Accomplished Volunteer and Event Coordinator with five years experience effectively promoting and enhancing robust community relations programs and maintaining active and positive relationships with businesses, non-profit organizations and the community.
Talented public speaker
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Personable and friendly
Trusted key holder
Creative problem solver
Floor set design expertise
Strong client relations
Social and new media
Promotions and contests
Microsoft Office proficiency
Director of Event ServicesJul 2013 - Current Agape Hospice Care, INCVilla Rica, GA
Planned and implemented events in assisted livings, nursing homes, and senior centers
Assisted the Director of Volunteer Services with recruiting volunteers for events and patient visits.
Wrote press materials and made presentations to media representatives.
Managed and created all social media outlets and monthly newsletters
Attended 15 trade shows each year to preserve company relations with distributors, customers and media personnel.
Planned and organized seminars, meetings and retreats.
Enlisted the support of volunteers and collaborated with businesses and community groups.
Trained and supervised a team of volunteers for the Volunteer Program.
Worked with senior case managers to coordinate team development activities and trainings.
Referred clients to appropriate team members, community agencies and organizations to meet treatment needs.
Educated families and community members about Chronic Disease Management, Alzheimer's Disease, and Caregiving Management
Support Group LeaderMar 2014 - Current Alzheimer's Group of Carroll CountyCarrollton, GA
Plan and attend all support group meetings monthly.
Drafted and edited content for organizational publications, including support member newsletters and event invitations.
Designed and implemented strategic plans for "The Walk to End Alzheimer's.
Increased Alzheimer's awareness and achieved donor targets by hosting the "Alzheimer's Silent Auction and Benefit Dinner."
Directed informational programs per quarter designed to support the community and raise awareness of Alzheimer's Disease.
Assisted the senior community with the "Alzheimer's Family Fun Day" for seniors suffering with Alzheimer's.
Managed social media and website content.
Marketing InternJan 2009 - Jan 2013 Woodland Christian CampTemple, GA
Answered and quickly redirected calls
Planned and coordinated logistics and materials for board meetings, committee meetings and staff events.
Directed guests and routed deliveries and courier services.
Answered and managed incoming and outgoing calls while recording accurate messages.
Maintained a clean reception area, including lounge and associated areas.
Assisted with event planning, including associated travel and logistical arrangements.
Greeted, registered and assigned rooms to campers of cabins
Made and confirmed reservations for camp
Greeted and registered guests and issued wrist bands.
Attended University for staff recruiting
Assisted summer staff with duties such as belaying, life guarding, kayak leader, mountain bike leader, and CPR instructing.
Worked with the Marketing Director with Donor Relations and fundraising for missions.
Cycling Sales Associate Oct 2011 - Feb 2012 Recreational Equipment Incorporated (REI)Atlanta, GA
Stocked and replenished merchandise according to store merchandising layouts.
Priced merchandise, stocked shelves and took inventory of supplies.
Cleaned and organized the cycling department
Alerted customers to upcoming sales events and CO-OP membership.
Handled all customer relations issues in a gracious manner and in accordance with company policies.
Welcomed customers into the store and helped them locate items.
Educated customers about the brands to incite excitement about the company's mission and values, Respect, Integrity, and Balance.
Used time efficiently when not serving customers, including folding clothes and cleaning up shelves.
Followed merchandising guidelines to present visually appealing displays.
Fostered a positive work environment by consistently treating all employees and customers with respect and consideration.
Cultivated a customer-focused shopping environment by greeting and responding to all customers in a friendly manner.
Answered customer telephone calls promptly and in an appropriate manner.
Determined customer needs by asking relevant questions and listening actively to the responses.
Educated my self and others on new brands and products that come into the store.
Bachelor of Arts: Marketing2012 University of West Georgia Carrollton, GA
Member of Christian Campus Fellowship Club
Recipient of the Kristy Davis Memorial Scholarship
Continuing education in Chronic Disease Management, Activity Directing, and Powerful Tool Therapy
Chronic Disease Master Trainer Certified
Powerful Tools Master Trainer Certified
Activity Director Certified
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