Professional Schools Ministry Specialist - University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Interact with Professional Students

Professional students approach their studies with intensity as they strive for a high level of academic excellence.  Someone who values this same ethic will enjoy working with Law students and Veterinary Medicine students as they grow in faith together.  Opportunities to work with additional professional school chapters may also develop.  We are looking for someone with a high degree of competence to help professional students pursue their faith while pursuing a high intensity degree.  The person for this position will enjoy digging deeply into the Word of God and helping students answer important questions about faith and vocation. 

University of Illinois Urbana/Champaign Context

  • The University of Illinois includes over 15,000 graduate students in over 150 programs of study.
  • The VetMed program has over 500 students each year, while the Law school has around 400 students each year.
  • With over 7,000 International graduate students there is a great opportunity to impact the world.
  • InterVarsity already has a graduate student chapter at Illinois with 40-50 students participating.  The person hired for this position have a well experienced colleague to learn from.


  • A deep appreciation for and understanding of faculty, academic staff, administrators and the academy
  • Post-baccalaureate education (graduate degree preferred)
  • Good communication & interpersonal skills
  • Ability to help organize, support, encourage & extend hospitality to a diverse range of people
City Urbana-Champaign
State: Illinois
Job Status: Full-Time or Part-Time / Exempt
Job Team: Midwestern States
VP Area: Field 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.