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Summary

Highly skilled writer and grant professional with excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to build rapport with people of various cultures and personalities. Has worked with individual as well as community-based and public sector organizations in areas such as: adult education, adult fiction and non-fiction, animal rights, arts and culture, children's literature, criminal justice, disaster recovery, education, emergency management, health and human services, international trade, law enforcement, and manufacturing. In-depth knowledge of federal, state, and foundation agencies’ grant proposal requirements. An organized and creative problem solver able to research, plan and implement innovative ideas to maximize the potential for an organization’s success.  

Work experience

Jun 2006Present

Director of Grants Development & Management

El Camino Community College District

Director of Grants Development & Management, Community Advancement, 2011 – present

Since 2011, and the retirement of the district-wide Director of Grants Development, additionally responsible for pre-award and post-award support for all grant applications submitted through the college district.

Director of Grants Development, Economic & Workforce Development, 2006 – 2015

Facilitate the acquisition of grant funding to support all Economic and Workforce Development programs and related activities.

http://www.elcamino.edu/administration/grants

Jun 2000Present

Writer, Grants Professional, Consultant

RBServices

Provide grant writing, consultation, resource development and project management to non-profit, community-based and public sector organizations and individuals; as well as general writing and editing services in the areas of: adult education, adult fiction and non-fiction, animal rescue/rights, arts and culture, children's literature, criminal justice, disaster recovery, education, emergency management, health and human services, international trade, law enforcement, and manufacturing.

Web address: www.weworkwithwords.com

20042004

Research Development Specialist

Communities In Schools-Dallas, Dallas, TX

Provide assistance with the implementation of fund development strategies and the annual revenue portion of the operating budget of Communities In Schools Dallas (CIS Dallas). Worked on the founding of CIS Dallas Region (CISDR) Endowment Inc., made possible by a $1 million gift from ALON USA; to operate as a nonprofit organization to secure and manage the principal, and allocate investment income to CISD.

Jun 2000Dec 2002

Director of Grants Development

Navarro College

Develop and manage a Grants Department for the college to support the College’s goals, providing all the associated necessary services for a 5-campus district stretched over a 5-county area.

Mar 1998Jun 2000

Research Development Specialist

Texas A&M University

Provide grant writing support to non-profit and community-based organizations through the state-funded Texas Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) Center for Community Support (formerly the Community Grant Support Initiative) located in the Public Policy Research Institute (PPRI). PPRI is a leading policy research group engaged in survey administration, statistical analysis, evaluation, and systems management.

Website: http://ppri.tamu.edu/

Skills

Funding Research

Highly skilled funding researcher using Federal, State and Foundation resources and databases

Writing and Editing
Professional technical writer with exceptional grammar, proofreading and spelling skills
Grants Professional

• Awarded over $174.8 million total in grant-funded projects to date

• Taught numerous Professional Development Workshops in Grant Writing since 1998

• Selected and served as grant reviewer for Federal and State grant competitions

PC & Apple Systems/Software

• Technically skilled with PCs, Macs/Apple, scanners, printers and other office machines

• Advanced knowledge of Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Publisher, Outlook, Acrobat Pro, Quicken, GrantNavigator and the Internet

• Experienced user of Datatel, OU Campus webpage editor, and knowledge of HTML and other web-based programming languages

Project Development & Management / Strategic Planning & Marketing

• Proven leader, organizer and manager

• Implemented grant management database software for campus-wide utilization

• Partnered with other educational, civic, and corporate entities to gain designation for Southern California under the DOC's Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership (IMCP) initiative

Education

Bachelor of Science

Texas A&M University

Associate of Arts

Blinn College

Professional Affiliations

·  Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE); Member (2016-present)

·  U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; Grant Reviewer (2015)

·  Grant Professionals Association; Member (2010-present)

·  Association of Fundraising Professionals; Member (2010-present)

·  South Bay Economic Workforce Partnership; Member (2006-present)

·  Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities; Member (2000-present)

·  Council for Resource Development; Member, Evaluator, Moderator (2000-present)

·  IMCP Advanced Manufacturing Partnership (AMP SoCal), Los Angeles Mayor’s Office; Member (2014)

·  California Community Colleges System; Grant Reviewer (2006-present)

·  U.S. Department of Education; Grant Reviewer (2000-present)

·  The Foundation Center; Member (1998-present)

·  National Council for Workforce Education; Member (2007)

·  Council for Opportunity in Education; Member (2000-2003)

·  National Community Education Association; Member (1998-2003)

Professional Development

Educator

·  Seminar, Working With Your Grants Office; El Camino College (2016)

·  Seminar, Collaborative Program Planning: Grant Opportunities & Challenges; El Camino College (2015)

·  Fundamentals of International Trade; Substitute Teacher; UCLA Extension (2014)

·  Grant Writing Workshop for new faculty and staff; El Camino College (2013)

·  Grant Writing Workshops; ECC Community Education and Professional Development (2011)

·  Grant Writing Workshop for new faculty and staff; El Camino College (2011)

·  Grant Writing Workshops; ECC Community Education and Professional Development (2010)

·  Grant Writing Workshop for new faculty and staff; El Camino College (2008)

·  Introduction to Grant Writing; El Camino College Small Business Development Center (2008)

·  Grant Writing 101; El Camino College Small Business Development Center (2008)

Attendee   (Complete list available upon request)

·  Federal Grant Management & Uniform Guidance Training; Thompson Information Services (4-5 April 2016)

·  "Going Places with Spatial Analysis"; ESRI/Udemy (March 4-April 15, 2015)

·  Proposal Writing Boot Camp; The Foundation Center (Jul 23-25, 2014)

·  Multiplier Effect: Advocate & Innovate; Council for Resource Development (Nov 5-9, 2013)

·  Paradigm Shift: Start a Movement; Council for Resource Development (Nov 5-10, 2012)

·  Building Community; Council for Resource Development (Nov 6-12, 2011)

·  Return on Investment; Council for Resource Development (Nov 1-6, 2010)

·  Cast your Vote for Community Colleges; Council for Resource Development (Nov 5-8, 2008)

·  Strategic Planning in a Learning-Centered College; Council for Resource Development (2008)