Nicole Smith


Deeply committed to improving the lives of children and families. Demonstrated ability to balance multiple projects simultaneously, prioritize and multi-task effectively. Comfortable working in a fast-paced, results-oriented environment. Attention to detail that drives toward end goal. Highly motivated self-starter and a valuable team contributor – a resourceful problem solver who is dependable, organized, patient and customer service oriented.

Work History

Work History
Apr 2011 - Jul 2011

Teacher Outreach Associate (Temporary)

- Laid the foundation for the 2011 Fellowship program

  ▪ Aimed to secure over 600 hours of project management and outreach support from a recent college graduate- Added dozens of mission-critical teacher outreach organizations to our CRM system- Edited the final grant report to the NEA Foundation for the 2010-11 C2i grant ▪ A $35,000 partnership which has

  grown to $175,000- Vetted hundreds of projects for inclusion in fall 2011 teacher outreach campaigns for tens of thousands of


Sep 2007 - May 2009

Project Associate

Tufts University's Child and Family WebGuide

- Collaborated with stakeholders to analyze recommendations for expansion and future direction of the

  WebGuide- Wrote and submitted proposal to national conference; designed and presented the accepted poster- Located potential funders and wrote grants including a request to fund a new website discovery tool

Oct 2009 - Feb 2001

Project Assistant, Office of Family and Public Engagement

District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS)

- Coordinated and managed monthly Chancellor’s Forums and other large-scale community meetings  ▪ Supervised volunteers for each meeting and served as point of contact for presenters and participants- Managed relationships as inter-departmental/ inter-agency donations and community partnerships liaison  ▪ Created and managed district level donations processes

  ▪ Implemented a DCPS Virtual Teacher Store to ensure donations moved efficiently into classrooms- Facilitated procurement of an email management system initiating more direct communication with parents  ▪ Enabled significant increase in identified parents – from 500 (8% of total) to over 12,000 (55% of total)- Established protocols for list management, volunteer data management and external meeting logistics- Served as the department point of contact for external constituents over the phone and via email