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Tutor profile: Ben D.

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Ben D.
Marketing and Government Professional
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About Ben

About Ben
Hi! I have a decade of experience in communications roles and a graduate degree with honors from a top-tier university. I've worked in government, advocacy, and political organizations. Now, I'm excited to help you learn!

Teaching Experience

Teaching Experience
My first job in high school was teaching swim lessons, and I've taught others as part of every role I've had since. I've led trainings in computer applications (Word, Excel, graphic design), in communications strategies (writing, marketing, feedback), and presented at conferences in front of hundreds of people. My approach to teaching is to understand where students are, identify ways to connect the material to them, and encourage self-learning and exploration.
Education
University of Washington
Public Administration
Master's Degree
2015 - 2017
Occidental College
Politics
Bachelor's Degree
2006 - 2010

Work Experience

Work Experience
County of San Mateo, Associate Management Analyst
2017 - 2019
Drove Improvements – Launched and managed performance management pilot to replace annual evaluations with feedback conversations. Grew program from 450 to 900 participants. Led evaluation to demonstrate statistically significant improvements on key metrics for feedback, recognition, and communication. Created custom data visualizations and reports to drive supervisor actions. Engaged Employees – Achieved survey response and peer-to-peer recognition rates double national average through digital marketing, presentations, and supervisor...
City of Seattle, Graduate Communications Intern
2016 - 2017
Developed Brand – Doubled social media reach through high engagement content, targeted ad campaigns, and humanized voice (FB: 2.7k – 4.2k; TW: 90k – 200k). Built Capacity – Trained staff, wrote guides, and created full-time role. Included underserved communities in policy process with targeted and non-English ads.
Communications Workers of America, Digital Consultant
2014 - 2016
Online Outreach – Led social media strategy for labor organizing campaign.
Communications Workers of America, Media Campaign Coordinator
2012 - 2014
Organized Workers – Reached 20,000+ workers with targeted persuasion materials for unionization campaigns. Led content writing, design, and delivery for national campaigns including newsletters, direct mail, digital platforms, and social media. Managed Materials – Negotiated contracts and oversaw consultants for digital, print, video, and promotional item inventory worth $100k+ annually.

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