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SCI Shared Resources, LLC Event Planner in Thornton, Colorado

Our associates celebrate lives. We celebrate our associates.

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Responsible for planning and implementing detailed events within a few days. Plans, schedules resources and vendors, and implements event plans supporting funeral services, visitation, and receptions in accordance with the family’s wishes and contract. Communicates instructions, expectations, budgets, and deadlines to vendors and support staff.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

Event Planning

  • Plans Events by reviewing contract and discussing with Funeral Director for clarification

  • Schedules internal resources including but not limited to facility space adequate for event size, equipment, tables, chairs, podiums, decorations, vehicles, drivers, and Attendants

  • Contacts and schedules vendors communicating expectations, budget, and timeline

  • Manages Services Arrangements implementation (visitation, funeral, reception, or graveside) per contractual arrangements

  • Obtains and inspects vendor products and addresses issues

  • Communicates instructions to support staff for set-up, work assignments during events, and clean-up

  • Working along with support staff, also sets-up arrangements and may assist with event support

  • Available during events to resolve issues

  • Responsible for events to meet or exceed the family’s wishes

  • Performs a variety of event planning duties such as ordering of memorabilia, stationary, scanning photos, coordinating the development of electronic presentations, music, or drafting obituaries

Administration

  • Working with Corporate Products, sources local vendors for catering, flowers, and other local service products

  • Obtains pricing and ensures inspections are compliant and business practices are in good standing

  • Develops catering menus

  • Collaborating with Corporate Products follows guidance for vendor contract & pricing approval

  • Maintains vendor Key Performance Indicators and metrics regarding contract compliance

  • Develops and maintains Event Playbook including event plans, KPIs, and lessons learned

  • Documents areas for improvement and reviews with manager to implement enhancements

  • Additional responsibilities as requested or assigned

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Education

  • Associates degree in hospitality, event planning, or related discipline required. Two (2) years of event planning experience may be considered in lieu of degree.

Experience

  • At least one (1) year event planning or catering experience is strongly preferred

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Computer literate and proficient with MS Office

  • Ability to use proprietary software in the administration of responsibilities

Work conditions

Work Environment

  • Work is primarily indoors, also includes working outdoors during all seasons and weather

  • Professional attire required when in contact with families

Work Postures

  • Frequent continuous period of time sitting or standing up to 6 hours per day

  • frequently climbing stairs to access buildings

Work Physical Demands

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

Work Hours

  • Flexibility of availability is a requirement

  • Standards hours include nights and weekends, when the majority of Services occur

  • Typically, less than 20 hours a week is worked M-F 8am-5pm

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

Compensation:

Pay: $15-$18

Benefits:

MedicalDentalVisionFlexible Spending Accounts (health care and dependent care)Health Savings Account with Company ContributionSick LeaveShort-Term DisabilityLong-Term DisabilityLife InsuranceVoluntary Accidental Death or Dismemberment InsuranceDependent Life InsuranceSCI 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan with Company matchEmployee Assistance Program

Postal Code: 80229

Category (Portal Searching): Administration and Clerical

Job Location: US-CO - Thornton

Req ID: Req.94573

Position Type: Part time

Who we are. What we do.

We are North America’s largest provider of funeral, cremation and cemetery services. We are more than 20,000 dedicated individuals, who proudly serve our community, provide caring assistance to families in need, and honor veterans and public servants.

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. For us, there is no greater responsibility than honoring and preserving the story of one’s life.

"SCI” refers to Service Corporation International and its affiliates.

Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V

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