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Work experience

Aug 2011Aug 2012

Marketing Coordinator

  • 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

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

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

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

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

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



Bachelor of Arts

Grand Valley State University

Cum Laude 3.7/4.0


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

Writing/Design Samples


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.