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Teri Leavens

Teri Leavens

Client and Community Service Representative


CSR, Business Development






Client and Community Service Representative

Central PA Food Bank

Student Intern

Joshua House

Summer Associate

Saint Vincent College

Development Department

Bilingual Education for Central America (BECA)

Program Manager

My role as Program Manager consisted of the following:

San Jeronimo Bilingual School (SJBS) Scholarship Director: Built close relationship with 55 scholarship families to accurately assess financial need and level of commitment to students' education - majority include single mothers; drove daily and monthly family scholarship activity schedule via complex point system; assessed and tracked individual families' monthly commitments; conducted ongoing home visits to assess changes in families' financial situations; partnered with program representatives to assess and modify current program policies; updated annual application process to allow for more thorough assessment of families' financial situations; conducted intensive annual application and interview process for program participants.

School Administrator at SJBS in Cofradia, Honduras: Oversaw 13 U.S. and Canadian teachers offering pre-K through 9th grade bilingual education to 260 Honduran students; provided day-to-day teacher support, including disciplinary action, parent/teacher communication, classroom support, communication between Honduran and volunteer staff and school board representation.

Team Manager: Served as advisor to 20-person volunteer team living within the same residence hall; coached and led team members through cultural and professional transition; counseled staff on personal and personnel issues; mediated team conflicts.

Career medium 01
Career medium 01

Weber Shandwick

Account Supervisor

Supervised account teams and provided strategic counsel for education campaigns, media relations, thought leadership and event management initiatives for multiple clients including the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, INOBTR (“I Know Better”), Bank of America Charitable Foundation and the Business for Social Responsibility (BSR).

W.K.Kellogg Foundation - Managed seven person team as day-to-day lead on account; tracked and drove deadlines for all projects including annual national convening, coalition efforts, media relations, billing reports and strategic thought leadership initiatives; drove client communication daily and on weekly calls

INOBTR - Led account driving a public education campaign in Rochester, NY targeting multiple audiences on the issue of cyberbullying and safe cell phone use habits; met with client in-person monthly; drove all deadlines for campaign including budget, production schedule, material development, launch event and media outreach

Bank of America Charitable Foundation - Developed pitch materials, press releases, talking points and press kits for Bank of America’s signature philanthropy program, the Neighborhood Excellence Initiative

BSR - Developed proposals and secured speaking engagements for senior executives at national and international thought leadership events; secured speaking role at the global biannual conference GLOBE 2012


Weber Shandwick

Senior Business Development Associate

Drove deadlines and provided significant logistical support for more than 100 national and global pitches; responsibilities included working alongside global senior leadership on all aspects of business development efforts including proposal development, primary and secondary research, design, video and presentation

Provided business development counsel to pitch teams across the network

Thrived in an extremely fast-paced, demanding, highly-professional work environment

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Career medium 05


HealthCare Public Relations Intern for Master's Program

Reviewed a media list of over 650 media publications for a nationwide product launch for Forest’s hypertension drug, Bystolic

Summarized 12-25 news stories a week and preparing a weekly monitoring report for Endo Pharmaceuticals’ Voltaren Gel

Responded to media inquiries and drafting client documents regarding media opportunities

Planned a day-long ‘Brand Integration Day’ for 20 participants, bringing together the client and their marketing and advertising representatives


Hubert Burda Media

Student Assistant

Organized and executed formal dinner event with over 400 high-profile guests in attendance

Managed and directed 5 high-profile speakers

Edited over 80 speaker biographies for ‘Program Book,’ writing some of them personally

Career medium 06
Career medium 03

Community Action Commission

AmeriCorps Volunteer

Coordinated and organized 11 site locations for the VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) Program.

Designed and distributed promotional materials, including flyers, billboards and outdoor signs.

Created and implemented a Financial Literacy Program by providing financial resources to low-income families.


The Salvation Army

Director of Community Relations & Development

Structured and implemented a formal Major Donor Program, providing a foundation for all monetary gifts.

Increased public awareness through design and distribution of promotion and solicitation materials, as well as TV interviews, media inquiries, community presentations and professional networking organizations.

Raised annual donations by $75,000 through major gifts, grants and community fundraising events.

Career medium 03
Career medium 05

Qualifications and Curriculum Authority

Study Abroad Student & Media Relations Assistant

Promoted QCA, a non-departmental government public body, which sets education standards in London, through daily news summaries on the employee Intranet site.

Quantified all QCA coverage through a detailed media analysis.


Project Haiti

Service Trip Participant; Fundraiser

Raised 160% of intended goal in major gift donations through personal and telephone solicitations for students’ trip to Haiti

Assisted Haitian people with community programs and building projects throughout the mission week

Created promotional materials to inform donors of Project Haiti’s purpose and their participation in the effort

Career medium 05

Human Rights Education Association (HREA)

Certification In-Progress, Gender and Human Rights Foundations Course

USAID Global Health Learning Center

Dale Carnegie Training

Certificate of Completion, Dale Carnegie Course: Effective Communications & Human Relations

Emerson College

Master of Arts, Global Marketing, Communication and Advertising

Saint Vincent College

Bachelor of Arts, Communication & Theology

Cedar Cliff High School