Alicia R. Adler
aliciaradler1@gmail.com | (607) 972.1287

KEY EXPERIENCE
•  Project Management: Designing and implementing behavior change programs for improved public health in rural communities.
•  International: Collaborating with host country stakeholders including government, NGOs, and local institutions to support humanitarian and development programs in a multi-cultural context.
•  Strategic Planning: Managing the development of strategic communication campaigns and activations for internal and external stakeholders including employees, existing and potential donors, corporate partners, and media.
•  Communication for Development C4D): Developing opportunities for community stakeholders to identify local challenges and solutions through ongoing dialogue and creative engagement.
•  Media Relations: Executing proactive media outreach with top tier and international media outlets.
•  Event Management and Coordination: Planning and executing high-level events with media, influencers, and key organization stakeholders.

WORK EXPERIENCE
PEACE CORPS Madagascar 
Community Health Advisor and Regional Malaria Coordinator Feb. 2014 – Dec. 2015
•  Supervised and supported 23 rural Community Health Workers (CHWs) through ongoing training and capacity building activities focused on Behavior Change Communication, nutrition/food security, WASH, maternal and child health, and malaria prevention.
•  Designed, implemented, and evaluated an eight-month program to improve the skills of community health workers through regular health sensitizations in 140 households across 11 rural villages.
•  Wrote, managed, implemented, and evaluated grants for a range of initiatives including a malaria awareness festival, a capacity building program for Community Health Workers, and a safe motherhood initiative.
•  Piloted PECADOM+, a USAID funded initiative for proactive malaria prevention and treatment.
•  Served as Regional Malaria Coordinator providing strategic and technical support to Peace Corps Volunteers fighting malaria across the East Coast of Madagascar.

SUNSHINE SACHS New York, NY
Senior Account Executive May 2012 – Dec. 2013
•  Provided strategic communication support for international nonprofit organizations, direct international fundraising and awareness campaigns, and individuals focused on global development and humanitarian issues.
•  Advised on communication needs including strategy development, partnership development, internal and external relations, brand awareness, and creative opportunities for public, donor and media engagement.
•  Executed communication campaigns including strategic development, media relations, content creation, speech writing, blog and op-ed writing, and monitoring and evaluation.
•  Led communication and media relations for the global World Humanitarian Day campaign on behalf of the United Nations, global celebrities, and humanitarian NGOs.

WILLIAM J. CLINTON FOUNDATION New York, NY
Press Intern Jan. 2012 – May 2012
•  Contributed to the preparation of communication materials including video message, speeches, and briefings on behalf of the Clinton Foundation and President Clinton.
•  Liaised with international media outlets to secure and manage press opportunities for the Foundation and the Clinton Global Initiative.

UNITED NATIONS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME New York, NY
Social Media Intern Sept. 2011 – Dec. 2011
•  Maintained UNDP global Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google Plus accounts.
•  Listened to and engaged with the online global community on issues related to the Millennium Development Goals.
•  Led UNDP’s social media engagement in global campaigns including the 7 billion actions campaign and the 1 Action Against Poverty campaign.

UNITED NATIONS HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR REFUGEES New York, NY
Communications Intern May 2011 – Sept. 2011
•  Coordinated NYC World Refugee Day events and awareness campaign.
•  Organized a photo exhibition and opening event highlighting the plight of the world’s stateless people.
•  Supported Senior Policy Advisors in liaising with UN offices, attending and reporting on briefings, and other daily tasks.

NYU GRADUATE STUDIES PRACTICUM Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Student Intern Aug. 2011 – Dec. 2011
•  Created and implemented a social media strategy for Caribbean Craft, a Haitian business.
• Developed and proposed a community engagement plan to connect and communicate with Haitian families living near the North Pole redevelopment project in Port Au-Prince.

SKILLS AND ACTIVITIES
•  Languages: Advanced proficiency of Malagasy. Elementary knowledge of French.
•  Events work: Philanthropic, conferences/panels, entertainment, and red carpet.
•  Social Media: Proficient in Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Google Plus, YouTube, LinkedIn, Vimeo, Flickr, Podomatic, Tumblr, Storify, and Hootsuite.
•  Program/software: Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook), Adobe Photoshop, Cision, Vocus, Google Adwords/Analytics, WordPress, and Apple iMovie.
•  Additional experience: Translator for Caring Response Madagascar Foundation, Peer Trainer for Peace Corps Health Volunteers, Communications intern at National Economics and Socials Rights Initiative (NESRI), PR intern at Mary Crotty Public Relations in Ireland, press volunteer at Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting, Volunteer at Rivington House HIV/AIDS Therapy Center.

EDUCATION
NEW YORK UNIVERSITY New York, NY
Master of Science in Public Relations and Corporate Communication. Aug. 2010 – May 2012
School of Continuing and Professional Studies
GPA: 3.891

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHARLOTTE Charlotte, NC
Bachelor of Science in Communication Studies, Public Relations Track, Minor in Journalism. Aug. 2006 – May 2010
Epley Certificate in International Public Relations
Magna Cum Laude
GPA: 3.850