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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.

Senior Key Relationship Executive (Major Donor Fundraiser) (Oxford, UK) 

Full-time. 
Closing date: Please submit your applications by 12 noon on 5 May 2021. 
Interviews: Weeks commencing 10 and 17 May 2021 

We are looking for a persuasive and relational professional to join our UK International Services team. Reporting to the Chief Advancement Officer, the Senior Key Relationship Executive will initiate, develop, and manage high value relationships with major donors, presenting the needs of IFES in a compelling way to ensure effective engagement. 

The successful candidate will be diplomatic, persuasive, and credible at a senior level, with experience of managing relationships at senior or Board level within the charity or corporate sector. They will also have a friendly and professional demeanour that motivates and inspires confidence with colleagues and major donors. 

This is an excellent role to develop your leadership and collaboration skills in a diverse, globally connected environment.  If you are confident in your ability to work internationally and are looking for a challenging role in a forward-thinking team, then see below. 

For more information: 

Key Relationship Executive (Oxford, UK) 

Full-time. 
Closing date: Please submit your applications by 12 noon on 5 May 2021. 
Interviews: Weeks commencing 10 and 17 May 2021 

 We are searching for a relational and confident communicator to join our UK International Services team. Reporting into the Chief Advancement Officer, the Key Relationships Executive will build and manage relationships with mid-level donors to raise funds for IFES. 

The successful candidate will have strong influencing and negotiating skills and be adept at fostering relationships with donors, peers, and management while being sensitive to working with people from different contexts within an interdenominational Christian organisation. 

This is an excellent role to develop your leadership and collaboration skills in a diverse, globally connected environment.  If you are confident in your ability to work internationally and are looking for a challenging role in a forward-thinking team, then see below. 

For more information: 

Major Donor & Intervarsity Engagement Specialist (USA Based) 

Full-time. 
Closing date: until post is filled. 

This is a fantastic opportunity for a confident and proactive individual to join a Christian Charity with unrivalled global reach. As the Major Donor & Intervarsity Engagement Specialist, you will provide support in initiating and engaging connections with major partners and donors and have special connection with US staff and students. 

For more information: 

Apply 

Email your résumé and cover letter to:  
office.usa@ifesworld.org 

or mail to:  
 
IFES/USA Position Openings 
PO Box 436 
Platteville, WI 53818 

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