Assistant Director of Youth Ministry | May 2016 - Present
I am currently working at Auburn United Methodist as the assistant director of youth ministry. My duties include development, implementation and coordination of a yearly calendar of programs and events, preparing and teaching curriculum, drafting and designing marketing and promotional materials and participating in brand strategy meetings, creating web and copy content, managing church-wide and youth social media accounts and regularly updating the church website, implementing and improving church-wide social media communications by developing a social media strategy to increase following and reach, supervising and training a team of four college interns, cultivating positive relationships with youth, church members and church staff, overseeing the recruitment of volunteers, and responding to email and telephone requests for information.
Intern | August 2015 - May 2016
As a full-time intern at Auburn Christian Fellowship, my duties included planning and executing a weekly freshmen gathering, leading the preparation and serving of "free dinner" to 150-200 students weekly, hosting and leading weekly small groups on various topics, planning and executing weekly worship nights, Friday night events, Saturday tailgates and special events, taking part in weekly staff and team meetings, and weekly one-on-one mentor sessions with 40+ freshmen girls.
Intern | Fall 2014
In the Office of Communications and Marketing at Auburn University, I worked as an intern for the director of communications and media relations. My duties included writing and submitting the "Auburn News," the twice weekly faculty and staff newsletter, preparing and editing university press releases and feature stories, interviewing sources and transcribing interview quotes for stories, attending and reporting on events for university news purposes, and taking part in weekly news team meetings.
Intern | Summer 2014
At the National Infantry Foundation, I interned with the director of sales and donor relations. My duties included researching and writing social media posts, writing donation requests, thank you notes and updating donor databases, working with Adobe Photoshop to design fliers and posters, surveying museum visitors, assisting coworkers with the planning and execution of events, and organizing and acquiring items for a silent auction at the annual fundraising gala.
Exchange Student | Fall 2013
I worked for the nonprofit CMF International and its Globalscope International Campus Ministry program. I lived and worked in Birmingham, England, just off of the University of Birmingham campus. My day-to-day duties were to assist in daily organization and maintenance of the nonprofit, event planning and relationship building. In addition, I helped produce the organization's weekly news, made social media posts, helped to execute weekly dinners and events, and gained a global perspective while learning cross-cultural communication.
Student Worker | Fall 2011 - July 2015
At the Office of Admissions and Recruitment, I was one of the first faces on Auburn's campus that greeted perspective families. I communicated via email, phone, and in person with 100-200 families daily to educate on the university admissions process. I scheduled and organized campus tours for perspective students and their families, provided information about academic programs, application processes, extra curricular activities, and overall campus experience, and prepared information packets daily for students that visited campus.