Campus Staff Minister - Old Dominion University

Old Dominion University is a public, liberal arts university located in Norfolk, VA. Though residential, the campus has a strong commuter culture. ODU is one of the most diverse campuses in Virginia and this has tended to reflect in the chapter’s demographic make up. Students are often deeply involved in various groups on campus or local students who work and/or remain connected to communities they were a part of from high school.

InterVarsity has a long history of ministry at ODU, but has not had a full-time staff in two years. The ministry has a strong small group culture even as the entire chapter tends to be tightly knit relationally. Over the years there have been successful niche small groups including Nursing, Greek, and BCM.

A Campus Staff Minister must be gifted in developing student leaders, contextualizing ministry to different campus communities, ministering cross-culturally, and motivating students toward campus outreach and witness. All staff are expected to raise their ministry budget and will receive training and supervision to this end. Past involvement or at least familiarity with InterVarsity is strongly preferred. This position can be full or part-time.

Please contact Thurston Benns, with questions and to receive application materials.


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.