Summary

I am seeking a position where I can use my creative vision and can-do attitude to assist an organization in fulfilling their mission.

I seek a workplace where my goals are defined, yet I have the freedom to use my personal strengths to meet and exceed them.

I consider my strengths to be that: I thrive in a positive team environment. I enjoy problem-solving, research and working together with others towards a goal. I get the greatest satisfaction from helping others. I especially enjoy teaching and training others how to perform tasks. I possess creativity, curiosity and thriftiness which inspire me to look for helpful ways to reduce company costs while maintaining and increasing customer satisfaction.

I will bring excellent writing and communication skills, a strong focus on positive growth derived from many years of paid and volunteer experience and a personally driven passion for helping others increase their self-esteem and reach their goals.

I possess a BA in Communication from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee and many skills from my years of work experience, including: public speaking, grassroots marketing, training, and fundraising.

Work History

Work History
Feb 2012 - Apr 2012

Event Coordinator, 2012 AV Autism Awareness Walk (Independent Contractor)

Family Focus Resource & Empowerment Center

Coordinated marketing and fundraising for 2012 AV Autism Awareness Walk

Built awareness through social media channels

Solicited in-kind and monetary donations

Secured entertainment acts

Represented organization at promotional events

Led committee meetings

Apr 2008 - Mar 2009

Resource Coordinator

Phoenix House

Acquired donations of in-kind goods

Investigated donations opportunities

Cold-called potential donor companies

Followed-up and renewed existing donor relationships

Assisted Development team acquiring items for silent auctions

Apr 2005 - Mar 2008

Donations Coordinator

St. Margaret's House

Investigated donations opportunities, secured in-kind donations

Assisted development team with financial donations

Managed and distributed in-kind donations to clients

Created and presented educational and informational workshops

Directed and supervised volunteers in a fast-paced, demanding environment

Increased efficiency in donations processing

Represented organization at informational events, organized publicity events

Tutored and trained women and teen guests on various subjects, both academic and informational Informally advised women and teens about educational opportunities

Manned reception desk, signed-in guests, answered phone, directed calls

Nov 2006 - Mar 2008

Sales Associate

Old Navy (Gap, Inc.)

Worked cashier position

Assisted customers

Offered recommendations on products

Offered benefits of Old Navy Card

Straightened and stocked store

Mar 2003 - Mar 2005

Associate Center Manager

Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions

Managed office operations

Hired and trained staff and teachers

Managed and executed grassroots marketing 

Assisted Center Manager

Taught SAT classes

Advised students on college admission and experience

Tutored students on SAT and ACT

Represented the organization at public events

Organized publicity events

Worked closely with university officials

Aug 2001 - Aug 2002

Receptionist

Small Animal Hospital

Assisted Practice Manager to assure client satisfaction and smooth hospital operations

Thrived in an active office under time, space, and client demands

Responsible for sensitive information

Addressed sensitive issues with compassion and understanding

Handled multi-line phone system, scheduled appointments, performed follow-up calls 

Advised customers on products and services

Worked closely with clients to their satisfaction

Dec 1994 - Mar 1999

College Rock Music Director/DJ/Office Assistant

KUMD - Duluth Public Radio

Coordinated marketing and fundraising for College Rock segment of station’s programming

Hired and trained volunteer on-air talent

Assisted Development Director with overall station development operations

Assisted staff with annual pledge drive tasks

Performed on-air and off-air station duties 

Represented organization at public events

Education

Education
2006 - 2007

http://www.iusb.edu

Completed coursework in Women's Studies. 4.0 GPA, Dean's List - 2 semesters.

Skills

Skills

Spanish

Web Development

Designed, created and maintained the website for the annual benefit production of Michiana Monologues: www.michianamonologues.org

Public Relations

HR - Staffing and Recruiting

HR - Payroll

Product/Brand Management

Brainstorming/Teamwork

Office Management

Event Coordination

HR - Training and Development

Heavy Phones

Administrative Support

Grassroots Marketing

Internet Proficiency

MS Office