Graduate Intern
Mere Christianity Forum

Graduate Intern - Job Description Position: Mere Christianity Forum (MCF), a collegiate ministry serving Furman University in Greenville, SC, is seeking a full-time Graduate Intern, who is interested in exploring campus ministry, and whose primary responsibilities are pastoral care, leading small groups, and communications and staff support. Organization: MCF is a largely student-led ministry that works both collaboratively and ecumenically to foster the thoughtful exploration of Christian faith through conversation and community. MCF offers a variety of collegiate ministry experiences that cultivate unique “third space engagement” for students and faculty; service opportunities connecting students to community ministries; and experiences in Christian hospitality at Vista House, MCF’s intentional Christian community house. The organization aims to serve seekers, skeptics, and the deeply faithful with our unique blend of faith, reason, and tomfoolery. Core competencies: MCF’s Graduate Intern is a self-starter with a high level of energy and inter-personal capacity. S/he is both professional and relational; demonstrates strong organizational skills and attention to detail; and has a keen ability to follow through with multiple concurrent projects while operating with a team mentality. A Bachelor’s degree is required. Proficiency in computing, desktop publishing, and social media skills necessary. This position requires a high aptitude for interaction with young adults and other members of a typical collegiate context, self-sufficiency, and adaptability. Description: The Graduate Intern works in close partnership with the Executive Director, Director of Programming, Board of Directors, and Student Board to faithfully and effectively accomplish the ministries of MCF including developing new initiatives, evaluation, and cultivating a capacity for organizational sustainability: Programming - Assisting in developing new programs and improving existing programs. Cultivating opportunities for Furman undergraduates and our other constituents to thoughtfully explore the Christian faith. Offering and enhancing experiences of sacramental worship. Pastoral Care – Discipleship and mentoring of students from a variety of faith perspectives and backgrounds. Relating extraordinarily well to and between students, faculty, our Board of Directors, and other staff to accomplish the goals of the organization. Personal Growth – In consultation with the Executive Director and Director of Programming, interns have the opportunity to select an area of personal interest to explore through readings and experience. Personal Fundraising - Half of the salary for the position will be raised by the Graduate Intern by leveraging our existing donor database and their own networks to support their position in ministry. To Apply: Please send your resume and completed Graduate Intern Application to Sherri Whittington at sherri@faithreasontomfoolery.org. Deadline to apply is April 15, 2018 (although rolling applicants are considered). The Graduate Intern Application can be found on the Job Opportunities page on our website.

Posting Dates: 
03/05/2018 to 04/15/2018
Job Type: 
Full time
Job Category: 
Ministry, Non-Church
Contact Name: 
Sherri Whittington
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