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Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science, located in Cincinnati, Ohio invites nominations and applications of outstanding individuals to fill available positions as published on this page. 

Established in 1882, Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science is the nation's oldest, private, non-profit, fully accredited death care educator.  For well over a century, CCMS has maintained a national reputation as a leader in death care education and innovation. 

Our single purpose campus is specifically designed to meet the educational needs of death care students and professionals, offering regionally and professional accredited associate and bachelor of mortuary science degree programs.  

Please see below for openings, instructions, and profile.  Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.   


Position Openings




This position serves to assist the Director of the Educational Cremation Center (ECC) in teaching courses to students, and to ensure the continuity and integrity of cremation records of a small, private, not for profit, regionally and professionally accredited higher education institution. The Assistant Director of the Educational Cremation Center Lab  works directly with all constituents including faculty, staff, students, alumni, as well as federal and state agencies and accreditors to ensure compliance with accreditation standards and Department of Education standards. The best fit candidate is organized, attentive to detail, articulate, outgoing, has a positive and attentive disposition, and presents him/her/them self in a professional, warm, inviting manner at all times.


Employer Expectations Overview


CCMS is a community of integrity and excellence comprised of student-focused death care educators and administrators. Our campus culture embraces the expectation that each member of its community govern with conviction in the betterment and service of others. Our team values the institutional mission and the responsibilities entrusted to us, both collectively and individually, to promote expansive knowledge, professionalism, ethical guidance, positivity and support of others.


Essential Skills and Attributes


A successful candidate and team member brings the following minimum skills and attributes:

  • Desire to serve in higher education that is specialized in death care
  • Support the needs of a diverse community of students, colleagues, and professionals
  • Exercises confidentiality at all times and acts in compliance with federal, state, institutional standards
  • Governs oneself with autonomy, integrity, and reverence for others
  • Holds others accountable for the same standard of integrity and reverence
  • Ability to observe, analyze, assess, and develop concepts/plans for improvement
  • Possesses a pleasant, approachable disposition and a genuine willingness to help others
  • Displays intentional regard and kindness, ensuring a positive experience for all with each encounter
  • Displays effective and professional communication skills verbally, non-verbally, and electronically
  • Desires to receive instruction, experience professional growth, and act collaboratively as a team
  • Possess excellent organizational skills and the ability to prioritize, multitask, and meet deadlines
  • Willingness to learn new technologies, programs, and processes associated with position
  • Punctuality and history of excellent attendance and is flexible with scheduling
  • Ability to read, translate data, and type fluently with accuracy
  • Lifting (up to 50lbs), balancing, pushing/pulling, climbing, and kneeling


Essential Job Functions – Educational Cremation Center Lab Director


·        Ensure safety standards are upheld and protocols in place at all times including fulfilling all required standards and testing for compliance agencies.

  • Assists with supervision of all ECC lab personnel.
  • Conducts cremations according to College protocols and standards at the direction of the ECC Director.
  • Conducts alkaline hydrolysis cremations according to College protocols and standards at the direction of the ECC Director.
  • Serves as liaison with funeral homes who use the College for cremations.  Meets with client families in conjunction with funeral home director as required.
  • Coordinates the provision for receptions for client families as directed; works with caterer and other college personnel to assure smooth services are provided.
  • Advises and directs students in cremation and alkaline hydrolysis processes and procedures.
  • Ensures appropriate coverage of ECC lab at all applicable times in conjunction with ECC director.
  • Assists with maintaining ECC lab equipment, scheduling preventive maintenance and assisting with preparing budgets for replacements when appropriate.

·        Completes timely billing of work done for donor organizations, University of Cincinnati, funeral homes and other agencies, provided to bookkeeper weekly

·        Assists in reporting appropriate and accurate payroll records for all ECC lab personnel to bookkeeper as scheduled.

·        Assists in maintaining proper inventory levels of all materials related to the work done in the ECC lab (supplies, PPE, equipment, instruments, cleaning supplies, plastics, etc.)

·        Assists with managing use of retort, pet alkaline hydrolysis machine, and ECC lab essentials according to documented protocol.

·        Assists with preparation and maintenance of annual ECC lab budget as directed.

·        Completes other duties as assigned.





  • Bachelor’s degree in Mortuary Science from an ABFSE accredited institution required.
  • Ohio licensed funeral director and embalmer required.
  • Ohio Crematory Operator Permit (CROP) or ability to obtain permit within 45 days of hire required.
  • Must be a citizen of and/or authorized to work in the United States


Reports to


  • Director of Educational Cremation Center


Employment Classifications and FLSA Status


  • Administrative Position
  • Salaried/Exempt
  • Full-time / On-Site (40 hours per week, Monday-Friday, occasional evening/weekend; hours may vary due to cremation needs)
  • Eligible for annual merit bonus


This is a general explanation of the nature and level of responsibilities, skill sets, functions, and qualifications necessary to be a successful fit in this position. It is not intended to be all inclusive or be interpreted as an employment contract. Requirements and essential functions are subject to change.


CCMS is an equal opportunity institution and employer. All aspects of employment including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge, will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the skills required for the essential functions of the job.


Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science

645 W North Bend Rd.

Cincinnati, Ohio 45224

Phone: (513) 761-2020 Email: employment@bodybeach.net Web: www.bodybeach.net



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