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 OPEN POSITIONS AT LUTHERAN FAMILY SERVICE



PART-TIME DEVELOPMENT SUPPORT STAFF POSITION NOW OPEN

The part-time Development Support Staff plays a vital role by providing clerical and administrative assistance to the Lutheran Family Service Development Team. This position is based out of the Administrative Office in Fort Dodge, Iowa. Hours will vary with seasonal giving, with much flexibility in scheduling office time.

Duties:

  • Daily mail receipt
  • Accurately record gifts in Network for Good software
  • Verify and update donor contact information, as needed
  • Reconcile donations with the Operations Manager monthly
  • Prepare acknowledgement letters and other correspondence
  • Assemble media and donor kits for visits and meetings
  • Coordinate scheduling for occasional events
  • Assembly and production of periodic mailings
  • Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned

Skills:

  • Ability to exercise good judgment and use discretion in handling sensitive donor information
  • Accuracy and thoroughness in data entry
  • Experience in donor management database software – past usage of Network for Good a plus
  • Organization and multi-tasking
  • Flexibility and the ability to prioritize new tasks as they come in

Core Competencies:

  • Detailed-oriented with a nose for accuracy
  • Timeliness

 

If this sounds like you, please send a résumé to:

Louise Shideler
lshideler@LutheranFamilyService.org
409 Kenyon Rd, Ste C
Fort Dodge, IA 50501
Phone: 515.573.3138
Fax: 515.573.3130



 

CONTENT MARKETING SPECIALIST POSITION NOW OPEN

Lutheran Family Service is seeking a person who has experience advancing an organization’s mission, possesses the tools of the marketing craft, and is jazzed about connecting the abundant LFS in-house knowledge to the Body of Christ. The ideal candidate is keen on a vocation that serves God by bringing his or her professional expertise to bear, for their neighbors’ wellness and that of the Church for generations to come.

The Content Marketing Specialist will define, craft, and execute a marketing strategy for promoting Lutheran Family Service’s expanding Mental Health Counseling Program to both potential clients and donors, by working in collaboration with the Development 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!

Skills:

  • Top-tier writing abilities – you can write clearly, succinctly, and effectively
  • Self-organizing, responsible, and focused on accurate execution
  • Ability to exercise good judgment in making decisions, executing those decisions, and explaining/defending the same
  • Strong mission and values alignment with Lutheran Family Service
  • Socially adept – at ease interacting with new people
  • Knowledge of marketing disciplines (e.g. digital content, SEO, copywriting, brand design, etc.), and ability to work collaboratively within them
  • Competency in the Adobe Suite (esp. Illustrator, Photoshop, & InDesign) and Canva
  • WordPress administration
  • Experience reporting, analyzing, and implementing changes to marketing content based on available analytics

Core Competencies:

  • Commitment to and promotion of the LFS mission through the execution of marketing duties – your work in marketing will be driven by and reflect the organization’s raison d’etre
  • Effective execution of marketing disciplines
  • Producing materials (e.g. website blog posts, promotional brochures) that are persuasive, accurate, and grammatically and syntactically correct
  • 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).
  • has a close connection to Iowa (e.g. you grew up here, you have many relatives that live here whom you visit regularly).
  • embodies Midwest Sensibility.
  • is LCMS and active in his/her local congregation.
  • has worked at a Christian ministry or missional organization.
  • can provide samples of past written and design work.
  • has run an organization’s website and/or social media presence (even for a small shop).
  • is a collaborative and creative communicator.
  • is at ease in unfamiliar social situations, outgoing and able to easily strike up conversations.

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
lshideler@LutheranFamilyService.org
409 Kenyon Rd, Ste C
Fort Dodge, IA 50501
Phone: 515.573.3138
Fax: 515.573.3130



LICENSED OUTPATIENT THERAPIST POSITION NOW OPEN

  • 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

Requirements:

  • 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
wpritzel@lutheranfamilyservice.org
409 Kenyon Rd, Ste C
Fort Dodge, IA 50501
Phone: 515.573.3138
Fax: 515.573.3130