Area Ministry Director - GFM Metro NYC

InterVarsitys Graduate & Faculty Ministries (GFM) seeks an Area Director to lead a diverse and growing team serving graduate students and faculty in the Metro New York City area. Located in one of the most university-dense regions in the country, New York City has 11 Research 1 and Research 2 Universities, with particular strength in educating students for vocations in business, journalism, the arts, law, global studies, and international affairs. The current GFM Metro NYC team consists of 10 GFM staff and volunteers who serve 9 chapters (PhD, Law, MBA, Healthcare, Faculty, etc.) at New York University and Columbia University, as well as emerging chapters at Stony Brook University and CUNY Grad School. Our vision is for this Area Director to continue developing the ministries at NYU, Columbia, Stony Brook, and CUNY, and to expand to the 7 additional R1 and R2 universities in the New York City area.  This is a significant opportunity to plant new ministry and expand witness among grad students and faculty.

The ideal candidate has previous supervisory experience, can build and lead healthy teams, has strong cultural competency and people skills, and enjoys working with a diverse and committed group of staff and volunteers. This person must be prayerful and able to clearly articulate a vision for planting and growing witnessing communities of graduate students and faculty which draws in ministry partners, potential GFM staff, and missional students and faculty leaders. Theological education and/or advanced degrees are considered an asset.

The GFM Area Director will provide leadership to plant ministry on new campuses and develop the ministry on existing campuses, advancing InterVarsitys mission through clear goals and objectives. This GFM Area Director will hire, supervise, and develop campus ministry staff and volunteers. This AD will regularly gather the team, create and implement Area-wide programs, and raise personal and ministry funds.

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

City New York City
State: New York
Job Status: Full Time / Exempt
Job Team: Northeastern 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.