Director of Philanthropy

Number of Openings: 2

Locations:  (2) Eastern US

InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA is experiencing tremendous growth and fruit in our ministry on college campuses. To continue growing, we are seeking talented fundraisers who are committed to our mission and can identify, cultivate genuine relationships with, and solicit funds from major donors for national priorities and territorial/regional priorities as they align with national priorities.

The purpose of Intervarsity Christian Fellowship/USA is to establish and advance at colleges and universities witnessing communities of students and faculty who follow Jesus as Savior and Lord: growing in love for God, God’s Word, God’s people of every ethnicity and culture, and God’s purposes in the world. We are currently in the home stretch of a national fundraising campaign focused on growing our witnessing communities and strengthening evangelism and discipleship. The financial goal is $81M in cash and planned gifts.

InterVarsity is dedicated to engaging our philanthropic partners well. Our President, Tom Lin, commits a significant amount of his time to meeting with partners alongside the Philanthropy Team. And our Executive Leadership Team desires to increase their involvement in the major gift fundraising process. President Lin is also currently leading a process to envision what InterVarsity can become in the next decade as we seek to connect with students and faculty in every corner of every campus.

If you believe the college experience is pivotal and if your gifts align with our needs, this is an excellent opportunity for you.

This is a remote position; candidates will ideally live in the Eastern United States.


  • Major gift fundraising: 45%.  Engage donors and prospects who have the capacity to make significant gifts to support and transform InterVarsity and help them accomplish their philanthropic goals.
  • Donor Visit Preparation and Follow-up: 45% 
  • Team Meetings, Training, Video Call Meetings, and IVCF National Conferences and Events:10%


  • Annually affirm InterVarsity’s Statement of Faith
  • Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree preferred
  • Demonstrate skills and experience of a major gift officer, is familiar with moves management strategies and practices and has applied them with major donors.
  • Significant major donor fund development experience with a minimum of 5-7 years of transferable professional experience. Familiarity with moves management.
  • Passionate about InterVarsity’s mission to be a redeeming influence in higher education 

How to Apply

External candidates must submit:
  1. Completed InterVarsity General Application*

*If located in Alabama, Atlanta (GA), California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Maine, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Puerto Rico, Vermont, or Washington use the General Application – without salary history

  1. Completed Pastor/InterVarsity Staff Reference
  2. Completed Employment Reference
  3. Email the completed application along with cover letter and resume to Human Resources.

Internal candidates must submit:

  1. Updated Resume
  2. Internal Application
  3. Email the completed application to Human Resources.

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.