Area Ministry Director - Wisconsin

Graduate & Faculty Ministries Area Director in Wisconsin

Influencing the Hearts & Minds of Faculty and Graduate Students in Wisconsin!

This could be your opportunity to shape and develop a team of Graduate & Faculty Ministries staff for the state of Wisconsin!  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 develop and lead this team.  With ministry hubs in Madison and Milwaukee, candidates could choose to live in either of these vibrant cities.

A few Wisconsin facts:

• Wisconsin is home to 85 colleges and universities

• The University of Wisconsin – Madison is the largest public university in the state and the “anchor” of the UW System of 25 campuses, with over 42,000 students (including nearly 12,000 graduate students.)  Marquette University, in Milwaukee, is the state’s largest private University with 12,000 students. Over 3,600 of these students are in graduate programs.

• We have active GFM groups on both of these campuses and are eager to reach out to more faculty members and graduate students in the state.

• Wisconsin 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 networking with a core ministry-partner team of campus staff and local volunteers, shaping strategies & programs, developing the staff team, and experiencing the dynamism of campus ministry in a first-hand way! Some previous supervisory experience is highly desirable for this role.

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


• 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

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.