Charles Van Zee

Freelance Grant Writer & Project Manager

Location:Bellingham, Washington, United States
2 Skills
Summary: Consultant with MEd and background in administration and coordination of adult education programs with a focus in strategic planning and curriculum development.

Volunteer Coordinator The American Museum of Radio and Electricity
June 2011 – Present
Bellingham, Washington Area

Performs assessments and task analysis of management and volunteers. Engages in strategic planning in order to increase productivity, efficiency and retention of volunteer staff and to optimize program operations.

Independent Glass Artist
2010 – Present
Ferndale, WA

Kiln-formed glass artist with original pieces featured for display and sale at Renaissance Celebration Glass in the Historical Fairhaven District of Bellingham, WA.

Educational Program Event Planning WWU College of Education 2011 Spring Retreat
February 2011 – May 2011
Bellingham, Washington Area

Worked with a team to help plan and implement the WWU Community and College of Education’s 2011 Spring Retreat. Surveyed participants and analyzed survey data in order to provide recommendations for program content. Coordinated and developed other program logistics as needed.

Mentor Volunteers of America
September 2008 – May 2010
Greater Seattle Area

Mentored at risk children of incarcerated parents in life skills and interpersonal interaction.

Workshop Development/Instructor Digital Kidz
2005 – 2007
DC Metro Area

Developed workshops and seminars on a variety of computer and technical education topics. Helped design and implement community outreach aimed at recruitment of new client organizations and students.

Collections & Archives Intern Baltimore Museum of Industry
January 2005 – May 2005
Baltimore, Maryland Area

Processed incoming collections from private donors.

Assistant Editor Maryland Historical Society
2004 – 2005
Baltimore, Maryland Area

Edited content and grammar for the MDHS Magazine's 100th Anniversary Edition. Performed text scanning and other administrative duties for the office.

Chief Editor of Towson University's Phi Alpha Theta's Journal of Historical Studies
2004 – 2005
Towson, MD

Coordinated with Faculty and Honor Society to obtain funding and submissions for the journal. Selected from numerous submissions and edited for publication. Utilized digital publishing software to create an award-winning publication.
Skills (2) Rating
Grant Writing
Project Management