Charlene Chinn, JD

Charlene Chinn, JD

Wellington Management HR Professional Freelance social media consultant

Greater Boston Area
Human Resources

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Charlene Chinn, JD's Overview

  • Administrative Assistant, Office of General Counsel at DANA FARBER CANCER INSTITUTE, INC
  • Northeast Regional Thurgood Marshall Mock Trial Director at National Black Law Students Association
  • Summer Intern at Central Boston Elder Services
  • Summer Intern at MCKINSEY & COMPANY INC

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Charlene Chinn, JD's Summary

Human Resources Administrative professional with five plus years experience in the legal and Human Resources fields. Experience working in legal, healthcare, and financial services industries.Currently gaining experience in the area of human resources through recruitment/staffing initiatives as well as policies and procedures. Strong skills in effective communication, follow-through, analyzing issues, prioritizing tasks, and problem solving. Organized and resourcesful in office efficiency. Recent receipt of JD degree.

Specialties: Assembly of patent application files, experience in IP 5 software. Profient in MS Word, Powerpoint, Excel, Outlook, Peoplesoft, GEMS Global Entity Management,Metrics reporting

Charlene Chinn, JD's Experience

HR Assistant

Wellington Management

Privately Held; 1001-5000 employees; Investment Management industry

September 2013Present (1 year 1 month) greater boston area

General administrative
Providing primary phone coverage
Overseeing calendar management, including coordinating and tracking all scheduling of meetings
Coordinating travel arrangements, including travel & expense statements
Preparing letters, memos, and presentations

Coordinating and tracking all scheduling of interviews
Managing data entry in the application tracking system, including opening, updating and closing job requisitions
Retrieving and printing candidate resumes
Preparing offer letters
Assit recruiters with executive candidate research
Initiating background investigations and completing the new hire process for candidates hired
Organizing all candidate files and search files
Maintaining and updating staffing information such as agency and client lists

Management reporting
Ensuring accuracy and integrity of employee data upon entry
Producing management reports as needed for Sourcing Managers including weekly and monthly reports related to staffing activity

General HR responsibilities
Assisting with ad hoc HR project work

Contract HR Assistant

Putnam Investments

Privately Held; 1001-5000 employees; Financial Services industry

May 2013August 2013 (4 months)

Provide administrative human resources support to Invest Management Division. Assist in scheduling of early career hires, exploratory candidates and Equity Associates. Assistant HR Representative & Head of Human Resources with sourcing candidates. Scan Documents for KROLL background check verification. Assist in the facilitation of new hires using Peoplesoft. Demonstrate customer setvice support to Putnam employees and outside inquiries. Prepare exit interview packets

Temporary Legal Assistant


Public Company; 10,001+ employees; PRXL; Pharmaceuticals industry

October 2012January 2013 (4 months) Waltham, MA

•Overall administrative support for LRM Group
•Maintain & track pending matters for international & domestic subsidiaries
•Creation of corporate minute books
•Update entity corporate information with GEMS global entity management softwares

Employment Coordinator

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Nonprofit; 1001-5000 employees; Hospital & Health Care industry

August 2011September 2012 (1 year 2 months) Greater Boston Area

•Provides administrative support to recruiters and Director of Staffing
•Initiates new hire offer letters and background checks
•Co-facilitate New Employee Orientation
*Track third party vendor agreements
•Collects & sorts all New Hire paperwork
•Create Personnel Hire Forms for new employees using Peoplesoft database
•Coordinate onboarding process for summer students
•Proofread & approve all job requisitions to post on company website
•Maintains efficient tracking system for employment compliance documentation
•Educate current employees on HR Staffing policy and procedure
•Point of contact to for Temporary hires, and consultants in Institute
•Assist in other HR related projects within department as needed
•Draft Employment verification and travel letters for international employees
•Assemble J1 Visa packets for new International Hires

Administrative Assistant, Office of General Counsel


Nonprofit; 1001-5000 employees; Hospital & Health Care industry

June 2007August 2011 (4 years 3 months) Brookline, MA

Provided skilled administrative support and file management for Senior IP Manager. Assembled patent application files on a daily basis. Initiated creation of excel spreadsheets in order to maintain development of new patent applications. Designed the transformation of paper patent files to company electronic database in order to provide better for staff.Reorganized and indexed over one thousand prosecution files in order to increase office performance. Used IP Portfolio 5 software to ensure accuracy of legal bills

Northeast Regional Thurgood Marshall Mock Trial Director

National Black Law Students Association

Nonprofit; 51-200 employees; Nonprofit Organization Management industry

June 2009June 2010 (1 year 1 month)

Responsible for coordinating the Thurgood Marshall Mock trial competition for the Northeast region. Set up the entire competition for each round as well as provide qualified attorneys to represent judges for each trial. Provide assistance in the scoring process for the entire competition.

Legal Intern


January 2010May 2010 (5 months)

Conducted legal research on bankruptcy and employment matters and assisted in the drafting of complaints and preliminary interrogatories. Drafted legal articles for employment law and bankruptcy matters to the law firm's website for publication.

Intern, Clerk


January 2007April 2007 (4 months)

Observed criminal and civil trials and other courtroom related matters. Provided administrative support to the assistant clerks

Nonprofit; 51-200 employees; Nonprofit Organization Management industry

May 2005August 2006 (1 year 4 months)

Participated in company neighborhood projects with employees. Provided daily office managerial tasks
for senior management. Interacted with elder care applicants regarding community service projects.

Summer Intern


June 2001August 2001 (3 months)

Assisted in the recruiting department with reviewing and selecting candidate's resumes. Worked with the Executive Assistants in coordinating the Directors travel schedules, appointments, and administrative tasks. Processed AP/AR bills for the Finance Department.

Charlene Chinn, JD's Volunteer Experience & Causes

  • Volunteer Experience

    • Clerk

      Young Black Women's Society Inc.
      August 2012 present (2 years 2 months)

      Supports Board and Leadership Team in strategic and operational goals for the year. Holds YBWS By-laws. Responsible for maintaining records, notes, meeting minutes for YBWS leadership. Works with the Chairwoman and Executive Directors to manage communication between board and leadership team. First line of communication with public through management of YBWS organizational email. Supports marketing and communication efforts through some management of YBWS website.

  • Volunteer Interests

    • Causes I care about:

      • Children
      • Civil Rights and Social Action
      • Education
      • Health
      • Human Rights
      • Poverty Alleviation
      • Social Services

Charlene Chinn, JD's Skills & Expertise

  1. PowerPoint
  2. Excel
  3. Word
  4. Outlook
  5. PeopleSoft
  6. Legal Research
  7. Microsoft Office
  8. Research
  9. Microsoft Word
  10. Microsoft Excel
  11. Recruiting
  12. Policy
  13. Legal Writing
  14. Leadership
  15. Analysis
  16. Employment Law
  17. Onboarding

Charlene Chinn, JD's Education


Juris Doctor, Law


Activities and Societies: Black Law Students Association-Regional Thurgood Mrshall Mock Trial Director

Springfield College

B.S, Criminal Justice


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