Explore a Career With InterVarsity in Indiana & Illinois
It’s my job to share Jesus with college students - one of the most influential and strategic groups of people in our society. I can't imagine a profession more exciting, fulfilling, and kingdom-significant!
- Colleen, Area Director in Chicago
Our vision is to see lives transformed, campuses renewed and world-changers developed.
Join the Mission
If you change the university, you change the world. We believe that reaching college students with the gospel is one of the most strategic ministry callings you could pursue! In Indiana and Illinois alone, there are 150 campuses where we long to see a vibrant gospel witness. InterVarsity is currently present on about 50 of these campuses. Would you consider joining our team to help reach the remaining 100?
As a national movement, our desire is that, by partnering with and mobilizing others, a witnessing community will be established on 2,500 US campuses with 1,000+ students by 2030, and that God will bring about revival as he transforms students and faculty.
Approximately 1/3 of the campuses in our region have InterVarsity. We hope to see all 150 reached!
What Staff Do
Campus staff work to increase the number of witnessing communities, as well as the size, health, and spiritual maturity of existing witnessing communities by being a…
Communicate and model InterVarsity’s vision by creating a culture of prayerful dependence on God, guiding students and faculty in God’s mission through studying scripture and setting goals that expectantly anticipate what God wants to do on campus.
Build momentum for the vision by aligning programs, structures and leadership teams around the goal, and mobilizing students and faculty to engage their networks with the gospel and start new missional communities.
Gather, invite, and disciple diverse groups of students and faculty so that they not only follow Jesus as Savior and Lord but also advance the mission on campus as participants and leaders, equipping them to hear the Word, respond actively, and interpret the experience.
Collaborate with a network of other local, area, regional, and national InterVarsity staff and volunteers, contributing to team projects, and utilizing national resources, tools and conferences.
Campus Staff Minister
We are looking for staff who will serve full-time on campus for at least a 3-5 years. Staff will be placed on a campus for a first-year assignment, and then given a longer term placement based on preferences, gifts, and the needs of the region. There may be opportunities to plant a new campus, or join a team with an existing InterVarsity ministry.
If you don’t feel called to staff as a vocation, you can commit to serve as an official campus volunteer and raise funds for the needs of the ministry you lead.
What You’ll Receive
Professional Development Skills
Marketing & Networking
Ethnic reconciliation and justice
InterVarsity staff are well cared for. Employees receive a comprehensive benefits package, including Medical Insurance, Retirement Savings 403b, Seminary Discounts up to 50%, and more.
What We’re Looking For
Candidates who have/are…
called to the university as a mission field
excellent interpersonal skills
ministry leadership skills
self-leadership and initiative
graduated with a college degree
Ministry Partner Development
(MPD) The development of a ministry partnership team, including raising full financial support for your salary and ministry budget, is an essential part of InterVarsity’s mission. MPD is modeled in scripture and is a relational process that invites others to join what God is doing on campus. New staff attend two overnight MPD trainings and will receive ongoing coaching and encouragement from a supervisor. Most new staff are able to raise their full budget in 3 to 9 months.
Talk to your local InterVarsity supervisor about pursuing staff and they can provide you with the application. It’s a thorough questionnaire to help us mutually discern your calling to staff, so leave time to complete and submit it by the end of January. Interviews and hiring will be conducted in late February.
Get in Touch
If you have any questions or would like to inquire about the application process, you can talk to your local InterVarsity supervisor or staff worker, or reach out to:
Assistant Regional Director