Deanna England

Deanna England

Graduate Studies Officer at the University of Winnipeg

Location
Winnipeg, Canada Area
Industry
Education Management

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Deanna England's Overview

Current
Past
  • Volunteer - Alumni Association at The University of Winnipeg
  • Production Coordinator & Acting Manager at SHOWTIME PRODUCTIONS INC
  • Youth Mentor at MACDONALD YOUTH SERVICES
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Deanna England's Summary

I am committed to life-long learning and am comfortable adapting to new ideas, management structures and perspectives. I have developed more than one position from inception and thrive in an environment that allows me the freedom and creativity to build new environments within an organizational structure. Through these experiences I have developed a highly transferable skill set:

• event planning
• leadership, supervision and training
• written and oral communication
• program research, development and implementation
• customer service

Specialties: Volunteer Management, student support and retention, marketing and promotions, presentation, education administration, website management and design.

Deanna England's Experience

Writer

UNIVERSITY OF VENUS

March 2010Present (4 years 7 months)

Regular writer for the University of Venus blog, a site partnered with Inside Higher Education, which is a collaborative venture bringing together the voices of GenX women in higher education from around the globe.

Graduate Studies Officer

The University of Winnipeg

Educational Institution; 201-500 employees; Higher Education industry

July 2008Present (6 years 3 months)

Organize Annual Graduate Students Research Colloquium, including all logistical details such as deadlines, abstract reviews, selection of judges, prizes, promotion etc.

Assisted with preparation of proposal for funding with the MacArthur Foundation for the implementation of a new Graduate Program on campus including the compilation of information, assisting with writing, drafts of support letters etc.

Assists University selection committee with Graduate Scholarship applications including promotion of awards, application review, dissemination of eligibility and selection criteria to committee members.

Engages in ongoing presentation and information sessions for students including: scholarship information, CV and Resume Workshops, orientation to graduate school, guidance on applications to doctoral programs.

Acts as general resource to all Graduate Programs Chairs and Graduate Students regarding Institution policies and procedures relevant to the Graduate Studies Programs.

Volunteer - Alumni Association

The University of Winnipeg

Educational Institution; 201-500 employees; Higher Education industry

April 2003June 2010 (7 years 3 months)

- Selected for team leadership functions in the 2008-2010 Academic years for the Volunteer Committee and in the 2004-2006 Academic years for the Events and Outreach Committee
- Recruited, trained, and supervised a volunteer force, including organization of a Volunteer Appreciation event.
- Participated in the implementation and evaluation of events, including a Katherine Barber (editor of the Canadian Oxford Dictionary) lecture on campus in conjunction with the Bonnyville lecture series.
- Presented reports on Team activities at Alumni Council meetings and AGM.

Production Coordinator & Acting Manager

SHOWTIME PRODUCTIONS INC

October 2001May 2008 (6 years 8 months)

Assumed a management role directing all daily company operations in the absence of the Manager.
Managed media promotions and marketing of theatre productions, concerts and special events as well as all facets of the production of consumer shows.
Organized show logistics including sourcing speakers, hiring/supervising staff, purchasing, budget administration, media interviews, and making all decisions on programs.
Delegated assignments to and supervised support staff. Participate in employee selection process. Evaluate and provide feedback to employees on performance. Train new personnel and act as an ongoing resource.

Youth Mentor

MACDONALD YOUTH SERVICES

July 1998August 1999 (1 year 2 months)

Supervised, guided and delegated tasks to high-risk youth in performing their community service engagements. (Required Criminal Record Check)

Peer Counsellor

University of Winnipeg

Educational Institution; 201-500 employees; Higher Education industry

January 1994January 1998 (4 years 1 month)

Transformed a struggling program into a recognized service with the UWSA.
Effectively promoted student awareness of the peer counselling service through exhibits, writing advice columns and ads.
Counselled students with personal and academic problems.
Educated students on policies and procedures of the University.
Assisted with the organization and implementation of volunteer training.

Deanna England's Volunteer Experience & Causes

  • Volunteer Experience

    • Volunteer/Organizer

      SlutWalk Winnipeg
      • Civil Rights and Social Action
      August 2011 present (3 years 2 months)

      Worked with a team of volunteers to organize marches to highlight the prevalence of victim-blaming and rape culture. Marches held in Winnipeg, Manitoba in Fall 2011, 2012 & 2013.
      These events included speakers and workshops at a variety of sites around Winnipeg.
      We also hosted a panel discussion for GenderFest on "Gendered Voices in Feminist Activism" in February 2014.

  • Volunteer Interests

    • Causes I care about:

      • Arts and Culture
      • Civil Rights and Social Action
      • Education
      • Human Rights
      • Social Services

Deanna England's Courses

  • Graduate Studies Officer

    The University of Winnipeg

    • Mental Health First Aid Certificate (DMISC-23039 1201)
    • Establishing and Montioring a Budget (DPS-15306 1101)

Deanna England's Skills & Expertise

  1. Volunteer Management
  2. Project Management
  3. Blogging
  4. Proposal Writing
  5. Higher Education
  6. Program Management
  7. Non-profits
  8. Policy
  9. Research
  10. Nonprofits
  11. Public Speaking
  12. Program Development
  13. Teaching
  14. Community Outreach
  15. Editing
  16. Marketing
  17. Event Management
  18. Event Planning
  19. Leadership
  20. Training
  21. Human Resources
  22. Public Relations
  23. Leadership Development
  24. Teamwork
  25. Social Media
  26. Workshop Facilitation
  27. Qualitative Research
  28. Program Evaluation
  29. Creative Writing
  30. Policy Analysis

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Deanna England's Education

The University of Winnipeg, Professional Applied and Continuing Education

Career Development Practitioner Certificate Program

20142016 (expected)

The University of Winnipeg

Master of Arts (MA), Cultural Studies

20102012

The University of Winnipeg

BACHELOR OF ARTS (HONOURS) DEGREE, Psychology

19931998

PSYCHOLOGY THESIS; Title: Religiosity and Neuroticism's Effects on Death Anxiety

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