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Cemetery Manager I

Calvary Cemetery, Los Angeles

Posted 9/13/2017 until 11/30/2017

Description:

POSITION SUMMARY:

 
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. 
 
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.
 
• 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.​

Requirements:

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

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:
http://archla.org/employmentpdf
 
The completed application must be submitted, along with a resume and cover letter to: employment@la-archdiocese.org


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

Information/Application Contact:

Calvary Cemetery, Los Angeles

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