Executive Director – Catholic Cemeteries

Website Catholic Cemeteries of Buffalo

Brief Job Description: The Executive Director is responsible for the overall management of the Catholic Cemeteries of the Diocese of Buffalo. This position works in conjunction with the Board of Directors in setting the strategic direction of the organization. The position provides day-to-day direction of the staff, maintains proper fiscal management, regulatory compliance and efficiency in all areas of operations while ensuring the fulfillment of the mission to provide a sacred religious interment for the deceased and comfort and support for their loved ones. Guidance and support are also provided to the administration of parish cemeteries.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
• Overall responsibility for the administration and day to day management of the Catholic Cemeteries.
• Collaborate with the Board of Directors to identify, create and implement strategic plans to achieve business objectives, and serve as an ex-officio member of the Board in the role of recording secretary.
• Identify, recruit, train and develop a talented team of employees who can lead critical departments and manage strategic business functions.
• Maintain harmonious labor-management relations.
• Participate in collective bargaining negotiations and ensure compliance with collective bargaining agreements.
• Oversee all human resources activities.
• Monitor company operations and ensure employees and business practices comply with regulatory and legal requirements.
• Develop the organizational culture and promote transparency and collaboration throughout the organization.
• Ensure compliance with all relevant New York state codes and Roman Catholic teachings and traditions.
• Identify potential risks and opportunities within the organization and its environment to protect business interests.
• Identify potential sources of revenue and work to provide business growth opportunities.
• Development and implementation of the Catholic Cemetery budget (includes the planning, development and oversight of all capital projects). Oversee facilities management of all cemeteries.
• Preparation of reports for monthly meetings with the Board of Directors.

Qualifications: Required Education/Experience:
• Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, preferably in a business-related field.
• Minimum five years’ work experience in a senior leadership position.
• Strong background in financial management, business operation, and facilities management, and an understanding of not-for-profit organizations.

Desired Skills:
• Strong understanding of the teachings and mission of the Catholic Church. A participating member of the Roman Catholic Faith Community is preferred.
• Proven experience as executive director or in another managerial position.
• Experience in developing strategies and plans.
• Extensive experience and knowledge in budget management and business operations.
• Strong understanding of corporate finance and measures of performance.
• In-depth knowledge of managerial best practices.
• An analytical mind capable of “out-of-the-box” thinking to solve problems,
• Excellent communication skills and public speaking ability.
• Ability to manage multiple tasks and meet or exceed project expectations and deadlines.
• Maintains highest ethical standards.

Salary: Range: $100,000-$110,000

To apply for this job email your resume to angel.beiter10@gmail.com

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