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Executive Director
Catholic Cemetery Conference,
Hillside, IL

Position Summary:
Reporting to the President of the Board of Directors, the Executive Director has both internal and external facing responsibilities. The Executive Director partners closely with the Board of Directors to chart CCC’s strategic response to organizational and industry challenges and plays a critical role as counselor, advisor, and strategic thought-partner for the Board.

The appropriate candidate will be a practicing Roman Catholic with knowledge of cemeteries either
through personal experience or related business experience. He/she will develop a thorough understanding of, and commitment to, the goals and responsibilities of the CCC. The role requires
significant independence, analytical skills, strong relationship building, ample people and project management experience, flexibility, agility, and discretion.

The CCC offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package including employer group health, dental and life insurance, retirement plan, paid time off, and an opportunity to travel for Conference events.

Interested candidates, please submit a current resume to the Conference Secretary on or before June 5, 2022, at tjordan@gateofheaven.org

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Catholic Cemeteries Diocese of Joliet – Sales Manager

Position Summary:
This position is the primary lead accountable for creating and driving sales strategies and performance to ensure the business meets or exceeds standards. Under the general direction of the CEO, the sales manager is a hands-on leadership position. The sales manager is required to plan, organize, coordinate, and manage sales and services for its Four DuPage Catholic Cemetery operations. We are recognized as a Diocese of choice!

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Cemetery Superintendent – Associated Catholic Cemeteries, Archdiocese of Seattle

Associated Catholic Cemeteries (ACC) has an immediate opening for the position of a regular, full-time Superintendent for Holyrood Cemetery, Shoreline, WA. Holyrood, opened in 1954, is the premier cemetery in the Associated Catholic Cemeteries group averaging more than 620 interments per year.

Position responsibilities include overall cemetery administration as well as collaboration with ACC’s management team. The Superintendent is responsible for three divisions of the cemetery’s operations: Sales (pre-need and at-need), Grounds, and Office Administration. The successful candidate will bring an entrepreneurial spirit, thrive in a collaborative team environment, and have a proven track record of sales and sales management.

Essential qualifications for the position include: active member of the Catholic community in good standing with the Catholic Church; BA/BS degree in business, sales and marketing or equivalent; at least 5 years experience in business management/office administration as well as in sales management and marketing (preferably cemetery); supervisory experience; appreciation for and experience serving multi-cultural communities; proficient in Microsoft O365 and other digital records management; must have (or obtain) First Aid/CPR certification and must possess (or obtain) a valid Washington State driver’s license, automobile insurance and a personal vehicle.

To request an application, send your resume, list of professional references and contact information of your pastor to:

Richard Peterson, President
Associated Catholic Cemeteries
37600 Pacific Highway S.
Federal Way, WA 98003
Fax: 253-874-5910
Email: richp@MyCatholicCemetery.org

Compensation: Base salary plus override on the team’s sales. Excellent benefits. Drug Free Workplace.


 

President & CEO

Catholic Cemeteries & Funeral Services – Archdiocese of Toronto (CCFS)

The origins of Catholic Cemeteries & Funeral Services – Archdiocese of Toronto (CCFS) date back to 1822 when the first Catholic cemetery was established in Toronto. Today, with Head Office based in Toronto, CCFS operates as a religious charity and continues to fulfill its mission in carrying out the sacred functions related to funeral services, burial or cremation, and the preservation of the resting places as symbols of Catholic faith. Geographically dispersed across the Archdiocese are: seven fully active cemetery locations including ten mausoleums, two (and one under construction) funeral homes, and one crematorium (and one being planned). The web site is www.catholic-cemeteries.com

The Position
Due to the pending retirement of the incumbent, the Board of Directors of CCFS, seeks to appoint a new President & CEO. The President & CEO reports to the Board of Directors chaired by the Archbishop and comprising auxiliary bishops and laypeople from the Catholic community. Responsibilities will be to position the organization at the forefront of the bereavement sector and to deliver quality pre-need and atneed bereavement services in line with rapidly changing needs of the Catholic faithful. To this end, he/she will lead the implementation of the strategic plan; provide general corporate oversight; and, support for the operational team.

Specifics, among others, will include:

• Ensuring compliance with all Government legislation and regulations and Church norms regarding
Christian funeral services and burials.

• Working with the Board, developing strategic plans and annual budgets that establish long-term
objectives to advance the mission.

• Maintaining an effective organizational structure through succession planning, regular annual
performance evaluation of senior management, and formal wage and salary administration policy.

• Earning requisite returns on trusted care & maintenance and pre-need funds as set by provincial
regulation.

• Representing CCFS, as “the voice and face” of the organization, at relevant functions of the
Archdiocese and the Catholic community, industry events and public meetings.

The Candidates
This position will be of interest to degreed, accomplished business leaders with demonstrably successful track records in senior management roles with responsibility for financial results. Importantly, the President & CEO being sought must be comfortable working in a Catholic environment. The ideal candidate will have relevant experience acquired in bereavement services including marketing and sales, real estate, asset
management, investment management or finance. Not-for-profit sector experience is an asset.

Please reply to John Corso (jcorso1227@gmail.com) or Steve Mould (steve.mould41@gmail.com)
referring to Project #21832. We thank all for their interest. We will contact only those whose backgrounds
closely meet the criteria.

 


Director of Cemeteries – Diocese of Worcester Cemetery Office

Position Description:
The Director of Cemeteries will be responsible for the planning and implementation of strategic
decisions for both short-term and long-term goals of managing the care of thirteen centrally managed
Catholic Cemeteries of the Diocese. The Director will oversee all aspects of the daily operations and
management strategies of the Catholic Cemeteries of the Diocese and will work with the Cemetery
Advisory Committee towards the long-term improvement of the individual needs of each cemetery
within the organization. The Director will collaborate with the Director of Fiscal Affairs to create long-term financial goals and forecasts. The Director will oversee marketing to better understand the trends associated with burials and develop a sales and marketing strategy that suits the demand of today’s captive Catholic audience. In addition, this position will be leading the internal team in the following areas: operations, finance, business planning, sales, grounds, administration, and IT.

The Director plays a critical role in partnering with the senior leadership team in strategic decision
making and operations of the Catholic Cemeteries of the Diocese while continuing to enhance its quality
programming and to build to capacity.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:
– Directs, coordinates, and delegates activities related to sales, burial services, maintenance, and
business operations
– Overall management and direction of activities to develop and maintain adequate and attractive
religious cemeteries for the Diocese
– Decision making for the short- and long-range planning relating to capital improvements,
inventory development, optimum utilization of cemetery property, equipment, marketing, and
all other aspects of cemetery operations
– Monitors quality of activities and services, establishes standards for measuring results and
evaluates and modifies activities as required.
– Formulates goals and objectives, coordinates development of the budget, and monitors fiscal
accountability
– Monitors and reviews financial statements in income and expense reports providing for
operational and capital revenue needs.
– Reviews legal documents in conjunction with cemetery attorney, including architectural
contracts, bidding forms, and construction documents, as well as interment and entombment
documents
– Directs overall administration of personnel policies relating to employment, work assignments,
personnel evaluations, training, and termination of staff.
– Directs and maintains mandatory safety policies to meet state and federal requirements and
ensures that all policies are documented
– Serves as a resource to the Diocese on cemetery matters and holds memberships on state and
national committees and organizations
– Communicates with clergy, funeral directors, attorneys, accountants, suppliers, investment
managers, and individuals using cemeteries

Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities:
– Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word, and other software applications
– Knowledge and experience in non-profit practices
– Business administration and management
– Organizational development and planning
– Policy development and implementation
– Auditing, accounting, and budgeting
– Civil, cemetery, and Canon law
– Establishing and executing short-term and long-term goals
– Demonstrate progressive experience in supervising multiple locations
– Ability to develop and coordinate teamwork across various units and divisions
– Ability to coach and motivate staff to serve families with care and compassion
– Ability to speak and write effectively in both oral and written forms
– Demonstrated ability to plan and execute marketing, advertising, and sales programs

Minimum Qualifications:
– Four-year undergraduate degree in accounting, Finance, Business Management, or closely
related field preferred and ten (10) + years of increasing experience in cemetery management,
with at least five (5) years in a supervisory capacity, or any equivalent combination of education
and experience
– Excellent writing and communication skills. The position also requires strong people skills, discretion,
diplomacy, and judgment
– Strong teamwork ethic: positive, initiative-taking, flexible attitude; ability to take complete
ownership of responsibilities
– Ability to work under pressure and time constraints as well as multi-task
– Practicing Catholic in good standing and in support of its teachings, rituals, and traditions

Physical Performance Requirements:
– Occasional local travel within the Diocese
– Weekend and evening work hours may be required
– Ability to use a computer keyboard for up to eight (8) hours/day
– Ability to sit for up to eight (8) hours a day
– Ability to lift 30 lbs.
– Ability to walk over uneven ground, turf, and snow in cemetery sections

We offer a competitive salary, a comprehensive employee benefits program including medical and
dental insurance, 403(b) plan, group term life, flexible spending accounts, and a generous paid time off
policy.

Please submit your cover letter and resume to: Rebecca Gordon, Human Resource Manager
Email: rgordon@worcesterdiocese.org
Confidential fax: 508-929-4380
Mail: Diocese of Worcester, 49 Elm Street, Worcester, MA 01609

 


 

 

 

Executive Director – Albany Diocesan Cemeteries
Albany, NY

Albany Diocesan Cemeteries (ADC) seeks an experienced leader with proven skills at creating a team-oriented work culture, developing long range plans, and fostering consultative marketing and sales strategies. Reporting to an advisory Board of Directors and the Diocese’s Vicar General, this position provides oversight to the management of 20 cemeteries across the greater Capital Region with administrative and sales staff in three offices – Menands, Colonie and Niskayuna.

In addition to the traditional services offered by Diocesan cemeteries, ADC offers educational programs on Catholic burial practices, approaches to end of life care, death and dying in addition to a range of insurance products to facilitate prepaid funeral and burial expenses.

Well qualified candidates will possess a Bachelor’s degree in business administration or a related field with a minimum of 5-7 years at an executive level; previous cemetery and/or funeral home management experience preferred.

Outstanding communication and administration skills, knowledge of budgeting and financial strategies, a servant leader style in managing others and some familiarity with new technology systems are desired qualities of the ideal candidate. This is an exciting opportunity for an individual of high integrity with outstanding leadership skills to lead this mission-oriented agency in the achievement of its ministry goals.

Email resumes to JR Allen at pmi123@nycap.rr.com

 


 

 

Cemetery Director

Who We Are: The Mt Elliott Cemetery Association has been a part of the Greater Detroit area servicing families since 1841. We consist of five Catholic cemeteries, entrusted to help memorialize and celebrate the lives of thousands of Christians in a place of tranquil beauty. We are steadfast in this commitment, and honored to be an important part of our communities we service and we are proud to be nationally recognized for the careful stewardship of our family’s most cherished memories.

Position Summary: We are looking for a Cemetery Director to drive continuous improvement and optimization of all processes. The Director will oversee all daily operations over two properties to ensuring policies, procedures and protocols are followed. They will develop processes that will maximize and exceed our customers’ expectations, safety, and increase productivity, assets capacity while maintaining quality standards, along with development of systems that track and optimize performance targets. Our Cemetery Director should have proven work with industry experience as a leader with knowledge of business, and management principles to build a strong team by leading by example.

We offer Competitive wage and complete benefit package.

Submit your resume and cover letter to: employment@mtelliott.com

 


Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery
San Diego, CA. Cemetery Assistant Manager

Position summary: To perform administrative support duties and assist the Executive Director/General Manager in directing the office and grounds activities at Holy Cross Cemetery, which includes The supervision of the Family Service team, the daily funeral schedules and cemetery plotting.

Qualifications: At least five years’ experience as Family Service Counselor with two or more years as team manager. Possess the ability to interact effectively with clients. Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office products. Knowledge of the Catholic Faith, a practicing Catholic Bachelor’s degree a plus. Bilingual, English and Spanish a plus.

Apply
Submit a resume and cover letter to
Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery
4470 Hilltop Dr.
San Diego, CA. 92102
mario@holycrosssd.com

 


Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston
Director of Catholic Cemeteries

Mt. Olivet Cemetery
Dickinson, Texas

 

 

SUMMARY
The Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston seeks a Director of Catholic Cemeteries, a ministry devoted to the works of mercy that pertain to dealing with death in the context of faith. The Director maintains, develops, and manages the fiscal responsibilities for the cemeteries owned and operated by the Archdiocese. In addition, the Director assists pastors with parish owned cemeteries as sacred places dedicated to the religious purpose of: burying the dead, praying for the living and the dead, comforting those who mourn, witnessing to our shared belief in one, holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sin, and the resurrection of the dead. The Catholic Cemeteries Offices offer educational programs, providing information on Catholic burial practices, Catholic approaches to death and dying, including end of life issues, the full use of the Order of Christian Funerals, and the benefits of preparing all funeral arrangements from liturgy to funeral home to cemetery before the time of need.

The Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston serves more than 1.7 million Catholics in 146 parishes across 10 counties and is pastored by Daniel Cardinal DiNardo assisted by Auxiliary Bishop Italo Dell’Oro. The Catholic Cemeteries office is located at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Dickinson, TX, which is 25 miles from beautiful Galveston, Texas, a coastal resort city and port off the Southeast Texas coast on Galveston Island and Pelican Island.

The Director of Catholic Cemeteries is a ministry of the Archdioceses of Galveston-Houston and candidates must be a practicing catholic in good standing with the Church. This is a 12 month, full-time, no less than 40 hours per week, benefits eligible position.

EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE
Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Management or closely related field with CPA license preferred. Minimum ten (10) years of experience in cemetery management, with at least five (5) years in a supervisory capacity. Valid Texas driving license required.

Suitable candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and salary requirement* via email to: resume@archgh.org with Director of Catholic Cemetery on the subject line.

*Applicants who do not include salary requirement will not be considered.