Campus Staff Minister - San Diego State University

San Diego State University, the oldest and largest institution of higher education in San Diego County, is a public research university serving 35,000 undergraduate students. It is part of the Cal State University system—the largest four-year university system in the U.S.

San Diego State offers 76 masters programs and 23 doctoral programs. There are approximately 1500 faculty members at San Diego State where there is a ratio of 28:1 students to faculty (double the national average). The campus is a named Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI).

Located in San Diego, CA, SDSU has a diverse student population that reflects the surrounding city, serving over 50% students of color. Beyond the campus, the city of San Diego has a population of almost 1.4 million and borders our sister city of Tijuana, Mexico, population 1.7 million. Historical and present realities highlight the shared concerns of San Diego and Tijuana imposed by the border. InterVarsity’s Urban Programs Team has nurtured our relationship with our sister university student movement in Mexico, called COMPA, through our Borderlands Program. We hope to continue partnership and mutual learning with COMPA as we learn from our neighbors to the south and explore and address complex issues related to U.S. immigration policies, economics, and social issues. A potential campus staff with Graduate and Faculty Ministries in San Diego would be uniquely situated to consider faithful presence in this context.

The Campus Staff Member will:

  • Plant new InterVarsity ministries for graduate students and faculty at SDSU
  • Network with and mentor graduate students
  • Meet with faculty to help nurture a vision for being and creating world changers
  • Provide spiritual support to Christian faculty as they serve in a demanding vocation
  • Participate in local team of InterVarsity GFM campus staff across Southern California
  • Partner with undergraduate InterVarsity ministries
  • Consider unique contextual aspects for faithful witness in this border city

The ideal candidate has prior work experience in ministry or 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.

More information about this position and InterVarsity’s Graduate & Faculty Ministries is posted under “How to Apply.”  If you are interested in pursuing this position, complete the GFM Initial Interest Form and submit a copy of your resume or C.V.

This position is funded through personal fundraising. Accordingly, compensation will vary based on the ability of the individual to secure a donor team to fund the cost of his/her salary. The anticipated salary range for this position on a full-time basis (40 hours/week) is dependent on a variety of factors, including location and cost of living. The actual salary received is subject to the individual’s ability to raise funds necessary to cover the full amount of the salary range noted in the job posting.

Job Status: Full Time / Exempt
Compensation Range: $32,736 to $43,656
Job Team: Western and Mountain States
VP Area: Collegiate Ministries

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
1. Complete the GFM Initial Interest Form
2. Send an email with your resume or CV to Janna Louie
For Further Exploration

Learn more about GFM Campus Staff positions


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.