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Program Assistant Coordinator / Mortician

Iowa City, Iowa, IA

Job Reference #: 72476

Job Information:

The major function of this Deeded Body Program Assistant Coordinator in the Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology is to assist in the procurement, preparation, preservation, usage, and disposition of program donors.  Assist Coordinator in advising individuals, students, anatomy staff, next of kin and funeral directors in legal matters and departmental policies pertaining to same.  A bachelor’s degree in the Health Sciences or the equivalent combination of education and experience along with a degree from an accredited school of mortuary science is required.  A state certification as a licensed embalmer and funeral director is required.  Experience embalming (1-3 years) is required.  Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required.  Must have a valid drivers’ license and ability to meet UI Risk Management driving requirements.  Desired qualifications include: 6 months-1 year experience in administration and public relations; some knowledge of University policies, procedures and regulations; 2-5 years experience in funeral service; experience working with medical students and residents in an academic setting; and experience with plastination techniques.  Experience in crematory operations is highly desired.  
The University of Iowa is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.  Applicants’ credentials are subject to verification.

Application Instructions:

To apply for this position visit our website at; requisition #72476

Posted 03/26/18

Job ID: 63756