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Jane Toland

Jane Toland

Executive Assistant to the President at Pine Manor College

Location
Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
Industry
Higher Education
Previous
  1. Boston Architectural College,
  2. Tolhouse Design,
  3. Designer Cabinetry
Education
  1. West Virginia University
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West Virginia University

West Virginia University

IMC - Integrated Marketing Communications

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Background

Experience

Executive Assistant to the President

Pine Manor College
– Present (4 months)Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts

Head of Professional & Continuing Education

Boston Architectural College
(7 years 7 months)

• Educational director for Residential Interiors and Kitchen & Bath Design certificates, which includes scheduling courses, hiring, training and evaluating faculty, curriculum development, programmatic assessments and student advising.
• Administrative oversight for certificate programming that originates in P&CE, such as Design Computing, Historic Preservation, and Architectural Rendering which includes student advising, program promotion and coordination with other academic departments.
• Create new programming that relates to mission and is based on industry needs and trends.
• Attend industry trade shows and participate in local professional organizations (e.g. NKBA, IFDA, ICAA)
• Create, maintain and assess non-credit workshops and seminars – identifying needs and selecting topics, hiring faculty, promoting programming,
• Fiscal responsibility for P&CE budget
• Contribute to the marketing and media plan and in implementing the related strategies.

Kitchen + Bath Design Specialist

Tolhouse Design
(8 years)The Northshore of Boston

I am the sole proprietor of my own residential kitchen and bath design firm, offering design services that range from conceptual design, construction documents, materials sourcing and specifications through project management. As there are so many parts to coordinate during the course of a full remodel, I currently work with one client at at time, so I can devote my full attention to their project.

Showroom Manager

Designer Cabinetry
(1 year)Newton, MA

Design Assistant - High end Kitchen & Bath design/build company

designPLUS, Inc.
(2 years)Worcester, MA

Organizations

IFDA, International Furnishings and Design Association

– Present

2014 August - December, Interim National Director at Large
2013-2014 and 2008-2009, VP of Education for the New England Chapter

NKBA, National Kitchen and Bath Association

– Present

Served as treasurer of Northern New England Chapter for three years

Skills

  • Sustainable Design
  • Rendering
  • Design Research
  • Space planning
  • Residential Design
  • Kitchen & Bath Design
  • Materials and finishes...
  • Interior Design
  • Furniture
  • Finish
  • Renovation
  • Architectural Drawings
  • Drawing
  • Interior Architecture
  • Furnishings
  • Sketching
  • Cabinetry
  • Concept Design
  • Residential Homes
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Education

National Association of Home Builders

CAPS certified, Certified Aging in Place Specialist

The Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS) designation program teaches the technical, business management, and customer service skills essential to competing in the fastest growing segment of the residential remodeling industry: home modifications for the aging-in-place.

New England School of Art and Design (NESAD)

Decorative Arts Certificate Program

In preparation for a career in interior decoration/design, my design education included courses in drafting and drawing, color theory, interiors marketing and contracts, design studios, interiors materials and finishes, kitchen & bath design, and history of furniture and architecture.

Activities and Societies: Color concept published in Color in Three Dimensional Design, Jeanne Kopacz, McGraw Hill Companies, Inc., New York, 2003

Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Bachelor's degree, Consumer Services - with a concentration in Business and Textiles

My degree prepared me for a career in retail management, which I pursued immediately following graduation at two major department stores, starting as a management trainee and progressing to a dress buyer. Following next was fourteen years as an Account Executive for a major cosmetics company, during which time I called upon major department stores in a variety of markets.

Activities and Societies: Alpha Sigma Alpha social sorority

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