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Organ Donation Logistics & Placement Coordinator 

About the Organization

LifeSource is a nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives through organ, eye and tissue donation in the Upper Midwest. It's our privilege to serve the 7 million people who live in communities across Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and portions of western Wisconsin.

We're dedicated to working with our hospital and community partners to support donor families, manage the donation process and educate our communities to create a culture of donation. We're a passionate and committed cross-functional team who believe in our vision that everyone shares the gift of life. Each of our team members plays an integral role in our life-saving work, using their unique talents and contributions to further our mission.  


At LifeSource, we’re relentlessly pursuing a day where those in need of a life-saving or life-enhancing organ, eye or tissue transplant receive that gift. By joining the LifeSource team, you will have the chance to positively impact your neighbors in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin – maybe someone in your very own community.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

LifeSource is seeking an Organ Utilization Coordinator to manage logistics for organ donation opportunities. They will be responsible for responding to calls and notifications regarding organ donation placement, executing logistical coordination with stakeholders to optimize donation and transplantation opportunities and serve as a subject matter expert on donation for local transplant center. As an Organ Utilization Coordinator, you'll advance our lifesaving mission by preforming the following duties:

  • Manage clinical resources to optimize organ donation and transplantation opportunities for local transplant centers, including clinical evaluation, documentation, logistics and communication across multiple internal and external teams.
  • Manage the organ placement work system, coordinating clinical resources to optimize organs recovered for transplant and research in accordance with OPTN policy, internal, and external customer requirements.
  • Serve as subject matter expert, internally and with external partners, representing clinical knowledge and regulatory expertise on policies, processes and procedures when providing information, support, education, or collaboration.

For more information about the role, please view the full position description by clicking here (please navigate to the job posting on our careers website to view the link).

This position will remain open for 30 days or until filled; however, applicants are encouraged to submit their applications as soon as possible as the review process will begin right away.

Why Join LifeSource:

Since 1989, the LifeSource team has worked with our regions’ diverse communities to break down barriers to donation. Bringing a rich diversity of perspectives and experience to our organization at all levels strengthens our ability to serve our community and fulfill our mission. Our values embody how we engage in our work - respect, advocacy, accountability, life and innovation. More information on our continued work toward diversity, equity, and inclusion can be found on our website.

We set our team up for success by providing comprehensive on-boarding, as well as on-going personal and career development. Team members are offered traditional benefits such as health, vision, dental, and life insurance, generous PTO, and 401k matching. We also support our team through non-traditional benefits such as tuition reimbursement, resiliency coaching, and HSA employer contributions.

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

Position Requirements


  1. Requires a combination of education and experience equivalent to 5 years critical care, emergency room, or emergency medical services responsibilities.
  2. Prefer previous professional experience within the organ, eye, and tissue donation industry. Preferably within an organ allocation work system.
  3. Effective communication and interpersonal skills including clear written correspondence, active listening, and professional customer service response at all levels.
  4. Must have advanced clinical skills with a desire to improve processes, take initiative and solve problems.
  5. Detail oriented, highly organized, ability to execute critical thinking and analytical skills to confidently execute reasonable and sound decision making.
  6. Demonstrated interpersonal savvy capabilities, building, maintaining, motivating, influencing, and achieving cooperation with both internal and external relationships.
  7. Demonstrated ability to exhibit a high degree of quality, integrity, and honor confidentiality of appropriate information including, but not limited to, personal team member data, organizational operations or work processes, donor and donor family information, contributor details, any financial information and medical or protected health information (PHI) in accordance with HIPAA.
  8. Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications.
  9. Proven skilled and competent in using technology-based tools such as personal computers and related software, mobile devices, and electronic medical record systems as appropriate for position.


  1. Must be able to participate in a variable 12-hour schedule including days, nights, weekends, and holidays. Occasional overtime may be required.
  2. Required meetings may be scheduled outside of standard shift hours.
Shift Rotating Days and Nights  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Location Minneapolis, MN - LifeSource  
Open Date 3/24/2023  
EOE Statement LifeSource is committed to creating a diverse, inclusive and welcoming workplace with opportunities for all talent 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.  

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