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



Are you organized, curious and a creative thinker? Do you love data, spreadsheets, and mining for meaning behind what to some looks like just a bunch of numbers? Do you love to solve problems, researching for what you don’t know, and are a quick learner?

Are you are careful with details and enjoy working independently yet as an integral part of a cohesive team? Have you refined your skills successfully in previous work settings but are at a place in your life where you’d like to use your God-given talents to make a real difference for people experiencing a wide variety of life’s problems?

If this sounds like you, you might be the one we are looking for to be part of our team of Christian professionals out to change the world!

Become a key player on a small but mighty team of people who support the ministries of Lutheran Family Service and Perry Lutheran Homes through partner engagement at all levels, connecting them with opportunities to learn about and impact others in ways that make a life-changing difference.

This full-time position offers a great opportunity to advance your existing skills in the non-profit sector and provides a work environment that is stimulating, flexible, relaxed, rewarding, energetic and fun!

About the Work:

  • Work with the Director of Ministry Support to develop and implement plans to engage new partners, re-engage those whose support has lapsed, and create meaningful ministry engagement with all partners through multiple print and media channels.
  • Help establish and implement successful short and long-term fund development goals and strategies to support identified ministry needs.
  • Daily work involves processing and acknowledging all charitable gifts, managing the donor database software system, analyzing data which is essential to move partners forward in their support over time, pro-actively identifying and reporting trends, threats and opportunities, and work with the business office to ensure fundraising reports reconcile with General Ledger.
  • Occasional opportunity for grant research, writing and reporting.
  • Assist with planning and implementation of special fundraising events during the year, working with team to create event timelines and budgets, maintaining accurate and complete event records such as sponsorships, registration lists, and table assignments, timely follow-up with participants and report on progress and results, analyzing success of event and recommending changes needed for next year.

About You:

  • Mastery of Outlook, Word, Excel, Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign), database and donor data management software systems
  • Ability to organize, analyze, interpret, and report data in meaningful ways
  • Communicate proficiently and creatively through both spoken and written word
  • 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

About the Benefits:

  • Health, dental and vision insurance
  • Paid vacation and holidays
  • Salary dependent upon experience
  • Life and faith-enriching work setting
  • Flexibility of schedule and work location

If this sounds like work you would love, send your résumé to:

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


  • Sioux City, Iowa
  • Davenport, 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

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