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Microsoft Office Manager

Toronto, ON, Canada
April 29, 2016

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*** ****** *****, ***** ****, ON M9L 1L2

647-***-**** /

Summary of Qualifications

Strong oral and written communication skills, with excellent written and verbal aptitude, and an Arthur of 4 published books

Vast experience in searching, writing, editing and proofreading for various creative writing projects, program development, and grant proposals

Experienced and trained in needs assessment, community organizing, group facilitation, and program management and evaluation

Knowledge of community resources and issues faced by various cultural groups

Strong interpersonal skills with an ability to work effectively in a multicultural environment, and a commitment to uphold anti-discrimination, anti-oppression and community development

Strong computer skills especially Microsoft office (word and excel)

Employment Experience

Coordinator/Facilitator 2012 - 2015

Centre for Creative Writing & Human Development Calgary, Alberta

Researched information and funding opportunities, wrote donation letters and small scale neighbourhood grant proposals to gather support for the program

Received six consecutive grants from the Northern Lights for our creative writing program

Prepared reports and made recommendations about program structure and outcomes

Planned, coordinated and managed weekly community literacy and creative writing initiatives and workshops

Coordinated program outreach and orientation, as well as volunteer recruitment and training

Provided program information to teachers, volunteers and interested community members

Developed a Creative Writing Program that was published and aired on Shaw TV for 10 days by the City of Calgary

Donation Coordinator 2014 - 2015

Samaritan’s Purse Calgary, Alberta

Acknowledged and confirmed donations from contributors by phone, informed them about new and upcoming projects, tracked and recorded client data and communication

Outreach by phone to identify potential donors and partners from individuals and the community

Compiled contact lists for potential donors for future campaigns

Provided information to donors and prospect donors, on future agency partnerships and projects

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Community Liaison Worker 2012 - 2013

North of McKnight Community Resource Centre Calgary Alberta

Composed and submitted grant proposals for funding of community projects to generate resident involvement, participation and interaction assisting with outreach, orientation and training.

Assisted applicants in developing project ideas and completing application forms for grants

Co-planned grant recipients orientation workshops and supported them throughout their projects by providing relevant information and answering questions

Represented Northern Lights at community activities, events, individual/group discussions and neighborhood organizations resulting in increased grant applications and new partnerships

Reviewed and documented client feedback, collated pictures and purchase receipts from funding recipients for record and promotional purposes

Community Organizer 2012 - 2013

Ethno-Cultural Council of Calgary Alberta Calgary, Alberta

Organized, in partnership with local community agencies, to host workshops on entrepreneurship (Turning Your Passion into Profit)

Created outreach strategies to inform residents about up-coming events by distributing flyers, visiting homes, and meeting people in the community to promote awareness and community engagement on issues/projects in the area

Led a community based interfaith discussion group to explore ways of engaging residents

Conducted asset mapping of essential services in the area to assist newcomers and local residents to meet their needs in the community

Employment Services Administrator 2010 - 2011

Goodwill Employment Services Toronto Ontario

Conducted intake assessments and registration of clients to obtain employment history, educational background and short/long term career goals

Identified multiple barriers faced by newcomers, disadvantaged youths and assisted them to overcome obstacles by identifying relevant resources in the community to meet their needs

Prepared clients for employment by providing job readiness skills, facilitated job search workshops, resume and cover letter writing and critiquing sessions

Prepared client for interview through question and answer periods and mock interviews, answered phone calls and contacted clients to remind them of their upcoming appointments


Diploma in Career and Employment Counselling – George Brown College, Toronto, Canada

B.Sc. Business Administration – Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville, TN USA

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