Brandi Riley

Brandi Riley

Senior Manager, Community Relations at Collective Bias

Location
Oakland, California (San Francisco Bay Area)
Industry
Marketing and Advertising

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Brandi Riley's Overview

Current
Past
  • iVoice Video Correspondent at iVillage
  • Education Programs Development Manager at EducationWorks
  • Brand Blogger / Campaign Lead (consultant) at Collective Bias
Education
Connections

500+ connections

Websites

Brandi Riley's Summary

Education, non-profit and social media "big picture" professional with over 10 years of experience in facilitation, program development and management.

Relationship Building and Coaching
Content Management (Scheduling, Creating and Managing)
Online Community Building
Curriculum and Program Development
Program Management
Advanced Technology and Social Media Skills
Staff Recruitment and Retention
Collaboration and Partner Building
Grant / Proposal Writing
Staff Development and Training

Specialties: written and verbal communication, training (creating and facilitating workshops), research, grant writing, relationship building

Brandi Riley's Experience

Senior Manager, Community Relations

Collective Bias

Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Marketing and Advertising industry

December 2013Present (10 months) San Francisco Bay Area / Bentonville, AR

-Collaborate with a team of Community Managers to create a quality online experience for a community of over 2400 influencers.
-Provide one on one technical and personal support to members of the Social Fabric community. -Partner with Collective Bias staff to design and manage innovative social media campaigns for brands.
-Serve as a liaison between Collective Bias clients and bloggers to provide guidance in building brand awareness through blogging.
-Develop Social Fabric community’s communication plan, and manage community messaging.
-Create and oversee editorial calendar for Collective Bias ambassadors and Community Management team.
-Provide formal individual writing and design coaching to bloggers.
-Educate Collective Bias staff and clients on current blogging and influencer trends including new social media platforms and engagement techniques.
-Ensure both influencer and client's needs are being served in campaign negotiations.

Manager, Community Relations

Collective Bias

Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Marketing and Advertising industry

August 2012Present (2 years 2 months) San Francisco Bay Area / Bentonville, AR

Collaborate with a team of Community Managers to create a quality online experience for a community of over 1400 influencers. Provide one on one technical and personal support to members of the Social Fabric community. Partner with Collective Bias staff to design and manage innovative social media campaigns for brands. Serve as a liaison between Collective Bias clients and bloggers to provide guidance in building brand awareness and developing authentic and relevant digital content.

Blogger/Owner

Mama Knows It All

May 2010Present (4 years 5 months) Greater Philadelphia Area

Create daily original content on a variety of topics that are interesting and important to women and parents. Promote blog posts on social media networks. Stay abreast of current events and pop culture in order to write posts that are timely and will engage readers. Record, edit and publish video posts. Work with brands and PR agencies to review and market products and events that enhance the lives of parents.

iVoice Video Correspondent

iVillage

Public Company; 201-500 employees; IVIL; Online Media industry

2010August 2013 (3 years)

Track provocative, female focused topics, and pitch video ideas to iVillage producers. Record video reports that address timely events. Identify and interview guests for video reports. Write articles for the iVillage site that coincide with videos. Assist with amplifying iVillage videos and stories through social media. Host monthly Twitter parties with “The Conversation Thread” co-hosts in order to further promote the brand.

Education Programs Development Manager

EducationWorks

Nonprofit; 501-1000 employees; Nonprofit Organization Management industry

October 2010August 2012 (1 year 11 months)

Determined and developed standards based, project based learning curriculum for 18 elementary out of school time and summer camp programs. Identified and fostered adoption of best practices, and collaborated to create written standard operation procedures for the implementation of educational programs. Recruited and managed 20 AmeriCorps Program Facilitators, and provided daily on-site coaching and professional development to the PF Team.
Designed and trained staff on project evaluation tools to ensure quality, engaging programming.
Developed and facilitated monthly workshops for staff and AmeriCorps members across various topics including career development, practitioner inquiry, literacy practices, and project based learning.
Collaborated across departments to write grants for private and federal grants including 21st Century Community Center, and Beacon grants.
Presented a workshop on Project Based Learning at the 2010 National Summer Matters Conference.

Brand Blogger / Campaign Lead (consultant)

Collective Bias

Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Marketing and Advertising industry

October 2010August 2012 (1 year 11 months)

Develop authentic posts/videos to promote products and brands through social media campaigns. Collaborate with Collective Bias staff to create effective social media campaigns. Serve as a liaison between brands, marketing/PR companies and bloggers to provide guidance in building brand awareness through blogging.

Teaching Artist / Dramaturg

Philadelphia Young Playwrights

February 2005May 2011 (6 years 4 months)

Conduct playwriting workshops which include writing, idea development, and revision activities to students in the Philadelphia School District.
- Assist students with developing and revising individual and group plays, and providing oral and written feedback.
- Create lesson plans and fill out detailed workshop reports for each workshop conducted.
- Co-produce, along with classroom teacher and students, a mini-festival highlighting the students' work at the end of the school year.
-Advise winning student playwrights on revisions to make to their scripts in preparation for professional staging.

Arts Specialist

EducationWorks

Nonprofit; 501-1000 employees; Nonprofit Organization Management industry

September 2006October 2010 (4 years 2 months)

Created lesson plans and designed projects for themes such as anti-violence, dance and poetry. Developed partnerships with citywide organizations, which resulted in resources and exposure to the arts for our students. Trained staff on new programs, and worked to foster an appreciation of the arts. Ordered and distributed art supplies for all afterschool.
Established a performing arts summer camp from start to finish, including creating a budget, designing curriculum, recruiting, training and managing staff, and overseeing 70 campers.
Developed popular, comprehensive arts based literacy programs for young readers, including "Crafty Readers" and "Focused Expressions".
Developed the D.R.A.M.A. Queens program, and taught leadership skills to middle school girls through the arts.
Completed the National Afterschool Matters Practitioner Fellowship, which resulted in the paper, "Girl Power: Building Leadership Skills in Girls"

Nonprofit; 11-50 employees; Entertainment industry

February 2005February 2010 (5 years 1 month)

Conducted playwriting workshops for students in Philadelphia schools. Assisted students with developing and revising plays, and provided oral and written feedback on their work. Wrote creative lesson plans aligned with the theatre's shows to generate student interest and engagement.
Collaborated with the Director Education and other Teaching Artists to write study guides for each show.
Planned and taught year long high school residencies.
Directed high school students in the creation (writing, acting, staging) of a theatre piece as part of the "My Philly Reality" program.

Playwriting Teacher / Summer Camp Instructor

Cheltenham Art Center

September 2003September 2008 (5 years 1 month)

Created lesson plans for 8-week class sessions, and 2-3 week summer class sessions.
- Taught acting and dance fundamentals to students ages 5-12.
- Directed and choreographed student final productions.
- Taught playwriting basics and assisted students in creating their own plays.
- Proposed, developed and taught new classes including D.R.A.M.A. Queens©, which uses the arts to inspire positive self-esteem and goal setting in girls.

Acting Apprentice / Summer Camp Instructor

Walnut Street Theatre

Nonprofit; 51-200 employees; Performing Arts industry

September 2002January 2008 (5 years 5 months)

Performed in educational and entertaining plays in schools throughout PA, DE, and NJ.
- Taught acting fundamentals and theatre basics to students in grades K-12.
- Developed creative workshops for students and teachers on various topics including diversity and using theatre in the classroom.
- Worked with area schools to develop and enhance their drama programs by serving as an Assistant Director, leading workshops, and providing other assistance as needed.

Brandi Riley's Volunteer Experience & Causes

  • Volunteer Interests

    • Causes I care about:

      • Arts and Culture
      • Children
      • Education
    • Organizations I support:

      • Shot@Life

Brandi Riley's Projects

Brandi Riley's Skills & Expertise

  1. Blogging
  2. Social Media
  3. Facebook
  4. Grant Writing
  5. Editing
  6. Program Development
  7. Social Media Marketing
  8. SEO
  9. Copywriting
  10. Brand Awareness
  11. Blogger Relations
  12. Copy Editing
  13. Communications Strategy
  14. WordPress
  15. Teaching
  16. Curriculum Development
  17. Public Relations
  18. Publishing
  19. Curriculum Design
  20. Public Speaking
  21. Social Networking
  22. Program Management
  23. Video Editing
  24. Nonprofits
  25. Editorial
  26. Creative Writing
  27. Staff Development
  28. Web Content
  29. Media Relations
  30. Newsletters
  31. Leadership
  32. Research
  33. Community Development
  34. Strategic Communications
  35. Training
  36. Integrated Marketing
  37. Press Releases
  38. Event Planning
  39. Youth Development
  40. Storytelling
  41. Proofreading
  42. Editorial Project Management
  43. Curriculum Writing
  44. Web Content Creation
  45. Publicity

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Brandi Riley's Education

Fayetteville State University

B.A., Speech/Theatre

19962001

Activities and Societies: Honda Campus All-Stars; President, FSU Theatre Company; Cheerleading; Alpha Psi Omega

CE Jordan High School

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