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Careers at LifeSource

Our team members are our greatest asset.

Driven by our mission to save and heal lives, we strive to hire, cultivate and retain team members who are dedicated to our cause.

Over the last 30 years, our mission has never wavered – saving and healing lives through organ, tissue and eye donation and transplantation. 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!

LifeSource employees smiling with arms around each other

Who We Are

We are a non-profit organization dedicated to saving lives through organ, eye and tissue donation in the Upper Midwest, serving 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 facilitate 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 deliver 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

A Strong Culture

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.

  • 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 are integral to the LifeSource mission of extending hope and healing through organ, eye and tissue donation. As an organization, we live in the space between life and death. We value and respect life and believe that all life is a gift.

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 backgrounds including racial, ethnic, culture and gender. Bringing a rich diversity of perspectives and experience to our organization at all levels strengthen our organization and our ability to serve our community and fulfill our mission.

This commitment to diversity 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’s benefit-eligible team members enjoy the following employer provided 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

At LifeSource, the value of Stewardship applies to everything we do from being stewards of the gift of life, to being responsible stewards of our environment.

  • 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.


Frequently Asked Questions

Application and Interview Process

Career Spotlights from Our Team

  • May 03, 2021 in Community

    LifeSource’s Culture of Community Support

    During the pandemic we have all had to find new ways to do things. At LifeSource, this includes living our values. At a time of physical distance, we’ve managed to grow our organizational culture of supporting our community.

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  • April 09, 2021 in Our Experts

    Tips to Prepare for Your Virtual Interview

    COVID has made a huge impact on employment. There are many qualified job seekers who are now on the hunt for new opportunities. Virtual interviewing is the new normal – and it takes just as much preparation and practice as in-person interviews.

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  • August 04, 2020 in Our Experts, Stories

    Long-term Board Member, Kidney Recipient Drives Diversity Initiatives at LifeSource

    Kidney recipient, donation advocate and LifeSource Board member. Bruce King has helped bring about tremendous change for LifeSource over the last 12 years. We asked him about his work with LifeSource, the past, the future and what he will miss the most as he leaves the LifeSource Board of Directors.

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LifeSource by the Numbers

There are a number of incredible things.

  • 30 Years in operation
  • 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

LifeSource is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, including disability and veterans.

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