Work with IFES

The IFES worldwide fellowship provides one of the most vibrant mission fields ever. You too can invest your time and skills in a ministry with wide-reaching impact.

As opportunities to work with IFES become available, details will be posted to this page. If you are interested in working with an IFES national movement, please visit their respective website or contact them directly.

IFES is now certified as a Best Christian Workplace through the Best Christian Workplaces Institute. This certification is based on employee survey results that point to the fulfilling projects, excellent team work, outstanding talent, growth mindset, and other qualities that indicate a fantastic work-place culture. IFES is one of thousands of faith-based organizations that have used this survey to assess their best practices. We pray that God would continue to help us pursue healthy work patterns as we reach the university together.

Regional Secretary – Latin America

The International Fellowship of Evangelical Students (IFES) is looking to appoint a full-time Regional Secretary to lead our ministry in Latin America and support the region’s network of national student movements.

Nominations and applications are both welcome. The application deadline is 18 October 2021.

Visit the link below for further information (you may need to switch the language to Español in the upper-right corner of the page).

Project and UK Office Manager (OXFORD, UK)

Salary:  £36,000 – 41,000 plus pension

Location: Oxford, UK 

Hours: Full time, 37.5 hours per week

Closing Date: 12 noon on 13 October 2021

Interview Date: Week commencing 18 October 2021

HR ADMINISTRATOR (Oxford, UK)  (Maternity cover)

Salary: £19,000 – 22,500 (pro rata) plus pension

Hours: Part-time (0.42 FTE), 16 hours per week

Contract Type: Fixed term contract September 2021 – September 2022

Closing Date: Available for an immediate start

Interview Date: Applications will be considered, and interviews held on a rolling basis until the position is filled.


Salary: £32,000 – 36,000 plus pension

Hours: Full time, 37.5 hours per week

Closing Date: 12 noon on 5 October 2021

Interview Date: Week commencing 11 October 2021

HR partner (Oxford, UK)

Salary: £27,500 – 32,000 plus pension.

Hours: Full time, 37.5 hours per week

Closing Date: 12 noon on 5 October 2021

Interview Date: Week commencing 11 October 2021

Other opportunities

Many IFES national movements organise programmes for students and recent graduates to experience campus ministry in a different context. To share just a few examples:

  • InterVarsity/USA and Inter-Varsity Canada run around 25 global projects each summer, sending students on month-long mission trips, mainly outside North America. 
  • In Francophone Africa, student movements work together to run several cross-cultural evangelistic teams in the mid-year break. 
  • Across Europe and Eurasia, about 100 young graduates serve each year with IFES InterAction, supporting national movements in their ministry among local and international students.

If you are a student, we suggest you contact your IFES national movement to see where you can be involved. If you are not a student but would like to find out how to serve abroad in student ministry, contact the relevant IFES regional team for details of the current needs and opportunities, or connect with one of the programmes below.

  • If you are interested in becoming part of a team within Europe, contact IFES InterAction, which sends people to serve, equip and strengthen student movements across Europe. 
  • Several national movements and other sending agencies have formal programmes in place for sending student ministry staff to other nations.
  • To apply from the United States, contact InterVarsity Link
  • To apply from Canada, contact InterVarsity World Services
  • To apply from Australia, contact CMS Australia