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 the 3 locations. The U of MN is ranked as one of the nation’s top 15 research universities. The stated mission: “We are Minnesota's research university. We change lives—through research, education, and outreach.”
These demographics (as of 2018-2019 academic year) give a snapshot of the U of Minnesota:
- 16,300 graduate and professional students
- 34,400 undergraduate students study on the Twin Cities campus
- 6,400 international students, from 135 countries
- 2,700 students study abroad—6th most among U.S. universities
- Over 400,000 alumni
The Twin Cities’ campuses are home to over 4000 faculty members. 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. Campus Staff with InterVarsity Graduate and Faculty Ministry have the opportunity to work among a vibrant and diverse group of graduate students and faculty. InterVarsity encourages the formation of small and large fellowship communities that are concerned with spiritual formation, outreach and service, and the integration of faith and learning through biblical reflection.
The ideal candidate would have 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. Our GFM team has a long history of partnering with Anselm House, a thriving Christian Study Center at the U of Minnesota. Personal and professional opportunities are provided for development. Campus Staff are expected to raise their ministry budget and will received training in Ministry Partner Development.
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