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Express Employment Professionals

FUNERAL DIRECTOR

Posted 4 days ago

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Salary

dollar sign24 to 32 per hour

Job Description

Express Employment Professionals Delta/Richmond is seeking a Funeral Director. The position is a long term permanent placement. 

$24 - $32 or more depending on experience

Job Summary:

We are seeking a qualified and dedicated Funeral Director to join our team. As a Funeral Director, you will be responsible for planning and coordinating funeral services, counseling families, and ensuring the highest level of quality and professionalism in all aspects of our funeral services. 


Essential Duties and Responsibilities of a Funeral Director

  • Meets with families of the deceased to discuss funeral arrangements and requests.
  • Explains pricing and product information for caskets and flowers to family and/or friends.
  • Orders caskets, flowers, and other necessities for funeral and memorial services.
  • Decides for pallbearers, readers, and other participants in the funeral.
  • Assists family in selecting a gravestone if necessary or puts them in touch with cemetery personnel.
  • Oversees preparation and embalming of the deceased prior to the funeral.
  • Accepts and process payments for funeral services.
  • Ensures that set-up for the memorial service, wake, and funeral adheres to families’ wishes.
  • Maintains cleanliness and organization of the funeral home.
  • Oversees transportation of casket to church and cemetery.
  • Addresses and resolves customer issues or complaints.
  • Maintains positive relationships with vendors, church officials, and cemetery directors.
  • Creates and manages funeral home budget.
  • Oversees payroll processing and distribution for funeral home employees.
  • Orders supplies for funeral home as needed.
  • Oversees funeral home schedule.
  • Hires receptionists and administrative assistants to work at the funeral home.
  • Assigns duties to funeral home staff as necessary.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Demonstrates strong organizational skills.
  • Exhibits patience, empathy, and compassion.
  • Can communicate calmly and kindly with bereaved family and friends.
  • Pay close attention to detail.
  • Exhibit’s ability to properly manage and oversee a budget.
  • Demonstrates familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite, budget software, and payroll software.
  • Exhibits strong leadership skills.
  • Is familiar with proper etiquette and procedure for a range of religious or cultural funeral services.
  • Possesses strong listening skills.

Education and Experience

A funeral director holds a high school diploma and an Associate’s Degree or Bachelor’s Degree in Business or Management. Funeral directors also have several years of experience working in funeral homes, and are well versed in the protocols and procedures of the industry.

Work Environment

A funeral director spends a significant portion of time in a personal office within a funeral home, meeting with families and making funeral arrangements. Funeral directors are also present at wakes and memorial services sponsored by the home and will travel with the family to church and then to the cemetery and grave site following funeral services. Directors generally work 40-hour weeks, though hours may vary depending on the needs of the family, and weekend and evening hours are common. The job of a funeral director can be emotionally taxing and stressful.
Possesses knowledge of embalming and burial services.

If interested please send your resume 

About Express Employment Professionals

As a full-service staffing company, Express Employment Professionals provide cost-effective solutions to assist client companies with their staffing needs, helping their business meet its bottom-line objectives. With over 800 offices in Canada, the United States and South Africa we are well positioned to assist candidates in moving their career forward. Express Employment Professionals provide temporary staffing/evaluation and direct hire recruiting.

Industry

Staffing, Recruiting, HR Outsourcing

Company Size

5001-10,000 employees

Application closing date is 2024-08-16

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