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Darcy Bloss

Adminstrative Coordinator

Kansas City, MO

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Work Experience

Grant Writer & Communication Specialist

MOCSA
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Kansas City, MO
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March 2007 to July 2010

Writing and editing the agency newsletter and other communications pieces. 
Responsible for grant writing functions for private, state and federal grants including proposal writing, research, reporting and program development.

Head Start Assistant

Regional VII
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Kansas City, MO
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October 2005 to March 2007

Office of Head Start Assisted Federal staff in management of Head Start program grants, recorded Risk Assessment Meeting minutes, processed and logged Program Improvement grant applications, assisted with maintenance of Risk Assessment Meeting database and archived grant files.

Development Associate

Mid-America Arts Alliance (M-AAA)
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Kansas City, MO
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April 2004 to June 2005

Wrote foundation grants and corporate sponsorship proposals; researched and managed government grants opportunities; assisted in maintenance and cultivation of funders and database upkeep; researched prospective funders.

Programs and Exhibit Assistant

KC Public Library
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Kansas City, MO
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August 2003 to April 2004

Assisted with preparation, coordination, publicity and maintenance of exhibitions housed at the library; assisted with the identification, development and promotion of independent and cooperative public programming and exhibits; wrote grants; assisted with volunteer opportunities, prepared reports, statistics, correspondence and communications as requested by the Adult Programs Supervisor.

Capital Campaign Assistant

KC Public Library
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Kansas City, MO
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January 2002 to August 2003

Wrote grants; prepared correspondence, thank you letters and reports for capital campaign; managed all donor files; planned special events; coordinated volunteers for events; performed general office duties; generated creative programming ideas.

Associate Editor

Pacifiq Technologies
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Overland Park, KS
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August 2000 to December 2001

Researched, edited and wrote copy for catalogs for the audio-visual industry; organized manufacturer information for catalogs, web pages and educational supplements; secured photos; updated databases of product information.

Education

Bachelor of Journalism in Columbia

University of Missouri -
Columbia, MO

May 2000

Skills

Access, Adobe Photoshop Illustrator, Atex, Dreamweaver, Excel, Microsoft Word and Office Suite, Pearl, PowerPoint, Raiser’s Edge and Quark Xpress

Additional Information

Brad Nichols Cash Award for “King”, 2003 C.R.A.P., Kansas City, MO 
IFEA Pinnacle Award for the Trails West! Tabloid 
Recipient of the Herrick Scholarship 
University of Missouri, Columbia Dean’s List