Executive Director of the InterVarsity Institute

To advance the purpose of InterVarsity, this position will organize will lead an externally-focused ministry which increases InterVarsity’s contribution to and recognition in the Church by training and platforming select InterVarsity staff (i.e., Fellows and Senior Fellows) to serve individuals, organizations, and networks as consultants, teachers, and preachers.


  • 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

Develop Ministry Infrastructure:

  • Create a three-year business plan to launch the Institute with a goal of 20-30 engagements per year at the end of the three-year process
  • Select and develop training for Institute consulting methodologies
  • Design marketing and communications strategies in partnership for Institute and Fellows and Senior Fellows with the Vice President of Communications

Design Content Strategy:

  • Identify core practice areas which reflect the intersection of InterVarsity’s best contributions and the greatest areas of need among external partners
  • Curate and develop resources in core practice areas
  • Create strategy to communicate core practice area knowledge through in-person, on-line, and media

Build Relationships with External Partners:

  • Represent InterVarsity and the Institute with potential clients (e.g., Christian universities, denominational leaders, ministry executives, etc.)
  • Work with Directors of Catalytic Partnerships to increase engagement with external partners
  • Oversee client engagement from negotiating contracts to post-engagement evaluation

Develop Fellows and Senior Fellows:

  • Identify core practice areas and protocols for the selection of Institute Fellows and Senior Fellows and for the financial arrangements around external engagements
  • Mentor Fellows and Senior Fellows as consultants, brand ambassadors, and disciples
  • Develop pipeline for Fellows and Senior Fellows

Provide General Administration:

  • Develop and contact a list of potential donors
  • Work within InterVarsity’s policies and procedures
  • Report to primary supervisors in a timely manner
  • Keep expenses within budget


  • Annually affirm InterVarsity’s Statement of Faith
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience is required
  • Minimum 10yrs experience in donor cultivation and/or developing organizational partnerships 
  • Minimum 5yrs experience in supervision of people and/or processes
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to maintain accurate records and files
  • Ability to work independently without close supervision

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.