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Employment Opportunity: General Manager - Woodlawn Memorial Park Located in Guelph, Ontario, Woodlawn Memorial Park’s Board of Directors is recruiting a visionary leader who executes all aspects of their responsibilities with excellence. The General Manager is responsible for the overall administration and direction relating to the physical appearance and condition of Woodlawn Memorial Park’s grounds and facilities. This includes a variety of general administrative and supervisory duties, such as: planning, budgeting, managing activities of direct reports, overseeing maintenance and beautification of grounds, and ensuring that all facilities are structurally and mechanically sound and are maintained in a safe condition. The position requires your professional judgment and initiative to establish effective policies, practices and systems, alongside managing personnel and the approved budget. The work requires a close cooperative relationship with staff on the executive team. A superior level of tact and courtesy is essential with Woodlawn clients, funeral homes, architects, engineers, contractors and vendors/suppliers. The position is often called upon to resolve difficult administrative and operational problems and/or issues, applying considerable latitude and your own independent and professional judgment. The position reports directly to the Board of Directors (BOD), and has the following positions as direct-reports: Grounds Superintendent, Administrative Assistant and Accountant. Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities • Understanding of charitable and not- for-profit operations • Understanding of the governance requirements of a Board of Directors • Ability to read and understand financial statements • Sensitivity with grieving families of all faiths, exhibiting patience and compassion • Excellent written and oral communication skills; must be able to read, write and speak English fluently • Maturity and integrity in dealing with all cemetery matters • Impeccable trustworthiness with management of funds and confidential information • Leadership and organizational skills • Understanding of funeral and cemetery industry • Demonstrated ability to manage projects related to grounds, facilities management, capital construction, etc. • Ability to communicate effectively, tactfully and persuasively with internal and external contacts • Basic computer skills, basic office equipment, proficient in typing • Creative problem solving, abstract thinking and the drive to go the extra mile for employees or clients in countless ways Valuable Experience and Education • A bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience directly in the cemetery/funeral space or related space • Experience in property management and/or grounds/park maintenance • Considerable experience in a direct supervisory role Compensation The following are key elements of the position’s remuneration package: • 85K-100K, commensurate with experience • Generous group health and dental benefits • OMERS Pension Applicants who are interested in more information or in applying, should forward a cover letter and current resumé in confidence to: woodlawnopportunity@gmail.com Overseen by the Guelph Cemetery Commission, but operating independently, the successful candidate will be employed directly by Woodlawn Memorial Park. Woodlawn Memorial Park is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes anyone qualified to apply. Only those selected will be contacted for an interview. No phone calls please. seeking Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer or 2nd year Apprentice Funeral Director/Embalmer Chapel of Memories Funeral Directors, Port Alberni, BC on Vancouver Island is looking for a Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer or second-year Apprentice Funeral Director/Embalmer. JOB RESPONSIBILITIES • Performs on-call responsibilities including: taking first calls, talking with families, answering questions, providing initial details and conducting transfers • Supervises and cares for the deceased in a respectful manner while performing a variety of tasks such as: verifying identification, obtaining authorization for embalming, embalming, dressing, styling hair and/or applying cosmetics and preparing cremated remains • Arranges and conducts funeral and memorial ceremonies in a professional, organized and caring manner consistent with company policies and procedures • Arranges for the interment or cremation of human remains • Ensures adherence to all applicable professional, municipal, provincial and federal licensing authority, regulations and rules • Prepares and accurately completes documents and online entries related to services, cremations and maintenance MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS • Completion of or currently enrolled in a dual degree training program at an accredited mortuary college or technical school specializing in funeral and mortuary science as required by province law • Must meet all licensing requirements in applicable province as required by law • Must have proficient computer skills and business writing skills • Current province-issued driver’s licence with an acceptable driving record • Good communication, problem solving and ability to multitask and set priorities • Detail oriented • Ability to work evenings, weekends and be on call as per the requests for services and families Please send resumé to Margaret.Vatamaniuck@dignitymemorial.com

 

 

 

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