Front End Web Developer: WordPress & ExpressionEngine
Masters of Public Administration with 6+ years of professional experience in government, nonprofit, and private sector roles. Established ability to build productive relationships in a nonprofit setting and with legislative staff on Capitol Hill combined with a balance of creative, communication and technical skills. Expertise in online advocacy, fundraising, marketing and organizing. Expert in e-mail marketing, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, XHTML/CSS, Social Media and Google Analytics.
April 2012 – Present, Charleston, SC
(Work remotely from Reno, NV)
Internet Solutions Consultant (Consultant II)
An employee of the General Markets Business Unit acting as an industry expert on the application of Internet technologies, Internet strategies and best practices. Responsible for partnering with Blackbaud nonprofit clients to develop solutions for online communication, advocacy, fundraising and website management, as well as efficiently manage information and processes. Communicate the role of technology in an organization’s operations, as well as articulate the value of Blackbaud solutions to both system users and executives. Accomplishments include:
October 2011 – April 2012, Boulder, CO
Independent contractor website development and coding. Using Adobe Photoshop and other programs in the Adobe Creative Suite 5.5, the 960 Grid System, jQuery, Convio Pagebuilder/CMS, Salsa Labs and/or WordPress and other online tools to develop and code websites and troubleshoot problems with small to medium-sized nonprofit organization websites. Telecommute from San Diego, CA. Accomplishments include:
American Sportfishing Association
January 2011 – September 2011, Alexandria, VA
Managed strategy, development and implementation of online fundraising, advocacy, e-marketing, search engine optimization (SEO), membership database and social media activities to generate awareness of KeepAmericaFishing™. Collaborated with site stakeholders and staff to build membership database and reach defined goals set by the American Sportfishing Association Board of Directors. Utilized ExpressionEngine, Adobe Creative Suite 5 (CS5), HTML 5, CSS3, Adobe Lightroom 3, Salsa Labs/Wired For Change among other tools to reach the goals established for KeepAmericaFishing™. Telecommuted from San Diego, CA from July 2011 – September 2011.
League of Conservation Voters
August 2010 – December 2010, Washington, DC
Manager of Grassroots Fundraising and Online Advocacy
Conducted low-donor fundraising (under $1,000) and coordinated e-mail advocacy program. Managed online fundraising and advocacy campaigns through the use of the Convio eCRM and CMS platform as well as PIDI database software including: messaging strategy, list segmentation, e-mail builds, testing, reporting, and post-performance analysis. Supervision duties included oversight of Development Assistant(s).
United Cerebral Palsy
November 2007 – April 2010, Washington, DC
Manage UCP’s online presence to bolster awareness and participation in national affiliate network representing people with disabilities. Plan and implement diversified electronic communications strategy, including online marketing, fundraising, and advocacy programs. Coordinate grassroots organizing, blogging, and social networking campaigns. Maintain primary website, microsites, email lists, and intranet. Gather content from staff, write articles, and produce graphics for both internal and external communications. Provide advice and support for affiliates’ online initiatives.
May 2007 – October 2007, Washington, DC
Partnered with political candidates and Members of the United States Congress to develop, launch, and manage robust online communications strategies. Architected email campaigns and analyzed performance. Supported website, email, teleconferencing, and SMS text messaging solutions. Visited Congressional offices biweekly to strengthen client relationships and resolve service issues.
Office of Nevada Senator Harry Reid
February 2007 – April 2007, Washington, DC
Assisted the office with day to day responsibilities. Experience with constituent communications and Capitol Building tour guidance. Supported legislative, IT and administrative functions.
DCS Services, LLC
June 2006 – January 2007, Washington, DC
E-mail Account Manager
Organized email campaigns for political clients, including requirements gathering, template creation, graphic design, database setup, segmentation, and list management. Collaborated with congressional Press Secretaries and Legislative Assistants to produce, test, and launch messages.
C.H. Robinson, Worldwide, Inc
July 2005 – March 2006, Las Vegas, NV
Devised and implemented business plans for Fortune 500 provider of third-party transportation logistics services. Oversaw business development and trucking operations. Negotiated contracts with customers, owner-operators, and dispatching companies. Continually monitored delivery status.
October 2003 – June 2005, Reno, NV
Assistant Manager, Management Trainee
Maintained fleet of 60 vehicles and supervised 4 full-time employees. Generated new business, marketed additional services to existing accounts, and ensured outstanding customer satisfaction.
The Quest Online, Inc.
May 2004 – April 2005, Reno, NV
Develop online store business. Implement e-marketing strategies through online auctions on eBay and the online store at Questskateboards.com. Execute customer service and interpersonal skills to problem solve and improve business operations.
George Mason University
2007 – 2009, Fairfax, VA, GPA 3.75
Master of Arts, Public Administration,
Concentration in Nonprofit Management.
Added emphasis in program evaluation, performance measurement and applied statistical and research methods. Coursework implementing SPSS statistical software.
University of Nevada, Reno
2007 – 2009, Reno, NV, GPA 3.86
Bachelor of Arts, Political Science,
Minor in Spanish.
Graduated with High Distinction.
Office of Nevada State Senator Harry Reid,
United States Senate
Office of Majority Leader Barbara Buckley,
Nevada State Assembly
Sigma Phi Epsilon Washington, DC Metro Area Alumni Group
Other Selected Technical Skills / Projects
Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Change.org,
Vimeo, MySpace, Linkedin, Flickr
Performance Measurement, Program Evaluation, Policy Analysis, Ethics, Research and Statistical Methods, Third-party Governance, Nonprofit Management
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