Employment Opportunities

Join us in our mission

We welcome your interest in exploring employment opportunities at Sisters of the Holy Cross Inc.

The Sisters of the Holy Cross are a Roman Catholic congregation of women religious who live and serve on four continents. Their ministries focus on providing education and health care services, eradicating material poverty, ending gender discrimination, and promoting just, mutual relationships among people, countries and the Earthly community.

Sisters of the Holy Cross Inc. offers various employment opportunities that help advance the mission of the sisters around the world and provide supportive care for them at their home at Saint Mary’s, Notre Dame, Indiana. Job opportunities are in the areas of nutrition and food services, building and ground maintenance, nursing and assisted care, housekeeping, office/clerical, finance and accounting, information technology, communications and administration. We are committed to providing competitive salaries and pay ranges, based on current market data, for all positions.

Employees share a moment while working with the Sisters of the Holy Cross

Current job openings

Positions, updated twice weekly, can be viewed online and are listed on the job line at 574-284-5727. You also may visit the office of Human Resources in Bertrand, Annex between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday on Saint Mary's campus, Notre Dame, Indiana.


Growth and advancement

Departments post job vacancies in the organization before recruiting externals. This policy ensures  current employees are given first consideration for promotional and growth opportunities that align with their personal career goals.


General benefit offerings

Sisters of the Holy Cross Inc. provides a comprehensive benefits package for employees. Below is a listing of current benefit offerings. Availability of these benefits varies depending on whether the employee has full-time status or part-time status. This is a general list and is subject to change.

Adoption Assistance    Employee Assistance Plan  •  Health Care Plan/Prescription Medication Plan
Dental Plan  • Vision Plan  •  Flexible Spending Accounts (Health and Dependent Care)
Basic Life Insurance  •  Optional Supplemental Life Insurance (Employee, Spouse and Children) 
Optional Voluntary Accidental Death and Dismemberment (Employee Only) 
Short-Term Disability  •  Long-Term Disability  •  Paid Holidays  •  Sick Time  •  Vacation Time  
Personal Holiday Time Off •  Perfect Attendance and Service Award Paid Time Off
403(b) Retirement Savings Plan  •  Tuition Assistance  •  Bereavement Leave  •  Dining Services
Discounts at Saint Mary's College and University of Notre Dame Bookstores

Employees preparing to participate in our Thanksgiving prayer service, 2017

Equal opportunity employer

It is the policy of Sisters of the Holy Cross Inc. that, as required by law, equal employment opportunities be available to all employees and job applicants in hiring, promotion, discharge, compensation and other terms, conditions and privileges of employment, without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, veteran status, citizen status, disability, sexual orientation or any other category protected by law.

Appropriate steps will be taken to provide reasonable accommodations upon request to qualified individuals with disabilities, so long as doing so does not cause an undue hardship.

Individuals under age 18 who have not yet graduated from high school, as well as anyone who is a resident alien or not a citizen of the United States, must obtain and provide to Human Resources a valid work authorization permit.

If a previously valid authorization expires during the course of employment, the employee cannot be allowed to work again until Human Resources has received the proper authorization document. It is the responsibility of the employee to maintain acceptable work authorization status; failure to do so will result in termination of employment.

Human Resources will conduct job reference checks on all employment candidates as part of the process of extending a job offer. Reference checks include former employers, personal references and other sources. Unsatisfactory references or falsification of information on the employment application may lead to no offer of employment or subsequent discharge.



Sisters of the Holy Cross Inc. is committed to providing competitive salaries and pay ranges for all positions, which are based on current market data.

It is the policy of Sisters of the Holy Cross Inc. that, as required by law, equal employment opportunities be available to all employees and job applicants in hiring, promotion, discharge, compensation and other terms, conditions and privileges of employment, without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, veteran status, citizen status, disability, sexual orientation or any other category protected by law. Appropriate steps will be taken to provide reasonable accommodations upon request to qualified individuals with disabilities, so long as doing so does not cause an undue hardship.

Individuals under age 18 who have not yet graduated from high school, as well as anyone who is a resident alien or not a citizen of the United States must obtain and provide to Human Resources a valid work authorization permit. If a previously valid authorization expires during the course of employment, the employee cannot be allowed to work again until Human Resources has received the proper authorization document. It is the responsibility of the employee to maintain acceptable work authorization status; failure to do so will result in termination of employment.

Human Resources will conduct job reference checks on all employment candidates as part of the process of extending a job offer. Reference checks include former employers, personal references and other sources. Unsatisfactory references or falsification of information on the employment application may lead to no offer of employment or subsequent discharge.