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Dara Fontein

Dara Fontein

Communications Coordinator


Communications Coordinator at CauseForce






Communications Coordinator

• Securing media coverage across Western Canada for events such as the Ride to Conquer Cancer benefiting the BC Cancer Foundation, the Ride to Conquer Cancer benefiting the Alberta Cancer Foundation, the BC Cancer Foundation's Underwear Affair, and Concrete Hero benefiting BC Cancer Foundation
• Identifying & tracking notable PR Stories of event participants
• Communicating with & gaining commitment from participants to meet with media
• Coordinating client and participant interviews as well as providing media training for them
• Constructing media kits, consisting of: news releases, advisories, backgrounders, fact sheets, and participant bios
• Managing Media List
• Monitoring media and producing bi-weekly and annual reports
• Media Writing & Pitching
• Day Of / On-Event Support

Career medium 05
Career medium 01


Social Media Manager

• As Social Media Manager, manage content and monitor conversations on event social media channels
• Develop social media strategy and content plan
• Ensure consistent and timely content and messaging across all online platforms
• Develop copy for official sponsorship packages and press releases


Lonsdale Quay Hotel

Banquet Server

• Assist with the setup and breakdown of banquets
• Serve food and beverages in a professional and accommodating manner
• Greet patrons and familiarize them with the food and beverage menu
• Attend to needs of guests in a friendly and positive manner
• Cleaning and resetting event areas in a timely and thorough manner
• Follow health and safety codes to ensure utmost comfort of all guests

Career medium 03
Career medium 04

Fiitfu CRM Solutions

Assistant to CEO

• Organization and maintenance of client information
• Data Entry
• Creation and editing of company user manual (including graphics, presentation, flow charts, and clear, user-friendly instructions)
• Dynamic and engaging maintenance of corporate Twitter account


Vancouver Fashion Week

Media Relations Intern

Spring/Summer 2012 Season

• Client relations (contacting designers, advertising, and media representatives)
• Social media associate (creation of official Vancouver Fashion Week blog content and Twitter account relations)

Career medium 05
Career medium 05

Elections Canada

Registration Officer

• Received federal government-quality training in preparation for 2011 Canadian Federal Elections
• Worked on election day in the registration of eligible voters
• Verified legal identification and completed appropriate paperwork according to federal standards


Pacific Show Productions

Assistant to VP of Operations

• Administrative assistance
• Aided in the efficient reorganization of client materials
• Data Entry

St. Thomas Aquinas

Simon Fraser University

Bachelor of Arts, Communications