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Careers at LifeSource

Our team members are our greatest asset.

LifeSource is comprised of passionate, committed first responders based in the Upper Midwest who are responsible for saving lives through organ, eye and tissue donation and transplantation.

Since 1989, our mission has never wavered. We strive to hire, cultivate and retain team members who are dedicated to our cause.

Come make an impact with the brightest, most passionate people working in every discipline.

Ready to join the LifeSource team? We’d love to hear from you!

Who We Are

We are a non-profit organization on the front lines of organ donation and transplantation in the Upper Midwest. We serve more than 7 million people who live in communities across Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and western Wisconsin. 

We partner with 279 hospitals and 300 driver’s license offices in our service area to make possible the gifts of organ, eye and tissue donation and encourage people in our communities to register as a donor. Learn more about who we are.

What We Do

We are the first responders of our field delivering life-saving transplants and life-altering tissue to those in need. To complete our important work, we offer three core services:

  1. Managing all aspects of organ, eye and tissue donation
  2. Supporting donor families
  3. Educating communities and healthcare and medical professionals about their role in the life-saving process of donation
Peter Farstad

Walking the halls of LifeSource and reading the stories of donors and recipients still stirs intense emotions of how important this process and work is to donor families in search of healing and recipients in pursuit of hope.

Peter Farstad, Chief Administrative Officer

Why Work at LifeSource

Located on the Mississippi River, just minutes from downtown Minneapolis, our headquarters is a place for our team to connect with one another as we fulfill our life-saving mission. It’s a home for donation and transplantation in our community and a place to honor the gifts of donation and transplantation; you’ll always see the Donate Life flag proudly flying in our Healing Garden.

Here are just some of the reasons why team members are drawn to – and stay with – LifeSource:

A Shared Purpose

The members of the LifeSource team are close, brought together by our daily interactions with families making the decision to donate their loved ones’ organs, eyes and tissue. We come to work every day to serve those families and also the recipients of those gifts, who get a second chance at life. It’s challenging work but, as the first responders in our field, we have a unique perspective on our communities and on the world. We see the best in humanity and it brings out the best in us. 

A Strong Culture

Opportunities to strengthen our connections with each other personally and professionally are a priority. We have:

  • Structured onboarding programs to help new team members understand donation and LifeSource;
  • Professional development opportunities for all team members, including on-going education;
  • A variety of committees led by team members focused on improving employee engagement, health and wellbeing, quality of work life, donation research, innovation, and strategy

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

We value and respect life and believe that all life is a gift. By extension, diversity, equity and inclusion are integral to ethos and culture. Since our inception in 1989, we have worked with our regions’ diverse communities to break down barriers to donation. We strive to hire and retain people of diverse racial, ethnic, and gender identities. Our commitment to equity is integrated into our mission, vision and values and is supported by our Board of Directors, our Leadership Team and at all levels in our organization. 

Competitive Benefits

LifeSource benefit-eligible team members enjoy the following benefits: 

  • Generous paid time off, extended paid time off and holiday time off
  • Retirement Plan with rich employer match
  • Basic Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance
  • Short- and Long-term Disability Insurance and Additional Short-term Disability Pay
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Free Parking

Additional elective benefits offered include:

  • Medical and Dental Insurance with generous employer premium cost share
  • Health Savings Accounts (HSA) including employer contributions
  • Medical and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
  • Vision Insurance
  • Voluntary Additional Employee, Spouse and Child Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance
  • Voluntary Additional Long-term Disability Insurance
  • Supplemental Benefits consisting of Accident Insurance, Critical Illness and Hospital Indemnity

Environmental Stewardship

We are not only stewards of the gift of life, but stewards of our environment. Our headquarters are located on the Mississippi River, just minutes from downtown Minneapolis. At this location, we have adopted the following sustainable practices:  

  • Our River Road headquarters implement energy efficiencies that include a solar panel installation;
  • Electric car charging station;
  • Robust recycling and composting programs.

There are a number of reasons to work at LifeSource, but we are guided by one purpose – to save lives.


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The Latest on Careers

View all LifeSource Careers updates and stories.

  • November 12, 2021 in News, Our Experts

    LifeSource Announces New CEO to Start in January

    Current Chief Executive Officer and LifeSource Founder Susan Gunderson announces new CEO following her plans to retire March 2022 after 33 years.

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  • September 20, 2021 in About Donation, Our Experts

    What is a Clinical Resource Supervisor?

    Clinical Resource Supervisors honor the gift of life by evaluating referrals for donation opportunities. Their attention to detail and coordination skills ensures every opportunity to save lives.

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  • August 18, 2021 in About Donation, Our Experts

    Meet Our Team: Lexi Ames, Tissue Recovery Specialist

    When art and anatomy collide: Lexi Ames uses her unique background of anatomical art illustration to inspire her work as a Tissue Recovery Specialist and vice versa.

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  • August 12, 2021 in Industry & Innovation, Our Experts

    Not Just a Health Plan: LifeSource Offers Non-Traditional Employee Benefits

    LifeSource goes beyond just offering traditional benefits such as health, dental, and vision plans, paid time off, and retirement matching – LifeSource also supports its team through non-traditional perks.

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LifeSource by the Numbers

There are a number of incredible things.

  • 32 Years In Business
  • 170 Number of Employees
  • 4 States We Serve
Jessie Fiene

Coming to work every day knowing that I play a part in that is extremely rewarding. I find myself inspired each day through donor stories, my fellow team members, and everyone’s ability to help turn dark times into new beginnings.

Jessie Fiene, Community Partner Liaison
Equal Employment Opportunity

LifeSource is committed to creating a diverse, inclusive and welcoming workplace with opportunities for all individuals to thrive.

We are an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourage BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, veterans, persons with disabilities, members of marginalized communities, and non-traditional applicants to apply. Applicants have rights under Federal and State Employment Laws: