Field Operations Director II

NOTE: This particular position serves closely with the Executive Director for Field Operations and Strategic Projects and is located at the National Service Center in Madison, Wisconsin.

Through our campus ministry we see God’s transforming work among students and faculty from all ethnic groups and areas of the campus.  Undergirding these ministry efforts are a wide range of administrative and operational functions that allow campus staff and supervisors to focus on reaching students and faculty. Serving as an administrative leader you provide essential support for an aspect of Field Ministry. It is critical work that advances our vision to see students and faculty transformed, campuses renewed and world changers developed. Important facets of our ministry cannot be done without your leadership and support.

Serving in this position you provide support and leadership by managing office administration; event planning, meeting coordination, managing records related to national requirements, and communicating with audiences internal and external to InterVarsity. In some cases, you supervise the work of others. You exercise a wide degree of creativity and latitude. Relying on your experience and good judgment you act independently on behalf of your supervisor to accomplish goals and objectives.

ESSENTIAL COMMITMENTS / RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Pursuing maturity as a disciple of Jesus Christ so that your life and work increasingly reflects a growing love for God, God's Word, God's people of every ethnicity and culture, and God’s purposes in the world
  • Supervising, delegating, and coordinating the work of other administrative staff as assigned
  • Coordinating the recruitment and work of volunteers and volunteer teams as assigned
  • Conducting performance reviews for direct reports
  • Working with a network of Field Ministry staff and volunteers so that our work reflects Biblical standards of excellence, integrity, and partnership
  • Keeping up with social media trends
  • Gathering a team of partners – churches and individuals (including alumni and community members) – who will resource the ministry you are engaged in.
  • Raising an agreed amount of funding for the ministry as agreed upon with your supervisor

CORE COMPETENCIES

  • Self-Leadership
  • Resourcefulness and Results
  • Partnering with Others

WORK ENVIRONMENT/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

This position leads ministry in an administrative environment. A designated office space may or may not be available. The staff is required to travel to on-campus and off- campus sites as appropriate. Off-campus travel includes, but is not limited to: student ministry conferences, Ministry Partnership Development meetings, and InterVarsity- sponsored training sessions, meetings, and conferences. The staff is regularly required to communicate with others, and routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets, etc. This is largely a sedentary role; however, some filing is required. This would require the ability to lift files, open filing cabinets and bend or stand as necessary. The employee must occasionally lift office products and supplies weighing up to 20 pounds.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Annually affirm InterVarsity’s Statement of Agreement (Doctrinal Basis and Purpose Statement), as well as embrace InterVarsity’s Code of Conduct, affirmations on the ministry of women in InterVarsity, and statements on Biblical multiethnicity and human sexuality
  • Prior or current experience with InterVarsity as a staff member or student strongly preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent education/experience
  • Four or more years previous administrative, and event management experience preferred
  • Project management skills, including the ability to monitor and coordinate a wide variety of reports
  • Project management and event management certification desired
  • Familiarity with web based applications and tools such as Google Docs, Skype, Survey Monkey, Mail Chimp, and collaboration technology
  • Ability to organize events, workflow, and the details involved and work under pressure of deadlines
  • Available to travel for business to local and out-of-town management meetings, including the triennial Urbana Student Missions Conference and National Staff Conference
  • Ability and willingness to ask others for financial, prayer and practical help

How to Apply

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

​​*If located in California, Delaware, Massachusetts, Oregon, Puerto Rico, New Orleans (LA), New York City (NY), or Philadelphia (PA), use the General Application – without salary history

  1. Completed InterVarsity Staff/Pastor Reference
  2. Completed General OR Employment Reference
  3. Email the completed application along with cover letter and resume to Jason Thomas.

Internal candidates must submit:

  1. Internal Application
  2. Email the completed application to Jason Thomas.
 

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.