Professional Summary

A skilled program & project manager offering 15+ years cross-sector experience including resource development, corporate philanthropy and education. Specializing in developing and delivering outcome-focused strategies. Enjoys building collaborative relationships, Excited to continue creating initiatives that improve process and drive change. Ready to launch into the technology field.

Skills

  • Methodologies: Agile, Waterfall
  • Soft Skills: Global workforce experience; Relationship management; Program evaluation; Project planning, leadership & delivery; Excellent oral and written communication; Successful collaborator; Creative problem solver; Coalition builder; Change agent; Resilient; Inquiring mindset.
  • Relevant Experience: Project Management, Program Management, Strategic Planning, Coaching
  • Software: Microsoft Office Suite, Sharepoint

Education & Training

  • York Solutions Barriers to Entry Program – Concentration: Project Management
  • Catherine University, St. Paul, MN – M.A. Organizational Leadership, Concentration: Strategic Management
  • University of St Andrews, UK – Master of Theology
  • Moray House Institute of Education, UK – Post Graduate Certificate in Education (Secondary Education)
  • Hamline University, St. Paul, MN – Post Graduate Certificate, Teaching English as a Foreign Language

Professional Experience Highlights

Project Director (contracted role)

  • Strategic direction and implementation of $2 Million multi-year workforce development grant
  • Established cross-sector team comprising providers, academics and industry groups
  • Presented project and preliminary findings at 2018 National Aging in America Conference, San Francisco, CA
  • Exceeded grant outcome goals
  • Project received 2019 Innovation award from LeadingAge MN

Foundation Program Officer

  • Managed annual grants portfolio awarding over $3.4 Million
  • Developed strategic partnership portfolio for grant domains including: Early Childhood Education, Financial Wellness and Ending Homelessness
  • Led strategy work to transform grant-making processes, evaluation and reporting
  • Led cross-functional teams to accomplish high impact grant-making
  • Coached community partners on proposal development
  • Staff liaison to Foundation Trustees providing all required reporting and analysis for status documentation

Corporate Community Relations

  • Led employee giving programs: matching over $5 Million in gifts and generating over $3 Million in volunteer hours
  • Event planning and implementation
  • Developed comprehensive board placement, training and coaching program.
  • Led virtual team to develop, manage and evaluate corporate sponsorships

Nonprofit Resource Development

  • Program Manager for $5 Million multi-year partnership: met or exceeded all grant resource requirements, outcomes and time milestones
  • Achieved annual engagement of 5,000+ volunteers; 90% retention rate
  • Strategic planning with nonprofit boards
  • Developed specialized volunteer programs for constituent groups (interfaith, corporate etc.)
  • Proficiency in industry database: Raisers Edge

Educator

  • Experience with adults and youth
  • Writing and delivery of educational curricula including short and long-term outcomes and objectives
  • Performance evaluation