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Sarah Rector

16 Clover Drive | Truro, NS B2N 5P3


(902) 890-9370 | sarahruth_817@hotmail.com

Qualifying Skills

Confident in public speaking to audiences of up to 100 people


Advanced interpersonal skills with the public and co-workers
Strong independent work ethic as shown through work and school
Knowledgeable in strategic planning in a work setting
Proficient using Microsoft Office such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint
Certified in WHIMIS and First Aid

Education
Bachelor of Public Relations
(Co-operative Education)
Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax, NS

September 2012 - Present

High School Diploma


Cobequid Educational Centre, Truro, NS

September 2009 - June 2012

Public Relations Work Experience


Communications Coordinator (Co-op 3)
The Halifax Seaport Farmers Market (HSFM)

September 2015 December 2015

Wrote and edited vendor updates for 250 vendors and staff members
Planned and coordinated The Grand Opening of The Shelf event
Wrote and edited two HSFM policies
Worked closely with the public at the customer service desk and at The Shelf
Interviewed six vendors and approved edits for vendor videos promoting the weekday market

Communications Officer (Co-op 2)


Chignecto-Central Regional School Board (CCRSB), Truro, NS

January 2015 - April 2015

Wrote, edited, and published 68 stories about students and staff for the CCRSB website
Wrote six stories for the monthly Superintendents Report published online and hard copy
Wrote daily media reports for staff and school board members
Interviewed CCRSB staff and students for stories used on the CCRSB website and in the
monthly Superintendents Report published online and in hard copy
Updated and monitored CCRSB social media daily to the public
Developed weekly social media posts for the #WeAreNotAfraid Wednesdays for the purposes
of anti-bullying
Assisted with video shoot and interviewed students for Rally Against Racism that was shown in
all CCRSB schools and published to the CCRSB YouTube page

Active Transportation Intern (Co-op 1)

Sarah Rector
Town of Truro and Municipality of Colchester, Truro, NS

(902) 890-9370
May 2014 - August 2014

Coordinated logistics for Bike Week event which included catering and crafts in partnership
with the Truro Library
Participated in a street closure and community engagement event promoting Truro and
community which provided feedback for future promotion of active transportation
Presented one-meter rule at a community event and engaged with 60 attendees during a Bike
Week event
Interviewed and profiled users of Active Transportation for upcoming blogs and posters which
included coordination of photography, scheduled interviews and location
Wrote blog posts on What Gets You Places website made for Colchesters Active
Transportation campaign using information on upcoming events and committee work

Other Related Work Experience


Cashier/Cosmetologist
July 2011 - August 2013
MacQuarries Pharmasave, Truro, NS
Processed cash, debit and credit card transactions with a high degree of accuracy
Handled bank deposits and processing bills
Provided excellent customer service satisfaction by promoting products to customers
Trained in using a variety of cosmetic products

Volunteer Experience
MacQuarries Relay For Life Team
April 2013 - June 2013
MacQuarries Pharmasave, Truro, NS
Participated in fundraising for relay which included public barbeque and basket raffles
Gained experience in working with large groups of employees
Volunteer at Vacation Bible School
First Baptist Church, Truro, NS
Particiapated in events with the children ages 4-12 years old
Taught children crafts, stories and songs
Coordinated children in certain groups for different stations

August 2012 - August 2012

Sunday School Teacher


September 2009 - June 2011
St. Davids United Church, Bible Hill, NS
Taught young children in a classroom setting
Organized weekly sessions with children
Participated in fundraising events such as Operation Christmas Child and Sleeping Children
Around the World

Sarah Rector

(902) 890-9370

Sarah Rector
16 Clover Drive | Truro, NS B2N 5P3
(902) 890-9370 | sarahruth_817@hotmail.com

References
Julie Chaisson
Executive Director
The Halifax Seaport Farmers Market
Email: jchaisson@portofhalifax.com
Phone: (902) 442-9485
Debbie Buott-Matheson
Communications Manager
Chignecto-Central Regional School Board
Email: buottmathesond@ccrsb.ca
Phone: (902) 897-8911
Brent MacDonald
Truro Operations Manager
MacQuarries Pharmasave
Email: brent@macquarries.com
Phone: (902) 896-1600 ext. 273