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Cynthia Blatt-Smith

cblattsmith@yahoo.com
http://www.linkedin.com/pub/cynthia-blatt-smith/b0/977/400
OBJECTIVE
Seeking an administrative position within a higher education institution where I can utilize my leadership,
communication, research, and organizational skills.

SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS

Dedicated and highly motivated professional with 14 years of higher education experience. Familiar with enrollment,
student affairs and academic affairs processes in higher education.

Ability to collaborate and work well on committees and with intradepartmental colleagues to share and implement ideas
towards the improvement of current processes and creation of new procedures.

Participation within numerous committees, organizational strategic initiatives, and professional development training.

Research, project management, event planning, communication, and organizational skills.

Ability to prioritize and complete multiple tasks, handle projects and function in team or self-directed environments.

EXPERIENCE

Community College of Beaver County

2001 - Present

Monaca, PA

HUMAN RESOURCES BENEFITS SPECIALIST

Coordinate benefits for eligible employees including health, dental, vision, life insurance, disability, pension plans and
coordinate open-enrollment and follow-up of enrollment and termination of all benefits

Administer COBRA and retiree health programs and billing

Process all Workers’ Compensation claims

Maintain employee files for Family Medical Leave Act ensuring federal law compliance

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 Maintain employee medical files adhering to HIPAA laws

HUMAN RESOURCES PROJECT COORDINATOR
 Developed new processes for information gathering for Exit Interviews, Employee Satisfaction Survey and Early Retirement
Incentive Program

 Reviewed results of Annual Employee Satisfaction Survey for development of an action plan for improvement.
 Developed monthly Human Resources Newsletter
 Assisted with employee recruitment and new hire orientation
 Liaison with national recruiting firm for presidential search

 Organized and led the Employee Recognition Program
 Responsible for oversight of the planning, implementation, and tracking of projects with specific deliverables

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ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT TO THE VICE PRESIDENT OF ENROLLMENT MANAGEMENT
 Volunteered and participated on college continuous improvement committees; assisted with identifying outcomes that helped to
improve admission process and enrollment/recruitment success
 Collaborated with institutional development department in efforts to recruit and retain students
 Liaison with other higher education institutions regarding retention and articulation agreements
 Collaborated with each department under VP in efforts to maintain status updates and department processes
 Compiled reports for Board of Trustees monthly meetings
 Handled and generated confidential correspondence regarding union negotiations and organizational litigations between vice
president and college solicitor
 Created and developed enrollment management employee manual
 Created enrollment management calendar for college intranet reference
 Planned and organized faculty orientation for fall and spring semesters; obtained keynote speakers for each event
 Implemented necessary updates for faculty handbook
 Responsible for tracking and maintaining completed program and course evaluations, faculty observation/student opinion
surveys
 Drafted dean’s list correspondence to qualifying students

EDUCATION
Penn State University

PSU World Campus

Master of Education – Higher Education Administration
University of Charleston

Expected Completion, 2018
Charleston, WV - 2013

Bachelor of Science – Organizational Leadership

Cum Laude

Community College of Beaver County

Monaca, PA - 1992

Associate of Applied Science – Medical Secretarial
 President’s List
Professional Affiliations
Leaders Serving Beaver County – Member
Beaver County Chamber of Commerce - Member

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