Work experience

Work experience
Jun 2012 - Present

Temporary Assignment Employee

The Burke Group
  • Administrative Assistant for a horticultural research organization
  • Data Entry Clerk for a national, not-for-profit agency
  • Other positions as needed
Apr 2013 - Present

Temporary Assignment Employee

Kelly Services
  • Supply secretary for local school board
  • Other positions as needed
Sep 2011 - Apr 2012

Temporary Assignment Employee

Office Team
  • Perform receptionist duties (answering phone, general inquiries, etc.)
May 2005 - Sep 2009

Information Coordinator

Sarnia Lambton Chamber of Commerce
  • Assist the Director of Membership and Marketing Coordinator with projects, coordinate records with Bookkeeper and assist Receptionist on a daily basis.
  • Member referrals, complaints, problem solving
  • Creation and execution of advertising
  • Database problem solving, training and support
  • Creation of new/cancelled member letters and Board reports
  • Assist with layout/design of promotional products
  • Update Member-to-Member Discount material
  • Reconcile financial aspects of events with Bookkeeper
  • Assist in the creation of promotional material & tickets
  • Provide back-up support re: money deposits and emergency cheques for bookkeeper and membership director
  • Correspondence - distribution of all flyers to members via fax and email
  • Add new members to database; change member information as required
  • Update membership database files daily on website
  • Responsible for website management, telephone network, computer network and assisting staff with computer problems
  • Assist with Business After Five (registration, games, etc.)
  • Support committee projects (administrative, layout & design)
  • Perform other duties as required
Jul 2008 - Jun 2009

Team Member

IRM Community Leaders Group

The members of this program commit to a one year term during which they are responsible for:

  • Contributing to the forum on a daily basis
  • Participating in ongoing discussions with IRM to share ideas and feedback on how the community could be improved
  • Providing thorough and constructive feedback regarding IRM’s products & services
Jan 2005 - Apr 2005

Lab Monitor

Lambton College
  • Assist students, faculty and staff with computer-related problems, either over the telephone or in person
  • Troubleshoot computer and printer problems in computer labs
  • Update documents on website using HTML code
  • Other duties as required
Sep 2004 - Dec 2004

Marketing & Communications Assistant

Lambton College
  • Answer telephones
  • Assist with tours
  • Schedule and confirm appointments
  • Update database and other marketing materials
  • Send out materials in response to requests for information
  • Other general office activities
Apr 1996 - Jul 2002

Community Office Assistant

Canadian Red Cross
  • Perform Receptionist duties (answer phone, general inquiries, etc.)
  • Responsible for incoming cash, bank deposits, petty cash and all cash records for office
  • Operate and maintain all office equipment
  • Establish and maintain paper and electronic files
  • Assist with intake of clients/referrals to appropriate Red Cross services or other agencies
  • Maintain and order all office supplies
  • Process incoming and outgoing mail
  • Word processing (reports, minutes and/or other information)
  • Provide support to local volunteers
  • Have worked in the North York, Yonge St., Finch Ave., Downtown and Scarborough offices in the Toronto Region.
Aug 1999 - Dec 1999

Loaned Representative (from Canadian Red Cross)

United Way of Greater Toronto
  • Initiate and maintain professional relationships with workplace volunteers
  • Develop a goal and related action plan in partnership with each account
  • Assist in the planning, implementation and evaluation of employee workplace campaigns
  • Provide workplace campaigns with promotional
  • Deliver orientation/training sessions to campaign committees, canvassers, and volunteers
  • Monitor and report campaign progress within assigned accounts
  • Ensure that all accounts/volunteers receive appropriate recognition
  • Complete a detailed final report on all accounts
  • Participate in the development of financial projections at the end of the campaign
  • Participate as a member of the 1999 Loaned Representative Team by attending appropriate meetings and events
Oct 1994 - Apr 1996

Receptionist/Word Processor

Consumer Contact Ltd.
  • Answer phones and direct calls
  • Word processing using WordPerfect 5.1/6.1 (Eng. and Fr.)
  • Distribution of funds to charities
  • Sending and receiving of courier packages
  • Merging using WordPerfect 5.1/6.1 for bulk mailings
  • Help in other departments when needed


Sep 2014 - Apr 2016

Digital Photography

Niagara College
Jan 1992 - Jan 1994

Microcomputer Business Applications

Toronto School of Business
  • Honours Diploma
  • Award of Excellence
    Sep 1983 - May 1987

    High School Diploma

    Yale High School


    Nov 2012 - Nov 2017

    Certified Administrative Professional (CAP)

    International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP)
    Sep 2008 - Present

    Microsoft Office Specialist - Word 2007

    Microsoft Corporation
    Sep 2008 - Present

    Microsoft Office Specialist - PowerPoint 2007

    Microsoft Corporation
    Oct 2012 - Present

    Microsoft Office Specialist - Excel 2007

    Microsoft Corporation