special events planner resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
  • Home: (555) 432-1000
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Compassionate and knowledgeable in the areas of Human Service. Motivated to positively impact program operations and participant success with diligent support. Well-trained in fast paced settings and always seeking ways to enhance strategies and optimize assistance. Highly organized and hardworking with strong attention to detail.

Able to work well in a team setting but can be a self starter and works well independently when given a task.

  • Interdisciplinary teamwork
  • Document management
  • Patient relationship management
  • Care planning
  • Administrative support
  • Program coordination
  • Creative
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse cultures and populations
Special Events Planner, 06/2010 to Current
Atlantis Casino Resort SpaReno, NV,
  • Organize venues, budgets, guest lists, catering and event timeline's
  • Assessed events planning services and related costs
  • Maintained close communication with clients to mitigate service issues
  • Managed catering services, Disc Jockeys, housekeepers and other vendors such as photographers and Videographers
  • Collected fees and booked venues for events
  • Coordinated vendors, timeline's and budgets for events
  • Attended and participated in non-profit events.
  • Recommended money-saving strategies for events
  • Assists in organizing corporate luncheons, dinners and special events
  • Worked closely with clients to assess budget, decor, and other needs associated with the planning of the event
  • Provide personal venue decor and organization (to include room table and floors)
Rural Letter Carrier, 10/2004 to Current
United States Postal ServiceCity, STATE,
  • Handles undeliverable mail in accordance with established procedures
  • Assist customers in receiving oversized parcels by carrying items inside home or business
  • Observed road rules, weather and road conditions and other factors to maintain safe driving record
  • Cleaned and checked over vehicle after completion of all daily deliveries
  • Sort, organized and prepared all mail for delivery
  • Load all mail and parcels (up to 75 pounds) onto LLV (Postal delivery trucks) for delivery
  • Delivered mail in all forms to homes and businesses
  • Collect money for postage and Cash-On-Delivery orders (COD)
  • Answers customer questions, complaints and concerns regarding postal service and regulations
  • Member of the Postal Office's Event planning Committee
  • Assists in organizing Postal parties and events
Family Support Worker / Family Assessment Worker, 10/2001 to 05/2004
Healthy FamiliesCity, STATE,
  • Interviewed clients to assess situations, capabilities and problems.
  • Coordinated all activities involving birth parents in conjunction with in-home support counselors
  • Conferred with clients to discuss options and goals for various services
  • Worked with community resources to engage youth in pro-social activities and help families access services
  • Entered client data in centralized database and maintained up-to-date case records for all clients
  • Facilitated parental workshops and classes to provide support to children in achieving school and academic success.
  • Met with clients to determine necessary services and make treatment recommendations
  • Identified appropriate community resources and provided referrals for services
  • Provided initial home-visits to first time parents and teen parents to be enrolled in the Healthy Families Program - assessing child abuse/neglect, sexual/substance abuse indicators
  • Prepared Social History Reports upon completion of every initial home-visit and home-visit reports after every parent-child visit. Documenting all observations of the parent-child interaction and progress toward goals
  • Provided weekly home-visits to teen parents and first time parents
  • Provided activities and information to encourage parent-child interaction, bonding and parenting skills
  • Assisted parents in crisis situations with obtaining permanent low income housing, WIC, Mental Health facilities and other services as needed on an individual basis
  • Assisted parents with independent living skills, household/money management, developing and maintaining coping skills, goal setting and other skills needed to encourage and build self-esteem
  • Assessed/Recruited over 100 clients into the Healthy Families Program
  • Obtained over 150 hours combined certificated training in Family Assessment, Family Support, substance abuse, home visitin, family dynamics, domestic violence, cultural diversity and child development as required by agency guidelines
  • Facilitated Child Development training and teen parent group meetings quarterly
  • Acted as liaison to connect the Healthy Families program with community and local hospital officials in efforts to build inter-agency relationships
  • Assisted in organizing, developing and planning educational/enrichment events and activities for Healthy Families participants
Adoptions Assistant/Social Worker Assistant, 04/1997 to 06/2000
Lutheran Social ServicesCity, STATE,
  • Collaborated with social workers to support clients and children in the Adoption and Foster Care program
  • Provided administrative support to Social Workers and Supervisors of the Adoption/Foster Care Department
  • Prepared, proofread and edited all Court Reports, Adoption Home Studies and Post Placement Reports
  • Prepared all memorandums and correspondence associated with assisting pre-adoptive parents in obtaining Home Studies
  • Researched information for adult adoptees interested in locating birth parents
  • Maintained agency's confidential adoption database
  • Received and distributed all incoming adoption calls, messages and internal communications
  • Transported children in Foster Care to and from Therapy appointments and birth parent visits
  • Supervised, observed and assessed birth parent visitations as required by court order
Education and Training
: Psychology And Business Law, Expected in to College of Southern Maryland - La Plata, MD
High School Diploma: , Expected in 06/1986 to Forestville High School - Forestville, Maryland,

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School Attended

  • College of Southern Maryland
  • Forestville High School

Job Titles Held:

  • Special Events Planner
  • Rural Letter Carrier
  • Family Support Worker / Family Assessment Worker
  • Adoptions Assistant/Social Worker Assistant


  • Some College (No Degree)
  • High School Diploma

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