Resume

Experience

The Good Samaritan Society – National Campus, Sioux Falls, SD
240 locations; 24 states; 24,000 employees; 27,000 residents

INTERNAL COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR, 2016-Present
Project management: developed and implemented project to organize access to the Society’s 1,000+ forms, included audit of old organizational structure, plan of deployment, employee communications, SEO and keyword structure, initial deployment and follow-up after release.

  • The perfect platform for my communication, writing, time management, public speaking and presentation abilities;
  • determining the best distribution method and platform for information intended for Society employees;
  • assisting in reviewing, editing and writing content for nationwide digital distribution (blog, website, video and email);
  • managing National Campus directory.

Barnes & Noble, Sioux Falls, SD
Retail bookstore with multi-million dollar annual sales

DIGITAL SALES LEAD, 2015-Present
BOOKSELLER, 2014-2015

Consistently in top 5 for membership sales while increasing sales of high-end digital products.  Frequently requested by repeat customers.

•      Ensure that all customers receive excellent, prompt and courteous customer service;
•      prepare and set up merchandise for display on the sales floor;
•      assist in creating a sales environment that enhances the buying experience. 

Sioux Falls School District, Sioux Falls, SD
Employees: 3900, Students: 23,000HUMAN RESOURCE ASSISTANT, 2012-2013
STAFF DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR, 2010-2012

Event Coordinator for Annual Recognition Banquets with 300+ in attendance and for Annual Educator’s Summer Symposiums with over 800 attendees in 120 sessions over 2 days. 

•      Welcomed all new employees to the Sioux Falls School District;
•      automated, upgraded and carried out new hire processes;
•      events planner for job fairs and other faculty-centered events;
•      prepared and maintained employee files, employee handbooks and job descriptions;
•      automated and streamlined annual Federal Supplemental Education Services program;
•      served as librarian for the Staff Development library.

Princeton Public School District #477, Princeton, MN
Employees: 400, Students: 3,500PAYROLL SPECIALIST, 2009-2010

Earned the trust and respect of Teacher’s Union through settlement and implementation of negotiated contract.

•      Benefit administration;
•      monthly payroll, post-payroll payments and reports, general ledger and time-off maintenance;
•      analyzed data to spot trends and write reports.

Pipestone Area Schools, ISD #2689 – Pipestone, MN
Employees: 250, Students: 900PAYROLL/HR COORDINATOR, 2005-2009
WEBSITE COORDINATOR, 2002-2009
ACCOUNTS PAYABLE CLERK, 2004-2005
HIGH SCHOOL ACTIVITIES SECRETARY, 1998-2002

Implemented the use of a timeclock system for 100+ employees. Proposed the creation of website coordinator position and District website to Superintendent and School Board; designed and maintained District website.

•      Negotiated benefit rates and terms with vendors;
•      maintained personnel files;
•      worker’s compensation and FMLA;
•      Accounts Payable, invoicing, State and Federal financial reporting, cash handling, and collections.

Education

South Dakota State University. BS: Psychology, 2015 (Cum Laude).

Affiliations

Golden Key International Honour Society (2012-Present)
https://www.goldenkey.org/

The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi (2013-Present)
http://www.phikappaphi.org/

 

Personal references available upon request

 

 

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