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Alison Baldyga (She/her)

Resumé

Currently living in

Mansfield, Massachusetts, US

Work Preferences

RemoteHybrid

Open to roles

Long Term Employee

I am an Operations professional with 5+ years of coordinating projects across Operations, Human Resources, and Marketing and 10+ years of expertise in customer-focused roles with a focus on creating inclusive and welcoming experiences.

Ideal Workplace Values

My ideal workplace would be knowledgeable about working with and developing neurodivergent team members. In addition, transparency and honest communication are always a big win.


Skills and Strengths

My Neuro-exceptional talent

I'm a connector and I love supporting people to do their best work. I also love building/iterating processes and resources (e.g., SOPs, business templates, L&D resources) and organizing and analyzing data to find patterns and trends, which I’ve most recently done for reports around google analytics, social media metrics, and HR statistics. My ideal role would focus on business operations (including administrative roles) or people ops (e.g., onboarding, benefits, employee experience, L&D).

Top 5 Soft Skills

CollaborationAdaptabilityCreativityReliabilityCritical Thinking

Inclusion Essentials

Accommodations

Closed captioningSpeech to text technologySend questions in advanceInterviewer experienced with neurodiversityAllowance of Fidgeting DevicesWritten interview instructionsEmail / calendar organizationConcise instructions for processingReceive information in advanceWritten InstructionsWait time for processing information Flexible scheduleUninterrupted work timeQuiet / individual workspacesEmployee resource group

Environments I'm comfortable with

Driving a vehicle
Working with food
Heavy lifting
Bright or blinking lights
Loud noises
Outdoors or places with strong smells
Standing for long periods
Uniforms (hard hat, hair net, etc.)
Working with animals
Interaction with the public
Variable temperatures

What is helpful for me: Having clear, written expectations of a role and priorities for weekly projects; the ability to turn off video during meetings sometimes since I process and listen by moving around (so as not to disrupt others); I experience auditory processing challenges and being able to use a transcription tool for meetings is very supportive; in terms of structure and change - I appreciate some amount of structure in my schedule (start/end times), when meetings are, and if I can be alerted to schedule or project shifts ahead of time (even one day) it allows my brain to process, reorganize, and move forward more quickly.

Experience

Check out my work

Worked for 4 years, 6 months from May 2017 to Oct 2021

Recruiting and Special Projects (2017 - 2018) & Marketing and Communications (2018 - 2021) - Clarion, A Life Sciences Consultancy

I started at Clarion managing the recruiting process, and in addition I researched, proposed, and acted as admin for our recruiting ATS. I also assisted with special projects in marketing, event planning, and operations. Less than a year later, I moved into the Marketing and Communications role, where I ran our social media channels, acted as editor for our alumni newsletter, proposed and executed marketing strategies (both inward and outward-facing), and managed our website and google analytics as well as acting as the liaison for various vendors (photography, PR, SEO, website, etc.).

Worked for 4 months from Aug 2016 to Dec 2016

Freelance Communication Consultant - HMS Center For Bioethics

▪ Established and managed communications calendar for strategic promotion of planned events and in-the-moment posts ▪ Crafted content for email marketing, newsletters, social media, ads, and website ▪ Developed new website pages from templates, input content and photos into Drupal, attached hyperlinks, and formatted content ▪ Designed digital and print collateral for internal and external promotions

Worked for 1 years, 11 months from Sep 2014 to Aug 2016

Community Manager - Harvard Innovation Labs

▪ Brainstormed and executed a marketing strategy (e.g., email campaigns and social posts) that lead to a 60% increase in applications and filled the space to 85% capacity in five months ▪ Engaged with Harvard stakeholders (e.g., students, alumni, and staff) in raising brand awareness and establishing enriching relationships ▪ Launched the i-lab Alumni Network—which assisted over 600 Harvard alumni who were involved at the Harvard i-lab to stay connected post-graduation. The corresponding newsletter had a 40% open rate from the first edition ▪ Designed and executed founder programming based on member requests ▪ Created community guidelines and SOPs and trained staff to run the space ▪ Established monthly metrics to assure our ongoing outreach targeted the best potential applicants as well as to report on current engagement ▪ Developed expertise in Capsule CRM to track the life cycle of prospective, current, and alumni Launch Lab members, better inform monthly metrics, and expedite the process of finding member data

Worked for 1 years, 10 months from Jun 2012 to Mar 2014

Space & Community Manager - Workbar

▪ Managed the Boston location of 170 members (over 100 companies) ▪ Filled the Boston location (5,000 sq. ft space) to capacity in just 6 months, as well as initiating sales for new spaces ▪ Generated weekly reports on our membership, sales, and marketing programs ▪ Content writer for the Workbar social networks and blog, along with supporting online marketing initiatives

Education and Credentials

Attended for 5 years from 1996 to 2001

University of Kansas

Bachelor's degree - Theatre Arts/Drama