Rick Vasquez

Email: vasquez.rick@hotmail.com
Digital Portfolio:vasquezrick.com

Work Experience

Woodburn School District  5/2018 – Present employer
Woodburn, Oregon
Communications and Community Outreach Coordinator

  • Write content for both print and Web including the company website, blog, brochures, and newsletter.
  • Plan and implement a communications strategy.
  • Monitor the company’s social media and online presence.
  • Serve as point of contact for media and public questions.
  • Assess and report on the effectiveness of communication strategies.

Salem-Keizer School District 8/2017 – 5/2018
Salem, Oregon
Special Education Instructional Assistant

Stars and Stripes 11/2007 – 5/2016
Washington DC
Multi-Media Editor  
My responsibilities as a multi-media editor for the DoD-affiliated news site, Stars and Stripes, included but were not limited to the following:

  • Covered news events as photographer / videographer
  • Created multimedia packages, including interactive media, videos, photo galleries and microsites to support the editorial department
  • Updated and posted daily content to the website, www.stripes.com
  • Created multimedia packages to support the editorial department


Economic Opportunity Studies
2/2014 – 2016
Part-time Technology Manager
My responsibilities as a Technology Manager at EOS, included the following:

  • Administered GoToWebinar sessions
  • Served as Google Administrator
  • Migrated email services to Google
  • Troubleshooter for connectivity issues with computer systems
  • Created multimedia packages
  • Updated computer software
  • Created e-letter using via Vertical Response
  • Updated and maintained website

Sul Ross State University – Rio Grande College 1/2002 – 3/2007
Eagle Pass, Texas
Director of Public and Media Relations

My responsibilities included but were not limited to the following:

  • Managed and coordinated advertising campaigns for University and served as the primary contact for local and regional media
  • Conceived and implemented print design for most university publications as well as print, radio, cable and online advertising
  • Coordinated with freelance designers, consultants and vendors to meet all project requirements
  • As a director, I was responsible for the overall direction, management, planning and budgeting of the public and media relations department.
  • Coordinated speaker engagement and assisted with graduation ceremonies
  • Videographer and photographer for graduation ceremonies and other university events


Gonzaga University – Spokane, Washington
Masters of Arts in Communication and Leadership (Summer 2020)

University of Oregon – Eugene, Oregon
Bachelor of Arts Degree – English, 6/1996

Northern Virginia Community College – Alexandria, Virginia
Network Engineering (Specialist) Career Studies Certificate

Ricardo Martinez Vasquez

Ricardo Martinez Vasquez

Communications and Community Engagement Coordinator / Woodburn School District