Catholic Cemeteries Careers
in San Jose
Thank you for your interest in employment with the Catholic Cemeteries of the Diocese of San Jose. The Cemeteries seek qualified, inspired, dedicated individuals to support the mission of the Cemeteries in diverse areas of service.
Persons wishing to be considered for these positions should follow the application instructions in the job posting. A general application is available Here. Please fax a cover letter, resume, and application to Nicole Lecheler at 650-428-3733 or e-mail resume with position name in the subject to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Employment at the Cemeteries and in the Diocese of San Jose will go to those individuals whose training and experience most nearly qualify them for the positions offered without regard to race, color, creed, sex, marital status, age, disability, veteran status or national origin, except where creed, sex, or ordination is a bona fide occupational qualification.
The Pre-Need Counselor conducts personal, in-home and on-site visits with families to explain the services offered by Catholic Cemeteries in the context of the Catholic burial tradition and invite them to pre-plan for burial arrangements at one of the Catholic Cemeteries in the Diocese of San Jose. The Pre-need counselor carries out duties in accord with the mission and core values of Catholic Cemeteries.
Cemetery Funeral Assistant
The part-time Cemetery Funeral Assistant will assist client families during burial services and is responsible for creating and maintaining a premier level of client family satisfaction. The Cemetery Funeral Assistant will set up and work burial services at all Diocesan Cemeteries and will work closely with Family Service Counselors, Funeral Directors, and other Cemetery staff. This position reports to the Cemetery Manager. Knowledge of the Catholic Church culture and structure, as well as an understanding of Catholic burial rites. Sensitivity to the funeral rites of other faith traditions. Ability to deal with grieving clients on a daily basis. The ability to handle confidential and sensitive information required. The ability to handle stressful situations. It is preferred that candidates for the Cemetery Funeral Assistant position have a minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent. Customer service experience is required, cemetery or funeral home experience is preferred. Effective verbal and written communication skills, bilingual skills are desirable. Cemetery Funeral Assistants must possess a current, valid CA drivers license and have proof of insurance. The position requires the ability to work Monday-Saturday 9:00 am – 3:30 pm, but not more than 19 hours per week.