Work History

Work History
2007 - 2013

Community Investment Associate

Greater Kansas City Community Foundation

Six years of managing grant review process for emergency assistance funds.

Provided technical assistance and web support to both clients and staff.

Very deadline oriented; met goals 67% ahead of schedule with a productivity rate 3 times the department average.

Managed grant making competitions for contract revenue ranging $5K to $1.8M

Due to consistent dedication, renewed 100% of contracts for most recent employer.

Provided administrative support for the CI team and directly reported to the Community Investment Manager.

Conducted research for clients to maximize effectiveness for grant application process.

Increased productivity with team meetings by organizing accurate data for Contract Leads to deliver to the clients.

2004 - 2007

Credit Supervisor/Sales Asssociate

Halls Crown Center

Created procedural manual to increase staff productivity by 50%.

Served as a management liaison between customer complaints and the management.

Increased company morale in every position held.

Trained and developed Credit staff personnel.

Reconciled disputed accounts and processed payments for individual accounts.

Supervised 5 part time and 2 full time staff members.

Always in a search to trim waste, streamline processes and positively affect the bottom line.

1991 - 2004

Asset Manager/Operations Manager

The Black Economic Union of Greater Kansas City

Over a decade of top performance in Nonprofit Leadership and Grant Management, coupled with over 15 years of client-facing Operations experience.

Increased cash flow by $1M within 5 years.

Led all hiring for one organization, retaining 100% of contract and maintenance staff during tenure.

Concurrently ran multiple properties bringing in $22M annually.

Managed 5 high profile projects totaling $4M.

Generated $5.5M in revenue for small local non-profit organization.

Turned around under-performing building operation from 75% to 98% occupancy rate within 18 months.

Accountable to Board of Directors on a weekly basis.

Held organizational President’s responsibilities during a crucial time for the organiztion.

Built vendor relationship based on honesty and trust, and was able to get critically needed services even when cash flow was short.

Increased contracts by $1.5M annually.

Additionally saved $264K by upgrading security and utility systems.