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Orem, UT
October 17, 2021

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Karen D. Hill

*** *. ****** **., ******, UT ***42 802-***-****


A.S., 1975, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC

B.S., 1981, Clemson University, Clemson, SC

M.S., 2012, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT

Work Experience

Development and Communications Director, The Refuge Utah, 1433 E. 840 North, Orem UT 84057. 1 Feb 2021-10 Sept 2021. Design and implement a comprehensive fundraising and communications program, expanding agency awareness in the community and building support of individual donors.

Grants and Partnership Manager, J. Reuben Clark Law School (BYU), Provo, UT, 3 Jan 2017-29 Jan 2021. Research funding opportunities; develop, review and submit grant proposals for faculty; member of university research development council.

CEO, Greater Ventures, LLC, Orem, UT, 2011-present. Conduct research, data analysis, and consultation services for non-profit and government organizations.

Adjunct Professor, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 2015-2018. Adjunct professor for Marriott School of Business RecM 453, Grant Writing.

Coordinator, United Way of Utah County Women in Philanthropy (currently Women United), Provo, UT, 2008-2014. Directed resource development and philanthropic efforts of women community leaders.

Research Associate, Institute of Research and Evaluation, Taylorsville, UT, Jan.-Dec., 2010. Assisted with quantitative and qualitative research.

Co-Director, BYU Study Abroad programs in New Zealand (2005), Australia (2006), South Pacific (2010, 2011), Europe/Iceland (2013, 2014). Assisted in coordinating, executing, and evaluating program.

Activity Program Advisor, Clemson University Union, Clemson, SC, 1982-1989. Coordinated programs and supervised student committees for campus activities.

Office Manager, Clemson University Union, Clemson, SC, 1975-1978. Organized a new office and managed all support services for over 800 different activities per year.

Religious Affiliation Positions. Regional Public Affairs Director, Stake Institute Instructor (11 years), Stake Relief Society Presidency, Ward Young Women President, Ward Primary President and worker, Sunday School teacher.

Community Involvement

People Helping People board member and mentor for underemployed adults (2013-2019)

United Way of Utah County Women United board member (2014-present)

Women Investing in Women member (2014-2019)

Women Build for Habitat for Humanity (2016)

Welcome Baby home visitor for new parents (2008, 2014-present)

Winter Olympics volunteer (2002)

PTA president and officer for several elementary schools (1990-1999)

Support group leader for families of children with attention deficit disorder, community presenter and puppeteer (1991-1999)

Professional Presentations and Publications

Hill, K. D., 2019. “Evaluation 101” conference presentation, Utah Grant Professional Association Conference, Cedar City, UT.

Hill, K. D., Hill B. J., 2018. “Help Me Grow Utah and the impact of family protective factors development,” Journal of Children’s Services, Vol. 13, Number 1.

Hill, K.D., 2018. poster presentation, National Organization for Research Development Professionals, Arlington, Va.

Hill, K. D. & Hill, B. J., 2016. “Data, Data Everywhere! Where Can It Lead?” Presentation at Help Me Grow National Forum, Greenville, SC.

Hill, K. D., 2014. “Expanding the Value of Evaluations.” Presentation at Help Me Grow National Forum, Costa Mesa, CA.

Hill, B. J. & Hill, K. D., 2009. “Calling on the Ordinary: Member Leaders in the Church”, BYU Women’s Conference, Provo, UT.

Hill, K. D. & Hill, B.J., 2008. “Extended Family Leisure Activity Patterns and Family Functioning.” Paper presented at Strengthening Families, Youth, and Communities: Putting Knowledge to Work Conference, Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Hill, B. J. & Hill, K.D. 2004, 2005. “Have Fun Strengthening Your Marriage Series,” BYU Education Week. Provo, UT.

Hill, B. J. & Hill, K. D., 2003, 2004, 2005. “Pioneer Handcart Trekking for Youth and Families Series,” BYU Education Week. Provo, UT.

Hill, B. J. & Hill, K. D., 2003. “Wholesome Family Recreation Principles,” Especially for Families Workshop. Provo, UT. June 2003.

Hill, B. J. & Hill, K. D., 2002, 2003, 2004. “Strengthening Families through Wholesome Recreation Series,” BYU Education Week. Provo, UT.

Hill, B. J. & Hill, K. D., 2001. “Strengthening Families through Wholesome Recreation Series,” Aspen Grove Family Camp. Orem, UT.

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