Jeannette Buntin PROACTIVE, CREATIVE AND PERSISTENT known for embracing challenges and opportunities using experience in decision-making, time-management, event-management and technical skills incorporating effective leadership and work ethic in collaborative environments.
Entrepreneurial strategic thinker and team builder with a proven track record of successful leadership in fundraising strategy and achieving or exceeding revenue goals. Seasoned professional experienced in building diverse collaborative efforts and cultivating high level relationships with leaders in the corporate, public and nonprofit sectors in order to achieve objectives
Fundraising & Development Strategic Planning Event Planning
08/2016 to Current
DirectorMOUNT IDA COLLEGE
External Relations and Annual Giving Essential Responsibilities Responsible for implementing, managing and directing a comprehensive external relations and annual giving program for Mount Ida College that increases constituent engagement with a strong focus on alumni participation and financial support.
Responsible for the development of all annual fund direct mail collateral and other fundraising communications.
Developed, maintained and cultivated positive and supportive relationships with alumni and non-vendor corporate constituents of the college through regular personal visits both on and off campus.
Collaborated with the Office of Student Engagement to develop future alumni engagement by reaching out to current students, developing programs and events to educate and engage students as alumni in residence and increase and encourage student involvement in the advancement office.
Redesigned and launched a new Alumni Association, including the recruitment of members, redesign of charter and organizational infrastructure.
Responsible for developing interactive and engaging an alumni web presence utilizing social media and other platforms.
Successfully launched an annual fund campaign that saw a 34% financial increase from prior year and a 24% increase in alumni engagement through programs and activities.
Secondary Responsibilities Re-developed and coordinated the Senior Class Gift Campaign including engaging volunteers and training student leaders.
Responsible for all aspects of the faculty and staff appeal campaign Assisted with the coordination of the Annual Mount Ida College Athletic Association Golf Tournament Coordinated Annual Alumni Awards and Hall of Fame Induction Dinner and Ceremony.
09/2014 to Current
Vice PresidentNATIONAL BLACK MBA-BOSTON CHAPTER
Corporate Relations and Sponsorship (Volunteer).
Responsible for maintaining and growing overall corporate giving and sponsorship to the National Black MBA - Boston Chapter primarily through strategic identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of prospects, donors and sponsors.
Responsibilities include generating solicitation and renewal letters, proposals and reports for corporate donors (Business Partners), sponsors, and prospects; identifying and qualifying Business Partner sponsors and prospects; building and maintaining relationships; and coordinating delivery of sponsorship benefits.
09/2003 to 05/2015
Director of Multicultural Student ServicesBENTLEY UNIVERSITY
Essential Responsibilities Manage the implementation of programs, policies and procedures addressing the personal, financial, intercultural, and social issues and concerns of ALANA (African-American, Latino (a), Asian, and Native American), (800+) students Developed and Managed Comprehensive Diversity & Inclusion Corporate Recruitment Program with proven track record of success.
Supervised master level staff and responsible for managing departmental budgets over $450,000.00 Promoted recruitment and retention by serving as a liaison to the Enrollment Management Division.
Provide support, planning, and organization for the mentoring of ALANA first-year students to involve them more directly in the intellectual and social life on campus.
Serve as a liaison between ALANA students and the faculty and administration.
Proven record of developing strong and positive working relationships with alumni.
Enhanced and created programs that educated and continue to bring awareness to the campus community regarding diversity issues.
Serve as a resource and consultant to the division of Student Affairs in the areas of diversity and social justice programming.
Successfully co-lead a committee responsible for the redesign of the Summer Transition Program, which resulted in a turnaround from 83% to 91% graduation rate.
Establish and maintain and ongoing assessment and evaluation of the quality of ALANA student life.
Suggested appropriate action to insure a high degree of quality in programs and services for the center.
Secondary Responsibilities Re-developed and coordinated the Family Orientation Program on behalf of the division of Student Affairs with over 900 attendees.
Assisted in the redevelopment and launch of the First Year Seminar Program Responsible for coordinating the logistics for Commencement Week Bentley University/Bahamas Case Competition Co-coordinated student celebration program for the Inauguration Celebration of President Gloria Larson.
Responsible for the successful coordination and execution of the Commencement Ball with over 500 attendees Taught Career Development Course for First Year Students Membership to the following University-Wide Committees: First Year Seminar Committee Martin Luther King Celebration Planning Committee University Staff and Faculty of Color Committee Undergraduate Career Service Board of HIRE Ed.
01/1997 to 08/2004
Director of Student Activities and Multicultural Programs/DirectorWENTWORTH INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY － Boston, MA
Responsible for the management and supervision of office and services including revenue base game room, women's center, organizational resources area, student lounge, and organizational office space.
Collaborate with food service, facilities operation; custodial services, public safety and other departments regarding the student center its services and operations.
Oversaw budgets totaling over $350,000.00 Coordinated New Student Orientation Program and Family Program annually.
Created Student Finance Committee which was responsible for allocating over $100,000.00 annually to recognize to organizations.
Developed 1st ever MLK Breakfast Celebration across five separate colleges.
Conceptualized and championed a comprehensive community service project for all first year students.
Coordinated and Instituted Campus-wide Family Weekend Programs.
Student Activities for Special Programs Responsible for all student programming.
Negotiated, evaluated and prepared Suffolk University/Student Activities contracts for concerts, lectures, and programs of the Program Council and Student Government.
Served as a liaison and coordinator on a range of multicultural activities and programs.
Chaired university-wide Inter-Cultural Affairs Committee composed of faculty, staff and students Coordinator programs for the Suffolk University Women's Center.
Coordinated all logistical needs for annual orientation programs, including assisting with the recruitment and training of student staff.
Supervised Suffolk University Student Budgeting Office.
Developed 1st Family Weekend Program which drew over 500 people in attendance.
Developed and coordinated 1st ever University sponsored Spring Break and Winter Service Break Programs with over 100 students in attendance.
01/1993 to 09/1993
Coordinator of ProgramsBOSTON UNIVERSITY － Boston, MA
Provided advisory assistance to International, Political, Special Interest, Fine Arts and Academic Student Organizations.
Coordinated Boston University Homecoming Celebration Parade.
Coordinated public relations and advertising campaign for Office of Student Activities.
Negotiated and prepared all contracts for director.
Created post-program evaluations for Office of Student Activities.
Coordinated Boston University Summer Series program for entire campus, ranging from movie series, to music on the quad and day trips.
Assisted with coordination of in-service training of paraprofessional staff.
09/1990 to 05/1992
Graduate AssistantNORTHEASETERN UNIVERSITY － Boston, MA
Advised general clubs and organizations on budgets, club development, and programming.
Assisted in the advisement of Greek Life to over 40 fraternities and sororities.
Manager Club Ell; oversaw day-to-day operations of campus center eatery with an annual revenue base of 50K a year.
Responsible for the operation of campus center revenue based recreational facility with an annual revenue base of $20K a year.
Master of Education: Student Personnel Development and CounselingNortheastern UniversityStudent Personnel Development and Counseling
Bachelor of Science: Political ScienceSoutheastern Massachusetts University － Boston, MAPolitical Science
Association of Fundraising Professionals Member Since 2015 Council for Advancement and Support of Education Member Since 2014 National Association of Colleges and Employers Member Since 2011 Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts Member Since 2009 Association of Latino Finance and Accounting (ALFA) Member Since 2007 National Association Black Accountants (NABA) Member Since 2007 National Black MBA Association (NBMBA) Member Since 2003 National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) Member Since 1999 Regional Conference Planning Committee Member 1998 National Orientation Directors Association (NODA) Member Since 1999 National Association of Campus Activities (NACA) Member Since 1992 Regional Coordinator 2002-2004 Associate Member Registration Coordinator 1999 Regional Conference Coordinator 2001 Regional Conference Education Program Coordinator 1996 Regional Committee Member 1994-1995 Regional Diversity Coordinator 1993-1995 Association of College Unions International (ACU-I) Member Since 1991 Graduate Student Representative 1991-1992 Committee on Multi-Ethnic Programs Member 1992-1993 International Presidential Selection Committee 1994 International Conference Planning Committee 2000
Mixers, Motivators, and More" presented at the 1997 NACA Regional Conference Stay or Leave: Is Higher Education the field for Me!" presented at the 1997 NACA Regional Conference Take A Stand" presented at the 1999 NACA Regional Conference 2000 NODA Regional Conference Balancing Life, Work and Higher Education" co presented at the 2000 NACA Regional Conference Doing Business in the College Market" co-presented at the 2000 NACA National Conference Training Building Managers 101" co-presented at the 2000 ACUI Regional Conference Creating a More Inclusive Community" co presented at the 2010 NASPA National Convention Mentoring the Next the Generation" presented at the 2010 African American Women Higher Education Luncheon Developing Best Practices" presented at the 2010 NASPA Regional Conference Mapping Out the Future" panelist at the 2012 National Urban League Convention Creating Connections to Diverse Student Talent Circles" co-presented at the 2013 National Association of Colleges and Employers Conference Are you LinkedIn" Workshop developed for Career Education Course 2014
African American Women Higher Education New England (2002) Co-Founder, Member Emeritus African American Women in Higher Education Board Member 2002- present) National Black MBA Leaders of Tomorrow Mentor (2011-present) National Black MBA National Conference Logistics Team Member (2013-present) Certified LGBT ALLY Support Liaison (2009-present)
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AWARDS/ACOMPLISHMENTS Suffolk University Division of Student Affairs New Program Initiative Award 1995 Outstanding Advisor of the Year 1994 National Association of Campus Activities (NACA) Donald L. McCullough Award 2004 (Highest regional award given for outstanding service to the profession) Special Programs Award - "Weaving the Fabrics of Our Live" 1995 One Day Women's Professional Development Seminar Multicultural Scholarship Recipient 1996 National Association of Student Affairs Professionals 2012 Regional Nominee Rising Star Award Diversity Champion
COMMUNITY SERVICE African American Women Higher Education New England (2002) Co-Founder, Member Emeritus African American Women in Higher Education Board Member 2002- present) National Black MBA Leaders of Tomorrow Mentor (2011-present) National Black MBA National Conference Logistics Team Member (2013-present) Certified LGBT ALLY Support Liaison (2009-present)