Learn what sets Lutheran Family Service apart from other Individual, Community and Family Service agencies



  • Davenport, Iowa
  • Sioux City, 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

Choose one of three different compensation options to meet your lifestyle needs and income goals.

  1. Option 1: Full-time, salaried
    • Excellent choice for those looking for income stability, security, benefits, and full-time client-load
  2. Option 2: Full-time, commission
    • Perfect choice for those motivated by income potential through building their market and clientele
  3. Option 3: Part-time, commission
    • Great choice for those desiring the flexibility that part-time hours and schedule allow

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:

Toni Larson
409 Kenyon Road, Suite C
Fort Dodge, IA 50501
Phone: 515.573.3138
Fax: 515.573.3130


Do you want to use your skills as an organizer, data manager, writer, collaborator and creative thinker to make a real difference to people in need?

Become a key player on a small but mighty team of professionals who support the ministries of Lutheran Family Service and Perry Lutheran Homes by providing donor relations and engagement of constituents at all levels, connecting them with opportunities to learn about and impact others during a time of great need.

This position offers a great opportunity to learn or advance your existing skills in the field of not-for-profit fundraising and provides a work environment that is stimulating, flexible, relaxed, energetic and fun!

Major Areas of Responsibility:

  • Help establish and implement successful short and long-term fund development goals and strategies
  • Input, organize and analyze donor gift information, identifying and reporting trends, threats and opportunities
  • Develop and implement plans for new donor acquisition, lost donor recapture, and meaningful current donor engagement
  • Create and oversee production and distribution of occasional direct mail appeals, quarterly newsletters, and monthly donor informational communications
  • Manage efficient system for responding to donors who make gifts in a timely, creative and joyful way

Skills, and Abilities:

  • Mastery of Outlook, Word, Excel, Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign), database and donor data management software systems
  • Communicate proficiently and creatively through both spoken and written word
  • Ability to organize, analyze, interpret and report data in meaningful ways
  • Ability to manage multiple projects at once, self-motivate, work independently and implement time management strategies
  • Work best as part of a team


  • Desire to work in a Christian, faith-enriching setting.
  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university
  • Successful experience in not-for-profit fundraising office preferred

This position offers health, dental and vision insurance, paid holidays, and vacation pay. Salary dependent upon experience and location of position is flexible – ideally the Des Moines, Perry, or Fort Dodge, Iowa areas – but open to other locations.

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

Wanda Pritzel
409 Kenyon Road, Suite C
Fort Dodge, IA 50501
Phone: 515.573.3138
Fax: 515.573.3130

For more than a century, Lutheran Family Service, a private, not-for-profit organization has been there for people in their time of need providing a variety of services. Our mission is to walk with people who are experiencing hard times and are there for them just as God has been there for us. Our values are: Grace, Life, Family, Compassion, Accountability and a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. We help anyone in need, regardless of their faith.