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Work experience

Oct 2011Present

Admin Assistant - Assisted Living

Howe Sound Rehabilitation Services Society
  • Write letters and other methods of correspondence for internal communication
  • Ensure adequate staffing levels; administer and process vacation requests; track leaves of absence; create and maintain monthly rosters; call out shifts to fill vacancies
  • Employ human capital management software (ADP) for payroll processing
  • Maintain the database of tenant and stakeholder contact information and keep organized records of important staff and Society information
  • Ability to manage multiple concurrent projects, meet deadlines and prioritize workload
May 2013Aug 2013

BC Used Oil Ambassador

Grey Vancouver
  • Built online presence through blog posts updated 2-3 times a week ( and by engaging audience via regular twitter updates (@BCUsedOil signed “-SS”)
  • Attended community events and liaise with government officials in each community throughout the province to raise awareness about the programs amongst the general public, build on relationships and gain insight on success of programs so far
  • Managed key elements of the program, including daily route management and driving; maintaining appointment and meeting calendar; promotional product inventory; creating activity reports and photo diary; ongoing communication with direct reports on program status; and invoice expenses
  • Met with stakeholders to build relationships; ensure adequate supply of marketing supplies, pamphlets, etc.; gather feedback on the program; and recruit new facilities
  • Represent stewardships when speaking with collectors, consumers and the media, and speak enthusiastically and intelligently about used oil recycling
Sep 2011Aug 2013


Toastmasters, Kwantlen

  • Present ideas in the form of speeches to complete projects laid out in speech manuals and critical and constructive feedback to other members’ work
  • Volunteer for weekly roles to ensure smooth and efficient meetings
May 2012Sep 2012


Toastmasters, Kwantlen

  • Website and social media account maintenance: incorporated Google document and uploaded executive intros (
  • Established an email system for all club executives for uplifted communication standards
  • Scheduled and chair the monthly executive committee meetings and manage procedural matters in the conduct of the meeting and to apply Robert’s Rules of Order
  • Oversee all administrative operations of the club and ensure club officers meet Toastmasters International’s officer and meeting standards
  • Work together with club’s leaders to achieve success in the Distinguished Club Program by encouraging educational achievements, building and maintaining membership, attending club officer training, and submitting dues, officer lists, and other documents on time
Oct 2011Apr 2012

Executive Assistant

Toastmasters, Kwantlen
  • Introduced and published weekly club newsletter employing ConstantContact, to increase member engagement
  • Managed club files, handle club correspondence, and take the minutes at each club meeting and executive committee meeting
  • Stay current on all new developments via the Leader Letter and the announcements published on the Toastmasters website and update club members regarding the same
May 2010Jan 2012

Office Administrator

Real Estate Agent

  • Produced and designed various marketing documents such as: print and online ads, and flyers via Word Publisher
  • Managed, updated and interlinked various marketing resources on social media portals (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn) and newsletter producing websites (Constant Contact, Mail Chimp)
  • Exercised excellent telephone etiquette while dealing with businesses and individual clients
  • Worked daily with different customer relations management software, MS Office Suite applications, internet applications and website building software
  • Worked independently with minimal supervision in office as well as from home



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