15+ years of experience primarily in the nonprofit sector managing operations, fund raising, cultivating donors and volunteers. Strong background in networking, public relations, and media relations
Organizing and planning skills
Volunteer training and coordination
Special events coordination
Microsoft Office Suite
05/2017 to Current
Youth Job CoachSource Research Coast － Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Facilitated YESS class training teaching job skills, resume writing, interviewing techniques, dressing for success and other essential skills for first time job hunters.
Track program participants in their assigned jobs ensuring that they are utilizing their skills and learning new job skills as well as a good work ethic and good job performance.
11/2015 to 02/2016
Operations ManagerStarStruck Academy and Theatre － Stuart, Florida
Managed daily operations of professional theatre and nonprofit academy including academy registrations, collection of tuition and unpaid fees; box office management including ticket sales and reports; customer relations; and assistance with fund raising events.
Developed new policies for collecting tuition and implementing payment plans.
Increased tuition collected upon registration therefore reducing number of payment plans.
Implemented more efficient box office procedures for ticket sales and will call.
02/2014 to 06/2014
Marketing Manager/Special Events ManagerHomeless Family Center － Vero Beach, Florida
Revised and enhanced marketing plan; revised social media campaign; coordinated media relations; developed and maintained relationships with donors and community partners; coordinated existing special events; managed marketing budget; coordinated volunteers.
Re-instituted "Wednesday Walk" - inviting the public to tour facilities.
Developed plan for National Homelessness and Hunger Awareness Week.
Personally secured $75,000 in pledges/donations in 3 month period.
04/2006 to 07/2010
Volunteer CoordinatorTreasure Coast Hospice － Fort Pierce, Florida
Recruited , trained, and scheduled volunteers for all positions; assessed daily need of volunteers by contacting patients and caregivers; assisted with writing and updating volunteer policies/procedures, and training materials; supervised an approximate base of 200+volunteer annually; maintained volunteer records in accordance with Medicare standards.
Increased volunteer base by nearly 50% within the first year of my position.
Developed monthly meetings with speakers to continually educate volunteers.
07/2002 to 04/2006
Office Administrator/Special Events CoordinatorHeathcote Botanical Gardens － Fort Pierce, Florida
Coordinated all aspects of daily operations for a non-profit public garden; organized all special events and fundraising events; scheduled and conducted tours; enhanced volunteer training program with policies and procedures; coordinated all media relations; assisted Board of Trustees with fund development, donor relationship cultivation and retention; Instituted "Month is Membership Month" to cultivate new members Cultivated and secured business partners and event sponsor for continued support Held volunteer recruitment events, training, and retention activities as well as appreciation events Developed schedule or educational classes Worked as "interim director" for 18 months.
Served on the Wynton Marsalis committee, bringing the nine time Grammy Award winning musician to Fort Pierce to play a concert in conjunction with the Fort Pierce Jazz Society raising approximately $75000 to be split between the two organizations.
12/1997 to 04/2002
Executive AssistantHousing Authority of the City of Fort Pierce － Fort Pierce, Florida
the Director: Assistant to the Executive Director which included assisting with daily clerical support; acting as liaison between Director and staff members; attended and recorded all Board meetings in accordance with the Sunshine Law; assisted with grant writing and other federal funding applications.
Assisted with grant writing and other federal funding applications.
Scheduled employee travel arrangements in and out of state to conferences, training programs, and other meetings.
Developed and facilitated "Customer Satisfaction Training" to all new employees.
A.S. Degree: Human ServicesIndian River Community College － Fort Pierce, FloridaCurrently enrolled to complete Human Services
Dental Assisting Program 1986
Gotham Writing ClassesNew York, New YorkOnline)
*Creative Writing, Fiction Writing, Introduction to Blogging. Non Fiction, Article Writing
High School DiplomaJohn Carroll High School － Fort Pierce, Florida
Family Meals, Inc. Adopt A Family Heathcote Botanical Gardens SunCoast Mental Health Various community events
budget, clerical, Communication skills, Interpersonal skills, conferences, Creative Writing, customer relations, Customer Satisfaction, Special events, Fiction Writing, Fiction, fund raising, fundraising, grant writing, Law, Director, marketing plan, marketing, Media relations, meetings, Microsoft Office Suite, office, musician, office management, Organizing, policies, profit, recruitment, sales, sales and reports, teaching, theatre, training materials, training programs, travel arrangements, Article Writing
VOLUNTEER PARTICIPATION: Family Meals, Inc.; Adopt A Family; Heathcote Botanical Gardens; SunCoast Mental Health; Various community events