Area Ministry Director - Michigan

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 shape, develop and lead a team of Graduate & Faculty Ministries staff.

A few Michigan facts:

  • Michigan is home to 93 colleges and universities, including eight research universities
  • Michigan State University, University of Michigan, Wayne State University and Western Michigan University currently serve close to 40,000 graduate students
  • We have active GFM groups on three of these campuses and are eager to reach out to more faculty members and graduate students in the state.
  • Michigan is a state rich in natural beauty with diverse cities and university towns which are conducive to enjoying life and ministry!

This opportunity will include vision casting, supervising the current staff team, growing a network of ministry-partners and volunteers, shaping strategies & programs, recruiting new campus staff members, and experiencing the dynamism of campus ministry in a first-hand way!  Some previous supervisory experience is highly desirable for this role.


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


*The photo was taken by Melodie Marske.

State: Michigan
Job Status: Full-Time / Exempt
Compensation Range: $51,516 to $68,700
Job Team: Graduate & Faculty Ministries
VP Area: Field 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.