InterVarsity Christian Fellowship’s Graduate & Faculty Ministries (GFM) is seeking campus staff to serve graduate students and faculty at the University of Minnesota’s Twin Cities campuses. The Mississippi River beautifully divides the East and West Bank campuses in Minneapolis. Three miles away, amidst agricultural fields, is the St. Paul campus. 19 schools and colleges are spread over these 3 locations. The U of MN is ranked as one of the nation’s top 15 research universities and has the following mission: “We are Minnesota's research university. We change lives—through research, education, and outreach.”
These demographics give a snapshot of the U of Minnesota (as of Dec. 2015):
- 16,300 graduate and professional students
- 30,500 undergraduate students study on the Twin Cities campus
- 7,000 international students from 135 countries
- 2,600 students study abroad—6th most among U.S. universities
- 400,000 alumni
Faculty number more than 4000 on the Twin Cities’ campuses. University of MN students and faculty have been recognized 26 times as Nobel Laureates. Robert Zimmerman (Bob Dylan) was recognized most recently for Literature in 2016.
Joining the InterVarsity staff team at the U of MN would enable you to live in one of the foremost metropolitan areas in the US with a population base of over 5 million people. The Minneapolis/St. Paul metropolitan area has a vibrant art, music, theater, history, outdoor recreation and business culture.
Just as the university aspires to change lives, we strive to changes lives through the presence of God’s kingdom, the work of his Spirit, the truth of the Gospel and the goodness of Christian community.You could play a part in spiritually shaping the students and faculty who are shaping our world. The University of MN currently has two part-time GFM staff who are eager to collaborate with a full-time ministry colleague. A GFM colleague at nearby MN State University, St. Cloud completes our team. Our team has a long history of partnering with Anselm House, a thriving Christian Study Center at the U of Minnesota. We are looking for candidates who demonstrate prior Christian leadership, personal initiative, interpersonal skills, and some ability to self-manage. Theological education and/or advanced degrees are an asset for this position.
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