WELCOME....

Welcome to my VisualCV. Below you will find the following:

  • a summary of my professional work experience,
  • portfolio items from previous professional roles that include writing and design projects,
  • my work history.

If you have any more questions or would like to learn more about my professional background, please feel free to give me a call at: (317) 903-1358 or email me at: andrew.talevich@gmail.com.

SUMMARY

I currently serve as the Associate Director of Communications of Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity. My primary responsibilities are producing content for the Cross & Crescent magazine, a monthly publications that reaches over 100,000 alumni and undergraduates; updating the content and design of our website to make it more receptive for our constituents; creating and distributing press releases to media outlets about events, achievements and incidents; and, designing and promoting campaigns such as our recent partnership with Feeding America. I also work on our strategic planning for our social media outlets.

PORTFOLIO ITEMS - PRINTED MATERIALS

The Traveler Newsletter

Lambda Chi Alpha Style Guide

Conference Event Guide

Officer Operations Guide

Briefings Newsletter

PORTFOLIO ITEMS - WRITTEN ITEMS

Oscar Buzz

Joseph Chavez Obituary

From Combat to College: Lambda Chi Alpha Needs to Recruit Veterans

PORTFOLIO ITEMS - SOCIAL MEDIA

#LCA105

No Hazing Campaign

National Ritual Celebration Week

#LCAHoops

Graduating Senior Campaign

WORK HISTORY

Work History
Dec 2011 - Present

Associate Director of Communications

Lambda Chi Alpha, Inc.
  • Serve as the managing editor for the Cross & Crescent and Purple, Green & Gold magazines.
  • Produce press materials that genuinely market the values associated with Lambda Chi Alpha.
  • Manage Facebook (22,000 likes) and Twitter (6,000 followers) content and strategy.
  • Generate scripts, printed material, and A/V productions used at our Annual Conference.
  • Interact with media outlets about events, incidents and achievements of Lambda Chi Alpha.
May 2013 - Present

Director of Marketing

Fraternity Communications Association
  • Develop strategic planning for marketing components of the FCA.
  • Oversee digital communications, printed communications, and social media committees.
  • Promote the FCA Annual Conference to attract record number of registrants.
May 2008 - May 2011

Communications Chairman

Tau Zeta, Lambda Chi Alpha
  • Distributed a monthly newsletter to alumni and parents.
  • Created a blog that highlighted the achievements of my fraternity.
  • Initiated a six month fundraising campaign that raised more than $6,000 for the restoration of a historic fire truck which serves as a centerpiece for Lambda Chi Alpha. 
  • Organized several events which brought together alumni, parents, and current members.

The blog I created can be found at: http://wsulambdachialpha.blogspot.com/.

Jan 2009 - May 2011

Clerical Assistant

Washington State University Foundation
  • Wrote various entries for e-mails in campaigns geared toward WSU parents, students, recent alumni, and faculty and staff.
  • Performed day-to-day tasks which included touching base with WSU donors through mailings and phone calls.
  • Assisted in coordinating the CougParents Fund, which uses donations from parents to help fund student organizations at WSU.
  • Led a team to develop and implement a student manual for future employees.
Oct 2007 - Apr 2009

Administrative Reporter

The Daily Evergreen Newspaper
  • Wrote 96 stories, primarily about the WSU administration.
  • Learned the valuable skills of meticulously editing work and meeting tight deadlines.
  • Garnered the “Most Likely to Achieve Evergreen Glory” award and the “Top Underclassman” award from the newspaper staff.
Aug 2005 - May 2007

Editor and Chief

Cat Tales Newspaper
  • Led in the production and distribution of the weekly publication of Mount Si High School's newspaper.
  • Brainstormed, assigned and edited the stories of the Cat Tales' staff
  • Wrote features and news stories about various topics affecting high school students and staff
  • Mastered Adobe systems including Indesign and Photoshop to place and layout pages