Link Ministry Staff Coordinator - Africa

To advance the purpose of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA, a Link Ministry Staff Coordinator (LSC)  will:

  • Participate in Link’s mobilization efforts focused on sending qualified staff to meet requests from IFES movements
  • Select, hire, and place new Link staff in collaboration with the Link Leadership Team (LLT)
  • Develop Christian community and ministry partnership with leaders in the IFES region(s) to which they are assigned
  • Facilitate ministry partnerships and exchanges between IFES regions or national movements and InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

Spiritual Growth:

  • Be a maturing disciple of Jesus Christ who grows in love for God, God's Word, God's people of every ethnicity and culture, and God's purposes in the world by:
  • Engage in spiritual leadership through teaching, preaching, discipling, leading Bible studies, and/or prayer and worship services in a local church or worshipping community

Provide Member Care:

  • Provide spiritual and vocational support to field staff by:
    • Ensuring staff have needed pastoral care and spiritual development in collaboration with IFES supervisors
    • Ensuring staff have ministry training and professional development in collaboration with IFES supervisors
    • Intervening in personal and team conflicts as requested by staff and IFES supervisors
    • Visiting the IFES region(s) annually and including personal visits to new Link staff within their first year on the field
  • Oversee the MPD work of Link staff
  • Provide regular feedback and evaluation to Link staff

Administration:

  • Provide administrative services and financial management that enables Link staff to flourish in their ministry placements
  • Ensure adherence to InterVarsity’s and InterVarsity Link’s policies, procedures, reporting requirements, and financial guidelines

Partnering with the International Fellowship of Evangelical Students (IFES):

  • Build strong, trusting relationships with IFES leaders in the region to which the LSC is assigned
  • Work with IFES leaders to develop Seconding Agreements
  • Attend regional and national conferences (at the request of IFES leaders) to lead in Bible study, worship, prayer, and ministry training

Recruiting, Selecting, Placing, and Orienting:

  • Develop strong, trusting relationships with InterVarsity/USA staff directors and staff
  • Be available to InterVarsity regions to serve at meetings and conferences
  • Collaborate in InterVarsity Link’s recruitment and mobilization efforts
  • Review applications, interview applicants, make hiring decision, and work with the IFES and the applicant to identify placement
  • Work with the Link Training Coordinator on Link Orientation and on debriefing resources

The Link Leadership Team (LLT):

  • Engage fully as a member of the LLT in order to contribute to the accomplishment of the teams’ plans

Minstry Partner Development (MPD):

  • Raise 100% of budget
  • Communicate regularly and frequently with ministry partners

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Annually affirm InterVarsity’s Statement of Agreement (Doctrinal Basis and Purpose Statement). Abide by InterVarsity’s Code of Conduct. Believe and behave in accordance with InterVarsity’s Human Sexuality Theological Paper. Affirm and behave in accordance with InterVarsity’s “Women in Ministry Statement of Affirmation”
  • Ongoing call to InterVarsity and the mission of the IFES
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 2+ years living abroad or its equivalent
  • Ministry experience which developed the ability to communicate spiritual vision, teach spiritual and biblical principles, plan ministry programs, and disciple others
  • Cross-cultural skills
  • Gifts in coaching, pastoral care, and training
  • Ability to supervise staff remotely and who live in high stress environments
  • Ability to organize ministry and training events
  • An ability and commitment to work collaboratively on a diverse, distributed team
  • A working knowledge of Microsoft software applications (Word, Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint)

 

How to Apply

 External candidates must submit:

  1. Completed Link Application
  2. Completed Pastor or Church Leader Reference
  3. Completed PIAL Reference
  4. Completed IV Staff or Ministry Supervisor Reference
  5. Completed Employer/Supervisor Reference
  6. Email all documents to link@intervarsity.org

Internal candidates must submit:

  1. Completed Link Application
  2. Completed Pastor or Church Leader Reference
  3. Completed PIAL Reference
  4. Completed IV Staff or Ministry Supervisor Reference
  5. Email all documents to link@intervarsity.org
 

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.