Associate Director Faculty Ministries - Undergraduate Line Engagement

To advance the purpose of InterVarsity, this position will have significant shared national leadership with the Faculty Ministry Director and has spiritual leadership and pastoral supervisory responsibility across the nation.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

Personal:              

  • Be a maturing disciple of Jesus Christ: growing in love for God, God's Word, God's people of every ethnicity and culture, and God's purposes in the world

Ministry Leadership:

  • In partnership with the National Faculty Ministry Director and the National Faculty Ministry Team, lead the national development of Faculty Ministry on 2500 campuses by 2030:
    • Create and implement national strategies empowering undergraduate line (90% of InterVarsity’s ministry) to engage faculty as ministry partners and plant faculty prayer groups on 2500 campuses
    • Create and implement national training and resources for undergraduate line
    • Partner with and support undergraduate line Staff Directors to set and evaluate ministry goals for increasing faculty ministry in their Regions and Areas.
    • Serve and be fully engaged in the National Faculty Ministry Leadership Team
    • Share with the Director of FM in national leadership by:
      • Leading growth as a staff worshiping community, depending on God in prayer
      • Partnering in setting the spiritual vision and direction for Faculty Ministry 
      • Strategically recruiting, hiring and placing faculty ministry coordinators and staff
      • Developing area, regional and nation-wide faculty programs calling faculty to the Faculty Four Loves:  God, campus, academic discipline and world
      • Providing training, coaching and modeling to equip all staff to serve faculty in faculty communities and as ministry partners
      • Enhancing the proclamation and demonstration of the gospel among faculty
      • Networking with like-minded partner ministries and churches
      • Creating national strategic plan to reach faculty “corners” such as R1 universities, community colleges, Black Scholars & Professionals, etc. 
      • Researching and Experimenting with faculty growth strategies including evangelism, prayer group planting, chapter planting
    • Engage regularly in ministry to faculty
    • Engage positively with the supervision you receive from your staff director
    • Develop/Oversee/Implement:  strategic projects, training programs, and team meetings – as delegated by FM Director                                                                                                                        

Pastoral Supervision (as delegated)

  • Assist in providing for the specific pastoral care and personal development of those on the Faculty Ministry Leadership Team (FMLT).
  • Assist in providing for the training and professional development of those on FMLT
  • Partner in the supervision, leadership and fund development work of those on FMLT
  • Supervise specific FMLT staff, as delegated 
  • Mentor Faculty ministry staff with identifiable leadership potential
  • Coach campus ministry staff as they engage with faculty
  • Provide ongoing feedback and evaluation of staff including annual performance reviews
  • Develop and supervise teams as delegated

Maintain sound financial status through budget management, fund development, and expense control:

  • Raise agreed upon personal support
  • Maintain expenses within established annual budget
  • Develop a team of personal prayer and financial support
  • Raise strategic funds for the focused ministry as needed
  • Assist in ministry partner development (MPD) and ensure MPD training is provided for staff in the focused ministry

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Annually affirm InterVarsity’s Statement of Faith
  • Ongoing call to InterVarsity and its mission
  • Undergraduate degree required, graduate level degree or training in the areas of theology or management preferred
  • Minimum five years prior work experience with InterVarsity or other campus ministry strongly preferred
  • 3 years’ experience in supervision and training preferred
  • Demonstrated ability and commitment to work in a diverse team environment
  • Willingness to receive ongoing training
  • Willingness to travel periodically
  • Working knowledge of current Microsoft Software applications (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)
  • Excellent social, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated analytical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Skilled at team building and developing consensus and momentum in group projects and processes
  • Strong interpersonal and cross-cultural skills
  • Ability to nurture spiritual, personal, and vocational growth of staff
  • Demonstrated ability to resolve conflict, including cross-cultural conflict
  • Ability to organize events and manage the details involved
  • Ability to take charge of teams and tasks; work independently without close supervision
 

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.