Deborah Sabalusky

Objective

Enthusiastic communications specialist and eager learner is seeking a rewarding career within a medical, health and fitness, non-profit/advocacy, educational or government organization.

Personal Code of Conduct

I take pride in the work I do, the relationships I'm involved in and the quality of life I live.  I can be proud of these things because I hold myself to high standard of professionalism, accountability, integrity and healthy decision-making.  

I believe my associates would describe me as being an out-of-the-box thinker who sets a positive tone in work environment.

Will rise to any challenge.

Work History

Work History

Public Relations Intern

Hunter Public Relations
  • Facilitated Zacapa Rum teaser mailings to nationally recognized mixologists.
  • Proactively searched for new relationships, anticipated short and long-lead story angles, developed press materials, constructed media lists,crafted pitches and analyzed end results.
  • Managed product alerts and maintained media tracking grid.
  • Coordinated event set-up and greeted guests.
Apr 2010 - Present

Recent Activity
  • Freelance Communications services at Redeemer Church Planting Center: provided current website functionality feedback and recommendations for improvement; edited electronic newsletters.
  • Marketing and Communications Assistant at EngenderHealth (temp.): monitored company alerts; distributed daily media reports; prepared and submitted expense reports; facilitated company info email account; gave general administrative support.
  • Sales Assistant at Light Power Solutions: contributed to dinner seminars; provided product information; evaluated homes based on their need for home energy-saving products.
  • Assistant Kickboxing Instructor at Bucks County Martial Arts: designed stimulating workoutsaccompanied by energetic music tracks; lead classes of 15-25 participants.
Jun 2007 - Present

Sales Associate

Helzberg Diamonds

  • Tactful ability to listen to customers’ needs and budget concerns is demonstrated by low return rates.
  • Worked within a team as a product specialist to create a unique, successful experience for the customer.
  • Promoted special sales events, house credit cards, jewelry care plans and restyling events.
Nov 2009 - Apr 2010

Project Coordinator

Vanguard Direct
  • Co-supervised weeklong training on client premise, educating 20 staff members on Student Enrollment Management System functionality and procedures.
  • Improved client satisfaction as final quality assurance contact for all changes being made to client website.
  • Trained, organized and oversaw multiple data entry projects occurring simultaneously.
  • Managed creative, text, contact lists and reporting for e-mail marketing campaigns.
  • Contact for online help desk.Assisted individuals with username and technology troubleshooting.
Aug 2008 - May 2009

Public Relations Intern

The Pennsylvania Department of State
  • Coordinated on-air interviews with local NBC and CBS television stations as media relations contact for Black History Month tribute. Wrote press materials and pitched to local media.
  • Designed the 56th Electoral College Journal–500 copies were distributed to Electoral College participants among others.
  • Researched and presented social networking project proposal to the Governor’s Communications Office.
  • Assisted the Director of Communications with public relations, marketing and event planning for projects such as: voter education for the 2008 General Election, The Pennsylvania Governor’s Conference for Women, Black History Month tribute and Hispanic Heritage Month celebration.
  • Researched, designed, wrote and edited newsletters for internal and external publics.

Samples of Work

Education

Education
Aug 2006 - May 2009

Bachelor's

Messiah College

Skills

Skills

Event Planning

Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite

Motivational Colleague

Media Relations

Customer Service

Certifications

Certifications
Oct 2010 - Oct 2011

Adult CPR & AED

The Red Cross

References

References

Leslie Amoros

Thomas Veneroso