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Executive Director for Advancement Resume


Desired Industry: Management SpiderID: 56528
Desired Job Location: Downers Grove, Illinois Date Posted: 12/22/2011
Type of Position: Full-Time Permanent Availability Date: Immediately
Desired Wage: 00000
U.S. Work Authorization: Yes
Job Level: Executive (President, VP, CEO) Willing to Travel:
Highest Degree Attained: Bachelors Willing to Relocate: No


Objective:
Enthusiastic, hardworking and success-
driven professional, with broad-based
experience in non-profit organizations,
specifically in philanthropy and
multicultural awareness. Integrate
astute management and teaching skills
with strong drive to succeed. Possess
outstanding people skills, crucial in
establishing good relationships with all
levels of management as well as with
people of diverse cultural backgrounds.
Highly effective team player; equipped
with the ability to effectively
prioritize and manage a wide range of
responsibilities.

- Articulate and personable
communicator, with well-defined
leadership skills and well-honed
analytical and technical aptitude.
- Multilingual in Spanish,
Portuguese and English; possess
excellent written and oral communication
skills.
- Intense commitment in providing
the highest standards of professional
and personal service.


Experience:
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Director of Advancement - Hinsdale
Adventist Academy, Hinsdale, IL Jun
2010–Present
Handpicked to be part of the team in
organizing a model religious school for
North America. Oversee major gifts
including prospect research, donor
identification, donor cultivation and
personal tasks. Solely update the
strategic plan, including an evaluation
of SWOT (strengths, weaknesses,
opportunities and threats) analysis.
Continually publish and design the
alumni newsletter.

Highlights:
- Boosted giving by 75% over last
year by implementing a complete grass
roots advancement program.
- Developed the database from
start-up with a total of 1,600 records
presently.
- Received the highest major gift
in 2010.
- Master-planned and organized
alumni events such as alumni homecoming
which resulted in 25% increase in
attendance from the previous year.
- Conducted presentations at
various events for the Board of
Trustees, churches, graduations and
formal women’s gatherings.
- Attained return on investment
(ROI) of .91 on the dollar through
organizing the last year’s end appeal.
- Achieved board awareness,
philanthropic support and event
participation by being trained as member
of Board of Trustees; received training
as staff, faculty member and volunteer.
- Built and maintained direct
involvement with alumni and colleagues
through proactive written and oral
communications.

Vice President for Advancement -
Atlantic Union College, South Lancaster,
MA Jun 2006–May 2010
Administered overall operations of the
Office for Advancement, including
employees, volunteers, alumni relations
and development, major gifts and events,
planned giving and public relations.
Facilitated annual alumni homecoming
events for a database of over 6,700.

Highlights:
- Equipped with expertise in one-
on-one donor relations, visitations and
other “friend raising” efforts which
resulted in acquisition of the
following:
- Two historical gifts of $1M
each;
- Numerous $250,000 and $100,000
gifts; and
- Overall increase in giving by
50% over the 2005-2006 school year.
- Directed teams of volunteers
nationwide and overseas to administer
alumni activities and events, totaling
to annual alumni gatherings and
approximately 30 volunteers.
- Successfully represented the
organization personally and via radio at
various professional events nationwide
and overseas.

Director of Advancement - Atlantic Union
College, South Lancaster, MA Jul
2005–May 2006
Spearheaded general daily operations of
the Office for Advancement. Aligned and
restructured alumni chapters, and solely
published alumni newsletters.

Highlights:
- Increased giving by 50% over
2004-2005 school year by cultivating
lifelong relationships with donors, lost
alumni and key constituents.
- Proficiently reorganized overall
advancement efforts of the institution.

Director of Development - Platte Valley
Academy, Shelton, NE Aug 2001–Jul
2005
Led the creation of newsletters, annual
reports and direct mail appeals.
Efficiently produced and directed
recruitment and alumni videos.

Highlights:
- Progressively increased giving
by 50% as opposed to last year.
Reorganized, operated and managed the
entire fundraising and enrollment
efforts of the school.
- Raised enrollment rate by 18%
for the 2003-2004 school year.

EARLIER CAREER

Director of Development and Enrollment
Services - Garden State Academy,
Tranquility, NJ 1998–2001

Entrepreneur - Self-employed


Education:
EDUCATION

Master of Business Administration:
Expected Date of Graduation: 2013
Concordia University Chicago - River
Forest, IL

Bachelor of Science in Business
Administration: 2009
Atlantic Union College - South
Lancaster, MA



TRAINING

The Center on Philanthropy at Indiana
University - Indiana, IL, USA
Managing the Capitol Campaign, 2005 |
Developing Major Gifts, 2001
Principles and Techniques of Fund
Raising, 2000

Philanthropic Service for Institutions
(PSI)
Attended numerous training across USA in
Indianapolis, IN, 2011; Tucson, AZ,
2009; Jacksonville, FL, 2007; Grapevine,
TX, 2004; Tempe, AZ, 2001; and Colorado
Springs, CO, 1999

Association of Fundraising Professionals
(AFP) - Arlington, VA, USA
Western Hemispheric Conference – Latin
America, Mexico City, Mexico - 2007
Engaged in ongoing chapter meetings as
well as continuing education units (CEU)


Affiliations:
AFFILIATIONS

Member, Philanthropic Service for
Institutions (PSI): 1998–Present
Treasurer, Association of Fundraising
Professionals (AFP)
Board Member, Central MASS AFP Chapter


Skills:
AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Philanthropy
Fundraising and Structure Development
General Management
Strategic Planning and Implementation
Training and Development
Public Relations
Cross-cultural Communication
Rapid Conflict Resolution
Growth and Development Impacts
Team Building and Leadership


Additional Information:
TECHNICAL ACUMEN

Microsoft Office Applications - Raiser’s
Edge Software - TYPO3 CMS


Reference:
Available upon request.


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