Objective: A driven leader seeking a position where my strategic planning, communication, fiscal management, analytical, and operational skills will improve performance. Summary of Skills:
Excellent organizational, research, project management and writing skills
Ability to set strategic goals and achieve them and strong business acumen
MS Office and Google Suite proficiency
Excellent coaching, change management, presentation and training skills
Strong data management and problem solving skills
Advanced listening, negotiation, interpersonal and collaboration skills
Strong knowledge of state and federal employment regulations
Thinker, Builder, Improver and Producer
Small Seeds Development, Inc. Pittsburgh, PA
Chief Executive Officer 6/2008-Present
Small Seeds Development Inc. is a nonprofit organization that offers community centered services to children, youth and families. As the Chief Executive Officer I am responsible for overseeing the consistent achievement of the organization.
Decreased operating budget by 20% and mobilized financial and human resources.
Responsible for the development of the strategic plan and increased government contracts.
Increased revenue by 35% through fundraising and grew working capital by 20% in 2 years.
Developed sound fiscal practices, oversaw records and compliance regulations.
Cut data processing time by 30% by building a new cloud infrastructure.
Decreased payroll/benefits administration costs by 30%.
Oversee administration, daily operations, recruitment and service delivery processes.
Responsible for the oversight of a 1.3-million-dollar budget.
Wrote four successful program grants and implemented successfully.
Raised employee retention rates by 30% over a 5-year period.
Responsible for the coaching of staff and working with the Board of Directors.
Organized numerous educational events for the community. 3 Rivers Connect Pittsburgh, PA
Director of Community Programs 2/2006-5/2008
3 Rivers Connect provided a public database depository of social and educational services. This was a data sharing collaboration with the United Way of SWPA and Allegheny County Department of Human Services.
Oversaw community technology initiatives and project budget of 1 million dollars.
Produced monthly reports, supervised staff and increased revenue by 25%. 2
Monitored data input, provided analysis and negotiated contracts.
Assisted CEO with the strategic plan, grant writing and operational processes.
Conducted community workshops, training and worked with IT and data coordinating staff. Resources for Human Development Philadelphia, PA
Director of Juvenile Community Reintegration Program 2/2004-1/2006 Resources for Human Development provides caring services to individuals as they achieve a level of independence for themselves and their family.
Oversaw the planning, development, service delivery for an adjudicated youth program.
Provided strategic direction and managed a budget over 2 million dollars.
Decreased the dropout rate by 30% and provided cost savings of 25%.
Assisted with contract negotiations with the state of Texas, Colorado and Virginia.
Developed a self-care model for juveniles who were experiencing trauma.
Worked closely with school districts and Philadelphia Department of Human Services.
Created a workforce training model for teens interested in employment. Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh Pittsburgh, PA
Director of Employment, Training and Economic Development 2002-2004 The Urban League is the largest comprehensive social service/civil rights organization in SWPA.
Oversaw the implementation of employment, training and economic empowerment initiatives.
Managed a department budget of $1.1 million dollars and provided contract negotiations.
Produced a 70% hire rate for participants who completed the 6-month program.
Created the strategic, business and economic development plan.
Created a 20-page training module and led bi-weekly sessions for participants.
Wrote 2 enhancement grants totally $300,000 and managed 15 staff.
Worked closely with the CEO resulting in 25% increase in revenue. Past Positions: Pennsylvania State University - Manager of Academic Assistance Programs, 1990-93 Center for Victims of Violent Crime, Pittsburgh, PA - Community Services Manager, 1994-97 Renewal Inc., Pittsburgh, PA - Manager of Support Services, 1997-2002 Education: The Pennsylvania State University (University Park, PA) Master of Public Administration B.S. and B.A. in Business Administration and Special Education Affiliations: UPMC Center for Engagement and Inclusion Advisory Committee, Poise Foundation National Advisory Committee, Allegheny County Human Services Black Grant Advisory Board, Penn State University Alumni Association, and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.