The University of California, Berkeley, is the No. 1 public university in the world, according US News & World Report. Over 35,000 students attend classes in 14 colleges and schools, offering 350 degree programs. Among the 12,000 graduate students, 6,000 are enrolled in masters programs and 5,335 in doctoral programs. 46% are women, 12% are underrepresented minorities, and 33% are international students. Of Berkeley’s 101 masters and 93 doctoral programs, its graduate programs placed first in the world in chemistry, computer science, economics, English, psychology, and sociology; second in physics and statistics; and third in earth sciences, engineering, math, and social welfare. Six other subject areas ranked in the top 10.
Being a graduate student at Berkeley means being a part of an energetic, dynamic group of people who are passionate, curious and committed to their areas of study. Berkeley has more recipients of the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships and the Ford Foundation Diversity Fellowships than any other public or private institution. Their graduate students go on to join an impressive collection of alumni who have started more than 250 companies. But it’s not just the impressive list of accolades they carry — Berkeley graduate alumni are advancing knowledge in various areas of focus all over the world.
Consider the opportunity to serve the graduate student and faculty population at UCB, engaging in issues of faith and academic integration. The Campus Staff Minister will:
- Develop InterVarsity ministries for graduate students and faculty at UCB
- 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 maneuver a demanding vocation and conduct research
- Partner with InterVarsity undergraduate ministries
- Participate in the team of InterVarsity Graduate & Faculty Ministries campus staff across the Pacific Area
InterVarsity is looking for candidates who demonstrate prior Christian leadership, personal initiative, and interpersonal skills. Theological education and/or advanced degrees are 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.