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April Barfield

Community Outreach Special Events Coordinator

Inglewood, CA

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Accomplished professional with over 5 years of Public Relations, Event & Meeting Planning, Customer Service and Administrative experience. I am a dependable, loyal and detail-oriented employee, capable of performing multiple tasks with minimal supervision. I acquire excellent work ethics, strong computer and organizational skills, and a team player. I am knowledgeable in Microsoft Suite (Excel, Access, Word, Publisher, PowerPoint and Outlook).

Work Experience

Community Outreach Special Events Coordinator

Los Angeles Unified School District - Community Outreach Department
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Los Angeles, CA
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July 2008 to January 2010 (1 year, 6 months)

Coordinated and managed logistics for the Community Outreach Department's special events and community meetings. Identified, contacted, and worked with different sectors of the community, school administrators and students, elected officials, and LAUSD Board members to involve them in the process of building new schools and renovating existing facilities. Gathered and assisted donors and volunteers throughout the community for special events. Created budgets and monitored expenditures. Served as liaison with vendors, caterers on event related matters. Created materials during the implementation and production of the event. Coordinated all needed purchase orders such as event rentals, transportation, food and beverage and special orders. Managed event site set up (tents, chairs, tables etc.), directional signs (parking, event location, reserved seating and restrooms), decorations, and clean up. Maintained and created records, files, mailing lists and databases using Microsoft Suite (Excel, Access, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook).

Corporate Communications Undergraduate Associate (Intern)

Disney Consumer Products
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Glendale, CA
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2007 to 2007 (1 month)

2007 
Developed public relations strategies - produced public relations 
materials - assisted corporate events - contacted and worked with media outlets - monitored media coverage - and worked closely with 
internal departments to obtain company information. 
Familiar with SAP.

Public Relations Intern

Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG)
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Los Angeles, CA
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2006 to 2007 (1 year)

Assisted in coordinating successful events at STAPLES Center and Home Depot Center - assisted media in covering events - 
prepared said reports for upper management - and assisted 
community relations programs.

Student Professional Worker

Los Angeles County Department of Public Works - Road Maintenance Division
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Los Angeles, CA
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December 2002 to December 2006 (4 years)

Compiled data for engineering plans, specifications and reports. Answered routine questions from the public. Assisted engineers in map maintenance and research. Completed clerical duties such as data entry, filing, prepared correspondence and memos, and updated information on Excel spreadsheets and in Microsoft Access.

Public Relations Intern

WNBA Los Angeles Sparks
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Los Angeles, CA
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2006 to 2006 (1 month)

2006 
Created media guides and game notes during the pre-, regular and playoff season - tracked media hits using Internet Explorer - 
assisted press representatives in covering team practices, games and events - conducted interviews for media and department use.  
EMPLOYMENT

Education

Master of Arts in Management

Azusa Pacific University

September 2009 to June 2011

Bachelor in Public Relations

California State University -
Northridge, CA

August 2001 to December 2006