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.

Colorado

Allnutt Funeral Service is looking for a Full Time Pre-Need Counselor for our Loveland location. This person will be responsible to sell pre-need insurance plans to prospective clients in the Loveland area. This person will also be trained to provide our aftercare program to grieving families. Extensive training and support is provided. This is a very rewarding career with generous commissions. Must have a life insurance license or the ability to get one. Please forward a resume to mnebecker@allnutt.com or call me on my cell at 970-232-0805.


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.


Colorado

Allnutt Funeral Service in Colorado is hiring a Funeral Director.

Requirements:

  • High school education
  • 5–10 years funeral home experience
  • Preferred Associate Degree in Mortuary Science
  • Or is a Certified Director and Certified Embalming Technician with the Colorado Funeral Service Board

Qualifications:

  • Team player
  • A high level of ethics
  • The ability to prioritize multiple tasks
  • Good presentation and public relations skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • Friendly
  • Ability to listen to others
  • Flexible
  • Motivated and competitive
  • Working knowledge of computers and their operations and proficient in business software; Microsoft Office
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to interact with grieving families during time of need and create a premier level of client satisfaction
  • Excellent driving skills and record
  • Ability to manage a caseload while creating exceptional service

The Funeral Director will report to the Chapel Manager on a daily basis to accomplish the needs to the chapel and any other location that is in need of help.

Primary Duties:

  • It is the responsibility of the Funeral Director to schedule and ensure that all details of the funeral arrangement are scheduled and confirmed for example contacting ministers and/or churches, musicians, cemeteries, staff, etc.)
  • The Funeral Director directs and facilitates the funeral or memorial service.
  • The Funeral Director is responsible for collection on all accounts.
  • The Funeral Director provides support for all staff within Allnutt Funeral Service.
  • It is the responsibility of the Funeral Director to make removals, dress, casket, and cosmetize.
  • The Funeral Director is responsible for his/her professional and personal growth through education, trade magazines, etc. He/she is also responsible for maintaining educational requirements necessary for licensing and certification.
  • The Funeral Director is encouraged to take part in community involvement and help to promote Allnutt Funeral Service.
  • The Funeral Director will answer the door greeting families and the general public. He/she will have to recognize and help families of the deceased with any questions they might have and show visitors to viewing/staterooms.
  • The Funeral Director is responsible for promotion and implementation of excellent customer service as prescribed in the customer service manual.

Secondary Duties:

  • The Funeral Director is responsible for the maintenance and re-ordering or inventory (caskets, urns, prep room materials, etc.) for the funeral home.
  • The Funeral Director will assist with maintenance and upkeep and appearance of the funeral home grounds, building, and vehicles.
  • The Funeral Director will report to the Managing Director for questions regarding their primary duties.
  • All other duties as assigned.

Further Information:

We are a company that is striving to be the leader in each community that we serve. A company that is defined by the individuals who represent the company individuals who exemplify and respect the family attributes of trust, care, support, ethics, unprecedented attention to detail and understanding the value and importance of nurturing long term relationship.

This is a salary non-exempt position.

To Apply:

Please submit your qualification and interest to Kevin Wolfe at kwolfe@resthavencolorado.com.

This listing first posted on 12/16/14.


Colorado

Resthaven Funeral Services in Fort Collins, CO is hiring a Business Support Administrator (Supports Funeral Home or Cemetery Administration).

Requirements:

  • High school degree or equivalent
  • Prior funeral home and cemetery experience
  • 5+ years of clerical or administrative duties
  • Typing skills of 80 words per minute
  • Previous customer service experience

Qualifications:

  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks
  • Good presentation and public relations skills
  • Ability to design and implement long-term detailed plans for their respective chapel
  • Strong communication skills
  • Friendly
  • Ability to listen to others
  • A high level of ethics
  • Flexible
  • Working knowledge of computers and their operations and proficient in business software; Micro Soft Office

The Business Support Administrator will report to the Chapel Manager on a daily basis and for questions regarding the primary duties. The Business Support Administrator will report to the Business Office for bookkeeping and computer responsibilities.

Primary Duties:

Support to Funeral Home: It is the Business Support Administrator’s responsibility to follow up with the Funeral Directors on each case record to make sure everything is done and ready to go the day of the service. This requires constant communication between the Business Support Administrator and Funeral Directors.

Support to Cemetery and Sales: Cemetery field operations (e.g., interments, grounds, equipment and facilities maintenance, safety, and headstones/markers/niche covers), Cemetery administrative operations (e.g., property accountability, eligibility for interments, committal services and reports preparation), Cemetery Sales (e.g., contracts, pricing, and merchandise)

Further Information:

We are a company that is striving to be the leader in each community that we serve. A company that is defined by the individuals who represent the company individuals who exemplify and respect the family attributes of trust, care, support, ethics, unprecedented attention to detail and understanding the value and importance of nurturing long term relationship.

This is an hourly position.

To Apply:

Please submit your qualification and interest to Kevin Wolfe at kwolfe@resthavencolorado.com.

This listing first posted on 12/4/14.