Careers

Interested in serving with IFI?

Whether you're graduating from college and looking to launch into full-time ministry, or already have an established international student ministry and are looking to partner with IFI, we'd love to work with you! Please fill out the form on this page to start the conversation with us. Our staff on-boarding process is outlined in the graphic below.

Career Process Infographic

Unless otherwise noted, all positions are funded through ministry partner development.

Current Job Openings

Development Coordinator - Columbus

Funding: Funded by the organization • Full-time position

Description: The overall role of the Development Coordinator - Columbus is to meet directly with donors and prospective donors, as well as, coaching, leading, and equipping champions within the organization to engage and invite others to participate (give, serve, pray) in God’s work through International Friendships (IFI).

TAKE ON A DONOR SEGMENT • FOCUS ON ONE AREA • MEET w/ DONORS and PROSPECTIVE DONORS

Qualifications: Minimum education of a Bachelor degree. Demonstrable experience communicating clearly through multiple modes (phone, letter, email, text, in-person, etc). Experience with word processing, spreadsheets, Google Docs or equivalent web based tools to facilitate the work at hand. Experience with nonprofits and Christian ministries is a plus.

Interested? Please fill out the form on this page.


Development Director - Columbus

Funding: Funded by the organization • Full-time position

Description: The overall role of the Development Director - Columbus is to develop, communicate, and execute a fundraising strategy for International Friendships (IFI) in Central Ohio so that the Kingdom of God is extended throughout the nations through current and former international students are equipped as disciple-makers. This includes meeting directly with donors and prospective donors, as well as, coaching, leading, and equipping champions within the organization to engage and invite others to participate (give, serve, pray) in God’s work through IFI.

CREATE A DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY • COMMUNICATE, LEAD, and MODEL EXECUTION OF THAT STRATEGY

Qualifications: Minimum education of a Bachelor degree. Minimum of two (2) years of work experience in fundraising or similar experience that would show an ability to work in this environment. Demonstrable experience communicating clearly through multiple modes (phone, letter, email, text, in-person, etc). Demonstrable experience leading and working with a team. Experience with word processing, spreadsheets, Google Docs or equivalent web based tools to facilitate the work at hand. Experience with nonprofits and Christian ministries is a plus.

Interested? Please fill out the form on this page.


HR Generalist

Funding: Funded by the organization • Part-time position

Description: The Human Resource Generalist manages the day-to- day operations of the Human Resources office. The HR Generalist manages the administration of the human resources policies, procedures, and programs. The HR Generalist carries out responsibilities in the following functional areas: department development, employee relations, training and development, benefits, compensation, organizational development, and employment.

Qualifications: Advanced course work in human resources, minimum of three (3) years of work experience that encompasses HR management, five (5) years of experience in the HR field or any similar combination of education and experience. Preferred Education and Experience: minimum of a Bachelor degree, SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) credential.

Interested? Please fill out the form on this page.


Campus Ministers

Description: International Friendships, Inc. (IFI) is seeking individuals and couples who would like to serve on campus sharing the love of Jesus with international students. Campus ministers with IFI contact internationals, plan outreach events, meet students 1-1 and in small groups for Bible study and discipleship, and serve in a variety of other ways that address the physical, social, and spiritual needs of internationals students and scholars. Campus ministers develop a prayer and financial support team as part of their ministry.

Qualifications: Good relational skills, experience in evangelism and discipleship, strong personal initiative, growing relationship with Jesus, and faith in Christ as personal Lord and Savior.

Interested? Please fill out the form on this page.


International Student Ministry Apprenticeship Program (ISMAP)

Description: ISMAP is a one-year mentoring program in Columbus OH, designed to develop the skills necessary to effectively minister to international students on American campuses. Learning takes place in a group environment with other apprentices. Apprentices gain practical experience in coordinating trips, leading a Bible study with students, and other international student ministry activities. Emphasis is on applying of what is learned to current ministry, as well as potential future cross-cultural ministry. The goal is to develop workers who disciple international students returning home to “make Christ known among the nations.” IFI partners with Bible colleges to provided year-long internships.

Applicants qualifications: People who are looking to ministry to international students on American campuses with a willingness to be a part of a pioneering team on new campuses. Also, people looking to serve overseas who have finished academic ministry training and are looking to get practical cross-cultural experience through working with international students.

Contact: Russ Sermon, ISMAP Director, via or by calling (614) 294-2434.

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ISEED Training Internships

Description: The ISEED (International Students as Equipped and Empowered Disciples) Training Internships are a one-year discipleship training program in Columbus OH, designed to help students grow as effective disciples and discern and prepare for their life calling, so they can have a greater impact on their sphere of influence.  Interns will spend half their time working. Candidates must have good organizational and communication skills and the maturity to follow through on all assignments and ministry projects.  They must be teachable, willing to take initiative, flexible, and obedient and attentive to God's calling in their life.

Applicants: Christian international students who are about to graduate should consider this opportunity to obtain practical work experience AND have extended time to grow in their faith and testimony.  Students looking for an unpaid summer internship can also apply for the ISEED Summer program from May 15 - August 15.

Contact: ISEED Program Director, via  or by calling (614) 294-2434.

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