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Jun 2011Present

Social Media Intern

United Nations Association in Canada

-Worked with agency partners, internal stakeholders, and community members to develop programs for social media platforms (Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, etc.) in support of the online marketing strategy.-Proofread, published, & monitored all online content in accordance with our best practices.-Working knowledge of HTML and online publishing platforms (WordPress, Tumblr, etc.)-Oversaw external media campaign strategy including effective management of ongoing newspaper, radio, online and television ads.-Curated original online blog content from a wide range of subjects (music, fashion, politics, sports, & technology).-Coordinated and implemented social media marketing communication projects including, social media advertising to create awareness and increase visibility and traffic.-Initiated conversations and moderated through forums, Twitter and blog postings.-Recommended and implemented relevant social media techniques, processes and tools to improve outcomes and efficiency.-Experimented with innovative and alternative ways to leverage social media activities.

Apr 2009Jun 2011

Vice President Equity

York Federation of Students, Local 68

- Promoted The Board's initiatives and activities that aim to raise awareness of discrimination on campus and in the community.- Responsible for ensuring that all activities and endorsements of The Board reflect the anti-oppressive mandate of the Federation.- Ensured that all Directors and Staff receive anti-oppression training within five months of the elected term.- Observed all activities of The Board and those supported by The Board to ensure that they are not exclusionary or discriminatory in nature and address any problems as they arise.- Acted as the official liaison between the Federation and relevant University organizations, offices and departments dedicated to the awareness and elimination of discrimination.- Represented the Federation when issues regarding discrimination and equity are raised in the York University community and need to be addressed.- Worked with the President and Vice President Campaigns & Advocacy to develop political and equity-based campaigns.- Acted as Chair of the Community Service Group The Board and the Equity Committee- Participated as a voting member of the Clubs Committee, and Events Committee.- Represented the Federation on relevant University committees and task-forces concerning use of University space, security, and admissions.- Attended Student Representatives Roundtable with the President all meetings of The Board and the Executive Committee.

Sep 2006Sep 2009

Vice President Communications

Somali Students Association at York University

- Responsible for the maintenance and appearance of the Web Site and other official notice sites including, but not limited to, the bulletin board outside the office.- Distributed information about campaigns, events, and operations over the List-Serv.- Coordinated with other Members to ensure that relevant information is included in the upcoming issue of any relevant student publication.- Responsible for the e-mail account, and ensuring that it is regularly checked and that any questions or concerns arising from it are responded to, in a timely fashion.- Delegated duties, to other Members, where expedient, and where the delegation of such duties is allowed by the Constitution, and any other subsidiary regulation.- Maintained a set number of office hours, as prescribed by the Constitution, which shall not be less than 10 hours per week.

Sep 2006Sep 2009

Communications Director

York University Young Liberals

- Oversaw the media strategy of the York University Young Liberals.- Posted notices of York University Young Liberal events and meetings, as information is available.- Took minutes during all meetings of the Executive Board.- Presented the minutes from the previous Executive Board meeting for approval at each Executive Board meeting.- Made the approved minutes of any Executive Board meeting available to any member of the York University Young Liberals upon request within one (1) week.



Diversity Training
Conflict Resolution
Human Resources Information Systems (HRIS)
Employee Relations
Event Management
Occupational Health
Blog Management
Effective Communication
Online Marketing
Social Media