Jessica Phelan

Jessica Phelan

Objective

Obtain and excel in a challenging strategic communications position offering opportunities for advancement.

Summary

I am a hard-working, enthusiastic individual looking for a communications position geared toward a creative and strategic thinker; a self-starter and team-player. I am especially interested in new and social media.

Education

Education

Work History

Work History
Dec 2010 - Present

VP of Public Relations

Alpha Xi Delta- Theta Nu Chapter

Nominated to oversee a committee of over 20 to coordinate publicity efforts of internal and external events, including, raising awareness and funds for Autism Speaks, Alpha Xi Delta’s national philanthropy

Sep 2010 - Present

Correspondent

Elon Phonathon

Liason between Elon and its parents and alumni to increase number of annual donors and gifts

Chosen to contact members of the Elon Society, the University’s premiere benefactors

Sep 2009 - Dec 2010

Team Leader

Live Oak Communications

Two-time PRSA award winning student-run agency offering strategic communication solutions for local businesses

Managed communication needs for clients, EarthShare of North Carolina and Durham Arts Council, by supervising four account executives in the creation of advertising materials, web and promotional videos, and a website redesign

Coordinated media tactics through media packets, news releases, media calls, and a social media campaign resulting in 183 Facebook fans and 258 Twitter followers in 3 months

May 2010 - Sep 2010

Small Campaigns Internship

Delaware Democratic Party

Responsible for monitoring media coverage, assisting with scheduling media events, conducting background research to help formulate message, and providing campaign support

Jun 2009 - Aug 2009

Office Intern

Critical Path Services

Assisted in re-write for employee manual

Updated and researched information used for marketing materials

Skills

Skills

Social Networking

Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Tumblr, Wordpress, Blogging

iMovie, iDVD, iPhoto

Adobe Suite

Final Cut Pro