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Manager Project

Gilroy, CA
October 23, 2018

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Mary Lou Schar LinkedIn: marylouschar

Gilroy, CA 95020 cell: 408-***-****

Office Manager / Marketing Coordinator

Proficient at planning and organizing, offices, programs, and events with a focus on providing assistance where needed, handling all forms of communication with exceptional technical skills, comfortable interacting at all levels in an organization

Summary of Skills

Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal skills

Able to prioritize multiple tasks independently, manage shifting priorities, and meet deadlines

Exceptional technical and organizational skills with attention to detail and a thirst for learning

Work well independently and in a team setting with shared responsibilities

Expertise with Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Creative Suite, Jive, WebEx Social, WordPress, SharePoint, Alfresco, HTML5 and CSS3, Mac OS and Windows environments

Professional Experience

Marketing Coordinator, Cadence, San Jose, CA 2018-July

Develop concept and content for new corporate website including creation of training materials, manuals, PowerPoint presentations, and video

Point of contact with IT to ensure website functionality, responsible for all editing, technical writing, design behaviors, testing, and user experience

Drive internal and cross functional meetings for content data collection and usability testing with a focus on achieving predetermined behaviors through user centric design

Manage execution of all deliverables, including website launch

Marketing Communication Specialist, Cisco, San Jose, CA 2012-2017

Created compelling graphic and web designs including original graphics, PowerPoint presentations, newsletters, technical writing and training guides for 600+ employees

Administered all aspects of monthly departmental webinars including branding, from inception through distribution of post-event materials, with turnout of 200+ attendees

Published monthly newsletter, including gathering content, editing, layout and typesetting of final production, supporting video, imagery, reference material, and archiving

Designed, coded, and wrote technical material for 12 inter-departmental websites with over 1200 pages, including web-based and individualized training for three platform changes

Implemented new tools and trends to improve user experience and to make content access easier

Graphic Department Project Manager, Worldwide Design, San Jose, CA 2011-2012

Created compelling graphic and web designs that met clients marketing requirements

Interpreted clients’ needs into visual designs precisely aimed at target audiences

Engaged in out-of-box thinking that improved / enhance processes and functionality

Crafted graphical-user interfaces to present data in a logical and organized manner which reduced maintenance time for technicians on complex HVAC systems

Project Manager, Emcor Integrated Solutions, Pleasanton, CA 2009-2011

Managed multiple projects; determined the necessary scope, resources, and time requirements

Administered multi-scale projects under budget ensuring positive revenue streams

Designed and created 3D graphics representing clients HVAC systems

Confirmed system requirements were met, properly integrated, and functioned correctly and trained end-users, thereby increasing customer satisfaction

Office Manager, Abigail Company, Los Altos, CA 2002-2009

Created and managed all forms of communication with clients

Tracked status of contracts from initiation through payment and project completion

Reviewed contracts against requirements to assure all conditions were met

Provided training and designed educational material for associates and clients on tools and planning guidelines


B.S. Web Design and Development / Communications, Full Sail University, Winter Park, FL 2013

Web and Graphic Design, Art Institute of California – Silicon Valley, Sunnyvale, CA

A.A. Technical Arts and Graphics, West Valley College, Saratoga, CA

Technical Arts and Graphics Certificate, College of San Mateo, San Mateo, CA

General Studies (Candidate), University of California, Irvine, CA


Multi Lingual: English – Fluent, American Sign Language, German, French – Basic communication skills – Currently learning Afrikaans

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