Accurate, assertive and adaptable administrative assistant who can effectively multi-task in challenging situations and meet critical deadlines.
Areas of Expertise
Perform well in high-demand, fast-paced environments
Quickbooks Expertise; including payroll and taxes
Meticulous attention to detail
Payment tracking systems
Advanced MS Office Suite and Mac knowledge
Front desk management
Employee interviewing and hiring
Volunteer Administrative AssistantJun 2014 to Current Church of the Common Ground － Atlanta, GA
The Church of the Common Ground is a worshiping community of the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta which provides support for the spiritual, social, emotional and physical needs of Atlanta's unhoused men and women.
Worked closely with the founder and performed the following administrative duties: Using Wordpress, created church website from scratch and continuously updated the site with videos, pictures, and graphics Created a dynamic and user-friendly storage system to maximize the limited space in the church van Working within a set monthly budget, I balanced purchasing toiletries, items for lunches and coffee, and purchasing weekly MARTA cards for parishoners Personally canvased individuals for emergency contact information in order to create a spreadsheet of readily available addresses and phone numbers Researched current Episcopalian non-profit guidelines to create a 501c3 grant proposal, ensuring a monthly stipend to continue our Common Soles clinic.
Salon Manager/Executive Administrative AssistantMar 2011 to Oct 2014 PinUpGirl Cosmetics － Atlanta, GA
PinUpGirl Cosmetics was founded in 2006 with the idea to do retro-themed makeup applications and hair dressing in a vintage-inspired atmosphere.
Later, the idea of taking portraits of the client after her look was created came shortly afterward; turning a beauty appointment into an unforgettable experience.
Unfortunately, PinUp Girl Cosmetics closed it's doors October 2014.
Worked closely with the owner and completed the following tasks: Actively scheduled appointments and balanced appointment books for 8 different hair dressers, make-up artists, and photographers Went to bridal, trunk, and trade shows to market our brand to prospective clients and recruit brides to ensure a busy bridal season Scheduled maintenance for our 1930s storefront and oftentimes performed store upkeep myself to save on costs As the only full-time employee, I was solely responsible for all opening and closing procedures including analyzing end of day sales and meeting with sellers periodically to strategize methods for improvement Set-up separate Square accounts for each of our contract employees and regularly monitored, tagged, and rotated inventory for consignment sellers Implemented an aggressive social media marketing strategy which included utilizing my film degree to create videos for our Facebook and Instagram channels, and warm-calling previous clients to re-book appointments Helped hand-pick wardrobe selections for photoshoots and as a personal shopper for clients looking for vintage appeal Used Photoshop to help edit and retouch customer images and utilized graphic design skills to help clients create memorable photo gifts i.e.
photobooks, posters, and stickers.
Shift Manager/ExpeditorApr 2011 to Dec 2013 Uncle Maddio*s Pizza Joint － Atlanta, GA
Uncle Maddio*s Pizza joint is a chain of fast casual dining establishments dedicated to providing one of a kind pizzas and experiences.
Worked closely with the franchise owner and General Manager and completed the following tasks: Cross trained and excelled on every station in the store before primarily working as the store*s lead expeditor Worked with the GM and owner to effectively manage the schedules of our small group of employees Trained new employees various stations throughout the store and developed a more efficient method for cooks and cashiers to communicate By closely monitoring the amount of proteins and vegetables used throughout the shift, I calculated the appropriate amount to prep at the start of each day, largely cutting down on food wastes Myself and other shift leads were given the opportunity to work with the Head Chef of the Maddio*s franchise to taste and help create new pizza flavor profiles When sales where noticeably declining, I brainstormed with the owner and his partner new ways to increase foot traffic by designing and executing several initiatives i.e.
Maddio Monday, Trivia Night on Wednesday, and Saturday morning Painting and Pizza.
Owner/Personal StylistJan 2010 to Aug 2012 StylingSibs － Atlanta, GA
The company was initially created by myself and my sisters as a way to turn something we*ve been doing for years (shopping at thrift stores) into a profitable business venture.
We specialized in creating memorable and eclectic outfits, drawing from each of our specific style sensibilities.
Completed the following tasks: Began the process of creating our online storefront by scouring thrift stores and consignment shops as well as negotiating with estate sellers to purchase wholesale lots Utilizing Wordpress, I created a dynamic website that featured an interactive quiz in which users could determine which stylist would be the best fit Using a DSLR camera, regularly directed, shot, and edited professional photo and video shoots to upload pictures of merchandise and weekly lookbooks to our website and Etsy storefront Was the primary point of contact for online customer inquiries on eBay, our website, and our Etsy shop; thoroughly researching each item to provide a comprehensive history Designed and implemented a variety of promotional tactics to increase brand awareness including hosting several Wine and Wear mixers, where clients paid a nominal fee to enjoy cocktails, hors d*oeuvres, and in person fashion consultations.
CashierNov 2008 to Jan 2010 Panera Bread Company － Atlanta, GA
Panera Bread is a chain of bakery*café quick casual restaurants in the United States and Canada that sells breads, sandwiches, soups, salads, and other bakery items.
Reported to the Store Manager and completed the following tasks: Entrusted with store keys and completing the detailed task of opening the store for every shift, which included performing an inventory count of baked goods for mid-day bakers Regularly trained employees on cashier position Learned our POS system and was tasked with updating the interface to include new and seasonal items Provided back-up assistance to the store manager during peak hours Served as the primary point of contact for our catering orders and was the liaison between the kitchen and the delivery drivers Upsold products at the cash register to successfully meet weekly and monthly goals.
Barista/Associate Shift LeaderOct 2006 to Jun 2008 Starbucks － Warner Robins, GA
Starbucks is an international coffee and coffeehouse chain based in Seattle, Washington and is the largest coffeehouse company in the world, with 17,009 stores in 50 countries, including over 11,000 in the United States, over 1,000 in Canada, and over 700 in the United Kingdom.
Reported to the Store Manager and completed the following tasks: Completed an extensive training module that included learning how to manually pull an espresso shot, and tasting over 50 coffees and teas Trained new employees on memorizing the POS system and our extensive drink and pastry menu Designed and carried out our Friday Night Music Corner, which gave local artists the chance to showcase skills and increased foot traffic and sales dramatically Was the recipient of our *Better Barista* award for several quarters, which is given to baristas who go above and beyond the Starbucks ideal Served as the main visual coordinator tasked with changing out visual displays to feature different local artists.
Education and Training
B.A, Film and Video ProductionGeorgia State University － Atlanta, GAFilm and Video Production