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Traveling Funeral Director - Upper Midwest

Vertin Company
South Dakota, United States (on-site)
18 days ago


What You Will Experience at Vertin

SUPPORT - Whether you’re just starting out or have years of experience, one of the ultimate benefits of working with us is that you always have an entire team in your corner.

TRUST - As a valued voice no matter what your role, you are provided with complete transparency, consistent communication, and compassionate leadership.

GROWTH - Our online Vertin Learning platform offers a variety of courses to refine your skills. And if you are driven to seek the next level, there are frequent opportunities to advance within our organization.

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The Traveling Funeral Director provides customer service in all areas of helping client families achieve peace following the loss of a loved one by providing the highest quality services and products that support Vertin’s mission, vision, and core values.


  • Providing coverage and support services with flexibility and immediate response as directed by management.
  • Arrange and conduct funeral and memorial ceremonies in a professional, organized, and caring manner in keeping with company policies and procedures.
  • Supervise and care for the deceased in a respectful manner and in keeping with regulatory requirements, while performing a variety of tasks which include removals and transfers, embalming, cosmetology, hairstyling, dressing and casketing, coordinating, and assisting with funeral service, and visitation, delivery of flowers, caskets, urn, photos and other personal keepsakes or mementos or client families, and the removal, proper care, and storage of these items.
  • Operate and maintain the crematory at certain locations, including repositioning and processing of cremated remains as per the Procedures Manual. Where location differences cause Funeral Director to serve as a Crematory Operator, specific responsibilities also include those of a Crematory Operator.
  • Promote and maintain a positive, safe, and healthy work environment.
  • Ensure adherence to all professional, state, and federal licensing authority, regulations, and rules applicable to funeral service.
  • Where applicable, provide aftercare, including delivery of documents, cards, and information on insurance, pre-arrangements for next of kin.
  • Ensure potential pre-need referrals are shared with the Advance Funeral Planner.
  • Supervise the parking of cars, ushering, driving funeral vehicles, assisting at chapel and church services, assisting at the cemetery, floral delivery, picking up supplies, participating in special functions and other duties, as required.
  • Accurately prepare all documents related to funeral services, cremations, and maintenance.
  • Perform office duties and reporting as needed.
  • Clean and maintain all funeral home vehicles if necessary, based on staffing levels.
  • Assist with the maintenance of vehicles, the facility and property, receive caskets and other funeral home supplies as well as place into inventory.



  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Degree from Accredited Mortuary Science Program plus additional college credits as required in the applicable state (MN eligibility is a MUST).
  • Successful completion of the National Board Examination
  • Successful completion of the applicable State Board Examination
  • Valid Funeral Director and/or Embalmer State Licensure
  • Valid Driver’s License and proof of insurability


The individual must possess these skills and abilities or explain and demonstrate that he or she can perform the essential functions, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some combination of skills and abilities.

  • Ability to manage stressful situations with flexibility and professionalism.
  • Strong dedication to serve the needs of others.
  • Customer service and/or sales experience.
  • Proven experience in establishing strong personal and business relationships with customers and partners in the community.
  • Ability to implement choices made by the families regarding the funeral, final disposition, and memorialization of the individual.
  • Accountability for servicing families in a professional, compassionate, patient, and timely manner.
  • Respectful service and attention to customer needs are integral to a continued relationship with client families and community members.
  • Experience as a contributing team member, where individuals work together and share equally in the exchange of ideas, concepts, and process outcomes.
  • Solid communication and presentation skills with both small and large groups.
  • Extensive knowledge of industry, company, products, and services.
  • Solid organizational and reporting skills.
  • Above average technology skills.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 65653657
  • Workplace Type: On-Site
  • Location:
    South Dakota, United States
    Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota And Iowa, United States
  • Company Name For Job: Vertin Company
  • Position Title: Traveling Funeral Director - Upper Midwest
  • Industry: Funeral Homes
  • Job Function: Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: BA/BS/Undergraduate
  • Min Experience: 0-1 Year
  • Required Travel: 50-75%

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