Funeral Arranger Resume Samples

A Funeral Arranger works in funeral homes and is often regarded as the first point of contact for families who have lost their family member or friend. The job duties include meeting the deceased’s person’s family and establishing their needs, and getting plans for the funeral underway, and completing all other tasks as mentioned on the Funeral Arranger Resume – undertake housekeeping duties in the funeral home, offering additional support to grieving clients and families, liaising with third parties to book things such as flower arrangement or catering; building strong links within the community and being the first contact person for community groups.

While this job may not look appealing, many people with a passion to help people get through the difficult process of laying their loved ones feel this role fulfilling. Essential skills possessed by such people include- the ability to carry out sensitive work even under stressful conditions, compassion and empathy, time management and multitasking skills, computer proficiency and data management and clerical software programs, and knowledge about restorative tools and techniques. Most of the funeral arrangers have a degree in funeral service or mortuary services.

Funeral Arranger Resume example

Funeral Arranger Resume

Objective : To bring forth all of my existing skills, knowledge, and positive attitude to contribute to the growth of myself and the company. Also, learn the multiple facets of the business, in order to excel in all of the necessary fields.

Skills : Inventory management, Managing Skills.

Description :

    1. Initiated the arrangement process with new clients/families and orchestrate the conduction of all things associated with funeral and burial ceremonies.
    2. Duties included but were not limited to: Creating a personal relationship with families of decedents.
    3. Completed all of several documents associated with the final disposition of decedents.
    4. Filiedcertified Death Certificates.
    5. Filed state disposition permits.
    6. Coordinated with churches, cemeteries and various other venues to host funeral and graveside services.
    7. Verified military discharge paperwork to order color guard to be present at veteran services.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
MS


Funeral Arranger Resume

Objective : Ensuring that flowers and other memorabilia are returned to the family after services, and also Maintaining reverence and respect for the deceased at all times, Training all staff, and strictly enforces all logging, identification, casketing, and cremation procedures.

Skills : Funeral Arranging, EDRS Filing/ Clerical, Prearranged Funeral Agreements.

Description :

    1. Ensured that flowers and other memorabilia are returned to the family after services.
    2. Maintained reverence and respect for the deceased at all times.
    3. Trained all staff and strictly enforces all logging, identification, casketing and cremation procedures.
    4. Experienced handling sensitive situations in a professional manner.
    5. Understood the services and products available.
    6. Knowledged of current federal, state and local regulations related to the funeral industry.
    7. Arranged, conducted and directed bereavement rites, including funeral and memorial ceremonies in a professional, organized and caring manner consistent with Company Policies and Procedures.
                Years of Experience
                Experience
                2-5 Years
                Experience Level
                Level
                Executive
                Education
                Education
                MS


                Funeral Arranger Resume

                Summary : Seeking a Funeral Arranger position with an outstanding career opportunity that will offer a rewarding work environment along with a winning team that will fully utilize management skills.

                Skills : Recruitment/Staffing, Training and Developement, Interviewing, Employee Coaching, Dependability, Interpersonal Communications, Written Communication, Convergent Thinker.

                Description :

                  1. Conducted Funeral Services for families in need to include.
                  2. Handled bodies of loved ones.
                  3. Greeted and escorted family members into chapel.
                  4. Ensured proper paperwork was on hand for burial Service Attendant Coordinator.
                  5. Scheduled Service Attendants for Services.
                  6. Trained service attendants on duties and aspects of services.
                  7. Maintained vehicle records for facility.
                Years of Experience
                Experience
                7-10 Years
                Experience Level
                Level
                Management
                Education
                Education
                GED

                Funeral Arranger Resume

                Objective : Hardworking, organized, Funeral Arranger professional with a proven background delivering sensible business technology solutions on time and under budget while working as a team member or team leader.

                Skills : 10 Key, Medical Terminology, Typing, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Filing, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Bank Deposits, Travel Arrangements.

                Description :

                  1. Counselled and comfort to bereaved families and friends.
                  2. Directed preparation and shipment of bodies for out-of-state burial.
                  3. Planned, scheduled or coordinated funerals, burials, or cremations, arranging details such as floral delivery or the time and place of services.
                  4. Provided information on funeral service options, products, or merchandise.
                  5. Contacted cemeteries to schedule the opening and closing of graves.
                  6. Closed caskets and lead funeral corteges to churches or burial sites.
                  7. Informed survivors of benefits for which they may be eligible.
                Years of Experience
                Experience
                2-5 Years
                Experience Level
                Level
                Executive
                Education
                Education
                High School Diploma

                Funeral Arranger Resume

                Objective : To establish a long-term career in a company where I may utilize my Funeral Arranger professional skills and knowledge to be an effective Associate Program Manager and inspiration to those around me.

                Skills : Microsoft Office, CA-EDRS.

                Description :

                  1. Assisted families in their pre-need or at-need arrangement via phone, in-house, or at their residence.
                  2. Collected all information required for death certificates and state permits.
                  3. Communicated with doctor's offices to obtain causes of death from physicians or their certifiers -File all death certificates in the CA-EDRS system.
                  4. Prepared all paperwork requiring family signature for in-house or crematory files.
                  5. Logged all cremated remains in and out of the office.
                  6. Assisted families in understanding their options; from disposition to urn selections.
                  7. Delivered cremated remains to requested residence or cemetery.
                Years of Experience
                Experience
                2-5 Years
                Experience Level
                Level
                Executive
                Education
                Education
                MS

                Funeral Arranger Resume

                Summary : 10+ years in the Death Investigation/Death Care Industry. Investigated 700+ deaths annually. Including homicides, suicides, natural, accidental, and undetermined deaths. Experienced in evidence collection and preservation. Testified in court proceedings. Authored complete agency training manual and policy and procedure manual.

                Skills : Administrative Assistant, Supervisory Experience, Sales, Recruiting, Training, Inventory.

                Description :

                  1. Obtained personal information needed to complete legal documents such as death certificates and burial permits.
                  2. Greeted and cared for families and friends of the deceased to arrange funeral details such as time and place of services, clergy members attending and companies involved.
                  3. Processed payments and generated receipts for clients and businesses.
                  4. Provided information on funeral service options, products, and merchandise as well as maintained display rooms.
                  5. Informed beneficiary of survivor benefits for which they may be eligible.
                  6. Discussed and negotiated prearranged funerals with clients.
                  7. Maintained financial records, ordered merchandise, and prepared accounts, collected correct payment from clients.
                Years of Experience
                Experience
                10+ Years
                Experience Level
                Level
                Senior
                Education
                Education
                Associate Of Science

                Funeral Arranger Resume

                Headline : Assisting with funeral services by: coordinating the parking of cars, ushering, driving funeral vehicles, assisting at chapel and church services and at the cemetery; delivering flowers, caskets, urn, photos and other personal keepsakes or mementos of client families, and; sets up and removes chairs

                Skills : Managing Skills, Coordinating Skills.

                Description :

                  1. Assisted with whatever else was needed.
                  2. Arranged and coordinated all aspects of the funeral service, including but not limited to, collecting vital statistics, preparing and completing all legal documentation for disposition, scheduling services, and all necessary third-party vendors, and preparing contracts.
                  3. Implemented advanced knowledge of service and merchandise options to provide the best quality service for client families.
                  4. Ability to work compassionately with client families of various faith and ethnic backgrounds.
                  5. Placed flower orders with designated florists.
                  6. Coordinated with a designated catering company for catered receptions.
                  7. Prepared the memorial area for the family before the services start.
                Years of Experience
                Experience
                5-7 Years
                Experience Level
                Level
                Executive
                Education
                Education
                MS

                Funeral Arranger Resume

                Summary : Seeking to obtain a Funeral Arranger position within a company that has good character and room for growth. One which will utilize my experience, ability, and knowledge resulting in a more diverse skillset to be applied to any given task. Strengths Responsible Enthusiastic Flexible Bilingual (Spanish) Reliable Goal -Oriented Fast Learner.

                Skills : Microsoft Office, Multitasking.

                Description :

                  1. Managed funeral planning and arrangements with exacting and caring attention to detail to bring families of multiple ages and creeds a memorable tribute to their loved ones who have passed or will pass imminently.
                  2. Duties included arranging service details with clergy, cemetery staff, casket selection, flower selection, and transportation to the place of the ceremony and location of final resting place, and oversee the shipment of loved ones to other states or countries.
                  3. Created life tribute slideshow videos - includes scanning multiple photos, frequent color correction, and digital restoration/retouching.
                  4. Created custom-printed materials for family ceremonies typically involving scanning, color correcting, and retouching of family photographs, and text layout.
                  5. Transported of loved ones who have passed from the location of their passing to the funeral home.
                  6. Assisted with dressing, cosmetology, and casketing of decedents.
                  7. Obtained and filed vital statistical information and work with the attending physician and the county to obtain an accurate death certificate and burial/cremation permit.
                Years of Experience
                Experience
                7-10 Years
                Experience Level
                Level
                Management
                Education
                Education
                MS

                Funeral Arranger Resume

                Summary : Dedicated Funeral Arranger professional with a vast array of experience from government organizations to small businesses. Excellent management and leadership skills, with the candid ability to work well with others. Has the drive to achieve personal goals while helping organizations accomplish their mission.

                Skills : Directing Skills, Time Management.

                Description :

                  1. Thorough knowledged of how funeral services are conducted.
                  2. Ability to present professional attitude at all times, detail-oriented, self-motivated.
                  3. Ability to understand written instruction and to communicate effectively with colleagues and clients.
                  4. Arranged for transfer of remains from place of death to the funeral home.
                  5. Coordinated burials, cremations and completed legal documentation for various consulates.
                  6. Directed contact with newspapers, fraternal and veteran organizations.
                  7. Participated in community activities for funeral home promotion or other purposes.
                Years of Experience
                Experience
                10+ Years
                Experience Level
                Level
                Senior
                Education
                Education
                BA

                Funeral Arranger Resume

                Summary : Assisting with funeral services by coordinating the parking of cars, ushering, driving funeral vehicles, assisting at chapel and church services and at the cemetery; delivering flowers, caskets, urn, photos, and other personal keepsakes or mementos of client families, and; sets up and removes chairs.

                Skills : Customer Service, Customer Support.

                Description :

                  1. Thoroughly communicated with all families and personnel involved in cases.
                  2. Prepared and cared for the remains of people who have died.
                  3. Arranged for clergy members to perform needed services.
                  4. Conducted funeral and memorial ceremonies in a professional and caring manner.
                  5. Carried out funeral services from retrieval of the deceased to final disposition.
                  6. Assisted in the maintenance of the facilities, grounds, and vehicles.
                  7. Ensured that all federal, state, and local regulations related to the funeral industry are followed.
                                  Years of Experience
                                  Experience
                                  7-10 Years
                                  Experience Level
                                  Level
                                  Management
                                  Education
                                  Education
                                  MS