Employment Opportunities

Please contact our HR Director, Cora Hughes for more details about current 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 and drug test are mandatory.   Questions? Contact our HR Director, Cora Hughes

Current Openings:

Part-time Evening Shift CNA



Under the supervision of the Director of Nursing, a registered nurse or licensed practical nurse, the Certified Nurse Assistant provides quality nursing care to Sisters, at all times maintaining a Person-Directed focus, reports pertinent information to the immediate supervisor, responds to inquiries or requests for assistance.  The job tasks are subject to change related to the needs of the Department.



  • Provides quality nursing care to Sisters in an environment which promotes their rights, dignity, freedom of choice, and their individuality
  • Attends to the individual needs of the Sisters which may include assistance with all aspects of daily living.
  • Knows the Sister’s preferences and includes in the plan of care; documented in the Kardex
  • Promptly reports to the charge nurse any incidents/accidents, evidence of abuse, or violations of Residents’ Rights
  • Observes the Sisters for changes in condition or behavior and promptly reports these changes to appropriate Nursing personnel
  • Provides care that maintains Sisters skin integrity to prevent pressure ulcers, skin tears and other damage by providing incontinent care, turning, repositioning, etc.
  • Lifts, moves and transports Sisters, using proper body mechanics or lifting devices for accident prevention
  • Answers Sisters calls promptly and courteously
  • Performs various tasks assigned by the charge nurse including vital signs, weights, etc.
  • Assists in maintaining a safe, neat, and clean environment; reports environmental deficiencies such as lighting or equipment problems to the charge nurse or Maintenance
  • Performs all job responsibilities in accordance with prescribed safety and infection control procedures
  • Protects the personal belongings of the Sisters, promptly reporting missing items and
  • participates in efforts to locate missing items
  • Assists and escorts Sisters to the dining area, chapel, etc.
  • Completes certified nursing assistant records documenting care provided or other information according to department policies



  • Knowledge of the individualized plan of care for the Sisters
  • Knowledge of all aspects of Resident Rights
  • Skills necessary to safely and efficiently operate the following equipment and machines:  telephone, mechanical lifts, electronic scales, bather equipment, adjustable chairs/beds, wheel/geri-chairs, nurse call system, dishwasher, washer and dryer, and humidifiers
  • Ability to uphold the mission, vision and values of the Dominican Sisters of Springfield, Illinois
  • Ability to assist with lifting, positioning, and transferring of the Sisters
  • Ability to uphold and maintain confidentiality



  • High school graduate or equivalent and/or vocational training
  • Certification as a nurse assistant in a recognized program and successful completion with ‘PASS’ on the State Competency Examination within 4 months of hire date

Part-time Weekend 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

Seasonal Job Opportunity at Jubilee Farm

April 1, 2020 – September 24, 2020

Monday-Thursday, 7:00 am – noon, weather permitting

Grounds and Gardens

Position includes physical exertion and heavy lifting

Will assist with:

  1. Tilling small areas of land with hand tiller
  2. Garden work: composting, mulching, digging
  3. Planting and weeding
  4. Mowing (push mower)
  5. Assisting in greenhouse
  6. Setting up, cleaning, painting garden furniture
  7. Cleaning tools
  8. Other related duties

Sister Rose Marie Riley, OP
Director of Jubilee Farm

Communication and Advancement Specialist

The Dominican Sisters of Springfield, IL are conducting a search for a Communications and Advancement Specialist. This is a full-time, entry-level position. The right candidate will have high level writing skills, expertise with donor management and email marketing software, experience with photography, social media and graphic design, and energy for collaboration with diverse teammates. Qualified individuals should email resume to Cora Hughes with the subject line, CAS Position. Also note, a portfolio and an impromptu writing sample will be required upon mutual interest. Salary is commensurate with applicable experience, with a range of $35,000-39,000.


JOB TITLE: Communications and Advancement Specialist
DEPARTMENT: Communications
REPORTS TO: Communications Director


Under the supervision of the Communications Director, the communications and advancement specialist (CAS) promotes the mission and identity of Dominican Sisters of Springfield, IL by collaborating with and supporting the needs of the communications and mission advancement offices.

The CAS works directly with the Communications Director, Communications Manager and the Director of Mission Advancement, and on an as-needed basis with members of the Planning Collaborative, to meet the communications goals of the Congregation.


  • Communicates the mission, vision, values, and goals of the Dominican Sisters of Springfield, IL through all communications channels;
  • Integrates the Dominican Sisters’ antiracist commitment in daily practice, process, and projects
  • Collaborates with colleagues in communications and mission advancement offices to:
    • Facilitate email list growth, segmentation, and maintenance (Constant Contact)
    • Create and distribute at-least weekly email campaigns
    • Conceptualize and create a minimum of three annual appeals, including direct mail, social media, and email strategies
    • Utilize and analyse Facebook page ad account for mission advancement office
    • Produce an annual donor report
  • Writes, presents for approval, and distributes:
    • News releases, church bulletin notices, and community calendar announcements
    • Weekly newsletter copy
    • Annual jubilee celebration communications
    • Other copywriting needs
  • Contributes to creative concept and copywriting for website
  • Assists with copywriting and editing for communications office projects
  • Updates and maintains lists of communications outlets germane to the mission of the congregation
  • Maintains a log of news releases, articles, and media related to the work of the Communications Department, and provides essential documents to archives on a regular basis
  • Assists with photography, videography, social media posting, graphic design and videoconferencing set-up and monitoring
  • Assists Communications Director and Communications Manager with editing and proofreading
  • Provides general support to the advancement and communications teams
  • Assists with publicizing and marketing events at Sacred Heart Convent
  • Participates in an orientation to antiracism training


  • Knowledge of and experience with:
    • Microsoft Office 365
    • Adobe Creative Suite
    • Constant Contact proficiency or the ability to learn and implement quickly
    • Donor Perfect proficiency or the ability to learn and implement quickly
    • Word Press (Beaver Builder)
  • Skilled with:
    • Writing, copyediting, proofreading
    • Communications and public relations principles
    • Marketing in digital and print media
    • Managing projects and taking direction from others
  • Ability to:
    • Learn and communicate the charism, values, and mission of the Dominican Sisters of Springfield
    • Listen actively
    • Ask critical questions and analyze contexts
    • Adapt to changes in technology
    • Stay current in field
    • Meet deadlines
    • Practice self-discipline
    • Maintain confidentiality
    • Work collaboratively and independently
    • Accept constructive criticism
    • Manage tasks and time
    • Organize workflow
    • Empathize and understand others


  • Bachelors with an emphasis in communication, public relations, and/or web technology
  • 1 year or more experience in this or related field


  • Professional development & training
  • Adhere to department and employer policies and procedures
  • Some weekend and evening work required
  • Some travel required
  • Performs all other miscellaneous duties as assigned
  • Make recommendations, based on experience concerning suitability of various technologies.


  Percentage of work time spent in activity (please put a X in the appropriate box)
  0-5% 6-33% 34-66% 67-100%
Push and pull or maneuver X      
Repeated trunk rotation/twisting X      
Standing     X  
Walking   X    
Ladder Climbing X      
Physical Coordination     X  
Lifting requirement   X    
Overhead work or lifting above shoulder X      
Bending at the waist-standing     X  
Climbing stairs   X    
Fine motor control/precision       X
Balance       X
Lifting requirement   X    
Lifting requirement   X    
Lift and carry > 8ft   X    
Bending at the waist-sitting       X
Kneeling X      
Repeated squatting X      
Sitting       X
Sustained squatting X      
Crawling X      


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