Kansas City, MO
Grant Writer & Communication Specialist
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
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.
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
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
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.
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.
Bachelor of Journalism in Columbia
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