Associate Regional Ministry Director - Great Lakes West

*Note: This posting is for 2 positions in the Great Lakes West region.

Over the next 13 years, we long to see a revival on campuses across Illinois and Indiana as we plant and grow witnessing communities that reach all corners of every campus. 

The Great Lakes West (GLW) Region has been in a turnaround season for the past 3 years. After 10 plus years of decline, we have moved toward a season of more health and dependence upon God. We have seen God move us and our ministry toward a thriving mission on our current 42 campuses and we long to see a vibrant witness on all of the 159 campuses in our region. 

Some of the particular opportunities and challenges we face are:

GLW Opportunities:

  • Regional Leadership Team  Leadership  - The RLT continues to develop as a team and working toward a thriving ministry across Illinois and Indiana.  We have a strong group of Area Directors and Regional Coordinators.  
  • Cross-Cultural Vision – We are seeing progress in cross-cultural ministry and empowering mission from every corner toward every corner of the campus.
  • Ministry turnaround – We have seen a significant growth in being a healthy missional community as staff and student ministries are seeing ministry depth and growth as a result.

GLW Challenges:

  • Limited Planting success across region - We have tried several approaches to planting new chapters and have seen limited success .  We need to have key “wins” or success in the next couple of years. 
  • Funding – The region is in a stable financial situation yet the funding needs of staff (particularly staff of color) are real and growing. 
  • Student leadership development/empowerment – The region has done well at developing student leaders and needs to make significant strides to empower students to be movement leaders (leaders of leaders) to move toward our 2030 calling

Additional information regarding this position and the Great Lakes West Region can be found in the Position Description and Position Description Addendum documents below. Please contact Chris Swiney for more information.

How to Apply

For External Applicants:

  1. Complete InterVarsity General Application*

​​If located in California, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Massachusetts, Oregon, Vermont, Puerto Rico, Albany and Westchester Counties (NY), New Orleans (LA), New York City (NY), or Philadelphia (PA),  use the General Application – without salary history

  1. Complete the Regional Ministry Director Application
  2. Complete InterVarsity Staff Reference
  3. Complete Person Under Applicants Leadership Reference
  4. Complete Pastoral Affirmation
  5. Submit application materials, updated resume, and proof of degree to chris.swiney@intervarsity.org.

For Internal Applicants:

  1. Complete the Regional Ministry Director Application
  2. Complete InterVarsity Staff Reference
  3. Complete InterVarsity Supervisor Reference
  4. Complete Person Under Applicants Leadership Reference
  5. Complete Pastoral Affirmation
  6. Submit application materials and updated resume to Chris Swiney
 

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