Amanda House

Freelance Creative Writer & Editor

Location:Tallahassee, Florida, United States
2 Skills
Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills are complimented by general office, administrative, and managerial skills. My career objective is to utilize these combined skills and abilities to contribute to a growth-oriented association.

Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Access
Knowledge of Oculus Imaging
Knowledge of State of Florida Purchasing Card procedures and restrictions
Ability to provide professional verbal and written communication
Ability to learn quickly
Ability to organize details with minimal supervision
Ability to prioritize multiple tasks
Ability to work in fast-paced environment
Ability to produce under deadlines
Ability to maintain office confidentiality
Ability to take initiative

International Development Center, Inc. ? Tallahassee, FL
August 2005 - Present
Executive Assistant
Assist Executive Director with day-to-day operations of executive office including, but not limited to, preparing correspondence, maintaining pastor’s calendar for business appointments and ministry events, organizing files, proofreading contracts and ministry-related distribution material, compiling training materials, creating PowerPoint presentations to complement training materials, developing and revising policy and procedure manuals, and collecting data. Other duties include creating financial reports to include profit and loss statements, balance sheets, cash flow statements, year-to-date statements, and projections. Responsible for maintaining communication with department chairs and receiving periodic updates on department activities including meetings and fundraisers.

Innovation School of Excellence ? Tallahassee, FL
June 2009 – February 2010
Executive Assistant
Served as personal assistant to executive director and assistant director; updated and maintained corporate files; composed correspondence; ran errands; answered phones; greeted parents; enrolled new students; provided childcare referrals; processed electronic tuition payments (credit card/automatic check withdrawal); posted tuition payments in Procare childcare management system; assisted with end-of-month payroll and billing cycle; reviewed employment applications; conducted reference checks; updated employee files; updated employee annual and sick leave; provided assistance to registrar as needed; created PowerPoint presentations; met project deadlines and completed other duties and assignments as delegated by directors.

Florida Department of Juvenile Justice ? Tallahassee, FL
Operations Manager
April 2005 – August 2008
Served as lead screener, conducted criminal background checks on potential employees of juvenile justice agencies in the State of Florida, utilized LiveScan and fingerprint cards. Retrieved demographic information; requested disposition information on federal, state, or local charges if necessary; rated applicants’ eligibility for employment with DJJ based on background results. Initiated exemption process for ineligible ratings if requested. Monitored daily and weekly progress of office staff. Communicated office productivity to immediate supervisor weekly, provided detailed progress reports monthly to office staff, ensured ratings were accurate on all disposition files; communicated eligibility in timely manner. Traveled to agency conferences, conducted presentations. Oversight of daily operations in absence of immediate supervisor.

Florida Department of Education •Tallahassee, FL
April 2004-August 2004
Office Assistant
Served as assistant to office manager, answered multi-line phone, filed documents, composed letters, organized files, created spreadsheets, performed bulk mail-outs to sponsors, compiled training material.

Florida Heart Associates • Ft. Myers, FL
April 2002-May 2003
Front Office Secretary
Registered patients, checked-out patients, collected payments, entered demographics, entered insurance information, verified Medicaid and Medicare coverage, scheduled appointments, ordered doctor’s lunches, answered phone lines, implemented new registration procedure in accordance with Hippa Law. Performed other duties such as filing, copying, and mail distribution, cleaning front lobby area.

Keiser University
Tallahassee, Florida
Associate of Arts in Business Management
Graduated April 2008
3.8 GPA

Florida Career Institute
Lakeland, Florida
Medical Assistant
Graduated February 2002
4.0 GPA

Skills (2) Rating
Creative Writing