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Administrative Assistant Project

United States
August 07, 2012

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**** ******** ****** 612-***-****

Minneapolis, MN 55409


Seeking a position to improve the lives of others, by leveraging my talents and motivating and engaging people to work together.


• Seven years non-profit experience including grant writing, event planning and program development

• In-depth knowledge of federal, state and local regulatory agencies, specifically those associated with health care and housing

• Knowledge of fundraising, increasing the individual donor base by 400 people, marketing/communications and social services

• Accomplished grant writer and public speaker

• Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point


Augustana Care

Executive Administrative Assistant 2007 – 2012

• Provided administrative support to Vice President of new Business and executive officers and directors, with a demonstrated ability to improvise, improve procedures and meet demanding deadlines

• Coordinated engagement of four corporate luncheons and staff meetings per month. Developed presentations for meetings and special events

• Assisted Director of Compliance with federal, state, and local regulatory requirements, policies and procedure, documentation, licenses and certificates

• Arranged social events for senior management, negotiating vendor, caterer and service provider contracts for corporate events

• Served as point person for senior management, clients and vendors to ensure proper lines of communication

• Coordinated, wrote, and received Kal Michels Leadership Award; a statewide competition from MN Aging Services for Augustana’s CFO

Barbara Schneider Foundation

Development/Marketing 2004 – 2007

• Assisted with creating and implementing a training program that educated more than 900

• Minneapolis Police Department personnel to interact appropriately with individuals who

are schizophrenic or have other types of mental disabilities

• Planned six fundraising events with audiences ranging from 20-400 individuals

• Increased attendance by 50% at annual fundraising gala. Increased net revnue by 75%

• Developed marketing brochure and packet distributed to 1,000 prospective donors

• Researched and developed a performance evaluation for educational events

• Keynote speaker regarding mental health issues at NAMI community organization.

• Authored and secured grant from Headwaters Foundation for Justice

• Co-authored grant with the Minneapolis Police Department and Council on Crime and Justice

• Assisted board and senior staff with development of annual strategic plan

University of Minnesota, Department of Epidemiology & Pediatrics

Research Coordinator 2005 - 2007

• Responsible for recruitment of research participants

• Implemented research studies including interviews, data collection and reporting results

• Maintained and managed project data base, data entry, and data collection

• Communicated with fellow team researchers on a regular basis on ways to enhance recruitment of research participants, community contact, expectations, and routines

• Co-authored study guide on recruitment and interviewing research subjects


Wellness and Counseling Center, Line Therapist 2001 – 2003 Oshkosh Correctional Institution, Social Work Intern 1999 - 2000

Fox River Industries, Client Support Staff 1999 - 2000

Parent Education Project, Parent Advocate Volunteer 1993 - 1996


Folwer Wainwright, Certifed Professional and Weight Loss Coach 2012

Vital Aging Network, Certificate in Community Leadership 2011

University of Minnesota, Master of Social Work 2005

University of Wisconsin, Bachelor of Social Work 2001


Notary Public, State of Minnesota 2011 - Present

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