Jay Stuart Stooksberry

jstooksberry@gmail.com
jaystooksberry.com
linkedin.com/in/jaystooksberry

Objective 
Dedicated, results-oriented, personable, and highly skilled writer seeking employment with reputable publication

Education

Regis University ~ Bachelor’s of Science & Art in Political Economy and History (2004)

Regis University ~ Master’s in Nonprofit Management (2010)

Professional History

Region 10 League for Economic Assistance & Planning ~ Regional Development Coordinator (April 2014 – Present

Self-employed ~ Freelance Copywriter (January 2014 – Present) 

Black Canyon Boys & Girls Clubs ~ Branch Director (August 2013 – April 2014)

Mountain Valley News ~ Staff Sports Reporter (September 2012 – August 2013)

CB’s Tavern ~ Co-Owner, Social Media/Website Manager (April 2011 – Present

ESM, a Xerox Company ~ Client Services Manager (May 2012 – May 2013)

Regis University ~ Admissions Counselor & Western Colorado Regional Representative (August 2008 – May 2012)

Colorado Council on High School & College Relations ~ Chair of Membership Committee (August 2008 – June 2011)

Leader’s Challenge ~ Enrollment and Database Manager (July 2007 – August 2008)

Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver ~ Social Recreation Director, Federal Grants Manager, and General Ledger Clerk (May 2002 – July 2007)

Professional Highlights

Responsible for largest admissions application load for Regis University, but still managed to provide personal contact to all parties – resulting in increased matriculation of students 67% during tenure

Developed marketing protocol and best practices for Region 10, including improvements to search engine optimization, web content, and social media presence – increasing traffic to website 77% during my tenure

Produced engaging web content and copy for a diverse group of clients, including multiple research-heavy articles about political issues for DifferenceBetween.net

Successfully awarded nearly $1 million in grant funding in less than one year with Region 10

While with ESM, successfully increased services delivered to strategic clients and helped foster new relationships, while maintaining relationships that constituted over $2.8 million of annual revenue

Created, edited, and managed external communications as part of marketing strategy for Regis University’s Office of Admissions

Singlehandedly increased membership of Colorado Council of High School & College Relations by 40% through extensive multifaceted communications and targeted outreach

Created and maintained web-based communications for CB’s Tavern and Your Downtown Delta, including blog, traditional social media, and website (work can be viewed at www.cbstavern.com and www.yourdowntowndelta.org)

Professional Skills and Qualities

Multifaceted communicator with strong writing skills who can eloquently convey messages through written and verbal communications

Technological competence in numerous platforms (Microsoft Office, web development, social media, Recruiter CRM, data imaging, Quickbooks, Blackbaud, GiftWorks, etc.) and confidence to learn new programs quickly

Highly personable individual, based on public-facing professional background and genuine commitment to services

Analytical mindset (based on database and accounting experience) that thrives on metrics, data, and reporting

Infectious sense of humor that plays well in a team dynamic

Professional References (available upon request)