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Work experience

Aug 2011Aug 2012

Marketing Coordinator

Rizvi
  • Coordinated marketing meetings for a staff of 17
  • Created marketing systems and checklists for proposals including building a project database in MS Access from scratch
  • Coordinated proposals with subconsultants and Rizvi staff on strict deadlines
  • Created templates and spreadsheets for proposal process, including SF-330 forms
  • Standardized project sheets and brochures
  • Created a style guide for office use
  • Submitted 27 customized proposals over the course of one year including government proposals at local, state, and national levels and proposals for private bids
  • Built a yearly awards submission calendar and submitted for multiple awards for projects
20082010

Marketing & Development Manager

Building Impact
  • Create marketing materials for external pitch-making including profiles, toolkits, brochures, and one-pagers
  • Produced a monthly marketing portfolio for 50 commercial & residential buildings
  • Provide staff support by creating additional materials
  • Write development templates (grant proposals, letters of inquiry, annual appeals, concept papers, etc)
  • Maintain fundraising database
  • Support Executive Director with fundraising efforts to individual & corporate donors and foundations
20072008

Administrative Temporary Employee

Beacon Hill Staffing Group
  • Quickly learned to adapt to new office environments
  • Performed various customer service duties such as answering phones,  assembling marketing packages, gathering market statistics, welcoming guests, and setting up customer appointments
  • Increased office efficiency
20072007

Direct Care Provider

Pine Rest Mental Health Services
  • Cared for older adults with developmental disabilities with compassion, patience, and sensitivity
  • Performed medical documentation and careful medication distribution
  • Quickly learned new skills regarding first-aid, safety, patient care, and medical terminology
20062006

Marketing & Public Relations Intern

Goodwill Industries of Greater Grand Rapids
  • Wrote content for the Goodwill Grand Rapids website
  • Assisted in the redesign of Goodwill’s new website
  • Created original advertisements, fliers, and documents for external distribution and internal use
  • Helped produce the 2005 annual report
  • Assisted Marketing & PR Department with other projects
20052005

Content Writer/Intern

10x Media
  • Researched topics in real estate and finance and wrote 150 articles for a web-optimizing consultant company
  • Met rigorous deadlines
  • Maintained contact with office remotely and managed time independently from headquarters

Education

20022006

Bachelor of Arts

Grand Valley State University

Cum Laude 3.7/4.0

Skills

MS Access
Created an Access database for business development tracking
Social Media Platforms
including Facebook, Twitter, and blogging
Drupal/Joomla
Add and edit web content with Drupal content management
Salesforce Database
VerticalResponse
Adobe Dreamweaver
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Fireworks
Adobe InDesign

Writing/Design Samples

Interest

Volunteer with the Boston Partners in Education Power Lunch Program.

  • Mentored an elementary student in Boston Public Schools through weekly lunch hour reading & listening sessions

Volunteer as an AmeriCorps VISTA for two years. See Marketing & Development Manager at Building Impact for position description.