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Manager/ Lifeguard

Manassas Park Parks and Recreations

·  Oversaw lifeguards and patrons at the pool

·  Worked with patrons to resolve complaints

·  CPR Certified, First Aid Certified, and Pool Operators license

            *5 years lifeguard experience, 2 years management experience

Jun 2011Present

Planner's Assistant

Zuriana's Elegant Occasions

·  Provided internet research pertaining to hotels, caterers, florists, bakeries, and venues

·  Gained experience in vendor relations and customer service

·  Gained experience on-site working as Holly Blackett’s assistant at the Baltimore Bridal

    show and The Virtuous Women Bridal Gala
Aug 2011Dec 2011

Team Lead

Everest Communications

·Conducted an internal communication audit for Longwood University’s Lancer Productions as

    a class project

·  Negotiated confidentiality agreement with client representative

·Gathered data through eight client interviews and a survey which received a 50% response rate

·  Analyzed data to determine organizational strengths, weaknesses and opportunities for

    improvement

·  Compiled and presented an official audit report to the client

Jan 2011Aug 2011

Intern

Dave Edwards Events, Inc.

·  Provided internet research and computer work

·  Researched and took part in event design and production

·  Gained direct experience from on-site work at many different types of events

· Learned information about accounting, business development, and marketing strategies

·  Gained experience in vendor relations and customer service

·Organized documents and scheduled meetings   
Jun 2011Aug 2011

Intern

Manassas Park Parks and Recreation

·  Provided internet research

·  Developed blogs for the Community Center’s blog-site

·  Gained experience in community relations and community outreach

·  Developed ways to market Community Center and Parks and Recreation’s events and

    programs

Jan 2011May 2011

Public Relations Chair

Team Imprint

·  Served as PR consultants to the local Youth Empowerment Center as a class project

·Expanded their reach to the youth in the area through fund-raising, promotion and

   increasing their volunteer numbers

·  Organized a car wash to raise money for the Youth Empowerment Center

·  Communicated with local and campus news organizations to promote the event and the

    center

·  Suggested strategies to help the YEC reach out to a greater number of children in need

Education

Aug 2008May 2012

Bachelor of Arts

Longwood University

Skills

Fundraising
Very Organized
Event Planning

Certifications

May 2010May 2013

Lifeguard Training Community First Aid

National Lifesaving and Aquatics
May 2011May 2013

CPR-AED for Lifeguards

American Red Cross
Jan 2012Dec 2012

Swimming Pool/ Health Spa Operator Permit

Prince William Health District

Portfolio/ Writing Samples

Potential Position Descriptions

1. Event Management Trainee

Date Available: 

February 13, 2012

Company: Cesco Osteria and Co2 Lounge

Brief description of company or position: CESCO osteria is a 10,000 square foot, 229 seat casual and fine dining Italian restaurant featuring authentic Tuscan cuisine from the well known award winning executive chef, Francesco Ricchi. Co2 Lounge is Bethesda's pre-eminent bar-lounge/arts entertainment complex

oResponsibilities: CESCO osteria and Co2 Lounge provides a 60 day rotational training program in the following positions, interspersed with hands on planning and operation responsibilities during special events. Host Desk Servers Assistant Server Bartender Assistant Bartender Culinary Preparation Event Planning (Prior and During Events)

Qualifications Required: Willing to learn and work hard. Summer work experience. BS degree preferred in hospitality, hotel and restaurant management, or event management.

2.  Event Planner - staff assistant  

Date Available:

January 20, 2012 Company: National Gallery of Art Brief description of company or position: The mission of the National Gallery of Art is to serve the United States of America in a national role by preserving, collecting, exhibiting, and fostering the understanding of works of art, at the highest possible museum and scholarly standards. Responsibilities: The incumbent assists with exhibition-related events such as receptions, luncheons, previews, and dinners. This includes:• Coordinating overall documentation of events for XSE records and for Gallery Archives• Establishing and maintaining records on Raiser's Edge of invitations and attendance• Proofing and assisting with mailings of invitations• Tracking invitation responses• Generates reports of those responses for the Director, Deputy Director, Executive Officer of Development and External Affairs, and related offices. Coordinates the staff assignments for exhibition-related events including:• Recruiting National Gallery (NGA) staff to help with events• Drafting, reviewing, and distributing assignments• Coaching staff on assignments and acting as contact point during events. With guidance and approval from the Chief of Protocol and Special Events, selects photographer and coordinates arrangements for photographic services for all exhibition-related events. Fields requests and works closely with outside groups on small group visits, including embassy groups, college and university alumni groups, museums, clubs, and non-profit organizations. Coordinates and works at exhibition-related events at the National Gallery of Art. Qualifications Required: 1. Skill in the organization and coordination of photographic services from the early planning stages of photographer selection to creating image files and photographic portfolios. 2. Skill in communicating diplomatically and effectively with a wide variety of people for the coordination of small group tours. 3. Skill in using an event management program for establishing and maintaining records for the archival preservation of social events. 4. Ability to work on numerous projects simultaneously demonstrating attention to detail and effective organizational skill.         3. Sales Marketing Events Manager - Twitter Full-Time — San Francisco, CAAbout this job:We are currently seeking an events manager to manage and drive all aspects of client and industry events for Twitter’s Sales Marketing organization. The events manager will report to the Sales Marketing Lead. The ideal candidate thrives in an organizational environment that is fast-paced, innovative, collaborative and low-ego, and can operate effectively at all levels – from strategy and execution to big picture ideas --with attention to the details.  Candidates should have a strong and successful track record of producing advertiser and industry events from conception through to post-event KPI analysis.  Responsibilities Manage and execute highly effective events for advertiser and industry audiences. Partner with the Sales and Sales Marketing teams to develop events strategy. Manage all aspects of events including content development, vendor management, operations, budget, logistics, creative/design elements, invitations/RSVP management, promotions of events and program development. Create event briefs, attendee parameters, project scope, and schedules. Manage budget and logistics to the smallest detail ensuring all are properly scoped. Negotiate ‘best of’ rates with all vendors and event partners. Travel for onsite event production – including some pre-event scoping. Create goals for each event and conduct post-event analysis including reach and ROI. Collaborate closely with the other internal groups, including Corporate/Consumer Marketing, Communications, Product and Sales, to ensure consistent and integrated event messaging. Qualifications 6-8 years experience with demonstrated skills and knowledge in the following areas: Strong event planning and management skills and adept at managing multiple events consecutively. Depth of knowledge of the online media space and a passion for social media.  Ability to develop events on par with the best industry gatherings. Ability to multi-task and manage several complex projects in a fast-paced environment. Strong organizational, planning and project management skills. Strong oral and written communications skills.  Strong iWork and Microsoft Office skills. Commitment to quality, accuracy, and consistency, including brand and editorial standards. Ability to consistently meet hard deadlines while balancing the need for quick turnaround with longer-term strategic efforts. Is flexible and can deal effectively with changes in priorities or ambiguity. Comfortable with a fast-paced, always-on, start-up environment. Is driven and solution-oriented and can overcome obstacles to drive projects through completion. Alignment with Twitter’s vision and core values.

Summary

To obtain a position that would utilize my experience in event planning, my background in organizational communications, and my leadership abilities.  I am interested in obtaining a position in event planning or wedding planning specifically.