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Sarah Gilson

Sarah Gilson

Director of Marketing & Communications

Idaho State University College of Business

Pocatello, ID




“Little things make the difference. Everyone is well prepared in the big things, but only the winners perfect the little things.” Paul "Bear" Bryant

Idaho State University

Director of Marketing and Communications, College of Business

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Focus on the Family

Sr. Program Coordinator - Parenting

Editor & content strategist for the Dad Matters blog, manage various social media channels, update and maintain various parenting pages using SharePoint, assist in planning and executing our booth presence at national conferences.


Focus on the Family

Program Coordinator - Parenting & Youth

Write copy for and monitor our social media channels (Twitter, Facebook, blog), set up new vendors (working closely with our finance team), create and submit purchase orders, utilize Aprimo software to organize ongoing jobs in the department, work with a graphic design team to create the look & feel of various campaigns, distribute images and social media copy to various internal and external channels to promote programs, update and maintain various parenting landing pages using SharePoint, assist in planning our booth presence at conferences, maintain relationships with external partners, assist my manager and director in whatever capacity is needed.

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Checks Unlimited

In-Bound Calls Sales Representative

Received incoming customer calls selling personal check products, answered inquiry questions, processed accounts receivable payments, and handled any customer service issues.

Career medium 04

MontPIRG: Montana Public Interest Research Group

Visibility Intern

Served as Media Liaison, authored press releases, developed and implemented campus visibility campaigns, developed and implemented social media campaigns, led marketing efforts to collect thousands of signatures to protect and preserve Glacier National Park and the North Fork River from drilling and mining and to preserve the existing Montana Renewable Energy Standard.

Career medium 04

Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce

Governmental Affairs and Public Policy Intern

Researched and developed a social media communications plan and helped the Governmental Affairs and Public Policy division implement and utilize Twitter.

United States Congress - Rep. Doug Lamborn

Congressional Leadership Program Associate

Authored newsletters and press releases, researched and outlined speeches, provided administrative services, served as a Capitol tour guide for constituents and assisted in researching legislation.

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YMCA of Missoula, MT

Adaptive Programming Intern

Planned and orchestrated recreation events, attended board meetings, coached adult swimming, recruited volunteers, and planned and orchestrated fundraisers that attained revenues of $48,000.

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Career medium 01

U.S. House of Representatives

District Intern for Congressman Doug Lamborn (CO-05)

Liaison with constituents, answered phones, digitized Congressional casework, organized database research tools, researched and selected venues for constituent and community events, and provided administrative services.


University of Montana

Bachelor of Arts, Communication Studies