coordinator of community events resume example with 20+ years of experience

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Higher Education professional offering leadership experience in higher education administration, K-12 administration, nonprofit leadership, crisis management, volunteer leadership, board development, and event planning.

  • Education Administration Advancement
  • Special Event Planning Coordination
  • Alumni Relations
  • Exceptional written and verbal communicator
  • Crisis Planning Expertise
  • Accomplished researcher in Crisis Management and Educational Leadership
  • Student Services & Leadership
  • Public Relations
  • Marketing
  • Strategic Planning
  • Innovative thinker
Florida Atlantic University Davie, FL Expected in 2008 Ph.D : Higher Education Administration - GPA :

Higher Education Administration

Arizona State University Tempe, AZ Expected in 1995 M.Ed : Higher Education Administration - GPA :

Higher Education Administration

Susquehanna University Selinsgrove, PA Expected in 1991 B.A : Public Relations - GPA :

Public Relations


Contributing author to "The Status of Crisis Management at NASPA Member Institutions" published in NASPA Journal in August, 2009 and to "Graduate Education Issues and Challenges: Community College Workforce and Applied Baccalaureates" published in New Direction Series in September, 2012.

College Success Foundation Volunteers - Coordinator of Community Events
Marysville, WA, 2013 - Current
  • Plans, manages and implements all major community events for the University of Mary Washington including; Commencement, Family Weekend, and the Great Lives Lecture Series.
  • Serves as the liaison to the Director of the Great Lives Lecture Series for the University.
  • Plans and implements are logistics associated with bringing speakers to campus, including managing contracts, travel arrangements, events management, and organizing catered events.
  • Responsible for Undergraduate Commencement, including leading commencement meetings with various key participants, serving as liaison to the Office of the Provost and managing the commencement website.
Slide Ranch - Director of Development
Muir Beach, CA, 2008 - 2013
  • Responsible for all aspects of fundraising.
  • Interacted with potential donors, alumni, board members, and volunteers to secure financial support for the organization.
  • Served as a liaison to board members, alumni, parents, and all major contributors.
  • Named as the Development Chair for the Virginia Association of Independent Schools.
  • Responsible for coordinating programs for the spring conference to train development professionals.
  • Assisted in the planning and implementation of an annual auction that raises over $210,000.
  • Developed a plan for executing all fundraising campaigns including capital campaigns, annual fund campaigns, major gifts, stewardship, alumni affairs, and events.
  • Exceeded all fundraising and participation goals.
  • Recently completed a $1.5 million campaign.
  • Facilitated board retreats and educated the Board of Trustees on current trends in advancement, board development, and trained the board in fundraising techniques through role play exercises.
  • Grant writing.
  • Developed relationships with foundations and corporations to gain financial support for the school.
City Year - Director of Events and Travel Programs
Washington, DC, 01/2004 - 01/2008
  • Planned, managed and implemented regional and local fundraising events and cultivation campaigns for fundraising and cultivation events.
  • Organized staff retreat and ran a program on adapting to change for the retreat.
  • Assisted in the identification of the fundraising objectives for the institution.
  • Responsible for oversight and planning of campaign events for cultivation, donor relations, and solicitation of prospects and supporters including events for the comprehensive campaign and its major components such as endowment, annual fund, capital and planned giving efforts.
  • Assisted in the coordination of all travel programs including President's Travel Club and Alumni Travel Programs.
  • Assisted the Alumni Office in planning Homecoming and Reunion Weekend events.
University Of Chicago - Director of Education
Chicago, IL, 01/2003 - 01/2004
  • Provided intellectual and administrative leadership for the educational division of an environmental company.
  • In close collaboration with the company president, communicated a strategic vision for IBST, established policies and priorities, and executed programs.
  • Oversaw the education budget, facilities, overall administrative management, and operations.
  • Responsible for working in partnership with local community colleges.
  • Developed courses for credit at the local community colleges.
  • Responsible for registration and conference planning.
Magen David Yeshivah - Development Director
Brooklyn, NY, 01/2002 - 01/2003
  • Served as Development Director for the Florida Philharmonic Orchestra which had a $10.5 million annual operating budget.
Jevs Human Services - Associate Director of Student Affairs
Camden, NJ, 01/2000 - 01/2002
  • Responsible for overseeing student affairs on four distinct campuses in Broward County.
  • Responsible for planning and overseeing leadership retreats, orientation, speaker series, volunteer center, student government, graduate council and senate.
  • Served on committees including: SACS Accreditation, Orientation Revision, and Graduate Expo.
  • Oversaw all personnel in the student activities office, including the Director of the Volunteer Center, the Assistant Director of Student Affairs, and the Office Manager, as well as all paid student leaders.
  • Responsible for oversight of $1.2 million activities budget.
FLAGLER COLLEGE - Director of Student Activities
City, STATE, 01/1997 - 01/2000
  • Responsible for orientation, family weekend, volunteer programs, student government, leadership retreat, and all student clubs and organizations.
  • Served on committees including: SACS Accreditation Strategic Planning Committee, First Year Experience, and Orientation.
  • Taught Freshman Year Experience courses including, study skills, time management, and leadership.
  • Awarded administrator of the year three times while serving as the Director of Student Activities.
  • Presented at national conferences including, APCA and NACA.
City, STATE, 01/1996 - 01/1997
  • Developed proposals and solicited funds.
  • Responsible for planning and executing a $1.5 million capital campaign for an organization with a $2 million operating budget.
  • Reached 45% of goal in first six months of a three-year capital campaign.
Co-authored with David A. Walker and Deborah L. Floyd an article based on my dissertation in the NASPA Journal titled "The Status of Crisis Management at NASPA Member Institutions." Co-authored with Dr. Deborah L. Floyd a chapter in the New Direction Series titled, "Graduate Education Issues and Challenges: Community College Workforce and Applied Baccalaureates."

Administration, advising students, organizing events and conferences, handling contracts, fundraising, grant writing, crisis management, writing policies, website management, and communication

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School Attended

  • Florida Atlantic University
  • Arizona State University
  • Susquehanna University

Job Titles Held:

  • Coordinator of Community Events
  • Director of Development
  • Director of Events and Travel Programs
  • Director of Education
  • Development Director
  • Associate Director of Student Affairs
  • Director of Student Activities
  • Associate Director


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  • M.Ed
  • B.A

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