Assistant to VP and Development Department, San Francisco Foundation c/o Robert Half

San Francisco, CA, temporary assignment 8/16 - 10/16                                               

  • Generated agendas, gift and pipeline reports for weekly team meetings, scheduling, expense reports, invoice processing, donor related research, third party space rental event management, donor customer service and relations database updates (Raiser's Edge), general departmental assistance and miscellaneous tasks as identified
  •  Synthesized and streamlined procedural guidelines for space rental events from multiple sources and team members into a single document  


Administrative Assistant, ABHOW c/o Robert Half

(American Baptist Homes of the West Foundation), Pleasanton, CA, temporary assignment 10/15 - 1/16                                                 

  • Streamlined and documented processes and reports to cohere with Accounting Department, refine identification of revenue streams, and support other initiatives of the new Foundation President
  • Managed and created a user manual for donor database (eTapestry
  • Processed gifts, invoices and funding requests (AR & AP), updated organization of records, made weekly deposits,  assisted month closures, and provided President and Planned Giving Advisor as needed


Studio Manager, Catapult Design

(international non-profit design firm), San Francisco/Denver, CA/CO, 3/5/13 – 1/13/16  

  • Researched, monitored and implemented corporate responsibility including multi-state, insurance, and tax regulation and compliance, processed invoices and fees, communicated with regulatory and insurance agencies, set-up and administered compliant team files and documents
  • Acted as the initial point of contact for all organizational correspondence, managed information including Salesforce donor database, processed reports and corresponded with donors; reorganized and maintained hard and electronic project /corporate files, recruitment correspondence and organization, tracked and reported staff hours/project burn rates, scheduled meetings and coordinated events, processed receipts, invoices, payments and deposits in coordination with CFO, coordinated travel arrangements and negotiated honorariums, miscellaneous projects as identified
  • Planned community events and supported fundraising through sponsorship and in-kind donation solicitation, edited and created related materials, tracked budget, oversaw floor plan design, overall logistics, vendor/venue contract fulfillment, local permits, and volunteer coordination for 4 events with record-breaking attendance that won over $8500 worth of in-kind and monetary donations in total


Executive and Program Assistant, Ronald McDonald House San Francisco c/o Monroe Personnel

San Francisco, CA, temporary assignment 3/20/15 - 5/1/15                                                 

  • Answered or routed all client family, social worker, staff and general inquiries, maintained office equipment and supplies, assisted with client intake, filing, house maintenance coordination, and cross-shift guest services communications
  • Provided staff/board meeting coordination and calendar management, newsletter editing, development assistance, job description updates and posting, and special projects as identified in collaboration with Executive and Program Directors


Unaccompanied Refugee Minor Program Tutor, Refugee Transitions

Oakland, CA, 10/14 - 5/15


Development & Event Planning Intern, MESA

(Multinational Exchange for Sustainable Agriculture), Berkeley, CA, 9/4/12 - 12/6/12                                                      

Development Volunteer, International Rescue Committee

San Francisco, CA, 6/09 - 9/09


Community Development Project Manager, Peace Corps

Saint Lucia, West Indies, 6/06 - 9/08

Managed development campaigns including proposal writing, fundraising document creation, budgets, securing of funding/grants; Designed and led participatory assessments and planning processes, workshops and trainings; Event planning and management including volunteer coordination, programming, public relations/media outreach including press release and kit creation; Mobilized community members to form volunteer and student led groups; Coordinated and facilitated meetings for various projects including:

  • Community Based Organization Capacity-Building Project; Over 10 hours of training workshops, serving 3 community organizations
  • Marigot Bay Fashion Melee fundraiser, over $800 raised, 200+ attendees
  • Marigot Caribbean Student Environmental Alliance; various field and camping trips, and training retreats over the course of 2 years, students presentations at local business and government meetings


Intervention Language Arts Instructor, Oakland Unified School District

Claremont Middle School, Oakland, CA, 9/05 - 5/06                                               

  • Planned lessons and taught in an after school program for academically and/or behaviorally challenged students, partnered with teachers, parents, and staff to maximize student progress


Volunteer Literacy Tutor, Second Start, Oakland Public Library

various branches, Oakland, CA, 7/05 - 2/06, 4 hours per week              

  • One on one tutoring in Susan Barton method of building phonemic awareness