Resume

Samantha Harris

I am an artist, writer, and mother of two. I have spent nearly the entirety of my professional life loyally working in non-profit as I have a strong sense of justice and only feel fulfilled when I am helping or bringing joy to others. When I have not worked in non-profit, I have worked as an artist, creating handmade gifts, illustrating children's books, designing logos, and blogging. I enjoy learning all about/how to use new technologies and am always up for a good challenge. I work very well independently and require little supervision, but also appreciate working in a collaborative group.

Education

St. Lawrence University (Canton, NY)

2010 | BA in Fine Arts, cum laude with Honors

Honors Project: Documentary Film, "My Life As a Human Being"

Accolades:

  • Semester abroad in Florence, Italy through Syracuse University of Florence.

  • Pioneer IT lab attendant for NCAT Lab for digital media and arts (2009 - 2010)

  • Member of the Artist Guild

  • Dean’s List (2 Semesters)

  • Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Opportunity Program Academic Excellence Award (2010)

  • Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Opportunity Program Student of the Year (2007 - 2010)

  • Fredrick Remington Prize in Fine Arts (2009)

  • Living Beyond Belief Award Recipient (2006)


The Young Women's Leadership School (East Harlem, NYC, NY)

2006 | High School Diploma

Career Summary

JANUARY 2014 - PRESENT

The Fund for the City of New York New York, NY

Communications Associate | 11/2020 - Present

  • Currently project manager for website rebuild, content creation, and organization's liaison when communicating with developers.

  • Web administrator for website and intranet.

  • Graphic designer for most events and organization materials.

  • Social media manager for Zoom, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

Human Resources Associate | 1/2014 - Present

  • Built web forms and aided in the transition to a paperless system.

  • Continue to maintain and create digital forms and online form database.

  • Processed new hire verifications, on-boarding documents, and benefits enrollments.

  • Lead on timesheet troubleshooting and maintenance of the timesheet system.

  • Facilitated new hire orientations and trainings.

  • Assist employees with most inquiries pertaining to; on-boarding, timesheets, web access, and human resources.

Community Liaison Intern | 7/2008 - 8/2008

  • Collaborated with partner non-profits to develop simple, efficient, user-friendly websites to help them reach a wider audience and promote their mission.

  • Developed Adobe Flash splash pages for websites at peak of Flash’s popularity.

MAY 2010 - JANUARY 2014

Sisterhood Mobilized for AIDS/HIV Research and Treatment (SMART) New York, NY

Teacher & Youth Group Co-Founder (05/2010 - 01/2014)

  • Taught art and computer classes to adult students.

  • Facilitated projects, event planning, video making, team-building, and field trips.

  • Initial web admin and graphic designer of the organization.

  • Founded SMART Youth, a group dedicated to providing support and information to at-risk youth.

  • Represented both SMART and SMART Youth at the International AIDS Conferences in Spain, Thailand, Canada, and Australia.

SEPTEMBER 2012 - JANUARY 2013

Edelweiss Soap Company Kingston, NY

Key Holder

  • Kept up-to-date and knowledgeable of the boutique’s latest products, sales, and promotions.

  • Operated the register and made bank runs.

  • Opened and closed boutique on weekends when owner was off.

  • Tracked inventory and commission products.

  • Assisted customers with purchases by helping them find merchandise that best suited their likes and needs.

NOVEMBER 2010 - MARCH 2011

Maz Mezcal New York, NY

Operations Management Assistant (Temporary Position)

  • Assisted with the submission and distribution of payroll.

  • Organized lunch and dinner reservations.

  • Maintained daily books.

  • Operated POS system.

  • Designed new menus.

JUNE 2010 - AUGUST 2010

Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club Bronx, NY

Summer Camp Counselor

  • Planned, implemented, and supervised all daily activities for youth.

  • Managed my junior counselors to assure that they were effectively and efficiently working with campers and fulfilling their daily responsibilities.

  • Oversaw the care of about a dozen campers in the 4th/5th grade boys group.

  • Developed an art curriculum for my group for the duration of the program.

  • Escorted youth to and from all in-house activities, field trips, and other offsite visits.

  • Taught lessons that were required by the program.

  • Helped build and paint the set for our end of camp performance.

SEPTEMBER 2008 - MAY 2010

St. Lawrence University Canton, NY

Digital Media Teaching Assistant | 9/2009 - 5/2010

  • Led class in teacher’s absence.

  • Kept office hours to meet with and assist students.

NCAT Lab Attendant | 9/2008 - 5/2010

  • Assisted in the use of iLife Suite, Adobe Suite, and other digital media software.

  • Taught fellow students how to use and handle digital media equipment.

  • Sanitized and maintained the general upkeep of the lab and its equipment.

HEOP Mentor | 7/2009 - 8/2009

  • Tutored incoming freshmen in discourse studies.

  • Mediated disputes between students calmly and effectively.

  • Assisted in the coordination of student activities and events.

  • Led group exercises to enhance trust and community.

  • Counseled underclassmen who were struggling from the social and academic shock of starting college.

Skills

  • Form Building

  • Website Administration

  • Basic Social Media Management

  • Writing

    • Blogging

    • DIY Articles

    • Advice Articles

    • Mindfulness Articles

  • Art

    • Graphic Design

    • Crochet

    • Drawing

Please contact me for inquiries and references!