Whitney L. Carter

Professional Experience & Contributions

  • Community Relations Intern

    SPOKANE TEACHERS CREDIT UNION (STCU) – Spokane, WA Sep 2015 – Present

    Assist Community Relations Department with outreach in the states of Washington and Idaho. Increase visibility and establish community ties in accordance to the mission and goals of STCU.

    • Wrote two press releases that were published by two major media sources.
    • Appeared on the local network news, as a representative of STCU, at a sponsored community event.
    • Wrote multiple posts that were published on the STCU blog.

  • Opinions Editor

    THE WHITWORTHIAN – Spokane, WA Sep 2014 – Dec 2015

    Managed editorial staff and planned publications in accordance to style/editorial policies assuring all content met publishing requirements. Coordinated cross-functional tasks across multiple departments to allocate page layouts and design. Developed and managed editorial deadlines for digital and print news copy. Assigned/approved layouts, edited and proofread copy, and wrote column editorials.

    • Won 5th place “Best in Show” award from the College Media Association for best non-daily newspaper.
    • Created two new weekly columns utilizing input from over 500 students.
    • Wrote a weekly editorial reaching 2,500 students and alumni.

  • Resident Assistant

    WHITWORTH UNIVERSITY – Spokane, WA Sep 2013 – May 2015

    Facilitated and assisted student’s personal, social, and academic living adjustments to university lifestyle, socially and academically. Provided peer mentorship/guidance and acted as a positive role model to incoming and continuing students. Handled conflict resolution and created, organized, and managed residential activities. Communicated and enforced university policy and procedures.

    • Created and organized Fall Fest, the first annual full campus event.
    • Implemented eight monthly diverse programs for an average of 10 students.
    • Achieved 100% compliance rate for providing and delivering overviews of policies and procedures.

  • Visitation Supervisor

    DEPARTMENT OF CHILD AND FAMILY SERVICES (DSHS) – Spokane, WA Nov 2012 – May 2015

    Supervised and provided transportation to/from court-ordered visitation for children placed in foster care due to abuse and/or neglect. Observed, assessed, and documented parent-child interactions. Organized, copied, and filed case records.

    • Provided critical emotional stability for children in crisis.
    • Supervised court-ordered visitation for an average of three families.
    • Maintained 100% transportation safety record.

  • Childcare Provider

    YMCA CHILDWATCH/ADVENTURE ZONE – Mill Creek, WA May 2012 – Present

    FFacilitate and engage in educational activities and games for an average of 15 children. Initiate and maintain positive relationships with family members and staff. Maintain supplies, equipment, and materials.

    • Maintained a perfect safety record for 16 consecutive quarters.
    • Successfully completed annual corporate training reviews.

Community Service and Volunteer Work

  • Intake Volunteer

    HAND-IN-HAND – Everett, WA Feb 2012 – Present

    • Provide nurturing and compassionate care, for children recently removed from their home environment, at Hand-in-Hand’s safe place facility.

  • One Voice Events Volunteer

    JACKSON HIGH SCHOOL – Everett, WA Feb 2011 – Present

    • Developed and provided oversight for student events involving human trafficking issues.

  • International Service Volunteer

    SALT ACADEMY – Battambang, Cambodia Summers 2004 – 2011

    • Worked with marginalized youth/girls rescued from human trafficking and orphanages in Cambodia.

Awards & Honors

    • ICW-Violet A. Boyer Scholarship recipient (2014-2015)
    • Sharon Nelson Scholarship recipient (2013-2015)
    • Most Inspirational for High School Soccer (2009-2012)
    • Mill Creek Rotary Student of the Year (2012)
    • Mill Creek Journal Student of the Month (2011)
    • AP Scholar (2011-2012)
    • Whitworth University Communications, Departmental Scholarship Award (2011)

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts, Communication, Minor in Political Science

    Whitworth University, Spokane, WA 2015
  • Certificate of Study

    University of the Nations (U of N), Kona, HI Sep 2005 – Feb 2006

Core Competencies

  • Community Relations and Outreach
  • Cross-functional Team Management
  • Press Releases
  • Publishing Layout and Design
  • Editorials and Written Communication
  • Public Speaking
  • Leadership and Development
  • Program and Project Management
  • AP and Creative Writing
  • Intercultural Exchange / Cultural Immersion
  • International Mission Work
  • InDesign Publishing Software