Lutheran Services in Iowa
  • Refugee Community Services
  • Des Moines, IA, USA
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Total Compensation Package

LSI seeks full time Project Specialist for Refugee Community Services in Des Moines.


Responsible for the implementation of the Individual Development Accounts (IDA) program that promotes greater economic stability among refugees through asset and financial training and matched savings towards the purchase of specific assets.  Coordinates with a team of local partners to implement and achieve the projected outcomes.  Facilitates strong working relationships with partnering organizations to ensure that services are well-coordinated and consistent.  Provides direct services to individual participants of the program in coordination with program staff and partners. Evaluates program performance and ensures that program compliance and reporting expectations are met.  Occasional evening and weekend hours are required.


Required: Bachelor's degree and 1 year of related experience providing services to a refugee population, project management, and/or financial coaching.

Preferred: Bachelor's degree and two years related project leadership experience providing financial education and asset building services to a refugee or immigrant population. Linguistic appropriate skills to meet the needs of the clients are desired but not required.

This position requires a valid driver's license, auto insurance, a good driving record and the ability to pass an extensive background check including checks of the Dependent Adult and Child Abuse registries, Sex Offender registry and a criminal history check.

At LSI, competitive compensation goes far beyond an hourly rate. For eligible employees, LSI pays for a portion of employee health premiums, offers a monthly wellness discount on health insurance premiums, and contributes to your health savings account each pay check. LSI will reimburse you for mileage, offer a 401k match contribution, and provide ongoing professional development training. In addition LSI offers a generous paid time off package. As a non-profit employer many employees also can qualify for student loan forgiveness programs.

It's their life. It's your career.

Make a difference in both at LSI!


Lutheran Services in Iowa
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