National Director Black Scholars & Professional Ministries

To advance the purpose of InterVarsity and the Black Scholars and Professionals (BSAP) Ministry, this position will provide vision and strategic leadership for the ministry to establish and advance witnessing communities that reach students and faculty from their focus community and develop them to follow Jesus as Savior and Lord. The Director will also work collaboratively across the Fellowship and build exceptional relationships with the Focused Ministries Leadership Team (FMLT) and others. It will have significant shared leadership both with the BSAP Coordinating Committee and the GFM Leadership Team to expand, develop, and shepherd InterVarsity’s BSAP Ministry.

The kingdom vision of Black Scholars and Professionals (BSAP) is to see a generation of African Americans and people of African descent who are graduate students, faculty, and/or professionals being transformed by Christ, being renewed in their academic pursuits or professional lives, and becoming agents of transformation within the Black community, the church, and the world. The foundation of BSAP is built on prayer and evangelism.

Leadership:

  • Develop and implement the national vision, purpose, and structure for the focused ministry
  • Ensure the goals, activities, and strategies of the focused ministry align with InterVarsity’s Doctrinal Basis, Purpose Statement, Core Commitments, and National Initiatives
  • Develop and execute a long-term strategic ministry plan for the focused ministry in line with InterVarsity’s Strategic Plan
  • Oversee ministry at Historically Black Colleges and Universities and help Regional Directors with contextualized regional strategies
  • Represent GFM as an active participant of the National BCM Leading Servants Team
  • Develop training modules and conference programs for the spiritual, personal and professional growth of BSAP students, faculty and staff with the help of the BSAP Coordinating Committee

Supervision:

  • Recruit, appoint/hire, train, develop, supervise and retain qualified team members, and collaborate on field hiring of focused ministry staff
  • Build an effective leadership team by facilitating strong collaboration, championing an understanding of organizational interdependencies, and fostering strategic 

Administration:

  • Develop and manage annual budgets for programs and ministries in accordance with InterVarsity policies and procedures
  • Assist in ensuring adherence to national policies, procedures, and reporting requirements

Partnerships & Public Relations:

  • Maintain healthy partnerships with personnel in the National Service Center (NSC) and be responsive in a timely manner to requests made by NSC departments
  • Build particularly strong working relationships with executive leadership, field staff directors, and focused ministries directors to ensure an integrated approach to field ministries

Ministry Partnership Development (MPD):

  • Maintain all department expenses within established annual budget
  • Develop a team of personal prayer and financial support

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Annually affirm InterVarsity’s Statement of Faith
  • Ongoing call to the mission of InterVarsity and the focused ministry
  • Bachelor's degree required, graduate degree preferred in the area of theology or missiology
  • Minimum six years’ InterVarsity, other campus ministry, or related experience required
  • Thorough knowledge of or the ability to learn: the purpose, vision, ministries and policies of InterVarsity
  • Supervisory and team building experience with the ability to build consensus and momentum in group projects and processes
  • Leadership skills, including negotiation, problem solving, decision making, and delegation
  • Strong relationship building skills and ability to collaborate effectively with all levels of staff, management, and members of the community (including ability to minister to diverse ethnic communities and faculty)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Cross-cultural abilities, including conflict resolution and leadership across cultures
  • Demonstrated ability and commitment to work in a diverse team environment
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills
  • A working knowledge of Microsoft applications (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) is preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to raise funds for staff and programs
  • Willingness and ability to travel extensively as needed

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

​​*If located in Alabama, Atlanta (GA), California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Maine, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Puerto Rico, Vermont, or Washington 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 Marcia Wang (marcia.wang@intervarsity.org).

Internal candidates must submit:

  1. Internal Application
  2. Email the completed application to Marcia Wang.
 

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.