President November 2012 to CurrentTexas Marine Education Association
Texas Marine Education Association (TMEA) is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization affiliated with National Marine Educators Association (NMEA) and Science Teachers Association of Texas (STAT.) The mission of TMEA is to, "Bring together those interested in the study of fresh and salt water ecosystems and serve as a focus for marine and aquatic studies within the State of Texas.".
President: Collaborate with TMEA Board to develop strategic plan for short-term and long-term goals and objectives.
Prepare, plan and conduct TMEA meetings and workshops.
Represent TMEA at STAT and NMEA Board meetings.
Serve as Chair of the Program Committee.
Prepare, plan and conduct annual workshops.
Developed and conducted surveys to evaluate both qualitative and quantitative data to determine overall effectiveness of workshops.
March 2004 to CurrentTexas Parks & Wildlife- Coastal Expo coordinator
Served as Chair for the TPWD Volunteer Committee for the past four years.
As Chair, implemented plan, organize and conduct monthly meetings.
Represent the committee at meetings with Division Directors and Executive Office.
Provide presentations and training on the volunteer software system Samaritan.
Respond to any technical issues regarding the software and resolve them.
Supervised two projects conducted by UT graduate students focused on volunteer software systems and volunteer recruitment for the agency.
Plan, organize and conduct educational outreach events called Coastal Expo.
Coastal Expo raises awareness of Texas coastal ecosystems, why they are important, issues affecting them and how people can protect them.
Conducted a total of 94 Coastal Expo events across Texas, reaching approximately 170,000 people with 75% participation of minorities.
Plan, assign and supervise both paid and unpaid interns along with volunteers for Coastal Expo program.
Managed 2,900 volunteers who served over 14,000 hours to raise awareness of outdoor learning and conservation education in Texas.
Manage federal grants, cooperative agreements, and state contracts along with Coastal Expo budget.
Communicate effectively with diverse audiences such as scientists, formal and informal educators, school children and the general public through phone calls, emails, letters, press releases, PowerPoint presentations and the Coastal Expo website.
Develop and maintain effective interactions/relationships with staff at all levels of the department, other state and federal agencies and nonprofit organizations for Coastal Expo events and other projects.
Program Specialist September 2002 to September 2003Texas Parks & Wildlife-World Birding Center
Developed a five year strategic plan for the volunteer program at the World Birding Center.
Developed, implemented and managed a volunteer program.
Created promotional materials for the World Birding Center.
AmeriCorps*VISTA Specialist February 2001 to August 2002Texas Department of State Health Services
Planned, performed, coordinated and evaluated AmeriCorps*VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) community development program at DSHS (Department of State Health Services.) Trained VISTA members in community development and volunteer management.
Developed partnerships with public health agencies, universities, local social service agencies, other VISTA and AmeriCorps projects and businesses.
Brought stakeholders together and facilitated negotiations/collaborations resulting in the strategic planning, development and continuation of VISTA programs.
Presented at the 2002 National Conference on Community Volunteering and National Service, held by the Points of Light Foundation and the Corporation for National & Community Service, on the tool kit, "Road Map to a Healthier Neighborhood" for 50 attendees.
Supervised and managed three VISTA projects in Round Rock, Bastrop and Austin focused on Healthy People 2010 objectives for Texas with 20 VISTA members.
DOVIA- Board Member, 6/00- 8/02 DOVIA is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization providing professional development and networking opportunities for people with an interest, or who are working, in the field of volunteer administration and program management.
Served as co-instructor in 2001 and 2002 for the DOVIA/ Austin Community College Volunteer Management Academy.
The Academy is a 30 clock hour course in the principles of volunteer management.
Duties included: Developed and presented a curriculum in volunteer management tailored to the needs of working professionals in volunteer administration.
Conducted an evaluation to improve next year's class.
Served as President- Elect, Treasurer, Education/Training Chair, Executive Planning committee, Saluting Someone Special Committee and Members Committee.
Duties included: Developed, administered and audited the budget and financials of the organization.
Participated in the short and long term strategic planning for the organization.
Developed advanced trainings in volunteer management.
Planned, organized, promoted and hosted volunteer recognition event for 75 people.
Developed and implemented strategy to increase membership.
Coming of Age-Volunteer Coordinator, 3/99 - 1/01 Recruited, oriented, placed and trained RSVP (Retired & Senior Volunteer Program) volunteers.
Increased annual number of active volunteers from 150- 292 in the fiscal year.
Developed, implemented and evaluated volunteer programs that address identified community needs and measured effectiveness in community development efforts.
Conducted public information activities and trainings for adult learners including making presentation and writing articles for newsletters.
Built relationships with professional volunteer, government, and non-profit organizations, providing visibility to RSVP program and technical assistance in volunteer management.
Corporation for National & Community Service-AmeriCorps*VISTA Member, 2/98 - 2/99 Worked as part of a two-person team to plan, organize, and direct the Austin- Area Volunteer program as part of the Texas Volunteer Health Corps (TVHC) at the Texas Department of State Health Services (TDSHS.) Specific duties and accomplishments include: Increased annual number of volunteers by over 200%.
Developed working relationships with directors and representatives of TDSHS Central Office programs.
Recruited and matched volunteers and groups from businesses, faith-based organizations, colleges/universities, youth and seniors who shared common goals in the public health arena.
Expanded recruitment base by building relationships with academic advisers, career placement offices, and volunteer centers on college campuses in Central Texas.
Assisted community groups in detailing short and long-term strategies, building their needs and goals into their strategic plans.
Trained, scheduled motivated and managed adult and youth volunteers in various TDSHS programs.
Interviewed, screed and placed volunteers into volunteer positions at TDSHS.
Bachelor of Science : Environmental Health Technology, May 1995Missouri Southern State University － Joplin, MOEnvironmental Health Technology
Bachelor of Arts : Chemistry, May 1995Missouri Southern State University － Joplin, MOChemistry
November 1998Volunteer Management Academy-Austin Community College － Austin, TX
Shipman, K. (2013, October). TPWD Field Notes: Volunteering on the Coast. Texas Saltwater Fishing. http://www.texassaltwaterfishingmagazine.com/fishing/volunteering-coast/subpage1381.html.
*Shipman, K. (2012, December). Season of Sharing. Texas Parks & Wildlife Magazine. http://www.tpwmagazine.com/archive/2012/dec/scout1_volunteering/
*Shipman, K & Elder, K. (2012, May). Leading the Way. Texas Parks & Wildlife Magazine. http://www.tpwmagazine.com/archive/2012/may/scout1_volunteer/
Honors & Awards
*Received 2014 TPWD's Employee Recognition Award for Community Outreach. (http://youtu.be/1NF8pLoz2NU)
*Awarded 2010 Keep Austin Beautiful Award for Applied Materials- Education for Groundwater to the Gulf Teacher Institute. ( C)
*Received 2006 Gulf Guardian Award (Youth/Education category- 2nd place)