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Tutor profile: Coiya T.

Coiya T.
Writing/Editing Tutor with 20 years of experience


About Coiya

About Coiya
My career experience started as a journalist more than 20 years ago, but a majority of my work history has focused on corporate communications, marketing, and public relations. I am an award-winning business communicator with experience in both large, publicly traded corporations as well as small businesses and nonprofits in the private sector.

Teaching Experience

Teaching Experience
I have never formally trained as a teacher, but I have experience as a corporate trainer and leader who has managed a team for more than 18 years.
University of Phoenix
Business Administration
Master's Degree
2001 - 2003
North Dakota State University
Mass Communication and Journalism
Bachelor's Degree
1993 - 1996

Work Experience

Work Experience
Community Violence Intervention Center, President/CEO
2019 - Present
• Oversee a team of 80-plus paid staff and an annual budget of more than $5 million. • Provide core oversight of leadership development, business/donor development and financial health. • Guide and direct the organization’s strategic plan, which is designed to minimize and eventually end violence – in two generations. Key Accomplishments • Developed employee recognition program (Dove Tales) tied to core values. • Launched leadership development and coaching program for mid-level and senior managers. • Experienced a 50 percent turnover...
Jeremiah Program, Development Director
2017 - 2019
• Develop fundraising targets and oversee all development efforts including planned giving, major gifts (corporate and individual), grants, and special events for this nonprofit organization's $1 million budget. • Manage all marketing, public relations, community relations, and social media promotions. • Oversee direct reports and a volunteer force of more than 400. Key Accomplishments • Raised more than $300,000 (more than 80 percent in private donations) during the first 60 days. • Exceeded 2018 fundraising goals by nearly 50 percent...
Western Agency, Inc., Partner/Vice President of Marketing & Operations
2014 - 2017
• Managed a $3 million book of business for several commercial insurance accounts in both rural and urban markets. • Analyzed, reviewed and marketed policies for both commercial and farm clients. • Developed relationships with key commercial carriers. • Led a team of 18 support staff for 11 locations throughout two states (ND, SD). • Coached sales agents on developing their markets, closing deals and procuring leads. Key Accomplishments • Wrote nearly $300K of personal premium during first year as an agent. • Generated personal leads that...
Sun Health, Vice President, Corporate Communications & Public Relations
2010 - 2014
 Provided counsel, developed strategies and implemented internal and external communication tactics designed to generate enrollment in new community health programs, elevated donor relationships and fundraising potential, increased occupancy within the organization’s senior living communities, and amplified brand awareness and consumer loyalty.  Provided oversight, counsel and execution of both internal and external communications goals and tactics such as employee communications, crisis communications, donor relations, community relations,
Sierra Medical Center, Marketing Director
2010 - 2010
 Provided strategic marketing direction and tactical execution of several key business development objectives for Sierra Medical Center, one of three hospitals in a network serving the El Paso area. This planning and implementation supported service line priorities, key clinical implementations, physician relations and communications, employee communications, and community/public relations.  Reported directly to the chief executive officer of this nationally recognized 352-bed facility.  Managed a budget of nearly $1 million. Key...
Banner Health, Public Relations Director
2002 - 2009
 Provided chief leadership and executive management accountability for all internal and external communication efforts for two nationally-recognized hospitals within the Banner Health system. The hospitals included Banner Baywood Medical Center, a 342-bed community hospital and Banner Heart Hospital, a 111-bed specialty facility and “Top 100 Hospital.”  Reported to the chief executive officer of each hospital and a regional director of public relations.  Managed six direct reports (including a registered nurse, individual contributors and...


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