Shelly

Freelance Creative Writer & Grant Writer

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Location:Birmingham, Alabama, United States
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/shelly
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Kudos
3.5
2 Skills
$30
Rate/Hr
Profile
• Over 11 years of experience in non-profit environment
• Grant writing experience with successful track record
• Solid working experience with diverse populations
• Flexible, ability to multi-task while prioritizing tasks
• Proficient computer skills ( Type 55 wpm, Microsoft Word, Power Point, Excel,
Internet research)

Professional Experience
American Business Corporation/ Job Corps 2011-2013
Cornerstone Solutions, Inc./ Job Corps 2006-2011
Admissions Counselor
• Performed and delivered Job Corps Outreach and Admissions services to youth
ages 16-24 by conducting orientations, completing applicant interviews, and
making program recommendations
• Completed recruitment activities through outreach, marketing, and media activities
to ensure a positive public image and strong community and employer
partnerships
• Maintained contact with students throughout enrollment to ensure retention
• Maintained direct contact with parents/guardians and center staff to ensure
positive program adjustment
• Served as mentor to youth to encourage positive decision making
• Facilitated youth focus groups to identify needs and address concerns to increase
program effectiveness and resolve student issues/concerns

Partners In Neighborhood Growth, Inc.
Program Coordinator
2006-2011
• Researched and submitted grant proposals to implement and support existing
conflict resolution program
• Facilitated group sessions to youth ages 14-19 in conflict resolution and career
development
• Arranged employer speaking engagements and scheduled educational field trips

Development Officer
2004-2005
• Prepared and submitted grant proposals to foundations and corporations
• Maintained database for financial contributions
• Assisted in the development and maintenance of grant budgets
• Responsible for speaking engagements to promote program awareness
• Served as coordinator and supervisor of lawn maintenance program for youth
ages 16-24

The Family Guidance Center of Alabama
Eligibility Specialist
2000-2003
• Maintained a caseload of 200 applicants applying for subsidized childcare
• Determined eligibility for childcare assistance by conducting face-to-face interviews

Instructor
• Facilitated a seven-week course in professional skill development
• Forged partnerships with local agencies to promote employment opportunities for
youth
• Completed resumes for all participants
• Arranged and scheduled employment interviews for participants

Other Work Experience

Department of Human Resources – Service Social Worker
Alabama Council on Child Abuse Prevention- Parent Educator (volunteer)
Rheumatology Specialists of Alabama- Grant Writer

Education

ExpertRating Solutions, Certificates of Completion
Becoming a Grant Writing Consultant (2012), Facilitated by Dr. Beverly Browning
Grants Proposal Writing-Advanced (2013), Facilitated by Dr. Beverly Browning

Auburn University at Montgomery
B.S. Psychology - 1998
Skills (2) Rating
Creative Writing
Grant Writing