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Extensive success in fundraising gains, grant writing, press relations, desktop publishing, website design & management, client service, budget management, advertising, and social media.

Work History

Oct 2011Jul 2015

Claims Examiner

New Jersey Department of Labor 
  • Researched claims and determined eligibility of claimants for unemployment insurance based on New Jersey unemployment compensation laws and regulations.
  • Contacted employers, claimants, physicians, and attorneys by telephone, fax, and email in order to secure needed documentation to make a claim determination.
  • Conducted fact finding telephone interviews and resolved discrepancies with claimants and employers in order to properly adjudicate claims.
  • Provided excellent service to claimants and employers while maintaining strict quality control standards as audited by senior management. Consistently scored in the top ten percent of all adjudicators.
Aug 2010Oct 2011

Communications Manager (past) & Website Administrator (present)

St. Francis Community Center
  • Acquired and currently maintain Google Grants AdWords for nonprofits campaigns, provides $120,000 annually in free online advertising. Increased website traffic by 500%.
  • Assisted the Executive Director with administrative duties including interviewing and training new hires as well as writing and editing grant proposals.
  • Created and implemented all social media communications.
  • Developed feature story ideas for newspapers.
  • Authored and edited press releases and public service announcements, Community Center Brochure of Activities, Parish weekly bulletin (The Bridge) on a weekly basis.
  • Developed schedule for advertising of all events including action plans.
  • Contacted newspapers, cable channels, and radio stations regarding paid and free advertising. Contacted media for all photo opportunities regarding various programs and events.
  • Created all flyers, pamphlets, gift certificates, tickets, and booklets for programs and events. Designed and ordered all signage for events.
  • Attended each community expo to display and disseminate information on Center programs and events.
  • Acted as liaison to Chamber of Commerce and all media outlets.
  • Served as acting member of various special event committees including Super Plunge Sunday, Festival of the Sea Carnival, and 18-Mile Run.
  • Worked closely with Volunteer/Special Events Manager on a daily basis to create new fundraising plans and coordinate volunteers.
Oct 2000Aug 2010

President

Idol Media Solutions, Inc.; Benchmark Media, LLC

Managed the daily activities of internet advertising agency. Developed marketing strategies based on knowledge and nature of the market. Generated revenue utilizing skills in search engine optimization, pay per click, and cost per impression advertising. Negotiated sales contracts to maximize affiliate percentage and new customer acquisitions.

Education

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BACHELORS

Villanova University

Political Science

Portfolio

Brochures, bulletins, and media production.