Freelancer H. Aretha Blake
$ 30

Executive/Administrative Assistant; Customer Service Specialist H. Aretha Blake, Business, Accounting, Human Resources & Legal

H. Aretha Blake
United States, New York
Joined Jul 16, 2020

About H. Aretha

An enthusiastic, extremely organized, polished and well-spoken professional with over 20 years of experience working in executive, administrative support and customer service relations. Self-motivated and highly energized by working independently, collaboratively and collegially as part of a team. Culturally curious with a passionate desire for co...Expand

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H. Aretha
H. Aretha Blake
Joined Jul 2020
Last seen
1 years ago
AB OBJECTIVE To obtain a position where I can maximize on my competencies optimally and efficiently while enhancing my upward development and contribute to the growth of your organization. SKILLS Area of Expertise • Customer Service • Interpersonal Skills • Speech Writing • Relationship Building • Management & Communication • Research -internet/other • Microsoft 365 • Community Outreach • Event Planning/Fundraising H. ARETHA BLAKE [email protected] 646-492-0288 OVERVIEW Enthusiastic, extremely organized, polished and well-spoken professional Executive Assistant with a strong work ethic and extensive achievement in the coordination, planning and support of daily operational administrative functions and project management. Self-motivated and highly energized by working collaboratively and collegially as part of the team. Culturally curious with a passionate desire to continuously learn. QUALIFICATIONS - Interfacing with and the provision of comprehensive management for executive-level staff - Proven ability to interact with Boards of Directors, CEOs and other professionals at all levels - Write and communicate on CEOs behalf; corresponds with clients and team members in a manner and tone that captures the CEOs voice and intention - Demonstrated capabilities of time management – prioritizing and multi-tasking, meticulous attention to detail and accuracy - Participate and contribute to quarterly/annual budget meetings in maximizing growth and cost saving/sharing - High level of trustworthiness and confidentiality; proven record of consistent discretion and judgment - Solid gate-keeping capabilities PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT TO THE CONSUL GENERAL Consulate General of Jamaica, New York, NY • 1999 – present Evidentiary performance of exceptional executive and administrative support to the head of the organization on a corporate, national, international and community level. - Daily liaison with firm’s clients and partners - Developed partnerships and capacity-building strategies with current and potential investors - Implementation and efficient managing of complex calendars - Provided real time scheduling in making appointments and preventing conflicts - Coordinate extensive international and domestic travel; accommodations/ground transportation; creating itineraries and documents for travel-related meetings - Attend/represent CEO and organization at meetings on/off site; plan, organize and execute company events on/off site - Preparation of electronic and manual documents for meetings, transcribe minutes from meetings for distribution - Developed and maintained effective and accurate databases - Made recommendations and saw its implementation on success strategies for company’s growth and productivity ADMINISTRATIVE/CONSULAR ASSISTANT Consulate General of Jamaica, New York, NY • 1998 - 1999 Supported 4 Consul Officers and 1 Deputy Consul General - Oversaw a wide variety of administrative tasks and consular duties in support of executive leadership - Anticipated the needs of others in order to ensure positive experiences; handled calls/emails in a polished and polite manner while directing to appropriate personnel - Evaluated and conducted research with Consulates and Embassies on credentials for visas and international travel - Interacted with all levels of management, staff and clients with strictest confidence and professionalism - Dealt with community, social and welfare matters for and on behalf of Government/higher offices EDUCATION & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT - Bachelor of Arts: Business Administration, Political Sciences & Literature (incomplete) - Fred Pryor Seminars: “The Exceptional Assistant,” Management Skills for the Executive Assistant, et al.” - Board Member – Jamaica Independence Foundation Inc. - Extensive Event Planning – Corporate/Not-For-Profit; Volunteerism .

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