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10/2016 to 09/2017
Sales Associate Mountain Hardwear Portland, OR Utilized sales skills and excellent customer service to drive store sales. Responsible for having a strong product knowledge and assisting customers with product selection. Assisted in receiving shipments and distributing to sales floor as directed.
10/2015 to 07/2016
Data Manager Our Oregon - A Better Oregon Campaign Portland, OR

Promoted to Manager from Administrator and successfully qualified the A Better Oregon campaign for the November ballot. Responsible for hiring and managing 8 data administrators and 5 volunteers. Established a data entry and tracking system, coordinated team meetings, and managed all incoming data.

01/2015 to 12/2015
Fit Pro Stylist Athleta Portland, OR Provided exceptional customer service and was responsible for having a strong product knowledge of each style and fit. Assisted with trade show prep and performed daily maintenance tasks such as restocking, re-merchandising, updating displays, and price mark downs.
08/2013 to 07/2014
Community Outreach Coordinator Lupus Foundation of America, Utah Chapter Salt Lake City, UT Provided general administrative support, identified and developed local partnerships and maintained an up-to-date database of public relations contacts. Drafted press releases and assisted with planning, organization, and fundraising for events.
01/2013 to 05/2013
Love UT Give UT Social Media Director Community Foundation of Utah Salt Lake City, UT Temp position assisting Love UT Give UT's Coordinator with the scheduling of committee meetings and helped facilitate brainstorm sessions. Provided operational support on donor management, newsletters, and website marketing. Managed and monitored all postings on Love UT Give UT's Facebook page.
05/2011 to 08/2012
Server The Happy Sumo Salt Lake City, UT Prepared restaurant tables, helped customers select food/beverages orders and answered questions or made recommendations. Transmits orders to bar and kitchen, and issued bills and accepted payments.
Education
May 2013
Bachelor of Science: International Studies & Political Science University of Utah Salt Lake City, UT
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Summary
Demonstrated effective leadership and planning in marketing, management and fundraising experience.  Looking for a career position utilizing my administrative skills and work history.
Skills
  • Excellent written and verbal skills
  • Microsoft Office proficient
  • Special event planning and logistics
  • Data entry, phone/email correspondence
  • Strong work ethic/attention to detail
  • Dependable with positive attitude
  • Relationship cultivator/communicator
  • Customer service-oriented
Experience
DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATE / EVENT & VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR Oct 2012 to Apr 2017
Alzheimer's Services of the Capital Area Baton Rouge, LA

Local non-profit providing education and support services to families and professionals in the 10-parish area in addition to Charlie's Place Respite Center.

  • Longest serving WALK/RUN TO REMEMBER Coordinator. Significantly grew our largest and most visible fundraiser, peaking at $384,000 in 2015 despite many challenges.
  • Collaborated with various companies and organizations, service providers, media sources and committee members to plan, promote and execute a successful event.
  • Solicited and cultivated numerous sponsorships and donations to keep costs down.
  • Increased team participation to a high of 136 while improving overall participation.
  • Cultivated relationships, assisted with posting gifts and maintaining donor records.
  • Worked on many special events and outreach opportunities including Memories in the Making Luncheon, Cause to Remember, 30th Anniversary Gala, "free feel goods", etc.
  • Coordinated volunteers for events, the office and Charlie's Place.  Creatively planned and administered annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon.
MARKETING DIRECTOR Jun 2006 to Dec 2011
LSU Dining / Chartwells Baton Rouge, LA

Contracted to manage all Residential and Retail dining establishments on campus.

  • Supported the opening of two state-of-the-art residential dining facilities through task force involvement and promotional planning.
  • Assisted with retail openings on campus including several major brands in the newly renovated Tiger Lair Food Court and the first franchise location of CC's Coffee House.
  • Nearly tripled voluntary meal plan enrollment resulting in $2.4 million in sales.  
  • Maintained and updated website, university catalogs and social media information.
  • Collaborated with various campus departments including Auxiliary Services, Student Life, Residential Life, Orientation and University Relations for numerous special events. 
TECHNICAL ASSISTANT Oct 2005 to May 2006
AMEC Earth and Environmental Baton Rouge, LA

International engineering and environmental company, establishing a temporary field office in Baton Rouge after Hurricane Katrina to assist with the recovery efforts.

  • Worked directly with the project manager to maintain time and expense records for deployed AMEC personnel in the region.  Made arrangements for travel and hotels.
  • Compiled million-dollar invoice for FEMA contractor complete with documentation.
  • Managed field office and rental house, handling all payables and maintenance issues.
MARKETING MANAGER Mar 2002 to Mar 2005
Raising Cane's Restaurants, LLC Baton Rouge, LA

Locally-owned, operating 25 restaurants at the time in Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas.

  • Responsible for assisting with the opening of 15 new company stores and the first franchise location in Ohio in addition to executing various promotions market-wide.
  • Researched new markets from a community relations aspect and coordinated involvement in unique ways to keep Raising Cane's visible and involved.
  • Worked closely with Operations to implement special projects and promotions.
  • Represented Raising Cane's while participating in numerous community events.
  • Assisted in the development of Kids Meal plan and implemented new packaging.
MARKETING COORDINATOR Apr 1992 to Mar 2001
Mc B.R. Management Co, Inc. Baton Rouge, LA

One of McDonald's largest and most respected owner/operator organizations, managing a 43-store market at the time including their own distribution center. 

  • Implemented local and national promotions market-wide to ensure proper execution and communicated details to management and staff.
  • Ordered and installed all point-of-purchase elements in new locations and maintained existing ones.  Managed promotions and limited time offers.
  • Coordinated Ronald McDonald shows and other character appearances as well as grand opening, anniversary and company sponsored events in the community.
  • Trained and evaluated personnel involved with customer relations activities and conducted monthly meetings to keep them updated about current promotions.
  • Provided meals for large groups including schools, summer camps, businesses and events.
ASSISTANT CONCIERGE Jun 1991 to Dec 1991
Sheraton Hotel Baton Rouge, LA

Responsible for supervising hospitality area on VIP floor, checking guests in and out, maintaining guest folios, and attending to special needs and requests of executive travelers.

SHIFT MANAGER / TRAINER Jun 1986 to Jun 1991
Mc B. R. Management Co, Inc. Baton Rouge, LA

Responsible for opening restaurant on a regular basis, organizing and managing shift operations and daily store activities, handling cash deposits and transactions, monitoring inventory, training and evaluating crew personnel, ensuring McDonald's standards of QSC (Quality, Service and Cleanliness) and addressing customer complaints.

Education and Training
Business Management with Marketing and Human Resources 1991 LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY Baton Rouge, LA

Managed a challenging full-time work schedule as a full-time college student.

Active member of Beta Club Honor Society 1987 BATON ROUGE MAGNET HIGH SCHOOL Baton Rouge, LA
Accomplishments
  • Member of Alzheimer's Services Rosemary Society (2013 - present) 
  • 4-Year Team Captain of TWINSPIRED, raising nearly $5,000 for Alzheimer's Services.
  • Woman's Hospital Auxiliary Member (2012).
  • Planned and coordinated Hurricane Relief Fund effort involving the BRHS Class of 1987 to benefit two classmates displaced after Katrina, raising over $5,000 for the family (2005).
  • Presented MVP Award for Raising Cane's (2004).
  • Assisted Todd Graves in planning the Ducks Unlimited Sponsor Banquet (2002).
  • Attended National McDonald's Local Store Marketing Convention in Chicago (1993).
  • Awarded McDonald's Scholarship (1991).


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Executive Profile
To obtain a Director/Management position with a Charitable, Trade, or Membership based organization, which will allow me to use my proven development, marketing, operations and event planning experience.
Skill Highlights
  • Fundraising
  • Event Management
  • Staff Development
  • Resource Development 
  • Budgeting
  • Donor Cultivation
Core Accomplishments
Operations Management:
  • Handled all functions related to regional operations and office functionality.
    Project Management:
    • Initiated new events which resulted in $800,000 increase in revenue.
    Staff Development:
    • Launched well-received program of professional development courses for all staff.
    • Mentored and coached employees resulting increases in productivity.
    Professional Experience
    10/2014 to Current
    Associate Director, Mid-Atlantic St. Jude Children's Research Hospital VA
    • Develop a comprehensive regional strategy including establishing and monitoring goals, metrics, and deadlines which will engage new revenue streams and donors in a variety of activities.
    • Manage, mentor, and lead regional staff in their individual development and achievement of goals.
    • Engage and cultivate mutually beneficial relationships with prospects, donors, and partners on behalf of ALSAC/St.
    • Jude.
    • Prepare and implement regional budget; Compile and analyze records, evaluations and reports to find efficiencies and room for revenue growth on a monthly basis.
    • Management of monthly forecasting (3.4 million budget). 
    • Seek additional opportunities for revenue and mobilizing donors to increase revenues and year-over-year revenue retention.
    • Maintain a positive relationship and ongoing communication with Chapter Members, third party organizations and volunteers throughout the region; represent ALSAC/St.
    • Jude Children's Research Hospital in all areas in such a manner as to reflect positively on the hospital and our fund raising organization.
    • Participate in all regional and national meetings as requested; meeting regularly with regional staff to review and update programs and projects and sharing best practices across regions.
    08/2012 to 08/2014
    Senior Development Consultant Sentara Health Foundation Roads, VA
    • Develops and implements ongoing philanthropy programs using a variety of committees and volunteer work force to ensure financial support for Sentara Healthcare.
    • Raising major gifts, primarily from individuals, but also from corporations and foundations (Portfolio of 150 prospects to include approx.: 38 in qualification mode; 75 in cultivation mode and 38 in solicitation mode at any one time).
    • Identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding new donors.
    • Work with a prospect portfolio of individuals to build the pipeline of major donors.
    • Solicit support/donors and planned giving potential.
    • Effectively engage the leadership of the assigned Departments in their development activities, meet with them regularly to provide updates on development progress, provide research and strategies on prospects and help to bring new prospects to the table.
    • Identify, cultivate and attract future volunteer leadership for assigned department(s), building a cadre of leaders who are capable of and willing to give to and advocate on behalf of this area of excellence.
    • Work closely with the leadership and physicians of assigned Department(s) to encourage and guide their involvement in the development process from identification to solicitation.
    • Expanding the staff's understanding of development, assessing the willingness and ability of leadership and physicians to be engaged in the development process, and providing easy avenues for them to provide ideas for prospects and be engaged in the cultivation process.
    • Build the development program to the level required to successfully execute ongoing philanthropy results.
    • Coordinate activities closely with the entire Sentara Healthcare development team and contributing to the creation of strong working relationships within the department.
    • Oversee thank you responses and donor appreciation activities.
    • Responsible for reporting to foundations and large donors on specific projects; manage relationships with major donors.
    05/2010 to 07/2012
    Development Director Virginia Beach SPCA VBSPCA Roads, VA
    • Oversee and implement fundraising strategies for nonprofit organization with $2.6 Million annual budget.
    • Write grants, prospect/research foundations and corporations for new funding opportunities.
    • Act as editor of the "Creature Chronicles" the VBSPCA quarterly newsletter to generate new memberships for the organization.
    • Solicit support/donors and planned giving potential.
    • Responsible for preparing budgets as well as a development plan for fundraising.
    • Develop long-range plans for organization's future financial needs and goals.
    • Plans and prepares all logistics for Development Department for monthly board meetings.
    • Assist Development & Event Coordinator with planning and coordinating special fundraising events, including securing sponsorship.
    • Train staff and volunteers in fundraising as well as work with volunteer committees for different fundraising events.
    • Maintain fundraising records and database (Raiser's Edge).
    • Oversee thank you responses and donor appreciation activities.
    • Responsible for reporting to foundations and large donors on specific projects; manage relationships with major donors.
    • Create and disperse development materials to the community; including "Best Friends" membership packets, website information and sponsorship information for upcoming programs/events.
    • Responsible for Annual South Hampton Roads United Way Campaign Combined Charities Campaign, Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign, and Combined Federal Campaign.
    • Oversee community canister "Adopt A Bank" program for the VBSPCA.
    • Review all third party fundraising requests from community groups, individuals and corporations.
    • Responsible for approval/denial of proposals.
    • Serves as main promotional product/merchandise liaison for the organization.
    03/2006 to 05/2010
    Executive Director Mid-Atlantic Promotional Products Association MAPPA VA
    • Responsible for overall development and direction of Mid-Atlantic Promotional Products Association's (MAPPA) operations.
    • Administered day-to-day operations of MAPPA.
    • Ensured that the Board of Directors was kept fully informed on programming and policies of the organization.
    • Acted as main liaison in all aspects of general communication to the membership, committee members and board members.
    • Supervised the implementation of programs and services; including, membership, all aspects of trade shows, and other special events.
    • Responsible for negotiating contracts for facilities as well as signed contracts.
    • Planed and prepared all logistics of monthly board meetings.
    • Maintained financial records, bank account reconciliation and financial report preparation.
    • Prepared necessary information for completion of tax information and returns.
    • Responsible for preparing budgets as well as a development plan for fundraising.
    • Responsible for billing and collecting the annual dues for the MAPPA membership.
    • Created and maintained membership database.
    • Created and dispersed all promotional materials to the community; including membership packets, website information and quarterly newsletters to inform both the general public and membership base on current industry trends and upcoming programs.
    • Responsible for updating website information and acted as liaison with Web Company to assure most current information was listed.
    • Served on Regional Advisory Council (RAC) through the Promotional Products Association International (PPAI) to assist in creating education programs and national trade shows.
    08/2004 to 03/2006
    Director Marketing Director Cypress Point Country Club Virginia Beach, VA
    • Identified, researched and cultivated potential members for the country club.
    • Created and revised membership packets for Cypress Point.
    • Responsible for logistics and sales of golf tournaments Food & Beverage and all events held at the club.
    • Recruited and acted as lead liaison for all banquets held at Cypress Point.
    • Created weekly schedules and Banquet event orders for all banquets for wait staff as well as kitchen staff.
    • Created menus for both tournaments and banquets, collaborating with both the General Manager and Food & Beverage Manager on pricing.
    • Oversaw, created and updated website information for 6 local courses.
    • Responsible for all aspects of Public Relations and Marketing for Cypress Point Country Club included; researching marketing opportunities to brand the club as well as increase sales.
    • Responsible for creating in-house printed materials for Tournaments, Membership and Banquets.
    • Acted as lead liaison with regard to vendors for bridal shows, magazines, printing and all other marketing material throughout Hampton Roads.
    10/2001 to 07/2004
    Volunteer Program Manager Development Associate VOLUNTEER Hampton Roads VA
    • 2.5 years).
    • Managed and directed volunteers for five community wide volunteer events including 200 - 1,000 volunteer's per event.
    • Secured in kind supplies to complete volunteer projects.
    • Served as the community contact for volunteers (including school, military and corporate groups) searching for volunteer positions and activities.
    • Created and managed weekly Corps projects at various nonprofits.
    • Recruited and maintained nonprofit membership and its benefits.
    • Researched grant opportunities for volunteer programs.
    • Organized and implemented administrative systems to insure success of development effort.
    • Identified, researched and cultivated potential donors and sponsors (both monetary and in kind donations).
    • Responsible for logistics and served as liaison for all special events.
    • Oversaw, tracked and recognized year-end campaign and donors.
    • Supported board fundraising committee and other like volunteers.
    • Researched other possible revenue sources, such as grants and collaborative partnerships within our community.
    01/1997 to 05/2000
    Student Coordinator and Intern Virginia Wesleyan College/ Lake Taylor Hospital Virginia Beach, VA
    • Developed relationship between Virginia Wesleyan College students and Lake Taylor Hospital staff in an effort to establish a liaison position.
    • Recruited and trained Wesleyan students for Lake Taylor Hospital's volunteer services office.
    • Prepared and lectured at awareness workshops to inform the student population about the hospital's mission and volunteer opportunities.
    • Supported Volunteer Service Office and its director with managing volunteer database and program needs.
    09/2004 to 06/2011
    Tidewater Arts Outreach Hampton Roads area, VA
    • Assist in planning fundraising events with both vendors and volunteers.
    • Assist in creating business plan for future of the organization in regards to budget, Public Relations and Fundraising possibilities.
    • Work to inform the community about the organization through local media and assist in recruiting volunteers to assist in running programs in the community.
    06/2002 to 07/2009
    Group Girl Scout Council of Colonial Coast Virginia
    • Created education activities to help build self-esteem and new experiences for girls ages 5-14.
    • Organized a calendar with the Oakmont community center to hold meetings and advertise to expand the program throughout the neighborhood.
    • Prepared and held ceremonies, special outings and other activities for entire family participation.
    Education
    2000
    Bachelor of Arts: Art Psychology Virginia Wesleyan College VA Art Psychology
    The National University of Puebla Puebla Mexico
    Professional Affiliations
    Association of Fundraising Professionals, Hampton Roads Chapter/ Board Member; VBSPCA Gala Committee Member
    Skills
    Windows ; Microsoft word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint; Adobe Photoshop 7.0, Adobe ImageReady 7.0, Adobe PageMaker 7.0; MS Publisher; E-Tapestry; Salesforce; Noetix; Hyperion; Jonas Management System (POS); Adobe GOLIVE; QuickBooks Pro; Outlook Express; CorelDRAWx4; Shelter Ops Shelter Database; Raisers Edge Donor Database Program; Avimark Clinic Software Program; Facebook; Linkedin.
    Additional Information
    • Salary Requirement: $105,000 - $115,000
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    Work History
    12/2019 to Current
    International Program Manager SOS International Louisville, KY
    • Create and manage all partnerships with foreign governments, NGO's and corporations.
    • Manage shipping and logistics of humanitarian aid to countries across four continents.
    • Oversee warehouse team of five to manage inventory of incoming and outgoing product.
    • Improved success of International Program by increasing international shipments by over 35% in first six months of taking the position.
    • Directly involved in SOS's COVID-19 response including multiple shipments to China as well as PPE shipments throughout the U.S.
    06/2018 to 12/2019
    Development Associate SOS International Louisville, KY
    • Manage all marketing and communications; social media, website and e-news
    • Work with overseas partners to coordinate shipments of medical equipment
    • Create fundraising strategies for six giving campaigns throughout fiscal year
    • Outreach to hospitals throughout the region to increase donations of medical supplies and equipment
    • Increase awareness of reusing and recycling materials that are thrown to waste in medical community
    • Create partnerships with local organizations to increase volunteers and notoriety in community
    • Spearheaded SOS' commitment to becoming a zero waste nonprofit in Louisville
    06/2017 to 06/2018
    Community Outreach Coordinator AmeriCorps VISTA at Louisville Grows Louisville, KY
    • Created and managed partnerships with businesses, nonprofits and Metro Government departments associated with Louisville Grows' mission
    • Scheduled and coordinated all workshops and events that take place at Healthy House
    • Curated quarterly art shows within Healthy House Art Gallery
    • Grant writing for Art Program
    • Increased public awareness of food access issues through regular media events
    • Gathered and analyzed social and demographic data about community to guide program development
    02/2015 to 05/2017
    Financial Counselor Baptist Health Louisville Louisville, KY
    • Handled all finances of oncology patients as it pertained to their treatment
    • Compiled financial reports pertaining to cash receipts, expenditures and profit and loss
    • Responsible for accounts receivables clerks, team of four
    • Located financial assistance for over 100 patients through local and national oncology foundations
    • Reduced overall financial burden on patients through grants, foundations and fundraising
    07/2014 to 12/2014
    Field Coordinator Americans For Prosperity Bowling Green, KY
    • Coordinated events with community members and city officials to discuss issues expressed by voters
    • Planned and organized outreach events in Warren County involving local businesses and volunteers from community
    • Canvassed neighborhoods to interact with likely voters and understand their political opinions
    Skills
    • Experience in community outreach involving social and political issues
    • Time spent as project manager and team leader
    • Grant writing experience
    • Experience in financial reporting and budget planning
    • Experience in lobbying local government officials
    • Leadership training through ROTC and community organizing
    Certifications

    Jefferson County Master Gardener - 2019

    Louisville Grows Citizen Gardener - 2017

    Louisville Grows Citizen Forester - 2017

    Activities

    2008 - 2018

    • Shively Ministry Food Pantry. Volunteered at my local food bank handing out food, clothing and toys

    2012

    • Worked to register voters throughout the year. In November 2012, volunteered in Ohio to speak with likely voters in targeted neighborhoods

    2017 - 2020

    • Volunteered as a Citizen Forester to increase urban tree canopy in 8 neighborhoods throughout Louisville
    • Volunteered in community gardens and worked with community leaders throughout Louisville to address urban food deserts
    Education
    12/2014
    Bachelor of Arts: Political Science
    Western Kentucky University - Bowling Green, KY