Joseph Michael Papasso
2 Somerton Square | Medford | NJ | 08055 | tel:609.668.4323 | [email protected]


CAREER STATEMENT: Ambitious, high-energy professional with a hands-on understanding of landscaping and agriculture as well as business operations. Strong ability to balance several roles including being a farm-hand, business operations, planning, attention to detail, organization, and communications. I want to join a team where I can absorb and contribute to a small farm and challenging work environment and fulfill my passions in a hands-on role working with the environment.



United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey, Philadelphia, PA

Development Associate                                                                                      July 2017 – Present

·       Coordinate campaign material orders and assist in development, logistics and facilitation of campaign kick-off events. Attend events and provide support if needed for nonprofits within our Impact fund and our workplace campaigns.

·       Process and handle campaign results and pledge payments with accuracy and timeliness including “special handling” accounts which require specialized acknowledgements and stewardship for select donors. Obtain campaign results, prepare pledge and payment envelopes and resolve problems.

·       Create, review, and coordinate the delivery of acknowledgement letters for corporate gifts, sponsorships, and special gifts and initiatives for non profits.

·       Provide support and training to Loaned Executives (Temporary Fundraising Staff).

Lokelani ‘Ohana, Wailuku, HI                                                                         February-April 2017

WWOOF-USA® Volunteer Work Exchange Program

·       Worldwide Opportunities on Organic Farms, USA (WWOOF-USA®) is part of a worldwide effort to link visitors with organic farmers, promote an educational exchange, and build a global community conscious of ecological farming practices. Work Exchange Program: Contributed 24 hours/week at Lokelani ‘Ohana in Wailuku, Hawaii supporting organic and biodynamic practices including planting, maintenance, preparations, loading produce, provide assistance managing inventory, creating compost and harvests as well as assist with public relations and fundraising for their Camphill program (adults with developmental disabilities).

Smith Publicity, Inc., Cherry Hill, NJ                                                       October 2015-February 2017

Business Development Coordinator

·       Supported marketing and event coordination for Combined Book Exhibit year round to increase author registrations and build Smith Publicity brand. Created, updated, and distributed personalized content as well as maintained website promoting Combined Book Exhibit events for domestic and international tradeshows. Tended to all new and existing registrations.

·       Handled tradeshow coordination through ordering booth décor, coordinating shipping to and from the show, confirmed meetings for company representatives, and managed tradeshow inventory, in addition to other supporting tasks.

·       Assessed prospective client personality and publicity expectations, reviewed projects for content quality and media value, pitched appropriate services tailored to both the client’s budget and the appropriate service elements, and, when necessary, consulting prospective clients on alternative options outside of the company managed through the CRM database. Worked with executive team for business-to-business research and business development, account forecasting, and budgeting.

·       Assisted business development team through contract and material creation, oversaw invoicing procedures, and worked to ensure new campaigns were fully ready to launch. Liaison between business development and account management teams to monitor employee account load, pending campaign start and end dates, prompted renewal discussions and, later, created renewal contracts and materials, and assessed client product inventory. Directly reported to Director of Business Development on day-to-day initiatives and progress of assigned tasks.

Mercury Media and CJ Affiliate by Conversant                                           May 2013-August 2015

Affiliate Marketing Manager/Representative

·       Acquired a holistic understanding of online marketing, and the synergy between affiliate & other channels such as search, media, email, CPA/CPL, etc.

·       Collaborated with Advertiser and Publisher Development teams to optimize affiliate business networks, utilizing market trends and conditions, negotiating and influencing planning, while identifying the needs of current and potential clients/consumers.

·       Developed publisher programs in the search, deal/coupon, software/technology, content and loyalty space for Wall Street Journal, Direct Wines, Lenox, Gilt Stores, Gilt City, MyHabit, Verizon Broadband, Haband, Shoplet, Twin America, AirFastTickets, Babbel and other programs.

·       Analyzed transaction and performance reporting to fully optimize conversions on CPA and CPL for purchases made on luxury retail brands within the women, men, home and children categories.

·       Leveraged and managed client relations through daily/weekly calls, emails, quarterly business reviews; utilizing transactional/performance reports for forecasting, maintaining order inquiry management, publisher applications, deploying promotional and informational newsletters, ongoing site-audits, updates made to generic and flash promotions, and offered competitive commissions.

Notes: I have 5+ years in lifeguarding/pool maintenance role at a country club/fitness center as well as 10+ years landscape/mowing side-job.



Bachelor of Science, May 2013

Major in Marketing, Minor concentration: Environmental Sustainability



Internship, Line Cook at Farm & Fisherman Restaurant, January-April

Volunteer, Work Exchange Program at WWOOF-USA®, February-April 2017

Volunteer, Philly Tree People at Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, Spring 2017-Present

Volunteer, Adopt-A-Highway, Spring 2010-Spring 2013

Volunteer, Relay For Life, Spring 2011

Member, Sigma Nu Fraternity, Spring 2009-2013

C.P.R. And First Aid Certified, American Red Cross, Spring 2006-2014

Philadelphia University Deans List: 2010-2012

Member, Business DECA, Fall 2008-2009


·       Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in oral or written form.

·       Ability to assist in managing business operations effectively.

·       Ability to work hands-on moving and heavy-lifting. Work well with operating machinery and tools.

·       At least 5 fives experience in home gardening.

·       At least 10 years experience in home landscaping.

·       Knowledge of Microsoft Office programs (i.e. Excel, Word, and Outlook).