Results-oriented Program Manager dedicated to aligning agency targets and objectives with client service outcomes. Face-to-face client service, fundraising and grant writing expertise.
Program management Research design and assessment Grant writing
Community Outreach Database managment Computer programs
January 2014-CurrentMTCC AmeriCorps VISTA | Montana Campus Compact, AmeriCorps VISTA | Helena, MT
AmeriCorps VISTA serving with the Carroll College Office of Veterans Services.
Ensured the correct and timely completion of an Institutional Review Board Application to complete an electronic survey of veteran and military student's usage rates and satisfaction levels with Carroll College support programs.
Designed governing documents, secured leadership, and requisitioned supplies for two new veterans' programs; The Non-Traditional Student Peer Mentoring Program and the Veteran Student Textbook Loan Program.
Secured $2181.15 in Home Depot Foundation and Montana Campus Compact grant funding as well as $360.66 in in-kind labor donations from the Helena City Fire Department, and the Area IV Agency on Aging to install twenty-eight new smoke/carbon monoxide alarms in the homes of elderly and disabled Lewis and Clark County residents.
March 2013-July 2013Voluntary Administrative Intern | Washington D.C. VA Medical Center, CRRC | Washington, DC
Performed administrative functions including answering phones, taking messages, restocking administrative supplies, and recording meeting minutes.
Worked with the Program Support Specialist to implement a consistent procedure for how walk-in visits were recorded and counted by the Compensated Work Therapy workers.
Reviewed a database of supported housing clients to ensure that the information was accurate and up to date.
September 2012-October 2012Interim Community Meal Coordinator and Trainer | Grinnell College | Grinnell, IA
Planned and orchestrated student volunteer participation for the Grinnell Community meal, a weekly antipoverty effort extended through Grinnell College Service Office.
Attended the meal to monitor and regulate shift attendance as well as to ensure the meal was being prepared according to the agreed upon food safety standards.
May 2012-November 2012Sarah Boyer Community Service Fellow, Summer Staff, Academic Intern | The Galaxy Youth Center | Grinnell, IA
Requisitioned supplies, prepared written and oral curriculum guides, and supervised other youth center staff to implement a series of nutrition education workshops according to USDA My Plate guidelines.
Provided administrative, research, grant writing and logistical support to the Director, while conducting a case study on the goals and outcomes of small afterschool youth centers operating in rural America.
Research, Presentations & Awards.
How Influential are Campus Support Services to Making Veteran Students Feel Welcome, Able to Complete Course Work, And Graduate" Carroll College Institutional Review Board, Helena MT.
Principle Investigator | Carroll College | Helena, MT
Co-designed and implemented an electronic survey instrument, to investigate how frequently students receiving VA educational benefits at Carroll College used support programs and how satisfied they were with their experiences.
Was responsible for analyzing the data and providing a detailed report on each campus service.
Student researcher | Care Giver's" Grinnell College Institutional Review Board | Grinnell, IA
Designed, implemented and presented the results of an Institutional Review Board approved student research study investigating the credentialing process and personal motivations of elder care workers at a local continuum care non-profit.
CurrentMaster of Arts: Research Methods and StatisticsUniversity of Denver, Denver, COResearch Methods and Statistics
12 2012Bachelors of Arts: Sociology Tuition and Leadership AwardGrinnell College, Grinnell, IAGPA: GPA: 3.11Sociology GPA: 3.11 Tuition and Leadership Award
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SEED Sarah Boyer Community Service Fellowship Presentation, Grinnell, IA Position: Grant recipient Designed and delivered an informative presentation on the implementation and outcomes of the Sarah Boyer Nutrition Education Grant as a part of a publically provided continuing education series for seniors. The Sarah Boyer Community Service Fellowship, Grinnell, IA Institutional grant of up to $1,500 awarded to two currently enrolled Grinnell College students to carry out a project for the common good in the Grinnell Community. Voluntary Service Grinnell Area Arts Council, Grinnell, IA: 2 hours per week October 2010 - December 2012 Position: Volunteer Hip Instructor Co-designed and taught a free, weekly hip-hop class for area youth as part of a Grinnell College Student Community Art Outreach program. Galaxy Inc. Youth Programs, Grinnell, IA: 2 hours per week December 2011 - May 2012 Position: Volunteer Afterschool Mentor Provided homework help, supervised and moderated group play, and moderated restorative justice in afterschool programming at Galaxy Inc. Youth Center. Community Meal, Grinnell, IA: 3 hours per week December 2011 - September 2012 Position: Volunteer, Social Justice Action Group Member Assisted with cooking, cleaning, serving and clean-up tasks associated with the operation of the Community Meal, a free meal orchestrated every Tuesday in a local elementary school cafeteria by the Grinnell College Service Office. Mayflower Community, Grinnell, IA: 2 hours per week March 2012 - May 2012 Position: Coffee and Bingo Volunteer Helped set up and operate Friday morning coffee, cookies and trivia activities in Alzheimer and dementia wing. Cavalry Baptist Church, Helena, MT: 2 hours per month July 2014-January 2015 Position: Nursery Volunteer Worked with one other volunteer to supervise the children ages 2-4 for the duration of the service.