ministerial Leadership

Classification     Part-Time, non-exempt, 25-30 hours per week, Weekdays

Range                  $16-$18 an hour

General Description:  The administrative assistant of the Brethren Academy for Ministerial Leadership (BAML) provides direct secretarial and administrative support to the BAML staff, students, and programs. The administrative assistant works collegially with the Bethany Theological Seminary (BTS) staff and faculty, the staff of the Church of the Brethren Office of Ministry and Susquehanna Valley Ministry Center (SVMC).

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • General office support for Academy staff, including processing correspondence and phone calls, photocopying, document and manual preparation
  • Processing course fees and other income; preparing check requests, reimbursements, invoices, credit card statements, and instructor compensation
  • Designing and publication of materials that assist and promote the Academy
  • Processing course registrations, distributing syllabi, and arranging online course access
  • Maintaining student and BAML records
  • Website management
  • Managing logistics for student orientations, courses, continuing education programs and special events

Qualifications Required

  • A high school diploma is required; an associate degree is preferred
  • Clerical experience preferred
  • Strong professional and interpersonal skills necessary to communicate by telephone or in person, a warm and welcoming presence, ability to respond to requests in a friendly, encouraging way
  • Organizational skills
  • Good proofreading skills
  • Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Office suite
  • General knowledge of databases
  • Knowledge and ability to use typical office equipment
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Ability to set priorities and follow through on tasks
  • Flexible schedule to allow for occasional program needs

Qualifications Preferred:

  • Bilingual: English and Spanish


  • Professional development assistance
  • Paid Time Off


  • This position is in person at Bethany Theological Seminary, Richmond, Indiana 47374. Applicant must be willing to commute or relocate before the job begins.

Applications will be reviewed upon receipt and will be accepted until the position is filled. Interested candidates should send their resumes, a letter of interest, and contact information for three references by email to: 

Janet L. Ober Lambert, Director

Brethren Academy for Ministerial Leadership

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.