Blog | Jun 28, 2013 | 6 Comments

BIG ANNOUNCEMENT

Next week, I will become the Marketing and Communications Manager for EHC LifeBuilders, our community’s largest provider of services and shelter for homeless people. I’ll continue consulting on a few projects for long-term clients and friends. I’m excited!

My career has had a number of twists and turns and I have even had two jobs before–just not a full-time job and a freelance business. In planning for this, I’ve had to rethink all my systems for organizing and tracking projects. This is still in process and if I have any brilliant flashes of insight, I’ll share them here.

Yes, I said I would share them here. In addition to two jobs, I hope to keep blogging and maintain my WagnerWrites social media presence. This may mean more scheduled posts or it may not. It will likely mean a decrease in activity, not unlike the last two weeks, when I’ve been furiously trying to wrap up projects for the clients I’ve had to let go.

Thank you for being with me on this journey. If you’re concerned about the issue of homelessness, I hope you’ll follow EHC LifeBuilders on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Google+. We may open more channels later in the year, too. And if you ever have feedback or suggestions on our work, please share them.

When I accepted this job, I sent a short biography for my boss to share with the Board. It ended with this statement:

Both Claire and her husband have had close relatives who experienced homelessness as a result of mental illness, PTSD from military service, or addiction. Two of them died on the streets.

EHC LifeBuilders is passionately committed to ending homelessness. It’s an honor to help them continue their live-saving work.

Image: National Coalition for the Homeless

 

Author: Claire Wagner

I'm a seasoned freelance writer/editor and an enthusiastic community manager. I'm passionate about developing and sharing good content.

6 Comments

Congrats, this sounds like a worthwhile and exciting turn of events. And they are lucky to have you.

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Anne Janzer

6/28/2013

Congrats Claire, you will succeed here , just as you have done in the past!

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Claire Wagner Reply:

@Salena Ornelas, thanks for the support!

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Salena Ornelas

6/28/2013

Claire,
Wow, what great news. I just walked by one of the EHC facilities downtown this morning and thought about how you’re going to rock their marketing! Hope you have a great time there.

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Claire Wagner Reply:

@Gordon Smith, thanks! I’ll certainly give it my best shot.

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Gordon Smith

6/28/2013

I am so happy for you! I know doing both is a lot to juggle, but you’ll find you’re groove with it. And I’m glad to hear that you’ll be sharing that journey here, there are so many folks that begin their online biz while still holding a full time job. I believe your insights will be very helpful, including your decisions to change some things and to let others go.

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MaAnna

7/1/2013

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