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Online Résumé

WHO I AM, PROFESSIONALLY SPEAKING

 

This page features some of the highlights from my professional past, as well as information about my accomplishments, awards, and education. If you're interested in seeing my full résumé, please scroll to the bottom of the page to download a PDF copy.

 
 

WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING ABOUT WORKING WITH ME

Malcolm Furgol, United Way of Frederick County

Marko Petric is THE person you want engaged in your organization's communications and external facing messaging. His writing and proofreading skills are second to none, he is an expert in media relations and public policy, and comfortable speaking with any audience.

Caitlin Carrey, United Way Worldwide

Marko took on new professional responsibilities and independently led cross-functional projects from start to finish. This entailed effective project management and using his phenomenal ability to build and maintain relationships.

Austin Pearre, M&T Bank

Marko quickly impressed me with his enthusiasm, his communication and organizational skills, and his ability to gracefully interact with community leaders, corporate executives and elected officials. He is an extremely competentdedicated, and hard-working professional who has my full endorsement.

WORK SAMPLES

Click below to see samples of my work, such as blog and social media posts, e-newsletters, graphics, videos, and press releases.


HIGHLIGHTED EXPERIENCE

United Way of Frederick County

Manager, Resource Development and Communications

Nonprofit based in Frederick, Maryland. My role was rather multifaceted, but at its core was the responsibility to build new and strengthen existing relationships with donors, volunteers, and partners from the government, businesses, academic, health, and non-profit sectors. I was hired as Campaign Associate from my internship and quickly promoted to a managerial position.

 
 

SKILLS

 

Languages

English, Croatian, Serbian, Bosnian

Native or Bilingual Proficiency

French

Full Professional Proficiency

Spanish, German

Elementary Proficiency

Software

Full Proficiency

  • Windows and Mac operating systems
  • Microsoft Office and Outlook
  • Google Applications
  • Constant Contact and MailChimp
  • Google Analytics and native social media analytics tools
  • Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
  • iMovie

Working Knowledge

  • Adobe Creative Cloud
  • ANDAR (donor management system)
  • CiviCRM SPSS
  • Drupal and Squarespace

 

EDUCATION & training

 

Workplace Campaigns & Resource Development

United Way Worldwide

ALEXANDRIA, VA – JUNE 2016

Learned how to create a comprehensive development strategy rooted in analytics, while aligning fundraising tactics with the organization's community impact work.

Advocacy Forum & Hill Day

United Way Worldwide

ALEXANDRIA, VA – JULY 2016

Gained knowledge and skills necessary to create and execute policy, advocacy, and individual engagement strategies.

B.A. Political Science and French

Hood College

FREDERICK, MD — DECEMBER 2015

Student Leadership:

 

HONORS & AWARDS

 

AHANA-I Award for Leadership

Hood College, May 2013 and May 2015

Congressional Citation for Service to the Community

U.S. Rep. Van Hollen (D-MD 8th), May 2015

The Virginia E. Lewis Best Paper Award

Hood College, April 2016

United World College in Mostar Full Merit-Based Scholarship

UWC-IBO Initiative, May 2009

Shelby Davis Full-Ride Scholarship

Davis United World College Scholars Program and Hood College, May 2011

Outstanding Delegation Award

National Model United Nations Conference, New York City, March 2013

 

WHAT SETS ME APART?

 

Compelling and tactful communication

My writing and editing skills, strong aesthetic sense, attention to detail, and personable demeanor have earned me the reputation of a tactful and effective communicator — whether I'm advocating to policy makers on Capitol Hill, managing media relations, creating e-communications, or producing multimedia features.

Dedication to efficiency and measurable results

I roll up my sleeves and get things done, but I always strive to spend my time wisely. This is exemplified in my strategic digital marketing efforts that have resulted in a consistent growth of my current organization's social media following, increases in post reach and impressions, as well as a decrease in the overall marketing spend.

Passion and authenticity

I’m sincere, energetic, and hard-working; but more importantly, I want to help people. Growing up in a war-ravaged country motivated my involvement with charitable organizations from an early age, and more than anything, inspired me to dedicate my career to making the world a better place. 

Collaborative and adaptive approach

I work exceptionally well independently and without oversight, but I find collaboration to be just as crucial. My rich set of skills allows me to engage across all key functional areas of a project and the organization to contribute ideas, as well as in practical ways. There's nothing I love more than a good challenge, so I gladly take a lead on projects that are outside my role.

 

DOWNLOAD MY CV

Please fill out the form below to download my CV (Last Update: April 2018).