Communications professional with non-profit, international, and editorial experience seeking to contribute skills in a grant writing position with an organization focusing on the environment.
Strengths include writing, editing and researching for a variety of purposes, including all phases of the grant application process.
Recognized for organization, collaboration, and ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment.
NON-PROFIT AND GRANT WRITING EXPERIENCE
REFUGEE & IMMIGRANT FUND
August 2012 - Present
Collaborated with the founder on two grant applications to highlight the non-profit’s mission, goals, and funding requirements, resulting in awards of $25,000 used to fund two new programs.
Edit grant proposals and templates by reorganizing information, rewriting success stories, copyediting sentences for clarity, and proofreading for errors.
Adapt proposal templates to send to specific foundations and edit letters of interest, as needed.
Mentor a teenage refugee from Mali, sharing information about New York transportation, landmarks, and conversational English.
BROOKLYN ACADEMY OF MUSIC (BAM)
May - December 2011
Part-Time Assistant to the Community Affairs Manager
Developed marketing strategies to attract audiences for dance, opera, theatre, and music performances; attendance increased by 25%. Duties included drafting advertising mailings, budgeting funds, establishing partnerships with community business owners, and building the database of local arts enthusiasts.
Organized free screenings of classic films for more than 1000 New York senior citizens by assembling mailings, phoning nursing homes, maintaining RSVP lists, and personally greeting guests.
Researched and budgeted resources for activities and décor at a Halloween block party for 200 guests.
WRITING AND RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
NEWSWEEK BUDGET TRAVEL
New York, NY
May 2010 - Present
Assistant Research Editor, Arthur Frommer’s Budget Travel
Pitch and write stories on deadline for monthly magazine about international and domestic travel.
Write up to three blog posts per month for BudgetTravel.com, a Webby-nominated site.
Maintain perfect record confirming the accuracy of one third of every issue, meeting tight deadlines.