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General Manager

Santa Clara Cemetery and Mortaury, Oxnard

Posted 9/12/2019 until 6/30/2020



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.

  • Responsible for developing a quality professional team that follows the teachings of the Catholic Church.
  • Oversee the management of resources and day-to-day operations of the cemetery & mortuary.
  • Closely works with religious coordinators, cemetery and mortuary arrangers in scheduling, conducting and supporting all activity and special events.
  • Develop and maintain a positive environment to ensure level of service exceeds patron’s expectation.
  • Inspect facilities and grounds to ensure all are properly prepared, secured and maintained.
  • Analyze activities, costs and operations to determine cemetery and mortuary’s progress toward set budget goals and objectives.
  •  Prepare, submit and manage capital expenditure request.
  •  Responsible for achieving sales targets with quality of sales production.
  • Assist in cemetery development planning, re-plotting, re-mapping, landscape planning and cemetery zoning.
  • Oversee the integrity of cemetery & mortuary data entry, recordkeeping, retention and archiving.
  • Implement and support marketing and sales plans as directed.
  • Attend and participate in management meetings and training sessions
  • Provide coaching, mentoring and development to direct reports and staff.
  • Assist direct reports in setting and achieving personal career goals.
  • Conduct weekly meetings with direct reports and staff to review performance and key issues.
  • Develop relationships with clergy and parish staff through weekly contact.
  • Perform related duties as required.​



Education and Experience

Must hold a California funeral director licensed with any combination of experience and education likely to provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities, typically:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Business Administration preferred.  Absence of a degree, associate’s degree with appropriate managerial, supervisory and administrative work experience.
  • At least 5-years’ experience, in all phases of business management, office administration and supervision. Cemetery or Mortuary Management experience preferred.
  • Bi-lingual English & Spanish.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Principles and practices of successful management, supervision and training.
  • Mortuary operations preferred.
  • Accounting and budgeting practices and techniques.
  • Archdiocese organization, objectives and policies.
  • Preparing, reviewing and analyzing financial and statistical data.
  • Computers and software, including but not limited to Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Office and business technology, including but not limited to printers, fax machines, telephones.

Skill in:

  • Preparing, reviewing and analyzing financial and statistical data.
  • Coordinating and supervising a variety of diverse activities concurrently.
  • Building and maintaining relationships using tact, courtesy and diplomacy.

Ability to:

  • Communicate and relate to others effectively in written and oral form.
  • Assure compliance with established cemetery policies, regulations, directives and requirements.

Physical and Environmental

  • Position involves periods of sitting, standing and/or walking, including walking of cemetery grounds.
  • Intermittent bending, stooping, twisting, walking, kneeling, and crouching.
  • Position requires ability to frequently exert up to 10 pounds of force to move objects and occasionally exert up to 20 pounds.
  • Filing and retrieving documents from 4-drawers-cabinets 5 feet high.  Must reach above shoulder for 2 drawers or crouch to reach lower drawers.


Interested candidates must fill out an application, which can be found on our website at: 
The completed application must be submitted, along with a resume to: 
Please submit the email with the following subject line:
Your First & Last Name, Position applying for, Location​

Information/Application Contact:

Santa Clara Cemetery and Mortaury, Oxnard
3424 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles CA 90010
FAX: 213-637-6115
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