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People and Culture

People and Culture at Bethel is about equipping, supporting, and partnering with our employees throughout their employment journey at Bethel.

We are a people organization. It is our vision to grow the concept of human resources into one that focuses more broadly on the entire employee and organizational experience. Beyond traditional human resources functions, people and culture has expanded its focus into one that drives toward heightened excellence, renewed accountability, enhanced employee empowerment, and the intentional development of Bethel’s next generation of leaders. Through these ongoing efforts, our desire is to increase employee engagement and foster shared ownership of our employment culture and university goals.

Three strategic principles will support this vision:

  1. The “what and why” of what we do. Realign people and culture strategies, programs, and processes in a manner that demonstrates the value that people and organizational best practices provide to employees and supervisors.
  2. The “who” of what we do. Provide clarity of roles (people and culture team, supervisors, employees, administrators, etc.) to drive toward increased understanding of accountability and subsequent responsibility for results.
  3. The “how” of what we do. With a renewed focus on empowering employees, provide the tools, consultation, training, and professional development opportunities necessary to grow and develop employees and increase employee engagement.

Employee Resources

We have created a few toolkits designed to provide you with the information you need.

Complaints and Concerns

Our goal is to foster an environment that is safe and affirming for our students, staff, and faculty. Visit the complaints or concerns section for more information about sexual misconduct, racial and ethnic harassment, disability discrimination, and how you can report an incident.


We know we have a lot of forms. We also know forms can be just a little confusing. So, it's important to us that we make your job easier finding the right form for your needs.

Personal and Professional Development

We’re committed to inspiring an environment of continual learning and development of our employees. Through a curriculum-based professional development program, we offer opportunities for employees to focus on the pursuit of excellence in individual roles, team roles, and Bethel University as an institution.


We offer a comprehensive benefits program designed to provide employees with the resources they need to maintain their own wellbeing. You can also find information on benefits portals, employee discounts and perks, and answers to frequently asked questions.


We understand the importance of investing in one's wellbeing and we want to help employees thrive in the workplace.

Student Employment

Bethel offers on campus jobs for traditional undergrad students. Students work all over campus—from catering events through dining services, to keeping up the grounds, to giving campus tours to high school students. If you have any questions about student employment, we're always here to help.

Employee Recognition

Want to recognize and thank a fellow coworker or see what fun employee events we have coming up? Visit our Recognition Program!

Employee Handbook

This information applies to exempt and non-exempt employees and reflects current Bethel policies and procedures.

Careers at Bethel

Interested in advancing your career or changing roles? View our faculty and staff employment job listings for current opportunities.

About Us

Meet our collaborative, highly-interactive, and strengths-based People and Culture team.