Clemson University is a public land-grant research university in Clemson, South Carolina. Founded in 1889, Clemson is the second-largest university in student population in South Carolina. For the fall 2019 semester, the university enrolled a total of 20,195 undergraduate students and 5,627 graduate students, and the student/faculty ratio was 18:1. Clemson's 1,400-acre campus is in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The campus borders Lake Hartwell, which was formed by dam construction completed in 1962. The university manages the nearby 17,500-acre Clemson Experimental Forest that is used for research, education, and recreation.
Clemson University consists of seven colleges: Agriculture, Forestry, and Life Sciences; Architecture, Arts, and Humanities; Business; Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences; Education; Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences; and Science. U.S. News and World Report ranks Clemson University tied at 74th for 2021 among all national U.S. universities. Clemson University is classified among "R1: Doctoral Universities – Very high research activity."
We are seeking someone who can help us establish new work among graduate students and faculty at Clemson. A graduate degree or one in process is required. An ideal candidate would be excellent at leadership development, have a deep love for the people of the university, and a broad curiosity about the various fields of study.
In addition to the full position description, these qualities are of particular interest to us:
- Ability to build community among a diverse and very busy graduate student population.
- Networking and mentoring graduate students working with their challenging schedules.
- Collaboration with InterVarsity ministries such as Faculty and international student ministry.
- Partnership with other campus ministry organizations.
- Expanding ministry by building missional communities in departments where none exist.
- Leading participants in outreach to incoming graduate students.
InterVarsity is looking for candidates who demonstrate prior Christian leadership, personal initiative, and interpersonal skills. Theological education is considered an asset. The ideal candidate has prior work experience in ministry or the marketplace as well as an advanced degree. Candidates need to have people skills for networking, leadership, and evangelism. Cross-cultural skills are a must. All campus staff with InterVarsity are responsible for their own ministry partner development and will receive training and supervision in this area.