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Director of Cemetery Operations - Topeka, KS

Job Details

Memorial Park Cemetery - Topeka, KS
Full Time
Up to 25%

Summary Description

We are seeking an experienced leader to join our team and oversee all aspects of our cemetery operations including administration, sales, and grounds. Based out of Topeka, KS, this individual will be responsible for guiding our cemetery teams to maximize profitability while providing the highest quality of service.


Our Director of Cemetery Operations will have broad responsibilities in setting and implementing strategic and financial goals and building synergies between our cemeteries and monument company. A great candidate will have experience in cemetery property sales and general cemetery operations. They will enjoy coaching and motivating others and will report directly to operational leadership.


Our team

With several centuries of combined experience in funeral care, our talented and dedicated staff is second to none. As Danette shared on a recent survey: “The office staff was very professional, knowledgeable and compassionate. The grounds crew was very helpful and considerate, giving us as much time as we needed at the gravesite. Very satisfied with our overall experience.”


Our culture is progressive, growth-oriented and has a Families First mindset, which inspires us to keep expanding our service offerings in response to changing customer needs. Our Founder, Ren Newcomer, a fourth-generation funeral director, along with children, Maggie and John and a talented management team are committed to our company’s core values of Excellence, Trust, Care and Growth in all areas of our profession.


Our properties

Our properties are the most prestigious and reputable in the area, impeccably maintained with modern equipment and dedicated staff. Our cemeteries are not only burial grounds, but truly community destinations, whose future beauty is secured by fully funded perpetual care trusts.


Our cemeteries benefit from the Newcomer family’s commitment to continual reinvestment in our properties. In recent years, we’ve added dozens of new features and gardens to our cemeteries, with a special emphasis on cremation memorialization, in response to changing consumer preferences. With beautiful properties and facilities, and a seasoned, caring staff, we continue to lead the way in superior service to our communities, year over year.


Who we are

Newcomer Funeral Service Group is a complete funeral care company, with cemeteries, funeral homes, crematories, and a monument company operating in ten states. Topeka, Kansas, home of Memorial Park and Mount Hope cemeteries, is our home market and a key component of our success.


This newly created position is a great opportunity for a talented professional to join our team and help shape the future of our cemeteries. To view the complete job description please click here



Experienced leader with a minimum of 5 years of experience, in the cemetery and sales industry.  They will ideally have experience managing all aspects of cemeteries and/or cemetery sales, including but not limited to relationships with industry executives and preferred vendors.

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent related experience. 
  • Cemetery and pre-need sales experience required
  • CRM and Nexus Cemetery Software experience preferred
  • Integrity as a personal core value.
  • Strong execution skills and perseverance.
  • Solid work ethic.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Leadership and teambuilding skills.
  • “Bottom line” financial savvy.
  • Ability to develop a detailed understanding of the funeral industry, using proven best practices.
  • Ability to develop an annual business plan including key performance indicators.
  • Required travel 25% of the time.

The above duties are neither intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities for this position nor are they intended to be a listing of prerequisite skills and abilities. The purpose of this job description is to describe the general nature of the position.