RESUME

TAMARA M. RASBERRY, SHRM-CP

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Policy Development Specialist I Employee Advocate I Program/Project Manager I Recruitment & Retention Strategist

  • Generalist known for being highly responsive & results-driven; have earned confidence and trust among staff members for solving issues in a timely, efficient and effective manner.
  • Skilled in managing multiple project timelines and remaining calm while handling stressful HR challenges
  • Proven ability to develop policies that align with organizational values & culture while maintaining legal compliance
  • Advocate for fair, respectful treatment of employees to include transparency, clear communication, reduced hierarchy/bureaucracy, professional development opportunities and fair pay
  • Consultant to leadership on best/practical ways to attract and retain high quality candidates

CORE PROFICIENCIES
Policy Development I Recruitment & Hiring I Onboarding I Employee Relations I Training I Project Management I Process Improvement Customer Service I Metrics Monitoring / Analysis I Program Management I Issue Resolution I Employment Law I Brand Management I Social Media Strategy & Management I Email Marketing I Relationship Building I Strategic Planning I Content Creation I Benefits Administration I Public Speaking I Consulting I Performance Management I Employee Engagement I Exit Interviews


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

HUMAN RESOURCES GENERALIST       AUG. 2014-PRESENT

Nonprofit membership & advocacy organization dedicated to economic justice

  • Monitor metrics and analyze data to provide leadership with strategies for recruitment & retention
  • Develop policies and procedures and support employees with comprehension and implementation
  • Administer benefits programs including enrollment, employee education and vendor communications
  • Manage applicant tracking system, provide EEO data for AAP completion
  • Deliver strategic human resource solutions designed to enhance organizational culture & employee satisfaction
  • Devise training schedules based on recognized employee training & development needs
  • Introduced monthly HR Newsletter to promote employee education & communication from HR, create and curate newsletter content

SOCIAL MEDIA  CONSULTANT      SEPT. 2010-JULY 2014                     

Consultancy providing social media management and support to nonprofits & entrepreneurs

  • Designed and implemented new media marketing strategies to include use of various platforms to increase social presence and build brand awareness. Utilized multiple tools to analyze and gauge effectiveness of strategies.
  • Managed conversations and engaged communities. Advised on webpage and blog layout. Conducted blogger outreach. Wrote articles/blog posts on various topics. Managed social media for 2011 National Association of Broadcasting
  • Wrote PR content such as client bios and email campaigns. Created editorial schedules and content.
  • Conducted seminars on social media and branding strategies for business. Promoted live events via social media. 

STAFFING CONSULTANT/ACCOUNT MANAGER                   AUG. 2010 – NOV. 2010

Consulting firm providing full-service HR and staffing support to nonprofit organizations

  • Managed the HR Cooperative (service providing virtual HR support to small nonprofit organizations)
  • Fulfilled client staffing needs. Developed and maintained relationships with clients and potential clients.

HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER                                       MAY 2009 – OCT. 2009

International firm supporting and facilitating economic and industrial development

  • Provided full-service human resources functional support to include benefits administration, onboarding and development of employment contracts
  • Revised employment contracts to eliminate company liability. Created compliant employee handbook. Managed 401(k) vendor selection and transition
  • Researched employment law applications in countries in which the company did business, implemented as applicable

FREELANCE CONSULTANT/WRITER                               NOV. 2008 – NOV. 2009

  • Analyzed data and developed reports on findings. Developed marketing communications. Proofread and edited client reports. Oversaw projects related to website transition (Client: Nonprofit HR Solutions)
  • Wrote articles on human resources topics relevant to marketing professionals (Client: Eyeing Marketing)
  • HR Specialist providing HR support primarily in contract development and benefits administration (referred by IBTCI CEO) (Client:  International Business Development Consulting Firm)

HR GENERALIST/SPECIAL PROJECTS MANAGER      JULY 2009 – AUG. 2010  & SEPT. 2006 – MAY 2008

Consulting firm providing virtual and on-site human resources support to nonprofit organizations

  • Developed employee policy handbooks and benefits summaries. Managed all aspects of special events and conferences including Who’s Got Next? Seminar on diversity in nonprofit management & the Nonprofit HR Conference (2009 & 2010)
  • Conducted personnel audits. Hosted webinars on topics of relevance to nonprofit employers and jobseekers.
  • Developed content for career management website (work4nonprofits.org.) Used Adobe Contribute and MS FrontPage to manage multiple websites. Created marketing materials and budgets.
  • Provided onsite and virtual support to nonprofit clients to include: administration of benefits, development and presentation of new hire orientation and mediation of employee relations issues.
  • Utilized social media to enhance company’s social presence and promote the 2009 and 2010 Nonprofit HR Conferences

HR COORDINATOR/OFFICE MANAGER                  SEPT. 2005 – SEPT. 2006

Consulting firm providing virtual and on-site human resources support to nonprofit organizations

  • Assisted with administration of client human resources plans and programs. Provided input for development and implementation of personnel policies and procedures. Administered client benefit plans to include claims resolutions, enrollments/changes and communications to clients. Created client memos, newsletters and e-bulletins.
  • Managed full life-cycle recruitment process for administrative and entry-level professionals. Interviewed candidates and conducted new hire orientations. Developed and maintained positive relationships with client organizations. Identified new clients through research, marketing and networking. Conducted research on HR related issues, primarily employment/labor law and benefits. Established high-touch level of customer service with all clients.

TECHNOLOGY SKILLS / PLATFORMS
Windows OS
I Mac OS I Microsoft Office/Office 365 I iWork I ApplicantPRO I UltiPro I ABRA I ADP I Contribute I FrontPage  SuccessFactors I Skype I Social Media incl. Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, Tumblr, Flickr, Instagram, Pinterest, WordPress


EDUCATION

  • Southern New Hampshire University (Attending) – Major: Psychology, Social Psychology Concentration
  • Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) – HR Generalist Certificate
  • University of Maryland University College (Psychology and Human Resource Management Coursework)
  • Coppin State College (General Education)

PREVIOUS EMPLOYMENT

CONTRACT RECRUITING COORDINATOR (Citibank)                   JUNE-AUG. 2005

CONTRACT HUMAN RESOURCES ASSISTANT    (Citibank)       OCT.-DEC. 2004

HUMAN RESOURCES ASSISTANT                    DEC. 2004 -APR. 2005

Nonprofit membership & advocacy organization dedicated to advancing public transportation.

HUMAN RESOURCES ASSISTANT                    APR. 2002OCT. 2004

Nonprofit membership and advocacy organization dedicated to strengthening the banking industry.

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT, DEVELOPMENT        APR. 2001 – APR.2002

Nonprofit organization providing nutritional support to individuals with life-threatening illnesses and their families

PERSONNEL ASSISTANT                                                       APR. 2000 – APR. 2001

Federal agency committed to protecting the health and value of American agriculture and natural resources.


PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

  • Member, Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
  • Member, Human Resource Association-National Capitol Area (HRA-NCA)
    • 2016, Communications Committee – Social Media Team Lead
    • 2007-2008, College Relations Committee – Chair
    • 2006-2007, College Relations Committee
    • 2004-2005, Programs Committee