Director of Operations and Administration
New Leaders for New Schools － New York City, NY
Chief of Staff to Chief Administrative Officer, Manager, day-to-day functioning of a 25+ team, including directors of Finance, HR, IT and their staff. Convened org-wide, cross-functional teams, managed legal function (coordinator with outside pro bono counsel, hired and managed paralegal). Manager, internal communications. Contributed to successful funding requests and reports to the Gates, Broad, Michael and Susan Dell and other foundations. Wrote business case for General Counsel, managed hiring of key staff, including Director of HR. Identified and addressed gaps in compliance and policy. Project managed org-wide initiatives such as building staff training and support materials; creating diversified onboarding processes and materials; contract and document management.
Founding Associate Director
Institute for Culture in the Service of Community Sustainability － New York City, NY
Supported by The Rockefeller Foundation Cultural Innovation Fund, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, New York State Council on the Arts, the New York Community Trust, and private donors, ICSCS’s mission was to research and articulate the role of arts and culture in fostering sustainable urban communities.
Staff Writer, Office of Institutional Advancement
Pratt Institute – Brooklyn, NY
Targeted donor presentations and other materials for $65 million capital campaign; assessed faculty funding proposals; drafted strategic plan for integrated foundation and government support, after school programs.
Product Liability Litigation Paralegal, Orthopedic Reconstruction Products
Pfizer Inc － New York, NY
Team case load: approx. 180 national/50 international active claims annually, worth: up to several million. Reported on case-relevant scientific, product and medical research to lawyers and business leaders. Negotiated settlements on 5-20 claims annually, avg. worth from 1,000-$500,000. Managed secretarial and clerical staff; trained and managed interns. Traveled as company representative for depositions, hearings, etc.