Resume

Amanda Rush
 experience || education ||extracurriculars || honors || skills

Experience                       

Regional Program Director
Locust Health Solutions – New York

  • Responsible for preparing an intensive effort for Open Enrollment period to promote Medicare and Medicaid
  • Identifying and building relationships with community leaders for hosting meetings throughout Suffolk County
  • Coordinating logistics including timing, materials, and locations for dozens of events
  • Creating and designing external facing materials to promote events

Organizer
Democratic Party of Virginia –
 Spotsylvania, VA

  • Recruited and trained teams of over 175 volunteers that registered over 550 voters.
  • Managed a digital organizing campaign to engage volunteers and generate grassroots enthusiasm.
  • Built 3 neighborhood teams of fellows and volunteers to meet and exceed weekly goals.
  • Worked extensively with VAN to support a data-driven and metrics-based program, ensured data quality, cut turf, and create virtual phone banks.

Digital Copywriter 
Piping Rock Health Products – Ronkonkoma, NY

  • Writing copy for the Piping Rock website for specific products and product categories, as well as content for marketing material and promotions.
  • Responsible for writing label copy for new products.
  • Creating content for and managing social media platforms, including organizing long term campaigns.
  • Developing and creating content for the Piping Rock blog to coincide with product features and monthly marketing plans.

Communications/Research Associate
Marathon Strategies
 – New York, NY

  • Compiled early morning news clips; general media monitoring throughout the day
  • Wrote op-eds, press releases, talking points, written summaries of public records and news clips about politicians, policy issues, nonprofit organizations, corporations and other entities
  • Organized and analyzed polling, campaign finance reports and other materials from public databases
  • Provided general research and writing support
  • Assembled PowerPoint and other multimedia presentations
  • Recruited, coordinated and supervised summer 2014 interns.

Press Intern
New York State Executive Chamber  – New York, NY

  • Responsible for daily news monitoring
  • Successfully pitched news stories by phone on behalf of the Governor’s press office
  • Assisted with the development and editing of news releases from the Governor’s press office
  • Transcribed all the Governor’s remarks
  • Performed special assignments from the Press Secretary, Deputy Press Secretary, and Press Assistants; responded to inquiries from the press, researched background information for Governor’s appearances and monitored incoming calls.

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Education

  • Dowling College Oakdale, NY
    BA in English – Creative writing, minor in Marketing Management, GPA 3.6, graduated 2013
  • Suffolk Community College Selden, NY
    AA, Liberal Arts, graduated 2011

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Extracurricular Activities 

  • Member, Dowling College Writing Club, Raven’s Quill (September 2011-present)
  • Member, Dowling College GSA (January 2011-present)
  • Member Dowling College – Keeping It Real  (October 2011-present)
  • President, Dowling College Writing Club, Raven’s Quill (January 2012-present)
  • Senator, Dowling College Student Government Association ( January 2012-present)
  • Volunteer Tutor Dowling College – Keeping It Real (Milk & Cookies) (October 2011-present)
  • Contributing Writer, Dowling College Publication The Conspiracy (October 2011-present)
  • Contributing Writer, Dowling College Publication The Lion’s Voice (October 2011-present)
  • Associate Editor, Dowling College Publication The Conspiracy  (October 2011-February 2012)
  • Editor in Chief, Dowling College Publication The Conspiracy  (February 2012-present)
  • Editor in Chief, Dowling College Publication The Lion’s Voice (May 2012-January 2013)
  • Member, Sigma Tau Delta– Mu Tau Chapter (April 2012-present)
  • Member, National Society of Collegiate Scholars – Dowling College Chapter (April 2012-present)
  • President, National Society of Collegiate Scholars – Dowling College Chapter (May 2012-present)

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Skills

  • Highly organized with strong communication skills.
  • Fluency in Google software, Microsoft Office, VAN and Adobe Photoshop.
  • Some knowledge of HTML, CSS, website design and video editing software.

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