Job Opportunities

Who We Are

Catholic Funeral & Cemetery Services (CFCS) is a non-profit organization founded in faith and dedicated to providing education, support and resources during life’s most difficult moments. We exert every effort to enable individuals to achieve their final wishes, and empower families to make thoroughly informed decisions.

We are devoted to earning our customers’ trust as their reliable resource for today and tomorrow-at all times guided by unique spiritual beliefs, cultural traditions and financial preferences.

Benefits

When it comes to our benefits and perks, we have everything you’d expect from a large company, like health insurance, retirement benefits and so on. Here are some of the programs you will learn more about.

  • Health Insurance
  • 403B Plan
  • Vacation
  • Sick Time

 CFCS Position Opening Announcements


Apprentice Embalmer/Transfer Operator

Looking for a meaningful job serving families? Catholic Funeral & Cemetery Services (cfcs) of the Diocese of Oakland is seeking a full time Apprentice Embalmer at our Preparation Center in Hayward, CA. The apprentice embalmer learns to care for the remains of the deceased in a respectful manner while performing a variety of tasks. The apprentice embalmer must fulfill job requirements as dictated by the Licensing Board in the State of California, while under the supervision of a state licensed embalmer. Candidates must be self-motivated and possess strong organization skills. They must express integrity, be detail and service oriented and dependable. Candidates that have graduated from an accredited mortuary college a plus. Candidates must work well with others in a busy, fast paced environment.

SPECIFIC RESPONSBILITIES

Cares for deceased in a respectful manner while performing a variety of tasks which include:

  • Verifying identification and embalming authorization
  • Performing restorations
  • Completing transfers
  • Dressing, styling hair and/or applying cosmetics
  • Any other preparation required for human remains
  • Adheres to all applicable professional, municipal, state/provincial and federal licensing authority regulations
  • Promotes a safe work environment by being aware of and practicing universal precautions and adopting general principles of safe conduct
  • Assists with maintenance of preparation facility
  • Ensures hazardous materials and spills are handled in accordance with the Material Data Safety Sheets
  • Assists with chemical and supply inventory
  • Receives caskets and other funeral home supplies
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Requirements & Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent
  • Valid California Driver License

Please email letter of interest and resume to Bill Clark at bclark@thinkhr.com


Family Service Director

Looking for a meaningful career serving families? Catholic Funeral & Cemetery Services (CFCS), a Ministry of the Diocese of Oakland is seeking Catholic individuals with strong customer service and communication skills who enjoy working with people. This position requires arranging and coordinating funeral services to assist families. There is no mortuary work required with this position. Excellent compensation program, including salary, vacation, health and retirement benefits. CFCS is looking for career minded candidates who are caring individuals that want to succeed and grow in this meaningful ministry. The following are important qualifications:

  • Minimum two-year college degree required, four-year college degree a plus.
  • Minimum of two-years customer service work experience with the following abilities to include, but are not limited to:
  • Ability to follow CFCS arrangement processes and deliver service to families in a professional and respectful manner
  • To lead and follow through with all arrangement details in a timely and accurate fashion
  • To be the lead person at vigils and funeral services
  • To guide and assist families, participants, ministers and presiders throughout the service process
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications and ability to quickly learn our funeral/cemetery management software system
  • Ability to work individually or in a team environment
  • Ability and willingness to train and learn
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred

Please email letter of interest and resume to Bill Clark at bclark@thinkhr.com


Outreach Manager

Looking for a meaningful job serving those who serve families? CFCS is seeking a Catholic individual that is eager to direct the relationship between cfcs and the parishes of the Diocese of Oakland.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Outreach Ministry Responsibilities

  • Organizes, prioritizes, schedules and attends initial meetings with Priest and Parish Staff to review CFCS & outreach program objectives.
  • Organizes, prioritizes, schedules and conducts CFCS outreach staff and presentations.
  • Manages and conducts all facets of outreach staff and program deliverables from survey & letter mailings to outreach presentations.
  • Conducts a minimum of 6 outreach presentations per quarter.
  • Meets with Director and each Location Manager to provide outreach action plan and feedback at a minimum of once per quarter.
  • Networks within community to find new outreach ministry opportunities, i.e. Hospice groups, retirement communities, etc. and holds a minimum of one non-parish outreach event per quarter.
  • Builds and strengthens Parish relationships through communication and follow up.

Grief Ministry Responsibilities

  • Assists in the development and continued oversight of CFCS Grief Ministry support programs, training program & material.
  • Communicates with Parish communities to identify grief support locations throughout diocese.
  • Assists identified grief support parishes with implementation of support team members.
  • Assists in the training of grief ministry staff and parish support members.
  • Communicates action plan items and upcoming grief events to Director.
  • Manages grief support staff, event calendar and communications.

Administration

  • Assigns outreach leads received from surveys and information cards to Location Managers via FACTS.
  • Completes CFCS parish outreach report for each outreach event completed, communicates report to Director, Location Manager, Outreach Staff and Parish Priest.
  • Maintains the Outreach Communication report and outreach and grief ministry schedules for the Diocese.
    Candidates should be career minded caring individuals who want to succeed and grow in this meaningful work.

JOB REQUIREMENTS INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree
  • Knowledge of the funeral and cemetery industry
  • Knowledge of ministering to the bereaved
  • Extensive public speaking experience
  • Excellent communication skills (outbound/inbound phone calls and in person)
  • Bilingual English/Spanish
  • Excellent time management and goal setting skills
  • Ability to work and make decisions under pressure
  • Detail oriented
  • Willingness to learn and grow

Please email letter of interest and resume to Bill Clark at bclark@thinkhr.com


Family Service Advisor – Holy Sepulchre, Hayward and Queen of Heaven, Lafayette

Looking for a meaningful job serving families? CFCS is seeking bilingual (English/Spanish) Catholic individuals that have previous sales experience and strong customer service skills. This sales position primarily involves advising families on advanced planning for funeral and cemetery services as well as providing assistance with at-need cemetery arrangements. Candidates should enjoy reaching out to families and making presentations; guiding them to an informed decision on important end- of- life decisions.

We offer excellent compensation for motivated individuals which includes: Salary plus commissions along with health and retirement benefits.

Candidates should be career minded, caring individuals who want to succeed and grow in this meaningful work. Qualifications should include but are not limited to:

  • At least two years sales and customer service experience
  • Fluency in Spanish and English preferred
  • Ability to serve families in a professional, respectful and timely manner
  • Ability to work and make decisions under pressure
  • Comfortable picking up the phone and making calls to set appointments
  • Comfortable actively networking within the community
  • Honest, caring, understanding, compassionate, authentic
  • Good listener/excellent communication skills, both on the phone and in person
  • Highly organized/detail oriented
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Willingness to learn and grow

Please email letter of interest and resume to Bill Clark at bclark@thinkhr.com