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Current Employment Opportunities at St. Francis Convent


Pastoral Care Coordinator



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:


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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 (


Donor Relations Manager


Reporting to the Director of Advancement, the Donor Relations Manager will be responsible for identifying, cultivating, and stewarding relationships with OSF’s new and existing donors, particularly as it relates to national direct mail.  The Donor Relations Manager will manage moves by identifying, researching, cultivating and stewarding new and existing donors. 


How You’ll Serve as Donor Relations Manager:

  • Manage moves for donors within national direct mail database, including increasing Planned Gifts and recurring gifts.  Use moves management tools to create and implement donor plans and track activity in CRM software.
  • Lead Prospect Review Meetings for the direct mail portfolio.
  • Record donor stewardship information and donor interests in database.
  • Create and implement a stewardship plan to engage, recognize, and retain direct mail donors.
  • Communicate with donors and assigned prospects on news and mission of the Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi. 
  • Utilize and share best practices regarding donor relations, stewardship, and recognition.
  • Provide detailed reports to leadership as directed.


What We’re Seeking:

  • Minimum of 7 Years’ progressive experience in nonprofit development
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Willingness to learn and integrate Franciscan charism and mission of Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi
  • Excellent writing and editing ability
  • Public speaking
  • Good listening skills
  • Experience with using CRM software


How We’ll Serve You:

  • Flexible Work Schedule
  • Paid vacation and PTO
  • Medical, Dental, Vision
  • Life Insurance


Job type: Full-time Immediate


How to Apply:

Applicants should email their resumes to Shelly Dretzka at Application deadline is June 30, 2022 and anticipated start date is 3-4 weeks after offer.



Registered Nurse (RN) or Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) – 1 position available

  • .8 FTE – 3rd shift, 10pm-6:30am, rotating weekends/holidays

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.



We have an immediate opening for a full-time housekeeper. The position is 40 hours per week, 1st shift.  Perform any combination of light cleaning duties to maintain the convent in a clean and orderly manner. Duties may include making beds, replenishing linens, cleaning rooms and halls, and vacuuming. Cleaning involves bathrooms, residential rooms, common areas, and offices.



Must be certified as a CNA in the state of Wisconsin or CBRF certified. Competitive salary. Experience in geriatric care is optimal.


Employment Application

Fax resume to: 414-744-3395

Email resume to:

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.