Christopher Clevenger 299 Dale Dr., Apt 101 • Kent, Ohio • 44240 CELL: (937) 509-‐2993 • E-‐MAIL: ChrisEClevenger@gmail.com
Enthusiastic, driven and dedicated individual with six years of experience in youth advocacy and political organizing. Award-winning organization, communication and interpersonal skills. Strong leadership abilities and solid work ethic. Self motivated team player. Deadline oriented with the ability to adapt to changing priorities and environments.
Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, (In-‐Progress) May 2014 Kent State University, Kent, OH 44243 Minor: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Studies
Proficient in Microsoft Office Programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook), Expertise in Adobe Design Programs (Photoshop, InDesign, Acrobat X Pro), Ability to work with both Mac OSX and Windows operating systems, Skillful use of social media and online tools (Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, etc.).
Nonpartisan connections to local, state and federal organizations focusing on political education, registration, advocacy and support for college students.
Young Democrats of America – LGBTQ Caucus Political Director | National | 2013 – Present Is responsible for the creation of external publications, press releases, caucus newsletter, and materials for use by members. Coordinates action alerts to members regarding national, state, and local legislation. Facilitates the arrangement of meetings with elected officials and/or leaders of other cooperative organizations. Young Democrats of America – LGBTQ Caucus Communications Director | National | 2012 – 2013 Manages and oversees all aspects of communication and outreach on behalf of the caucus. Acts as a liaison between the Young Democrats of America and caucus members, political leaders and members of the media. Works with state and local parties to coordinate social media and youth outreach initiatives.
William O’Neill for Ohio Supreme Court Director of Communications | Columbus, OH | 2012 – 2013 Oversaw all official campaign communications, event scheduling, social and electronic media management, press relations and outreach to state and local party groups. Acted as the lead campaign manager and coordinator throughout the campaign. Kent State Political Science Club President | Kent State | 2011 – Present Oversaw and managed the organization and its membership at Kent State University. Organized voter registration drives with local organizations both on and off campus. Served as a non-‐partisan liaison to local, state and federal political organizations. Advocated for student advancement and understanding within political issues. Organized an annual trip to Washington, DC to meet with elected officials, non-‐governmental organizations and political advocacy groups. Coordinated voter registration efforts with Campus Progress. Delta Lambda Phi Fraternity Office Lead Administrative Manager| National | 2010 – Present Maintain office services by organizing office operations and procedures, oversee correspondence, maintain email lists, and announce events and meetings. Provide historical reference by defining procedures for retention, protection, retrieval, transfer, and disposal of records, in conjunction with the Office of Information Services. Coordinate the office manual, and facilitate the planning of Office Staff and Board retreat in conjunction with the Office of Events. The Office Manager keeps the Executive Director and Chief-‐of-‐Staff informed by reviewing and analyzing special reports, summarizing information, and identifying trends. Kent State Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Student Center Student Assistant -‐ Program Coordinator | Kent State | 2011 – 2012 Oversaw and implemented social advocacy programs for students, faculty and staff at Kent State University. Implemented a straight-‐ally training program for student organizations. Coordinated monthly programs between the Center and internal offices. Developed a training guide on LGBTQ health and wellness for human sexuality courses. Managed social media outreach. Served on the LGBTQ Advisory Board as the student liaison to the Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.