Accomplished and energetic professional with a solid history of achievement in innovative education, writing, and project management; motivated leader with strong organizational and prioritization abilities.

Areas of expertise include: strong analytic, verbal, technical and creative writing skills, highly adaptable and responsive in fast paced environments, ability to follow instructions well, make decisions with no supervision, and to create relationships and communicate powerfully with management and clientele.

Project Manager

Self employed, Seattle, WA, 2016 Present

Manage projects for small business entrepreneurs, including Gibbon Carriers, LLC and Jadlin, Inc.

  • Help to define and clarify project scope, set and maintain realistic time frames, cultivate clear communication with project collaborators, research project-related topics, anticipate and successfully meet needs of employer.

Personal Sabbatical 

​2015

Instructional Designer/Content Developer

​Various Companies,Seattle, WA 2011 2014

Worked on a contract basis for companies such as Rosetta Stone, Apex Learning, Microsoft, and HomeStreet Bank.

  • Designed instructional aides for instructor-led and online use.

  • Created storyboards for PowerPoint presentations, demonstrations, and other related facilitator and participant materials.

  • Developed and edited scripts for video, audio, and multimedia presentations.

  • Adapted instructional content for different types of learners.

  • Presented and made recommendations regarding course design, technology, and instruction delivery options.

  • Interviewed subject matter experts and conducted other research to develop instructional and technical content.

  • Researched and wrote articles and e-books on topics such as the English language, writing, and naturopathic medicine.

Production Manager and Content Director

EzLearn Educational, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil 2008 – 2010

  • Helped shape English language acquisition website for e-learning start-up.

  • Created engaging dialogue-based lessons and podcasts, and as Head Teacher represented the 'face' of meuingles.com.

  • Managed staff of five, preparing work schedules, training, and assigning specific duties.

  • Organized and headed weekly production meetings.

  • Planned, implemented, and monitored scheduled project activities to help ensure timely completion under tight deadlines.

  • Participated in B2B and B2C profit and sales strategizing meetings, and maintained communications with customers and key stakeholders.

  • Collaborated with COO and team members to implement innovative approaches to learning.

  • Reviewed legal contracts, drafted project reports, standardized company teaching approach, developed company methodology manual, and created teacher lesson guides.

  • Wrote, edited, and uploaded lesson content daily, contributed articles to site's blog, and participated in webinars and weekly podcasts, never once missing a deadline.

Bennington College, Bennington, VT ​

Bachelor of Arts in Theater

 

Sophomore winter abroad program, Spanish language and culture, Granada, Spain

Senior semester abroad program, British American Drama Academy, London, England

RESUME

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Skills

Articulate Storyline

Adobe Captivate

CRM and CMS

SharePoint

Project Research

Microsoft Office Suite

Complex Problem Solving

Social Perceptiveness

Languages

Fluent Portuguese

Proficient Spanish

Highlights

Created courses and content for industry-leading companies.

Acted as Content Director and Production Manager for an e-learning start-up that was eventually acquired by a top Brazilian English language learning company.

Wrote blogs for a popular English language blog site in Brazil, reaching an audience of more than 60,000.

Completed materials under tight time frames, never once missing a deadline.

Took over and successfully amended floundering projects.

© 2017 by Ashley Smith

 

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