Sonya Starnes

  • Washington US-DC
Sonya Starnes

Work History

Work History
Jan 2010 - Present

Financial Specialist

Affiliated Community Counselors
  • maintain the organization’s financial records using the Quickbooks accounting program,
  • forecast cash flow and manage budget for struggling non-profit
  • Manage marketing through Google Adwords, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and WUSA9
  • Website editing
  • Partnered with American University professor to develop new website.Serve as agency point-of-contact for computer science class that is working on our site.
  • Manage vendor relations.Pay vendors.Manage budget.Currently assessing need for new phone system in relation to upcoming move.Obtained bid from vendor.Will compare with cost of moving current phone system.
  • Provide financial forecasts and budgets to board and clinical director.
May 2009 - Present

Vice President of Outreach

Global Language Network (GLN)

  • Serve on executive board of non-profit language education provider.
  • Develop strategy on project-specific marketing activities as well as program marketing strategy
  • Support fundraising, marketing events
  • Public speaking on behalf of organization
  • Research language education market in DC and make recommendations as to market opportunities.
Feb 2010 - Mar 2011

Intern

EZGSA

Assist in the writing and production of proposals.

Jan 2008 - Feb 2009

Intern

Washington Division of URS

Served in business development unit.  Edited weekly digest of opportunities.  Contributed to market research profiles and competitive analysis.

Aug 2007 - Dec 2007

Research Assistant

American University

Edited articles for finance professor.

Jan 1999 - Aug 2003

Licensure Specialist

NC Department of Public Instruction

Evaluated applications for licensure and acted as consultant to school system administrators and university education program staff.

Education

Education
Aug 2007 - May 2009

MBA

American University

Coursework in Finance, Marketing, Accounting, IT, consulting

Homberger Award recipient (merit-based scholarship)
Aug 1987 - May 1991

BA

Davidson College

International Study Abroad:L’Universite de Paul Valery, Montpellier, France,1990

Skills

Skills

Research

Worked as research assistant to finance professor.

Business Development

Identified appropriate opportunities for unit. Analyzed competition. Made recommendations regarding business opportunities.

Strategy

Serve on executive board of non-profit language education provider. Develop strategy on project-specific marketing activities as well as program marketing strategy Support fundraising, marketing events Public speaking on behalf of organization Research language education market in DC and make recommendations as to market opportunities.

Government Contracting

Assist in the writing and production of proposals Track GSA database to watch for changes in schedules Advise client in preparation of government proposal As part of two-person team, manage clients who have obtained a GSA contract and must meet requirements to comply with and maintain the contract.

Finance

Maintain organization's financial records, forecast cash flow, a/p, a/r, payroll

Summary

MBA in Finance in Emerging Markets, American University; BA, English, Davidson College; Financial Specialist, Affiliated Community Counselors; Global Language Network (GLN), Vice President of Outreach

Interest

Guitar, Theatre, Reading, Movies, Games

References

References

Jack Eisenstein

Former Supervisor

Zarko Palankov

President of organization for which I volunteer

Ellery Owens

Supervisor