Area Ministry Director- Louisiana

Louisiana: As a state with a unique history and ethnic makeup, Louisiana boasts of a robust ethnic diversity and is the home to over 40 universities and institutions of higher education including Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge and Tulane University in New Orleans (both Research 1 institutions), the University of New Orleans (Research 2) and six Historically Black Colleges/Universities, including Southern University in Baton Rouge.  On the LSU, Tulane, UNO and Southern campuses we hope to plant and nourish vibrant communities of graduate students and faculty (or support pre-existing communities) who are witnessing to Christ at the intersection of campus and church as we walk with God in renewing the people, ideas and structures of the university.  Additionally, there are over 30 smaller institutions in which we’d like to form new Faculty Communities or assist existing ones.

Description: InterVarsity Christian Fellowship’s Graduate and Faculty Ministries (GFM) is seeking an Area Director (AD) to plant and build campus communities of students and faculty throughout the state.   He or she will plant and nurture ministries that give expression to our Core Commitments.  In addition, the AD will recruit and hire additional staff for strategic locations across Louisiana, as well as provide ongoing training, support and supervision of these staff as the team grows.

Requirements: In addition to qualities all GFM Staff should possess, this person will be in a planting context and will need strong gifts in leadership and a commitment to evangelism.  The right candidate will have a deep appreciation for our mission field.  A graduate degree is preferred but not required.  He/she will engage and initiate with a diversity of people, cast vision for a robust Christian presence in academic departments, and gather students and faculty into communities centered on mission.   All staff are expected to raise their ministry budget and will receive training in Ministry Partner Development.  All applicants must be able to express a strong sense of calling to this mission.  Due to the location of the institutions with the largest graduate student populations, being located in the Baton Rouge or New Orleans areas is preferred.

InterVarsity’s Graduate and Faculty Ministries is committed to the spiritual formation and personal development of each person, belonging to a Christian community, a lifestyle of evangelism and service, and integrating faith, learning, and practice.  This staff person will need to embrace and engage the organizational breadth of InterVarsity.  For a greater sense our ministry with graduate and professional students and faculty, visit

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
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.