• Full-time
  • Chancery Office
  • Posted 4 years ago
  • This position has been filled

Website Diocese of Orlando

Job Title: Director of Cemeteries
Ministry: Diocese of Orlando
Posting Date: October 12, 2016
Closing Date: Until filled
FT/PT: Full-time
Physical Address: 50 E. Robinson Street, Orlando, FL 32801
Brief Description of Job: The Diocese of Orlando is actively seeking an executive to create and manage a Cemetery program for the Diocese of Orlando. The position will direct and administer the Diocesan Queen of Peace Cemetery, and create Diocesan policy for all existing Parish Cemeteries through the creation of a Catholic Cemeteries of Central Florida Association. The Director will be responsible for managing the ministerial, administrative, and financial aspects of enterprise. This position oversees, manages hires and evaluates proposed staff in all functions – sales, service, operations, grounds and administration. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Learns all aspects of the cemetery business, including funerals in the Catholic tradition.
  • Develops sound and achievable strategic and business plans for a profitable Diocesan Cemetery operation.
  • Works with consultants, and Diocesan counsel to obtain state licensure.
  • Prepares and maintains annual balanced budget.
  • Collaborates with other Diocesan staff in the planning and construction of new facilities.
  • Develops detailed operation and maintenance for current cemetery and future cemetery expansion.
  • Keeps records electronically, and physically of all interments in accordance with state law and best practices.
  • Develops a Catholic Cemetery Association of Central Florida for all Parish-based Cemeteries for subscriber/members.
  • Develops and recommends comprehensive cemetery policy for Diocesan Cemeteries and Parish based cemeteries based on successful existing models.
  • Researches demographics and markets for future cemetery expansions working with Diocesan Real Estate Committee and other planning staff.
  • Suggests additional services to be provided based on realistic market studies and available funding.
Minimum Qualifications: The qualified candidate will possess the following:
  • Minimum of ten years of experience managing an organization with demonstrated experience in day-to-day operational management.

  • An undergraduate degree in Business Administration, Accounting or Finance and/or related work experience. A graduate degree is a plus.

  • Practice of the Catholic faith is required.
  • Possesses the ability to interact effectively in a broad range of situations and deal with the pressure of time and changing conditions.
  • Honorably manages teams through change.
  • Shows superb analytical skills, and a resourceful approach to problem-solving.
  • Sets an ethical and pastoral tone for Diocesan conduct.
  • Able to quickly earn the confidence of those with whom this individual collaborates and coordinates information, including other secretariat heads, directors, members of various diocesan and parish committees, and clergy.
  • Demonstrates leadership and resourcefulness as they apply to all areas of responsibility.
  • A flexible personality, strong business judgement and analytical mind.
  • Solid communications (oral and written) and listening skills.
  • An executive who is highly entrepreneurial, team oriented, proactive and a collaborative business partner with outstanding leadership skills.
Application Instructions: Qualified candidates may send a completed application, resume, and letter of interest to humanresources@orlandodiocese.org