Jessica VanderWall
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Location: Covington, WA, USA
School: Arizona State University
Major: BS Communication with a minor in family and human development

Jessica VanderWall

Strong organizational and planning skills, combined with a love for working with families and children. Productive and efficient without supervision. 15+ years paid childcare experience. CPR & First Aid certified.

Nanny and Household Manager​​​ ​​​​​ February 2016-Current
Renton, WA
• Care for 2 children (currently 3.5 and 15 months)
• Teaching- each day we have a different subject to focus on
• Finding fun and educational activities for children
• Driving to and from school/activities/sports
• Healthy meal prep for both kids and parents
• Laundry-including sheets and towels
• Creating grocery lists and keeping track of home inventory
• Running errands for family (kid related and parent related)
• Organizing toy areas, office spaces, closets, drawers, etc.
• Selling family items online and keeping track of payments and postings
• Picking up the house daily including sweeping floors, wiping down kitchen, restocking items, and taking out trash
• Dishes-unloading and loading dishwasher and cleaning up after meals
• Set all appointments for children and sign them up for fun activities
• Make sure family dog is fed and taken out every day
• Work related projects for parents
• Plan and organize birthday parties and play dates

Corporate Sales Marketing Representative and Trainer​​​​ August 2015 – February 2016
Phoenix AMD International Inc., Seattle, WA
• Traveled to stores along the west coast to provide product training and support
• Created and maintained strong relationships with employees, managers, and buyers
• Presented products to buyers for potential business
• Gave presentations and trainings to stores in order to increase sales and provide product knowledge
• Provided merchandising and marketing support and ideas
• Attended trade shows across the U.S. to promote products and create relationships
• Created sales strategies and reports, as well as travel arrangements for self and managers while managing expenses

Nanny​​​​​​​​ March 2015-July 2015
Gilbert, AZ
• Cared for newborn twins 3 days per week
• Responsibilities included feeding, putting down for naps, staying on a schedule, stimulating play time, and encouraging development.
• Care for a one year old, seven year old twins, and a ten year old two days per week
• Responsibilities included meal prep, fun/educational activities, and help with homework

Temp Nanny​​​​​​​​ December 2014 – March 2015
Scottsdale, AZ
• Cared for children ages 7, 5, and 3
• Responsibilities included waking them up, making breakfast, getting dressed, packed, and ready for school, driving to and from school and extracurricular activities, meal prep, participating in fun/educational activities, crafts, homework help, and light housekeeping.

Personal Stylist​​​​​​​​​ April 2014 – December 2014
Nordstrom, Chandler AZ
• Booked appointments with clients on a daily basis to give them the best customer service and assistance possible
• Organized daily appointment book and utilized effective communication and listening skills to manage client relationships
• Maintained a strong customer base by informing clients on new products and promotions, and working efficiently to reach personal goals
• Reached sales goals in a competitive, commission based environment individually and as a team
• Obtained product knowledge across every department, and utilized multi-tasking and organizational skills to manage multiple appointments and client needs
• Coordinated with other team members and communicated clearly, in order to provide support as a team leader

Sales Associate
Accessories and Point of View Departments​​​​​​​ October 2012-April 2014
Nordstrom, Chandler AZ
• Reported sales and trends to traveling vendor representatives
• Studied current and future trends in order to remain educated and competitive in a fast pace environment
• Played an active role as a team member, while continuing to achieve sales goals in a commission based environment
• Hosted events to promote products
• Provided exceptional customer service in order to create and maintain relationships

Assistant Manager ​​​​​​​​​ June 2009 – July 2012
Tilly’s, Gilbert AZ
• Oversaw and reported store and employee sales
• Responsible for interviewing, hiring, and training new employees
• Initiated reference checks and new-hire set ups
• Cooperated with other team members to effectively communicate goals and drive store and employee sales
• Managed transfers and shipments to other stores, visual merchandising, and store opening/closing duties
• Responsible for various operational tasks such as: managing cash registers, taking inventory, and reconciling cash receipts
• Led team members by creating staff assignments, directing and supervising sales associates, and stepping in to address customer complaints, while maintaining personal sales goals

Ronald McDonald House Charities​​​​​​​ August 2011-May 2015

Arizona State University ​​​​​​​​​ May 2015
Bachelor of Science in Communication, minor in Human and Family Development

Nanny, household manager, personal assistant