Application & Hiring Process Frequently Asked Questions
What is the best way to apply for a job at Sunshine Retirement Living?
Sunshine operates Retirement Living Communities throughout the U.S. and has a variety of open positions. We use an online applicant system; this allows us to keep your information far more organized and accessible to us.
For opportunities at our Bend, OR Corporate Office or in community management, culinary services, housekeeping, maintenance, transportation, skilled nursing, medical technicians, resident activities and kitchen staff, please search online through our Job Search Portal.
How will I know that Sunshine received my resume?
When you complete your online application, you will receive an email response letting you know that your resume has been received.
What if there are no current jobs available that match my skills?
We encourage you to check back for our current openings and submit your application for any specific positions that match your interest and experience.
Do I have to reapply for each new job opening?
If you are interested in a new posting, please log on to our self-service site and apply for the new opportunity you are interested in. If you wish to update your contact information or resume, please log on to our self-service site as well to update your information.
How long will my resume stay on file?
Your profile will stay active in our online database for a minimum of one year from your last application date.
After I receive email that Sunshine received my resume, how long before I would hear about the opportunity for an interview?
Sunshine is in the fortunate position of having many applicants. Due to the volume of interest we receive, we are unfortunately unable to interview every candidate. While we don’t select every applicant to interview, we do review every resume and will contact you if we feel there is a possible fit.
Is it acceptable to apply for jobs that I may not qualify for? Is it appropriate to apply to multiple openings at once?
If an applicant is qualified for more than one position, he or she may apply for those jobs when appropriate. It is in your best interest to apply for specific positions that are a good fit for your background and skills, rather than every position that seems interesting to you.
Are all of your open jobs listed on the website?
We list nearly all of our open professional opportunities on our website and they are only removed when a position has been filled. If a position is listed, it is open. However, this does not indicate how far we may be in the search process. We are always looking for talented candidates in all areas of expertise, especially community management. While community management positions are listed, we may not have an immediate opening, but we value meeting talented people who potentially could be part of the Sunshine team in the near future.
Does an applicant need to meet all, or almost all, of your requirements to be considered for an opening?
Our postings reflect what we are looking for in our ideal candidate. It is unlikely that we will find someone with 100% of what we are ideally seeking. However, we want to get as close as possible. If you see a listing of 10 requirements and you only meet 2, it would be to your advantage to keep looking for jobs that are more in line with your skills.