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

Total Compensation Package

LSI seeks a Part time (30+ hrs/week) Employment Navigator in our Refugee Community Services programs in Des Moines.

Language skills preferred: Swahili, Arabic, Dinka, Tigrinya, Kunama, Burmese, Karen, Karenni, and Chin dialects.


The Employment Navigator supports the Refugee Education program by providing individual support to participants in the Career Pathways program.  This will include assessment of student needs, employment and educational goals, and the creation of tailored career development plans. To address student barriers, the Navigator will work closely with students to problem solve transportation and child care concerns, explore career and training opportunities, and make referrals to community and educational agencies. The Employment Navigator will increase each student's ability to meet their education/employment goals through the course of the program by providing employment search and resume support and follow-up meetings after employment attainment. 

Must maintain student information systems, track student assessments and progress. Will facilitate workshops and work readiness courses, schedule workshops and track attendance. The Employment Navigator will maintain and build relationships with community partners, educational organizations and employers.


Required: High School Diploma/GED and one year of experience working with immigrant or refugee learners and/or experience in adult education, work readiness instruction, career counseling, human services or related field. Will also consider an equivalent combination of education, experience and preferred language skills.

Preferred: Bachelor's degree in Education or related field and one year of experience working with immigrant or refugee learners and/or experience in adult education, work readiness instruction, career counseling, human services or related field.  

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
  • Apply Now

  • * Fields Are Required

    What is your full name?

    How can we contact you?

  • Sign Up For Job Alerts!

  • Share This Page