Executive Director Resume Example

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Professional Summary

Accomplished senior-level director recognized for leveraging strong team leadership and development to drive forward progress. Highly organized, detail-oriented leader, skilled in directing high-performing teams to develop solutions and solve operational and technical problems. Success implementing systems across multiple operations with superior organizational and communication skills. Effective grant writer, fundraiser and event coordinator.

  • Proficient in public speaking, public relations
  • Experienced in leadership development & staffing
  • Fundraising, event planning expert
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Experience with top-ranked CRM systems
  • Successful grant writer and budget developer
  • Experienced in strategic planning and organizational growth
  • Additional information
  • Relationship and Team Building
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Financial Management
  • Annual and Budget Planning

  • Policy Development
University of Central Florida Orlando, FL Expected in 06/2019 Master of Public Health : Nonprofit Management - GPA :
Florida Institute of Technology Melbourne, FL Expected in 06/2016 Bachelor of Science : Healthcare Administration - GPA :
Corning Community College Corning, New York, Expected in 06/2008 Associate of Science : Humanities and Social Sciences - GPA :
Work History
March Of Dimes - Executive Director
Atlanta, GA, 07/2020 - Current
  • Serve as Center’s Chief Executive Officer, responsible for Center’s overall success ensuring that mission, vision, and accountability of services are delivered in alignment with Center’s values.
  • Responsible for management and day-to-day operations with authority to carry out these responsibilities in accordance with strategies, direction and policies established by Board of Directors.
  • Responsible for all grant writing, reporting, and program management in coordination with overall agency operating budget.
  • Assures program quality, organizational stability, and fiscal integrity while maintaining compliance with local, state, and federal laws and regulations, licensing standards, and contractual obligations.
  • Serve as Center’s chief spokesperson, promoting community awareness of center to all community stakeholders. Including providing news interviews, community trainings, presentations and serving on local, state and national panels as needed.
  • Foster work culture of collaboration and inclusion to increase morale and reduce turnover.
  • Maintain strategic alliances with partners, individuals and organizations that advocated and advanced vision at the local, state, and national level.
  • Develop and monitor annual operating budget and fiscal management by maximizing resources, and work to minimize expenses.
  • Approve and oversee all operating policies and procedures for financial, IT, human resources, emergency shelter, and facilities.
  • Developed operational plan and raised $250,000 in grant funding in first 6 months.
Chris 180 - Director of Development
Atlanta, GA, 01/2020 - 08/2020
  • Led and execute all capacity building efforts, including strategy, development, communications, and partnership building to expand diversified, sustainable donor funding base.
  • Worked directly alongside CEO to tell story of work of Paws consistently and compellingly, showing impact in community, regionally and at national level.
  • Submitted 16 grants totaling $366,937 from January-March 2020; 12 awarded in full- Tripling previous grant submissions in Paw’s history.
  • Applied for and received PPP and EIDL applications in response to COVID-19 alongside CEO.
  • Evaluated operational systems for inefficiencies and funding barriers; overhauled grant management files, implemented tracking system and evaluated current CRM system needs.
  • Created 2020 fund development plan and 5-year operational plan with narrative in absence of updated strategic plan.
  • Organized 4 virtual fundraising events in response to COVID-19 with $6K secured board match and 100% goal met per event March-May 2020.
  • Chaired Development and Special Events Committees, Served as member of Paws Leadership team.
  • Worked with senior management to define project scope and direction, creating inter-departmental frameworks to drive successful project execution.
  • Monitored resource allocation, budget development, and personnel recruitment for multiple programs.
Kendall Wilkinson Design - Director of Operations
Omaha, NE, 05/2015 - 10/2019
  • Developed and planned all annual fundraising and special event efforts in alignment with agency’s annual budget and strategic plan.
  • Oversaw agency human resources, billing and credentialing, fiscal, IT, facilities, grants and contracts and direct supervisor to support team members.
  • Responsible for 15 grants through pre- and post- award including writing, budgeting, staffing, reporting and implantation alongside Incite Consultancy.
  • Experience with funders including CAC, CDBG, OAG, OJJDP, OVW, PDNHF, and United Way with grant budgets ranging from $2,500 to $350,000.
  • Member of Management team, Finance committee, Fund Development Committee, Risk Management team, Accreditation team and Core Trauma Informed Care Implementation team.
  • Direct supervisor of 7 staff members including the Financial Manager, Practice Manager, Billing & Credentialing Coordinator, Outreach Coordinator, and front-desk receptionists.
  • Maintained and presented accurate financial statements to Board of Directors and Finance Committee on monthly basis.
  • Responsible for preparation and submission of annual agency budget to Board of Director in partnership with Executive Director.
  • Monitored office workflow and administrative processes to keep operations running smoothly.
  • Strategized and demonstrated proactive approach to maintain balanced budget for multiple service areas.
  • Assessed performance management structures and implemented enhancements to improve frameworks and strengthen results.
  • Set team and individual KPIs and provided regular, actionable feedback.
  • Achieved team goals through formalized training plans, coaching and performance management.
  • Planned and facilitated various events, newsletters and media releases to support fundraising and marketing efforts.
Graphic Packaging - Accounting Coordinator
City, State, 11/2014 - 05/2015
  • Assistant to Owner/CEO and other company management.
  • Assisted with creation and implementation of new software and operating system.
  • Created formal company policies and procedures in alignment with company vision and business plan.
  • Oversaw all company purchases, credit cards and bank account transactions on daily basis.
  • Established key relationships with team members, upper management, customers and partners through well-developed communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Coordinated and monitored department workflow to maintain efficiency.
  • Completed daily cash functions like account tracking, payroll and wage allocations, budgeting, donating and all types of cash and banking reconciliations.
Additional Information
  • Director, El Paso Anti-Human Trafficking Coalition (2020-Present)
  • Representative, Texas Human Trafficking Prevention Task Force, Texas OAG (2021-Present)
  • Member, Dept. of Family and Protective Services, Child Death Review Team (2021-Present)
  • Coalition Member, El Paso Coalition for the Prevention of Child Abuse (2021-Present)
  • Participant, REALIZE Executive Leadership, Paso del Norte Health Foundation (2017-2018)
  • HIPAA Compliance Officer, El Paso Child Guidance Center (2016-2019)
  • Committee Chair, Annual Jim Voorhees Memorial Golf Tournament (2008-2014)

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School Attended
  • University of Central Florida
  • Florida Institute of Technology
  • Corning Community College
Job Titles Held:
  • Executive Director
  • Director of Development
  • Director of Operations
  • Accounting Coordinator
  • Master of Public Health
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Associate of Science