About Shepherds College / 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

Shepherds offers a robust benefit package which includes the following:

  • Health, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance
  • FSA & HRA Plans
  • 401k plan with company match
  • PTO & 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. Complete Application.
  3. Return completed application, 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

Shepherds College Academic Program

The following positions are currently available within our Shepherds College Academic Program:

Employment Specialist & Enterprise Coordinator

Full Time / Benefit Eligible; Regular First Shift Hours; pay commensurate with experience

SUMMARY

As the Shepherds College Employment Specialist & Enterprise Coordinator you will be responsible for the placement of Shepherds College alumni and clients, the coordination and development of the different enterprises within Shepherds College and oversee all facets of the Federal Student Work Study Program. You will establish relationships with graduates and clients to gain awareness of their interests, skills and aspirations, initiate contacts with businesses and potential employers, coordinate and develop individual placement plans and assessments, assist individuals in job seeking skills, the application process and job retention skills and perform job coaching as needed to ensure that individuals are able to maintain employment. You will manage all on-campus client employees, maintain accurate time keeping records and create reports as needed and coordinate all services and events for Shepherds College alumni.

Requirements for this position include being a born again Christian committed to a local Bible believing church with a lifestyle that is in agreement with the Shepherds College Mission Statement, a Bachelor's degree (preferred), experience working with individuals with intellectual disabilities, a commitment to and promotion of the philosophy of Appropriate Independence™, effective communication skills (including both verbal and written communication) and possess a high level of professionalism, including the ability to maintain confidentiality.

Shepherds College Residential Life Program

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

Residential Life Faculty - Male

Full Time / Benefit Eligible; Monday 2pm-9pm, Tuesday Off, Wednesday 3pm-9pm, Thursday 2pm-9pm, Friday 3pm-9pm, Saturday 7am-9pm, Sunday Off; pay commensurate with experience

Residential Life Staff - Male

Part Time & Full Time Opportunities Available; Monday 2pm-9pm, Tuesday Off, Wednesday 3pm-9pm, Thursday 2pm-9pm, Friday 3pm-9pm, Saturday 7am-9pm, Sunday Off; pay commensurate with experience

Residential Life Weekend Staff - Male

Part-Time; Saturdays, 7am–9pm; pay commensurate with experience

Emergency Response Staff

(Sleep-In Shift, Male ONLY) - Part Time or Full Time available. Full Time is Benefit Eligible; Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:30pm - 8:30am; pay commensurate with experience

Residential Life Staff (Pool Worker)

Part Time. Must work a minimum of two shifts (6-7 hours each) per month - 2nd shift on weekdays, 1st or 2nd shift on weekends. Pool workers will be called on an as needed basis. Pay commensurate with experience.

SUMMARY

As a Residential 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.

Requirements for these positions include being a born again Christian committed to a local Bible believing church with a lifestyle that is in agreement with the Shepherds College Mission Statement, 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 Kitchen

The following position is currently available within our Shepherds College Kitchen:

Food Service Manager & Commercial Kitchen Lead

Full Time / Benefit-Eligible; Monday – Friday, Regular First Shift Hours with Very Occasional Night & Weekend Hours (For Special Events Only); pay commensurate with experience

SUMMARY

As the Lead Chef & Food Service Manager for Shepherds College Kitchen you will be responsible for producing high quality food, following best practices in food safety, supervising and instructing student workers and managing the food service staff. Along with the Culinary Arts Director you will monitor food preparation methods, portion sizes, presentation of food and special diets in order to ensure that food is prepared and presented in an acceptable manner. You will monitor budgets and review financial transactions in order to ensure that expenditures are authorized and properly applied to the budget. You will order, schedule and receive food and beverage deliveries, checking delivery contents in order to verify quality and quantity. You will review menus and analyze recipes in order to provide healthy, cost-efficient meals. You will schedule staffing hours and student field experience hours in addition to ordering and purchasing equipment and supplies in collaboration with the Culinary Arts Director. You will monitor compliance with the health department, State of Wisconsin regulations and fire regulations regarding food preparation and serving and building maintenance in the kitchen and food service areas.

Requirements for this position include being a born again Christian committed to a local Bible believing church with a lifestyle that is in agreement with the Shepherds College Mission Statement, a Bachelor's degree in a culinary arts-related field (preferred) or an Associate's degree in a culinary arts-related field (minimum requirement), at least 1-2 years of experience related to culinary arts, food preparation, etc., experience working with individuals with intellectual disabilities, strong organizational and communication skills, must be customer service oriented and must possess a high level of professionalism, including the ability to maintain confidentiality.

 

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