InterVarsity Christian Fellowship’s Graduate and Faculty Ministries (GFM) is seeking a qualified candidate for the position of Campus Staff Member at the Ohio State University in Columbus, who will challenge graduate and faculty to a life of faithfully following Jesus and giving expression to GFM’s four core commitments.
The Ohio State University is the flagship university of the state of Ohio and one of the largest universities in the country, with over 10,700 graduate students plus over 3,000 professional students and more than 4,000 full time faculty members. Ohio State also has a significant International student and faculty population. Check here for more quick facts about the university.
Candidates for this position will join a team to minister to graduate students and faculty. They will need to relate well with the GFM InterVarsity staff team in Columbus as well as the GFM staff team in the Ohio Valley. The Christian Graduate Student Alliance currently has over 35 students engaged in six weekly small groups and Friday night meetings as well as service and outreach events. Recently, the graduate students hosted Veritas forum style events through a Science and Theology for Emerging Adult Ministries (STEAM) grant awarded through the Templeton Foundation. The faculty are actively involved in missional prayer and host a lunch webinar and symposium in collaboration with leadership and faculty across the Ohio Valley area. The successful candidate will foster spiritual formation, outreach and service, and the integration of faith and learning through biblical reflection.
A qualified candidate will be able to articulate her/his love for Jesus Christ and the University. S/he will be passionate about developing Christ-like community and the integration of faith and learning. Working with diverse people over a range of fields, gender, and ethnic minorities is an important part of this person’s ministry. The preferred candidate will have a proven track record of mentoring independent-thinking women and men into leadership teams. S/he will demonstrate strength of character, personal initiative, interpersonal skills, an ability to lead, learn, and self-manage. Academic degrees beyond a Bachelor’s degree and theological degrees are desired but not required. Personal and professional opportunities are provided for development. All staff are expected to raise their ministry budget and will receive training in Ministry Partnership Development. Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply.
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