Catherine Albert

Freelance Proposal Writer & Technical Writer

Location:Cathay, North Dakota, United States
2 Skills

? Accounting: Nine years of experience with QuickBooks Pro
Completed Accounting Principles I and II UMFK
Earned Certificate in QuickBooks Pro in 2004
? Computer Experience: Microsoft Publisher, Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Access.
QuickBooks Pro. Arc GIS
? Donor relations experience. Authored and co-authored seven proposals and three letters of inquiry since September 2011. To date, one proposal has been funded. The remainder are still pending. Zero have been rejected. In previous ventures, seven of ten proposals were funded.
? Project development. Experience coordinating project funding and managing project logistics.

Wells County Soil Conservation District Fessenden, ND 7/2011 to present
Technician, Outdoor Learning Center project
? Donor relations: locating financial and in-kind contributors; initiating contact with potential funders; writing letters of inquiry; writing grants. Following up with correspondence.
? Project development - source needed items on a budget.
? Project logistics.
? Assist with tree planting activities as needed.
? Multitask and be responsible for multiple duties at the same time while coordinating activities with other workers.
? Work in a self-directed environment or as part of a team, as needed.

Eddy County Soil Conservation District New Rockford, ND 3/2009-8/2011
? Grant writing: sourced funding for special projects.
? Accounting: managed finances with QuickBooks Pro and created financial reports for boardmembers.
? Organized board meetings and prepared minutes.
? Completed mil levy applications
? Published quarterly newsletter; write promotional articles for print in local media.
? Organized and hosted environmental field days
? Worked with landowners, soil scientists, NRCS personnel to design shelterbelt plantings appropriate to landowner needs, wildlife concerns, and soil type.
? Assisted with routing District custom hire equipment. Assist with tree planting.
? Programs used: Microsoft Publisher, Word, Excel, Powerpoint; ArcGIS.
? Worked in a self-directed environment.

Jalko Farm Madawaska, ME 1999-2008
Farm Owner
? Farmed beef cows and organic grain.
? Grant Writing: Worked with NE SARE farmer-grant program to fund on-farm research and development projects.

Northern-Most Feeds, LLC Madawaska, ME
Office Manager and Owner
? Sales Manager: managed phone sales and product inquiries. Tabulated production needs for operations manager.
? Customer Service: addressed customer concerns in a timely fashion.
? Product Sourcing: located and purchased product ingredients.
? Trade Shows: designed and staffed booths.
? Financial Record-keeping and Accounting: maintained all company records in QuickBooks Pro; created financial reports.
? Database Management: used Microsoft Access.
? Donor Relations: worked with Coastal Enterprises, Inc and their Farms for the Future grant program.
? Provide leadership and direction to achieve daily and long term operational objectives.
? Managed all functions affecting office productivity.
? Assisted production crew as needed.

MOFGA Certification Services, LLC Unity, ME
? Inspected farms and processing facilities for National Organic Program (NOP) compliance.
? Wrote inspection reports.
? Worked independently out of a home office.

University of Maine at Fort Kent Fort Kent, ME 2000-2004
? Taught Associates level courses in: Microsoft Excel, ArcGIS, Map and Air Photo Interpretation, Forest Measurements, Forest Protection, Forest Surveying.

University of Maine Orono, ME
B. S. Wildlife Ecology and B. S. Forestry Graduated 1999 -- GPA 3.76
? Work Study Experience: Dept Wildlife Ecology, Edited professor-authored scientific articles for press; Witter Center Teaching and Research Farm - worked independently.
? Activities and Societies: Woodsmen's Team; Animal Club