Resume

                                       Emily Soule
Belmont, MA 02478
soule.emily@gmail.com

Skills, Training, and Awards:

  • Languages: Proficient in Spanish and American Sign Language. Superb command of the English language, both written and oral.  Excellent professional communication.
  • Computers: Microsoft Office, Windows 10, Constant Contact, QuickBooks, Google applications, Social Media applications, CRM databases.
  • Certificate of Completion: IS-700 and ICS-100, Emergency Management Institute, U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
  • Fire Extinguisher Certified: York Maine Fire Department, 2009.
  • Girl Scouts: Silver Award, 1997.

 

Education:

  • University of Massachusetts, Boston, 2008-2012: Completion of major coursework for a B.A. in Criminal Justice, with a history minor.
  • Smith College, 2000-2001: Completed one year of study, elementary education.
  • Semester in the South Seas, Spring 2000: Studied aspects of Hawaiian culture, archaeology, geology and volcanology, reef ecology, island rainforests, threats to biodiversity, and land ownership issues. Used hands-on learning techniques with tropical forests, coral reefs, lava flows, and archaeological sites as the classroom.
  • Leap Now, Fall 1999: Traveled in Guatemala, Honduras, Belize. Volunteered in Five Blues National Park, Belize, clearing trails, thatching roofs, and teaching elementary school groups about rainforest conservation.  Studied Spanish and SCUBA diving.

 

Professional Experience:

  • Winchester Unitarian Society. September 2015 – March 2017
    • Administrated programs and partnerships for a large, 275+ member church.
    • Initiated and created a quarterly publication, with long-form articles, images, and inspiration for spiritual development.
    • Added and upgraded Office computers with updated operating systems, antivirus software, CRM and financial databases, to increase speed and productivity.
    • Maintained and updated website, Facebook, initiated a Twitter account.
    • Initiated work with staff members on a coordinated social media policy.
    • Initiated upgrade of network infrastructure, offering access to renters and providing an additional revenue source.
    • Initiated a Task Force to update fee structure for building rentals, to inform and improve a ROI report for a proposed costly renovation.
    • Supervised 4 employees – one Administrative Assistant and 3 part-time Sextons.
    • Led a successful effort, with Board, Treasurers and Personnel Committee, to hire a new Sexton.
  • First Parish in Waltham. February 2014 – September 2015
    • Office Manager for lively church community.
    • Experience with Constant Contact, Microsoft Office, Windows 8, and Google applications.
    • Handled multiple tasks such as phones, mail, and managing busy church and rental calendar.
    • Worked independently and collaboratively with the Board of Managers on newsletter, Annual Report.
  • Star Island Conference Center, Rye, New Hampshire. May – September 2009
    • Resident Life Advisor for 100 college-age resident employees.
    • Planned and prepared housing arrangements; planned daily and weekly events and activities.
    • Offered counseling, mediation, and worked with staff to support interpersonal relationships.
  • Star Island Conference Center. July – September 2008
    • Customer service and conference registration services at main reception desk.
    • Maintained daily schedule of events and transportation; arranged transportation, rentals and other services for guests.
    • Managed communication between staff and guests, off-island vendors, and other contracts.
  • The Donohue Group, Boston, MA. November 2004-September 2007
    • Provided technical and staffing services to libraries, museums, and archives.
    • Worked on projects with Google, Harvard University, and The Library of Congress.
    • Supervised retrospective conversion of library at Pierce Elementary School (Brookline, Ma)
    • Evening Circulation Supervisor – Lesley College (Cambridge, Ma)
    • Para-professional work, including barcoding and physical processing.
  • West Coast Video, Somerville, MA. February 2005 — September 2007
    • Shift supervisor, key holder, customer service and sales
  • Star Island Conference Center. May – September 1999 – 2003
    • Prep Cook: Helped create 3 meals a day for 350 people including handling of food inventory, recipe execution, food service production.
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