Executive Director of Urbana
InterVarsity Christian Fellowship
InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA (InterVarsity) is a campus ministry that plants and grows witnessing communities of students and faculty on college and university campuses across the United States. Fifty-six percent (56%) of InterVarsity’s participants are students of color, which matches the demographics of the university world. InterVarsity’s commitment to diversity shapes its missiology, its Board of Trustees (majority people of color), and its executive team (43% people of color.) With a $100+ million budget, InterVarsity is focused on its 2030 Calling, an initiative to catalyze Christian fellowships on all major college campuses in the United States.
Every three years InterVarsity hosts the Urbana Student Missions Conference, its flagship event, which aims to mobilize every student generation to participate in God’s global mission. Since its inception in 1946, the Urbana conference has challenged more than 300,000 students from across North America to to hear God’s call to become whole-life, whole-world disciples that use their gifts and passion in His global mission. With a $6 million budget, Urbana reflects InterVarsity’s commitments to ethnic diversity, cross-cultural partnership, and Scripture engagement.
InterVarsity is seeking an Executive Director to lead the Urbana Student Missions Conference into the future and to increase its engagement of future generations of students. The ideal candidate is passionate to mobilize today’s students into God’s global mission. The candidate will be aware of current trends in global mission and missions mobilization, experienced in cross-cultural settings, and comfortable with multiple diversities (e.g., ethnic, gender, denominational, etc.) Reporting to the Senior Assistant to the President of InterVarsity, they will be responsible for managing Urbana’s $6 million budget and directing a leadership team to produce Urbana 2025. InterVarsity President Tom Lin says, “Urbana is an amazing conference because while the world changes rapidly and each student generation changes, the sweet spot and purpose of Urbana has stayed constant since 1946. Urbana has always been focused on missions mobilization to the ends of the earth as well as to our own backyards in North America.”