Interactive Resume

Professional Experience

Program Director, CAC AmeriCorps ——————————————————– 2015-Present
Knoxville-Knox County Community Action Committee (CAC) ———————–Knoxville, TN

Senior management position with overall responsibility for program design and operation, fiscal management and for meeting grantor performance objectives. Responsibilities also include grant preparation and management, progress and fiscal reporting, supervision of staff, recruitment, training, development, organizing and supervision of AmeriCorps members, recruitment and collaboration with community partners and public relations.

  • Administered programming supported by $3.4 million+ in AmeriCorps State Formula and VISTA grant resources, leveraging over $2.7 million in non-federal cash partner match bringing 328 AmeriCorps State/National and VISTA members to East Tennessee contributing over 455,000 hours of service over a 4-year period.  This represents a 70% increase in Member Service Years (MSY) and over a 32% increase in funding while maintaining 100% recruitment and 90% retention averages.
  • Manage the operations of CAC AmeriCorps providing direct supervision to three professional staff, and indirect oversight and accountability to up to 75+ full-time. AmeriCorps members at 40+ different partner sites including the National Park Service, US Forest Service, Tennessee Valley Authority, and various municipal governments, universities, and nonprofits addressing issues related to the environment and poverty alleviation.