Vice President - Western US Division

To advance the purpose of InterVarsity, this position will provide vision and strategic leadership to establish and advance witnessing communities of students and faculty at colleges and universities in the Western US Division.  To accomplish this task and optimize ministry results, the Vice President will work collaboratively across the Fellowship and build exceptionally strong working relationships with the Field Leadership Team and all Senior Field Leaders.

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
  • Be a lifelong learner who prizes the discipleship of the mind, particularly staying current on issues related to ministry, leadership, and business practices within ministry

Leadership:

  • Articulate broadly – in partnership with the CMO, the Field Leadership Team, and Senior Field Leaders – the vision of InterVarsity’s campus ministries
  • As a member of the Field Leadership Team, provide vision, strategic leadership, planning, and decision making for field ministries
  • Ensure that field ministry strategies align with InterVarsity’s Doctrinal Basis, Purpose Statement, Core Commitments, National Initiatives, and the 2030 Calling
  • Serve the entire movement with wisdom as “VP of the whole” on the National Leadership Team
  • Develop long-range plans with measurable objectives for assigned geographic area
  • Provide biblical and theological reflection on issues relating to field ministries

Collaboration:

  • Build particularly strong working relationships with Field Leadership Team and CMO in order to ensure an integrated approach to field ministries
  • Partner collaboratively with Graduate & Faculty Ministries leadership to support the execution of GFM’s vision, strategy and objectives
  • Partner with leaders across the Fellowship to develop strategies to recruit, place and fund ethnic minority staff

Supervision:

  • Recruit, hire, train, develop, supervise and retain qualified staff
  • Build an effective leadership team by facilitating strong collaboration, championing understanding of organizational interdependencies, and fostering strategic decision making throughout the organization
  • Resolve disputes via proactive initiatives, troubleshooting and mediation
  • Provide pastoral care for the Regional Directors and foster their professional development

Administration:

  • Build and implement an effective assessment system for Field Ministries activities
  • Develop and manage annual budgets in accordance with InterVarsity policies and procedures
  • Serve as Risk Manager for the Field Ministries Team
  • Ensure compliance with all InterVarsity policies and procedures

Ministry Partner Development and Public Relations:

  • Raise an agreed-upon amount of financial support
  • Partner with Development to raise funds for assigned geographic area and strategic initiatives
  • Network and encourage alliances with churches, parachurch ministries and agencies in order to advance InterVarsity’s purposes
  • Accept appropriate speaking engagements, both internal and external

QUALIFICATIONS

  • A significant combination of field-related ministry knowledge, skills, and experience is required to successfully perform the responsibilities of this role.  A typical way of gaining these qualifications would be: a Bachelor's degree, an advanced degree in missiology or theology, a minimum of 8 years of field-related ministry experience, including at least five years of senior management experience (or equivalent)
  • Significant theological acuity and spiritual maturity
  • Demonstrated experience as a senior leader in managing and implementing successful, comprehensive ministry programs to achieve goals
  • Ability to formulate and cast a vision for the field ministries in a manner that inspires and rallies individuals and teams to achieve the mission and vision
  • Leadership skills, including negotiation, problem solving, decision making, and delegation
  • Demonstrated ability to raise funds for staff and programs; including experience in the funding needs of women and ethnic minority persons in ministry
  • Expertise in matrix management
  • Strong financial acumen. Experience preparing and managing department and project budgets
  • Excellent relationship builder and team player who can collaborate effectively with all levels of staff, management, and members of the community
  • Strong cross-cultural abilities
  • Conflict resolution and mediation skills
  • Willing to travel extensively
City Remote
Job Status: Full Time / Exempt
Job Team: Campus Ministries West
VP Area: Field Ministries
Application Due Date: November 1, 2022
Start Date: March 1, 2023
 

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.