Bethel College, Mishawaka, Indiana is seeking a Head Women's Basketball Coach. Bethel College, affiliated with the Missionary Church, is a Christian Community of learners dedicated to building lives of commitment for leadership in the church and the world. Bethel provides liberating academic and co-curricular programs to challenge the mind, to enlarge the vision and to equip the whole person for lifelong service. Bethel is an active NAIA member in the Crossroads League and is also active in the National Christian College Athletic Association.
The women's basketball coach must be committed to the College's mission of Christ-centered higher education. Responsibilities include coaching, a pastor's heart, discipleship/mentoring, recruiting, scheduling, supervising assistant coaches, budget management, travel arrangements, program promotion, and ensuring program compliance with our affiliates and Bethel College. Additional duties will be evaluated based on the candidates skill set. The women's basketball coach is also responsible for encouraging the student-athletes in their spiritual, academic, athletic, and social development.
Candidate should have a minimum of three year's collegiate coaching experience with demonstrated success in recruiting quality student athletes. Bachelor's degree required and a Master's degree preferred in the area of education background. Candidate should also possess experience in budget management, fundraising, program promotion, and program/policy development.
Interested candidates should attach a cover letter, resume, one page statement of his/her philosophy of Christ-centered intercollegiate athletics, and the names of three professional references by June 15, 2014, through the Bethel College employment site.
Bethel College, launched in 1947, is an urban-situated, evangelical institution affiliated with the Missionary Church, currently composed of 1,800 traditional and adult/graduate students from 35 states and 10 countries, and 250 full-time employees. Her city hosts 250,000 residents, five colleges (including Notre Dame), the 2nd largest shopping district in the state of Indiana, 15,000 businesses, 50 parks, and Mishawaka's own renovated, 3-mile Riverwalk development. Resort venues on Lake Michigan are 45 minutes away.
Bethel is ranked in the Top 13% nationally by U.S. News & World Report, recognized in the Top 100 nationally for its commitment to character education, and by the Templeton Guide and by the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for measurable outcomes in our region. Bethel's 20,000 alumni occupy 49 states and 35 world areas, and enjoy a medical school acceptance rate double the national average, 100% job placement rate in Nursing, 99% in music education, Top 4% finish nationally in competitive math performance tests, and 100% pass rate every year on the national performance standard for a unique academic major in American Sign Language. Bethel hosts more than 8,000 guests annually to her arts productions, 20,000 annually in conference services, and many community members in support of her 33 national athletic championships in the NAIA.
Bethel College alumni include the No. 1 voted School Superintendent in Indiana, the No. 1 voted School Principal in Indiana, a Top 1% pediatric surgeon in North America, the former Executive Director of the largest Youth for Christ district in the nation, the Chaplain of Barak Obama's childhood school, the lead in "South Pacific" off Broadway, a national leader and lab executive in Nanotechnology and Sustainable Energy, Lynne Hybels – spouse and ministry partner of Bill, as founders of Willowcreek Church, MLB All-Star Team representative from the Cleveland Indians Justin Masterson, MLB pitcher for the San Diego Padres Eric Stoltz, a senior Midwest manager for Blue Cross / Blue Shield, and more.
The mission of Bethel College is to be a community of learners building lives of commitment for leadership in the Church and world. Bethel's liberating academic programs challenge the mind, enlarge the vision, and equip the whole person for lifelong service.
In July 2013, Dr. Gregg Chenoweth became Bethel College's 7th President. Following six months of review by employees, donors, community members, Church representatives, and Trustees, Bethel College launched five institutional priorities and nearly 200 strategies in March 2014 called the GREATer Agenda: 2014-2018. This represents the first leg of a two-phase journey toward Bethel's 75th Anniversary in the year 2022. The long-term, grand aspiration is that Bethel become a Top Five most influential Wesleyan college in America. How? By becoming GREATer over the next five years. Why? For the greater glory of God.
What produces a GREATer Bethel? The five priorities are:
"G" – grow by 1,000 students (200 traditional, 800 adult/graduate)
"R"- perpetuate conditions for spiritual revival so compelling it spreads across our region
"E" – serve our students and each other with such excellence we surprise them, and we earn an encore
"A" – improve campus aesthetics with $20 million in designated projects ($5.8 million raised in first six months) and
"T" – testify more broadly to who we are and what God is accomplishing among us.
Bethel College is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate candidates based on race, gender, age, color, ethnicity or national origin, but reserves the privilege under federal law to hire individuals best suited to its religious purpose.