Service Corporation International (SCI) Community Development Representative in Elkridge, Maryland

Overview & Responsibilities

We currently have a full time opening for a Community Development Representative at Gary L. Kaufman Funeral Home at Meadowridge Memorial Park in Elkridge, MD . This is the opportunity to be part of the Dignity Memorial® provider network and grow your career in the funeral, cremation and cemetery services business. For us, there is no greater responsibility than celebrating each life like no other and making a difference in the lives of people we serve.

GENERAL ACCOUNTABILITIES

Responsible for promoting programs and community relationships for the funeral home and/or cemetery. Is a highly visible role in the community and is required to develop and maintain relationships with local religious groups/ministers, geriatric service providers, educational institutions and other key Business Leaders within their community.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES

100% Promote brand awareness

  • Establishes and maintain positive relations with local government agencies, law enforcement agencies, hospitals and Chambers of Commerce as well as other key business leaders with the community such as physicians groups and local law firms.

  • Acquires approved memberships and participates actively in selected community organizations.

  • Communicate with management to ensure all company initiatives are followed and conveyed through the involvement of both public and private sponsored programs

  • Presents educational seminars, public information speaking engagements, tours of funeral home and/or cemetery facilities, in cooperation with a licensed funeral director.

  • Determines and prioritizes which senior citizen programs, school programs, church programs, local activities are the best forms of community involvement.

  • Network within the community to assist management in locating and recruiting potential candidates for employment.

  • Communicate with management to ensure all company initiatives are followed and conveyed through the involvement of both public and private sponsored programs

  • Controls expenditures in line with budget and have all expenditures approved by management before disbursement

  • Responds to requests for information on funeral and cremation information and other related topics at the location or via telephone

  • Arranges public speaking engagements with local schools, colleges, and religious organizations.

  • Occasionally assists with management and leadership of funeral, memorial and other services or ceremonies as requested by funeral home clients and management

Requirements & Qualifications

Education:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent

Certification/License:

  • None required

Experience:

  • 3-5 years’ experience in Funeral Services Industry

  • Previous experience working in a community relations/event organizing role is preferred

  • Previous customer service and/or sales experience is required

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Completion of a diploma training program at a college or technical school specializing in funeral service or mortuary science is an asset

  • Relationship building and management skills including above average communication skills

  • Knowledge of computer and some software would be an asset.

  • Problem solving skills

  • Ability to multi task and set priorities

  • Professional and team player

  • Sensitivity to challenges faced by grieving families

  • Ability to relate well with people of diverse backgrounds

  • High level of compassion and integrity

SCI Overview

Who we are. What we do.

We’re more than North America’s largest provider of funeral, cremation and cemetery services. We are mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, sons and daughters who are devoted to the communities where we live and work. We are more than 20,000 dedicated individuals who provide caring assistance to families in need, honor veterans and public servants and deliver lifesaving programs to help keep children and seniors safe.

We operate under the umbrella of the Dignity Memorial network of 1,800 funeral homes and cemeteries. Dignity Memorial providers care for more than 300,000 families each year and understand the importance of thoughtful, personalized arrangements. We believe creating meaningful ways to pay tribute to a loved one begins with compassion and is shaped by the understanding that each life is truly unique. For us, there is no greater responsibility than honoring and preserving the story of one’s life.

Benefits Options:

  • Health benefits (medical, dental, vision, life)

  • 401K Retirement Savings Plan with company match

  • Vacation and sick time

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • Funeral discounts, and more

SCI offers advanced on-line training resources, career advancement opportunities in the largest organization in the industry, attractive benefits, and a wonderful community to serve with plenty of culture and personality. For additional information regarding our company, please visit our corporate site at.

As used herein, “SCI” refers to Service Corporation International and its affiliated companies.

Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V

Associate Requisition ID Req.59128

# of Openings 1

Category (Portal Searching) Corporate Communications

Type Full-Time