Virginia Tech (formally - Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University) is a public land-grant university serving the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world community. The discovery and dissemination of new knowledge are central to its mission.
Virginia Tech offers more than 250 undergraduate and graduate degree programs to more than 33,000 students and manages a research portfolio of $504 million. Researchers pursue new discoveries in agriculture, biotechnology, information and communication technology, human health, transportation, energy management (including leadership in fuel-cell technology and power electronics), security, sustainability, and a wide range of other engineering, scientific, social science, and creative fields.
The Graduate Christian Fellowship at Virginia Tech has been a Christian presence on campus for over 15 years. Central to the flourishing of this fellowship has been its commitment to reflecting the kingdom of God through ethnic and national diversity and a commitment to the regular study of scripture. There is a huge potential for growth, for deepening its influence on the people, ideas and structures of the university, and for campus witness. And there is also a growing endeavor to engage the faculty of the university.
The position of Campus Staff Minister with InterVarsity’s Graduate & Faculty Ministries (GFM) offers opportunities 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.
Christian maturity, personal initiative and leadership abilities within a broad theological grounding. 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. A new staff for VT will be joining the efforts of another GFM staff serving the campus alongside his work as a national staff trainer and developer.