Sarah A. Chambers


SUMMARY

I am a Marketing and Communications Professional with a proven record of accomplishment in planning and leading comprehensive marketing projects in support of business goals and objectives. I’m a creative problem solver, with the ability to identify process gaps and implement proven marketing solutions in order to drive revenue growth.

  • Managed a team of six office employees and 10 field agents for over six years.
  • Implemented and trained office staff on new software at five sites in the Mid-west.
  • Increased the open rate on the Sprint Real Estate newsletter by 12% in 90-days.
  • Highly experienced in developing and implementing processes and procedures, and managing projects across multiple industries.
  • Assisted with three annual networking tradeshows for over 300 people by creating collateral, tradeshow itineraries, and recruiting speakers.
  • Highly experienced in running training sessions and writing job aids, user guides, and surveys.

SKILL OVERVIEW

  • Internal/External Communications (using AP Style)
  • Newsletters (MailChimp/Constant Contact)
  • Content Management
  • Brand Development
  • Storytelling
  • Marketing Campaigns
  • Project Management
  • Graphic Design
  • Website Design
  • Adobe Illustrator/InDesign
  • Publisher/PowerPoint/Excel/Word
  • HTML/Wordpress
  • Event/Trade Show planning

 


EDUCATION

2011 Baker University, Overland Park, KS
Masters of Business Administration

2009 University of Missouri – Kansas City              
Bachelor of Arts in Communications Studies


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Communications Specialist   
CBRE for Sprint, Overland Park, Kan. (Sprint Campus)
4/15 – Present

  • Compose external communications for Sprint to communication changes within real estate.
  • Manage the Retail Portfolio for Sprint Real Estate for the Regional Presidents (RPs) of Sprint by:
    • Design 16 individual decks by region (40 pages each) with graphics, and regional and national data that are presented to the RPs every 60 days.
    • Scheduling and running all deck review meetings with Sprint executives for feedback and final approval prior to the RP meetings.
  • Collaborated with various service lines and other key people to obtain information to create communication/marketing materials including but not limited to press releases, flyers, brochures, mailers, Sprint i-Connect articles, and newsletters.
  • Developed marketing proposals and collateral materials for Sprint Sustainability team, Facilities Management team, Human Resources and Sprint Real Estate Event team.
  • Increased the open rate for the Sprint Real Estate newsletter by 12% within the first 90 days.
  • Served as the project manager for the Sprint Real Estate website redesign. This involved transferring content, enhancing functionality, creating a new look and feel, while staying consistent with the Sprint brand. Also, created the marketing campaign and collateral for the website launch.

Communications and Media Relations Non-profit, volunteer position
ADHDKC.Org, Kansas City, Mo.
3/15 – Present

  • Designed website and continue to manage website content on www.adhdkc.org.
  • Design marketing collateral for print or digital posting such as brochures, flyers, and e-collateral for the website.

Accreditation Specialist
Concorde Career College, Mission, Kan.
8/2014 – 3/2015

  • Ensured proper processes, policies and procedures were in place to submit documentation to obtain and maintain necessary educational regulatory compliance.
  • Analyzed policies, practices and procedures to identify risks and inconsistencies with overall corporate strategy and values to provide recommendations to the accreditation process.

Irrigation Communications Coordinator & Operations Team Lead
Ryan Lawn & Tree, Overland Park, Kan.
3/2005 – 9/2014

  • Composed internal/external communications including but not limited to website content, blog posts, social media posts.
  • Developed flyers, mailers, and company swag using InDesign/Publisher.
  • Oversaw the lifecycle process of six irrigation company acquisitions from 2009 to 2014.
  • Served as the Event Coordinator for Ryan Lawn and Tree’s Annual Networking/Trade show event of 300 attendees 3 years.
  • Served as a liaison between management and other departments: communicated day-to-day decisions, priorities, and relevant project information related to irrigation services, staffing, and marketing goals.
  • Served as the Project Manager alongside the Software Engineer on the creation of new scheduling software that was completed and launched in 2013 company-wide.

AWARDS
2016 CBRE – Gold Star Award (June)
2015 CBRE – Shining Star Award (Dec.)
2014 Ryan Lawn – Game Changer of the Year Award
2013 Ryan Lawn – Employee of the Month (Jan.)
2011 Ryan Lawn – Employee of the Month (Jan.)


ORGANIZATIONS

Kansas City Direct Marketing Association (KCDMA) 2016
Toastmasters 2012-2014

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