Employment

Employment Opportunities at Shepherds College in Union Grove, Wisconsin

If you're looking to make a change, then maybe it's time to make a difference. Shepherds College, the country's leading three-year post-secondary educational program for students with intellectual disabilities, is looking for passionate, motivated people to join our team! We believe that everyone has valuable skills and experience to offer, and we would love to see if your unique qualities can help to meet the needs of our growing team.

About Us: 

• We seek excellence in every aspect of the work we do. We do not want to just meet the standard, we want to raise the bar.
• Professionalism is more than just a suit and tie. Attitude and work ethic are important here. 
• We thrive on creativity and out-of-the-box thinking. Innovative ideas are welcome and expected. 
• A man named Henry Ford said it best, "If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself." 
• Our strengths outweigh our weaknesses. We cultivate what drives each of us while improving areas of growth. 
• We strive to model the likeness of Jesus Christ in the way we work with others.

About You: 

• You love working with others in a professional community.
• You see a need and meet a need.
• You are driven to succeed and excel not only in your career, but in your life overall. 
• You work well with a team to accomplish more.

Benefits: 

• Health, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance 
• FSA & HRA Plans
• 401k Plan with Company Match 
• PTO & Paid Seasonal Breaks 
• Paid Medical Leave, Bereavement & Jury Duty 
• Team-Oriented Culture and Supportive Work Environment

Current Open Positions

To Apply for Any of the Following Positions

  1. Download & print the Employment Application PDF using Adobe Reader (free download).
  2. Download & print our Statement of Faith.
  3. Download & print our Biblical Responsibilities document.
  4. Complete Application, Statement of Faith and Biblical Responsibilities document.
  5. Return completed application, Statement of Faith and Biblical Responsibilities document, along with your résumé, to Tracy Kiesler, Human Resources Assistant, at tkiesler@shepherdscollege.edu or by mail:
    Attn. Tracy Kiesler 
    1805 15th Avenue
    Union Grove, WI 53182
  6. Transcripts and a copy of your highest degree earned will be required

Shepherds College Fellowship Program

Shepherds College is excited to announce our NEW PAID fellowship program beginning in July 2019! The program starts in July and goes through June of the following year. All participants of the fellowship program will receive a stipend that is paid on a bi-weekly basis, FREE housing for the entire year and free meals during work shifts. Fellows will primarily serve in our Student Life program where they will help facilitate the daily living skills progression and other extracurricular programming to encourage students’ growth towards Appropriate Independence. Specialized internships and a professional mentoring program will also be available! Click here for more information.

 

Shepherds College Student Life Program

The following positions are currently available within our Student Life program:

Student Life Staff

Part Time & Full Time Opportunities Available; Full Time is Benefit Eligible; Combination of Weekdays & Weekends Available; Monday - Friday from 12pm - 9pm, Saturdays & Sundays from 7am - 9pm; Pay is commensurate with experience.

Student Life Staff - Weekends

Part-Time; Saturdays & Sundays from 7am - 9pm; Pay is commensurate with experience.

Student Life Staff - Pool

Part Time; Must work a minimum of 2 shifts per month (6 – 7 hours each); Monday – Friday from 12pm – 9pm, Saturdays & Sundays from 7am - 9pm. Pool workers will be called on an as needed basis; Pay is commensurate with experience.

One on One Social Skills Student Life Staff Coach

As the 1-1 Social Skills Student Life Staff for Shepherds College (SC) you will help guide a particular student in relational connections and provide training and coaching in developing social and reading skills, all in an effort to promote students’ growth towards Appropriate Independence™. You will provide socials skills coaching, facilitate activities between student and peers, provide tutoring, administrate the guidelines and policies in the student handbook, communicate information about the student’s behavior to the student life team, advisor, and other appropriate personnel.

Skills/Qualifications for this position include being a born again Christian committed to a church, High School Diploma or GED, experience or interest in working with individuals with intellectual disabilities; experience with autism is a plus. Must be an effective communicator, including both verbal and written communication, must possess strong social skills, must possess a high-level of professionalism, including the ability to maintain confidentiality

Schedule / Hours: Part-Time (8 hours/week); Wednesdays from 6pm to 8pm, Fridays from 6pm to 8pm, Saturdays from 10am to 12pm & Sundays from 2pm to 4pm OR from 6pm to 8pm.

SUMMARY

As a Student Life Staff member, you will be working hands-on with our students to develop the skills necessary for life after graduation. Whether you are teaching students how to cook or facilitating an outing to a baseball game, you will be creating a positive and lasting impact in their lives and futures. This position is perfect for future educators, social workers and those who have a passion for ministry.

Skills and qualifications for these positions include being a born-again Christian committed to a church, a Bachelor’s degree is preferred but not required (a degree in social work, psychology or special education is a plus), experience working with individuals with intellectual disabilities, a strong commitment to student learning and development, effective communication skills (including both verbal and written communication) and a high level of professionalism, including the ability to maintain confidentiality.

 

Shepherds College Academic Program

The following positions are currently available within our Academic Program:

Dean of Education 

As the Dean of Education you will be responsible for maintaining curriculum standards with academic, Bible and specialty major classes; overseeing occupational training components including field experiences, specialty major instructors and advisory teams. The position oversees and maintains accreditation standards to meet compliance. In addition, The Dean of Education supports and trains faculty and academic staff and oversees the day-to-day logistics of the academic day.

Skills and qualifications for this position include being a born-again Christian committed to a church, a Master’s degree is preferred; Higher Education major is a plus, five years of full-time experience in teaching and/or administration (including at least three years of leadership experience), experience working with individuals with intellectual disabilities, demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, ethnic and disability-related needs of college students and faculty, must be a quality educator with a commitment to student learning, effective communicator; including verbal and written communication, strong organizational skills and a high level of professionalism with the ability to maintain confidentiality.

 Full Time & Benefit Eligible; Monday – Friday, 1st Shift Hours. Pay is commensurate with experience.

Horticulture Paraprofessional & Student Life Staff 

As a Horticulture Paraprofessional, you will serve as an assistant to the Shepherds College Lead Horticulture Instructor, working with individuals or groups of students in order to enhance learning in the horticulture specialty major. You will assist students in preparation for instruction, support classroom and laboratory instruction methods and procedures, co-teach lesson components, support students with learning activities and organizational skills, observe and record student behavior and transport students to and from field experience placements. 

As a Student Life Staff member, you will be working hands-on with our students to develop the skills necessary for life after graduation. Whether you are teaching students how to cook or facilitating an outing to a baseball game, you will be creating a positive and lasting impact in their lives and futures. This position is perfect for future educators, social workers and those who have a passion for ministry.

Skills and qualifications for this position include being a born-again Christian committed to a church, a Bachelor’s degree is preferred (a degree or certification related to special education, psychology or horticulture is a plus), experience working with individuals with intellectual disabilities, a strong commitment to student learning and development, willingness and experience working in horticulture environments (floral shops, landscape, produce garden, etc.), effective communication skills and a high level of professionalism, including the ability to maintain confidentiality.

Full Time & Benefit Eligible; Weekdays, Combination of 1st & 2nd Shift; Pay is commensurate with experience.

 

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