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Manager Executive

Toronto, ON, Canada
November 06, 2019

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Negin M. Khorasani

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To obtain the Executive Director role


Over 7 years of experience providing exceptional community education and engagement

coordination along with project management and execution of cultural programs

A creative and courageous leader and an effective team player who is reliable and supportive

Exceptional interpersonal and cross cultural communication skills

Demonstrated effective and courteous approach to internal and external community relations

Excellent project management, supervisory and problem solving skills

Proven writing abilities through publishing articles in magazines such as Heartfulness, Constant

Remembrance, and Tehran Avenue for more than 15 years as well as strong technology skills


Communication and Community Engagement Coordinator

•Identifying cultural/educational goals based on the capacity and characteristics of target audience

•Designing programs, initiatives, and activities to achieve the educational goals

•Monitoring content production for programs and media with respect to diversity of the audience

•Reaching out to organizations, community groups and societies to inform them of the programs and to

invite and encourage their collaboration and participation

•Meeting with the authorities, organizations’ leaders, and iconic members of the community to inform

them of the reasons, objectives, and highlights of the programs

•Identifying and prioritizing the tasks that have to be done on different aspects of each program

•Planning evaluation and monitoring effectiveness of programs and activities for constant betterment

•Identifying and implementing promotion and advertisement strategies for programs and initiatives

•Creating and overseeing work groups to take care of different aspects of the programs and events

•Monitoring the progress of tasks and activities of each work group based on the schedule and

solving the possible problems as well as providing strategic directions

•Facilitating workshops and seminars as well as training and mentoring on an individual and group basis

•Providing excellent communication to ensure increased of clientele satisfaction and community interest

•Answering community members’ enquiries and concerns promptly and knowledgably in regards to

services provided as well as receiving and considering their suggestions


Community Advisor & Trainer, New Earth Estate Feb. 2017 – Present

Zoning Examiner- Planning front desk, Town of East Gwillimbury May 2016 – Present

Architectural Designer, AREA, Architects Rasch Eckler Associates Ltd. Aug. 2015 – May 2016

Architect and Urban planner, SRCM, Chennai, India Jan. – Jun. 2015

Community Education & Engagement Manager Aug. 2012 – Feb. 2014

Tehran Institute for Metropolitan Studies, Tehran, Iran

(A non-profit organization that promotes architecture and urban design to seek solutions to the city’s social issues)

Relevant Responsibilities:

•Initiated and conducted monthly PechaKucha style talks on urban topics for the general public

•Coordinated a work group consisted of activists to find ways for protection of architecture, urban and natural environment heritage sites

•Initiated a work group to conduct annual competitions to achieve the best solutions for the city issues

•Managed a work group to collect the information and studies on the city to create Tehran data-base

•Coordinated and organized an annual cultural festival in Tehran, consisted of talks, art and photo exhibitions, movie screening, music concerts and vendors that presented and highlighted the city’s memories and identity with the goal of attracting citizens attention to the city issues and creating sensitivity in them

Design Architect and Project Manager, Goman Architectural Design Studio, Tehran, Iran Apr. 2010 – Feb. 2014


Professional Mentor, TRIEC Mentoring Partnership in the GTA Jan. 2019 – Present

Board Member, Brock Township Public Library Jan. 2019 – Present

Jane’s Walk City Organizer, Brock Township Nov. 2018 – Present

Member Board of Directors, Brock Community Health Centre Apr. 2017 – Present

IHTP Facilitator and coordinator Jan. 2012 – present

International Heartfulness Training Program (an annual scholarship event), SRCM, India

Trainer, Facilitator, Community Education & Engagement Coordinator, Heartfulness Institute Mar. 2010 – Present

Film Maker Host, TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival), Toronto, Ontario Aug. 2014 – Sep. 2014

Managing Silver Mondays, Private weekly movie screening and film critic session, Tehran, Iran Mar. 2002 – May 2013


Doctorate of Counseling Psychology, California Southern University, Costa Mesa, CA, US Jan 2019 – present

Master of Architecture, Islamic Azad University (IAU), Tehran, Iran Sep. 1992 – Jun. 1999

Thesis: Collective Unconscious Urban Plaza


Nonviolent Communication, Heartfulness Institute, Toronto Jul. 2019

Brighter Minds Facilitator training, Brighter Minds Institute, India Jan. 2015

Heartfulness Trainer training, SRCM (The Natural Path), India Mar. 2010

Experimental Movie Directing, Art University, faculty of entrepreneurship, Tehran, Iran Oct. 2013 - Jan. 2014

Film Critic, Samandarian Art Studies Center, Tehran, Iran Jan. 1995 - Jan. 1996


Fluent in both English and Farsi

References Available Upon Request

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