InterVarsity’s 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. Our vision is for this Area Director to continue developing the ministries at NYU and Columbia and to expand to the other 9 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 InterVarsity’s 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 gfm.intervarsity.org.