Area Ministry Director - Indiana & Downstate Illinois

Shaping the Hearts and Minds of Faculty and Graduate Students in Indiana and Illinois!

This could be your opportunity to shape and develop a team of Graduate & Faculty Ministries staff for the heart of the Midwest. InterVarsity Christian Fellowship’s Graduate & Faculty Ministries (GFM) is looking for a growing follower of Jesus Christ with vision for ministry in the academy to develop and lead this team.

A few Downstate Illinois & Indiana facts

  • Indiana is home to 46 colleges and Universities, with hubs in Bloomington, Fort Wayne, Indianapolis and West Lafayette.  South of Chicago, Illinois is home to almost the same number of public and private colleges and universities.   Champaign-Urbana is the home of the University of Illinois main campus.
  • Graduate and Faculty Ministries are currently reaching faculty, graduate and professional students in Bloomington, Champaign-Urbana, Indianapolis and West Lafayette.
  • We are eager to reach out to more faculty members, graduate and professional students in these states.
  • Indiana and Downstate Illinois are rich in natural beauty with diverse cities and university towns which are conducive to enjoying life and ministry!

This opportunity will include networking with a core ministry-partner team of campus staff and local volunteers, shaping strategies and programs, developing the staff team, and experiencing the dynamism of campus ministry in a first-hand way! Some previous supervisory experience is highly desirable for this role.

To get a sense of the breadth of our ministry with graduate and professional students and faculty, please visit the Graduate & Faculty Ministries website.


  • A deep appreciation for/understanding of graduate students, faculty, and the academy
  • At least a bachelor’s degree (further education preferred)
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to lead, organize, support and encourage

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.