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Assistant Human Resource

Location:
Woodbridge, Virginia, 22191, United States
Posted:
March 06, 2011

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AQUITA BROWN

***** **** ****** ***** abhrvb@r.postjobfree.com

Woodbridge, VA 22191 (317)***-****

PROFESSIONAL PROFILE

Organized, articulate Administrative Professional with 3+ years of progressively responsible

experience in the strategic areas of administrative operations, information management, and

public affairs. Excellent organizational skills, research, and communications capabilities.

Demonstrate ability to prioritize tasks, meet time sensitive deadlines, and work independently to

achieve goals.

CORE QUALIFICATIONS

Administrative Expertise: Comprehensive executive-level administrative and technical

expertise. Skilled in developing, implementing and managing office procedures and

policies, with extensive experience providing informational, logistical and technical support

for meetings, conferences and special events.

Computer Skills: Broad-based computer software knowledge and database management

expertise. Proficient in MicroSoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Raisers Edge, Adobe

Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, Dreamweaver, HTML, People Track, Outlook, and Share

Point systems. Extensive expertise in creating tables, graphs, charts, spreadsheets,

reports, specialized correspondence and multimedia presentations. Valued for ability to

organize computer data files to improve productivity and mange information.

Research and Analysis: Adept at researching, analyzing, extracting and archiving data

for development reports and subject-matter files.

Communications Skills: Polished oral and written communications skills. Well-

developed interpersonal skills. At ease interfacing with top executive, government leaders,

clients, customers, and vendors.

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

Savannah College of Art and Design, 1600 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30309

Master of Arts-Arts Administration 2007-Present

Defense Intelligence School, Fort Mead, Maryland

Public Affairs Certification 2011

University of Indianapolis, 1400 East Hanna Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46227

Bachelor of Fine Arts-Studio Art and Business Administration 2002-2006

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Public Affairs Assistant November 2009 to Present

Wounded Warrior Regiment 40 hours per week

1930 Hill Road, Quantico, VA 22134

Supervisor: Jill Leyden (703)***-****

Serve as the Regiment’s official contact with the public, utilizing all possible media

information channels including television, radio, newspapers, magazines and personal

contacts with local and civic groups, in order to present information concerning the

Regiment’s activities and achievements. Update and maintain media contact list on

SharePoint.

Serve as the official spokesperson for the Regimental Commander in outlining the goals

and mission of the organization. Answer all media queries and information requests in a

timely fashion and keeps fact sheets updated to be able to provide prompt answers.

Plan, direct and coordinate media and general public involvement in various events such

as Armed Forces Day, Open Houses and tours for civilian (unofficial) visitors.

Conduct the Regiment’s internal information program with responsibility for informing all

employees about departmental, command and Wounded Warrior programs, activities and

news. Assist staff members with press interviews to ensure the WWR

message/information is consistent.

Develop and disseminate information through the Regimental newspaper plus command

channels information concerning the mission, programs and general information

concerning the Regiment for release to employees and the general public.

Serve as the Regiment’s editor with the responsibility of all elements involved in producing

publications in conformance to DoD guidelines. Writes and edits communication products

including; feature articles, press releases, talking points, website/social media content and

factsheets.

Photograph WWR programs and events. Reviews photographs and graphics for quality

and composition and selects the most newsworthy for inclusion in the Regiment’s

newsletter, website and Marine Corps publications.

Utilize Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator to edit, format, and design page layouts

for the Regiment publications, assuring that copies are prepared properly for on-line and

print publications.

Draft and implement Regimental policy letters. Assist with the development and execution

of the strategic communications plans to advance the Regiment’s mission, outreach and

programs.

Public Affairs Assistant June 09 –November 09

Navy Facilities Engineering Command 40 hours per week

1300 M Street NW, Washington, DC 20008

Supervisor: Ginny Bueno, (202) ***- ****

Utilize journalistic and artistic skills to produce informative and creative communications

products such as articles, press releases, brochures, posters, banners, website content and

video footage for internal and external purposes.

Write and proofread written material for accuracy and formatting; ensure that all materials

have source information attached; and incorporate revisions to page proofs.

Photograph and take notes at employee award ceremonies, new employee orientations and

other NAVFAC events.

Assist in the management of NAVFACs social media tools including Twitter, Facebook, Flickr,

and Vimeo; and maintain/update all visual materials for NAVFAC utilizing Sharepoints.

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Provide administrative assistance to the Public Affairs Staff including organizing records,

photos, and news on projects and activities; arraigning schedules and travel arrangements;

and ensuring that projects were completed in a timely manner.

INTERNSHIPS

Grassroots/ Marketing Coordinator Oct 08 -Jan 09

Salvation Army 40 hours per week

Design and write program related print materials such as brochures, posters, banners, and

mailers

Obtain information for reports, presentations, and briefings

Recruit volunteers by providing presentations, handing out informational brochures, and

calling or e-mailing local schools, organizations, and churches

Human Resource Assistant May 08- Oct 08

Indianapolis Museum of Art 40 hours per week

Analyze and research employment web sites and job boards for HR postings

Contact and respond to inquiries from management and staff regarding data collection

Carry out assignments of a confidential nature on matters of salaries, background checks,

performance reviews, and update employee files

Write, prepare, and organize job descriptions for hiring purposes

Provide administrative support to the Human Resource Department by filing,

photocopying, faxing, mailing, and scanning materials

Marketing and Public Relations Assistant Jan 08-May 08

Atlanta Ballet 25 hours per week

Utilize Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator to edit, format, and design images

Produce hand drawn and computer rendered illustration for marketing purposes

Utilize journalistic skills in preparing press releases, advertisements, and brochure mailings

to prospect donors

Design and develop web pages

Utilize ticket master to process customers ticket orders

Development Assistant Aug 07- Jan 08

National Blacks Art Festival 25 hours per week

Research, analyze, and identify NBAF eligibility for grants on fundraising websites

Write, research, and edit grants for proper format

Update client/ donor database and other correspondences utilizing Raiser’s Edge

Research and analyze collateral from similar organizations for development and

programming purposes

Gather information and assemble necessary materials for office meetings

AFFILIATIONS

High Museum Volunteer (Atlanta, GA)

True Colors Theater Volunteer (Atlanta, GA)

National Zoo (Washington, DC)

Ronald McDonald House (Chicago, IL)

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