Colleen Zukowski

Colleen Zukowski

New York, NY, US



Highly motivated to learn new things quickly and efficiently. Personable and tactful with professionals and non-professionals at all levels. Experienced with handling sensitive and highly confidential records and documents. Able to complete assignments quickly, accurately and within guidelines. Competent, with demonstrated ability to work well under pressure and at a fast pace in deadline-driven environments.

Currently studying to become a LEED AP.


Cosentini Associates/Tetra Tech, Inc., New York, NY, Marketing / Proposal Coordinator

Draft and assemble proposals based on RFPs and RFQs using InDesign
Draft monthly email newsletters and e-blasts
Create presentations, promotional material, resumes, biographies, media kits
Market research to track and analyze trends and preparation of reports / spreadsheets
Proofread and edit documents and marketing materials or errors and inconsistencies
Maintain company databases in Microsoft Access and manage electronic folders / email archives
Manage confidential client, financial, and job information

*Position below is PRIOR to promotion
Executive Assistant & Project Administrator, September 2008 - January 2011
Supported Executive Vice President and staff as necessary
Wrote, edited, and proofread reports and narratives
Managed proposal and job databases in Microsoft Access and tracked all information in Excel
Scheduled meetings, coordinated trips and managed schedule / calendar
Answered a multi-line phone, Filing, expense reports, word processing, excel spreadsheets, correspondence
Tracked financial information and proposal / job status using internal PM Portal database
Promoted to Marketing/Proposal Coordinator in 2011

Oct 2008 - current

For Rent Magazine, Iselin, NJ, US, Executive Administrative Assistant / Production Coordinator

Supported Regional Vice President and staff as necessary and handled all administrative duties
Proofread and edit manuscripts and ads and drafted proposals and contracts
Created magazine layout and pagination in Excel and coded ads and pages in CRM for monthly publication
Market research to tack trends using online tools and internal databases and preparation of reports / analyses
Tracked client advertisements, processed confidential client contracts, and maintained company databases
Attended and took minutes at meetings

Sep 2006 - Aug 2008

Silver & Gold Connection (Zales Co.), East Brunswick, NJ, US, Assistant Manager

Jewelry retail sales and customer service
Managed 8 employees and trained new employees for all local stores
Created weekly employee schedules and entered payroll
Set up merchandise displays and helped to develop new marketing material, sales strategies and displays
Tracked sales, individual and store goals and expenses using internal POS system
Daily and weekly merchandise counts to track inventory and order new shipments
Handled all customer complaints and inquiries

*Position below is PRIOR to promotion
Customer Service / Sales Associate, July 1998 - September 2002
Answered multi-line phone system and handles customer inquiries
Jewelry retail sales and customer service
Received merchandise and restocked displays
Assisted with monthly inventories
Entered customer information and financial information in computer system

Jul 1998 - May 2006


Kean University of NJ, Union, NJ, US, Bachelors, English Language

BA in English Language
Double minor: Writing & Literature
(3.4 GPA)

Select Courses

Business and Professional Writing (ENG 3090)
Structure and Origin of the English Language (ENG 2101)
Advanced Proofreading and Editing
Advanced Journaliam (ENG 3910)
Writing Fiction (ENG 4005)
History and Theory of Writing (ENG 2017)
Technical Writing (ENG 3091)
Introduction to Linguistics (ENG 3101)
Analytical Writing about Literature (ENG 2000)
Research in Language and Literature (ENG 3029)

Sep 2001 - May 2005

Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, US, Art History

Associates Degree with focus in Art History
(3.3 GPA)

Sep 1998 - May 2001

Areas of Specialization