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Minimum USD Salary: 25,709
Maximum USD Salary: 25,709


Company: International Friendships

Introducing IFI, and why you want to be a Japanese Ministry Specialist with us:

International Friendships, Inc. is a growing faith-based organization, whose mission is to extend life-changing hospitality and friendship to international college students. We do this by offering services, such as airport pickups, holiday hosting, temporary housing, conversation partnerships, and social events and trips.

Expected work schedule for the Japanese Ministry Specialist:

  • Full- or part-time, flexible schedule
  • Occasional evenings and/or weekends for specific events/projects
  • Attendance at several conferences each year, including IFI Staff Retreats

Pay structure for a Japanese Ministry Specialist:

  • Requires the development of a ministry partner team which supplies the necessary prayer and financial support to cover salary, benefits, and ministry expenses
  • Training is provided to develop a team of ministry partners
  • Pay range is typically between $25,709 and $80,000 after the period of support development, based on experience and other factors

Japanese Ministry Specialist Benefits:

  • Paid vacation, sick, holidays, and more (once eligible)
  • Health benefits (medical, dental, and vision) for eligible staff
  • Flexible hours and work-from-home availability
  • Work for a growing Christian organization
  • Staff care to support mental, social, and spiritual health for all staff

About the area and Responsibilities of a Japanese Ministry Specialist

The overall role of the Japanese Ministry Specialist is to assist IFI locations to serve international students from Japan in practical ways and train and equip students and volunteers for service to Japanese international students. While working on the National team in Columbus, OH, this job can be done remotely.

The Japanese Ministry Specialist will (list not all inclusive):

  • Develop and maintain financial and prayer partnerships for the budgeted needs of the role by sharing the vision of the ministry
  • Research and understand the needs of Japanese international students
  • Minister to Japanese international students by establishing connections, developing reproducing Bible discussion groups and 1-on-1 interactions, attending outreach activities, and discipling 3-4 Japanese students
  • Recruit and train Christians to serve on a campus ministry team, including developing training and programs to effectively develop relationships with Japanese international students
  • Connect with student associations and community groups

Qualifications needed of a Japanese Ministry Specialist, including Spiritual Characteristics

  • Adherence to IFI’s statement of faith, core values, and policies
  • Is faithful, loyal, and dedicated to IFI’s mandate from the Lord to extend life-changing hospitality and friendship to international students out of reverence for Jesus
  • Well organized with attention to detail and ability to complete tasks independently
  • Has a shepherd’s heart for Internationals, a teachable and submissive spirit, and spiritual maturity
  • Ability to work under stress and be flexible
  • Committed to sharing faith in the context of personal relationships and investing deeply in students’ lives
  • Proficient with technology, including Microsoft Office and Google applications

Education/Experience Preferred for a Japanese Ministry Specialist:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor degree
  • Minimum of three (3) years of living in Japan or serving Japanese International students/immigrants

International Friendships, Inc. (IFI) is a faith-based organization. Therefore, only those willing to adhere to IFI’s statement of faith, core values, and policies will be reviewed for this open position. International Friendships, Inc. is otherwise an equal opportunity employer.

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