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Position Title:    Family Service Advisor

Employer:           Catholic Cemeteries Association of the Archdiocese of Hartford, Inc.

Locations:           Bloomfield

Position Summary

Family Service Advisors serve families with care and compassion, educating and guiding them through the process of making informed decisions for Advanced Planning of Cemetery needs, sudden loss of a loved one’s Cemetery needs, and Memorialization products and services. Family Service Advisors will demonstrate by example the value of the Catholic Church’s teachings on the Rite of Christian Burial in all their dealings with families, staff, and internal/external contacts.

Reporting to the Family Service Director, Family Service Advisors interact with families, Cemetery Managers, and other personnel/departments.  This is a performance-based sales and ministry position.

Education and Experience

  • College degree preferred with 2-4 years working in a performance-based sales environment having face-to-face contact with the customer

Position Requirements

Include, but are not limited to:

  • Knowledge of the Catholic faith, rituals, and traditions
  • Able to assist families with a “Family First” approach
  • Knowledge of processes, principles, and methods for selling products and services
  • Record of accomplishment in networking, developing leads, contacting referrals, setting appointments, and meeting monthly sales goals
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both in person and on the telephone
  • Highly organized, detail oriented, and excellent time management skills
  • Ability to work and make decisions under pressure and tight deadlines
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office.
  • Valid state issued driver’s license, good driving record, and proof of insurance is required. A thorough background check and drug testing is required.
  • Compensation and Benefits

We offer excellent compensation for motivated individuals, which includes a base salary plus commissions and incentives. Benefits include medical, dental, paid vacation and sick days, and retirement benefits.

About the Employer

Catholic Cemeteries Association of the Archdiocese of Hartford Inc. serves the living in life’s most precious moments. Providing immediate and advanced planning cemetery services, Catholic Cemeteries Association of the Archdiocese of Hartford, Inc. assists in sharing this meaningful experience with family and friends through education and advising.   Catholic Cemeteries Association of the Archdiocese of Hartford, Inc. is a charitable organization founded in faith and is an open source provider of information for end of life services. Local candidates only

Please send resumes to Suzanne Camire – scamire@ccacem.org

TITLE:                   Assistant Family Service Director (Sales Manager)

EMPLOYER:                         Catholic Cemeteries Association, Archdiocese of Hartford

SUPERVISED BY:               Family Service Director

EMPLOYMENT STATUS:       Exempt

Catholic Cemeteries Association, Archdiocese of Hartford is committed to serving all members of our community in a dignified and compassionate manner. As an organization we strive to live our mission by being an open resource and providing exemplary service. Employees of Catholic Cemeteries Association, Archdiocese of Hartford are expected to act in accordance with the values and goals of the organization.

POSITION SUMMARY

The Assistant Family Service Director is committed to meeting the goals and objectives of the organization. This individual will assist the FSD in planning, organizing, coordinating and managing the sales, service and sales administration, and outreach activities for the Cemeteries. Additionally, they are responsible for assisting the FSD in coordinating and supporting a harmonious interaction between the Sales, Funeral Directors and Cemetery personnel. The Assistant Family Service Director is required to conduct his or herself in a professional manner to promote a cooperative, service-oriented work environment. The Assistant Family Service Director reports to the Family Service Director.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Management and Coaching

  • Attend Semi-Monthly Sales Team meetings, and assist the FSD in assigning talent, strategic initiatives and overseeing if objectives have been met.
  • Attend a location Meeting each day in a location to oversee if objectives are being met and to provide coaching to management staff and FSA’s. Conduct one on one meetings with FSA’s for coaching towards growth performance.
  • Participate in family arrangements twice per month in each location to provide reinforcement to FSA’s on presentation and arrangement processes.
  • Observe telephone interactions of each FSA at a minimum of once per month to provide informal reinforcement of expected behaviors.
  • Review performance tracking tools with FSA’s.
  • Attempt to be the point of resolution for conflicts with families.

Outreach

  • Oversees and is responsible for Outreach to local parishes by assisting the Outreach Coordinator, and conducting outreaches in the absence of the Coordinator.
  • Work with the Outreach programs to make connections with high-priority parishes, and to maintain parish relationships and be the main point of conflict resolution.
  • Attend one or more Outreach events per quarter.

Team Development

  • Report performance reviews for each FSA, to the FSD as directed.
  • Assist the FSD with creating sales targets for each FSA.
  • Maintain a regular contact and open conversations with each FSA.

Administration

  • Work with the FSD in preparing monthly performance reports for submission to the Executive Director.
  • Provide quality control of all family arrangements, document standards and checking for accuracy and full engagement of the CCA way.
  • Assis the FSD in developing, creating, and executing a marketing plan.
  • Assign leads to FSA’s and track status of those leads.
  • Provide involvement with on-boarding of new sales employees.

JOB REQUIREMENTS

  • College degree preferred

Two years of previous sales management experience

  • Experience managing, coaching and developing a sales team successfully
  • Excellent phone appointment setting skills
  • Excellent written and verbal skills; must be comfortable with public speaking
  • A high level of integrity; must be comfortable as role model for staff
  • Passion and energy for contributing to the growth of the organization and educating the community within the Archdiocese of Hartford
  • Ability and comfort interacting with a broad range of constituents (priests, staff, faith community, parish staff, Funeral Directors, etc.)
  • Demonstrated high level of leadership, customer service skills, business planning, and relationship building
  • Self-motivated and directed with a high degree of flexibility

Please send resumes to Suzanne Camire – scamire@ccacem.org

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