Campus Staff Minister - The Ohio State University

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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How to Apply

Only applicants who meet the following qualifications will be considered for next steps:

  • A graduate degree is preferred. A completed Bachelor's degree is required
  • Staff must raise the funds needed for their salary, benefits and ministry expenses from churches and individuals
  • Additional qualifications required for specific positions
For Further Consideration
2. Send an email with your resume or CV to Nan Schilling
For Further Exploration

InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA is both an equal opportunity employer and a faith-based religious organization. We conduct hiring without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, citizenship, age, sex, marital status, parental status, membership in any labor organization, political ideology, or disability of an otherwise qualified individual. The status of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA as an equal opportunity employer does not prevent the organization from hiring staff based on their religious beliefs so that all staff share the same religious commitment.

Pursuant to the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 702 (42 U.S.C. 2000e 1(a)) InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA has the right to, and does, hire only candidates who agree with InterVarsity’s Statement of Agreement: Purpose and Doctrinal Basis.