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Cemetery Manager I

Holy Cross, Pomona

Posted 7/20/2018 until 10/31/2018



To plan, organize, coordinate and manage the office and grounds activities of a Catholic cemetery.  May also coordinate work flow, oversee and manage a harmonious interaction between the Sales, Mortuary, and Cemetery personnel. In addition to the responsibilities of a Cemetery Manager I, the Cemetery Manager II may also assume larger responsibilities and manage a larger cemetery location with increased volume of sales and activities. 
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.
• Plans, schedules, directs and supervises the personnel, grounds and office functions at a cemetery.
• Formulates, develops and implements short- and long-range plans to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of cemetery operations.
• Selects, trains, supervises and evaluates the performance of assigned staff.
• Prepares, reconciles, balances and reviews a variety of financial and statistical records and reports for submission to central accounting.
• Communicates with administrators and other Archdiocese personnel to coordinate activities, resolve issues, and exchange information.
• Assures compliance with legal and safety requirements, departmental policies and church directives related to cemetery operations.
• Attends and conducts staff meetings.
• Assures that cemetery buildings and grounds are properly prepared, secured and maintained.
• Initiates requests and recommendations concerning the purchase, repair or replacement of office and grounds equipment.
• Counsels families and cemetery patrons making pre-need and at-need burial arrangements.
• Analyzes office and grounds activities and revises workflow and operational procedures as appropriate.
• Prepares and monitors the annual cemetery budget and controls expenditures in accordance with established guidelines.
• Provides specialized information to personnel, patrons and others regarding cemetery rules, regulations and procedures.
• Resolves operational problems, patron complaints and employee disputes.
• Performs related duties as required.​



Education and Experience

Any combination of experience and education likely to provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities, typically:

• Two years of college course work in Business Administration, Accounting or closely related field.

• Three years of increasingly responsible experience in business management, office administration and supervision.

• Active member of a Roman Catholic faith community.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of:

• Cemetery operations including grounds and office activities.

• Principles and practices of management, supervision and training.

• Accounting and budgeting practices and techniques.

• Archdiocese organization, objectives and policies.

• Interpersonal skills including tact, courtesy and diplomacy.

Skill in:

• Preparing, reviewing and analyzing financial and statistical data.

• Coordinating and supervising a variety of diverse activities concurrently.

• Preparing and controlling budgets.

Ability to:

• Plan, organize, coordinate and manage grounds operations and office activities at a cemetery.

• Select, supervise and train assigned personnel.

• Communicate and relate to others effectively in written and oral form.

• Prepare, review and analyze financial statements and reports.

• 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.

• 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.

• Filing and retrieving documents from 4-drawers-cabinets 5 feet high.  Must reach above shoulder for 2 drawers or crouch to reach lower drawers.

These requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities.  Responsibilities may vary according to size of cemetery, total workforce, and whether or not the cemetery has an in-house mortuary.

How to Apply:
Interested candidates must fill out an application, which can be found on the Archdiocese website at:
The completed application must be submitted, along with a resume and cover letter to:

Please submit the email with the following subject line:
Your First & Last Name, Cemetery Manager I  , Location​

Information/Application Contact:

Holy Cross, Pomona

Los Angeles CA
FAX: 213-637-6115
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