Experienced Grant Professional with strong leadership, communication and relationship-building skills. I am interested in continuing a career that allows me to use my abilities to advance the objectives of a superior nonprofit organization.
Excellent writing skills
Project and events management
Proficient in working with budgets
Customer Resource Management
Voracious appetite for learning
Comfortable with both MAC and Microsoft operating systems
Grants CoordinatorSt. Joseph County Indiana - 227 West Jefferson Boulevard; South Bend, IN 4660108/2014 - Current
Research, write and manage a variety of grants for multiple county departments.
Created a new position within the county charged with managing grants. This includes meeting all of the regulations as determined by Federal Office of Management and Budget; regulation requirements of the state of Indiana and requirements of private funding entities.
Provide education and guidance to departments with little or no experience in pursuing grant funding. This is achieved through personal contact, providing access to effective research techniques and a quarterly newsletter.
Successfully brought in a total of $613,100.00 in grant funding for multiple departments in the first six months of 2016 by writing and providing support for grants; $472,500.00 of this funding is new funding providing for new county initiatives.
Business ManagerLeone Halpin, LLP Attorneys at Law - 521 West Colfax Avenue01/2008 - 07/2014
Oversee all daily business operations for the practice including: all financial areas such as payroll; accounts payable; and receivable and collections.
Human resource management including payroll; staff training and morale; and HRA and IRA accounts of each employee.
Facilities management including maintenance and renovations, liaison to outside vendors and contractors.
Other business operations including assessment and improvement of practices and maintenance to the computer work stations, server and operating systems.
Operations Manager - DeBartolo Center for the Performing Arts University of Notre Dame - 100 Performing Arts Center; Notre Dame, IN 4655605/2004 - 08/2006
Scheduling and overseeing the
operations of five theatres.
Oversaw the activities and budgets of
the security, housekeeping, catering, special projects and maintenance within
Assisted clients in event planning and management held within the
Technical Director - Washington HallUniveristy of Notre Dame - Washington Hall; Notre Dame, IN 4655607/2000 - 05/2004
Assisted clients in event planning and management held within the facility.
Washington Hall Washington Hall is a 575 seat historic theatre located on the campus of Notre Dame.
Worked with all clients in determining production and event needs and assessing capabilities; trained and supervised the student manager staff; assisted with the CRM and marketing for the theatre department; and maintained equipment and inventory; spearheaded improvements; researched technical grants geared towards education and technical improvements.
Assistant Department ManagerCentury Convention Center - 120 South St. Joseph Street; South Bend, IN 4660101/1993 - 06/2000
Supervision of staff in the daily operations of the Media Services Department
Worked with clients to determine their technical needs.
Maintained accurate billing and inventory records; oversaw the budget for the department.
MBA: Nonprofit AdministrationUniversity of Notre Dame - Dame, Indiana2008
Bachelor of Arts: CommunicationIndiana University - South Bend, Indiana1990 Communications Focus on Theatre Production
Grant Writer - Volunteer Lawyer Network December 2012 - January 2013
Board of Directors - League of Women Voters of the South Bend Area July 2010 – June 2016 Chair Development Committee July 2010 - June 2011 Co-President July 2011 - July 2013 Chair Development Committee July 2013 - June 2014 Chair Nominations Committee June 2015 - July 2016 Grant Writer July 2010 - June 2016
Board of Directors - Make A Difference Michiana November 2008 – 2010 Chair Development Committee July 2009 - June 2010
Fundraising Committee - South Bend Civic Theatre August 2006 – 2009
New Building Committee - DeBartolo Center for the Performing Arts Technical Advisory Board - July 2001 - May 2004
Board for the Renovation - Morris Performing Arts Center May 1996 - January 2000
Management Internship - South Bend Civic Theatre, South Bend, IN January 2008 - May 2008
Public Assembly Facilities Management Certification - International Association of Assembly Managers June 2001
Professional Internship in Stage Management - Goodman Theatre, Chicago, IL May 1991 - August 1991
Computer Skills: Computer Aided Design (Vectorworks), Microsoft Office Suite Filemaker Pro HTML Artifax Practice Master QuickBooks