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Join the mission centered team at the Jesuit Retreat House on Lake Winnebago.

Business Manager and Bookkeeper

The Jesuit Retreat House (JRH) on Lake Winnebago in Oshkosh seeks a Business Manger and Bookkeeper to be part of its friendly, dynamic, team-oriented, faith-focused work environment in a peaceful setting on Lake Winnebago.

This is a 30-40 per week position. Benefits include health insurance, dental insurance, and life insurance. On-site presence is required; flexible work hours possible.

Combined responsibilities include:

  • Sit on the leadership team to advance JRH mission by planning for its future, collaborating on major projects, and envisioning its programs.
  • Perform HR duties for a staff of 25 employees including maintaining personnel files, developing policies and procedures focused on good business practices and mission, coordinating hiring processes, overseeing trainings, managing benefits, ensuring adherence to Diocesan guidelines and federal, state, and local laws, overseeing insurance policies.
  • Create and implement annual budgets. Prepare monthly financial reports.
  • Administrate bi-monthly payroll. Provide necessary data to payroll processor.
  • Process and record financial transactions using QuickBooks. Processes credit card transactions. Reconcile accounts. Prepare bank deposits.
  • Handle general purchasing and ordering for the retreat house.
  • Coordinate IT services with outside provider to maintain a working computer network; provide basic technical assistance to users of hardware/software. Serve as point of contact with Internet and telephone providers.
  • Oversee the Head of Housekeeping and Kitchen Manager.
  • Cross-train on the retreat house's registration system.

Associates or bachelor's degree in business, management, or related field required. Must be proficient in QuickBooks and MS Office365, including Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Teams, and possess knowledge of accounting principles and practices. Necessary skills: collaborates well; communicates effectively; manages time and projects; organized; adept problem-solver; excellent customer service skills; has a strong attention to detail; comfortable working in a religious non-profit environment as both leader and team-player.

JRH has a total staff of 25 people including full-time and part-time employees. JRH is a Catholic, non-profit, ministry sponsored by the Midwest Jesuits. To find out more about joining our team of dedicated professionals, download this JRH Employment Application, fill-out and send along with your resume to: Fr. Mark Carr, SJ, mcarr@jesuitretreathouse.org.

Kitchen Manager/Cook

The Jesuit Retreat House (JRH) on Lake Winnebago in Oshkosh seeks a full-time kitchen manger and cook to be part of its friendly, dynamic, team-oriented, faith-focused work environment in a peaceful setting on Lake Winnebago.

This is a 30-40 per week position. Benefits include health insurance, dental insurance, and life insurance. Applicants must be willing to work weekends and be flexible with days/hours during the year based on JRH's retreat schedule. A culinary arts degree, previous cooking experience, and food manager certification is preferred. Skills sought include: people management, fostering teamwork, customer service, communication, and planning.

Responsibilities include:

  • Assisting the chef in food service operations and day-to-day operations of the kitchen
  • Providing direction to kitchen staff, scheduling staff, training staff and ensuring execution of all employee duties
  • Ensuring cleanliness of kitchen, serving area, and dining room and adherence to health/sanitation codes
  • Preparing buffet-style meals for groups of 40-60 people
  • Work with the chef to keep food and kitchen operating expenses within budget
  • Performing the duties of all kitchen positions as needed
  • Aiding with the hiring of staff

JRH's kitchen staff of 10 includes a chef, breakfast cook, servers, and dishwashers.

JRH has a total staff of 25 people including full-time and part-time employees who serve in the areas of retreat ministry, maintenance, housekeeping, kitchen, and the business office. JRH is a Catholic, non-profit, ministry sponsored by the Midwest Jesuits. To find out more about joining our team of dedicated professionals, download this JRH Employment Application, fill-out and send along with your resume and cover letter to: Sue Philipp at sphilipp@jesuitretreathouse.org.

Dining Room Server

The Jesuit Retreat House (JRH) on Lake Winnebago seeks a part-time dining room server to join its kitchen/dining staff. This position averages 8-20 hours/week. Applicants must be willing to work flexible hours during the year based on JRH's retreat schedule. Work hours include weekends. Responsibilities include setting up a salad bar, snack bar, serving beverages, cleaning tables and dishwashing. JRH has a staff of 20-25 people including full-time and part-time employees who serve in the areas of retreat ministry, maintenance, housekeeping, kitchen, and the business office. JRH is a Catholic, non-profit, ministry sponsored by the Midwest Jesuits. To find out more about joining our team of dedicated professionals, download this JRH Employment Application, fill-out and send along with your resume to: Sue Philipp, Business Manager, 4800 Fahrnwald Rd., Oshkosh, WI 54902; sphilipp@jesuitretreathouse.org.

Housekeeper

The Jesuit Retreat House (JRH) on Lake Winnebago seeks a part-time housekeeper to join its housekeeping staff. This position averages 8-16 hours/week. Applicants must be willing to work flexible hours during the year based on JRH's retreat schedule. Work may include weekends. Responsibilities include making beds, laundering and replenishing linens, and cleaning rooms/bathrooms in a 60 bedroom facility. Cleaning hallways, stairwells lounges, and other common areas are also responsibilities. JRH has a staff of 20-25 people including full-time and part-time employees who serve in the areas of retreat ministry, maintenance, housekeeping, kitchen, and the business office. JRH is a Catholic, non-profit, ministry sponsored by the Midwest Jesuits. To find out more about joining our team of dedicated professionals, download this JRH Employment Application,, fill-out and send along with your resume to: Sue Philipp, Business Manager, 4800 Fahrnwald Rd., Oshkosh, WI 54902; sphilipp@jesuitretreathouse.org.