TAMARA N. JONES
CAREER PROFILE: Executive Assistant with strong interpersonal and organizational skills with a keen ability to multitask a variety of challenges and responsibilities.
Executive Assistant to President 9/2011- 10/07/2016
Complete a broad variety of administrative tasks for the President including: Managing an extremely active calendar of appointments; completing expense reports; composing and preparing confidential correspondence; arranging complex and detailed travel plans, itineraries, and agendas; and compiling documents for travel-related meetings. Communicate directly, and on behalf of the President with Board members and others. Research, prioritize, and follow up on incoming issues and concerns addressed to the President, including those of a sensitive or confidential nature. Determine appropriate course of action, referral, or response. Provide a bridge for smooth communication between the President’s office and internal departments; demonstrating leadership to maintain credibility, trust and support with senior management staff. Work closely and effectively with President to keep him well informed of upcoming commitments and responsibilities, following up appropriately. Prioritize conflicting needs; handle matters expeditiously, proactively, and follow-through on projects to successful completion, often with deadline pressures.
Sales Assistant 7/2007 – 12/2009
Assisted in the business development efforts of the team and marketing of residential real estate services. Worked under the direct supervision of experienced sales professionals. Updated and maintained team database. Met with clients and accompanied sales professionals to property sites. Gathered and coordinated materials necessary for transactions, including commission agreements, leases, and sales agreements. Drafted various correspondences to existing and prospective clients. Coordinated and sent marketing materials. Compiled packages of property data for clients that contain material specifically tailored to each client. Prepared owner surveys, summary reports, maps, and presentations for listings. Updated property and client database with updated information gathered through research. Other duties as assigned.
Sales Associate 8/2004- 6/2007
Marketed homes in the local community by utilizing a proven successful marketing plan. Provided virtual tours on web site of apartments listed providing them with additional exposure. Created sales brochures for each listing to profitably market the home. Promoted sales of properties through advertisements, open houses, and participation in multiple listing services. Negotiated the best possible contract for clients. Worked with home inspectors and appraisers to determine any and all actions that needed to be taken prior to closing. Ensured that all terms of the contract are met prior to closing.
– Modern Language Association Member
– New York Public Library Friend
– Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture Member
– Common Ground art workshop volunteer 2000-2008
– Traveled North America, Latin America, and Caribbean