Position: Campus ministry (multiple positions)
Ministry: The Navigators—Northeast Collegiate
Posted By: Ashley Collins, Northeast Operations Director
Date: February 24, 2021
The Northeast Collegiate Navigators seeks qualified candidates to join our regional staff team to reach students for Christ on secular campuses in New York and New England.
Long term openings at:
• Boston University
• University of Connecticut
• University of Maine—Orono
• University of Massachusetts— Amherst
• New York University
• Yale University
Pioneering openings at:
• University of Vermont
• Northeastern University
Full-time, part-time, and bi-vocational positions are available commensurate with experience and willingness to raise financial support.
The Navigators (www.navigators.org) is an international, interdenominational missions organization. Navigator staff are dedicated to training and walking with believers who will in turn do the same with others through authentic, purposeful relationships.
Leadership, training and team-based structure provided.
Ministry creation, leadership, evangelism, discipleship, teaching, public speaking, team-building, team-work, fund-raising, coordinating retreats & conferences, directing spring break trips & summer programs, church relations.
An ideal applicant would have at least three years of work experience or graduate studies (post bachelors degree) and a demonstrated track record of significant achievement and leadership within their professional and/or academic career.
He or she would have a strong Biblical background, a proven commitment to evangelism and discipleship, and the ability to adapt to the culture of a college campus. In terms of work style, the candidate would need to be a self-starter, with the motivation to own tasks and work independently, but also the ability to collaborate effectively with others.
Strong personal motivation to invest in the vision and mission of The Navigators is highly valued, so candidates must be mature and growing Christians, with an understanding of campus ministry, a passion for connecting students with the person of Christ, and a grasp of the strategic role of the university in our culture.
Professional profiles of top candidates might include experienced youth or campus ministers; associate pastors, educators, engineers, business or non-profit leaders or strategy consultants.
Various funding models are available for people interested in long-term staff. Fund-raising training is provided to all staff so that individuals may raise financial support from family, friends, individuals, churches and foundations.
Here are three options:
• Some staff are fully vocational in that they are full time employees of the Navigators and have reached full-funding to provide for themselves and for their families if married.
• Some staff are bi-vocational in that they have alternately employed spouses, or they work part-time in another vocation and part-time for the Navigators, or they have an alternate income stream.
• Some individuals are considered Staff Associates in that they have another full time vocation, but are able to give 5-10 hours in campus ministry and draw some gift income to cover ministry expenses and program operating costs for their campus ministries.
In order to be eligible for health care benefits as a Navigator employee, individuals must work a minimum of 20 hours in campus ministry.
All Navigator missionary budgets are set according to a salary scale approved by ministry leaders and the Navigators board of directors. All staff are responsible to raise 100% of their approved budget which may include the following:
• Salaries for personal living expenses
• Ministry Funds for communication, travel, office supplies, meals for students, retreat and conference expenses
• Benefits to include health insurance, life insurance, retirement savings, workman\\\’s compensation insurance
• Administration to include essential accounting and legal services, donor receipting,
Prior to long-term appointment with a campus ministry, candidates are requested to complete at least two years of residential ministry training with a senior staff trainer. Current training locations include Boston University, New York University, UMass—Amherst, Yale University, University of Connecticut.