Resume


 

 

Rashid Mohamed

E:rmfarah2@gmail.com |M: 303-638-1859 | Denver, CO | linkedin.com/in/rmmohamed  

@RashidMMo | rmmohamed.jimdo.com

 

Profile & Skills

Journalist with two years’ experience as editor of an online news outlet and more than five years research and writing experience with the United Nations. Fast and accurate writer with meticulous attention to detail. Adept at designing digital media campaigns and communicating complex concepts in a concise and engaging manner.

 

 

Graphic & Web Design • Social Media Management • Community Journalism Project Management • Statistical Data Analysis • Problem Solving • Report/News/Feature Writing • Proofreading & Editing • Microsoft Suite • Adobe CS6 AP Style •

 

Languages: English (fluent) • German (fluent) • French (basic) Spanish (basic)

 

Professional Experience

SOMALI AMERICAN COMMUNITY CENTER COLORADO Denver, Colorado (May 2018 – present)

Grant Writer

§  Write grant applications for state and federal proposals. Elicited over $120,000 in funding.

§  Research new grant opportunities and establish and develop funder relationships.

§  Develop questionnaires and plan strategic development for programs and funding.

 

COLORADO PRESS ASSOCIATION Denver, Colorado (Feb – May 2018)

Multimedia Journalist

§  Produced investigative pieces published in CPA’s quarterly journal, PressNext.

§  Created and coordinated content for website and social media, increasing CPA membership by 15%.

§  Designed, planned and executed digital media campaigns, notably for the 141st annual CPA convention.

 

ARAPAHOE PINNACLE Littleton, Colorado (2016-2018)

Managing Editor

§  Monitored and effectively managed social media analytics to increase publication readership.

§  Contributed weekly news and op-ed articles while managing digital content on website and podcast.

§   Trained new reporters to conduct news research, organize information and present stories in a logical, objective, and timely manner.

 

UNITED NATIONS - Department of Peacekeeping Darfur, Sudan (2012-2015)

Operations Manager

§  Trained and managed 30 international staff members focusing on team building capabilities.

§  Generated timely reports and prepared presentations and briefings for Heads of mission.

§  Coordinated logistical support for military during the construction of a UN airport in Sudan.

 

AUSTRIAN FEDERAL OFFICE FOR MIGRATION & ASYLUM Vienna, Austria (2008-2012)  

Court Interpreter

§  Provided simultaneous interpretation for asylum seekers in all stages of the asylum process.

§  Achieved 80% grant for stay.

§  Reviewed and translated legal documents and records for court proceedings.

 

UNITED NATIONS INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATION • Vienna, Austria (2007-2008)

Project Manager

§  Established proposals for the Technical Cooperation Branch.

§  Advocated key back-stopping during meetings and conferences and prepared weekly progress reports.

§  Designed and compiled the Arab Program annual report and presented findings at the 2007 UNIDO General Conference.

 

UNITED NATIONS INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATION • Vienna, Austria (2006-2007)

Research Assistant

§  Spearheaded extensive research project for two specialized United Nations publications.

§  Installed statistical indicators into INDSTAT4 database and prepared analytical reports.

§  Provided editorial support to publication authors and presented technical working papers at the 2006 UNIDO General Conference.

 

UNITED NATIONS INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATION • Vienna, Austria (2003-2005)

Project Liaison

§  Responsible for interviewing, selecting, and hiring 30 international UN consultants.

§  Analyzed and assessed performances and ensured timely submissions of data.

§  Configured detailed operating procedures and made sure data input was TOR compliant.

 

Education 

§  A.A.S | Multimedia Journalism | Arapahoe Community College, Littleton, CO (2016-2018)

§  M.B.A | International Business | Schiller International University, Clearwater, FL (02-03 & 05)

§  B.A | Political Science and Government | Ohio University, Athens, OH (1994-1998)

§  Certificate in Business French | Laval University, Quebec, Canada (1998)

 

Additional Information

§  Associated Press Entry Clerk for the November 2018 elections.

§  US Citizenship and English tutor at the Littleton Immigration Resources Center (2018 -)

§  Art & Photography Editor of the national award-winning literary-art journal PROGENITOR.

§  Applied for and received Ambassador Scholarship | Arapahoe Community College (GPA:3.94).

§  Completed six months military training in the Austrian Army.