Bethany BOLD
work hours
Full Time
position type

General Description

This position is responsible for coordinating Bethany’s two community engagement programs that address issues of diversity and division: BOLD, an initiative for residential students, and Ministry Formation, Bethany’s field education program. Key components of BOLD include organizing service work, learning opportunities, and group discussions to develop resilient, self-aware leaders. Key components of Ministry Formation include developing effective placements and helping students reflect on these experiences. This position involves significant time interacting, networking, and building relationships in Wayne County and other communities where Bethany students live. This requires significant time engaging face-to-face with people as a Bethany representative.


Organize and supervise service work opportunities in Wayne County, Indiana, that emphasize bridge-building along lines of racial-ethnic and socio-economic diversity.

Form and maintain community relationships with nonprofit organizations and churches in Wayne County, Indiana, and in other locations for distance students.

Develop opportunities for distance students’ field education experiences.

Organize and participate in BOLD events at Bethany.

Help students to reflect on service work.

Hold students accountable for fulfilling program requirements.

Expectation of work 1-2 evenings per week and occasional weekends.

Expectation of travel 20-30 days per year.


The Coordinator reports to the Director of BOLD and works closely with faculty as well as members of the student services department. The Coordinator will interact with students, faculty, staff, community members, churches, and nonprofit organizations.


Undergraduate degree.

High levels of emotional intelligence, strong interpersonal skills, and enthusiasm for students’ growth.

Enthusiasm for nonprofit work, social justice advocacy, community organizing, and religious life.

Background, training, or other experience with DEI work.

Experience in long-term or programmed volunteering.

Willingness to adapt to the needs of a new program.

Strong communication skills.

Commitment to the mission and values of Bethany Seminary and BOLD.

Valid driver’s license required.

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.

Bethany Mission Statement

As an innovative learning community grounded in an Anabaptist and Radical Pietist witness, Bethany Theological Seminary empowers every student to lead through spiritual engagement, faith-filled thought and transformative practice so that the world flourishes.

What is Bethany BOLD?

Rooted in Bethany’s commitment to peacemaking, service to one’s community, and love of neighbor, BOLD invites leaders who have the grit and determination to strive to lead on issues that matter. Our competitive, immersive residential program demands that students commit to no new debt, academic excellence, and community living. Students will engage in intensive service and learn about issues of poverty and race in Wayne County, Indiana. They will also gain greater self-awareness and undergo personal growth as they develop skills for congregational and community leadership.

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