Skills in financial management, including the ability to develop and monitor budgets for Center and each program
One of the many responsibilities in my role as President of the Utah Valley Chamber Foundation was to pursue and research avenues for fund development beyond the pursuits of the organization's original fundraising focus.
In my role as Administrative Assistant for the Advisor Training and Development (ATD), I maintain the departmental budget, tracking purchases and keeping the budget up to date. I also work with the UVU Advisement Conference Committee where I was responsible for monitoring the budget and anticipating costs. To do this, I created an excel spreadsheet to project expenses, track purchases and spending for the annual conference and department expenditures. I was able to effectively budget spending dedicated to this event and essential administration expenses for the two years I worked in this office.
As the business manager for the Superhero Training Center, I was responsible for maintaining the budget and making recommendations for purchases for the organization. Because the budget was minimal, I learned how to manage the organization while making spending decisions that were mission oriented and meaningful.
In my career and through my academic studies, I have had to research online and internally to collect data, interpret that data to write reports and proposals regarding the data collected, and apply the information for assessment, strategic planning, and decision making.
While working with the Child Welfare Partnership, I was responsible for redesigning the Foster, Adopt, Parent Newsletter from a twenty-four-page layout to an eight-page layout. Along with the change in a layout, I initiated a change in frequency from a bi-monthly newsletter to a quarterly newsletter. These changes resulted in a reduced annual cost from $30,000 to a reasonable $7,000.
Ability to develop resources in support of programs
As President of the Utah Valley Chamber Foundation, I have the privilege and opportunity to connect, liaise and work with the Utah Valley Chamber of Commerce and the many Utah Valley nonprofits and businesses. My capacity as President was to guide the Board to the benefit of both the nonprofit and business community by providing opportunities for connecting with resources. One of my responsibilities while serving in this role is to sit on the Board of Directors for the Utah Valley Chamber of Commerce and to participate in the discussion and the decision-making process for the Chamber.
In my position at Utah Valley University had the opportunity to work with advisors from across campus and participate in the production of the annual UVU Advisement Conference. I quickly developed professional relationships with conference vendors and facility representatives.
As the PACE Involvement Committee Chair I was responsible for planning and facilitating the PACE Holiday Social, Ice Cream Social, and to find ways for UVU staff to be involved in activities that support the UVU mission. While organizing this event, I worked closely with several departments across campus to find support for the event and the staff recognition which the event is intended to promote.
At UVU I was given the opportunity to participate in the Student Affairs Leadership Trust (SALT). While participating with this group of people I had the chance to meet and connect and learn from leaders from across Student Affairs Division. I had the opportunity and the privilege of creating a co-presentation on Organizational Agility, as defined by the UVU President’s cabinet as, “one of the seven core competencies that every leader should have and seek to strengthen” to the members of SALT.
Ability to train employees, club advisors/leaders and students in operation of programs; and ability to market Center and Center programs
My capacity as President of the Chamber Foundation offered me an opportunity to participate in the re-branding of an existing community organization. To do this, I have worked with the Foundation Board and the Utah Valley Chamber of Commerce in this process. I worked diligently with the Foundation Board in updating the mission and finding strong candidates to fill new and developing roles.
At Utah Valley, University through marketing and supporting the efforts of others with commitment to excellence the annual UVU Advisor Conference Committee and I were able to increase attendance to the 2012 Annual Advisement Conference by 25 percent. My actions and methods for marketing: creating materials (Flyers, Handbills, Newsletters, etc.), email, telephone, social media and more, directly resulted in this beneficial outcome increasing attendance numbers that had remained constantly low over past years.
As an Office Specialist for Portland State University’s Child Welfare Partnership, I was responsible for creating promotional flyers, training materials for the DHS Caseworker training, and the Foster, Adopt, Parent Newsletter, and training materials.
With my marketing experience, I feel confident that I can inspire others.
Customer Service, and Strong interpersonal and communication skills combined with the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community
Customer service is one of my strong points. It is my belief that every interaction that I have with colleagues, supervisors and of course clients are a moment of customer service. How I interact with each is a reflection of myself and the department or organization that I am representing at the time, and therefore each interaction should be done mindfully.
While at UVU, I developed and presented training on Phone and Email Etiquette to a group of UVU mentors and worked on developing training for ATD on Customer Service.
I work well in a team environment and enjoy the team’s success. I am continually recognized for the ability to establish rapport quickly with a broad range of people. I have represented my employers in several capacities among different groups and situations using discretion and in handling confidential and sensitive matters.
Previously I have had the opportunity to work in Russia as a consultant and was able to develop effective relationships with my Russian team, and vessel management that improved our teams and life aboard ship.
Ability to supervise and manage staff and volunteer teams by organizing, prioritizing, scheduling and tracking work assignments
As President of the Utah Valley Chamber Foundation, I provide direction for the Associate Vice-Presidents and Committee Chairs in their different capacities and follow-up with them on assignments.
In my position as business manager for The Superhero Training Center I was responsible for evaluating the needs of the workplace: advertising for open positions, hiring and supervising employees and volunteers, and the tracking of delegated assignments.
As an administrative assistant, I worked with various committees where it was my responsibility for tracking the progress of other council member’s assignments.
In my early career as Chief Steward and First Cook, I supervised a crew of six people and was responsible for motivating and directing up to twenty or more volunteers on various projects throughout my contracts.