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 competent, dedicated, and hard-working professional who has my full endorsement.
Click below to see samples of my work, such as blog and social media posts, e-newsletters, graphics, videos, and press releases.
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.
English, Croatian, Serbian, Bosnian
Native or Bilingual Proficiency
Full Professional 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)
- 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
FREDERICK, MD — DECEMBER 2015
HONORS & AWARDS
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
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