Amara Kamara

Amara Kamara



Program coordination and community development responsibilities; and maintaining a commitment to improving the overall quality of life of service populations. Opportunities in event organizing & coordination, recruiting, educating, taskforce modeling, community liaison & outreach, consensus building, media, publicity & public relations, budgets, oral & written communications, and presentation.



Respected nonprofit management professional with over 10 years’ experience in project development, research and administration. Expertise in social program design, field-services coordination, project proposal writing, and progressive policy development. Currently pursuing a PhD in Nonprofit Management and Leadership. Demonstrated ability to work well under pressure, ensure compliance of standards, and program budget management. Provide training & orientation to over 80 new hires and employees.


  • Research the use of the IPad-2 and IPod with the people with developmental disabilities including autism
  • Advanced experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Internet Explorer, Outlook and other Agency-specific data-management software.
  • Smartboard Notebook Software 10.0
  • Develop program brochure, flyers, newsletter and daily/weekly program schedules using PowerPoint as well as designing clients’ ID cards.

Work History

Work History
2009 - Present

Program Manager



  • Write progress reports, information bulletins and other program documentation providing timely information to Director as well as State OPWDD. Ensure that program remains in compliance with New York State Home and Community-Based Waiver Services regulations, agency philosophies and policies. Communicate with State OPWDD to respond to request of information and technical assistance.
  • Prepare presentations and training materials for events, conferences and workshops.
  • Represent program at State and service providers meetings and conferences resulting in increased awareness of programs

Program Management

  • Develop direction for service with clear philosophy and expectations toward personal future planning and community inclusion.
  • Train and supervise staff to foster independence, productivity and community inclusion for clients while protecting their health, safety, wellbeing and civil rights.
  • Establish consistency between individualized habitation plans and clients’ preferences. Hire and train support professionals and provide supervision on an ongoing basis.
  • Address logistical and programmatic challenges as they arise, helping to ensure smooth program operation. Manage program budget.
2006 - 2009

Program Evaluation Associate

Center for African Services New York, Inc.


  • Research, design, and implement procedures to study individual departmental programs and projects
  • Provide quantitative and qualitative analyses of various data derived program operations and service users’ feedback.
  • Consult with and provides technical assistance to department, sectional heads, clusters, and central office administrators regarding evaluation activities
  • Conduct literature reviews and analyzing/synthesizing outcomes data on topics relevant to assigned program objectives.

Designing Services

  • Identify the actors involved in the definition of the service, using derived analytical tools
  • Define possible service scenarios, verifying use cases, sequences of actions and actors’ role, in order to define the requirements for the service and its logical and organizational structure
  • Represent the service, using techniques that illustrate all the components of the service, including physical elements, interactions, logical links and temporal sequences.

Fundraising Solicitor

Center for African Services New York, Inc.


  • Contact assigned prospects, present the case for support, answer questions, and request a suggested donation.
  • Report to the team captain and keep her informed of progress
2003 - 2005

Gran Associate

  • Research and identify new government, corporate, foundations and private funding prospects; and generate proposals and supporting documents in response to solicitations.
  • Maintain and implements funding calendar activities, including cultivation activities.
  • Write reports to government, corporate, foundations and other funders. Serve as a liaison to all funding agencies or organizations.
  • Identify funding opportunities and new program areas to match PlanLiberia’s priorities, using research tools.
  • Report to the Director of Development.
2002 - 2003

Special Needs Kindergarten Teacher

Ellen Memorial Children Institute (EMCI)

Marketing/Publicity Strategist

Children Assistance Program (CAP)


  • Manage development and delivery of internal messages in support of CAP strategy and execution, including executive and departmental communications targeting all employees.
  • Serve as a secondary liaison to the media and ensure that all media messages are consistent with other communications, as well as the mission and activities of CAP.




Morning Star Secretarial Institute


Unversity of Liberia
Jul 2010 - Present


Capella University


J.K. iTech Institute