Professional Growth at SCI

A Great Place to Work®

We are a Great Place to Work® because of our commitment to developing our most valuable asset, our associates. Due to our size and scale, associates have access to countless training courses, including online, virtual and live classroom sessions, as well as scholarship, apprenticeship and individualized mentorship programs. Additionally, our associates can take advantage of tuition reimbursement and tuition discounts through our many university partnerships.

Your Development

To ensure associates can reach their full potential, we offer a wide range of tools and resources. We take special interest in helping associates grow in their roles and provide clear career pathways to help them achieve their career goals.

Dignity University

To provide the best service, our associates need the best tools. Dignity University, our robust training platform, offers more than 55,000 courses to enhance associates’ knowledge and skills. These include online instruction, in-person classroom training and virtual instructor-led courses to provide diverse learning opportunities. The user-friendly application offers personalized coursework, trending topic recommendations and mandatory job-related training.

Leadership Training

Our required management skills training course, Leading With Dignity, teaches leaders how to work with different communication styles, establish a positive and inclusive work environment, deliver effective and actionable feedback, and execute best practices for recruiting and retaining talent. Additionally, inclusive leadership training is offered to associates to develop greater awareness in our inclusion and diversity journey.

Mentorship Program

We offer year-long mentorship programs that provide participants an opportunity to grow their skills through well-matched, one-on-one partnerships. Mentors offer a broad vision and perspective to mentees around specific business and developmental activities. The program has positively impacted many associates over the years, and continues to expand.

Day in the Life Program

New home office associates have the opportunity to participate in our Day in the Life program, by spending time with our colleagues at our funeral homes, personal care centers, and cemeteries. Participants have the chance to experience what a typical workday entails for our teams that interact with the families we serve. This program illustrates the delicate balance of exhibiting care and compassion while also meeting the business objectives of our Company.

Associate Resource Communities (ARCS)

Through our Associate Resource Communities (ARCs), colleagues with similar interests connect, learn, and engage in the business. ARCs support our diversity, equity, and inclusion focus, inspire meaningful change within our Company and the communities we serve, and support our business outcomes.

Job Posting Policy

Our job posting policy aims to foster an inclusive culture by providing associates with new experiences and opportunities within our Company. We require all open positions to be posted on our internal jobs page for a minimum of five business days so associates can apply internally for roles that align with their desired career path and qualifications. By providing transparency into open jobs within the Company, we help our associates develop their own careers and ensure we are filling positions with candidates that offer a broad range of experiences and backgrounds.

Tuition Reimbursement

To help our associates reach their career goals, we offer a tuition reimbursement program which allows associates to improve their job skills and technical knowledge. Associates who wish to further their education may receive up to $5,250 annually. In addition, we have established several university partnerships that enable associates to earn a bachelor’s or master’s degree at discounted tuition rates.

Industry Development

SCI Scholarship Program

We established the SCI Scholarship Program to promote excellence in funeral service by recognizing and supporting mortuary students with exceptional leadership potential, and investing in the future of our profession. Read more about our scholarship program and how to apply here.

Apprenticeship Program

Associates also have the opportunity to take advantage of our paid Apprenticeship Program that provides the practical experience necessary to obtain a professional funeral director/embalmer license. State requirements may vary.

Genesys Works

We are proud to be one of the largest corporate sponsors of Genesys Works’ internship program in Houston. This program offers high school students the opportunity to learn a variety of professional skills. Since implementing the program, we have employed high school seniors who are first generation college aspirants and expose them to a business environment so they may attain valuable skills that align with their prospective academic degrees.

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SCI Scholarships

Find out about the scholarship programs available at Service Corporation International. SCI offers over $96,000 in scholarship awards to qualified mortuary science students through our diverse scholarships.

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