Susan A.

Experience

Editor
Horizon Comics
Canada
April-2018 - Present

Ongoing editing and restructuring a graphic novel
Researching and giving criticism. Worked closely with design artists
Reading, reviewing, and rewriting manuscripts
Set up and designed social media and promotion.

Front Line Worker
Shepherds of Good Hope/ Hope Living
Canada
March-2020 - June-2020

Worked with the Ottawa homeless population.
Assisted in the Managing Alcohol Program.
Worked with the elderly, disabled and mentally challenged population.
Assisted in logging, scheduling and emergency response.

Intake Worker
Immigrant Women Services Ottawa
Canada
July-2019 - September-2019

Receiving incoming calls and acting as a liaison between service providers and interpreters
Scheduling and monitoring meetings using Excel
Excellent communication skills and customer care skills
Worked with a small, diverse staff
Multitasking, prioritizing and working under pressure

Curator
Canada Fashion Magazine
Canada
January-2018 - December-2018

-Created new content for social media, magazine articles and attractive graphic work.
-Prepared business plans and supervised a team of 6 volunteers.
-Assisted in launching a new magazine company in Ottawa.
-Worked with a small, diverse staff and volunteers.

Communications and Fundraising Officer
Mediavision Academy/ Productions
Uganda
April-2017 - September-2017

Fixed unexpected situations through critical, logical and analytical thinking.
Able to graphically create new and exciting materials, including monthly newsletters and boosting of social media profiles.
Successful promoted Mediavision’s new motivational series- Mr. Box.

Program Coordinator,
Women’s and Children’s Aid for Development (WOCAD
Uganda
September-2016 - February-2017

Produced strategic projects for educational services and wrote various proposals to UNHCR, DOEN, USAID and IRC to name a few.
Participated in prospect research.
Supervised 5 staff members and 3 international interns in a reliable responsible manner
Created and implemented an international internship program and student curriculum.

Marketing and Communications Officer
Inspirations Educations Services
Uganda
June-2016 - September-2016

-Created new and innovative marketing campaigns.
-Increased awareness of Inspirations Educations Services, both online and offline.
-Prepared media, adverts, and lead all IES online platforms including social media, radio, television, posters, SMS messages and newspapers.
- Completed administrative work, including filing and setting appointments.
-Networked with the community and with local schools. Planned strategic communications between other organizations and other similar institutions.

Communications Assistant
Maisha Film Lab
Uganda
June-2015 - June-2016

Assisted in administrative work not limited to filing, typing, research, scheduling, record management, notes, logistics, accommodation, flights and documents.
Prepared company manuals and reports.
Assisted in planning Writivisim Festival that brought in 100 international authors and writers.
Successfully coordinated the 3rd Annual Film festival.

Board Member
Uganda Village Project
Uganda
February-2014 - February-2016

Created new and innovative fundraising campaigns.
Specifically focused on water and sanitation, HIV/ AIDS, healthy villages and fistula in the rural town of Iganga, the east region of Uganda.
Participated in fundraising, research and their annual internship program.

Student Leader
Unsilence the violence
Canada
October-2012 - December-2012

Organized team meetings, developing comprehensive workshops that built the students’ higher capacity, and creating awareness and safety on-campus facilities.
Held workshops based on sexual violence, cyber violence and bullying.
Advocated to make the campus accessible for students with disabilities and overall a safer campus.
Closely worked and interacted with LGBTQ persons, persons with disabilities, minorities, and issues around mental health.

Education

Sociology
St. Francis Xavier University
Canada
September-2007 - September-2013