General Information

Job Title:

National Director Black Scholars & Professional Ministries

Job Description:

To advance the purpose of InterVarsity and the Black Scholars and Professionals (BSAP) Ministry, this position will provide vision and strategic leadership for the ministry to establish and advance witnessing communities that reach students and faculty from their focus community and develop them to follow Jesus as Savior and Lord. The Director will also work collaboratively across the Fellowship and build exceptional relationships with the Focused Ministries Leadership Team (FMLT) and others. It will have significant shared leadership both with the BSAP Coordinating Committee and the GFM Leadership Team to expand, develop, and shepherd InterVarsity’s BSAP Ministry.

The kingdom vision of Black Scholars and Professionals (BSAP) is to see a generation of African Americans and people of African descent who are graduate students, faculty, and/or professionals being transformed by Christ, being renewed in their academic pursuits or professional lives, and becoming agents of transformation within the Black community, the church, and the world. The foundation of BSAP is built on prayer and evangelism.


  • Develop and implement the national vision, purpose, and structure for the focused ministry
  • Ensure the goals, activities, and strategies of the focused ministry align with InterVarsity’s Doctrinal Basis, Purpose Statement, Core Commitments, and National Initiatives
  • Develop and execute a long-term strategic ministry plan for the focused ministry in line with InterVarsity’s Strategic Plan
  • Oversee ministry at Historically Black Colleges and Universities and help Regional Directors with contextualized regional strategies
  • Represent GFM as an active participant of the National BCM Leading Servants Team
  • Develop training modules and conference programs for the spiritual, personal and professional growth of BSAP students, faculty and staff with the help of the BSAP Coordinating Committee


  • Recruit, appoint/hire, train, develop, supervise and retain qualified team members, and collaborate on field hiring of focused ministry staff
  • Build an effective leadership team by facilitating strong collaboration, championing an understanding of organizational interdependencies, and fostering strategic


  • Develop and manage annual budgets for programs and ministries in accordance with InterVarsity policies and procedures
  • Assist in ensuring adherence to national policies, procedures, and reporting requirements

 Partnerships & Public Relations:

  • Maintain healthy partnerships with personnel in the National Service Center (NSC) and be responsive in a timely manner to requests made by NSC departments
  • Build particularly strong working relationships with executive leadership, field staff directors, and focused ministries directors to ensure an integrated approach to field ministries

 Ministry Partnership Development (MPD):

  • Maintain all department expenses within established annual budget
  • Develop a team of personal prayer and financial support

To get a sense of the breadth of our ministry with graduate and professional students and faculty, full position description, core competencies, to complete the GFM Initial Interest Form and to email your resume or C.V. please visit our site.

Position Qualifications:


  • Annually affirm InterVarsity’s Statement of Faith
  • Ongoing call to the mission of InterVarsity and the focused ministry
  • Bachelor’s degree required, graduate degree preferred in the area of theology or missiology
  • Minimum six years’ InterVarsity, other campus ministry, or related experience required
  • Thorough knowledge of or the ability to learn: the purpose, vision, ministries and policies of InterVarsity
  • Supervisory and team building experience with the ability to build consensus and momentum in group projects and processes
  • Leadership skills, including negotiation, problem solving, decision making, and delegation
  • Strong relationship building skills and ability to collaborate effectively with all levels of staff, management, and members of the community (including ability to minister to diverse ethnic communities and faculty)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Cross-cultural abilities, including conflict resolution and leadership across cultures
  • Demonstrated ability and commitment to work in a diverse team environment
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills
  • A working knowledge of Microsoft applications (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) is preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to raise funds for staff and programs
  • Willingness and ability to travel extensively as needed

Application Deadline

Job Type:

Full Time

Salary Range:


General Information

Church Name

InterVarsity Christian Fellowship

Contact Name & Contact Info

(608) 274-9001





City, State

Madison, WI

Description of Organization

InterVarsity’s Graduate & Faculty Ministries (GFM) works with graduate student chapters and/or faculty communities. Campus Staff Ministers are assigned to one or more campuses. We are hiring women and men who love the university, its ideas and people, value the life of the mind, care about leading a life which integrates studies, work and faith, and are willing to raise money from donors. Staff may work full-time or part-time in a paid or volunteer position. We love what we do! We find our work challenging, meaningful, strategic, and rewarding.

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