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Career Opportunities at the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Ottawa

Family Counsellor

Service: Administration
Category: Full time
Title / Position: Counselor to families


The successful candidate will guide families through the funeral process and sell cemetery services and supplies. Several administrative and follow-up tasks are also required in this position. The candidate must be able to work with little supervision and must demonstrate initiative and organizational skills. Sales experience will be considered a big asset.

Task Description
  • Answer customer questions about products, prices and availability 
  • Contact new or existing customers to discuss how specific products or services can meet their needs 
  • Complete paperwork neatly and accurately, including all interment verification procedures and filing 
  • Answer telephone inquiries about cemetery products and services for both pre-need planning and at need preparations 
  • Make appointments for families to come to the cemetery for arrangements 
  • Coordinate cemetery services with the maintenance team 
  • Follow-up with clients to ensure account payments
Requirements & Qualifications
  • French/English bilingualism 
  • 2+ years sales experience 
  • Bereavement sector experience would be considered an asset 
  • Professional communications skills and compassion 
  • Work well alone and as part of a team 
  • Computer skills (Windows, Office, etc.)

The successful candidate must be able to obtain a sales representative's license issued by the Bereavement Authority of Ontario which includes a criminal records check.

Summer Maintenance Attendant

Notre-Dame Cemetery in Ottawa is looking for a seasonal employee (maintenance team, 455 Montreal Road in Ottawa)

Tasks and Responsibilities


  • Operating heavy machinery (backhoe)
  • Opening and closing of graves
  • Transferring earth and loading truck
  • Light machine maintenance

Landscaping Skills

  • Leveling, sowing and digging
  • Mowing and trimming
  • Maintaining the flowerbeds
  • Handling small manual field equipment

Building Maintenance

  • Maintaining and cleaning the interior columbarium
  • Cleaning windows and carpet care
  • Painting as required

Education & Experience

  • High school diploma
  • A competency card in the field of landscaping or construction is an asset
  • Experience in landscaping


  • As per current collective agreement

Please send your curriculum vitae to Ms. Julie Marcil at

The Archdiocese of Ottawa offers a competitive salary and working conditions with a full range of benefits including a pension plan and group insurance plan.

Candidates selected for an interview must provide three professional references – including two by those who have been in a supervisory role to the candidate - and a pastoral reference from a member of the clergy who knows the candidate well.

The candidates are invited to present their resume before March 18th, 2017, to:

Ms. Colette Legault
Human Resources Officer
Archdiocese of Ottawa
1247 Kilborn Place
Ottawa, ON K1H 6K9

No phone calls please. We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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