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Funeral Director

Catholic Funeral & Cemetery Services

This is a Full-time position in Lafayette, CA posted March 13, 2023.

$21 – 28 per hour

Pay is based on experiences


Job Description

Catholic Funeral and Cemetery Services remains committed to providing an essential service to our community during the COVID-19 pandemic. We have implemented critical measures to ensure the safety of our staff and families we serve.

Location: Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Lafayette, CA

Mandatory: FUNERAL DIRECTORS LICENSE or the ability to obtain a license

Flexibility to work evenings and an occasional Saturday may be required

Family Service Directors serve families with care and compassion, educating them through the process of making informed decisions for at-need funeral products and services.

CFCS offers excellent compensation for motivated individuals. Benefits include excellent medical, dental, paid vacation and sick days, and retirement benefits. We also offer outstanding training and continuous education programs for our employees.

Family Service Directors will demonstrate by example, CFCS’ Core Values–Share the Journey, Serve with Care, and Make It Happen–in all their dealings with families, staff, and internal/external contacts.

Education and Experience

· REQUIRED: College degree or in the process of obtaining a degree within 12 – 18 months is required, at least 2-4 years in a customer service role requiring direct contact with the public (both on the telephone and face-to-face) and the ability to obtain a license

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

· Knowledge of the Catholic faith, rituals, and traditions

· Strong customer service experience

· Event planning experience.

· Understanding of the order of Christian funerals

· Able to conduct oneself with a “Family First” approach

· Excellent interpersonal, communication, and telephone skills

· Ability to multi-task and manage several funeral cases at the same time

· Able to coordinate with many internal departments and external providers

· Ability to work and make decisions under pressure and tight deadlines

· Familiar with special event planning and coordination

· Highly organized, detail oriented, and excellent time management skills

· Proficient in the use of computers, software, and technology

Flexibility to work evenings and an occasional Saturday may be required

Licenses and Certifications

· Valid funeral director license is required or in the process of obtaining a degree within ability and desire to obtain a license in the state of California is a plus.

· Valid state issued driver’s license, good driving record, and proof of insurance is required

Physical Requirements

· Ability to lift or move objects weighing between 75-100 lbs.

· Ability to push and pull up to 300 lbs. with a wheeled cart

· Ability to stand for long periods on a hard surface

About the Employer

CFCS is a charitable organization founded in faith and is an open source provider of information for end of life services–funeral, cremation, and cemetery. Employment will go to those individuals whose knowledge, skills, and experience most closely qualifies them for the position offered without regard to race, color, sex, marital status, age, disability, veteran status, or national origin.

Job Type: Full-time