Independent Consultant Resume
|Desired Industry: Executive
|Desired Job Location: Fort Worth, Texas
||Date Posted: 3/18/2019
|Type of Position: Full-Time Permanent
||U.S. Work Authorization: Yes
|Job Level: Executive (President, VP, CEO)
||Willing to Travel: No
|Highest Degree Attained: Masters
||Willing to Relocate: No
Pragmatic and sagacious business development leader, team empowerment coach, and financial strategist maximizing impact and increasing visibility through implementation of programs and service initiatives. Edifying leadership to planning, development, and administering action plans and operational processes to achieve impact strategies, goals, and objectives. Build quality teams and facilitate training to improve performance. Forge and foster strategic partnerships, coalitions, and professional relationships with internal and external sources. Collaborate with cross-functional teams. Strong communication, critical thinking, decision making, and problem-solving skills.
»Jones and Jones Consulting, Fort Worth, TX
»Independent Consultant, 2017 – Present
*Founded company to provide consultation on developing strategies to build brand awareness, raise resources, increase partnerships and retain membership. Create process improvement plans for resource allocation. Document end-to-end process for developing, implementing, and evaluating program performance. Develop grant and budget forms to standardize information collection and reporting. Conduct analysis of workplace assessment practices. Research resolutions for complex student issues.
-Doubled number of applicants to company by developing streamlined resource allocation process and standardized information collection.
-Increased student reinstatement and successful program completion by performing research on student dismissal and documenting inconsistencies in termination procedures.
-Recovered $28,929 for client by researching and documenting work compensation claims compliance.
-Worked closely with client to develop comprehensive outreach plan for centennial celebration.
»United Way, Fort Worth, TX
»Executive Vice President | Chief Impact Officer (CIO), 2015 - 2017
*Spearheaded the execution of impact strategies through program and community initiatives across Tarrant County. Collaborated with Executive Leadership Team to oversee planning, resource investment, and public relations. Held full accountability for $10-thousand resource investment budget and $2-million for the city to select non-profit agencies. Built and maintained strategic partnerships with organizations including non-profits, county, and state agencies. Facilitated training for non-profit personnel and implemented continuous performance improvements. Ensured compliance to the Community Development Division’s guidelines, goals, and objectives.
-Piloted the launch of The Lone Star Literacy Institute, impacting over 18-hundred teachers and improving reading and writing skills to over 39-thousand students across eight school districts.
-Partnered with the NFL and EverFi to create Character Playbook, a digital learning platform brought to over 600 junior high students in Arlington, TX.
-Collaborated on the Reading Oases project with Dolphin Media and Scholastic Books in promoting reading skills in Title I schools.
»Senior Vice President, Community Development | Chief Impact Officer, 2013 - 2015
*Led expansion efforts in advocacy of the organization’s mission impact initiatives and increased presence and program awareness within the community. Collaborated with public and private sectors and led planning, fund distribution, research, and information services surrounding health and human services in Tarrant County. Supervised performance activity of over 60 staff members.
-Established partnership with Familywize, a prescription assistance program helping residents save over $1-million on prescription drugs.
-Played a key role in administering the $5.8-million statewide grant to provide outreach, education, and health insurance enrollment for eligible individuals across 220 counties in Texas.
-Spearheaded the West Texas Disaster Fund to develop long-term recovery efforts in support of the residents impacted by a fertilizer plant explosion.
»Vice President, Resources Under Management and Regional Planning, 2005 - 2013
*Directed regional planning and fund distribution operations within Arlington and Northeast Tarrant County, TX. Supervised regional planning staff performance activities and facilitated training for volunteers on policies and procedures. Managed Education Council efforts to change community, school, and lifestyle conditions for children and at-risk youth. Prepared reports on program progress and other planning functions.
-Played an integral role in the project, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, distributing over 140-thousand children’s books.
-Coordinated the annual Wild About Reading family literacy events held at the Fort Worth Zoo and Museum of Science and History.
-Participated in implementing the program, Little Bites Big Steps, designed to improve nutrition and physical activities for young children.
*Additional United Way experience as Assistant VP for Fund Distribution, Allocations Associate, Special Projects Coordinator, and Planning Associate.
Master of Social Work | The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
Bachelor of Social Work | Dillard University, New Orleans, LA
Program Development & Management | Project Management | Strategic Partnerships Community Service | Public Relations | Health & Human Services | Relationship Management | Planning & Implementation | Policy & Procedure Definition | Internal Systems Control, Analysis, & Improvement | Operations Management | Event Coordination | Budget Administration | Fund Distribution | Human Resources | Team Building & Leadership | Recruitment & Training | Strategic Consulting Services.
Facilitating Masterful Meetings, Leadership Strategies Institute | Harvard Manage Mentor, United Way Worldwide
Training & Development
Leadership Programs, Leadership Fort Worth
Leadership 2000, National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women’s Clubs, Inc.
Progressive Leadership and Advocacy Network (PLAN), National Woman's Law Center
Advanced Leaders Program 2015, United Way Worldwide
Professional & Community Involvement
Board Member, Women’s Policy Forum Foundation | Board Member, Women’s Policy Forum
Member, Education Foundation for Fort Worth Schools | Member, Barbara Holston Education Foundation
Member, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. | Member, Women’s Health and Health Disparities Advisory Board
Awards: National Career Service Award, United Way of Tarrant County
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