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Manager Microsoft Office

Toronto, Ontario, Canada
25.00 hr
March 13, 2018

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M a r i a J o s é T a v a r e s

Toronto, ON.

416-***-**** - email

Concrete Demonstrable Achievements at the First Portuguese Centre

Business Administration Honours Diploma

Increased fundraising revenue and grants over 50%

Restructured and increased existing programs

Developed new projects for FPCCC’s Elderly Persons Centre funded by the Ministry of Health and other programs for adults and children including developing the Little First Daycare and Learning Centre

Effectively managed budgets (700,000)


8 years of Administrative Experience

Microsoft Office, Quick Books

Grant Writing

Human Resources and HRIS Payroll


Excellent Leadership Skills

Strong written and verbal communication skills; a persuasive and passionate communicator with excellent interpersonal and multidisciplinary project skills

Ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people

Passion, idealism, integrity, positive attitude, mission-driven, and self-directed

Languages: English, Portuguese, basic understanding Spanish and French

Work Experience:

Program Coordinator


Executive Director

First Portuguese Canadian Cultural Centre

Leadership & Management:

Ensured ongoing program excellence, program evaluations, and consistent quality of finance and administration, fundraising, communications, and systems; recommended and implemented timelines and resources needed to achieve strategic goals to the Seniors Centre, Heritage Language School, Adult and children programs

Actively engaged and energized FPCCC staff (26 employees), volunteers, board members, event committees, sponsors and funders

Developed, maintained, and supported a strong Board of Directors: served as ex-officio of each committee, built board involvement with strategic direction

Effectively evaluated program components to measure success

Fundraising & Communications:

Greatly expanded revenue by 50% in 8 years, generating and fundraising activities to support existing and new program operations for seniors, children and adults

Used external presence and relationships to garner new opportunities

Planning & New Business:

Designed the strategic business planning process by adding new programs for adults, children and seniors

Established excellent relationships with funders, political and community leaders, board, staff and volunteers


Business Administration - Honours Diploma

Toronto School of Business

Grant Writing Course

George Brown College

Human Rights Training Seminar

Canadian Human Rights Commission

SAP, QuickBooks, Simply Accounting, Quadrant HR HRIS Payroll

First Aid including defribilator training

Volunteer Work:

Event Coordinator & Office Manager

First Portuguese Centre

Donated over 10 hours a week in office work

Prepared and assigned volunteer duties to staff and volunteers. Worked closely with board at every event to ensure safety of participants and that fundraising events were done in a professional and courteous manner. Pick up items, set tables, decorations, sold door tickets, washed dishes.


Davenport Perth Neighbourhood Centre

Work with board of directors and other top executives to define the mission of the organization. Revised policy procedures developed, planned and enforced objectives to achieve organization's goals. Outline the duties and responsibilities of employees. Meet with government officials in regards to funding.


Outstanding Achievement Award – International Society of Poets

Outstanding Service Award – First Portuguese Centre

Community Service Award – Royal Canadian Portuguese Historical Museum

Volunteer Income Tax – Revenue Canada

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