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 General Secretary

The next IFES General Secretary will build on the legacy and strength of IFES, provide spiritual leadership, develop strong staff and regional teams, motivate both staff and students, navigate theological and relational issues and appeal to a strong donor base to help fund innovation and growth.

He or she will be able to build trust in an international setting, encourage partnership and collaboration, and co-create a strategy to further IFES mission in a rapidly changing student world.

The General Secretary will be a public voice for IFES, able to communicate well with our existing constituencies but also reach out to new audiences. He or she will help to bridge the generations represented by students, staff and our prayer and financial supporters.

He or she will be called upon for their fund development acumen and financial leadership, setting the tone and direction for development, fundraising and effective budgeting.

This is an extraordinary opportunity for the right leader, one who cares deeply about incarnating the Good News of Jesus Christ and helping to renew today’s global culture through student-led Christian witness.

An Opportunity Brief is available in English, French, and Spanish.

All enquiries should be directed to the recruitment consultant, Christiane St-Amour:

IFES is an organisation with a distinctive Christian ethos. This post is subject to an Occupational Requirement under provisions made in the Equality Act 2010. Applicants should therefore demonstrate a firm Christian commitment and be in full agreement with the IFES doctrinal basis and ethos statement.


IFES Global Ministries

There are no vacancies in the Global Ministries team at this time. Please contact if you have a specific enquiry.


IFES International Services (Asia)

There are no vacancies in the International Services (Asia) team at this time. Please contact if you have a specific enquiry.


IFES International Services (UK)

Vacancy for the position of Finance officer 
£23,409 - 26,010 plus pension. Part-time (17.5 hours), Oxford, UK. 

Closing date: 4 May
Interviews: week commencing 14 May


IFES International Services (USA)

There are no vacancies in the International Services (USA) team at this time. Please contact if you have a specific enquiry.


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.



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