Employment Opportunities at Shepherds College in Union Grove, Wisconsin

If you're looking to make a change, then maybe it's time to make a difference. Shepherds College, the country's leading three-year post-secondary educational program for students with intellectual disabilities, is looking for passionate, motivated people to join our team! We believe that everyone has valuable skills and experience to offer, and we would love to see if your unique qualities can help to meet the needs of our growing team.

About Us

  • We seek excellence in every aspect of the work we do. We do not want to just meet the standard, we want to raise the bar.
  • Professionalism is more than just a suit and tie. Attitude and work ethic are important here.
  • We thrive on creativity and out-of-the-box thinking. Innovative ideas are welcome and expected.
  • A man named Henry Ford said it best, "If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself."
  • Our strengths outweigh our weaknesses. We cultivate what drives each of us while improving areas of growth.
  • We strive to model the likeness of Jesus Christ in the way we work with others.

​About You

  • You love working with others in a professional community.
  • You see a need and meet a need.
  • You are driven to succeed and excel not only in your career, but in your life overall.
  • You work well with a team to accomplish more.


Shepherds offers a robust benefit package which includes the following:

  • Health, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance
  • FSA & HRA Plans
  • 401k plan with company match
  • PTO & Seasonal Breaks
  • Paid Medical Leave, Bereavement & Jury Duty
  • Team-oriented culture and supportive work environment

Current Open Positions

To Apply for Any of the Following Positions

  1. Download & print the Employment Application PDF using Adobe Reader (free download).
  2. Download & print our Statement of Faith.
  3. Download & print our Biblical Responsibilities document.
  4. Complete Application, Statement of Faith and Biblical Responsibilities document.
  5. Return completed application, Statement of Faith and Biblical Responsibilities document, along with your résumé, to Tracy Kiesler, Human Resources Assistant, at tkiesler@shepherdscollege.edu or by mail:
    Attn. Tracy Kiesler 
    1805 15th Avenue
    Union Grove, WI 53182
  6. Transcripts and a copy of your highest degree earned will be required

Shepherds College Fellowship Program

Shepherds College is excited to announce our NEW PAID fellowship program beginning in July 2019! The program starts in July and goes through June of the following year. All participants of the fellowship program will receive a stipend that is paid on a bi-weekly basis, FREE housing for the entire year and free meals during work shifts. Fellows will primarily serve in our Student Life program where they will help facilitate the daily living skills progression and other extracurricular programming to encourage students’ growth towards Appropriate IndependenceTM. Specialized internships and a professional mentoring program will also be available! Click here for more information.


Shepherds College Student Life Program

The following positions are currently available within our Student Life program:

Student Life Manager

The Student Life Manager for Shepherds College will promote student growth towards Appropriate Independence™ by guiding student life staff and students in the implementation of daily living skills training, promoting student satisfaction, health and wellness through both structured activities and leisure time interactions. On-call responsibilities for medical and behavioral emergencies.

Full-time, Monday through Friday, between the hours of 11am and 9pm.

Student Life Supervisor

The Student Life Supervisor for Shepherds College will help guide students in the implementation of daily living skills training and provide supervision and direction for the students through the implementation of both structured activities and leisure time interactions, all in an effort to promote students’ growth towards Appropriate Independence™. You will also supervise emergency response staff and student life staff and provide training, communication, and direction to student life area staff by regularly conducting meetings with staff.

Full-Time, 2nd shift,  12pm – 9pm, Sunday - Thursday OR Tuesday - Saturday.

Student Life Staff

Part Time & Full Time Opportunities Available; Monday-Friday 2pm-9pm, Saturdays and Sundays 7am-9pm; pay commensurate with experience.

Student Life Staff - Weekends

Part-Time; Saturdays, 7am–9pm; pay commensurate with experience.

Student Life Staff - Pool

Part Time. Must work a minimum of two shifts (6-7 hours each) per month - 2nd shift on weekdays, 1st or 2nd shift on weekends. Pool workers will be called on an as needed basis. Pay commensurate with experience.

Emergency Response Staff

(Sleep-In Shift, Male ONLY) - Part Time or Full Time available. Full Time is Benefit Eligible; Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:30pm - 8:30am; pay commensurate with experience


As a Student Life Staff member, you will be working hands-on with our students to develop the skills necessary for life after graduation. Whether you are teaching students how to cook or facilitating an outing to a baseball game, you will be creating a positive and lasting impact in their lives and futures. This position is perfect for future educators, social workers and those who have a passion for ministry.

Requirements for these positions include being a born again Christian committed to a local Bible believing church with a lifestyle that is in agreement with the Shepherds College Mission Statement, a Bachelor’s degree is preferred but not required (a degree in social work, psychology or special education is a plus), experience working with individuals with intellectual disabilities, a strong commitment to student learning and development, effective communication skills (including both verbal and written communication) and a high level of professionalism, including the ability to maintain confidentiality.

Business Office

The following position is currently available in our Business Office:


As an accountant you will be responsible for A/P and A/R functions, post receipts, assist with 1098-T’s, reconcile subsidiary ledgers, record standard journal entries, general ledger analysis, prepare periodic statements and provide clerical support to our VP of Finance.

Skills and requirements for this position include being a born again Christian committed to a bible believing church, data entry, good math skills, proficiency in Microsoft Excel, attention to detail, and thoroughness, along with the ability to maintain confidentiality. A Bachelor’s degree in Accounting is preferred.

Full-time, first shift. Monday thru Friday.

Shepherds College Academic Program

Culinary Arts Director

As the Culinary Arts Director, you will be responsible for the successful oversight of the Culinary Arts training program for our Culinary Arts department. You will serve as the lead instructor and develop and enhance the training program, evaluate occupational training needs of the students, manage our accreditation and budget for Culinary Arts, as well as oversee the Culinary Arts Assistant, the Food Service Manager, and the Café Manager. You will also plan our special events days catering (Open House, Preview Days, and other Chamber sponsored events).

Skills and requirements for this position include being a born-again Christian committed to a local bible believing church. A bachelor’s degree in Culinary Arts is preferred. ServSafe Manager Certification is required. Experience with individuals with an intellectual disability is favored.

Full-time, first shift position. Monday-Friday except occasional special events days.

Special Education Instructor

As a Special Education Instructor, you will instruct classes as assigned, evaluate the academic needs of students and assist in the selection of appropriate curriculum materials which meet the needs of students and the objectives of the program, present lessons utilizing effective instructional methods; complete weekly lesson plans, assess students’ knowledge, understanding, and skill acquisition regularly, complete and maintain student records on an ongoing basis, contribute to continuous school improvement and serve on an internal accreditation team, interact with instructors and advisors regarding the academic goals of individual students, evaluate and assess prospective students and participate in writing summary reports.

Skills and qualifications for this position include being a born-again Christian committed to a local bible believing church, a Bachelor’s degree in education is required; special education is a plus, experience working with individuals with intellectual disabilities, must be a quality educator with a commitment to student learning, effective communicator; including verbal and written communication, strong organizational skills, high level of professionalism with the ability to maintain confidentiality.

Full-time, benefits eligible, Monday–Friday.

Special Education Advisor

The Advisors for Shepherds College will promote student growth towards Appropriate Independence™, facilitate academic progress, advocate for student needs, develop goals and supports in order to promote student achievement, manage behavioral needs, provide personal and professional guidance, act as the primary liaison and point of first contact between parents of advisees and Shepherds College, and instruct as assigned.

Full-time; 1st shift weekdays; On-call responsibilities for medical and behavioral emergencies.

Shepherds College Maintenance and Domestics

3rd Shift Security and Domestics

As  3rd Shift Security and Domestics you will provide a safe and secure nighttime environment and perform all janitorial duties necessary to keep the Shepherds campus clean, sanitary and fresh both inside and out.

Skills and qualifications for this position include a high-school diploma or GED, at least one year experience in janitorial/custodian work, previous experience with individuals with disabilities preferred.

Hours: Every other week Monday 9p-Monday 7a. 70 hours per week. Benefits eligible.