Career Opportunities at Friendship Village, Kalamazoo

Career Opportunities at Friendship Village, Kalamazoo

We believe in being a community where people want to live, work and visit!

At Friendship Village, we believe that great people, like you, are the backbone of our community. Each day, as a valued team member, you’ll have the opportunity to build relationships and exemplify our core values through Service, Compassion, Respect, Excellence and Friendliness. If you’re looking for an employment opportunity with a strong, supportive, like-minded group doing meaningful work with seniors and their loved ones, this is definitely the place for you!

Career Opportunities

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Supporting the Community
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Farmer Day
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Hippie Day
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Team Spirit Award
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Celebrating 4th of July
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Family Game Night
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Holiday Cookie Decorating
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Holiday Resident & Employee Mixer
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Pie Eating Contest
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Sports Week
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Summer Cookout
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There’s no better place to make a very real difference in people’s lives than Friendship Village!

We Love Our Employees!

Our goal is to create a home-like, family atmosphere that leaves you feeling fulfilled and knowing that you’re making a difference in the lives of those you are serving. Our employees love it here, and they love to share their stories.

We’re proud to offer competitive wages and an excellent package of benefits that’s second to none!

Insurance Benefits:

We know that insurance benefits are a key consideration when choosing a place to work. At Friendship Village, we provide medical, dental and vision insurance for all full-time team members (30 scheduled hours a week makes you eligible for medical insurance). Plus, FLEX spending is available for employees who work 20 hours per week (sign-up occurs during open enrollment). We also provide free flu shots (mandatory) and Hepatitis B vaccines (optional).  But our insurance benefits don’t stop at just health insurance. Full-time team members are also provided with life insurance and short-term disability coverage.

Retirement Benefits:

It’s never too soon to think about your retirement. We invite all employees who work 20 hours a week or more to participate in a 403b retirement savings plan—and Friendship Village provides company matching!

Vacation and Holidays

We know how important time off can be to help you rest, recharge and spend quality time with your family. At Friendship Village you begin accruing Personal Time each month that you work and separate Vacation Time is earned after one full year of employment. Our holidays include New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter Sunday and, yes, your birthday! Plus, if you work on a holiday, you’ll receive double-time pay plus a free holiday meal.

At Friendship Village you’ll enjoy a variety of fun employee events, activities, games, theme days and get-togethers sponsored by our Employee Activity Committee—the perfect opportunities to laugh, share, and have a great time with your fellow team members!

Helping our employees grow in their professions is an important part of our company mission. That’s why we offer tuition reimbursement for full-time team members, as well as conference/seminar and training opportunities. We also encourage and recognize employee excellence through our Milestone Appreciation dinners, Team Spirit Award and the GEM Award. Plus, residents of the community also present monetary awards from their Employee Appreciation Fund and sponsor an Employee Scholarship Program as a way to give back to those who help make their lives better each day.

We know how important your life outside of work is to you—your family, your loved ones, your own personal well-being. At Friendship Village, we provide employees a free membership to our Fitness and Aquatic Center and access to professional mental health counseling. 

From the moment I stepped foot on the Friendship Village campus, I knew it was the place for me. Now, 5 years later, I cannot imagine working anywhere else. My boss is amazing and helpful, my coworkers are team players and fun to work with, and, most importantly, the residents make my job enjoyable. I feel very fortunate to have this job and I plan on staying here long term.

Emily Sanders

Registered Nurse

I have been with Friendship Village over 7 years. I started in Environmental Services and then was a CNA for 2 ½ years. Then I transitioned to Maintenance. Not only have I grown in the company, but I have grown my education through the resident-sponsored tuition program.

Deonte LaBarre

Maintenance, Facility Services

Twisting and turning, my path always seems to be changing. The most positive change career-wise I have experienced was being hired as the Life Enrichment Coordinator. I was welcomed with open arms and encouraged by the residents and staff. I’m excited and grateful to see where this adventure leads me!

Ashley Barry

Life Enrichment Coordinator

Nothing better then going to work and seeing your ‘work family!’ The residents know if you are down and they will pick you up! Thank you Friendship Village for a great career.

Tim Frisbie

Maintenance, Facility Services

The residents are so warm and gracious at Friendship Village, they make me feel like a member of their own family! I have enjoyed the opportunities I’ve been given to be creative, forward-thinking and to shape our culinary services department.

Nicole Hassen

Executive Chef

I have learned so much from my 12 years of working at Friendship Village. It has groomed me to be the person I am today.

Doug Essix

Supervisor, Facility Services

My career has grown since starting at Friendship Village. I began as the receptionist and within one year progressed to the Facility Services Coordinator. I really enjoy working with the residents and seeing them daily. They are full of great wisdom and tell the best stories. To me, Friendship Village represents a close-knit community, rich with laughter and friendships.

Rebecca Featherstone

Facility Services Coordinator

I look forward to, and enjoy, building relationships with our residents through food hospitality. I feel appreciated and anticipate a long career here at Friendship Village.

Kellie Miller

Dining Room and Catering Manager

Knowing that the services the Home Health office provides can make a difference in someone being able to remain in their independent living home longer is extremely satisfying. Interacting with residents on an individual basis always brightens my day!

Lee Ann Barrus

Registered Nurse

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