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Manager

Team Wear On Earth

Team Wear On Earth is a cycling and multi sport team based out of Northern New York

Team Manager

  • Responsible for team schedule, budget, and membership
  • Created coaching plans for team members
  • Coordinator of race day logistics
  • Sponsorship Coordinator

Promoter of various cycling and multi-sport events including

  • MassenaCross Cyclocross training series
  • New York State Criterium Championships (Saranac Lake Downtown Criterium)
  • New York State Road Racing Championships (Wilmington Whiteface Road Race)
  • Points North Triathlon (Olympic and Half Ironman distance triathlon)
  • Team WOE Time Trial Series-  Monthly training event for time trialing
Jul 2008Present

Senior Assistant Director of Admissons

St. Lawrence University

Social Media & Marketing

Co-Chair of New Media Group, 

  • Created the Social Media policy for the university
  • Conducted informational seminars to faculty & staff on various social media subjects
  • Maintains university presence on various social media platforms
  • Selected to present for the Varsity Outreach session on Facebook at the 2011 National Association of College Admission Counseling conference

Liaison with Information Technology & Web Services 

  • Lead the development of a smartphone application on the iOS and Android platforms
  • Maintains the Office of Admissions website and its content
  • Manages university presence through various new media outlets
  • Handles vendor relations with companies like YOUniversityTV, SCVNGR, Straxis, and Hobsons

Admissions                                                                             

  • In charge of online publications, newsletters, and other technology based outreach initiatives
  • Responsible for print publications in conjunction with University Communications
  • Athletic-Admissions Liaison, guiding student-athletes through recruitment process
  • Facilitated the recruitment, acceptance, and yield efforts for students from NJ, PA, & NY

●    Completed  ~10 weeks of annual travel

Aug 2009Present

Various

Wear On Earth

Social Media Consultant

  • Created and implemented the social media policy
  • Content manager of a team of bloggers, videographers, and photographers
  • Community Manager

Sales

  • Assist in all aspects of daily operations of the store
  • Managed yelp, foursquare, twitter, and facebook
Jul 2010Present

Members

St Lawrence International Mountain Biking Association

An organization aimed at the development of a sustainable trail network (Mountain Biking) within St Lawrence County.  Initiatives include youth programs, trail design, and fund raising efforts.  Leader of the college internship program and the marketing of events.

Jun 2006Aug 2007

Admission Counselor

Southern New Hampshire University
  • Conducted individual and group presentations to high school students on the college selection process
  • Facilitated on and off campus recruitment events in NH, ME, NY, NJ including 14 weeks of travel
  • Evaluated student application for admission decisions
  • Initiated and managed the student telemarketing effort

Education

Sep 2002May 2006

BS

St. Lawrence University

Certifications

2007Present

National Association of College Admissions Counseling

Member
Oct 2010Jan 2012

Coaching level 3

USA Cycling
Jul 2007Jan 2008

Coaching level 3

USA Swimming

Summary

Tim Akers is a higher ed professional with a severe endurance athletics problem.  He has jump started St Lawrence Universities new media initiatives meeting with various Deans and other members of the Senior Staff.  Tim has been involved with the creation of campus mobile applications, mobile website, and location based services on campus along with leading various committees, workshops, and webinars educating the campus community on social media basics.

An endurance athlete his entire life Tim believes in a balanced work environment.  A cyclist, runner, nordic skier, and swimmer it is hard pressed to find a time when Tim is not on the move.  He has extensive travel experience and thrives in a dynamic work place.  

Specialties include:

Travel, social media marketing, event planning, lead generation, email marketing, direct mail marketing, website design, user interface design, vendor management,  and event marketing.

Objective

Professional with expertise in new media and online marketing seeking a position where my experience and skills with Web 2.0, social media strategies, and lead generation will contribute to the companies and clients growth and success. 

Social Media Presence

Twitter

  • t_akers - personal account
  • stlawu - Office of Admissions at St. Lawrence University
  • SLUsaints- Athletic Department at St. Lawrence University
  • WearOnEarth - Wear On Earth, Potsdam, NY

Facebook

  • SLU2014 - Office of Admissions at St Lawrence University, Class of 2014 page
  • SLU2015- Office of Admissions at St Lawrence University, Class of 2015 page
  • SLU2016 - Office of Admissions at St Lawrence University, Class of 2016 page
  • SLU2017 - Office of Admissions at St Lawrence University, Class of 2017 page
  • Team Wear On Earth-  Cycling and multi-sport team
  • Camp Dudley, YMCA-  Boys camp located in NY
  • Wear On Earth

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