- Atlanta US-GA
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My current professional interests are in developing strong program evaluation skills. Thus far, I have developed two evaluation plans but have not conducted a full program evaluation for an organization. I would like to take additional classes in program evaluation practice and analysis in order to advance my aptitude in this area.
My career direction is in a state of flux at the moment. Although I have a strong desire to work directly in the public health field, I am finding it difficult to get my foot in the door. At 45, I have decided to stay in higher education and grants administration with the intention of getting my CRA certification in the next 12 months. Once I obtain that and work as a Director for a couple of years I hope to transition to a research university in the Atlanta area.
Serve as Director of Grants and Sponsored Programs for the third largest University of Georgia college system. My role is manage all aspects of pre and post-award grants activity for four campuses. I also manage two staff members who work both administratively and as post-award support.
Internally, I work closely with Dean's, faculty and student services-related staff to develop strong proposals for external support. I also work with the college Foundation to develop proposal content, outcomes development and reporting for funding from private and corporate foundations.
Externally, I assist the college in developing partnerships with other USG institutions, public schools and nonprofits. Collaborative work is high on the agenda for the College and my role in external relations is key to developing long-term community links and strong, impactful programs.
Finally, I manage office operations, budgets, and strategic planning efforts for the Office of Grants and Sponsored Programs.
Managed all grant projects for the college primarily in pre-award activities such as, program development and design, budget development, and planning for federal and non-federal projects. In addition, this position was heavily focused on project management, strategic planning, and training on program development and resource development across multiple disciplines. Several projects are large scale, requiring not only good program design, but also community building among diverse stakeholder groups.
Collaborated with three centers on local, regional and nationally focused programming for children with disabilities, their families and professionals through program planning, grant writing, grants management and organization-wide strategic planning. Directly involved in proposal development including foundation relations, program design, budget development and evaluation measures for outcomes reporting for grant contracts. Oversight for $700K departmental budget for annual fund and grant revenues/expenses. Delegated tasks to support staff, and coordinated volunteers. Worked with organized teams on high-level collaborative projects to broaden organizational reach and improve services to children with special needs.
Managed all aspects of annual fund campaigns, grant proposals for annual requests, vendor relationships and database administration, specifically;
·Worked directly with V.P. of Development and President on all aspects of annual campaign planning and annual fund management including donor segmentation, gift analysis reporting and donor prospecting
·Developed foundation and corporate support through grant writing and community relationship building including outreach to community relations contacts at major corporations and foundation program officers
·Assisted Director of Programs with program development and implementation and with grants research to identify potential funding sources
·Administered the donor database, ran all reporting functions for the annual fund campaign, and assessed financialprogress for the annual fund through regular financial reports to the President and V.P. of Development
·Processed all accounts payable related to annual fund revenues
·Managed workplace campaigns and payroll deduction programs for four large corporate partners
Organized and managed community events related to development and fundraising initiatives, specifically;
Managed post event accounting procedures
Working toward Master Degree in Public Health, Prevention Science with expected completion December 2013. The program has prepared me to development public health education programs to assist individuals and communities in identifying, assessing and alleviating health risk and issues among specific populations.
In addition, I have developed specialized knowledge and professional experience in program evaluation, grants development for public health programs and economic evaluation capacities.
I plan to use this degree to continue my work in program development, grants administration and program evaluation within higher education, nonprofit and government agency spheres.
Received Master degree in Public Administration-Nonprofit Management in 2008. This degree prepared me to be a leader within public agencies, both nonprofit and governmental. Areas of study include: urban economics, state and local government management, public accounting, organizational behavior, statistics and research methods and public administration practice.
Thesis: Civic Engagement in America: Are we Really Bowling Alone?
A synthesis study on Robert Putnam's theory that American society and civic responsibility are unraveling in the 21st C. due to shifts in generational attitudes and technological advances.
B.S. in Political Science/Public Administration with a minor in Sociology. Graduated Magna Cum Laude in 1999.