Employment

Employment Opportunities at Shepherds College
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. If you are mission driven and you’re looking for a purpose, not just a job, Shepherds College might be just place for you!

About Us

  • We strive to model the likeness of Jesus Christ in the way we work with others.
  • 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.

About You

  • You love working with others in a professional, faith-based community.
  • You are passionate about serving others and working with individuals with intellectual disabilities.
  • You are driven to succeed and excel not only in your career, but in your life overall.
  • You work well within a team to accomplish more and pursue excellence.

Benefits

Shepherds offers a robust benefit package which includes the following:

  • Health, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance
  • FSA & HRA Plans
  • 401k plan with company match
  • Generous PTO & Seasonal Breaks
  • Paid Medical Leave, Bereavement & Jury Duty
  • Voluntary Insurance Options (Short Term Disability, Critical Illness, Accident, Whole Life Insurance, Term Life Insurance)
  • Tuition Assistance & Professional Development Opportunities
  • Team-Oriented Culture & 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 Pam Piper, Human Resources Assistant, at ppiper@shepherdscollege.edu or by mail:
    Attn. Pam Piper
    1805 15th Avenue
    Union Grove, WI 53182
  6. Transcripts and a copy of your highest degree earned will be required

Shepherds College Academic Program

The following positions are currently available within our Academic Program:

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 full alignment with the Shepherds College Mission Statement and Statement of Faith, a Bachelor’s degree in Education (Special Education is a plus), experience working with individuals with intellectual disabilities, a quality educator with a commitment to student learning, effective communication and organizational skills and a high level of professionalism with the ability to maintain confidentiality.

Full Time & Benefit Eligible; Monday - Friday, 1st Shift Hours; Pay is commensurate with experience.

Advisor

As a Shepherds College Advisor, you will promote student growth towards Appropriate IndependenceTM, facilitate academic progress, advocate for student needs, develop goals and supports in order to promote student achievement and instruct classes as assigned (if desired). You will provide academic advisement and regular counseling for an assigned group of students through regular individual meetings and personal connections. You will act as the primary liaison and point of contact between parents of advisees and Shepherds College.

Skills and qualifications for this position include full alignment with the Shepherds College Mission Statement and Statement of Faith, a Bachelor’s degree (degree in Social Work, Psychology or Special Education is preferred), experience working with individuals with intellectual disabilities, a strong commitment to student learning and development, effective communication skills and a high level of professionalism with the ability to maintain confidentiality.

Full Time & Benefit Eligible; Monday – Friday, 1st Shift Hours. Pay is commensurate with experience.

Lead Paraprofessional

As the Shepherds College Lead Paraprofessional, you will supervise the paraprofessional team, serve in a support role to instructors, working with individuals or groups of students in order to enhance classroom learning. You will lead weekly meetings, train new paraprofessionals, conduct annual appraisals of the paraprofessional team, create a collaborative culture within the team and oversee the paraprofessional and lunch supervision schedules. You will assist students in preparing for instruction, supervise students in assigned areas before classes, manage classroom disruptions, facilitate the work of students in small groups and work one-on-one with students as needed, co-teach lesson components as determined by the instructor, facilitate the growth of Appropriate IndependenceTM, support classroom instruction methods and procedures and observe and record information related to the tracking of student behavior.

Skills and qualifications for this position include full alignment with the Shepherds College Mission Statement and Statement of Faith, a Bachelor’s degree is preferred but not required; a degree in Social Work, Psychology or Special Education is a plus, ABA experience is preferred but not required, experience working with individuals with intellectual disabilities, a strong commitment to student learning and development, effective communication skills and a high level of professionalism with the ability to maintain confidentiality.

Full Time (Benefit Eligible); Monday – Friday, 1st Shift Hours. Pay is commensurate with experience.

Paraprofessional

As a Shepherds College Paraprofessional, you will serve in a support role to instructors, working with individuals or groups of students in order to enhance classroom learning. You will assist students in preparing for instruction, supervise students in assigned areas before classes, manage classroom disruptions, facilitate the work of students in small groups and work one-on-one with students as needed. You will co-teach lesson components as determined by the instructor, supervise students during the lunch hour, facilitate the growth of Appropriate IndependenceTM, support classroom instruction methods and procedures and observe and record information related to the tracking of student behavior.

Skills and qualifications for this position include full alignment with the Shepherds College Mission Statement and Statement of Faith, a Bachelor’s degree is preferred but not required; a degree in Social Work, Psychology or Special Education is a plus, ABA experience is preferred but not required, experience working with individuals with intellectual disabilities, a strong commitment to student learning and development, effective communication skills and a high level of professionalism with the ability to maintain confidentiality.

Full Time (Benefit Eligible) & Part Time Opportunities Available; Monday – Friday, 1st Shift Hours. Pay is commensurate with experience.

Technology Integration Specialist

As the Shepherds College Technology Integration Specialist, you are responsible for supporting the Lead Technology Director in ensuring that computer systems, instructional technology tools, and associated peripherals are running effectively in classrooms, offices, and throughout the campus. The Technology Integration Specialist provides technical support for staff and students, assists in online course development, and manages the Help Desk ticket system. You will assist in the design, development and implementation of distance education modules, and assist in editing and production of video, audio and photo projects for distance education, marketing and other campus projects.

Skills and qualifications for this position include full alignment with the Shepherds College Mission Statement and Statement of Faith, a minimum of an Associate’s degree in a related field, experience working in an educational setting and/or working with individuals with intellectual disabilities is preferred, ability to prioritize daily tasks, remain flexible, provide technology support to users with various skill levels, must have video editing and coding capability, must be detail-oriented, possess strong organizational skills, communicate effectively through various methods of communication and possess a high level of professionalism with the ability to maintain confidentiality.

Full Time (Benefit Eligible) & Part Time Opportunities Available; Monday – Friday, 1st Shift Hours. Pay is commensurate with experience.

Shepherds College Student Life Program

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

Student Life Staff

Student Life Staff make Shepherds College a fun place to be. Our students come to SC for a true college experience, and so much of that happens in Student Life. As a Student Life staff member, you will be working hands-on with our students to develop the necessary skills for life after graduation. We train, motivate, and challenge our students to reach their highest potentials, and we have fun doing it. Whether you are teaching students how to prepare a meal or facilitating a social outing, you will be creating a positive and lasting impact in their lives and futures. This position is perfect for aspiring educators, future social workers, and anyone with a passion for ministry.

Full Time (Benefit-Eligible), Part Time & Pool Staff Opportunities Available; Weekdays from 3pm to 9pm, Weekends from 7am – 9pm; Combination of Weekday & Weekend Shifts Available; Pay is commensurate with experience.

Student Life Area Supervisor

As a Student Life Area Supervisor, you will oversee and supervise a designated living area within our Student Life program. You will oversee and implement evening & weekend programming within your designated living area, guide students in the application of daily living skills training and provide supervision and direction for students through the implementation of both structured activities and leisure time interactions, all in an effort to promote students’ growth towards Appropriate Independence™.

Full Time & Benefit Eligible; Weekdays from 12pm to 9pm OR 3pm to 9pm, Weekends from 7am – 9pm; Combination of Weekday & Weekend Shifts Available; Pay is commensurate with experience.

Student Life Faculty (Dual Role as Student Life Staff & Special Education Instructor)

Emergency Response Staff (ERS) Sleep-In Shifts

The Emergency Response Staff (ERS) is responsible for sleeping overnight in a designated living area on campus, and responding to emergencies that may arise within the designated living area, including weather, fire, and medical emergency situations.

Full Time (Benefit-Eligible) & Part Time Opportunities Available; Weekdays from 8:30pm to 8:30am, Weekends from 9pm to 7am; Pay is commensurate with experience.

Shepherds Community Cafe

The following position is currently available within our Cafe:

Café Manager

As the Shepherds College Café Manager, you will be responsible for leading team members in the efficient and profitable operation of the Community Café, managing the day-to-day store operations, maintaining high store standards and conditions, oversight of all point-of-sales, and provide consistent, fast, efficient and friendly service ensuring a quality experience for customers and team members.

Skills and qualifications for this position include full alignment with the Shepherds College Mission Statement and Statement of Faith, a Bachelor’s degree is preferred, Manager Serve Safe certification (may complete upon hire), experience working in a café or coffee house setting, experience working with individuals with intellectual disabilities is preferred, professional experience working in the culinary field is preferred, willingness to

incorporate teaching methods and procedures of Culinary Arts Director, effective communication skills and a high level of professionalism with the ability to maintain confidentiality.

Full Time (Benefit Eligible) & Part Time Opportunities Available; Monday – Friday, 1st Shift Hours. Pay is commensurate with experience.

Shepherds College Domestics Department

The following position is currently available within our Domestics Department:

Domestics Staff

As Domestics staff you will perform custodial services, deep cleaning responsibilities and thorough sanitization of the different student living areas on campus, all in an effort to provide a safe and clean campus on a daily basis.

Skills and qualifications for this position include a high-school diploma or GED, at least one year of relevant experience in domestics or similar role, previous experience with individuals with disabilities is preferred.

Full Time (Benefit-Eligible) & Part Time Opportunities Available; Monday – Friday, 1st Shift Hours; Pay is commensurate with experience.

Please contact Pam Piper, HR Assistant and Volunteer Coordinator, at ppiper@shepherdscollege.edu with any questions or concerns regarding Shepherds College employment opportunities.

 

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