HR or Senior HR Generalist

Note: This page is a listing for both an HR Generalist and a Senior HR Generalist position. The position offered is contingent upon experience and needs of the Human Resources team.

To advance the purpose of InterVarsity, this position will build partnerships across the Fellowship and deliver value added HR service to Staff and Staff Directors that reflect the ministry objectives and values of the organization.  The HR Generalist will serve as an internal consultant and strategic partner to Staff Directors and Staff on Human Resources related issues.


  • 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
  • Partner and consult with Staff Directors and Staff
  • May perform one or more of the following HR Specialist functions:
    • Compensation
    • Recruitment and Hiring
  • Partner with the HR Team and supporters


  • Annually affirm InterVarsity’s Statement of Faith
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in HR required; PHR or SPHR certification preferred
  • Minimum of 4- 6 years of related experience
  • Ability to resolve complex employee relations issues
  • Working knowledge of multiple HR disciplines including employee relations, compensation, HRIS, recruitment, diversity, performance management, benefits, etc.
  • Knowledge of federal and state employment laws
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal and conflict management skills
  • Ability to develop strong trusting relationships in order to gain support and achieve results
  • Ability to consult with Staff Directors in multiple locations
  • Demonstrated ability to interact with staff at all levels
  • Effectively envision, develop, and implement new strategies to address complex ministry issues
  • Ability to manage multiple conflicting priorities
  • Be self-directed and motivated
  • Prior knowledge / experience with InterVarsity preferred
  • A working knowledge of Microsoft Software applications (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)
  • Demonstrated ability and commitment to work in a diverse team environment
  • Ability to handle all matters in a confidential manner
  • Commitment to continued professional growth
  • Ability to travel as required, including attendance at two five-day triennial conferences (Urbana – generally December 26-January 1; and Staff Conference – generally early January)
City Westmont
State: Illinois
Job Status: Full Time / Exempt
Job Team: Human Resources
VP Area: Finance & Administration

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.