Sarah Edwards

Hopedale, Massachusetts

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About Me

Currently I am an administrative coordinator for the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA)’s New England chapter. CCFA is a national non-profit organization dedicated to finding a cure for Crohn’s Disease and ulcerative colitis and hosts annual educational events, fundraising walks and races, and special events including auctions and galas.

Specifically, I am responsible for all of the New England chapter’s e-mail campaigns, Facebook and Twitter, and website maintenance as well as administrative duties including donation processing, training of new hires, and accounts payable. I have experience using platforms such as Convio, Constant Contact, Donor Direct, and content management tools (CMTs). I have been ranked top employee in the country several times for my social media initiative and have grown and developed our online presence into an incredibly useful marketing tool.

In addition, I also have my own website called Sarah’s Simple Sites and work as an independent website designer. I have several clients and provide to them basic website design and maintenance and also help establish various social media outlets for them. I am well versed in XHTML, HTML, and PhotoShop. I also provide to them Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest, and blog development and am constantly looking for additional media outlets.

Prior to joining CCFA, I was enlisted in the AmeriCorps’ Massachusetts Legal Assistance for Self-Sufficiency program and placed at the New Center for Legal Advocacy, a low-income legal aid non-profit. I worked within their Private Attorney Involvement program and organized corporate legal events and seminars and recruited private attorneys to take cases from us on a pro bono or compensated basis. While enlisted, I also fully re-designed their website and organization brochure and produced marketing materials for upcoming events. I also interned for the Bristol County Massachusetts District Attorney’s office, aiding assistant district attorneys in court and was given some of the responsibilities of a victim witness advocate.

I graduated with honors (cum laude) in May of 2007 from the University of New Hampshire with a bachelor’s degree in sociology as well as two minors in justice studies and English writing. While in college, I took a wide variety of classes ranging from art and design, to criminal and sociological, to fiction, non-fiction, and essay writing, and consider my academic experience to have been a well-rounded one. I achieved an overall 3.47 GPA, and am a member of two honor societies. My unique mix of university coursework and affiliations, past and present work experience, and drive to learn more make me an ideal candidate. I am seeking a rewarding job that utilizes the social media, organizational and administrative skills I have developed.

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