Elizabeth Bloodworth

New York, New York | elizabethbloodworth @ gmail.com


Christian Union

Events Manager, New York City

Key Achievments

  • Drove complete rebranding of flagship student conference including name, logo, and collateral resulting in clearer marketing and increased visibility of the conference
  • Upgraded major conference from paper booklets to digital app going green and saving $5000 in design/production
  • Created new alumni welcome events that each attracted 50+ young professionals in NYC
  • Reformatted winter staff conference to emphasize professional development greatly improving post-event scores
  • Developed new, specialized programs for children and teens at the annual summer staff conference to rave reviews
  • Built large conferences for Ivy League undergraduates and alumni with 550+ attendees

Major Responsibilities

  • Planned and executed 10+ events annually from small lectures to large benefit and student events
  • Partnered cross-functionally with development, marketing and communication teams to develop comprehensive program strategies
  • Created detailed work plans and conference schedules
  • Built and tracked budgets
  • Communicated event objectives and priorities with a variety of stakeholders
  • Developed and implemented social media strategies to market events
  • Directed designers to create look and feel, websites, logos, and collateral
  • Oversaw event digital communications including email, social, website content
  • Created and managed diversity objectives for conferences and events
  • Participated in site visits, venue selection and vendor sourcing
  • Cultivated positive long-term relationships with like-minded institutions and individuals
  • Secured and developed partnerships with corporate sponsors
  • Negotiated contracts with a wide range of vendors
  • Organized program production including audio visual and staging
  • Coached volunteer teams of over 50 adults and Ivy League students
  • Directed administrative staff and college interns
  • Solved problems as challenges arose and sought out positive outcomes for everyone
  • Made sure projects were on time, on task and on budget
  • Tracked, analyzed, and reported on conference survey and post-event data 
  • Mentored undergraduate women at Columbia University

FOCUS

Ministry Staff & Summer Programs Director, DC & NyC

  • Proven public speaker in settings of 300+ attendees
  • Selected and trained volunteer teams of up to 50 undergraduates and young adults
  • Built strategic and lasting relationships with donors, volunteers, alumni, parents, and youth
  • Facilitated info sessions to increase awareness of organization’s goals and strategies
  • Utilized social media to foster community and recruit students and volunteers
  • Developed and implemented training programs for staff and volunteers
  • Wrote training manuals and other key internal training documents
  • Fundraised on behalf of the organization via letters, events, and foundation applications
  • Organized and directed monthly activities and social events for 100+ students
  • Facilitated small group discussions with a wide range of age groups
  • Mentored students ages 16 to 21
  • Directed 25+ weekend conferences and 1-2 week camps for 40 to 250 students
  • Innovated and designed new conferences and international trips from initiation to implementation
  • DJ’d New Year’s Eve parties for high school students
  • Had a blast getting to know students and becoming a part of their lives

Freelance

Web and UX Consultant
Blog Contributor and Website Copywriter, Attendify. Examples: here, here, and here.
Contributor, The Streets. See page 58 and following.


Volunteer

Committee Chair and Committee Member, Young Life NYC
Alumni Admissions Interviewer, Duke University
MC (breakout session), Movement Day 2012
MC, TEDx Hewitt, 2011


Education

Duke University, Durham, NC.
BA, History.
GPA: 3.8, magna cum laude


You can find more detail about my work experience and education on my LinkedIn profile here.