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LAKEISHA JACKSON 11244 Greenwood Ave N. Apt. 206, Seattle, WA 98133 | 253-3762799 | lakeisha_jackson@hotmail.


PURPOSE To assert qualifications as a strong candidate for Seattle Universitys Student Development Administration masters degree program and graduate assistantship. QUALIFICATIONS Strong transferable skills including analytical, organizational, research, interpersonal, leadership, teamwork, and oral and written communication. Seven years of professional and volunteer service at higher and secondary education institutions and nonprofit organizations in the Puget Sound region. Academic and professional experience conducting research for studies. Educational and professional experience with diverse populations including students, community members, business professionals and event volunteers via public speaking, face-to-face contact, email and telephone correspondence. Quick learner and open to training on new programs and technologies. Proficient experience with Microsoft Office 2007, particularly Outlook, Excel, Word and PowerPoint. Additional experience working with database tracking system at higher education institutions and non-profit organizations. Extremely flexible and motivated. Able to work independently as well as on a team. Skilled at multitasking, demonstrated through event planning and program facilitation. Served as committee selection member for numerous diversity and community scholarship programs. EDUCATION Bachelor of Arts, Sociology and Communication (double major), Western Washington University, March 2007 PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE College Success Foundation Issaquah, WA April 2007Present Program Associate, College & Alumni Services Support college scholars and alumni professional development opportunities through the Center for Career Success. Implemented through College Success Foundations partnership with the Puget Sound BOLD Initiative. Organize and coordinate logistics with vendors and community partners to plan and provide quality professional and leadership development, community engagement and graduate education events for college students and alumni who are recipients of CSF scholarships. Provide direct support to college students to ensure they are receiving guidance needed to graduate from college and find professional development opportunities such as internships and jobs. Maintain relationships with college graduates as they enter their professional careers and graduate education to build community and mentoring opportunities among scholarship recipients. Plan and facilitate workshops to support leadership development, public speaking skills and educational enhancement in CSF scholars and alumni. Provide staff management and leadership to a 16-member Alumni Board by supporting their leadership roles, speaking engagements and attendance at quarterly meetings and an annual summer retreat. Nurture board relations through direct communication, idea development, and clear planning. Handle programmatic and administrative tasks such as answering media and public inquiries, developing online surveys and Excel spreadsheets for various projects and reports, managing and processing budget expenditures, and coordinating meetings with internal teams and external organizations. th Recruited and coordinated the attendance of 150 college students and alumni to attend CSFs 10 Anniversary Celebration in November 2010. Western Washington University Bellingham, WA September 2006December 2006 Teaching Assistant/Intern Assisted Student Affairs Administration course instructor with lesson planning and classroom management. Provided extensive support services to 35 freshmen college students, including general academic advising, social guidance, tutoring and references to on-campus resources. Developed lesson plans around self-development, efficiency and actualization for students to feel self-sufficient and motivated on a college campus while helping the students bond and gain self-identity on campus. Fred Meyer - Corporate Office Human Resources Intern Portland, OR June 2006September 2006

LAKEISHA JACKSON 11244 Greenwood Ave N. Apt. 206, Seattle, WA 98133 | 253-3762799 | Directed, produced, and edited a professional recruiting video for the summer internship program using Globecaster digital editing software in a television studio. Developed and maintained the Meet the Interns profiles on the Fred Meyer internal website. Completed corporate business development training courses, including Business Writing and Turnover Reduction. Completed diversity training with Fred Meyers Diversity Trainer and co-facilitated diversity workshops for over 30 Store Directors and 50 department managers. Developed spreadsheets, charts and graphs for the Inclusive Business Culture Training class showing the courses effectiveness on Fred Meyer Stores teams. The final report was sent to Kroger Stores Headquarters.

Western Washington University Bellingham, WA March 2005March 2007 Front Desk Student Staff/Student Advisor Worked in the Student Outreach Services and the disAbility Resources for Students office assisting 400 traditionally underrepresented students and students with disabilities. Managed general administrative duties: greeted students and staff, managed calendars of two Directors and six Academic Support Coordinators (ASC) made advising appointments for students, handled student file maintenance, provided computer assistance to students, coordinated a multi-line telephone system and operated all office machinery. Coordinated and emceed special events with ASCs, such as the annual Women of Color Empowerment Dinner, the annual Multicultural Achievement Program Reception and various other scholarship program receptions which had on average 150-300 attendees. PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES Professional Association Member Seattle, WA November 2011-Present Member of Seattle Urban League Young Professional Organization. Promoting emerging local leaders by providing opportunities for personal and professional development, networking, volunteering and leadership. Book Club Facilitator Issaquah, WA March 2011-Present Facilitator of College Success Foundations professional book club. Selected books focus on social justice and equal access to higher education opportunities for underrepresented populations. Facilitation Training Seattle, WA January 2011 Participated in training facilitated by The Power of Hope, a non-profit organization that works with youth in various communities. The training focused on enhancing professional facilitation skills. Act Six Selection Committee Member Tacoma, WA October 2010-Present Read, reviewed and scored applications for the Act Six Scholarship program. Act Six focuses on identifying students in diverse communities, providing them college scholarships and supporting them in their roles as leaders in their communities. Conference Presenter Vancouver, WA October 2010 Co-facilitated a workshop focused on engaging and supporting underrepresented students from the college campus into their careers at the Faculty and Staff of Color Conference, attended by 175 education professionals in Washington State. Workshop Facilitator Puget Sound Region February 2008-Present Facilitated numerous workshops on the college going process, scholarships, public speaking, teambuilding and leadership development for students, families and administrators in community and educational organizations. VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES CSF Hometown Mentor Seattle, WA May 2007September 2011 Provide guidance regarding the college application process and moral support to Achiever Scholars during their senior year of high school. Usher Board Member Tacoma, WA February 2010-February 2012 Maintain order during and after services for members and guests of Greater Christ Temple Church. References available upon request