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Amanda Rich

Amanda Rich

Office of External Affairs

University of Washington

Seattle, Other

I am an experienced external relations profession with a background in higher education, politics and policy. My experience includes: higher education; local, state and federal government; campaigns; development and fundraising; program management; policy development and implementation; and business and community outreach.

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A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous. -Coco Chanel
Skills
Communications & Public Relations Research & Writing Social Media Event management Adobe, Microsoft Office, Word Press, Convio, CRM Policy Analysis
Interests

I am actively seeking opportunities to network, as well as a new professional challenge.

A workplace that is dog-friendly
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University of Washington

Office of External Affairs

Research and draft briefing materials, talking points, speeches and correspondence for university leadership and department publications; coordinate outreach to external stakeholders; contribute to external relations strategy; assist with management of web, e-mail and social media communication; manage special events and high-profile campus visits for elected officials, community stakeholders and the business community

Career

U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell

State Scheduler

Coordinated an efficient and strategic agenda for in-state work periods in order to support the senator’s political and legislative priorities; work to maximize media coverage of in-state events and performed external communications regarding the senator’s legislative agenda; created briefing materials on state, local and federal events and issues

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New Partners

Contract - Research

Performed research and legal and policy analysis and produced communication documents for clients, including contributing to research books, publication, client pitches and websites; identified and developed new business opportunities in the Seattle area

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Senate Democratic Campaign Committee

Finance Director

Raised $2 million in hard and soft funds in collaboration with Senate leadership; coordinated events and assisted members with direct fundraising; managed member surplus program; performed statewide financial tracking and analysis throughout 2008 campaign

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Senate Democratic Caucus

Policy Analyst

Developed policy and legal analysis and tracked legislation; managed communication regarding legislation pending in front of the Senate Human Services and Corrections Committee; drafted talking points and other written material for media and member offices

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U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer

Assistant to the Legislative Director

Researched, drafted and coordinated briefing materials and coordinated inter-office communication for the Legislative Director’s office; worked as liaison to political and fundraising team

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U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer

Assistant Field Representative

Contributed as part of San Francisco field team to coordinate media and outreach events for Senator Boxer; wrote briefing materials and correspondence; established and maintained relationships with local stakeholders and tracked local issues

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University of Washington

Master of Education (M.Ed.), Education Policy

Georgetown University

Certificate, Paralegal Studies

Willamette University

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Politics