Jessica Moes​
(651) 357-0150
jessica.moes@gmail.com

experience & education

 
 
 
 
2019
2018
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2017
2017
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2016
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2015
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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2014
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2013
 
 
 
2012
2011
 
 
BEST BUY        
Sept. '18- Present
Internal Communications - Enterprise Initiatives
In my next role at Best Buy, I continued to support the communications functions of the broader team in the areas below, but had added responsibilities in the areas of enterprise-wide communications. I partnered with internal stakeholders to roll out initiatives related to Best Buy's strategic growth, including initiatives related to company sustainability, social impact, health care and innovation and transformation. Additionally, I ran the Think Blue program, an on-campus guest speaker series. I built professional partnerships between Best Buy and notable individuals from both inside and outside the world of technology. 
GLOBAL SHAPERS  
July '19-Present
Curator - Minneapolis
I serve as the curator (leader) of the Minneapolis Hub of the Global Shapers. Global Shapers is an initiative of the World Economic Forum. The program is a network of Hubs developed and led by young people under the age of 30 who are committed to addressing local, regional and global challenges. In each Hub, Shapers self-organize to create projects that address the needs of their communities. 
BEST BUY        
Feb. '18-Sept. '18
Internal Communications - Contract Specialist
I joined Best Buy to assist on the Internal Communications team. In this role, I pitched, wrote, and edited content for internal company vehicles, including graphic signage, public-facing web, and print magazines. I helped coordinate on-campus company events, including employee engagement events, executive meetings and quarterly earnings disclosures. I also assisted with event briefings for company executives, including the CEO. 
HIRENOMICS              
Dec. '16-July '17
Manager of Marketing & Operations
I returned to Hirenomics, a boutique executive search firm in Edina, MN, after living in Cambodia to help the firm with some short-term, high-priority operational efficiency projects during a period of strategic growth. Not only did I continue to manage the day-to-day affairs of the organization, spearhead marketing and development initiatives in the Twin Cities business community, and oversee multiple employee transitions, I also built out extensive metric-tracking excel programs, and worked with an operational efficiency expert to create long-lasting, efficient operational strategies for the next employee to fill this role long-term.
GLOBAL SHAPERS  
April '18-Present
Global Shaper
I joned the Minneapolis Hub in April 2018. 
TEN THOUSAND VILLAGES         
July '17-Aug '18
Fair Trade Marketing and Sales Manager
I oversaw all marketing and communications for a locally-owned nonprofit store that focuses on the expansion of fair trade goods' availability in the global economic sphere. I also educated consumers on the driving principles of fair trade economics through in-person sales, digital marketing and local nonprofit partnerships in order to drive successful sales for the store and its artisan partners around the world. 
EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH OF AMERICA         
Aug. '16-Dec. '16
Experience Interpreter for the Campaign for the ELCA
During a short-term position with the Campaign for the ELCA, I synthesized the stories I witnessed the campaign for the ELCA transform, and 'interpreted' this stories for donors and potential donors via sermons, presentations, and one-on-one meetings. I worked to connect individuals with missions and programs that match their passions.. My actions helped the campaign to raise significant major gifts towards its $198 million, 5-year goal during my short tenure. 
EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH OF AMERICA         
Aug. '15-July '16
Young Adults in Global Mission Volunteer
in Kruos Village, Cambodia
Full time volunteer, living and working at the Kruos Village Church and Life Center in Kruos Village, Cambodia. Primary duties include: teaching English and developing language curriculum for the church's after-school language program (for beginners to advanced students), teaching English in a local government school under government curriculum, developing nutritious menus and record-keeping for the center's Daily Bread meal program (feeding 50 undernourished children one meal on weekdays), and writing/editing grant requests and reports for a wide range of stakeholders for all the center's programming, including it's agricultural development program (in which over 200 farmers receive education on sustainable, alternative crop growth and economical animal husbandry). 
HIRENOMICS              
May '14-July '15
Manager of Marketing & Operations
At Hirenomics, a boutique executive search firm in Edina, MN,, I was charged with managing and developing key market outreach strategies. During my time with the company, I completed major marketing projects including redesigning our company webpage, developing all-new marketing materials for a new child-company, streamlining current marketing materials (including building case studies and customized pitch books), developing a company-wide style guide, and connecting Hirenomics to press relations. Additionally, I managed all internal office affairs. Iimplemented a comprehensive employee benefits program, built out an HR program, facilitated all billing and revenue (on a $1.2 million fiscual revenue year), and managed payroll and all office expenses.  I frequently filled additional roles as office administrator and administrative assistant.
WASH. CO. 4H ARTS-IN    
Summers '13-'15
Program Director
For the past three summers, I have lead a summer performing arts and leadership program for 75+ youth ages 12-18 through the Washington County 4-H Arts-In program. My job includes writing a 30-min musical for the youth to perform during the country fair, managing a large number of adult volunteers and technical staff, controlling a very limited program budget, and soliciting donations for said budget through private donors, government funding, and foundation grants. In addition to working with this particular program, I am a registered and active adult leader at our local 4-H Club, the Riverside Routers.
ST. OLAF COLLEGE    
Sept '13-May '14
Her Campus Online Magazine Editor
Manitou Messenger A&E Editor
After multiple years of working on the staff in various positions for two of St. Olaf's premier student publications, I was appointed to editorial leadership roles. At the St. Olaf chapter of the nationally-branded Her Campus online magazine, I managed a staff of 20 writers, editors, and social media specialists, utilized Google Analytics to optimize publication performance, and was in charge of on-campus outreach. At the St. Olaf student newspaper The Manitou Messenger, I pitched stories and thoroughly edited the Arts & Entertainment section on a weekly basis using Adobe InDesign software. In both positions I gained a strong understanding of content editing, AP style guidelines, and effective staff management.  Here are links to my written work on Her Campus and The Manitou Messenger.
METROPOLITAN COUNCIL                                         
May '13-Sept '13
Outreach Intern for Livable Communities
At the Metropolitan Council, I helped write and implement a cohesive outreach strategy for the $22 million Livable Communities grant program, funded my the Minnesota state legislature to support innovative urban and suburban development in the greater Minneapolis/St. Paul metropolitan region. During my internship, I began the process of developing an online database of over 80 past grant awardees that was inlign with the Council's redesign standards and utilized the Kentico Computer Management System. I also created and implemented a variety of outreach methods for the grant's stakeholders using email, web development, and paper marketing.
MINN (MINNESOTA INTERNATIONAL NGO NETWORK)  
July '17-Dec '18
Registration Chair for MINN Summit
I serve as the point person for all registration related issues for the Minnesota International NGO Network's annual Summit conference, a large gathering of professionals in the Twin Cities who's work relates to the topic of global development. My role includes coordinating Eventbrite registration, working with Marketing and Logistics teams, tracking all incoming registration, questions and concerns, and organizing any day-of registration details.
GRADUATE CUM LAUDE  FROM
ST. OLAF COLLEGE                         May '14
Bachelor of Arts in English
Cumulative GPA: 3.70
Concentrations: Media & Middle East Studies
Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society
Theta Alpha Kappa Religion Honor Society
EDUCATION ABROAD: INDIA        
Jan.   '14
Human Development
in Cross-Cultural Contexts
I studied social work and psychology via 3 courses and field studies at the following universities: Madras Christian College in Chennai, Christ University in Bangalore, and Dalaut Ram College in Delhi. Here is a link to my reflection on the experience
EDUCATION ABROAD:
TURKEY, MOROCCO, & EGYPT           Fall   '12
Term in the Middle East
I studied political science and Turkish at Bogazici Univeresity in Istanbul, sociology and Darija Arabic at the Arabic Language Institute in Fez, and history and Modern Standard Arabic at American University in Cairo. Additionally, I crafted a wide range of written reflections about my experiences under the guidance of my field course supervisor, many of which can be found on my Her Campus blog and on the Term in the Middle East program blog
GRADUATE  FROM WASHINGTON
COUNTY, MINNESOTA 4-H              Aug.   '11
15 year member of youth leadership and agriculture development program, holidng numerous leaership roles over the years at club, county, and state levels. 

honors & awards

 
St. Olaf College
Multiple Years
4 Times on Dean's List
St. Olaf College
 
O. & M. Otterness
Award for In'tl Study
St. Olaf College 
2012
4 Winning Photos
Gimse In'tl  Contest
 
St. Olaf College 
2010
St. Olaf College 
2014
Comcast Leaders & Achievers Scholarship
St. Olaf College 
2013
1st & 3rd Place
In'tl Writing Contest
 
St. Olaf College 
2010
Tozer Scholarship
 
St. Olaf College 
2013
Creative Non-Fiction Honorable Mention
 
Hastings High School 
2010
Hastings High School Salutatorian
 

skills & languages

 
MARKETING
COMMUNICATIONS
(WRITTEN, GRAPHIC, ELECTRONIC)

 
AP STYLE
COPYEDITING
BLOGGING
PHOTOGRAPHY
SOCAIL MEDIA AND ANALYTICS
GOOGLE ANALYTICS AND WEB DESIGN
 
VIDEO
PUBLIC RELATIONS
EVENT COORDINATION
OPERATIONS
PROJECT MANAGEMENT
BUDGETING
HUMAN RESOURCES
FUNDRAISING
DONOR RELATIONS
VENDOR RELATIONS
STAKEHOLDER MANAGEMENT
VOLUNTEER MANAGEMENT
WEBSITE MAINTENANCE
DATABASE MANAGEMENT / CRM
SOFTWARE
ADOBE SUITE
(PHOTOSHOP, ILLUSTRATOR, INDESIGN, )
MICROSOFT SUITE

FINAL CUT PRO
 
SHAREPOINT

HTML & CSS
COUNTRIES I HAVE VISITED:
USA, Canada, Cambodia, Costa Rica, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Laos, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, Poland, Thailand, Turkey, Vietnam, The U.K.SA
LANGUAGES I SPEAK (AND PLACES THOSE LANGUAGES ARE PRIMARILY SPOKEN):
ENGLISH
Native Proficiency
SPANISH Conversational Proficiency
KHMER
Conversational Proficiency
OTHER LANGUAGES STUDIED (NOT CURRENTLY IN PRACTICE):
 
French

Russian

Turkish
Arabic

references

causes & interests

 

Minnesota & WashingtonCounty 4-H

International Development & Human Rights

Solo Travel

History &
Religious
Studies

Global Shapers Community

 

references

REFERENCES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST.

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©2012 Jessica Moes

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