Area Ministry Director - Upstate NY

InterVarsity’s Graduate & Faculty Ministries (GFM) seeks an Area Director to plant and develop ministry serving graduate students and faculty in Upstate New York. The current ministry serves several chapters of graduate and professional students at the University of Buffalo, University of Rochester, and Cornell University, as well as a faculty fellowship drawing from universities throughout the Buffalo area. There is significant opportunity to plant new ministry and expand witness among grad students and faculty on campuses throughout Upstate NY.

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

Photo credit: JimsFlicker via flickr

State: New York
Job Status: Full Time / Exempt
Job Team: Graduate & Faculty Ministries
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.