Link Ministry Staff Coordinator - Latin America

To advance the purpose of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA, this position will:

  • Recruit, select, train, and provide member care for InterVarsity Link field staff – Student Ministry Leaders, Ministry Team Leaders, and Senior Ministry Specialists,
  • Develop a sense of Christian community and ministry partnership with leaders in the IFES region(s) to which they are assigned,
  • Facilitate specific ministry partnerships and exchanges between IFES regions or national movements with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • 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
  • Provide spiritual and vocational support and direction to ministry staff by:
  • Provide administrative services and financial management that enables Link staff to flourish in their ministry placements
  • Interface with InterVarsity departments to serve Link staff’s needs
  • Build strong, trusting relationships with IFES leaders in the region to which the LSC is assigned
  • Develop strong, trusting relationships with InterVarsity/USA staff directors and staff
  • Be available to InterVarsity regions to serve at staff and student meetings and conferences to lead in Bible study, worship, prayer, and ministry training
  • Participate and be fully engaged as a member of the LLT and Link Staff Coordinator (LSC) Teams, to contribute to the accomplishment of the teams’ plans.
  • Raise 100% of salary and benefits
  • Communicate regularly and frequently with ministry partners
  • Adhere to InterVarsity/USA and InterVarsity Link MPD and Deficit Policy guidelines

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 the mission of the IFES
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 2+ years living overseas or its equivalent
  • Ministry/missions experience including the ability to communicate spiritual vision, teach spiritual and biblical principles, plan ministry programs, and spiritually disciple, coach and mentor
  • Demonstrated cross-cultural skills
  • Demonstrated gifts in coaching, pastoral care, and training
  • Ability to supervise staff who are long distances away and living in high stress environments
  • Ability to organize ministry and training events
  • Ability to take charge of tasks and work independently without close supervision
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work under the pressure of deadlines
  • Ability to maintain accurate records and files
  • Open to learn new concepts, methods and skills
  • A demonstrated ability and commitment to work collaboratively in a diverse, distributed team environment
  • A working knowledge of Microsoft software applications (Word, Access, Excel, and PowerPoint)

How to Apply

External candidates must submit:

  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Complete Link Application
    • Complete, yet concise, answers are appreciated and helpful. The interview will include time for you to expand on your answers
  4. Complete Pastor OR Church Leader Reference
  5. Complete IVStaff or Ministry Supervisor Reference
  6. Complete Person Influenced by Leadership Reference
  7. Complete Spouse or Fiancee Reference if applicable
  8. Official college transcript(s)
  9. Email all documents to link@intervarsity.org

Internal candidates must submit:

  1. Complete Link Application (current employees may skip the first 3 sections)
    • ​​Complete, yet concise, answers are appreciated and helpful. The interview will include time for you to expand on your answers
  2. Complete Pastor OR Church Leader Reference
  3. Complete IVStaff or Ministry Supervisor Reference
  4. Complete Person Influenced by Leadership Reference
  5. Complete Spouse or Fiancee Reference if applicable
  6. Official college transcript(s)
  7. Email all documents to link@intervarsity.org
 

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.