Relevant Volunteer Experience

Community Organizing

Lead Organizer

Current

Hornsby Bend Area, Eastern Travis County

  • Recruited and managed block captains and volunteers for a 2000+ home subdivision
  • Organized phone protest to State Legislatures which resulted in a special subcommittee being convened to hold public hearings on our issue
  • Drafted a social media campaign to educate and bring public awareness to the issue

Girl Scouts of Central Texas                                                                                                                           

Service Unit Director

May, 2009- May,2012

  • Recruit and appoint volunteers to serve on the Service Unit Team
  • Train volunteers on GSCTX procedures and expectations
  • Plan, schedule and chair monthly meetings for all troop leaders in the Service Unit
  • Monitor all volunteers, providing support and feedback as needed
  • Identify, interview, and appoint Troop Leaders within the Service Unit
  • Conflict negotiation as issues arise
  • Assist Service Unit Treasurer on financial issues related to Service Unit

Association for Women in Communications, Austin Professional Chapter          

Vice President, Recruitment

June, 2011-June, 2012    

  • Recruited 97 new members for the 2011-2012 Board year
  • Planned two new member orientation sessions
  • Secured sponsorship for the new member orientation sessions 
  • Managed the AWC Austin membership database

Co-Vice President, Special Programs                                                                                                        

June, 2009-June, 2010

  • Managed volunteer team of 20+ to coordinate the chapter's annual awards/scholarship fundraiser
  • Event raised more than $10K for the AWC chapter's scholarship fund and general operations budget
  • Prepared and maintained event budget, ensuring budget goals were met

Summary

PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT  ♦  VOLUNTEER MANAGEMENT

Strategic Planning    Program Management and Implementation   ♦  Engaging Personality

Self-motivated and creative professional with a 10 year successful track record of developing programs and strategies to improve service and increase efficiencies ♦ Strong ability to engage volunteers to achieve short and long term goals ♦  Acumen for recruiting, training and motivating others ♦ Ability to synthesize complex information into a user friendly format ♦ Highly skilled at establishing and building partnerships to support the mission of the organization ♦ Expertise in research, data collection and analysis; acumen for providing clear presentations of findings ♦ Strong interpersonal skills; easily meets people and quickly engenders trust and confidence ♦ Unflappable; able to deal with difficult mandates and tight deadlines ♦ A talent for communicating the goals and needs of the organization to various key stakeholders ♦ Tech Savvy

Work History

Work History
Feb 2013 - Present

Project Resource Consultant

TMF Health Quality Institute
  • Support the Learning and Diffusion Group of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) for the successful administration of the Health Care Innovation Awards.
  • Assist project director to generate project methodology and feedback materials.
  • Sustain operational processes to accomplish successful virtual learning sessions.
  • Communicates effectively with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Conducts research to develop work proposals.
Mar 2009 - Feb 2013

Program Manager

TX Health & Human Services Commission, Computers for Learning
  • Managed programs in eight schools across three districts
  • Developed Access 2007 database to track program data for research and analysis
  • Remodeled and conducted all the Internet safety trainings for students and parents receiving a computer
  • Produced an Internet safety handbook for parents and a computer guide for students
  • Designed the program's website to provide a more user friendly experience to stakeholders
  • Recruited two new school district participants through outreach initiatives 
  • Secured new grant funding for the 2010-2011 school year
  • Spearheaded the first plan to recruit volunteers for CFL
  • Reduced workload for partner schools by streamlining the identification process of families
  • Increased efficiency of program by implementing a registration process for services and training
Jan 2008 - Feb 2009

Volunteer Manager & Recruiter (Membership Development Executive)

Girl Scouts of Central Texas
  • Managed a volunteer base of more than 300 Girl Scout leaders
  • Recruited 20 new volunteer leaders through community presentations
  • Developed and executed recruitment strategies for adult volunteers and girls, resulting in 100 additional girls for the 2007-2008 program year
  • Designed and led Girl Scout programming for outreach areas, including a low-cost summer program that resulted in additional funding for the Membership Department and new donations to the organization
Jul 2007 - Nov 2007

Operations Manager

LivingOrder, Inc
  •  Provided technical assistance for customers of online membership site
  • Updated and streamlined lead database to better identify hot leads and follow-up with cold leads
  • Managed office, including ordering, shipping, and inventory management
Jan 2006 - May 2007

Executive Assistant

Manning Selvage & Lee
  • Managed the schedules of four SVPs/practice directors
  • Performed all general duties of an Executive Assistant including travel arrangements and internal/external meeting arrangements
  • Planned and executed events for the SVPs in the firm
  • Served as team liaison for both public affairs and corporate accounts
  • Assisted in management of internal communications and personnel/HR issues for office
  • Researched various topics ranging from energy to health issues for account teams
  • Developed comprehensive background documents for account teams
  • Handled media monitoring for account teams on an as-needed basis
  • Managed FTP sites for account teams
Jan 2005 - Jan 2006

Dental Office Manager

Jeff Morrison, DDS
  • Managed office website, researched and developed marketing strategies for four-dentist office
  • Financial management and personnel management

Education

Education
Dec 2011 - Present

Annie's List/EMILY's List

Full-day seminar that covered a wide range of topics, including Fundraising, GOTV, Press Communication, Message Development, Voter Contact