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Rediate Tekeste

Rediate Tekeste

Los Angeles




Career medium 03

Population Media Center

Strategy and Fundraising Fellow

• Assisted Founder/President of PMC in pre-travel research, travel planning, and post travel summary papers.
• Participated in fundraising and strategy meetings with multiple United Nation Country Directors to assess and confirm future collaborations with PMC.
• Participated in Pathfinders International, International Best Practices conference in Washington, D.C


Propper Daley

Social Impact Fellow

• Conducted research and analyzed topics relating to advocacy, entertainment, philanthropy, and social media to inform and advise Social Impact Agents and influential clients.
• Created business strategy and concept paper for potential social impact film foundation.
• Created social media strategies for Hollywood based philanthropic initiatives.

Career medium 02
Career medium 05

Girl Rising

Field Producer, International Production Coordinator

• Field produced Ethiopia, India and Nepal in-country productions working with in-country team, American team, and international beneficiaries, all within budget.
• Designed and assisted in implementing sponsorship program supported by Intel Corporation and partnering with global 8 non-governmental organizations.
• Facilitated communication between funders, partners, beneficiaries and production team in 9 countries.
• Coordinated logistics to record voice over performances for 7 internationally acclaimed actresses.
• Coordinated 25+ international screenings and social impact events for UN International Day of the Girl.
• Strategized method to coordinate 150+ international events with Council for International Education Exchange.


Selam Children’s Village

Communications Director

• Designed and structured, Communication and Partnership Department by setting objectives, mission statement, hiring structure and budget.
• Led 15-person public relations team for participation in GoGreen Africa Fair.
• Designed and published first public newsletter and first board newsletter.
• Developed structure and policies for 5 different programs aiding destitute community.
• Applied to 7+ grants, winning $22,000 grant from Embassy of Switzerland for educational programs.

Career medium 04
Career medium 01

World Vision Ethiopia

Communications Officer

• Interviewed beneficiaries in rural areas from 10+ World Vision Area Development Programs.
• Edited and published stories to increase funding and raise awareness of issues affecting rural communities.
• Documented and participated Disability Awareness Mainstreaming and Gender Mainstreaming trainings.
• Facilitated relationships between 10x10 Educate Girls, Change the World team and women of rural communities, addressing the issue of early marriages and their affect on girls’ education.


Progressive Insurance Company

Claims Associate

• Interviewed and corresponded with customers regarding insurance claims.
• Led 50+ employees in Work Environment team aiming to create positive work atmosphere.
• Investigated, appraised, and settled vehicle and property claims.
• Built and maintained rapport with customers, co-workers, and members of other businesses to aid in the efficient process of services.

Career medium 01
Career medium 02

Phoenix Sister Cities

Communications Apprentice

• Researched and assisted in the implementation of an international Youth Ambassadors Exchange Program.
• Trained high school students intercultural communication for YAEP.
• Assisted in curriculum development for international students in YAEP.
• Organized and marketed events with international partners in sister cities.


America Reads/Service Learning-Arizona State University


• Trained 400+ new employees on rules, regulations, and program goals
• Managed a team of 15 to 20 employees.
• Facilitated communication between program partners, managers, tutors, parents, and teachers.
• Evaluated performance and met bi-weekly with employees to review.
• Organized and scheduled daily activities to adhere to the performance objectives set by Scottsdale Unified School District.
• Facilitated communication resolving conflict among all stakeholders

Career medium 03
Career medium 04

America Reads/Service Learning-Arizona State University

Tutor & Lead Tutor

• Tutored children to improve literacy and arithmetic skills to grade level.
• Designed innovative activities to increase children’s assessment scores.
• Assisted supervisor in delegating daily tasks, completing time sheets and evaluating college tutors.
• Mediated communication between supervisor and tutors.


Teen Trust Grant Board- Family and Children’s Council

Grant Team Member

• Collaborated with a 20-member grant team to review 50 non-profit organizations’ grant applications.
• Interviewed non-profit organization applicants and selected recipients.
• Organized a community fundraiser by hosting a formal dinner totaling in over $20,000 in funds for future grants.

Career medium 05

University of Southern California

Master of Communication Managment, Graduated (4.0), Strategic Communications

“Collaborative Impact: Partnerships Using Social Action Campaigns for Gender Equality in Sub-Saharan Africa.”

Arizona State University

Bachelor of Arts, Intercultural Communication