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SCI Shared Resources, LLC Family Event Planner in Elkridge, Maryland

Our associates celebrate lives. We celebrate our associates.

Consider the possibilities of joining a Great Place to Work!

Creates customized receptions, and assists with developing and executing memorial and special events that support the company’s goals of celebrating the unique character of a person’s life and developing enduring relationships with families.


Family Celebratory Event Planning

  • Discusses and influences celebration events with Families to promote available options and determine budget, regardless whether event is held on-site or off-site

  • Collaborates with Family Contact on event date, time, venue, catering, MeM, printed remembrance or schedules, and related details

  • Statuses funeral arranger/director on event and significant revisions

  • Contacts third-party event providers to schedule event, discuss event, review arrangements, and order equipment including but not limited to canopies, tables, chairs, stages, electronic equipment, or portable toilets

  • Ensures events are on time, smoothly executed, and within budget

  • Quietly and effectively resolves event issues

  • Oversees and manages set-up Manage preparation and cleanup of all event locations & equipment

Program Administration

  • Identify catering partners; develop menu offerings and customization processes; work with corporate office to establish necessary documents for partnership; set up billing process, etc. Identifies vendors and obtains multiple competitive bids for services (e.g. caterers, equipment rental companies, equipment sales companies)

  • Monitors event contact against spend data to ensure proper profit margin and recommending pricing changes to location manager

  • Support funeral arranger/director team by developing and maintaining catering product sales/marketing tools, order notification process, and training

  • Develops standard operating procedures to ensure efficiency and effectiveness of areas of responsibility

  • Develops and conducts training for service directors in handling catered and other hosted events

Marketing Event Planning

  • Plans Market or Sales on-site or off-site Events

  • Collaborates with Leadership to understand event goals and budget

  • Contributes ideas for themes, venues, catering, promotional items, pricing, rental items, and similar

  • As member of special event planning teams, recommends event enhancements and executes assigned responsibilities

  • Special Events may include Memorial Day Services, All Saints Day, Summer Event Series (Movie in the Park, Concert in the Park, 5K), Candlelight Service, Our Lady of Fatima Celebration, Semi-Annual Employee Meetings

  • Other duties as assigned

MINIMUM Requirements


  • Associates Degree in hospitality or related discipline

  • Two (2) years directly related work experience may be considered in lieu of degree


  • At least three (3) years hospitality or event planning work experience including catering management involving customer service as well as sourcing and contract negotiations in food and venue services

  • Funeral home and/or cemetery events a plus

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Customer focused

  • Creative, naturally positive and contagious attitude

  • Attention to detail

  • Excellent problem solving skills & critical thinking skills

  • Basic computer, internet, Microsoft Office skills

  • Strong interpersonal skills with ability to clearly and professionally communicate with internal and external customers at all levels

  • Ability to manage time wisely, work independently and set priorities

  • Basic understanding of financial functions such as pricing, margin, and cost of goods sold

  • Basic marketing knowledge

  • Effective negotiation skills


Work Environment

  • Work indoors and outdoors during all seasons and weather conditions

  • Limited amount of local and/or multiple location traveling required

  • Professional Dress is required when in contact with families.

Work Postures

  • Frequent, continuous periods of time standing and walking, up 6 hours per day

  • Sitting continuously for many hours per day, up to 6 hours per day

  • Climbing stairs to access buildings frequently

Physical Demands

  • Physical effort requiring manual dexterity is required, includes paperwork, calculators, computers and phone usage

  • Lifting up to 75 pounds, incudes things such as caskets, equipment such as tables, chairs, flower displays and promotional materials

Work Hours

  • Working beyond “standard” hours as the need arises

Postal Code: 21075

Category (Portal Searching): Administration and Clerical

Job Location: US-MD - Elkridge