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Stephanie Cross

Stephanie Cross

Administrative Specialist III

Arkansas Department of Human Services

Pulaski County, AR

I'm an Administrative Specialist with over five years of administrative support and two years of Human Resources experience. I have a passion for writing, social media management, public health, and technology. I am actively seeking a new and exciting role that is meaningful, innovative and impactful.




Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another steppingstone to greatness. ~Oprah Winfrey~
Creative Writing & Technical Writing Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite Database Management Customer Service-Oriented Proofreading/Editing Social Media Management Organizational Skills

Writing Reading Learning Travel Social media Tech/video-gaming Activism Public Health

My dream job is to become an Author and to eventually move full time into Freelance Writing that specializes in writing about health & healthcare.
Dream Job

University of Arkansas - Little Rock

Bachelor of Arts, English/Creative Writing

Attending UALR for my Undergrad degree definitely shaped who I am today. The one thing that has stuck with me having attended here is that no matter where you come from, no matter what your circumstances may be, you can do anything you set your mind to.


Arkansas Minority Health Commission

Administrative Specialist I

•Answers and manages incoming and outgoing calls while recording accurate messages.
•Orders and distributes office supplies while adhering to a fixed office budget.
•Sorts and distributes incoming mail to the office.
•Greets numerous visitors, including legislators, vendors/patrons and interview candidates.
•Compiles company information and related material (Health Info Packets) and distributed it to patrons.
•Conducts research on information regarding a wide variety of health topics impacting minorities and writes talking points for the Ask the Doctor show and commercials.
•Manages and updates the agency’s social media pages by posting relevant content daily and any upcoming health related events sponsored by the agency.



Barista/Kids Specialist

•Operated espresso machine, blenders, commercials coffee brewers, coffee pots and other equipment.
•Made and served over 10 café beverages per day with speed, quality and consistency.
•Gained customer loyalty by remembering their favorite beverages and personal preferences.
•Trained new team members with respectful and encouraging coaching.
•Maintained the kids section of the bookstore, keeping the environment neat and inviting to children.
•Organized fun filled events for kids; which included themed story time each month.


UALR/Ottenheimer Library

Library Assistant

•Checked in and out library materials to students, professors and patrons.
•Trained new library staff to work at the circulation desk and in the stacks.
•Located requested books on the shelves and through interlibrary loan using the library’s database.
•Assisted students completing research projects with finding print and online materials.


Arkansas Department of Human Services

Administrative Specialist III

In this position, I was given the opportunity to work on three major research projects; which includes researching and compiling a list of all of the Children’s Hospitals and Clinics in the United States, assisting with the first phase of The Sunset Project for the Division of Medical Services and compiling a list of Arkansas’s Health Rankings.

•Assists the Health Care Innovations & PCMH Managers and Staff and schedules and sets up meetings for the unit.
•Creates Hiring Freeze requests and Job Vacancy requests for the HCI Unit.
•Assists with the screening of applicants for new hire and schedules interviews.
•Completes New Hire Packets, determines start dates and coordinates first-day orientation for new hires.
•Keys Time for the HCI/PCMH Unit (Time Sheets and Leave Requests) and acts as a liaison between the HCI/PCMH Managers and Staff and the Human Resources Manager of DMS for assistance with HR related issues.
•Completes purchase requisitions for supply orders.
•Completes TR-1s for non-state employees who attend HCI Meetings.
•Creates and assists with mailing/e-mailing HCI related correspondences, reports and pamphlets to recipients.
•Completes other duties as assigned.