Campus Staff Minister - West Virginia University

Context

West Virginia University is the flagship university of the state of West Virginia. It offers over 190 graduate level programs to a graduate student body of approximately 6500, which includes professional school programs in law, medicine, dentistry, business, education, nursing, and pharmacy.

The campus, located in Morgantown, WV, consists of three campuses: a downtown, Evansdale, and medical campus, linked by a Personal Rapid Transit system. In addition to Mountaineer Football, the university is known as a center for energy research and has produced 24 Rhodes scholars.

Currently, InterVarsity work on campus consists of a faculty community of approximately ten faculty members, served by a member of the undergraduate InterVarsity staff team who also serves a vibrant undergraduate ministry. There is no current work among graduate students or in the professional schools. Candidates for this position would have the opportunity to plant and grow a new ministry on this campus. They will need to relate well with the undergraduate InterVarsity staff team in Morgantown as well as the GFM staff team in the Ohio Valley.

Description

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. The candidate will join the GFM Ohio Valley Team, which consists of 17 staff and volunteers working at a dozen schools across Ohio, western Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

Requirements

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. Experience in planting and growing new ministries will be considered, with opportunities for further training and coaching offered by InterVarsity.

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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
Application Instructions
2. Send an email with your resume or CV to Nan Schilling
 
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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.