New Orleans: As one of the oldest and most culturally varied cities in the United States, New Orleans is the home of many universities and institutions of higher education. The city boasts two major research universities, Tulane University (R1) and University of New Orleans (R2), as well as Xavier University of Louisiana, recently ranked the #2 Historically Black University (HBCU) in the country. On the Tulane and UNO campuses we hope to plant and nourish vibrant communities of graduate students and faculty (or encourage existing ones) witnessing to Christ at the intersection of campus and church as we walk with God in renewing the people, ideas and structures of the university. Additionally, we’d like to form new Faculty Communities, or assist existing ones, at Xavier and the remaining nine institutions in the area.
Description: InterVarsity Christian Fellowship’s Graduate and Faculty Ministries (GFM) is seeking a Campus Staff Minister (CSM) to plant and build campus communities of students and faculty throughout the area. This InterVarsity staff member will plant and nurture ministries that give expression to our Core Commitments.
Requirements: In addition to qualities all GFM Staff should possess, this person will be in a planting context and will need strong gifts in leadership and a commitment to evangelism. The right candidate will have a deep appreciation for our mission field. A graduate degree is preferred but not required. He/she will engage and initiate with a diversity of people, cast vision for a robust Christian presence in academic departments, and gather students and faculty into communities centered on mission. All staff are expected to raise their ministry budget and will receive training in Ministry Partner Development. All applicants must be able to express a strong sense of calling to this mission.
InterVarsity’s Graduate and Faculty Ministries is committed to the spiritual formation and personal development of each person, belonging to a Christian community, a lifestyle of evangelism and service, and integrating faith, learning, and practice. This staff person will need to embrace and engage the organizational breadth of InterVarsity. For a greater sense our ministry with graduate and professional students and faculty, visit gfm.intervarsity.org.