Alumni relations executive with strong communication skills and attention to detail. Progressive experience managing a variety of relationships and capital programs, as well as Human resources experience, inclusive of recruitment, hiring and talent development.
Workers' compensation knowledge
07/2008 to 06/2013
DirectorTHE WHEELER SCHOOL – Providence, RI
Responsible for the planning and implementation of programs and projects that strategically engage parents and alumni in strengthening programs and provide tangible benefits to alumni and current students.
Partner with development colleagues to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward alumni giving; and serve as a liaison between the Alumni Association and the academic and administrative leadership.
Collaborating with colleagues in the administrative offices (including, but not limited to Admissions, Development, Public Affairs and Student Affairs) and the schools to create and maintain pathways for alumni participation that advance the goals of the school.
Plan, implement and promote alumni programs that support the school's strategic plan as well as the goals of the Collaborate with the Head of School and Director of Communications to promote school initiatives and overall development mission and goals with the parent and alumni groups.
Plan and manage all alumni events Responsible for recruiting and managing the Alumni Association Board, through long term relationships with a wide range of 3,500 alumni locally, regionally, nationally and internationally, through regular communication via direct contact, e-mail blasts, alumni webpages, print publications and social media.
Guarantee School's vision and messaging are incorporated into alumni programs, events and activities.
Conceptualized and orchestrated Alumni Metro Clubs in Boston and New York resulting Wheeler's most highly attended regional alumni events to date (add percentage here).
Assists Director of Communications to with the implementation of increased engagement and cultivate diverse alumni demographic.
Responsible for controlling and managing Alumni Relations budget of $92,000.
Recruit, train and manage up to 200 parent volunteers for the Parent's Association, Mentor Program, Tour Guide Program, parent programming and events Market, manage and coordinate with volunteers, vendors, constituents and public to ensure The Clothing and More Sale (approximate $80,000 annual gross) and The Big Event, continue to be Wheeler's two biggest fundraisers (approximate $260,000 annual gross).
Responsible for creating and executing new family orientations, inclusive of school wide communication systems, and volunteer opportunities.
Responsible for the Co-Creating and Co-Editor of the Wheeler Weekly Word, a weekly electronic newsletter sent to approximately 1700 parents.
09/2007 to 06/2008
Wheeler AssociateThe Wheeler School – Providence, RI
Administrative assistance for 25 million dollar Campaign.
01/1999 to 12/2001
Human Resources Co-DirectorMURDOCK WEBBING COMPANY, INC – Central Falls, RI
Recruited, hired, placed, oriented new hires, Executives to Loom Fixers, in Rhode Island and North Carolina facilities with 200 employees.
Represented Company in Workmen Compensation cases in both states.
Worked with Company Executives to ensure OSHA laws in both starts were adhered to.
Maintained relationships with several Health Insurance Brokers in order to offer best health benefits possible.
Initiated company wellness program by bringing in healthy vending machines, creating a work out room in the mill, painting a "walking track" in the mill and began weight lose "challenges".
Administered compensation, benefits and performance management systems and safety and recreation programs.
Analyzed and modified compensation and benefits policies to establish competitive programs and ensure compliance with legal requirements.
Coordinated work activities of subordinates and staff relating to employment, compensation, labor relations and employee relations.
09/1997 to 01/1999
Management TraineeMurdock webbing Comany, Inc – Central Falls, 02863, RI
04/1991 to 06/1996
Human Resources DirectorSPOT BAGEL BAKERY – Seattle, WA
Identified a need for a Human Resources Department as company grew from 15 to 200 employees.
Worked with company attorneys and owner to create and print first Employee Handbook.
Recruited, hired and oriented executive, sales, retail and wholesale bakery staff.
Administered performance evaluation process to ensure all evaluations were done within company standards and audited for possible deficiencies or discrepancies within employment records.
Negotiated company employee benefits with brokers such as group insurance, life, medical and dental, and first 401K.
Managed all miscellaneous functions such as updating employee bulletin boards, special activities, newsletters, and any other special programs.
Human Resource Certification: The University of Washington -
Bachelor of Arts: Political Science and AnthropologyConnecticut College - Political Science and Anthropology
Diploma: The Wheeler School -
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