Employment Opportunities

Two Ways to Apply

Apply in person during business hours at
Sacred Heart Convent
1237 W. Monroe Street
Springfield, IL 62704


Or Complete you application here and email it to our HR Director, Cora Hughes.

This form can be used to apply for all advertised positions.


Dominican Sisters of Springfield, Illinois is an equal opportunity employer.  Pre-employment background check is mandatory.   Questions? Contact Cora Hughes, HR Director

Current Openings:

CNAs and LPNs
All Shifts

Join our team in this caring, collaborative, and safe environment!

  • Plenty of PPE

  • Continual sanitation

  • Great benefits

  • Flexible scheduling

  • Part-time and full-time positions

Questions? Contact our HR Director, Cora Hughes, for information about current openings.

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Multimedia Designer


Under the supervision of the Director of Communications, the Multimedia Designer works collaboratively within a faith-based, mission-focused creative team to provide comprehensive photography, videography, and audio services and graphic design. They also assist with website maintenance and development and provide technical support for in-person, remote, and live-streaming events for the Dominican Sisters organization.

As a member of the communications department the multimedia designer supports the communications needs of departments including but not limited to congregational leadership; directors of the associate, vocations, and mission advancement offices, and the social justice and ecological outreach of the congregation. Tasks are subject to change related to the needs of each department.


  • Communicates the mission, vision, values and identity of the Dominican Sisters of Springfield;
  • Creates mission-focused content using video, audio, and design skills to effectively communicate the impact of the sisters’ ministries and inspires donors;
  • Provides photography and videography services for congregational events and photo and video editing for use in print and digital media;
  • Collaborates with the communications office staff to manage website;
  • Assists with website maintenance and design;
  • Adapts to changes in technology, makes recommendations concerning suitability of technology and equipment, maintains condition of department equipment, notifies Communications Director of any repair or replacement needs and maintains department equipment inventory;
  • Provides technical support to sisters and staff on an intermittent basis;
  • Seeks professional development through participation in professional organizations;
  • Adapts schedule to meet the demands of the position, including some nights and weekends, and limited travel;
  • Assists with organizing and preparing print and video materials for Archives;
  • Maintains records concerning Communications Department tasks;
  • Provides administrative and design support to sub-committees;
  • Works interdependently with other departments to develop an online educational course offering;
  • Works closely with Communications Director and host to record, edit, and produce weekly podcast episodes;
  • Assists with contacting podcast guests, scheduling interviews, and setting up recording software and devices.


  • Ability to uphold Dominican Sisters mission, vision, and values
  • Applied knowledge of graphic design principles and concepts
  • Knowledge of photography, lighting, videography and editing
  • Expert use of computer software (Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office, Zoom, and others)
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; ability to use creativity, originality, visualization and fluency of ideas
  • Organizational and time management skills; multi-tasking and priority-setting abilities
  • Ability to adapt to changes in technology
  • Ability to work in a team setting creating an environment of collaboration
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to learn audio editing and podcast production skills
  • Knowledge of creation and production of online webinar/educational courses


  • Bachelor’s in fine arts, graphic design, publishing, or audio and video production or related field.
  • 1+ years of experience with Web and graphic design
  • 1+ years of experience with video editing/production and/or Web development environment

Send resume and cover letter to our HR Director, Cora Hughes to apply for this position.

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Dietary Aide, part-time job opening

Switchboard Operator/Receptionist


Under the supervision of the Switchboard Supervisor, the Switchboard Operator/Receptionist is responsible for acting as the initial point of contact on behalf of Dominican Sisters by telephone and in-person.  The Switchboard Operator/Receptionist is responsible for the operation of the multi-line telephone; meeting and greeting clients, vendors, and visitors and maintaining daily sign in/out sheet; operates 2 –way radio and relays messages; and monitors fire alarm system. The job tasks are subject to change depending on department needs.


  • Operates multi-line telephone relaying incoming, outgoing, and intra-system calls; provides appropriate information to callers; records and transmits messages
  • Maintains daily sign in/out sheet for Sisters, guests, and vendors
  • Ensures visitors receive temporary badges
  • Ensures prompt delivery of accurate messages
  • Notifies Sisters and employees of items left for them at the switchboard
  • Reports telephone system malfunctions to Network Coordinator
  • Maintains a clean work area


  • Basic knowledge of multi-line telephone system
  • Active listening skills
  • Time management skills
  • Proficient interpersonal relations and communicative skills
  • Ability to uphold Dominican Sister’s mission, vision, and values
  • Ability to safeguard Sisters’ confidential information
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to accept constructive criticism
  • Ability to use Microsoft Office products
  • Ability to multi-task to a high degree


  • High School Degree or equivalent or to complete a GED within 6 months of hire date
  • 3 months of related experience

Part-time Dietary Aide


Under the supervision of the Director of Food Services, the dietary aide will provide assistance to the cooks with preparation of service and foods.  All dietary job tasks are subject to change related to the needs of the Food Services Department.



  • Prepares food carts and unload dish carts; takes food carts to nursing department and Sienna Hall.  Also assist with nursing staff.
  • Prepares breakfast and supper cold section
  • Maintains and replenish drink dispensers
  • Restocks condiments, package containers, and salt and pepper shakers
  • Sets up industrial dishwasher, records dishwasher temperatures, and up-keeps maintenance
  • Washes cooking equipment
  • Assists Sisters with food trays
  • Maintains rotation of inventory and fulfill stocking needs
  • Maintains rotation of glassware and plates
  • Cleans floors and takes trash out at the end of the day.
  • Updates evening and weekend check lists as necessary


  • Knowledge of knives
  • Knowledge of dry and wet cup measurements
  • Knowledge of basic kitchen supplies
  • Knowledge of dietary restrictions
  • Knowledge of basic food products
  • Skills of basic math concepts and to compute fractions
  • Ability to uphold Dominican Sisters mission, vision, and values
  • Ability to verbally communicate with coworkers, leadership, and with Sisters


  • High school diploma or equivalence required or GED within 6 months of hire date or to be current within a school work program
  • Sanitation Certificate preferred
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Archives Assistant


The Dominican Sisters of Springfield is seeking a part time Archives Assistant. The assistant will have the opportunity to engage in historical research, as well as assist in digital preservation and records management initiatives.

Job Type: Permanent

Position will be 24 hours a week between Monday and Friday.

Position Details:

  • Arrange and describe a series of DSOS archival files, performing minor conservation treatment as needed
  • Process archival records according to current archival best practices
  • Create Finding aids using archival standards
  • Assist in making archived materials accessible to a wide range of users
  • Assist in records management initiatives
  • Work with the Archivist to implement at least two to three physical exhibit per calendar year
  • Assist in fulfilling Reference request from researchers
  • Assist in updating sister files (ensure preservation and maintain privacy and confidentiality of records)

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution
  • Prior library, archives and/or museum experience required.
  • Good English writing skills.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Advanced research skills.
  • Good organizational skills essential.
  • Ability to work independently and with minimal supervision after initial training period.
  • Capacity for learning Archival database software
  • Comfortable using Microsoft Office (Word and Excel).
  • Ability to lift and carry boxes weighing up to 40 lbs.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to: Maira Herrera at mherrera@spdom.org

Please contact our HR Director, Cora Hughes for more details about current employment opportunities.

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