Social media savvy professional with 10+ years of experience in administration and human resources within the government, nonprofit and private sectors. I bring to the table a can-do attitude, creativity, strong analytical skills and an ability to think outside the box.

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Social media savvy professional with 10+ years of experience in administration and human resources within the nonprofit, private and government sectors. I bring to the table a can-do attitude, creativity, strong analytical skills and an ability to think outside the box.



Communication Skills

Content Development


Relationship Building





Microsoft Windows and Mac OS

Microsoft Office Suite, iWork, various HRM Systems, Contribute, FrontPage, Basic HTML, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Amplify, Flickr, Wordpress, Tumblr and other social media platforms, Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite 5


Social Media Club, DC (Community & Content Management) 

DC PR Flacks



Official Blogger for Digital Capital Week 2010

Rated 2nd top microblogger for Digital Capital Week 2010


Human Resource Generalist Certificate Program, Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), 2006; Essentials of Human Resource Management Certificate Program, SHRM, 2006;  University of MD, University College; Coppin State College (course of study: psychology/human resources)

Work History

Work History
Nov 2008 - Present


Tamara M. Rasberry

Founder/Editor/Writer, ms. rasberry’s world blog. Write blog posts on various topics. Provide guest posts for other blogs. Create editorial schedules and content. Based on client goals, develop and implement new media strategies to include use of various platforms to increase social presence and build brand awareness. Manage and provide guidance to team of four interns. Utilize various analytical tools to gauge effectiveness of strategies. Monitor conversations and engage online communities. Advise on webpage and blog layout Conduct blogger outreach on behalf of clients. Write PR content such as client bios. 

Aug 2010 - Present

Staffing Consultant/Account Manager

Nonprofit HR Solutions

Manage the HR Cooperative (service providing virtual HR support to small nonprofits.)Fulfill client staffing needs. Develop and maintain relationships with clients and potential clients. 

Jul 2009 - Aug 2010

Associate Human Resources Consultant

Nonprofit HR Solutions

Provided onsite and virtual support to nonprofit clients to include: administration of benefits; development and presentation of new hire orientation; and mediation of employee relations issues. Utilized social media to enhance company’s online presence. Microblogged Nonprofit HR Conferences.

Aug 2009 - Nov 2009

Human Resources Specialist


Managed benefits administration and contract development. Advised on employee relations issues.

May 2009 - Oct 2009

Human Resources Manager

Jones Networking

(Contract - International Business & Technical Consultants, Inc)

Provided full-service human resources functional support to include benefits administration, on-boarding, and development of employment contracts. Revised employment contracts to reduce company liability. Created new employee handbook. Managed 401(k) vendor transition. Researched how employment law was applied in countries in which the company did business. 

Sep 2006 - May 2008

HR Generalist/Special Projects Manager

Nonprofit HR Solutions

Provided onsite client support. Developed employee policy and procedure handbooks and benefits summaries. Managed all aspects of internal and external special events and conferences. Conducted personnel audits. Hosted webcasts on topics of relevance to nonprofit employers and jobseekers. Developed content for career management website. Used Adobe Contribute and MS FrontPage to update multiple websites Created marketing materials and budgets. Trained and mentored HR Assistant and HR Coordinator.

Sep 2005 - Sep 2006

Human Resources Coordinator/Office Manager

Nonprofit HR Solutions

Assisted with administration of client human resources plans and programs. Provided input for development and implementation of personnel policies and procedures. Administered client benefit plans to include claims resolutions, enrollment/changes and communications to clients. Created client memos, newsletters and e-bulletins. Full life-cycle recruitment of administrative and entry-level professionals. Interviewed candidates and conducted new hire orientations. Developed and maintained positive relationships with client organizations. Identified new clients through research, marketing and networking. Conducted research on HR related issues, primarily employment/labor law and benefits. Established high-touch level of customer service with all clients.Developed and maintained filing system for vendors and HR subject matter.

Oct 2004 - Aug 2005

Recruiting Coordinator & Human Resources Assistant

Willmott & Associates

Recruiting Coordinator                               June - Aug 2005

Human Resources Assistant                     Oct - Dec 2004

(Contract -Citibank; Requested by manager for second assignment)

Screened and tracked status of incoming resumes; submitted to hiring managers. Conducted telephone interviews of Financial Associates and completed reference checks. Attended job fairs to promote interest in employment with Citibank. Created spreadsheets and compiled data relating to recruitment. Prepared pre-employment and new hire orientation packages. Ensured that closed requisition files contained required documentation. Conducted audit of I-9 and personnel files. Contacted employees to request missing personnel documents. Created tracking system for Employment Eligibility (I-9) Forms to ensure compliance.

Dec 2004 - Apr 2005

Human Resources Assistant

American Public Transportation Association

Scheduled interviews, prepared applicant folders and new hire packages; administered testing. Developed system to maintain and purge Form I-9s. Planned events: Employee Benefits Fair and New Employee Luncheons. Transmitted all benefits changes to insurance carriers; processed and reconciled monthly invoice. Posted vacancies internally and externally. Maintained employee files and updated information in ABRA HRMS. Designed and developed content for monthly employee newsletter. Generated monthly employee and benefits census reports. Managed employee SmartBenefits program.

Apr 2002 - Oct 2004

Human Resources Assistant

American Bankers Association

Created HR Assistant procedure manual and informational brochure for distribution to applicants. Streamlined processes and created forms to increase departmental efficiency. Researched and implemented applicant diversity outreach process. Developed and managed relationships with employment agencies. Screened resumes, conducted phone screens, scheduled interviews, and administered testing. Conducted degree verifications and reference checks; input background checks. Assisted with new hire orientation. Responded to Human Resources policy/procedure inquiries from employees. Data compilation (ex. exit interview results, applicant testing statistics.)Coordinated temp request procedure; Prepared and processed invoices for temporary employee services. Researched and reported on employment eligibility requirements and hiring of foreign citizens. Generated personnel actions, offer and regret letters, and new hire and termination packages. Managed annual flu shot and bi-annual blood drive programs. Posted vacancies (Intranet/Internet) and updated weekly vacancy report. Updated UltiPro HRMS with position requisition, applicant flow and I-9 information.

Apr 2001 - Apr 2002

Administrative Assistant

Food & Friends

Represented organization at United Way / Combined Federal Campaign fairs. Used MS Access databases to track information on donors, volunteers and event participants. Maintained files, cataloged all media material, prepared and distributed organization information/press packets. Coordinated purchase, distribution, inventory and sale of promotional items. Made travel arrangements, scheduled meeting rooms & catering and ordered supplies. Proofread and edited documents prepared by Development staff members.

Apr 2000 - Apr 2001

Personnel Assistant

U.S. Department of Agriculture/APHIS

Served as HR contact for ethics training; prepared materials for implementation of Ethics program. Conducted initial reviews of Confidential Financial Disclosure reports and maintained tracking process. Researched financial holdings of employees via the Internet. Reviewed various websites to stay abreast of new regulations and issues. Provided management officials with information concerning recurring reports.

Apr 1999 - Apr 2000

Office Automation Clerk

U.S. Department of Agriculture/APHIS

Gathered statistical data and research information for Departmental reports. Determined and logged due dates for correspondence and action items. Composed correspondence to inform employees and counterparts of instructions and deadlines. Input and transmitted time & attendance data and personnel actions. Processed travel authorizations & vouchers and prepared training requests. Coordinated office moves and staff logistics. 



Coppin State College

University of MD University College

Benjamin Banneker High School