NON-PROFIT EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Visionary leader who has demonstrated the ability to lead diverse teams to new levels of success. Highly productive with organizational, managerial, communication, and interpersonal skills. Possess the ability to plan, implement, and evaluate multiple projects. Adept at working with an array of people in a cross-cultural environment and creating rapport required in building trust and confidence. Known for ability to win community support, develop key coalitions, and build relationships with a shared sense of purpose. Visionary Leadership Strategic Planning Budgeting and Accounting Operational Management Policy Development Team Building Public Relations Problem Resolution Fundraising Program Development Community Outreach Coalition Building
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR January 2008 to January 2014VICKERY MEADOW IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT － Dallas , Texas
Challenged to build a stronger, safer, and more resilient community and improve the quality of life in the Vickery Meadow neighborhood.
Managed the organization's core functions in financial management, strategic planning, public relations, fundraising, grant and donor administration, development, compliance, and the day-to-day operations.
Worked closely with the Board of Trustees to develop annual goals and objectives and budget.
Served as chief advocate for the Vickery Meadow Neighborhood and advanced the strategy and vision of the organization.
Hired and supervised staff, recruited and trained volunteers, developed advisory boards and committees, facilitated community needs assessments, and spearheaded community programming.
Accomplishments include: Implementation of sound accounting practices resulting in transparency and agency credibility; Achieved revenue growth to supplement operational budget by 20%, allowing agency to support new initiatives and increase programming; Launched successful marketing campaign to rebrand the neighborhood from sleepy and calm to vibrant, strong, and growing which included new logo and social media campaign; Realigned community programs and outreach with goals and objectives and improved infrastructure to better support programming resulting in participation by 83%; Developed and maintained local partnerships including city officials, potential donors, community partners, and the Vickery Coalition Action Team to advance the agency's mission; and Developed new program evaluation tools to measure performance, outcomes, and success rate.
DIRECTOR OF COMMUNITY OUTREACH August 2004 to December 2007VICKERY MEADOW IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT － Dallas , Texas
Charged with creating a strategy to bring community resources together to better support the organization's mission and develop resident programming.
Served as liaison to area agencies and residents to educate about services provided and created a format to network.
Coordinated education and crime watch events, facilitated Pedestrian Task Force and Vickery Coalition Action Team meetings, and created youth development programs.
Responsible for volunteers, logistics, and coordination of annual events.
Accomplishments include: Development of a 40+ member coalition creating a strong advocacy organization for the neighborhood and its residents; Angelina L.
Avalos Page 2 of 2 VICKERY MEADOW IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT, CONTINUED Implemented new youth programming strategies improving capacity, and effective program evaluation tools; Coordinated committees in the area of community health such as pedestrian safety and school support that resulted in the installation of sidewalks by the City of Dallas and funds to provide school uniforms and coats to the most underprivileged students; and Increased attendance by 40% at annual events that provided safety education and community health information.
PROGRAM MANAGER September 1995 to November 2001DALLAS YOUTH SERVICES CORPS － Dallas , Texas
Responsible for the overall development and management of the Dallas AmeriCorps Partnership Project, an initiative to provide at risk youth with the opportunity to serve their community and to improve themselves.
Coordinated the administrative aspects of the agency's grant to ensure compliance, including program evaluation, preparing reports, implementing program policy and procedures, and conducting internal audits.
Provided leadership and guidance to staff as well as providing volunteer management.
Other duties included facilitation of orientation and trainings, developing community partnerships, planning community events, providing technical assistance to staff, researching new legislation, promoting educational opportunities, and other development programs.
Broadened network of community partnerships resulting in a diverse pool of community service projects for youth participants;.
Developed standard for evaluating partnership program proposals; and.
Led efforts to streamline data reporting resulting in capturing more accurate data.
TRAINER/COUNSELOR April 1995 to July 1995MAYOR'S SUMMER YOUTH YMCA － Dallas , Texas
Coordinated individual counseling of under-privileged youth for the purpose of developing positive attitudes and conduct for entry into the workforce.
Researched information on current labor trends and investigated referrals.
Maintained working relationships with potential employers throughout the City of Dallas.
Master of Business Administration : Business Management , 08/2002 UNIVERSITY OF DALLAS － Irving , Texas Business Management
Criminology and Criminal Justice Bachelor of Art : 05/1993 UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT ARLINGTON － Arlington , Texas
2006 - 2013 COMMUNITY DENTAL CARE Dallas, Texas Board of Directors Secretary/Member 2005 - 2010 TEXAS HEALTH PRESBYTERIAN DALLAS Dallas, Texas Community Health Advisory Board Advisory Member