Campus Staff Minister - UT Knoxville

InterVarsity Christian Fellowship’s Graduate and Faculty Ministries (GFM) is seeking a qualified candidate for the position of Campus Staff Member at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, who will faithfully call graduate students and faculty to follow Jesus on campus and to join God’s ongoing work of renewing the whole university.

The University of Tennessee-Knoxville is the flagship university for the state of Tennessee and a premier public research institution, with over 6,300 graduate and professional students and more than 1,500 full time faculty members. Check here for more quick facts about the university.

GFM at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville currently exists as a Graduate Student Fellowship along with a Faculty Ministry. The Faculty Ministry seeks to be an “incarnational presence” on the campus, with a vision to build significant and meaningful relationships with faculty members across varied spiritual perspectives, to foster deeper trust and dialogue in the pursuit of wisdom and truth together. In a similar way, the Graduate Christian Fellowship seeks to equip graduate students to be an incarnational presence on campus and in their departments through a supportive Christian community that offers prayer gatherings, fellowship dinners, bible studies and in-depth discipleship.

There is currently an InterVarsity Staff couple who have been leading these GFM ministries at UTK for the last 15 years. Candidates for this position will serve in partnership with these two InterVarsity Staff and will receive training and mentoring to help them grow and develop as ministry leaders. The successful candidate will foster spiritual formation, outreach and service, and the integration of faith and learning through biblical reflection.

Qualified candidates will also be able to articulate their love for Jesus Christ and the University. They will be passionate about developing Christ-like community along with the integration of faith and learning. Working with diverse people over a range of fields, gender, and ethnic minorities is an important part of this ministry. The preferred candidate will have a proven track record of mentoring women and men on leadership teams. They will also demonstrate strength of character, personal initiative, interpersonal skills, an ability to lead, learn, and self-manage. Academic degrees beyond a Bachelor’s degree and theological degrees are desired but not required. Personal and professional opportunities are provided for development. All staff are expected to raise their ministry budget and will receive training in Ministry Partnership Development.

State: Tennessee
Job Status: Full-Time or Part-Time / Exempt
Job Team: Central and Southern 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
2. Send an email with your resume or CV to Nan Schilling
For Further Exploration

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.