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JOB TITLE: EMBALMING THEORY II INSTRUCTOR (Online) – FUNERAL SERVICE EDUCATION

Position Type:       Contract

Term:                     Winter 2017 (January - April)

Department:         Community & Health Studies, Faculty of Continuing Education & Extension

Date Posted:         November 8, 2016

Closing Date:         November 21, 2016

Description:

Mount Royal University Continuing Education is looking for a funeral professional interested in sharing their enthusiasm and expertise with funeral students as an online instructor.  Instructors are contracted on a per course basis and we invite applications to teach in our Funeral Service Diploma and Embalmer Certificate programs. Visit our website for program details: http://conted.mtroyal.ca/funeral/

This course builds on the content from Embalming Theory I and examines specific embalming situations including effects of long term illness, trauma on the body, autopsy and the decomposition process. Skills such as suturing and care of body fluids will be studied.

Confirmed Course Dates: January 9 – April 13, 2017

Candidates with the following qualifications will be considered:

  • Alberta licensed Embalmer with 3-5 years practical experience in the funeral profession
  • Teaching and facilitation experience in adult education or training; special consideration will be given to applicants with experience in online course facilitation
  • Excellent presentation, interpersonal, written and oral communication skills
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Experience using Blackboard eLearning platform is desirable

 

Key Duties include:

  • Instruction: Prepare course outline, lesson preparation, facilitate online course delivery using approved curriculum and learning materials, review and revision of course assessments
  • Administration: Marking and submission of course grades. Maintain regular contact with Funeral Services program administrative team, participate in meetings and adhere to program policies and deadlines.

 

Please submit resume and cover letter by November 21, 2016 to:

Sandy Nordstrom

Program Coordinator, Funeral Service Education

Faculty of Continuing Education & Extension

Mount Royal University

4825 Mount Royal Gate SW

Calgary, AB T3E 6K6

Or by email: snordstrom@mtroyal.ca

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. We thank all applicants for their interest. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. 

 

Funeral Director/Embalmer

Mission View Funeral Chapel

Lac La Biche

‚ÄčSeeking a licensed embalmer/director for a Northern Alberta Funeral Home.  This community offers a wide range of recreational activities such as hunting, fishing, boating, biking and sledding.

We are a family owned and operated business seeking motivated, hardworking licensed individual that is proficient on the computer, clean driving record, clean criminal record, must be able to drive all forms of motor vehicles. Must be able to interact with all ethnic and religious communities.  Strong organizational skills,must be able to work alone as well as be a team player.

Mission View Funeral Chapel

Please submit your resume and references to nola@missionview.ca.

 

Funeral Director/Embalmer

Rose Garden Chapel

Barrhead, AB

An exciting opportunity exists for a Licensed Funeral Director / Embalmer at Rose Garden Chapel in Barrhead, Alberta.  Barrhead is approximately 75 miles northwest of Edmonton, quiet small rural town with good opportunities to raise a family.  The successful candidate shall have the following qualifications:

  • Minimum 1 - 3 years’ experience as a funeral director/embalmer;
  • Valid AB Driver’s License;
  • Valid Funeral Director/Embalmer’s License;
  • Strong computer skills and well versed in MS Word;
  • Commitment to excellence in customer service;
  • Full understanding of all aspects of funeral service; supporting the pre need sales team is essential;
  • Full commitment to company objectives and policies;
  • Must be detail oriented and able to meet all deadlines efficiently;
  • Flexibility and adaptability; and be able to work independently;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, both written and verbal;
  • Possess a “team player” attitude and mentality;
  • Strong commitment to community involvement:

 

Interested applicants should forward their resume and cover letter by,

Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at 4:00 pm to:

Duane Magus

Location Manager

Email:   duane.magus@dignitymemorial.com

Qualified candidates will be selected for an interview.                                                     

  

Pre Planning Funeral Directors

Red Deer and Eventide Funeral Home, Red Deer, Alberta

The Pre Planning Funeral Director is responsible for promoting and providing funeral planning by contacting and meeting clients to pre-arrange their funerals and discuss pre arranging cemetery products and services in the community.    

 

Our ideal candidate will be responsible for the following:

  • Working various lead sources, contacting and visiting client families to assess pre-arrangement needs.
  • Communicating the Company’s Pre Need Funeral planning program.
  • Generating lead sources by following-up on all referrals, walk-ins and mail drops, working with at-need families to promote the after-care program.
  • Presenting to community organizations, arranging and hosting seminars and mall shows, notifying agencies and special groups about the pre-need funeral program and reviewing all files.
  • Establishing and organizing programs and seminars at the funeral home, with guest speakers and arranges co-sponsors of the seminars and programs.
  • Ensuring all contracts are accurately completed, required signatures are obtained, copies are forwarded to appropriate parties and that files are maintained.
  • Participating in funeral home and cemetery staff and management meetings, communicates regularly with all funeral home and cemetery staff to obtain and provide information on the families served or new lead sources.

The successful candidate must have the following:

  • Licensed Funeral Director or have an Alberta Pre-Need Sales license an asset.
  • 1-2 years previous experience working in the funeral services industry.
  • Willing to demonstrate active community involvement and establish a positive profile of the Funeral Home within the community.
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work effectively independently or as part of a team.
  • Excellent attention to detail and consistently high level of accuracy.
  • Possess exceptional interpersonal and communication skills; verbal, written and presentation.
  • Demonstrates strong customer service skills with the ability to partner will all levels of the organization.
  • Exemplifies Arbor’s values of integrity, trust, teamwork and excellence.

 

 

In addition, a valid driver’s license is a mandatory requirement for this position.

If you are interested in applying for this position or know someone who may be qualified and interested,   please email your resume and cover letter to Michael Montanaro, Manager, Pre-Planning atmmontanaro@arbormemorial.com.

Funeral Director/Embalmer

Lyle Reeves Funerals High River

Lyle Reeves Funerals of High River, Alberta is currently seeking a funeral director/embalmer for full time employment.

We are looking for the individual that fits our team with both skill set and personality. Apprenticeship or fully licensed applicants are welcomed.

Minimum starting rate of $20/hr, benefits packages available.

Please submit resumes to info@lylereeves.com 

Only qualified applicants will be contacted.

Licensed Funeral Director

Leyden's Funeral Home

Leyden’s Funeral Home (part of family-owned, Arbor Memorial Inc), located in Calgary, AB, is currently recruiting a full-time licensed Funeral Director to join our friendly, professional team.

At Arbor Memorial, we are committed to helping families celebrate memories and commemorate the loss of loved ones by providing professional and ethical guidance, innovative customer-focused service and pre-planning solutions. We pride ourselves in maintaining an open and accountable culture. We provide enrichment to our employees and to the communities we serve.

Our ideal candidate will be responsible for the following:
  • Arrange, coordinate and direct funeral ceremonies
  • Meet and surpass the needs and expectations of the families we serve

      The successful candidate must have the following:

  • A minimum of 2 – 5 years of experience as a licensed funeral director
  • Display proven, superior arrangement and directing skills (Licensed embalming skills would be considered an asset)
  • Self-motivation with the ability to work effectively as part of a team
  • Excellent attention to detail and consistently high level of accuracy
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills; verbal, written and presentation
  • Demonstrate strong customer service skills with the ability to partner at all levels of the organization
  • Exemplify Arbor’s values of integrity, trust, teamwork and excellence
  • Excellent knowledge of funeral home procedures and business practices
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to multi-task
  • Valid driver’s license is a mandatory requirement for this position

Arbor offers competitive wages and benefits, bonus and uniform program. Please apply (in confidence) to Tim Mayberry, Manager, Leyden's Funeral Home, tmayberry@arbormemorial.com.  

 

Licensed Funeral Director
Mountain View Funeral Home

Calgary, Alberta is currently recruiting a full-time Licensed Funeral Director.

The successful candidate must have the following:

  • Possesses a Funeral Directors license and has a minimum of 5 years of experience as a licensed Funeral Director.
  • Displays proven, superior arrangement, directing and embalming skills.
  • Demonstrates active community involvement and establishes a positive profile of the Funeral Home within the community.
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work effectively independently or as part of a team.
  • Excellent attention to detail and consistently high level of accuracy.
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills; verbal, written and presentation.
  • Demonstrated strong customer service skills with the ability to partner will all levels of the organization.
  • Exemplifies Arbor’s values of integrity, trust, teamwork and excellence.
  • Assumes ownership of ‘product’ – i.e. thoroughly believes in what Arbor is, and what we offer.
  • Excellent knowledge of Funeral Home procedures and business practices including Brand You and Funeral Home Procedures Manuals.
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Continually betters oneself via literature, professional educational seminars, etc.
  • A valid driver’s license is a mandatory requirement for this position.

If you are interested in applying for this position or know someone who may be qualified and interested, please email your resume and cover letter to:

Troy Evans, Funeral Home Manager
Mountain View Funeral Home
Email: tevans@arbormemorial.com

Every applicant will receive serious consideration, however, Arbor Memorial  Inc. reserves the right to interview and hire an applicant not presently employed by the organization. Arbor Memorial Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Funeral Director / Embalmer

Oliver’s Funeral Chapel - Grande Prairie AB

Due to continued growth we require a licensed funeral director to join our team.  The successful candidate must be dynamic, self-starting, customer service driven, and present themselves exceptionally well in both how they dress and perform.  You will possess exceptional skills and experience in:  arranging and directing services, having a dual licensed will be considered an asset.

Consideration will also be given to recently licensed graduates.

Founded in 1915, Oliver’s Funeral Chapel is independently owned and operated.  The City of Grande Prairie is a vibrant, exciting community that combines an energetic economy, an excellent quality of life and, with its location in the Mighty Peace Country, a setting that is second to none. Our economy continues to prosper, thanks to a strong foundation based on oil and gas, forestry, agriculture, our position as a regional shopping centre, and as a general hub for commerce. Grande Prairie is also a centre for government, post-secondary education and public sector agencies.

Please forward a cover letter and resume to hr@oliversfuneralchapel.com - All replies will be held confidential.
Confirmation and questions:  to Rod Attwell 780.532.2929

 

Grace Gardens Funeral Chapel

Funeral Director/Embalmer

Grace Gardens is growing and we are seeking caring and conscientious individuals to join our team.
We are a client-centered funeral service business that is known for service excellence.
We strive to challenge and support our staff to provide “the best” to the families we serve.

  • Individuals are invited to apply who:
  • Are caring and compassionate
  • Are meticulous and organized in their work
  • Possess excellent communication skills
  • Are self-motivated

Are capable of meeting deadlines

  • Value continuous learning
  • Have a solid work ethic
  • Can demonstrate competence in arranging/directing funerals and in embalming.

Please submit a resume with references to:
Grace Gardens Funeral Chapel
5626 - 51 Street
St. Paul, AB  T0A 3A1
email: leanne@gracegardens.ca
Call 780-645-2677 or 877-573-2677 for further information
**Resumes will be kept in confidence**