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Manager Project

Petaluma, California, United States
January 29, 2018

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Julie Wilder

**** ******** ****** ********, ** 94954 707-***-****

Community Relations/Employee Impact Manager

Results-producing, visionary project manager with 20-year record of cultivating mutually beneficial partnerships, planning and executing polished community relations and employee impact programs, and garnering buy-in for initiatives. Core strengths include:

Strategic Planning Enhancing Employee Engagement Program Development and Execution

Team Management and Motivation Relationship Management Global Program Coordination

Budget Administration Multi-Media Presentations Public Relations/Public Speaking

Savvy Written and Oral Communications Building Consensus Cultural Sensitivity

Qualifying Experience


Meals of Marin - San Rafael, CA

Manage and operate all aspects of two-person business office for a local nonprofit organization. Direct client contact beginning with “Intake” and follow-through on all aspects of client’s dietary needs, limits and specifications; maintain all correspondence and communications between the organization and community; Managed and successfully executed organization’s 2016 Giving Tuesday campaign. Event planner for Fall Fundraiser resulting in full capacity attendance and exceeding desired monetary goal.


Autodesk ~ San Rafael, CA

Developed and implemented strategic plans and programs to establish an Autodesk presence in the community, raise funds for nonprofit 501(c)(3) and civic organizations, and engage employees in charitable events. Used cultural sensitivity while leading from a distance to manage worldwide employee engagement programs in the Americas, Asia Pacific Region, and in the Europe/Middle-East Region. Cultivated relationships with internal and external stakeholders, including an expansive network of executive directors and development directors in nonprofit organizations, civic leaders, senior and executive managers, business leaders, and employees. Proactively managed projects to achieve all goals, drove processes to meet critical timelines, and followed through with all parties to ensure smooth and clear communications. Worked closely with outside vendors to automate a previously manual system for tracking metrics, substantially improving Autodesk's ability to evaluate the scope and impact of our programs. Wrote criteria and content for a disaster response plan.

Charitable Giving Management. Executed and managed Autodesk's matching gifts program. Tracked donations and company matches. Provided metrics to third-party reporting including Forbes Magazine, Best Companies to Work For, and Dow Jones Sustainability Index.

Created and led the Autodesk Grants Committee for 15 years, allocating up to $500K annually to selected nonprofit organizations. Wrote grant criteria, led monthly meetings for a team of seven, and selected sponsorship opportunities to facilitate community visibility.

Instrumental in persuading management to increase the annual match from $500 to $3K, boosting total global giving from $250K annually to $2.4M in 2015.

Conceived, developed, and executed International Vetting Council, which enabled employees worldwide to select nonprofits to be vetted by Silicon Valley Community Foundation (SVCF) for inclusion in the list of approved charities.

Created the company's first Giving Tuesday campaign and subsequently transitioned it into a Month of Giving, netting nearly $1.2M for charities in 2015.

Community Relations. Served as liaison between Autodesk and the nonprofit community. Engaged employees through volunteer efforts for organizations that supported children, health, education, the arts, and the environment. Spoke to groups of up to 850: cemented our mission and vision with employees; garnered buy-in for programs; educated staff to tactically implement programs; raised awareness about Autodesk's community engagement; and launched programs through speaking engagements with organizations such as Rotary Club, Chamber of Commerce, Center for Volunteer and Nonprofit Leadership (CVNL), and Boys and Girls Clubs of Marin and Petaluma. Hosted and emceed a Corporate Community Relations Consortium lunch meeting for 80 community relations managers; conducted a presentation on Autodesk's programs, culture, and impact in the community.

Earned Autodesk Heart of Marin Corporate Community Service Awards twice, the only company to be recognized two times.

Implemented and managed the Cause Card Program, incentivizing volunteerism and managed the program.

Overhauled the worldwide volunteer program, expanding opportunities to any nonprofit of interest to employees and ending a history of restricting employees to volunteer only in schools.

Managed response and volunteer efforts following Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

Spearheaded the AutoLove initiative, motivating employees in China to build a school dormitory for 180 children in a remote village. The initiative was so successful, spearheaded a similar program for blind children in India.

More than doubled the number of employee volunteers from 1K to 2K+ and annual volunteer hours from 10K to 21K in 2015.

Event Planning. Created, planned, and executed numerous onsite events, for groups of over 500 employees and nonprofit partners. Coordinated and managed logistics, including facility rental, catering, entertainment, receptions, and multimedia presentations. Secured volunteers, determined and delegated duties, and managed activities to ensure smooth-running operations.

Organized and served as lead for Autodesk's annual Take Our Kids to Work Day.

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Giving Back to My Community

Boys & Girls Clubs of Marin and Southern Sonoma Counties ~ Petaluma, CA

Board of Directors (2014 – 2017)

PEP Housing ~ Petaluma, CA

Advisory Board Member (2013 – Present)

Brain Injury Network of the Bay Area ~ Larkspur, CA

Advisory Board Member (2012 – Present)

Autodesk Employee Relief Foundation ~ Petaluma, CA

Founding Board Member/Advisory Board Member (2004 – 2016)

Played a key role in developing this foundation to provide funding for Autodesk employees and their families facing medical crises. Co-wrote the by-laws, developed the charter, created parameters, contributed to website design and communications, and coordinated fundraising events. Grew the foundation from $5k to over $100K.

Chernobyl Children's Project ~ Petaluma, CA

Board of Directors (1997 – 2004) ● Board President (2001 – 2004)

Committee on the Shelterless (COTS) ~ Petaluma, CA

Board of Directors (1998 – 2001)

Professional Affiliation

Corporate Community Relations Consortium (CCRC) ~ Silicon Valley, CA

Member (1998 – Present)

Training/Professional Development

Ongoing professional development includes the following courses:

Working Globally Leading from a Distance Dealing with Change

Employee Leadership Situational Self-Leadership Organizational Leadership

Career Power for Employees Code of Business Conduct Managing Interpersonal Relationships Data Protection in the Workplace

Graduate, San Rafael Leadership Institute ~ San Rafael, CA

College Coursework (2 years), College of Marin ~ Kentfield, CA

Computer Skills

Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook), and SharePoint. Working knowledge of digital and social media, including Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Quickly learn and apply new technologies.

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