Resume

I like to be good at what I do.

Experienced Communications Manager responsible for the strategy and day-to-day operations for all student communications across St. John's University's global campuses.

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Summary

Over 10 years of experience in communicating with diverse audiences and holding editorial responsibilities for project management under tight deadlines and high visibility.

Exceptional aptitude for building relationships, finding order, and producing effective messaging to the highest standards. Energetic, outgoing, and detail oriented.

Contact

Cell +1 347-804-6017

Address 8414 143rd St, Briarwood, N.Y. 11435

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Experience

Student Communications Manager

St. John’s University, Queens, N.Y.
July 2013Present

  • Developed a new student communications strategy with a focus on increasing student engagement, retention, and persistence
  • Established an editorial calendar shared freely across the University with all student communications managed by the Division of Student Affairs
  • Collaborated with stakeholders to develop student communications campaigns (e.g. policy changes, retention campaigns) and offering one-stop solutions
  • Identified and evaluated emerging platforms to engage with current students while analyzing the effectiveness of current platforms and communication channels
  • Initiated and oversaw migration from existing, deprecated platforms to those maintaining or growing audience; revitalized legacy platforms like e-mail
Content Manager, Student Affairs

St. John’s University, Queens, N.Y.
Nov 2013July 2015

  • Managed the launch of the new University portal, completed review of all content and role development along with overseeing end user communications
  • Wrote copy and established voice and tone throughout Web properties for consistency; established process for ongoing reviews of public-facing content
  • Advocated for an improved student experience by conducting focus groups and securing the ability to prioritize student communications and the channels used
  • Worked closely with student organizations and advisors to improve the visibility of student engagement opportunities for all St. John’s University campuses

Senior Editor

Cardiovascular Research Foundation, New York, N.Y.
Mar 2007Oct 2013

  • Initiated multiple digital content marketing campaigns and responsible for messaging to produce year-to-year increases in online engagement
  • Supervised and developed team of freelancers and editorial assistants
  • Implemented multiple digital-first initiatives, increasing revenues and visibility
  • Established and maintained schedules and budgets across groups

Associate Editor

Oxford University Press, New York, N.Y.
Jan 2005Mar 2007

  • Associate editor for multiple new series of college English learner college textbooks
  • Edited English grammar instruction materials requiring absolute accuracy and clarity

English Langauge Teacher

New York Language Center, New York, N.Y.
Aug 2004Jan 2005

  • Taught over 300 hours of English to diverse body of adult language learners
  • Extensive experience teaching literacy and descriptive and prescriptive grammar
  • Revised Center's textbook- and competency-based oral and written evaluations

English Language Teacher Trainer

Peace Corps, Feb 2002Apr 2004, Birganj, Parsa, Nepal

  • Taught over 300 hours of English to multicultural classes of adult language learners
  • Revised Center’s textbook- and competency-based oral and written evaluations

Skills and Expertise

  • Teamwork Skills: Leadership; training and presentation; project and campaign management;
  • Technical Literacy: Emerging technology use and implementation; analytics and data tracking; collaboration tools; Adobe Adobe Creative Cloud, Acrobat; Microsoft Office
  • Platform Experience: Social media platforms; Ellucian Banner and Luminis; content management (CMS), e.g. WordPress, Drupal; SEO, SEM, PHP, HTML, and XML

Education

Bachelor of Arts, English

University of North Texas, Sep 1998 graduated Dec 2001, Denton, Texas

  • Certification in Editing and Technical Writing, Professional Communications