Faculty Ministry Staff - Downstate Illinois and Indiana

InterVarsity Christian Fellowship’s Graduate and Faculty Ministries is seeking a growing follower of Jesus Christ with vision for ministry in the academy and a heart to serve those who serve in the academic context in downstate Illinois and Indiana.  This person will have the opportunity to do ministry with faculty at various campuses South of Chicago in Illinois and in Indiana.  The Mission of InterVarsity's Faculty Ministry is encouraging and equipping Christian scholars to flourish and be a redeeming influence among the people, ideas and structures of higher education.

A few Downstate Illinois & Indiana facts

  • Indiana is home to 46 colleges and Universities. 
  • Outside of the Chicago, Illinois metro area there are over 30 public and private colleges and universities.  
  • Faculty ministry with Intervarsity is increasing across the country as we plant new chapters.
  • Indiana and Downstate Illinois are rich in natural beauty with diverse cities and university towns which are conducive to enjoying life and ministry!

In faculty ministry, the staff person will be engaged in

  • Building faculty witnessing communities
  • Helping faculty live out their faith within their respective disciplines
  • Guiding faculty in being examples of Christian faith in the academy
  • Assisting faculty in discovering appropriate ways to influence students for Christ


  • A self-starter who demonstrates a passion for building witnessing communities
  • A deep appreciation for and understanding of faculty, academic staff, administrators and the academy
  • Theological education and/or advanced degrees are considered an asset.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to help organize, support, encourage and extend hospitality to a diverse range of people

This staff person will need to embrace & engage the organizational breadth of InterVarsity.  For a greater sense our ministry with graduate and professional students and faculty, visit gfm.intervarsity.org.

How to Apply

Only applicants who meet the following qualifications will be considered for next steps:

  • A graduate degree is preferred. A completed Bachelor's degree is required
  • Staff must raise the funds needed for their salary, benefits and ministry expenses from churches and individuals
  • Additional qualifications required for specific positions
For Further Consideration
2. Send an email with your resume or CV to Nan Schilling
For Further Exploration

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.