Career Opportunity: Director of Leadership and Spiritual Life

The Des Moines Pastoral Counseling Center, a well-established nonprofit organization, is seeking a full-time director to join our team of multi-disciplinary colleagues who are committed to a mind/body/spirit approach and serving all ages of people seeking hope and healing. The position directs spiritual growth programming, including PrairieFire and educational offerings, as well as managing collaborative relationships with regional and local interfaith leaders. We are seeking a candidate with a graduate degree in theological studies, spiritual formation or a related discipline. Preference given to candidates with experience in program development, pastoral care or spiritual direction training.  Administrative proficiency required.

Please send a letter of interest and vita to: Dr. James Hayes, Executive Director, Des Moines Pastoral Counseling Center, 8553 Urbandale Avenue, Urbandale, IA  50322, or email Applications accepted until the position is filled. Anticipated start date is mid May 2020.

The Des Moines Pastoral Counseling Center is a nonprofit, nonsectarian organization offering a broad range of mental health services, serving 2,500 individuals annually through clinical services (including 700 children plus their families), and 2,500 individuals annually through education, leadership development and spiritual life programs. Although best known for its 48 years of quality, professional mental health therapy, the Center provides multi-faceted services, programs and classes:

  • Counseling, including specialized services for children and adolescents
  • Psychiatry (medication management)
  • Psychological testing and assessment
  • Training for graduate students, clinical professionals and the community
  • Holistic approaches such as biofeedback
  • Spiritual direction
  • Career coaching
  • Leadership and spiritual life programming
  • Conflict transformation and strategic planning services for congregations, nonprofits and businesses

For more information about the Center, visit our website


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