PatHeuerEmployeePicWEBThe Sisters of St. Francis is an equal opportunity employer with more than 200 staff members serving in various capacities including nursing, maintenance, professional administration, food services, finance, and much more. We are looking for enthusiastic, hardworking and caring individuals who will assist in our mission.

MSFC Employee Mission Statement

As employees of the Sisters of St. Francis community we are called to provide a life of quality for all residents and staff. We agree to model these four core values: Welcoming community: We welcome others with respect, concern, and acceptance as a way of creating a caring community and treat ourselves and one another with kindness and dignity. Peaceful environment: We accept and respect the differences and needs of others and foster shared decision-making. We support and encourage residents and staff to freely pursue personal, professional, communal, and spiritual development. Respectful service: We graciously respond to the needs of others with respect and humility, which nurtures and values others’ integrity, dignity, and differences. We assure that the basic needs of life are met through quality care. Care of the Earth: We strive to be aware and respectful of the environment by carefully using the Earth’s resources and reducing waste.

“I feel that it is an amazing experience to work at Mount St. Francis. I feel inspired and encouraged as I walk with these strong women who are aging so beautifully and gracefully. They take the time to care for us, to pray for us, and to appreciate and laugh with us! They have included us, their staff, to join them as they lead us in this dance called life.”

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Available Positions

To apply for a position at the Sisters of St. Francis, fill out an online job application. Online Job Application

Executive Assistant

The Executive Assistant works collaboratively and closely with the congregational Leadership Team.  Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: maintaining corporate and sisters’ permanent records; maintaining the members’ website; overseeing arrangements for event; providing administrative assistance to the Leadership Team.

Applicant should possess: 3-5 years’ experience performing administrative assistant dutie; strong communication skills, both written and oral; proven ability to be flexible, exercise independent judgment, maintain confidentiality, and manage complex project; high level of attention to detail; proficient in Microsoft Office Suite; willingness to learn Share Point 2013 standard for website support; willingness to support and participate in the mission and values of the Sisters of St. Francis.

Apply online or submit your letter of application and resume to:  Sr. Kathy Knipper, Leadership Team, 3390 Windsor Ave., Dubuque, IA 52001 or  Deadline for application is May 8, 2017.


Accepting applications for a full-time RN or LPN for the 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. shift 30-40 hours a week.  Our nursing staff is responsible for providing high-quality nursing care to our sisters and assisting in the planning and coordinating of the sisters’ nursing needs.  We offer a competitive salary and our full benefit package includes generous paid time off and extended sick bank benefits; employer 401 (k) discretionary and matching contributions; health and dental insurances; accident, hospital, and critical care supplemental insurance and more.

HVAC Mechanic

Accepting applications for a full-time HVAC mechanic.  Work will include new construction, remodeling, repair and maintenance of the Mount St. Francis Center grounds, buildings, equipment and vehicles.  3 – 5 years preferred experience in commercial and industrial service work.  State of Iowa HVAC/R License required or ability to obtain in one year of employment.  Must be a self-starter.  Must maintain a valid drivers license and be available for on-call schedule rotation.  Pay range: $18.05 – $25.60 per hour commensurate with experience plus full benefit package.

Food Service Homemaker

Accepting applications for food service homemakers.  Food service homemakers assist with serving meals and snacks, and in collaboration with other team members, plan and facilitate activities for sisters that involve food preparation or other activities specific to the kitchen.  All positions include weekends and holiday rotations.  Pay range: $10.30/hour.


Accepting applications for FT/PT/PRN, with possible weekend package options. (Must be 18 years of age to apply.) The caregiver provides physical care to the sisters to meet their daily needs and to enable them to function at the highest possible level.  Caregivers assist at meal times; change bed linens; exercise and walk sisters; take and record vitals; help with a sister’s personal care such as positioning, dressing, bathing and grooming; and other duties as assigned.