Funeral Home Manager (Oakland, CA)

We are offering a career opportunity at a truly unique location for the right person. Are you an entrepreneurial leader who has dreamed of the chance to show what you can really do? Are you driven to build a high performing team and to show what a committed group of passionate people can do? Are you comfortable with the responsibility that comes with the freedom of shaping your location’s place in the market? Do you believe that you have the capacity to grow a location into a regional icon? If so, that right person might be you!

We are seeking a Funeral Home Manager for Chapel of the Chimes in Oakland, CA. Serving over 700 families each year, Chapel of the Chimes – Oakland is truly a place like no other. Originally designed in 1909, this Oakland Historical Landmark Building has long been considered one of the most beautiful historic buildings in all of California, with designs from noted architects Julia Morgan and Aaron Green. Featuring stunning natural stonework, polished marble, delicate sculptures, and mosaic-tiled floors, it evokes renaissance beauty and serenity at every turn. One visit is all it takes to understand why many families have chosen Chapel of the Chimes for generations.

As Funeral Home Manager, you would be responsible for directing and leading funeral home operations including selecting, training, and motivating location staff to assure delivery of service is above and beyond client expectations. The successful candidate will have strong planning, organizational and time management skills, excellent people skills, and a passion for service.


  • Lead and develop a cooperative team environment that is respectful, communicative, accountable, and service oriented
  • Monitor and assess performance of oneself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action
  • Develop and maintain community connections through events and relationship development
  • Manage, coordinate, and oversee decedent preparation team
  • Coordinate staff associates for services, visitations, or identification viewings
  • Maintain compliance for state board and county health inspections
  • Conduct all ongoing training and safety classes including formaldehyde testing as required annually and staff meetings on a regular basis
  • Monitor and maintain proper service and merchandise pricing, inventory and supply levels
  • Regularly monitors office procedures to ensure all financial guidelines are being followed
  • 5+ years of experience in related field
  • Must possess an active California Funeral Directors License or be able to obtain one upon hiring
  • 2+ years of management or leadership experience; funeral profession preferred
  • Excellent customer relations skills
  • Adaptable to and proficient with computer software and operating programs
  • Professional communication and effective leadership skills

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We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

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