Area Ministry Director - GFM Chicago

Touching Hearts & Minds in a World-Class City

This could be your opportunity to shape the development of a top-notch team in Chicagoland! InterVarsity Christian Fellowship’s Graduate & Faculty Ministries is looking for a growing follower of Jesus Christ with vision for ministry in the academy & a heart for the city to lead a team into the future.

Chicagoland facts:

  • Over 116 colleges & universities in the State
  • 22,000+ graduate students at two of the leading institutions
  • Over 6,000 faculty at the institutions noted above
  • Over 9,000 international students & scholars at the leading institutions
  • All of this in one of the foremost metropolitan areas in the US (boasting a population base of some 9 million people!)

This opportunity will include networking with a core ministry-partner team of volunteers, shaping strategy & program, investing in the staff team, and experiencing the dynamism of campus ministry in a first-hand way, as well!

To get a sense of the breadth of our ministry with graduate/professional students & faculty visit To learn more about current our ministry in Chicago visit


  • A deep appreciation for and understanding of graduate students, faculty, and the academy
  • At least a bachelor’s degree (further education preferred)
  • Good communication & interpersonal skills
  • Ability to organize, support & encourage
  • Some supervisory experience
City Chicagoland
State: Illinois
Job Status: Full-Time or Part-Time / Exempt
Job Team: Midwestern States
VP Area: Collegiate Ministries

How to Apply

Only applicants who meet the following qualifications will be considered for next steps:

  • A graduate degree is preferred. A completed Bachelor's degree is required
  • Staff must raise the funds needed for their salary, benefits and ministry expenses from churches and individuals
  • Additional qualifications required for specific positions
For Further Consideration
1. Complete the GFM Initial Interest Form
2. Send an email with your resume or CV to Nan Schilling
For Further Exploration

    InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA is both an equal opportunity employer and a faith-based religious organization. We conduct hiring without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, citizenship, age, sex, marital status, parental status, membership in any labor organization, political ideology, or disability of an otherwise qualified individual. The status of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA as an equal opportunity employer does not prevent the organization from hiring staff based on their religious beliefs so that all staff share the same religious commitment.

    Pursuant to the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 702 (42 U.S.C. 2000e 1(a)) InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA has the right to, and does, hire only candidates who agree with InterVarsity’s Statement of Agreement: Purpose and Doctrinal Basis.