Winnie Black

Freelance Grant Writer & Annual Report Writer

Location:Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, United States
2 Skills
Winnie Black
Highly motivated and skilled professional seeks career change within organization that welcomes fresh ideas, initiative and dedication. Expertise in grant writing, statistical analysis, resource development, project management, and volunteer recruitment. Offering strong leadership, networking, communication, and advocacy skills.


Customer Service Knowledge
Strategic Planning
Project Management
Quality and Effectiveness
Strong Verbal and Written Communication Skills
Budget and Financial Skills Servant Leadership
Community Volunteer and Advocate
Human Relations
Problem Analysis and Solving Skills
Good Listening Skills
Resource and Fund Raising
Excellent Listening Skills
Grant Writing
Institutional and Market Research

Research, Grant Writing & Fund Raising
Coordinated 100+ complex grant applications for colleges and community organizations including HEPC, Title III, Trio grants, STARS, CAMPAS, FIPSE and NSF, and currently writing grants for Human Services Agency (written over 60 grants primarily for youth services)
Collected and analyzed data and results for 150+ surveys including graduate follow-up, non-returning student, climate and morale, community image and student opinion surveys
Completed State and Federal reports including IPEDS and authorship of various sections of Self Study documents
Designed, implemented, analyzed, and wrote findings on over 70 major studies and reports, including extensive work with institutional effectiveness, assessment, program evaluation and enrollment and marketing strategies.
Assisted with 5 capital campaigns and projects.
Created and coordinated several large nonprofit and educational programs including developing and coordinating the resource development, partnerships, and fundraising for the programs.

Focused on utilizing automated information systems to analyze and solve customer issues
Developed curricula and assessment systems utilizing Work Keys and World Wide Instructional Design System
Working knowledge of Banner and Datatel administrative, legacy, and web software packages
Taught career and life skill classes
Experienced web page/course developer utilizing DreamWeaver/Fireworks and Blackboard
Six years experience querying and writing programs for Relational Data bases (SQL, Rbase)
Strong computer graphics and statistical analysis background using all Microsoft Office, Outlook, GroupWise, SAS, Minitab, SPSS (For Mac, mainframe and PC), and many budget, statistical, and database software

Service Development, Organizational Effectiveness, Quality and Assessment
Assisted with the development and implementation of Child Care and Child Play Program, Recruitment and Marketing, Registrars Office, Financial Aid, Career Services, Admissions, Counseling, Advising and student orientation programs; developed student tracking system and enrollment projection models
Coordinated and maintained assessment, program review and institutional effectiveness process
Expertise in federal student financial aid legislation and regulations, and the ways in which policy analysis can illuminate public debates surrounding related issues. school and private university levels
Volunteered with several core community organizations in terms of fund raising, volunteer training and recruitment, marketing, serving clients, training, and board development

Excellent human relation skills dealing with youths, parents and partners
Presents information in a clear, understandable manner
Team focused leader
Experienced school facilitator/trainer; facilitated over 100 different in-service and workshop opportunities
Expertise in leadership, team building/management, consensus building, volunteer and institutional fund-raising

Individual task experiences:
Administered standardized tests to research subjects, and/or interview them in order to collect research data
Coded data in preparation for computer entry
Conducted internet-based and library research
Designed and created special programs for tasks such as statistical analysis and data entry and cleaning
Developed and implemented research quality control procedures
Obtained informed consent of research subjects and/or their guardians
Performed data entry and other clerical work as required for project completion
Performed descriptive and multivariate statistical analyses of data, using computer software
Performed needs assessments and/or consult with clients in order to determine the types of research and information that are required
Prepared tables, graphs, fact sheets, and written reports summarizing research results
Prepared, manipulated, and managed extensive databases
Presented research findings to groups of people
Provided assistance in the design of survey instruments such as questionnaires
Provided assistance with the preparation of project-related reports, manuscripts, and presentations
Recruited and scheduled research participants
Screened potential subjects in order to determine their suitability as study participants
Tracked research participants, and perform any necessary follow-up tasks
Verified the accuracy and validity of data entered in databases; corrected problems as needed
Attended staff conferences to provide management with information and proposals concerning the promotion, distribution, design, and pricing of company products or services
Collected and analyzed data on customer demographics, preferences, needs, and buying habits to identify potential markets and factors affecting product demand
Conducted research on consumer opinions and marketing strategies, collaborating with marketing professionals, statisticians, pollsters, and other professionals
Developed and implemented procedures for identifying advertising needs
Devised and evaluated methods and procedures for collecting data, such as surveys, opinion polls, or questionnaires, or arrange to obtain existing data
Directed trained survey interviewers
Forecasted and tracked marketing and sales trends, analyzing collected data
Gathered data on competitors and analyzed their prices, sales, and method of marketing and distribution
Measured and assessed customer and employee satisfaction
Measured the effectiveness of marketing, advertising, and communications programs and strategies
Monitored industry statistics and follow trends in trade literature
Prepared reports of findings, illustrating data graphically and translating complex findings into written text
Adapted statistical methods to solve specific problems in many fields, such as economics, biology, and engineering
Analyzed and interpreted statistical data to identify significant differences in relationships among sources of information
Applied sampling techniques or used complete enumeration bases to determine and define groups to be surveyed
Designed research projects that apply valid scientific techniques and use information obtained from baselines or historical data to structure uncompromised and efficient analyses
Developed an understanding of fields to which statistical methods are to be applied to determine whether methods and results are appropriate
Developed and tested experimental designs, sampling techniques, and analytical methods
Evaluated sources of information to determine any limitations in terms of reliability or usability
Evaluated the statistical methods and procedures used to obtain data to ensure validity, applicability, efficiency, and accuracy
Identified relationships and trends in data, as well as any factors that could affect the results of research
Planned data collection methods for projects and determine the types and sizes of sample groups to be used
Prepared data for processing by organizing information, checking for any inaccuracies, and adjusting and weighting the raw data and processed large amounts of data for statistical modeling and graphic analysis, using computers
Reported results of statistical analyses, including information in the form of graphs, charts, and tables
Supervised and provide instructions for workers collecting and tabulating data

Customer Services and Support
Oversaw all customer services processes for students for 12,000+ student campus
Oversaw and manned all student service issues and problems
Answered customer services phone calls and e-mails wanting to balance needs of customer and business
Provided orientation and support services for special populations including dislocated workers, international students and special needs students
Provided 1 on 1 service with financial planning, taking payments, establishing payment plans, and working with collection agencies on past due accounts
Extensive project management and project evaluation experiences
Evaluated financial reporting systems, accounting or collection procedures
Prepared operational or risk reports for management analysis and compiled data for financial reports
Oversight of the flow of cash or financial instruments, activities and made recommendations for changes to procedures, operating systems, budgets, or other financial control functions
Analyzed/examined financial data and statements, market conditions, operational and management reports and records to assess accuracy, completeness, and conformance to reporting and procedural standards
Evaluated data pertaining to costs to plan budgets and developed budgets, management control systems, methods, or standards


GRANT WRITER Boys & Girls Club of Central PA 2012-present

RESOURCE COORDINATOR- The Arc of Dauphin County 2011-2013

DEAN/VP STUDENT AFFAIRS Harrisburg Area Community College 2006-2011

ASSISTANT DEAN Marshall University 2003-2006
Enrollment Management

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT Delta College 2001-2003
Chief Academic Officer

ASSOCIATE VICE PRESIDENT Kettering University 1998-2001
Academic Support Services

DIRECTOR of INSTITUTIONAL RESEARCH Arizona Western College 1994-1998

COORDINATOR RESEARCH/GRANT Eastern Arizona College 1992-1994

SR. RESEARCH ANALYST Montgomery College 1983-1992
Montgomery County Public Schools

DOCTORATE, Ed.D and Masters – EDUCATION ADMINISTRATION & LEADERSHIP 1997 Northern Arizona University

Montgomery College

Hood College


Certificate - Six Sigma Green and Black Belt - Dec 2011
Certificate – Covey, 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
Certificate – Worldwide Instructional Design System
Certificate – Instruction and Distance Learning at Community College Level (Arizona)
Certificate – Access 12 in Office Technology - Washington School for Secretaries

Presidents Award - HACC (2009)
Community Achievement Award – Flint Resource Center (2000-2002)
Who's Who in Community Colleges – (1997)
Volunteer of the Year Award – NAU in Yuma (1995-1997)
Distinguished Community Service Award – Volunteer (1994-1995)
Bebee Peer Award for Outstanding Service – Montgomery College (1992)

Member - Cosmopolitan Service Club and Board Secretary - 2011-present
Board of Directors - Boys and Girls Club of America (2010-2011)
Board of Directors - ARC of Dauphin County (2009-2011)
Board of Directors - Estamos Unidos (2006-2010)
Advisor - HACC- Campus Ambassadors Program and Special Needs Club (2009-2011)
Advisor – Marshall Clown and University Ambassadors Organizations (2004-2006)
Consultant Evaluator PEAQ – Higher Learning Commission (2003-2010)
Systems Appraiser and Admissions Committee AQIP– Higher Learning Commission (June 2003-present)
Michigan Total Quality Evaluator – (2003-2005)
Officer – Chief Academic Officers of Michigan – CAO (2001 - 2003)
Board of Directors – Girl Scouts of America Mitten Bay (2001 - 2003) and Girl Scout Volunteer (1978-2010)
Consultant – Management Assistant Program Board Development and Strategic Planning (2000 - 2003)
Member – Michigan Total Quality Group (2002 - 2004)
Graduate – 2000 Class Leadership Flint
Board Member – Falcon 1998- 2002
Instructor and Facilitator – Camp Kettering, 21st Century Women’s Program, and Leadership Flint
Volunteer – United Way, Girls and Boys Club of America, Map, March of Dimes, Adopt a Highway, Hospice, Rotary, Salvation Army, Big Brothers/ Big Sisters 1994- present
Rotarian – Flint Downtown, Saginaw Sunrise, and Harrisburg Colonial Park Clubs – Community and International Service 1998-2003, 2010-present
Adviser – Saginaw/Delta and Flint Rotaract Clubs and Phi Eta Sigma (Freshmen Honor Society) 1999-2003
Adviser – AWC Theatre Club 1996-1998
Charter Member – Yuma Foothills and Saginaw Sunrise Rotary Clubs
Charter Member – Optimist Club
Board Member – Arizona Rural Health Association (1993-1996)
Graduate Senator – Yuma Student Association (2 years)
Liaison – Arizona Student District Governing Board (2 years)
College Instructor in Business, Police Academy, and Human Development Courses (1996-2006)