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Horticulturist at Mount Auburn Cemetery

Organization:

Mount Auburn Cemetery comprises 175 acres and is situated in Watertown and Cambridge near Boston, Massachusetts. Founded in 1831, and now visited by over 200,000 people each year, Mount Auburn is a National Historic Landmark, recognized as the first “rural cemetery” and the inspiration for the American Parks Movement during the 19th century. As an active cemetery, Mount Auburn inspires all who visit, comforts the bereaved, and commemorates the dead in a landscape of exceptional beauty. As an accredited arboretum, Mount Auburn features 5,000 trees and more than 20,000 plants overall.

Role and Responsibilities:

The Horticulture Department at Mount Auburn Cemetery is seeking an enthusiastic individual to fill the position of Horticulturist. Reporting to the Director of Horticulture, the individual will oversees a horticultural zone of Mount Auburn and responsible for day-to-day, week-to-week and month-to-month landscape maintenance including weeding, mulching, watering, pruning, bed preparation, planting, edging, watering, fertilizing, picking up branches, record keeping, maintenance and removal of lot plantings, new sales areas and other corporation plantings all contained on Mount Auburn property and the surrounding perimeter area as appropriate. Coordinates and develops the use of volunteers for various gardening tasks in coordination with the Director of Horticulture and Volunteer Coordinator.

For more information visit https://mountauburn.org/category/jobs/

 

Cemetery Maintenance Crafts Worker/Special MEO, City of Cambridge Department of Public Works

Under the supervision of the Working Supervisor, performs journey worker level masonry skills in putting in cement foundations for monuments. Digs graves as the primary function of this position.  Operates pick-up trucks, dump trucks, rubbish compactor trucks, small tractors, bulldozers, rollers, or other vehicles with a rated capacity of 26,001 pounds or over; panel trucks, passenger automobiles, sidewalk plows and sweepers, snow loaders, leaf loaders, snow fighters, sidewalk rollers, and road flashers.  Operates hoisting equipment where a special license from the Massachusetts Department of Public Safety is required. Greases, oils, cleans, and performs other minor preventive maintenance on equipment including some servicing on the job for certain special equipment. Minimum of two years of related experience.  Must possess a current and valid Commercial Driver’s License Classification B and a 2B Hoisting Engineer License. $27.22 – $31.84/hour (7/1/22 additional 1.5% pay increase). To apply, complete a labor service application form (click on link) available from and returned to the Personnel Department, Room 309, City Hall, 795 Mass Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139 or submit via email to employment@cambridgema.gov.

Review of resumes is ongoing. We are an AA/EEO Employer.

For a complete job description, visit link below:
https://www2.cambridgema.gov/viewjoblisting.cfm?Job_ID=2855

 

Business Agent / Superintendent

Employer: Boston Catholic Cemetery Association (BCCA)

Location : Roslindale, MA

We are searching for a candidate to replace our current Business Agent/Superintendent who will be retiring.

Job Description :

The Business Agent/Superintendent is responsible for the general care and maintenance of the four cemeteries (St. Mary’s, Mt. Benedict, New Calvary & Mt. Calvary) and the administration building. They are also responsible for all workers employed by the association. With the approval from the Board of Directors, the Business Agent/Superintendent will be responsible for hiring all employees under their supervision. They shall also have the authority to make purchases for the Administration Building and Cemeteries in accordance with the By-laws. Additional job responsibilities are included and will be explained as part of the interview process.

Required Knowledge/Skills, Education and Experience

  • 5-10 years’ experience in customer service environment
  • 5-10 years’ experience in the maintenance/operation of Cemeteries
  • 3-5 years experience in a supervisor role
  • Experience scheduling equipment maintenance/repairs
  • Must be able to effectively communicate with all staff members, families, and funeral directors
  • Experience with QuickBooks, MS Office and online social media
  • Ability to stand/walk/kneel or bend for long periods of time
  • Ability to work outdoors in all seasons
  • Ability to access all areas of the cemetery grounds and buildings
  • Driver’s license required
  • May be required to work or be on-call off hours or weekend

Preferred Experience:

  • Previous experience working in a union environment

Benefits/Compensation:

Benefits include:

    • Health & Dental Insurance
    • Vacation Time
    • Sick Days
    • Paid Holidays
    • Long-term disability
    • Life Insurance

Compensation:

  • Salary shall be commensurate with experience

To apply for this position please forward your resume and a cover letter including salary requirements to.

The Boston Catholic Cemetery Association
366 Cummins Highway
Roslindale, MA 02131
ATTN: Agent Search

People & Culture Manager at Mount Auburn Cemetery

ORGANIZATION:
Mount Auburn Cemetery comprises 175 acres and is situated in Watertown and Cambridge near Boston, Massachusetts. Founded in 1831, and now visited by over 200,000 people each year, Mount Auburn is a National Historic Landmark, recognized as the first “rural cemetery” and the inspiration for the American Parks Movement during the 19th century. As an active cemetery, Mount Auburn inspires all who visit, comforts the bereaved, and commemorates the dead in a landscape of exceptional beauty. As an accredited arboretum, Mount Auburn features 5,000 trees and more than 20,000 plants overall.

POSITION SUMMARY:
Reporting to the Vice President of People & Culture (VPPC) assist in building a comprehensive and supportive function. The People & Culture Manager performs a wide range of People & Culture problem solving, employee supportive administration tasks.  Process bi-weekly payroll nd time off transactions in a timely and accurate fashion.  Administrators a full range of employee benefits programs.  Performs a range of assignments as directed by the VPPC.

DUTIES AND Responsibilities:
Support organizational hiring efforts: prepare and place job advertisements, research alternate recruiting sources, review, maintain, screen and evaluate applicants, conduct pre-employment screening processes through the final offer.

  • Process bi-weekly payroll and time off transactions in a timely and accurate fashion. Monitor absenteeism and reports.
  • Process efficiently and accurately all Human Resources paperwork such as new hire documentation, payroll changes, insurance billing and changes, workers’ compensation and disability claims
  • Maintain personnel records. Serve as secretary/liaison for employee issues with state and/or federal agencies involving housing and welfare issues.
  • Manage and maintain all employee benefit programs within deadlines. Coordinate annual open enrollment periods (during second and fourth quarters annually) and annual flu clinic.  Assist VPPC with plan reviews and communicating changes to employees.  Arrange for on-site employee presentations as needed.  Process and review monthly billings from insurance carriers.
  • Notify third party administrators for COBRA notices and insurance carriers of terminations. Work with TPA on pending unemployment claims, act as representative for the Cemetery at unemployment hearings and appeals.
  • Track COBRA enrollments and premium payments
  • Work with TPA and insurance carrier when needed on the administration of the HRA (health reimbursement arrangement) and 125 Cafeteria programs (flexible spending, dependent care and commuter transit accounts)
  • Assist with writing company handbook and updating company policies and job descriptions as needed
  • Assist in the annual audits of the Cemetery and Retirement Plans
  • Provide on-going support to the VPPC as requested or needed including training programs.
  • Review and report all workers’ compensation cases to insurance carrier
  • Provide on-going support to the Safety Committee Director, chair and committee. Report safety incidents to insurance carrier.  Serve as liaison between the safety committee, insurance carrier and risk management program administrator.
  • Act as representative for the Cemetery at Division of Industrial Accidents hearings. Work with safety chair, insurance carrier, insurance broker and risk management administrator on open workers’ compensation cases.

REQUIREMENTS & PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • College degree with 3-5 years of experience in a Human Resources role
  • Knowledge of federal and state employment laws and regulations as well as knowledge and understanding of insurance regulations, plan designs and third-party record keeping/administration
  • Bi-lingual ability English/ Spanish required
  • Strong computer and typing skills required, specifically, experience with Microsoft Office, including Access, Excel, Word and Outlook, required. Experience with automated payroll system such as ADP (Workforce Now, PCPW®, PayeXpert® ,EzLabor Management® and HRB®) preferred.
  • Collaborative working skills and ability to communicate successfully with employees at all levels
  • Must have excellent organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple tasks efficiently
  • Must be a self-starter with strong initiative and the ability to work independently
  • Must be patient, energetic, creative and flexible as work demands
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks quickly and efficiently
  • Must be detail oriented
  • Must be able to move within a normal office environment, accessing all records and equipment with ease
  • Must be able to move between desk, front counter all files and walk up and down stairs
  • Ability to maintain composure and professional outlook when under job-related pressure
  • Must have a valid driver’s license

 HOURS of WORK: Normally from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM on Monday to Friday with some flexibility.  Working on-site is required.

How to Apply:Please send a cover letter stating your career goals and objectives with a current resume, as Microsoft Word documents, and include “People & Culture Manager” in the subject area, to: jobs@mountauburn.org 
Or by mail to:           
Human Resources 
Mount Auburn Cemetery
580 Mount Auburn Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. No telephone calls please.

Mount Auburn Cemetery is an equal opportunity employer.

Grants and Communications Manager at Mount Auburn Cemetery

 Organization: 

Mount Auburn Cemetery comprises 175 acres and is situated in Watertown and Cambridge near Boston, Massachusetts. Founded in 1831, and now visited by over 200,000 people each year, Mount Auburn is a National Historic Landmark, recognized as the first “rural cemetery” and the inspiration for the American Parks Movement during the 19th century. As an active cemetery, Mount Auburn inspires all who visit, comforts the bereaved, and commemorates the dead in a landscape of exceptional beauty. As an accredited arboretum, Mount Auburn features 5,000 trees and more than 20,000 plants overall.

Role and Responsibilities:

Grants and Communications Manager supports the Department of Institutional Advancement (IA) as the lead content creator for grants, fundraising proposals, donor stewardship, and general donor and constituent communications. Manages all grant activities including writing, research, reporting, and stewardship. Serves as the lead author, graphic designer, and editor for IA communications, both electronic and print.

Grants

  • Manage all grant activities, including research, writing, and interim and final reports
  • Serve as liaison with Cemetery leadership to maintain knowledge of their program goals and objectives, and coordinate work with them on grant proposals
  • Serve as point of contact for outside departments to submit new fundraising priorities for approval by Vice President of Institutional Advancement and President & CEO in conjunction with grant application opportunities
  • Work with outside departments in development of grant budgets that reflect the needs of programs
  • Maintain and organize grant files with support from Advancement Associate
  • Research potential new grant funders with support from Advancement Associate

Communications

  • Propose and execute donor communications and stewardship, including updates via Sweet Auburn and e-news articles on specific initiatives, as well as print and electronic communications for members and donors
  • Collaborate with outside departments to acquire information needed for specific topics
  • Create and manage fundraising e-communications in conjunction with appeal timelines
  • Work with Vice President of Institutional Advancement and Cemetery leadership on the articulation of institutional priorities, both for grant proposals and presenting to individual donors
  • Draft major gift proposals
  • Lead editor for all written materials produced by the Office of Institutional Advancement
  • Draft stewardship reports – both personalized ones for individual major donors, and general stewardship report mailings on multi-year projects
  • Graphic designer for fundraising materials to accompany proposals and appeals
    Qualifications and physical demands include but are not limited to: 
  • A bachelor’s degree or equivalent is required. A minimum of 3-4 years’ experience in a development office and an understanding of grants and individual giving.
  • Demonstrated excellent communication skills, in writing, in person, via telephone or other computer or other electronic media.
  • Dependable, punctual, and articulate.
  • Demonstrated ability to be flexible and creative as work demands change.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain a professional demeanor
  • Demonstrated ability to participate creatively and cooperatively as a team member in the decision-making process required
  • Demonstrated experience with and acceptance of change
  • Intellectual ability to understand and articulate the Cemetery’s role in history and its relevance to contemporary life
  • Ability to be flexible and creative as work demands change
  • Aptitude for detail and accuracy
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality and sensitive information
  • Support the mission and strategic direction of the Cemetery
  • Research and analytical skills to determine needs and present data to key decision-makers
  • Must be able to work evenings and/or weekends for fundraising events as needed.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license
  • Must be able to access all areas of the Cemetery, including the Chapels, Greenhouse, Administration Building, and the cemetery grounds including traversing stairs, inclines, declines, and uneven terrain in all weather conditions
  • Must be able to lift to 20 pounds
  • Must be able to operate standard office equipment such as computers and mouse, telephones, photocopiers, fax machines, scanners. Must be able to access file cabinets and interior vaults.
  • Must be able, using equipment as necessary, to reach low and high shelves containing files and supplies at any location. Must be able to operate photocopying equipment, including lifting, loading, and carrying stacks of paper.
  • Must be able to move within a normal office environment, accessing all records and equipment with ease
  • Must be able to operate company vehicles (cars, vans, trucks, and all-terrain work

 Hours of Work:  9:00 AM to 5:00 PM from Monday to Friday. Occasionally may be required to work weekends and evenings as needed.

 How to Apply:  Please send a cover letter stating your career goals and objectives with a current resume, as Microsoft Word documents, and include “Grants and Communications Manager” in the subject area, to: jobs@mountauburn.org

Or by mail to:
Human Resources
Mount Auburn Cemetery
580 Mount Auburn St.
Cambridge, MA   02138
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. No telephone calls please.
Mount Auburn Cemetery is an equal opportunity employer.