Crush + Lovely
Director of Business Development
May 2013 — Present
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Director of Business Development at Crush + Lovely
Led online communications and campaigning for the advocacy arm of international humanitarian organization Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders. In particular, established its presence across a variety of online platforms to engage new and existing audiences in its work. Played integral role in designing and launching five online campaigns which engaged individuals in over 15 countries and 10 languages. Also carried out first complete re-design of organizational website in over 5 years.
In relation to position, sat on internal steering committees on social media and online communications coordination and ran a training in South Africa for people living with HIV on SMS technology. Spoke as a guest lecturer at the University of Geneva on social media use for humanitarian organizations.
Produced "Speaking in Code", a documentary which follows a global cast of underground electronic music writers, DJs, producers, and label heads as they survive and thrive in the digital age - worked particularly on investor relations.
Speaking in Code had its premiere at the Independent Film Festival of Boston in 2009.
Worked on the capital campaign for a four-hall performing arts center in Kendall Square, Cambridge, MA. Included, but was not limited to, donor relations, newsletter and database management, government relations, community outreach, and other project management duties.
Provided critical support and leadership in area of communications, managing the overhaul and redesign of all print media as well as online communications.
In relation to position, held numerous board and committee positions throughout the community.
Assisted the Head of Trust Development with research, grant writing and database management. Helped develop early drafts of a grant proposal that went onto successfully fund "Gentle Giant" - a children's opera based on former children's laureate Michael Morpurgo story of the same name.
Intern to Head of Education - helped plan and execute conference on English Literature for 5 local area high schools. This work included contacting and booking speakers, teachers, and story tellers from all over England, as well as ensuring that all local area schools were invited to attend. In addition to the conference, worked with developing a new social networking site through ICA and area artists.
Co-directed a three-site summer enrichment program for over 200 youth under the age of 15. Successfully registered the project with the local Cambridge authorities, hired co-directors and senior staff as well as assisted with oversight of junior staff. Completed 3 month training through the Phillips Brooks House Association on skills necessary to lead program over the summer.
In Summer 2003, I was a senior staff member at one of the sites, running a classroom of 20 children between the ages of 8 and 10.