Regional Ministry Director - Lakes & Plains

To advance the mission and purpose of InterVarsity as noted above, a Regional Ministry Director, together with her/his ministry team, develops and leads the regional ministry staff team in the implementation of InterVarsity’s Vision. He/She is responsible for the spiritual leadership, pastoral supervision, and development of all campus ministry and the on-going development of all ministry staff in a region.

By God’s grace, though a relatively young region formed under a decade ago, Lakes & Plains (L&P) region has a strong tradition of fruitful ministry on campuses across the Upper Midwest! As it enters a new season, the region will need to continue to build on this legacy of strength to reach increasingly diverse populations on "every corner of every campus” of North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan!

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Be a maturing disciple of Jesus Christ: growing in love for God, God's Word, God’s people of every ethnicity and culture, and God's purposes in the world
  • Participate and be fully engaged in the regional ministry team to set missional vision and direction, to contribute to the accomplishment of the ministry team’s plans for spiritual growth and transformation, and to provide regional leadership in specific areas
  • Provide for the pastoral support and personal development of those in regional ministry leadership
  • Provide administrative services and financial management that enables staff to do their jobs
  • Serve as an ambassador of InterVarsity to individual ministry partners and churches, through prayer, discussion of ministry efforts, mission, and accomplishments
  • Secure personal financial and prayer support and strategic funds for the area as needed

OPPORTUNITIES

  • Growing Focused Ministry
  • Accelerating Planting Ministry
  • Leveraging Legacy
  • Engaging Alumni
  • Releasing Leaders

CHALLENGES

  • Helping Diverse Populations Flourish
  • Aligning Systems for Growth
  • Resourcing the Mission
  • Managing Manifold Change

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Annually affirm InterVarsity’s Statement of Agreement (Doctrinal Basis and Purpose Statement). Abide by InterVarsity’s Code of Conduct. Believe and behave consonantly with InterVarsity’s Human Sexuality Theological Paper. Affirm and behave consonantly with InterVarsity’s “Women in Ministry Statement of Affirmation”
  • Ongoing call to InterVarsity and its mission
  • Bachelor's degree required; graduate degree preferred
  • Evidence the characteristics of a life-long learner
  • Minimum six years prior work experience in campus ministry, at least four of which are with InterVarsity
  • Ministry skills (including the ability to communicate spiritual vision, teach spiritual and biblical principles, plan ministry programs, and spiritually disciple, coach and mentor)

How to Apply

For External Applicants:

  1. Complete 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. Complete the Regional Ministry Director Application
  2. Complete InterVarsity Staff Reference
  3. Complete Person Under Applicants Leadership Reference
  4. Complete Pastoral Affirmation
  5. Submit application materials, updated resume, and proof of degree to jon.hietbrink@intervarsity.org

For Internal Applicants:

  1. Complete the Regional Ministry Director Application
  2. Complete InterVarsity Staff Reference
  3. Complete InterVarsity Supervisor Reference
  4. Complete Person Under Applicants Leadership Reference
  5. Complete Pastoral Affirmation
  6. Submit application materials and updated resume to Jon Hietbrink
 

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.