Adrienne Bitoy Jackson
- Country Club Hills US-IL
Bright, dynamic, enterprising, inventive, goal oriented & engaging professional administrator. Multi-talented master trainer w/superior communication (writing/editing) skills, strategic thinker and proficient planner. Trust inspiring, highly effective problem solver and resourceful team leader. Recognized experience in nonprofit sector, i.e. municipal corporations, faith based organizations/community based organizations, educational institutions, government departments, human service agencies, unions, & professional/volunteer organizations.
Executive Education Program- Innovations in Governance
Stewarded the development and delivery of learning strategies, leveraging a broad range of methodologies and blended learning environments. Designed, developed and delivered learning and development solutions to assigned clients. Developed necessary educational tools and materials to managers and employees for learning and development; including workshops, job aides, e-Learning, etc. Conducted client consultations and performs gap analyses to clarify business needs. Recommended learning interventions to close gaps in capability. Researched and recommended approaches to clients. Defined projects deliverables and scope. Applied creativity in the development of a plan for solution. Clearly identified learning objectives and metrics for success. Leverage understanding of technology and business trends to design solutions that enhance individual and company performance
Special Assistant to the Chief Information Officer, served as designee with strategic oversight for departmental goals, objectives, human capacity development.
Project management/support for multi-year federally funded technology initiatives valued at $1.65 million. Consulted w/endusers, management, vendors & technicians to initiate, plan, execute, control & evaluate projects. Control project operating fund budgets/expenditures. Logically identify strengths & weaknesses of alternative solutions/approaches to problems. Develop corrective action plans. Expertise in project management discipline & techniques, familiarity w/traditional project/product dev. cycle methodologies & processes, understands dependencies & impacts w/other projects; excellent time management skills, flexible self starter, performs independently, execution-oriented; follow tight deadlines, organize & prioritize work; strong verbal/written communication skills, ability to present complex information in a clear, concise fashion; strong skills/experience in creating project documentation; lead & motivate cross-functional teams.(Formerly Sr. Manager Mkt & Outreach.)
Responsible for special initiatives/projects related to the promotion of digital literacy for public housing residents and agency staff. Required to develop marketing communication materials, e.g. direct mail campaigns, posters, pamphlets, event launches, brochures, newsletters, flyers, cable television interviews, multimedia training materials/manuals, competitive award submissions, and evaluation reports. Conducted community needs assessments, site/program planning activities, technology inventories and audits.
Managed senior development team responsible for the researching, writing, and submitting grant and foundation proposals for new external resources. Developed program designs, modifications, job descriptions, budgets and timelines to qualify for available funding. Researched literature from various funding sources and determined feasibility and strategies for potential applications, coordinated with appropriate internal staff, community stakeholders, governmental agencies, foundations, corporate, private and not for profit organizations on development of grant applications, coordinated related special events. Promoted from Senior Grant Developer, Department of Grant Administration
Researched, planned & delivered family support/comprehensive community prevention services for public housing demonstration project. Facilitated interagency partnership activities. Conducted model searches to identify best practice models. Designed and implemented community needs assessment with thirty (30) volunteer assessors, coordinated fivehundred forty-three (545) household surveys, physically located & mapped ninety-five (95) human service agencies in accordance wirh geogaphic design/area, inventoried and catalogued 398 programs. Conducted weekly community forums & trainings. Developed interagency agreements/protocols, outcome based work plans, program budgets & training methodologies/curricula. Prepared monthly status reports & annual program applications for state funded ATODA prevention. Supervised paraprofesional staff of family support specialists ansd prevention specialists.
Adrienne is absolutely committed to help solve the most vexing problems we face as a society. It was a joy and a distinct privilege to work with her as a fellow member of Social Enterprise Alliance - Chicago's Board of Directors. Adrienne's extraordinary leadership -- coupled with her unmatched skills in marketing, public relations and strategic planning -- set her apart as an effective agent of change.
I met Adrienne at the Kennedy School of Government in 2005. She demonstrated her command of public sector business practices as a dynamic and inclusive team leader during the entire course.
I recruited Ms. Bitoy Jackson for the Information Technology Services Department at the Chicago Housing Authority for her remarkable ability to effectively research, analyze and discreetly resolve problems; turning the ensuing solutions into successful market opportunities. She exhibited high levels of integrity, applied logic, discernment and progressive forethought with each assignment; providing accurate information, reliable forecasts, minimizing risks and increasing confidence and trust in stakeholder relationships. On one assignment she took a federally funded project that was more than a year behind schedule, and brought it in on time, under budget, with zero loss of resources, and tremendous market acceptance. She is focused, mission oriented, innovative, creative, and reliable team player. I recommend her highly.”
Ms. Bitoy Jackson is an accomplished and seasoned professional that brings vision, passion, and innovative intelligence that promotes and develops positive social change.
As a public administrator, she's shown a strong commitment to helping others by building strong coalitions for a comprehensive support system. I have had the pleasure of working with her during the past ten (10) years and consider her a highly intelligent, critical thinker, strategist, and responsible professional who has represented all of her stakeholders with the highest sense of integrity."
Adrienne Bitoy-Jackson is a consummate team leader who possesses a diverse array of skill sets which allow her to function in several capacities whether they be Grant Writer, Project Management Executive, Moderator, Consultant or as a multi-faceted MarCom professional. An organization can only benefit from Ms. Bitoy-Jackson’s proven dedication and discipline for any project she undertakes.
I've had the pleasure of working with Adrienne Bitoy-Jackson on various projects over the past 14 years. During that period both our careers have spanned the gamut from resident development programming, to community integration programs, to a design now known as blended housing management. I can say from working with Adrienne, that you could not have a more committed and knowledgeable person on your team. Her thoroughness in accessing data and her resource development skills are unparalleled. As the CHA works to complete the Plan for Transformation in the current economic climate, having a person with Adrienne's talent and skill set is essential to their success.”
As a mentee in NFBPA’s National Mentorship Program, I wanted to gain knowledge around budgets, legislation and strategic planning. As my mentor, Adrienne far exceeded my expectations. Through Adrienne’s leadership and knowledge, she gave me the invaluable tools that are necessary to become a great public administrator. I would like to thank Adrienne for offering her time, energy, talent and outstanding willingness to help others.
Art, Travel, Photography, Horseback Riding, Social Media
· Social Enterprise Alliance of Chicago · National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Organizations (NAHRO)- National Professional Development & Nominating Committees · National Forum for Black Public Administrators (NFBPA)- 1st VP & 2nd VP, Chairs Program & Public Realtions Committees Chicago Prevention Providers' Network, Vice-Chair · Chicago State University Alumni Association, Board President