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Director of Operations - West Region

Catholic Cemeteries

Posted 2/9/2017 until 4/14/2017

Description:

POSITION SUMMARY:
The Cemetery Director of Operations provides direction, leadership and management of the day-to-day operations for the six Catholic Cemeteries within the Archdiocese of Los Angeles (ADLA).  This includes at-need cemetery operations and preneed cemetery sales. In addition to the operational duties, the position also contributes to the development and implementation of organizational strategies, policies and practices to enhance overall effectiveness.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Because all Archdiocesan employees represent the Roman Catholic Church, they are expected to conduct themselves according to the goals and mission of the Church in performing their work.
 
• Ensure the operational systems, i.e. processes and policies, support of the organizations mission.
• Develop and communicate a results matrix for each area of responsibility.
• Manage and increase the effectiveness and efficiency of Support Services and Patron Services through improvements to each function as well as coordination and communication between support and business functions.
• Assists executive management team in maintaining inventory control, land planning and development.
• Assists in re-plotting, re-mapping, design, landscape planning and cemetery zoning.
• Oversee overall regional financial management, planning, systems and controls.
• Management of regional cemetery budget in coordination with the Executive Director.
• Establishes good employee relations, utilizing established policies, procedures and practices.
• Prepares, reconciles, balances and reviews a variety of financial and statistical records and reports for submission to central accounting.
• Develop and implement long and short term plans to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of cemetery operations.
• Assure compliance with established cemetery policies, regulations, directives and requirements.
• Prepare, review and analyze financial and statistical data.
• Coordinating and supervising a variety of diverse activities concurrently.
• Preparing and controlling operating budgets.

Requirements:

Education and Experience:
Any combination of education and experience likely to provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities, typically:
 
• Active member of a Roman Catholic faith community.
• A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in Business Administration preferred.  In the absence of a degree, have the appropriate managerial, supervisory, and administrative work experience within the death care industry.
• At least 5-years of experience in all phases of business management, office administration, and supervision.
• Experience managing cemetery and funeral home combination location(s).

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
• Bilingual Spanish/English preferred.
• Communicate effectively in written and oral form.
• Develop and maintain effective working relationships.
• Develop and implement long and short term plans to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of cemetery operations.
• Assure compliance with established cemetery policies, regulations, directives and requirements.
• Prepare, review and analyze financial and statistical data.
• Preparing and controlling operating budgets.
• History of positive leadership, good judgment and management skills.
• History of meeting/exceeding operational targets.
• Experience in customer service and conflict resolution.
• Self-starter, flexible, challenge oriented and personable.
• Ability to multi-task, prioritize and create a team atmosphere.
• Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, and Power Point).
• Availability and willingness to travel daily within the Archdiocese of Los Angeles area, occasional overnight stay may be required.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
• Position involves periods of sitting, standing and/or walking, including walking of cemetery grounds.
• Position requires ability to frequently exert up to 10 pounds of force to move objects and occasionally exert up to 20 pounds.
Interested candidates must fill out an application, which can be found on the Archdiocese website at:
http://www.la-archdiocese.org/org/hr/Documents/EmploymentApplication.pdf
 
The completed application must be submitted, along with a resume and cover letter to: employment@la-archdiocese.org
 
Please send the email with the following subject line:
Your First & Last Name, Director of Operations-West Region, Catholic Cemeteries

Information/Application Contact:

Catholic Cemeteries

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Los Angeles CA 90010
FAX: (213) 637-6115
E-Mail: employment@la-archdiocese.org
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