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Kandace Taylor

Kandace Taylor

Operations & Marketing Coordinator

The Gilchrist Group

Operations & Marketing Coordinator at The Gilchrist Group

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The Gilchrist Group

Operations & Marketing Coordinator

• Provide support for President of organization
• Manage all public relations, marketing and promotional initiatives
• Create budgets for events, advertising, marketing and promotions
• Provide Graphic design support and website maintenance
• Create marketing materials and ensure that materials are current and relevant
• Coordinate and manage logistics for both on and off site events
• Maintenance of social media: Constant Contact, Facebook, Twitter, Wordpress
• Create and manage all Sales Initiatives
• Draft and distribute press releases to media
• Prepare reports for tracking and targeting results of marketing initiatives
• Research expo and conference opportunities for company branding

Career medium 04
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Career medium 05

Nordstrom

Sales Associate

• Achieved and/or exceeded expectations for pre-sell, event bookings, personal productivity, average unit sold (AUS), & Items per transaction (IPT) goals
• Increased personal trade by daily maintenance of updated client information & preferences, captured purchase history, and follow up via phone or email for replenishment, appointments, special events and to ensure friendship
• Attended training seminars in order to preserve the highest level of product knowledge
• Planned, prepared and executed events both in store and off site, i.e., out-sourcing events, fragrance makeovers, and in-store pamper parties
• Top Courtesy account opener within department of 40+ team members. Second at the store level, with more than 20 relationships started during my final quarter
• Increased brand loyalty while building customer relationships through personal involvement, i.e., identification of needs, made skincare and fragrance recommendations, and up-sold products
• Averaged PTR rating of 3: 98% to yearly sales goal

Career

Prince George's County Public Schools

Reading/English Language Arts Teacher

• Planned and implemented R/ELA instruction to 7th and 8th grade students in an inclusive classroom setting.
• Worked with diverse populations and various ethnic, racial and cultural backgrounds.
• Collaboratively planned with peers to organize and achieve student learning objectives.
• Incorporated technology into daily instruction and maintained an environment conducive for learning
• Organized and executed cooperative learning tasks to encourage students to socialize their intelligence
• Differentiated lesson instruction to maximize the learning opportunities of students at the appropriate levels
• Primed students for standardized tests by creating skill-building activities and teaching them test-taking skills
• Developed, revised, and distributed electronic newsletters to entire school, parents, and the community
• Provided technology training and support for staff and administration

Career medium 06
Career
Career medium 01

US Department of State

Office Manager/Graphics Specialist

• Organized material and information for onscreen presentations and briefing materials for the COO
• Executed general Desktop Publishing tasks such as layout, pagination, tagging, formatting, editing, and typing of briefing papers, trip reports and meeting support material
• Coordinated the overall graphic design of client projects from rough concept to final product
• Proved ability to work independently, while multitasking projects and meet deadlines
• Recognized for powerful communication skills, handling high-pressure situations in a professional and effective manner, and use of strong computer skills in daily activities
• Drafted briefing papers on outreach communications strategy to promote the Asian Pacific Economic Cooperation’s (APEC) pro-trade message for the APEC Ambassador. APEC’s goal is to improve trade liberalization within its 21 member economies
• Attended APEC’s Communication Workshops in Mexico 2002, as the sole US delegate for Outreach
• Coordinated foreign and domestic travel details, i.e., travel orders/vouchers, passports, visas, ticketing and reimbursement
• Organized special events that require detailed accommodations, i.e., APEC CEO Roundtable
• Formatted correspondence for the Secretary of State and the Ambassador for APEC
• Responded to inquiries by researching guidelines and referring individuals to the appropriate officer
• Maintained time and attendance records using the payroll accounting system
• Filed documents, retired dated files, and updated the filing system according to Department regulations
• Trained staff members on various software applications
• Superior Honor Award, U.S. Department of State, February 2002

Career

Hampton University

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Mass Communication/Media Studies