Study Abroad Spiritual Formation Coordinator- (Internal Only)

To advance the purpose of InterVarsity, this position will engage in direct ministry in digital spaces with study abroad students, both individually and in online small groups.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

Personal:              

  • 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

Lead students and staff in spiritual formation experiences abroad

  • Lead several overseas pilgrimage experiences each year for staff, students, alumni and ministry partners, introducing them to novel spiritual encounters designed around unique sacred spaces. 
  • Lead groups in scripture engagement, personal reflections, and liturgical practices throughout a program
  • Develop expertise in relevant spiritual pratices (prayer, spiritual disciplines, direction, etc.) and the historical context for each of our short-term spiritual formation programs abroad
  • Coordinate logistics for programs with assistance from Study Abroad Office
  • Work with director to select, train, and support all journey leaders necessary to cover in-person programs each year

Develop curriculum and manage programs for Spiritual formation experiences abroad

  • Manages curriculum, program development, and staffing for each program, including goal setting and evaluation.
  • Assists team with student recruitment
  • Scout new program locations to expand program offerings
  • Develop networks with overseas vendors and partners, including housing, transportation, etc
  • Develop relational network with IFES movements in locations where Study Abroad is developing programs

Ministry Partnership Development

  • Develop a team of partners – churches and individuals (including alumni and community members) – who will resource the ministry financially, in prayer, or volunteer service that advances the mission
  • Raise agree upon % of budget assigned by supervisor
  • Communicate regularly with your ministry partners, nurturing the relationship through visits, phone calls, social media, emails, and print prayer letters
  • Comply with all Ministry Partnership Policies
  • Identify and invest in advocates who will build networks of volunteers and donors on InterVarsity’s behalf

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Annually affirm InterVarsity’s Statement of Faith
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent preferred
  • Ability to take charge of tasks and work independently without close supervision
  • Demonstrated ability and commitment to work in a diverse team environment
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain and grow a funding base
  • Two years of campus staff or equivalent experience
  • Demonstrated proficiency in leading staff and students in prayer and other spiritual formation exercises
  • Availability for significant travel requirements
  • Substantial travel experience and/or leading students in cross-cultural environments
  • Savvy with social networking and online communication
  • Adaptable to new and evolving situations
  • Agile in navigating cross-cultural relationships and environments
  • A working knowledge of current Microsoft Software applications (Outlook, Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint) is preferred
 

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.