National Director of Theological Formation

To advance the purpose of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, this position will serve as a ministry accelerator by leading and coordinating the design, development, and promotion of theological formation for staff.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

Personal:

  • Be a maturing disciple of Jesus Christ, growing in intimacy with God, Christ-like character, and God’s kingdom mission
  • Model life-long theological formation
  • Model and promote mature integration of theological, biblical, and spiritual formation
  • Engage consistently with theological works and leaders relevant to our mission and cultural milieu

Visionary Guide:

  • Partner with leaders in People and Culture and Field lines to develop a shared, integrated vision of holistic staff development through all stages
  • Consistently promote the integral nature of spiritual formation in accelerating fruitful mission on campus
  • Assist national leaders in recognizing theological trends in broader Christian and secular culture and considering the implications for campus ministry
  • Write, teach, and train broadly around theological formation topics
  • Discern and use effective platforms for communication and influence in InterVarsity

People Developer:

  • Hire and supervise staff in the Theological Formation department
  • Develop dynamic partnerships within InterVarsity leadership
  • Develop strong partnerships externally with seminaries and other institutions and leaders critical to theological formation
  • Mentor supervisees and other InterVarsity staff with potential to be winsome ambassadors for theology
  • Teach and train staff in areas of biblical and theological formation
  • Collaborate with Field and People and Culture leaders to design training and resources for staff development
  • Consult internally and externally related to theological formation topics relevant to InterVarsity’s mission

Structural Architect:

  • Build and manage a Theological Formation department, including staffing, budgets and finance, and administration
  • Create clear structures and delivery systems for theological formation training for all InterVarsity staff
  • Build appropriate partnership structures with seminaries and other organizations
  • Develop appropriate systems for consultation with national and field leaders on theological issues

Ministry Partnership Development:

  • Develop a team of prayer and financial support
  • Raise an agreed-upon amount of financial support
  • Partner with Advancement to raise funds for Theological Formation

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Annually affirm InterVarsity’s Statement of Agreement, and abide by InterVarsity’s Code of Conduct
  • Passion for InterVarsity’s vision and mission
  • Minimum of 10 years of campus staff ministry, or equivalent preferred
  • Graduate level theology degree required
  • Ability to tactfully work in a theologically diverse organization
  • Supervisory/team building experience, particularly in a cross-cultural context

How to Apply

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

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

  1. Completed Theological Formation Director Supplemental Questions
  2. Completed InterVarsity Staff/Pastor Reference
  3. Completed Employment Reference
  4. Resume and Cover Letter are suggested but not required
  5. Email the completed materials (references may be sent in after the application) to Human Resources

Internal candidates must submit:

  1. Completed Internal Application
  2. Completed Theological Formation Director Supplemental Questions (Internal)
  3. Resume and Cover Letter are optional
  4. Email the completed materials 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.