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Lutheran Family Service seeks a person with graphic design and social media management experience to contribute to the organization’s pro-life, Christ-centered mental health counseling ministry. The ideal candidate is keen on a vocation that serves God through his or her professional talents, for their neighbors’ wellness and that of the Church for generations to come.

The Marketing Specialist will promote Lutheran Family Service’s expanding Mental Health Counseling Program to both potential clients and donors, by working in collaboration with the Donor Engagement Team and Counseling Program Leadership.

Lutheran Family Service is growing from a small, single-state social service agency to a regional, multi-tiered organization. This position will have the autonomy to establish marketing best practices that enhance the organization’s good work of the past century. Bring your ideas on how to let our neighbors know that we’re available to serve them!

• Top-tier writing abilities – you can write clearly, succinctly, and effectively
• Top-notch design skills – you are comfortable designing logos, brochures, posters, and graphics
• Self-organizing, responsible, and focused on accurate execution
• Strong mission and values alignment with Lutheran Family Service
• Competency in the Adobe Suite (esp. Illustrator, InDesign, & Photoshop) and Canva
• WordPress administration
• Experience reporting, analyzing, and implementing changes to marketing content based on available analytics
• Knowledge of marketing disciplines (e.g. digital content, SEO, copywriting, brand design, etc.), and ability to work collaboratively within them

Core Competencies
• Commitment to and promotion of the LFS mission through design and social media management duties – your work will be driven by and reflect the organization’s mission
• Producing materials (e.g. website blog posts, promotional print pieces) that are persuasive, accurate, and grammatically and syntactically correct
• Effective execution of marketing disciplines
• Timeliness

The ideal candidate:
• currently lives in (with strong ties to) one of the current or forthcoming LFS service areas (i.e. Iowa, Dakotas, Nebraska, Illinois, Missouri, Minnesota).
• embodies Midwest Sensibility.
• is LCMS and active in his/her local congregation.
• can provide samples of past written and design work.
• is a collaborative and creative communicator.
• has run an organization’s website and/or social media presence (even for a small shop).
• has worked at a Christian ministry or missional organization.
This full-time position is eligible for benefits (medical, vision, & dental insurance; retirement savings match) and paid holidays. Compensation and PTO commensurate with experience.


If this sounds like you, please send a cover letter and résumé to:
Louise Shideler
409 Kenyon Road, Suite C
Fort Dodge, IA 50501
Phone: 515.573.3138
Fax: 515.573.3130


  • Sioux Falls, South Dakota
  • Des Moines, Iowa
  • Fort Dodge, Iowa

Do you believe that faith should be a part of holistic mental health treatment?

Join the life-changing ministry team of Master’s Level Therapists at Lutheran Family Service.

This position offers outstanding income opportunity and flexibility to design and manage your career:

  • Excellent commission and income opportunities for those motivated to excel
  • Create your own schedule to fit within client and personal needs
  • Flexible start and end times to accommodate client and personal needs
  • Ability to determine and market your specific counseling specialties
  • Health benefits, paid holidays, and vacation pay for full-time employees

Major Areas of Responsibility:

  • Provide high quality, compassionate, and Christian-centered therapy to individuals, couples, and families.
  • Adhere to all professional and ethical standards.
  • Build community relationships and referral network to develop and sustain clients.
  • Maintain work hours in a way that is responsive to client needs.
  • Participation in and travel to quarterly staff meetings throughout the state.
  • Maintain good standing with the appropriate board and insurance entities.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Apply varied interventions during crisis situations
  • Work with a variety of cultures
  • Self-motivate to work independently and implement time management strategies


  • A masters or doctoral degree in a mental health-related field
  • Independently licensed to practice therapy in the state of Iowa (LISW, LMHC, LMFT)
  • Desire to work in a Christian, faith-based, private practice environment

If this sounds like a fit for you, send your résumé to:

Wanda Pritzel
409 Kenyon Rd, Ste C
Fort Dodge, IA 50501
Phone: 515.573.3138
Fax: 515.573.3130