Susan Voelker

Susan Voelker

Work History

Work History
2007 - Present

Associate Manager, Operations & Special Events

Everyone Reading (formerly Int'l Dyslexia Assoc. - New York)
  • Annual Conference planning
    • Acquire sponsors, advertisers, and exhibitors
    • Arrange speakers schedules and accommodations
    • Organize promotional materials, staff and event management
  • Design marketing materials for programs
    • Informational web materials
    • Press releases and weekly mass emails
    • Professional dev workshops
  • Grant correspondence and fundraising campaigns
    • Write grant applications, thank you letters, and direct fundraising campaigns
    • Track income and expenses from programming and grants in reports working in conjunction with organizations bookkeeper
2006 - 2007

Education and Events Manager

Titanic: the Artifact Exhibition
  • Creating educational materials and informational handouts for students k-12 and staff
  • Presenting history lessons & artifact related demonstrations at schools and community centers
  • Planning on-site events, such as gatherings for organizations, history groups, and seniors
  • Researching and cultivating groups for on-site visits 
2005 - 2007

Co-coordinator and Founder of Events

Indie Craft Experience

The Indie Craft Experience is a twice a year market and entertainment event featuring independent designers and vendors of clothing, accessories, and crafts.  The market has grown into a two day event at Centennial Olympic Park in Atlanta, GA from its roots as an evening art/fashion/music and market in 2005 at a local art space.

  • Program and budget management
  • Event volunteer coordination
  • Branding the event and promotional materials
  • Securing funding through vendor recruitment and advertising
  • Press releases and advertisement
2006 - 2006

Co-coordinator and Founder of Event

Atlanta Yoga Conference

The Atlanta Yoga Conference continues to draw instructors and yoga practitioners from around Atlanta and the southeast. Highlighting the many styles of yoga and the many brilliant teachers of Atlanta, the conference has grown in size and scale and is now held each year at Urban body studios.

  • Event promotions
  • Program planner and teacher recruitment
  • Securing funds and financial management
  • Managing registration and overseeing event
2001 - 2004

Member of Board of Directors

Eyedrum Art and Music Gallery
  • Curator of multiple shows
  • Operations for visual and performing arts events
  • Selection of artists for visual exhibitions, plan yearly exhibit calendar
  • Fundraising through art auctions, large scale visual art shows and donor solicitation
  • Volunteer coordinator

Education

Education
2006 - 2007

Masters of Business Administration (18 credits completed)

http://www.gsu.edu

Credits received in Accounting, Marketing, Business Law, Presentation Skills, Economics for Managers,  Enterprise and Entrepreneurship

Aug 1997 - May 2001

Bachelors of Arts

http://www.emory.edu

Spring 2000 semester study in London.  University of Rochester program included study of contemporary art and theater including gallery and museum visits and weekly play attendance.

  • Intern to Talks Director Institute of Contemporary Art 2000 London, England
  • Education Intern Atlanta Contemporary Art Center1999 Atlanta,Georgia

Summary

Software Proficiency

  • Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Access, and Outlook
  • Adobe Acrobat, Photoshop, Illustrator, and Quark

Professional Development Trainings

  • The Press Release and Beyond - Non Profit Coordinating Committee
  • Does your Website Work? - Non Profit Coordinating Committee
  • Organizational Tools- New York Society of Association Executives
  • Marketing and Branding Institute - New York Society of Association Executives
  • Fundraising on the web Webinar
  • Cvent event creation and management Webinars