Recruitment and Talent Coordinator @ EducationSuperHighway is the leading non-profit focused on upgrading the Internet access in every public school classroom in America. We believe that digital learning has the potential to provide all students equal access to educational opportunity and that every school requires high-speed broadband to make that opportunity a reality. Our work helped shape
Recruitment and Talent Coordinator @ EducationSuperHighway is the leading non-profit focused on upgrading the Internet access in every public school classroom in America. We believe that digital learning has the potential to provide all students equal access to educational opportunity and that every school requires high-speed broadband to make that opportunity a reality. Our work helped shape President Obama’s ConnectED initiative and served as a catalyst for modernization of the Federal Communications Commission’s $3.9 billion E-rate program, earning our CEO the 2015 Visionary of the Year award from the San Francisco Chronicle.
-Proactively identify, engage, and screen candidates to ensure functional and cultural fit
-Facilitate the interviewing/hiring process
-Draft annual career development documents for all employees, including soliciting feedback from managers and peers
-Facilitate staff-wide professional development sessions around the education technology landscape
-Identify new ways to onboard and train new hires, as well as provide targeted professional development for existing employees From August 2015 to Present (5 months) San Francisco Bay AreaBusiness Analyst @ PCG provides industry-leading management consulting and technology to help public sector clients achieve their performance goals. As a Business Analyst in the Human Services practice area, I primarily focus on projects pertaining to child welfare and public benefits such as Medicaid and Title IV-E.
-Conduct research projects pertaining to child welfare, caseworker turnover, and public benefits accessible for transitional age youth
-Assist the Purchasing Division for the City of Detroit in implementing an e-Procurement system
-Create and implement new Standard Operating Procedures for the Purchasing Division for the City of Detroit
-Determine applicant eligibility for newly created positions in the Office of Grants Management for the City of Detroit
-Participate in proposal development teams as part of states' public procurement process
-Conduct program and policy research From 2014 to May 2015 (1 year) Research Assistant @ The Wisconsin National Primate Research Center is one of eight federally supported (NIH-ORIP) National Primate Research Centers and the only one in the Midwest.
-Create and implement enrichment therapy devices that encourage Rhesus Macaques to utilize their natural foraging tactics to minimize distress
-Assist with reorganization of colonies to promote positive socialization
-Consult with research team to employ best enrichment therapy practices
-Uphold safety and protocol designated by the lab From February 2013 to May 2014 (1 year 4 months) Client Service Management Intern @ LIFT is a national non-profit located in six cities around the US that strives to help community members achieve economic stability and emotional well-being. LIFT operates resource and referral centers where clients set their own goals and interns navigate the internet and local organizations to help meet them.
-Ensured a continuous flow of feedback and communication with clients by leading a community advisory board meeting and introducing client feedback forms to learn more about clients' wants and needs
-Developed three new workshops about tenant rights, networking and previous incarceration to educate clients and provide insight to their unique situations
-Conducted one-on-one meetings with clients each day to connect them with housing and employment opportunities, create and update resumes and cover letters, and create goal sheets to keep clients on track in achieving their goals From June 2013 to August 2013 (3 months) Camp Counselor @ Ensured safety and well-being of twelve children, ages 6 to 15, at overnight camp
• Created, planned, and facilitated activities such as art projects, sports and games, and team building exercises
• Conducted discussions on gender, sex, bullying and women’s portrayal in media
• Modeled positive self-identity, responsibility to community, and respect for nature From June 2011 to August 2012 (1 year 3 months) Office Assistant @ Performed office assistance by filing confidential paperwork, scanning applications, mailing admissions information, and running errands. Learned about the function and challenges of an Admissions Office. From September 2011 to March 2012 (7 months)
Bachelor of Science (BS), Human Development and Family Studies, General @ University of Wisconsin-Madison From 2012 to 2014 Psychology @ Seattle University From 2010 to 2012 Sophie Symonds is skilled in: Customer Service, Research, Teaching, Public Speaking, Communication, Leadership, Conflict Resolution, Organization & prioritization skills, Creative Writing, Social Services, Community Outreach, Management
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