University of Alabama at Birmingham: As one of the flagship universities in the South, and among the top 10% of universities globally according to US News & World Reports, UAB boasts of being the premiere research institution in Alabama. Nearly 8900 graduate and professional students, 3100 of them from under-represented populations, conduct their research in over150 programs. Many are nationally ranked programs in the Biomedical Sciences, including Doctor of Nursing, Health Administration and Physical Therapy programs. Medical and Dental Schools are also centered at this university. Birmingham is known for its cultural, entertainment and educational amenities and is currently undergoing considerable urban revitalization.
Description: InterVarsity Christian Fellowship’s Graduate and Faculty Ministries (GFM) is seeking a Campus Staff Minister (CSM) for UAB. This CSM will plant a new ministry, establishing and advancing communities of graduate students, professional students and university faculty who give expression to our core commitments, as well as planting faculty communities at surrounding nearby institutions.
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. 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. Applicants seeking full-time and part-time positions will be considered.