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Current Employment Opportunities at St. Francis Convent

 

HR Generalist

We are looking for an experienced HR Generalist to join our team!  Our inclusive culture is ideal for someone who likes working as part of a team. We pride ourselves on a friendly, supportive work environment, helping each other provide our residents with a life filled with dignity, respect, and compassion.  

We promote the Franciscan values that are integral to the mission of the Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi, namely, building a caring community, showing compassion, peacemaking, and reverencing all creation.

Position Summary: Under the direction of the HR Manager, the Human Resources Generalist assists with the day-to-day operations of the Human Resources functions and duties.  

Requirements:

Education and/or Experience:  Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, or related field  and two-three years of recent related experience.  

Skills/Knowledge/Abilities:

  • Must possess superior communication and organizational skills and be able to prioritize and work simultaneously on several projects.
  • Ability to operate within a team atmosphere.
  • Ability to shift priorities frequently and effectively perform under pressure.
  • The ability to work effectively in a Microsoft Windows environment (Word, Excel, Outlook etc.)
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
  • Ability to investigate and define problems, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  • Ability to solve a variety of problems in situations where only limited standardization exists. This position requires exceptional judgement skills.  The ability to prioritize activities and handle multiple tasks is essential to this position.
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, etc. Ability to write reports and business correspondence.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of all levels of employees and the general public.
  • A professional demeanor and the ability to retain confidential information is essential to this position. The successful HR Generalist will be able to work on their own with minimal supervision as well as part of a team.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:   

  1. Recruit, screen and facilitate the hiring of qualified job applicants for open positions; collaborates with departmental manager to understand skills and competencies required for openings; ensure compliance with all applicable laws and policies.
  2. Assists with the new hire orientation process.
  3. Maintains Human Resources records by filing, entering new employees in the HRIS/Payroll system, updating that system when there are transfers, terminations, changes in job classifications etc.
  4. Assists with benefits questions, enrollments/changes of new hires and employees.
  5. Conducts candidate background checks, verifications of employment and reference checks.
  6. Assists with gathering information and documentation for audits and compliance.
  7. Assists with employee stay and exit interviews.
  8. Assists in the development and training of employees.
  9. Participates in the day-to-day efficient operation of the Human Resources Department.

 

Benefits:

  • Generous Paid Time Off (PTO) Plan
  • 6 Paid Holidays
  • Health & Dental insurance
  • 403(b) Retirement plan
  • Voluntary Life Insurance plan
  • Voluntary Short-term Disability plan
  • Voluntary Critical Illness Plan
  • Paid bereavement leave
  • Paid jury duty leave
  • Employee Assistance Plan (EAP)
  • Employee Referral Program
  • Reduced meal rate at our on-site Bistro
  • Tuition Reimbursement at Cardinal Stritch University – A discount of 50%

 

Salary: $55,000-$65,000/year

About Us:

Our story begins in 1849 when a small group of lay third-order Franciscans emigrated from a small rural village of Ettenbeuren, Bavaria, at the request of Archbishop J. Martin Henni, the first archbishop of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  It was his intention that they serve as missionaries to the growing number of German immigrants in the Milwaukee area.  Responding to the invitation to become ‘missionaries in the New World,’ a small band of six women and five men left Ettenbeuren, Bavaria on March 13, 1849, to journey to North America.

As Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi, our mission finds its roots in our common search for a life of total dependence upon God, striving to live in obedience to Gospel Values.  For Francis, this Gospel way of living was a power attracting him into intense union with God, a call drawing him into loving service to others out of compassion, and a mystery inviting him toward continual conversion.

As Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi, we have committed ourselves to deepening our response to God’s call to transformation according to the Gospel. In living our mission, we strive to embrace the uniqueness of each member and our life in community together as an effective sign of love.

Learn more about us here: Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi (lakeosfs.org)

 

Dietary Manager

We are looking for an experienced Dietary Manager to join our team!  Quality is what we pride ourselves in and listening to our residents in the development of our menus is key.   If you are passionate about leading a team, have high expectations when it comes to sanitation and food safety, and would enjoy making a positive impact on the lives of seniors, then this is the opportunity for you!

We promote the Franciscan values that are integral to the mission of the Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi, namely, building a caring community, showing compassion, peacemaking and reverencing all creation.

Position Summary: The Dietary Manager coordinates the service provided by the Dietary Department including providing quality meals to residents and staff, special events sponsored by the organization and / or outside groups in a warm and friendly environment. This hands-on management position provides for the nutritional needs of the residents at St. Francis Convent.

 

Requirements:

  • Associates degree in hospitality management or related area preferred. 3 years of Head Cook and Dietary Management experience preferred. Experience working for a retirement community is preferred. ServSafe Certification is required. Experience working with older adults in a similar setting is preferred.
  • Strong leadership abilities, commitment to customer service, and strong organization and time management skills.
  • Must be a compassionate and patient individual who enjoys working with older adults.
  • Proficient with menu development and pricing.
  • Knowledge of and experience with Microsoft Office applications
  • Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, rations, and proportions to practical situations.
  • Skills in preparing specialized dishes for specific diets
  • Must be organized and be able to multi-task in a fast-paced environment
  • Must be able to read, write, and communicate effectively with residents, families, guests, and other associates in English
  • Considerable knowledge of the applicable professional and governmental standards and regulations on institutional food service.
  • Flexible work schedule (which may include nights, weekends, holidays, and long hours).
  • Passion for culinary arts and identifying new culinary techniques, presentations, and stay current on health care culinary industry trends
  • Must be willing to assist with serving in dining and preparing meals as needed.

 

 

Benefits:

  • Generous Paid Time Off (PTO) Plan
  • 6 Paid Holidays
  • Health & Dental insurance
  • 403(b) Retirement plan
  • Voluntary Life Insurance plan
  • Voluntary Short-term Disability plan
  • Voluntary Critical Illness Plan
  • Paid bereavement leave
  • Paid jury duty leave
  • Employee Assistance Plan (EAP)
  • Employee Referral Program
  • Reduced meal rate at our on-site Bistro

 

Salary: $50,502-$78,000/year

About Us:

Our story begins in 1849 when a small group of lay third-order Franciscans emigrated from the small rural village of Ettenbeuren, Bavaria, at the request of Archbishop J. Martin Henni, the first archbishop of Milwaukee, Wisc.  It was his intention that they serve as missionaries to the growing number of German immigrants in the Milwaukee area.  Responding to the invitation to become ‘missionaries in the New World,’ a small band of six women and five men left Ettenbeuren, Bavaria on March 13, 1849, to journey to North America.

As Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi, our mission finds its roots in our common search for a life of total dependence upon God, striving to live in obedience to Gospel values.  For Francis, this Gospel way of living was a power attracting him into intense union with God, a call drawing him into loving service to others out of compassion, and a mystery inviting him toward continual conversion.

As Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi, we have committed ourselves to deepening our response to God’s call to transformation according to the Gospel. In living our mission, we strive to embrace the uniqueness of each member and our life in community together as an effective sign of love.

Learn more about us here: Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi (lakeosfs.org)

 

Pastoral Care Coordinator

 

Summary:

Reporting to the Administrator of the convent’s long-term care center, the Pastoral Care Coordinator is guided by the Spirit working through the relationship of the Listener and the Listened To and makes available a variety of services and programs to meet the religious and spiritual needs of the Sisters, family members and employees. The day-by-day duties and role are ever-changing. Each person carries out their role in their own unique way, based on their strengths, experiences and ways of communicating with the Spirit.   

 

How You’ll Serve as Pastoral Care Coordinator:

 SPIRITUAL COMPANIONING AND PASTORAL COUNSELING

  • Listen to the stories of where each resident senses the presence of God in the joys and sorrows of life’s journey, while modeling acceptance of ALL emotions expressed.
  • Affirm God’s unchanging care in the past and present, in order to strengthen the hope of that same care in the unknown future.
  • Facilitate bi-monthly Spirituality Groups in both Memory Care and Assisted Living. 
  • Arrange for delivery and distribution of monthly Spiritual Devotionals.

GRIEF SUPPORT

  • Provide grief support related to the physical and mental limitations that can be part of the aging process, as well as on-going emotional support after diagnosis of chronic/terminal condition.
  • Support Sisters in the grief work related to changes and transitions that are part of their Community life, while realizing that change is often more difficult as we age.
  • Allow Sisters a safe space to vent feelings related to the loss of beloved fellow Sisters through death, mental decline or separation.

HEALTH SERVICES

  • Counsel individual residents who may need additional support regarding more difficult quality of life and end of life decisions. 
  • Visit Sisters who are hospitalized or are temporarily in other facilities for more intensive rehabilitation per the request of Sister Coordinators or Nursing.

FUNERALS

  • Assist with the many duties of funerals, including contact of persons listed on resident’s Significant Persons Sheet upon a death.  Relay to them important information about the funeral service.

OTHER

  • Facilitate and livestream various assemblies and presentations for Sisters in St. Francis Convent.  Ensure that responses and feedback from all Convent Sisters in regards to the live-streamed presentations are accumulated and returned for processing and sharing with the entire Community.
  • Participate in weekly multidisciplinary team meetings.
  • Participate as a member of the On The Threshold Committee to address the hopes and fears of Sisters.
  • Assist the Coordinator Sisters with various other requests, projects or special events.

 

What We’re Seeking:

  • 8+ years progressive ministry experience
  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) with courses in theology or religious studies
  • Master of Art in Religious Studies or equivalent, preferred
  • Licensure, Registration, and/or Certification, preferred
    • Chaplain certification issued by the Board of Chaplaincy Certification Inc (BCCI), or
    • Chaplain, Catholic certification issued by the National Association of Catholic Chaplains (NACC)
  • Understanding of an agreement to abide by the USCCB on Ethical Religious Directives (ERD)
  • Ability to lead and coordinate varying spiritual and religious expressions
  • Sensitivity to residents with varying chronic physical, mental, and emotional dysfunctions
  • Ability to work collaboratively
  • Communication and leadership skills
  • Ability to work amidst crisis situations in calm non-anxious manner
  • Flexibility
  • Ability to be a self-starter who follows the directives of Sisters in leadership
  • Ability to work full-time on-site in St Francis, Wisconsin

 

How We’ll Serve You:

  • Paid vacation and PTO
  • Medical, Dental, Vision
  • Life Insurance

 

About Us:

Our story begins in 1849 when a small group of lay third-order Franciscans emigrated from a small rural village of Ettenbeuren, Bavaria, at the request of Archbishop J. Martin Henni, the first archbishop of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  It was his intention that they serve as missionaries to the growing number of German immigrants in the Milwaukee area.  Responding to the invitation to become ‘missionaries in the New World,’ a small band of six women and five men left Ettenbeuren, Bavaria on March 13, 1849, to journey to North America.

As Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi, our mission finds its roots in our common search for a life of total dependence upon God, striving to live in obedience to Gospel Values.  For Francis, this Gospel way of living was a power attracting him into intense union with God, a call drawing him into loving service to others out of compassion, and a mystery inviting him toward continual conversion.

As Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi, we have committed ourselves to deepening our response to God’s call to transformation according to the Gospel. In living our mission, we strive to embrace the uniqueness of each member and our life in community together as an effective sign of love.

Learn more about us here: Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi (lakeosfs.org)

 

Registered Nurse (RN) or Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) – Part-time and full-time positions open

Must be a Registered Nurse or Licensed Practical Nurse in the state of Wisconsin. Experience in geriatric care is optimal. Pass medications, monitor and guide nursing assistants. Assist with night duties, monitor and advocate for Sisters that are ill, infirmed.

 

 

Direct Mail Assistant – Temporary/Part-time

Are you looking to earn extra cash during the holiday season?  If you are, then this is the position for you!   St. Francis Convent is looking for someone to help with year-end mailings.   This is a temporary, part-time position (8-16 hours per week) The ideal candidate would be available to help until mid- January 2023.   College students are encouraged to apply!

We promote the Franciscan values that are integral to the mission of the Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi, namely, building a caring community, showing compassion, peacemaking, and reverencing all creation.

 

Requirements:

  • Detail-oriented
  • Self-directed
  • Basic data entry skills

 

Responsibilities:

  1. Oversee opening of donor mail and separation of contributions from paperwork.
  2. Sort and batch donations by program, appeal and other categories as needed.
  3. Add the total of monetary donations by batch and reconcile with responses with accuracy.
  4. Enter donor data and donation amounts into donor records using online database, including credit card batches as assigned.
  5. Stuff and coordinate outgoing thank you letters picked up by comingling mail service.

 

 St. Francis Convent is an Equal Opportunity Employer

 

 

Food Service Aide

We are looking for multiple Food Service Aides to join our team!   Full-time and part-time openings available.  If you have a passion for working with elders and want a role where you can make a positive impact on the lives of others, then this is the position for you! 

We promote the Franciscan values that are integral to the mission of the Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi, namely, building a caring community, showing compassion, peacemaking, and reverencing all creation.

 Requirements:

  • Be compassionate and have a friendly disposition
  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Have a passion for working with elders

 

Responsibilities:

  1. Set up dining room for meal service and assists residents
  2. Restock kitchen
  3. Wash pots, pans, and dishes
  4. Perform other tasks as assigned

 

Benefits for full-time employees:

  • Generous Paid Time Off (PTO) Plan
  • 6 Paid Holidays
  • Health & Dental insurance
  • 403(b) Retirement plan
  • Voluntary Life Insurance plan
  • Voluntary Short-term Disability plan
  • Voluntary Critical Illness Plan
  • Paid bereavement leave
  • Paid jury duty leave

 

 

 

 

Employment Application

Fax resume to: 414-744-3395

Email resume to: hr@lakeosfs.org

We can ONLY accept PDF’s via email.  We will not open any other type of document.

Employment & Benefits Information

 

St. Francis Convent is an equal opportunity employer and believes in equal opportunity for all employees and applicants. Accordingly, all employment decisions are based on the principles of equal opportunity. These decisions include recruitment, selection, promotion, transfer, discipline, compensation, benefits, training, and other personnel actions involving persons in all job titles and shall occur without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, genetic information, military status, sexual orientation, and gender identity.
 
No individual will be denied nor receive special employment opportunities based on membership status in any protected category. Every employee of St. Francis Convent is expected to support this equal opportunity and nondiscrimination commitment by conducting him/herself in a manner consistent with the intent and spirit of this policy.