Public relations and communications specialist adept at media relations, special events coordination, issues management and community relations. Personable Public Relations who works tirelessly at building effective relationships with Faculty, staff, vendors, media professionals and staff members. Highly deadline-driven.
Fluent in English and Spanish
Talented public speaker
Excellent interpersonal skills
Exceptional attention to detail
Strong written and verbal communication skills
to 01/2013 University of Miami – Coral Gables,
UM Public Relations Experience Program
St. Jude Angels and Stars Gala
PGA Tour Cadillac Championship
Homestead Miami Speedway - NASCAR
Coconut Grove Bed Race
UM PRSSA Fashion Show
Miami Book Fair International
A Conversation with Bravo TV's Andy Cohen
to Current University of Miami – Coral Gables,
Business Operations Monitor and reconcile school accounts per budget allocations.
Oversee the expenditure control for special projects.
Process/review vendor contract agreements per fiscal year.
Manage the school's petty cash fund.
Develop, manage, and maintain relationships with other departments within the University as well as external vendors in order to ensure the completion of special projects.
Compose written correspondence with regard to fiscal affairs and other administrative services.
Serve as liaison to vendors, faculty, students, staff, and department Chairs.
Answer questions on all related policies and procedures, as well as review problems and special requests with regard to budget control, various ongoing special programs, and administrative services.
Process DHRS documents such as new hires, promotions, overloads, separations, salary changes, clearance checklists and other Human Resources related duties as needed.
Process/review check requisitions, business expense reimbursements, purchase orders, purchasing cards, travel requests, and donation transmittals for faculty, staff, and students per policy compliance.
Supervise and delegate work to work-study students.
Train office managers and staff members as needed.
to 12/2007 University of Miami – Coral Gables,
Responsible for monitoring and managing the fiscal reporting of the Senate budget
Senior Staff Associate01/2006
to 12/2006 University of Miami – Coral Gables,
Conducted New Employee Orientations for all UM Faculty and Staff.
Served as onsite benefits representative for all UM Faculty and Staff.
Provided daily administrative support for all UM Faculty and Staff, including resolving inquiries of medical/dental benefits, benefits deductions, benefits policies and procedures, tracking incoming requests, and completing requests for employee verification of benefits.
Served as liaison between University employees and Insurance providers in regards to claims, system errors, and data reports.
Assisted with the planning and preparation of UM Benefits Health Fairs and special events related to employee medical and dental benefits.
Processed employee benefit enrollments and change requests in DHRS system.
Maintained ongoing monthly reports and processed necessary corrections as needed.
Assisted supervisor in preparing and testing the online PowerPoint tutorial with voice sound recording explaining the 2007 Employee Benefits.
Tutorial currently being used by the University.
to 01/2006 University of Miami – Coral Gables,
Responsible for handling all employee records, files, requests, and inquiries for letters L-Z including the handling of new hire paperwork, I-9, performance appraisals, medical records, employee/supervisor memo's, etc.
Processed and approved all DHRS employee assignments for letters L-Z.
Provided administrative support for all UM employees, including inquiry of sick and vacation time, policies and procedures, faxing and completing verifications of employment, and receiving and filing confidential documents in employee files.
Completed individual requests sent to HR within an expected 24-hour turnaround i.e.; My UM online requests, payroll, system inquiries, departmental, supervisor, webpage changes, and updates.
Supervised Work-Study student employees.
Assisted supervisor with webmaster assignments for the maintenance of the UM Human Resources website.
Assisted with the planning and preparation of departmental workshops and special events.
Conducted HR Forms Training sessions for all university departments and employees as needed.
Performed research on internet and various databases as needed.
Projected management and development of Tegrity HR Forms Online-Training presentation for all employees.
to 12/2003 Kristi House – Coral Gables,
Answered/screened referral client telephone calls and assigned cases to social workers per rotation log.
Created, organized, and maintained files on all referred cases for Kristi House services.
Administered satisfaction surveys to families upon first visit and 90-day visit; compiled results for periodic review by the Program Director.
Attended Case Coordination Team & Research Committee meetings, recorded meeting minutes and distributed these to all parties in a timely manner.
Recorded demographic information on all children referred to Kristi House services.
Compiled monthly, quarterly, and annual reports on all open and closed cases; assisted Program Director with reporting procedures.
Candidate Services Administrator01/2003
to 07/2003 Right Management Consultants – Maitland,
Provided administrative support for staff and clients.
Completed individual client work files within the expected 24-hour turnaround.
Assisted with the planning and preparation of group workshops and special events.
Conducted orientation sessions.
Performed research on internet and various databases.
Managed reference library publications.
Senior Supplier Quality Administrative Assistant08/1998
to 12/2003 TI Group Automotive Systems – Sanford,
Produced and monitored corporate wide database reports.
Responsible for meeting minutes, ordered office supplies, and monitored vacation/training logs for the department.
Followed up with outbound calls to vendors to provide support on requests and handled inquiries.
Served as liaison between employees, vendors, and immediate supervisor.
Traveled with supervisor to conduct training for sister plants in Michigan.
Bachelor of Science: CommunicationCurrentUniversity of Miami-
FLPublic Relations major Business Management minor Expected graduation date: December 18, 2014 E-board Treasurer, UM PRSSA