Campus Staff Minister - UW Stout

UW Stout CSM Job Intro:

InterVarsity has had a rich legacy of ministry at UW – Stout that has spanned decades, but there is currently no staff placed at the campus to grow the ministry by identifying, equipping, and coaching student leaders. Furthermore, the effects of the pandemic have been noticeable in the amount of barriers InterVarsity students have encountered as they’ve tried to lead small groups. The main goal of a placement at UW – Stout is re-planting ministry and setting a trajectory toward sustainable growth. We are looking for a staff candidate that is a self-starter, willing to take risks, and exhibits strong relational and organizational skills.

UW – Stout campus culture:

UW – Stout is known for its academically rigorous, specialized degree programs that emphasize practical experience. Stout students tend to be organized and academically driven. Students involved with InterVarsity in the past have appreciated InterVarsity’s distinct values toward Scripture study, leadership development, and holistic discipleship.

Brief overview of job responsibilities:

  • Raise a team of ministry partners that will give, pray, and potentially serve or advocate on behalf of the ministry at UW-Stout.
  • Experience and learn about the campus culture in order to identify strategic places to plant small groups.
  • Establish a recurring gathering for students to connect, worship, and study Scripture.
  • Build partnership with the faculty advisor and local church and alumni contacts.
  • Identify and develop student leadership candidates to plant and multiply small groups

Unique opportunities for ministry at UW - Stout:

  • Developing networks: Because of the rich history of InterVarsity ministry here, there is much potential for developing alumni and church partners to support the ministry.
  • Incarnational ministry: the highly specialized departments may provide opportunities to plant department-specific small groups where students are already forming communities and relationships.
  • Part of an experienced, talented area team: while most day-to-day work will be individual, our area team meets and communicates regularly, and is comprised of multiple skilled veteran staff.

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.