Work Experience

 

Professional Experience

With over 15 years of non-profit experience, I have a track record of building and supporting warm, effective teams,  creating and implementing successful programs, and meeting deadlines in a fast-paced work environment. Known for my outstanding interpersonal and organizational skills,

I am: creative; diligent; collaborative.

Previous 

Roles

Manager of CultureBuilds

​2nd Story, 2018 - 2020

  • Developed strong product knowledge of CultureBuilds' services 

  • Averaged $85,000 in annual sales

  • Increased revenues by 30% in first year 

  • Researched, wrote, and delivered trainings for partnerships

  • Oversaw proposals, contracts, and invoicing for partnerships

Campus Stewardship Manager

​Interfaith Youth Core, 2014 - 2018

  • Owned and developed coaching relationships with portfolio of 70+ campus partners. 

  • Facilitated on-campus, data-driven, strategic planning consultations.

  • Planned, facilitated, assessed, and managed individualized support and coaching strategies.

  • Created & implemented recruitment, selection, & support processes for grant program.

  • Streamlined team's day-to-day operations, increasing team impact by 35%.

  • Created cross-org protocol & buy in for database use, achieving 85% adoption rates.

Program Coordinator

Alliance of Local Service Organizations, 2011 - 2014

  • Owned relationships with 56 grant administrators across the US and 6 territories.

  • Analyzed data to identify program priorities and strategies to achieve them.

  • Organized and facilitated calls with federal partners to develop annual training. 

  • Launched scholarship program and managed $125,000 budget for 80+ grantees.

  • Oversaw team of 10 to host bi-annual STOP Administrators meeting.

Community Organizer

Southsiders Organizing for Unity and Liberation, ​2009 - 2011

  • Increased giving 92% by migrating donor processes to database. 

  • Researched and wrote articles for annual magazine and monthly newsletter.

  • Trained and empowered community leaders in Alinsky-style organizing, coaching them in campaigns resulting in:

    • winning $7.9 M loan from IL EPA to replace  sewer system;

    • hosting aldermanic debate and multiple public meetings;

    • getting SNAP benefits accepted at city-run farmers' markets; and

    • developing Community Action Council to address concerns of local public schools.

Senior Researcher and Editor

Grassroots Collaborative, 2010

  • Conducted interviews with women effected by looming IL budget cuts

  • Integrated qualitative & quantitative research into advocacy product.

  • Wrote and facilitated a bilingual training (Spanish/English) for community leaders.

Program Coordinator

Faith in Place, ​2009

  • Supervised ten high school students in installing energy efficiency kits in homes. 

  • Provided mentorship to students, organizing career days and teaching resume writing skills.

  • Tracked and recorded program information for grant reporting.

Residential Manager

Ronald McDonald House, ​2008-2013

  • Managed volunteers during their hours of service. 

  • Did intake for families and gave tours of the house to volunteers and donors. 

  • Wrote stories about families and volunteer groups for house newsletter.

Program Assistant

Bradley Initiative for Church & Community, ​2003-2005

  • Recruited and managed volunteers for annual Festival of Cultures.

  • Tagged and captured data from annual listening project to inform high-quality programming. 

  • Responded to information requests from vendors and event partners.

  • Wrote and sent acknowledgement letters.

Skills
  • Translating Vision into Action

  • Program Evaluation

  • Curriculum Development

  • Networking

  • Writing

  • Budget Supervision

  • Problem Solving

  • Project Management

  • Training and Facilitation

  • Volunteer Recruitment

  • Public Speaking

  • Database Management

Proficiencies
  • Microsoft Office Suite

  • Google Office Suite

  • MailChimp

  • Constant Contact

  • Asana

  • Salesforce

  • Raiser's Edge

  • Giftworks

  • Wordpress

  • Drupal

  • HTML

  • CSS

Education

Chicago Theological Seminary, M.A.

​2009

Lee University, B.A.

​2005