Service Corporation International (SCI) Corporate - Administrative Assistant III in Houston, Texas

Overview & Responsibilities


The Administrative Assistant’s primary focus will be to provide assistance to the team with an emphasis on the Managing Director and Director level. This will include general day-to-day support as well as assisting with special projects, research, report production and resolving problems. In a broader sense, this position will support the entire team. The Administrative Assistant will be responsible for managing such things as supplies and office equipment on behalf of the general team. This position will also schedule staff meetings and other team related functions.


60% Management Administrative Support

  • Assists with research and analysis of budget, time and attendance or other information regarding the team.

  • Responsible for producing a wide variety of departmental and organizational level reports.

  • Researches, organizes, and compiles information for specialized reports.

  • May provide assistance with the coordination of program and or project activities.

  • Schedules meetings, file, make copies, arrange travel and complete expense reports for the Managing Directors and Directors.

  • Prepares documents, reports, or other material for department in a timely manner, using Word, Excel and Power Point.

  • Proofreads and edits documents for spelling and grammar.

  • Provides logistical support such as room reservations, ordering food, etc.

  • Assists with coordination of special events.

  • Assists on short-term "special projects" as assigned by the Managing Director and Director.

  • Serves as department contact and resource for clients and vendors.

  • Regularly works with or provides confidential information, exercises discretion concerning its dissemination.

  • Screens and distributes mail, organizes & maintains files.

  • Refers customer to appropriate contact and follows up to make sure the problem is resolved.

  • Produces a variety of complex documents, reports or proposals for the department.

40% Staff Administrative Support

  • Maintains office and kitchenette supplies as well as fax machines, copiers and network printers positioned for general use within the team

  • Participates on Shared Responsibility Teams to achieve broader organizational goals and improve the cost effectiveness of the team as needed.

  • Core member of the PMO and HMIS team that works to improve business process and best practices across the corporate office.

Requirements & Qualifications


  • High school degree or GED equivalent

  • An Associates or Bachelor degree is a preferred


  • 5 + years of business experience as an administrative assistant and/or secretary

  • Previous experience supporting a large staff and the ability to communicate and work with senior management is required

  • Funeral industry experience would also be a plus

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Knowledge of general office procedures and advanced word processing, advanced proofreading, editing, data entry, and proficiency with spreadsheets

  • Strong focus on customer service

  • Ability to work effectively as a team member

  • Strong communication skills, in person and over the phone

  • Ability to perform multiple tasks simultaneously, knows when to ask for direction and when to involvement Managing Director and Director

  • Ability to meet deadlines

  • Attention to detail

  • Shares knowledge with associates, may provide supervision to student or temporary workers

  • General bookkeeping and strong organizational skills

  • Professional demeanor both over the phone and in person

  • Proficient technical skills including word processing (MS Word), editing, spreadsheets (MS Excel) and PowerPoint presentation skills is a must

  • Ability to learn independently and to translate knowledge into sound office practices

  • Effective communicator

  • Ability to take initiative to ensure deadlines are met

  • Excellent organizational skills

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.53849

# of Openings 1

Category (Portal Searching) Administration and Clerical

Type Full-Time