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Christine R.

Communications & Marketing

Profile

Accomplished professional with broad experience in communications, project management, and event coordination.

Key Skills & Competencies

Project management skills including organizing, communications, planning, and tracking
Coordination and management of volunteer committees
Event coordination including small committee gatherings and large auctions

Tech Skills: One Cause, Raiser's Edge, Slack, Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Microsoft Teams, Zoom, Google Docs

Professional Experience

Kent Place School, Summit, NJ, 3 years
Associate Director of Annual Giving
Managed Annual Fund program, including recruitment and coordination of parent volunteers, mailings, acknowledgements, and board reports for private girls’ school

Datek Online, Secaucus, NJ, 2 years
Associate Manager, Marketing Communications
Developed and coordinated marketing communication programs for online brokerage firm

Phoenix Investment Partners, Ltd., Enfield, CT, 1 year
Account Manager, Marketing Communications
Managed the development of various mutual fund literature for large investment company

The Dreyfus Corporation, New York, NY, 3 years
Communications Specialist, Corporate Communications
Served as a corporate spokesperson to national press for leading mutual fund company
Drafted and oversaw distribution of corporate press releases and internal announcements
Communications Associate, Corporate Communications
Researched press inquiries and monitored daily press coverage
Assisted with planning and execution of press briefings

Community Experience

Glastonbury Education Foundation, Glastonbury, CT, 4 years & current
Executive Board Member (current), Co-Chair of Gala Auction (2 years), Co-Chair of Annual Campaign Committee (current), Marketing Committee (current), Secretary (3.5 years)
Launching annual appeal and developing consistent sponsorship recognition
Gala and Auction raised more than $100,000 net over 2 years
Managed auction database including data entry into auction software for approximately 150 auction items each year; communicated guidelines and deadlines to volunteers soliciting auction items

First Church of Christ, Glastonbury, CT, 8 years & current
Church Growth & Membership Committee (current), Chair of Human Resources Committee (2 years), Vice Chair of Human Resources Committee (2 years), Board of Christian Service (3 years), Board of Christian Service Secretary (1 year), Refugee Resettlement Committee (1 year)
Oversaw annual recruitment of church board members and committees; provided ongoing communications to committee volunteer recruiters; managed recruitment database on Google Docs; and coordinated recruitment kick-off event

Cub Scout Pack 158, Glastonbury, CT, 3 years
Public Relations Volunteer (3 years), Pack Volunteer (3 years)

Hebron Avenue School, Glastonbury, CT, 5 years
PTO Steering Committee (2 years), School Store Volunteer (5 years), Co-Chair of School Store (2 years), Co-Chair of Welcome Back Luncheon (3 years), Room Parent (3 years), Library Volunteer (3 years)

Buckingham Cooperative Nursery School, Glastonbury, CT, 2 years
Parent Board Member (1 year), Board Co-Chair (1 year)


Education

BA, English, University of Richmond
Public Relations Writing Course, NYU School of Continuing Education

Other Experience/Awards/Publications