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Religious Services Coordinator

Cemeteries

Posted 4/16/2019 until 7/20/2019

Description:

POSITION SUMMARY: The ministry of Services Coordinator is to be a supportive presence to families in their time of grieving for a loved one.  The Coordinator is ever mindful of the church's mission to treat those who mourn with compassion and the departed with reverence.  In assisting each family, the Coordinator is sensitive to multi-ethnic, religious and cultural diversities.  The Religious Services Coordinator assures that ecclesiastical control is maintained in cemetery chapels and mortuary oratories through the faithful implementation of Archdiocesan guidelines in all matters pertaining to religious services. 

 

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.

·      Coordinates religious services in cemetery chapels and mortuary oratories

·      Communicates with families, parishes, funeral directors and various staff personnel in scheduling and coordinating religious services. (Funeral Mass, Liturgy Outside of Mass, Rite of Committal, etc.)

·      Directs families in planning the funeral services in accordance with liturgical guidelines

·      Assesses pastoral needs and provides appropriate guidance in all matters pertaining to religious services

·      Exercises authority in decision-making related to liturgical matters to assure that ecclesiastical control is maintained

·      Assesses bereavement needs and makes appropriate referrals and/or follow-up as needed

·      Provides spiritual and emotional support to family members and the various staffs

·      Conducts in-service training for the various staffs

·      Maintains accurate filing systems for patron correspondence, schedules and other records as appropriate

·      Assists in overseeing the daily operations of the mausoleum Chapel to include sacristan duties

·      Participates in committees that help further the mission and ministry of Catholic Cemeteries when requested or deemed appropriate

·      Attends staff meetings, in-services and/or training programs as required

·      Performs any other duties as directed by Archdiocesan Cemetery Officials

Requirements:

Education and Experience

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

  • ​Must be a religious sister 

·      Bachelor's degree and continuing college-level courses in related fields.


·      4 years of related experience, i.e. counseling, teaching, training or ministerial experience.

·      Experience in liturgy preparation and coordination of sacramental services.

·      Practicing Roman Catholic.

 

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

 

Knowledge of:

 

·      Archdiocesan principles, practices and organizations.

·      Church teachings and principles.


 

Skills in:

 

·      Management and program coordination and development.

·      Assessment of needs and utilization of resources.

·      Effective verbal and written communication.

·      Develop and maintain effective working relationships.

·      Short and long term organizational planning.

 

Ability to:

 

·      Direct and supervise the work of assigned personnel, i.e. Funeral Directors, Funeral Arrangers, Cemetery Arrangement Counsellors.

·      Provide spiritual guidance.

·      Plan and facilitate worship and prayer.

·      Display sensitivity to others.

·      Develop and maintain effective working relationships.

·      Maintain confidentiality.

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

·      Collaborate with Archdiocesan Cemetery Officials in developing and coordinating religious services.

·      Assure compliance with established cemetery policies, regulations, directives and requirements.

·      Position involves sitting, standing and/or walking.  Position requires ability to frequently exert up to 10 pounds of force to move objects and occasionally lift 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.




HOW TO APPLY:


Interested candidates must fill out an application, which can be found on our website at: http://archla.org/employmentpdf 

 
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:

Cemeteries
3424 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles CA 90010
FAX: 213-637-6115
E-Mail: employment@la-archdiocese.org
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