Director, Program Management Office

To advance the purpose of InterVarsity, this position will develop and direct the functions of program management, technology governance and business analysis. This role supports the goals of InterVarsity through effective prioritization, management, monitoring and completion of strategic projects on time, on scope and on budget and will build organizational capability in effective project and program management. The role will also work closely with the Vice President, Technology to accelerate the ministry of InterVarsity through providing strategic leadership in program management, consultative services and technology governance in partnership with the Strategic Planning Office as we advance witnessing communities of Christ followers on every corner of every campus.


  • 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.
  • Communicate vision for project management and technology governance as a critical mission accelerator.
  • Create and lead a center of excellence for program/project management, technology governance and business analysis.
  • Establish a consistent process for the identification, selection, prioritization, monitoring and completion of strategic projects and assist the Strategic Planning Officer to manage projects and programs composing the Strategic Plan.
  • Develop and implement a standard tool set of project and program management processes for use across organization.
  • Develop and subsequently implement an organization wide process for technology governance.
  • Develop and implement an effective model for management of project capacity at InterVarsity.
  • Develop and maintain a long-range project timeline to facilitate planning across the movement.
  • In partnership with leadership , collaborate to champion business process improvements that enable organizational processes to scale and rely on enhanced technology.

  • Provide training and consultative services in partnership with other lines to support their strategic initiatives.
  • Recruit, hire, train, develop, supervise, and retain project and program managers to loan to project sponsors to run key strategic projects.
  • Develop and manage annual budgets for programs and efforts in accordance with InterVarsity policies and procedures. 

  • Select and implement technology as needed to assist in program/project management.
  • Develop a funding base (amount to be determined)


  • Annually affirm InterVarsity’s Statement of Faith. Abide by InterVarsity’s Code of Conduct.
  • Thorough knowledge of or the ability to learn: the purpose, vision, ministries and policies of InterVarsity.
  • Theological acuity and spiritual maturity.
  • Bachelor’s degree required.  Master’s degree preferred in Project Management, Business Administration, or related field.
  • A working knowledge of current Microsoft software applications (Office365, Word, Access, Excel, and PowerPoint); a willingness to learn ERP and CRM technologies.
  • Five or more years of experience in management of complex projects and supervision of project teams.
  • PMP certification strongly preferred.
  • Experience leading complex cross-functional projects involving enterprise solutions.
  • Excellent leader who can effectively leverage team; leads by example, and demonstrate leadership capabilities in negotiation, problem solving, decision making, and delegation.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in managing multiple projects, tasks, details and complex projects.
  • An ability to communicate complex topics in a simple and straightforward manner to diverse audiences both verbally and in writing.
  • Creative problem solving, and a disciplined, detailed and diligent approach to project management.
  • Strong financial acumen. Experience preparing and managing department and project budgets.
  • Commitment to work/collaborate with others in a diverse, cross cultural team environment, including conflict resolution and leadership when crossing cultures.
  • Willing to develop a prayer and financial support team.
  • Willingness to travel.
City Madison
State: Wisconsin
Job Status: Full Time / Exempt
Job Team: Finance & Administration
VP Area: Finance & Administration

How to Apply

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

*If located in California, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Massachusetts, New York, Oregon, Puerto Rico, Vermont, or New Orleans (LA) use the General Application – without salary history

  1. Completed InterVarsity Staff/Pastor 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.