Jemma Lee

Jemma Lee

Work experience

Work experience
Oct 2010 - Present

Corporate Fund Development Assistant

Canadian Diabetes Association/Association Canadienne du Diabète

Greater Toronto Area Regional Leadership Centre (Toronto, York, Peel and Durham Region) Fundraising Placement (Oct - Dec 2010) - Individually conducting research for and organizing the annual Golf Tournament and Signature Gala Event hosted by the association under the direction and guidance of the Corporate Development Officers - Facilitate planned events and liaise with event vendors, manage good relations with new and current contributors by expressing appreciation and ensure that they are thanked and recognized - Develop contracts and invoices and develop fundraising materials using the Citrix MetaFrame ONYX computerized database - Maintain and update the CDA GTA Official Facebook Page Aside from working in Fund Development, I work very closely with the Provincial and National office as well as the Public Programs and Services (PPS) and Individual Giving Department. Since this has been such a rewarding experience, I have decided to continue to volunteer after the required time of 40 hours

Aug 2009 - Present

Student Ambassador

Humber College ITAL

Awards & Orientation Department at Humber College ITAL - Promoted and informed up-to-date campus events to prospective and current students to raise awareness of social and academic activities during the school year - Coordinated and facilitated various events including award galas, athletic banquets and orientation independently as well as a team - Maintained extensive knowledge of building and classroom locations at school to assist visitors and students

Mar 2011 - Mar 2011

Media Relations and Promotions Volunteer

Twestival Toronto

- Individually constructed the pitch and news release to distribute to local media and personal media contacts - Monitored the official Twestival Toronto Twitter account (@TwestivalTO) during event to send timely updates while setting the tone of the Twitter feed and managing traffic flow - Contacted media after news release went viral on Marketwire to encourage them to cover and attend the event - Promoted event to local magazines, newspapers, blogs, websites, university school clubs, university Student Life departments and non-profit organizations - Contacted local TV channels and local professional sports teams for sponsorship - Donated 10 tickets to the Legendary Hockey Heroes' Oldtimers’ Hockey Challenge for the QR Code Treasure Hunt on behalf of Xentel DM Inc. via The Canadian Diabetes Association - Assisted attending media at the event upon arrival - Raised $18,000 from ticket sales and donations for “The Remix Project” (@TheRemixProject); Canada total: $70,000; Worldwide total: $508,000 for more than 150 charities - Participated in pre-event set-up at the venue, The Fifth Social Club

Feb 2011 - Mar 2011

PR Intern

Doublesee Productions

- Distributed press release to local media outlets - Main contact for media - Promoted event on social media networks - Coordinated interviews for cast members with journalists - Facilitated the second Toronto debut of “New Year” (2009) premiering at The Royal Theatre for a three-night run in March "New Year" was available on RogersOnDemand for the month of February. Actor Nicholas Rose ("The Incredible Hulk") has been nominated for an ACTRA Award for "Outstanding Male Performance" for his portrayal of the role Peter Bailey. The film features Joanna Douglas ("Being Erica," "Saw 3D") and Morgan Kelly ("Being Erica," "A History of Violence")

Jan 2009 - Apr 2010

Residence Building Coordinator

Humber College ITAL

Residence Orientation Committee, Humber College ITAL - Organized a week of fun, diverse and cost-effective events for new students under the budget of $33,000 for the campus and $125 package deals for students - Played an integral role during welcome week to help students transition to residence life and assisted parents and students on move-in day

Mar 2006 - Mar 2010

Cashier/Junior Manager

Binbrook Food Market

- Promoted from cashier position (March 2006 - April 2009) - Trained 20 part-time staff while maintaining extensive knowledge of LCBO & The Beer Store product line and company services - Investigated and resolved customer complaints promptly and in a professional manner - Took a major role in the hiring process by assessing cover letters and resumes and conducting interviews - Entrusted to independently open and close store as required


Sep 2008 - Present

University of Guelph-Humber

University of Guelph

Honours Bachelor of Applied Arts in Media Studies

Humber Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning

Diploma in Public Relations