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.
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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.