Shaleeta Harrison
Communications Professional
Burnaby, BC, Canada
Professional Communication
Project and Team Management
Critical Thinking & Problem Solving
Strategic Planning
Adobe Creative Suite
Microsoft Office Suite
Chicago Manual of Style
Social Media Management
  • Senior-level executive accustomed to the management of a provincial non-profit organization.
  • Experience in several administrative areas, including strategic planning, employee management, and operations management
  • An enthusiastic worker, looking for freelance contracts, or a stable position.
  • Accustomed to responsibility and challenges, and willing to relocate for the right opportunity
  • Eager to learn new skills, and always open to new ideas and suggestions
  • Familiar with working alone, and able to achieve great results, but prefers working with others in a team environment
  • Accustomed to overseeing media communications, including social media, media releases, and television appearances
  • Effective and creative problem solver with a love of research
  • Background in professional written communication. 
Publications Manager
BCIT Student AssociationDecember 3, 2018-Current
  • Leads a team of students in the publication of a monthly magazine
  • Produces annual materials, including a student agenda, the annual report, and more
  • Copywriting and editing as required
Executive Director
Federation of BC WritersSeptember 2015- November 2018
  • In charge of ensuring the organization is operating smoothly and efficiently
  • Implementing improvements as needed
  • Managing editor of the quarterly magazine, WordWorks, which involved curating articles, hiring writers, working with an editorial team, meeting tight deadlines, and preparing budgets
  • Designs a strategic plan with the input of the board of directors
  • Ensures the board of directors is effectively communicating together; this includes planning, scheduling, and attending board meetings, as well as some dispute resolution
  • Oversees all grant writing; depending on volunteer commitments often writes and prepares budgets for grants
  • Works closely with the board chair on a weekly basis
  • Manages contract employees, and all business relationships
  • Successfully planned and implemented the largest literary festival in the organization’s history in Spring of 2017
  • Implemented changes that allowed the organization to grow its budget and members by more than 50% in one year
  • Oversees the website, social media accounts, the newsletter, the blog, the forum, the member management systems, and other programs
Communications Manager
Federation of BC Writers2014- 2015
  • Created a comprehensive communications plan for the organization, and carried it out. This included designing and implementing a new website, revitalizing the social media accounts (from 13 to 1600 followers in six months), updating the magazine and newsletter, and installing new software for membership management
  • Achieved a swift promotion to the position of executive director
Editor in Chief
Text Magazine2014-2016
  • Managed a team of three volunteer editors, plus several contract workers to ensure publication of six successful issues. 
  • Researched and implemented a business plan, including media relations and advertising targets
Marketing and Sales Associate
Eddie Bauer2014-2018
  • Provided excellent customer service, resulting in high sales and customer satisfaction
  • Marketing of product, including assisting with the store layout
  • Continued employment  here throughout professional career to maintain customer service skills
Intern, Marketing and Branding
WordStorm Society of the Arts2014
  • Re-branded the society, including rebuilding the website on a new platform, redesigning the outdated logo, and engaging the community on social media.
Shift Manager
Wendy's Canada2009-2014
  • Managed teams of up to 16 in a high-stress fast-paced environment
  • Ensured the financial goals were met, and paperwork was completed
Bachelor of Arts Degree
Vancouver Island University2009-2015


RECEIVED DEANS HONOR LIST 2009, 2010, 2012, AND 2013