Employment Opportunities

Apply in person or leave your résumé with the front switchboard located at 1237 W. Monroe St. Springfield, IL 62704.

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

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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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Jubilee Farm Maintenance Engineer


Jubilee Farm seeks to preserve the integrity, stability, and beauty of the Earth community and to share the gift of the land.  Our diverse ministries call us all to live simply and sustainably.

Under general supervision from the Director of Jubilee Farm, performs a variety of semi-skilled work in the construction, modification, maintenance, and repair of buildings and structures; uses and operates a variety of manual and power tools and equipment; performs activities of sustainable land management and restoration; and assists in the care and feeding of animals.  Performs related work as required.


  •  Performs a variety of semi-skilled construction, maintenance, and repair activities of facilities and ground maintenance to ensure safe and efficient access for the public and staff.
  • Performs facilities and structure construction and maintenance, including semi-skilled carpentry, painting, electrical, irrigation and plumbing tasks and general custodial duties.
  • Coordinates construction and maintenance projects, including evaluating project site, ensuring availability of equipment and materials, calculating measurements, reading and interpreting technical specifications and plans, and recommending and implementing changes as needed.
  • Repairs and maintains equipment and structures, including fences, gates, corrals, animal structures, and buildings; prepares facilities for program activities.
  • Assists with animal care to include food and water. Observes and reports change in animal health.
  • Orders supplies and equipment for work projects; researches vendors and negotiates prices; monitors expenditures; may estimate costs of construction and maintenance work, supplies, equipment, and materials.
  • Performs sustainable land maintenance and restorative practices. Identifies and removes non-native invasive plants, removes debris and mows as needed.
  • Mows grass and maintains trails, cultivates and irrigates orchards and gardens; assists with pruning, harvesting and maintaining beds as required.
  • Operates and maintains a variety of mechanical and power tools and equipment and vehicles, such as pick-up truck, small tractor, mower, pressure washer, saws, all-terrain vehicle, and various hand tools required for construction, carpentry, plumbing, and maintenance duties performed.
  • Performs regular inspection of buildings and grounds for maintenance and repair. Ensures a safe work environment including the safe storage and disposal of hazardous equipment.  Observes safe work methods and uses related safety equipment as required.
  • Maintains accurate logs, reports, and records of work performed and materials and equipment used.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Knowledge of and application of the Jubilee Farm Vision.
  • Maintenance principles, practices, tools, and equipment for maintaining structures, and buildings.
  • The safe and effective operation and minor maintenance of a variety of hand and power tools and light equipment.
  • Principles and standard practices of several trades as they apply to construction, maintenance, and repair related structures, including carpentry, plumbing, electrical, painting, and irrigation work.
  • Principles and standard practices of sustainable land management and restoration work.
  • Principles of handling animals in a humane and compassionate manner.
  • Occupational hazards and safety equipment and practices related to the work, including the handling of hazardous chemicals.
  • Applicable Federal, State, and local laws, regulatory codes, ordinances, and procedures relevant to assigned area of responsibility.
  • Interpretation and application of the policies, procedures, laws, codes, and regulations pertaining to assigned programs and functions.
  • Tact, initiative, prudence, and independent judgment within general policy, procedural, and legal guidelines.
  • Safe driving rules and practices.
  • Principles and procedures of record keeping, report preparation.
  • Modern office practices, methods, computer equipment, and basic computer applications.
  • English usage, spelling, vocabulary, grammar, and punctuation.
  • Understand and follow oral and written instructions.
  • Read, interpret, and apply technical information from manuals, drawings, specifications, layouts, blueprints, and schematics.
  • Techniques for providing a high level of customer service by effectively dealing with the public, vendors, contractors, and staff.
  • Positive and effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
  • Performance of a variety of construction, modification, maintenance, and repair work with accuracy, speed, and minimal supervision.
  • Learn local flora and fauna, and methods and techniques of sustainable land protection and restoration.
  • Learn Jubilee Farm lands and boundaries.
  • Maintain accurate logs, records, and basic written reports of work performed.
  • Organization of own work, setting of priorities, and meeting critical time deadlines.
  • Maintenance of a clean and orderly work area.


  • High school diploma or equivalence required.
  • Three (3) years of experience in construction, maintenance, and repair of facilities and equipment.
  • Experience with sustainable (or organic) land management.
  • Possession of a valid Illinois driver’s license.


Works outdoors much of the time and is exposed to changes in weather and temperature; is exposed to hazards of mechanical equipment and is expected to follow safe practices. May be required to work evenings, weekends, and holidays. Depending on the exposure, employee is required to wear head, hearing, eye, foot, face, hand, and full protection equipment.

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

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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

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

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