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. Job positions below are separated into two sections, based on whether they are funded by the organization or by ministry partner development (also known as support raising or deputized fundraising).

Funded by the organizationFunded by Ministry Partner Development

Current Job Openings - Funded by the organization

Volunteer Coordinator Administrative Assistant

Part-time position

Description: The Volunteer Coordinator Administrative Assistant will help manage the volunteer coordinator’s email inbox by addressing common email requests/issues from volunteers and students. In addition, this role will assist in new volunteer on-boarding by following up prospective volunteers or references, monitoring the on-boarding pipeline, and helping newly activated volunteers connect with students. Other tasks will involve running reports and managing data in Salesforce.

Qualifications: Technology proficient (familiar with using Internet and mobile apps for work), teachable and enjoys learning new skills, good verbal and non-verbal communication skills, able to work with a diverse population, able to problem-solve creatively, and work independently.

Interested? Please fill out the form on this page.

HR Assistant

Part-time position

Description: The Human Resource Assistant manages the day-to-day operations of the Human Resources office. The HR Assistant handles employment application intake, HRIS data entry, assists employees and supervisors with basic interpretation of HR policies, answers phones for HR department and other projects with the HR Administrator.

Qualifications: High School diploma or equivalent required, plus one year of office/clerical support experience.

Interested? Please fill out the form on this page.

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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Current Job Openings - Funded by Ministry Partner Development

The positions below are funded by Ministry Partner Development (MPD), also known as support raising or deputized fundraising. Our staff on-boarding process is outlined in the graphic below.

Career Process Infographic

Deputy Communications Director

Full-time position

Description: The overall role of the Deputy Communications Director is to assist the Communications Director to guide the strategy for all communications, website, and public relations messages and collateral to consistently articulate IFI’s mission. Responsibilities may include developing social media strategies, filming and editing videos, designing graphics, updating web pages, copywriting and more.

Qualifications: Minimum of a Bachelor degree. Minimum of three (3) years of work experience that encompasses online media, graphic design, video production and copywriting. Proficient use of Adobe Creative Cloud apps, including, but not limited to, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere Pro and Audition.

Interested? Please fill out the form on this page.

IT Director

Full-time position

Description: The IT Director is responsible for assisting the Chief Operating Officer, Communications Director, and other IFI leaders, in advancing IFI’s mission through implementing improved technology solutions. Responsibilities may include supervising other IT staff, developing/evaluating software solutions, troubleshooting and purchasing hardware, monitoring security of financial, donor and other constituent data and more.

Qualifications: Minimum of a Bachelor degree. Minimum of three (3) years of work experience that encompasses IT and software development. Experience with web technologies (eg. HTML, JavaScript, JSON), Python, PHP, and relational databases (MariaDB, PostgreSQL, SQL Server), and experience managing Windows Server and an Active Directory environment.

Interested? Please fill out the form on this page.

City Directors

Description:The overall role of the City Director is to recruit, coordinate, train and lead the City Impact Team in the fulfillment of the IFI vision. The City Director will speak on behalf of IFI in the churches of a certain geographical area and develop funding to support the joint local ministry.


Qualifications: Minimum education of a Bachelor Degree. Minimum of three (3) years work experience that encompasses management and leadership. Experience in cross-cultural ministry. Experience with word processing, spreadsheets, Google Docs or equivalent web based tools to facilitate the work at hand.

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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