Margaret Sequeira

  • Richmond, Virginia Area, US
Margaret Sequeira

Director of Programs | Educator | Social Media Manager | Writer

Summary

I am looking for my next professional opportunity and to transition from congregational life to a secular organization. I am an exceptional Program Developer and Manager, Trainer and Educator with expertise in Outreach and Audience Engagement. I am looking for an organization that wants to develop new programs along with managing successful existing ones; needs someone to get the word out about their excellent programs and services and engage their audience with training and development that is engaging and informative.

I am a gifted public speaker, group facilitator and presenter. I welcome the tough topics such as diversity and conflict. My target areas include Higher Education particularly diversity, admissions and alumni relations; Diversity and Inclusive community organizations and Interfaith organizations. I want to bring people and organizations together across the traditional divides to promote deeper understanding and build lasting relationships that change individuals and organizations.

SUMMARY OF STRENGTHS AND QUALIFICATIONS

• Creative Visionary • Skilled Project & Team Leader • Social Media Professional
• Dynamic Public Speaker • Curriculum Curator • Strong Writer
• Engagement Manager • Experienced Group Facilitator • Award-Winning Educator

Work History

Work History
2011 - Present

Consultant

Universalist Association UUA
  • Serving the Southern Region of the Unitarian Congregational as a Consultant directs regional training on healthy organizational development 
  • Lectures as an expert on Faith Formation 2020, educating organizations on future trends in religion and their potential impact on programs
  • Consults with congregations and leaders to develop leadership skills;
  • Negotiated career lifecycle events, such as resignations/terminations; led conflict resolution processes and training for congregations
  • Initiated culture of education and collaborative learning, designed and facilitated workshops, curating content, creating PPT decks, and leading 4 discussions, including  "Systems Theory for Organizations” and “Faith Development and Educational Programming”
Jan 2015 - Jun 2015

Director of Operations

OBXDIY Makerspace

• Media identification and management for website, social media accounts such as Twitter, Facebook, etc. and managing the content in each area to assist with start-up operations for the OBXDIY Makerspace located in Kitty Hawk, NC

• Identification, usage, configuration, and setup of cloud-based applications and services to automate the business.

• Working with the CEO of OBXDIY Makerspace, to plan the rollout of community outreach initiatives within the community.

Jan 2014 - Jun 2015

Consulting Minister of the Outer Banks

Unitarian Universalist Congregation

• Served as Executive Director with Board and Leadership Committees for all areas of congregational life, including worship, programs, education, pastoral care, membership, finance and buildings/grounds maintenance; prepare and lead worship for 40-50 member congregation; lead volunteers; lead change management initiatives and manage conflict resolution

• Facilitated workshops, managed all planning and publicity (e-newsletters), and developed curriculum

• Led congregation through change process to call a new minister which has resulted in the congregation successfully finding their next minister

• Designed, developed and taught MOOC, Parents as Spiritual Teachers as a national offering

2005 - 2008

Director, Lifespan Faith Development

Williamsburg Unitarian Universalists
  • Directed and managed lifespan faith development programs, serving approximately 250 people as first-ever full-time staff member to do so; recruited and developed program council, increased participation of children by 64% and >64% among young adults; provided crisis intervention
  •  Won recognition of WUU as a UUA Anchor Congregation in Campus Ministry in 2011 by leveraging social media tools, improving communication outreach with students as Campus Minister at the College of William and Mary. Annual Speaker and Event Organizer for numerous campus events and programs on behalf of students, faculty, and staff. Successfully applied for and received program grant which was essential to the success of the campus ministry program and recognition as an Anchor Congregation
  • Chair of the Service of Celebration planning committee charged with creating a multi-faith service for the graduates and their families in collaboration with Student Affairs. Expanded the diversity of voices and faith leaders participating in the service making the event more intentionally diverse and reflective of a diversity of faith traditions include Hinduism, Judaism and Islam.
2002 - 2004

Associate Director of Operations

Office of Student Affairs, Stanford University Medical School
  • Provided human resources, operations and facilities management support for 150 member department, serving approximately 450 students; supervised two full-time administrative assistants
  • Project Manager for major renovation project on behalf of Student Affairs offices

 

2005 - 2008

Education Assistant/Acting Director

Unitarian Universalist Church of Berkeley
  • Acting Director of Religious Education during the three-month absence of the Minister of Religious Education; recruited, trained and supervised volunteer teachers and workshop leaders
  • Provided wide range of program management for youth education program in a 500 member congregation, launching a new education model to improve active learning
  • Designed and produced communication collateral, weekly program updates, program marketing materials and curriculum materials, including course catalog designed in Publisher
1998 - Present

Student Services Specialist

Stanford Law School, Career Services

o Directed the annual judicial clerkship application process for approximately 90 students including advising students about opportunities and assisting them in presenting materials.
o Served as the reference librarian for students and other constituents.
o Designed, developed and maintained web site for Judicial Clerkship Program using Dreamweaver.
o Wrote, edited and published clerkship handbooks, office manuals and newsletter.

1991 - 1993

Program Assistant

Washington National Cathedral
  • Managed Worship Department during 3 month absence of the Worship Department Manager
  • Coordinated the planning and logistics for major religious services including the Ordination and Consecration of Bishop Jane Dixon, the annual Armed Forces Service and visits from Archbishop Desmond Tutu and the Dalai Lama with focus on the Cathedral’s mission of “A House of Prayer for All People”

Education

Education

2008

MASTERS

School of Theology at Berkeley
1989

B.A

Georgetown University

Skills

Skills

Computer skills

Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint, OneNote), Google Chrome, Docs, Slides, Sheets, Google+, Blogger, Evernote, Buffer, Facebook, Twitter, Twitterfeed, Pinterest, Constant Contact,Tumblr, Instagram, Feedly, Canva, Dropbox, Wordpress, Teamwork, MeetUp, Wonderlist, Asana, Blackboard, Moodle, Constant Contact, PeopleSoft Human Resources, Kronos, LexisNexis

Volunteer Experience

Alumni Interviewer, Georgetown University  2005  - Present   

Trainer, Career Prospectors 2015 - Present                                     

Communications and PR Committee,2015 Nonprofit Learning Point Summit 2015