Executive Director Field Operations and Strategic Projects (INTERNAL ONLY)

To advance the purpose of InterVarsity, this position will provide oversight to the field operations and special projects of field ministries, and serve as a liaison to other EVP lines, under the direction of the CMO. The Executive Director provides strategic leadership for national issues and projects as assigned, and is committed to providing leadership to implement the Purpose of InterVarsity.  This position will be based at the National Service Center.

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.
  • Assist the CMO in positioning Field Ministries for expected future growth
  • Serve as a collaborative and productive member of the Field Leadership Team and expertly represent the CMO, acting and making decisions in the best interest of Field Ministries
  • Assist the Sr. Assistant to the President/Dir of Exec Office Communications on Campus Access initiatives, projects, tasks and situations
  • Recruit, hire, train, develop, supervise and retain qualified staff
  • Supervise the Interim Ministry Director, National Director of Volunteer Ministry, and other FM staff as assigned by the CMO
  • Leads the FM Office Team in developing reports which monitor FM’s progress in important areas of leadership (e.g. AFR, Performance Reviews; Chapter Affiliations)
  • Participate in the drafting and review of FM and National policies, procedures, and reporting requirements
  • Raise agreed upon support
  • Supervise the fund development of all supervisees

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Annually affirm InterVarsity’s Statement of Agreement.  Abide by InterVarsity’s Code of Conduct.
  • Thorough knowledge of or the ability to learn: the purpose, vision, ministries and policies of InterVarsity
  • 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 ability to raise funds for staff and programs
  • Leadership skills, including negotiation, problem solving, decision making, and delegation
  • Ability to think strategically and drive results through influence
  • Excellent relationship builder and team player who can collaborate effectively with all levels of staff, management, and members of the community
  • Skill in handling multiple projects simultaneously and over varying lengths of time
  • Strong analytical and strategic skills with a high capacity for managing complexity
  • Excellent verbal/written communication skills
  • Expertise in matrix management
  • Strong conflict resolution skills
  • A working knowledge of current Microsoft software applications
  • Willing to travel upon request
 

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.