Employment Opportunities


In an effort to help facilitate funeral service employment within its member firms, Selected Independent Funeral Homes posts job opportunities on this website. To have your information posted for a period of three months, please email it to info@selectedfuneralhomes.org or fax to 847-236-9968.

Kentucky

Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory seeking double-licensed funeral service professional for career position. Successful candidate will have commitment to, and experience in, funeral service with particular interest and ability in the preparation center. Competitive compensation, excellent benefits, contemporary work schedule. Contact Dave Bell or Christy Chaney at Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory. 270-683-1505 or dbell@glennfuneralhome.com

This listing first posted on 6/16/15


Seattle, Washington

Bonney-Watson in Seattle, WA is hiring a Funeral Director/Embalmer.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Plans and directs funeral services, memorial services, wakes, and burials.
  • Assists families throughout the grieving processes by offering emotional support, professional care to the deceased, arranging services, and transportation of client families
  • Coordinates removal of body to mortuary for preparation including refrigeration, embalming, dressing, casketing, cosmetics, and any other related technical duties.
  • Interviews family or other authorized person to arrange details such as preparation of obituary notice, selection of urn or casket, determination of location and time of cremation or burial, selection of pallbearers, procurement of official for religious rites, and transportation of client families. Plans placement of casket in visitation room and/or or chapel and adjusts lights, fixtures, and floral displays.
  • Directs the Funeral Support Team assigned to services in the performance of their duties prior to, during, and after the service.
  • Directs Pallbearers in placement and removal of casket from hearse. Closes casket and leads funeral procession to church or burial site. Prepares body for interment or directs preparations and shipment of body for out of state burial.
  • Informs Manager of any non-routine situations or complaints on an on-going basis.
  • Completes all mortuary related forms and paperwork

Education/Experience:

Two-year course of study at an accredited college, two year apprenticeship period under supervision of a licensed funeral director/embalmer, and a full year of instruction at a college or mortuary science. Successful completion of two extensive examinations to determine knowledge of the many aspects of funeral service and embalming.

Certificates and Licenses:

  • Valid funeral director and embalmer licenses in the State of Washington.
  • Valid Washington driver's license.

To Apply:

Please submit your cover letter and resume to HR@bonneywatson.com.

This listing first posted on 1/27/15.


Seattle, Washington

Bonney-Watson in Seattle, WA is hiring a Managing Director – Mortuary Operations.

Ensures that daily mortuary activities support and enhance all other corporate operations. Contributes to the mortuary’s profitability and growth by providing effective leadership, direction and administration of the daily mortuary operations. This position serves as a member of the senior leadership team.

The Managing Director will be a compassionate and strong natural leader with demonstrated organization and follow-through skills.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Oversees daily operations of funeral homes, including first calls, preparation work, arrangement conferences, scheduling staff and service coverage, crematory operations, and inventory control.
  • Coordinates daily mortuary activities and staffing with other facility managers.
  • Contributes to the achievement of the mortuary's financial objectives by monitoring income and expenses, enforcing corporate payment policies, and ensuring timely collection of accounts receivables.
  • Contributes to the achievement of the mortuary’s customer service objectives by monitoring client family surveys, client family correspondence, and/or verbal conversations; and addressing any performance concerns in a timely and appropriate manner.
  • Participates with other managers in developing, implementing and supporting the company's policies, procedures, financial objectives and marketing efforts.
  • Participates in arrangement conferences, transfers, and other funeral director/embalmer activities as needed.
  • Ensures proper maintenance of the facility by directing maintenance, repairs and purchase of merchandise and supplies.
  • Ensures that all projects and reports concerning departmental activities are complete, accurate and on time.
  • Keeps the President informed on financial issues and other issues affecting corporate performance or community relations.
  • Contributes to the company's public image as a positive corporate citizen by participating in community relations, public relations, industry relations, and marketing efforts.
  • Plans, develops and implements organization policies and goals. Confers with administrative personnel and reviews activity, operating, and sales reports to determine changes in programs or operations required. Directs preparation of directives to division or department administrator outlining policy, program, or operations changes to be implemented

Education/Experience:

Fourth year college or university program degree or certificate; four years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Must be able to secure funeral director and embalmer licenses in the State of Washington.

To Apply:

Please submit your cover letter and resume to HR@bonneywatson.com.

This listing first posted on 1/27/15.


Seattle, Washington

Bonney-Watson in Seattle, WA is hiring a Chief Financial Officer (CFO).

Reporting to the president, the chief financial officer (CFO) provides strategic and operational financial leadership to the company, ensuring its financial strength and integrity for future growth. This position is responsible for overseeing the accounting/finance and IT functions for Bonney-Watson. The CFO must have a passion for developing strong relationships and helping to cultivate a climate of excellence.

The CFO will be a natural leader with at least 5-7 years of broad finance experience, ideally beginning in audit, followed by experience gathering and evaluating financial information and making actionable recommendations to senior leadership.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Works in close partnership with the President and senior leadership team in directing the strategic and financial management of the company.
  • Serves as a trustee of the company’s investment funds, and the corporate secretary/treasurer for the Board of Directors.
  • Coordinates quarterly letter and financial statements for distribution to the shareholders.
  • Establishes and implements financial and operational procedures and policies.
  • Oversees and directs accounting functions including general ledger, cost accounting, inventory, accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, fixed assets and cash management.
  • Ensures that the company’s internal controls and governance processes are sufficient to mitigate all significant risks.
  • Ensure that finance staff maintains financial record systems in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, and monitor the use of all funds.
  • Organizes and oversees the annual budget and forecasting activities. 
  • Directs procedures and computer application systems necessary to maintain proper records and to afford adequate accounting controls and services.
  • Appraises the organization's financial position and issues periodic reports on the company's financial stability and growth to the President, senior leadership team and Board of Directors.
  • Ensures compliance with federal, state and local tax regulations.  Ensures timely filing of tax returns and tax payments.
  • Analyzes, consolidates, and directs all cost accounting procedures together with other statistical and routine reports.
  • Oversees and directs the preparation and issuance of the corporation's annual report.
  • Directs and analyzes studies of general economic, business, and financial conditions and their impact on the organization's policies and operations.
  • Analyzes operational issues impacting functional groups and the whole institution, and determines their financial impact.
  • Establishes and maintains contacts with financial institutions.
  • Manages the relationship between Bonney-Watson and the outsourced IT services providers.

Education/Experience:

Bachelor’s degree (B. A.) in accounting and/or finance and a minimum of five years related experience required. CPA preferred.

To Apply:

Please submit your cover letter and resume to HR@bonneywatson.com.

This listing first posted on 1/27/15.