Jane Thompson

Jane Thompson

Areas of Expertise

Public Relations - Customer/Client Development - Relationship Management - Public Speaking &

Presentations - Event Management - Market Research and Analysis - Interpersonal Communications -

Creative Problem Solving - Conflict Resolution - Retail & Wholesale Sales - Administration

Skills & Attributes

A quick study, I grasp complex concepts and tasks easily, and often find ways of enhancing and improving processes.  Here are skills and attributes noted consistently on performance reviews during my career:

  • Exceptional communicator who conveys information effectively orally and in writing.
  • Highly analytical thinker with proven ability to streamline processes, identify and solve problems.
  • Flexible team player who thrives in environments demanding clear priorities and multiple duties.
  • Proven relationship builder with superior interpersonal skills.
  • Highly personable professional whose strengths include multi-cultural sensitivity and an ability to build rapport with diverse groups.
  • Results-driven achiever with exemplary planning and organizational skills, and a high degree of attention to detail.
  • Seasoned professional whose honesty and integrity provide for effective leadership and optimal business relationships.
  • Loyal, highly motivated self-starter who requires minimal supervision.

Profile

A high-performance problem-solver throughout my professional career, I seek a position where

I can use my education, experience, judgment, diverse skills and talents to make a difference.  

My depth and breadth of experience, and my communications abilities, will be invaluable assets

for the right organization. Given intelligence, passion determines a person's contribution and

ultimate success within an organization, and I possess that quality.  I know the value of teamwork,

collaborate well, and I am an effective and motivating team leader.  I offer both creative and

analytical abilities, and can translate an organization's vision and mission statements into results. 

Work History

Work History
2001 - Present

Provider

Primary Care

Caregiver and Senior Affairs Manager 

  • Provided comprehensive oversight for two senior adults, including financial, medical, insurance, legal, estate planning and general business management. 
  • Planned and implemented all aspects of care, including diet, physical rehabilitation, transportation and recreation.
Apr 2009 - Present

Trainee @ HCC-TCTC

AARP Worksearch Foundation

Trainee and Administrative Assistant

  •  Assistant to the Business Operations Supervisor , providing support in data entry, research, marketing support including new business development, and promoting upcoming classes and seminars;  general office administrative duties regarding reception, filing, posting payments, and record keeping.
  •  Continued training in the development of computer skills using Microsoft Word '07 and Excel '07.
  •  Successfully completed Microsoft Word "07 Certificate Program at The Corporate Training Center of HCC.
1989 - 2001

Creative Team Member/Consultant

DET Communications, Inc.
  • Public Relations and Marketing Consulting firm.  Provided creative input and assisted president with brainstorming, client feedback, proof-reading, editing, public opinion research, scheduling, customer/client development & support, and event planning.  
  • Applied and maintained administrative controls, including invoicing, taxes, insurance.
  • Established general office management procedures and supervised administration.
1987 - 1989

Sales Management

Designs by Victoria
  • Developed and expanded wholesale and retail markets for exclusive fashions and accessories in Central and South Florida.
  • Consulted with boutique owners and managed supply chain for stores and individual customers.
  • Provided designer with customer feedback and served as liaison with buyers regarding market influences and inventories. 
  • Developed multi-tiered pricing strategies for wholesale and retail sales outlets.
  • Managed general business operations, including accounting, taxes, among others.
1986 - 1987

Educator

Mendez Foundation

  • Provided drug education and information to Sixth-Grade level in public and private area schools.
  • Assisted in the design and writing of curriculum, and the presentation of this extensive program to reduce risk  and enhance protective factors related to alcohol, tobacco and other drug use among students. 
  • Connected with individual students and sought avenues to provide role models and create and enhance self esteem.
1972 - 1983

Classroom Teacher

Public & Private Schools
  • Served as classroom teacher in Germany for multi-grade levels in U.S. military dependent schools.
  • Taught first-, fifth-, sixth- and seventh-grades in public and prestigious private schools in Florida, Virginia and Delaware.
  • Served as team leader and worked effectively with fellow educators, administrators and parents.
  • Positively affected the lives of scores of young people.
  • Former students often communicated for decades, providing updates on higher education, careers and other personal milestones. 

Education

Education

B.A. Degree

University of Florida

  • 4.0 GPA, Graduated with Highest Honors, 1972
  • National Merit Scholar
  • University's Most Outstanding Two-Year Scholar
  • Graduate-Level Courses - University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
  • Arts/Languages Courses - The Smithsonian Institution - Washington, DC
  • Lived, worked and traveled in Europe extensively