EXPERIENCE

Associate Director

  • Collaborate with the Executive Director (ED) to manage and grow the organization.
  • Liaise with the Board of Directors, volunteers, community members, and staff to inform potential strategic and programmatic ideas and direction.
  • Engage with potential and current partner organizations and individuals for collaborative idea development, responding to initiatives and opportunities.
  • Organize the management of programs and events such as webinars, conference calls, and meetings.
  • Offer vision and leadership for the organization’s technology initiatives as they relate to administrative activities and communications including.
  • Collaborate with the ED to create, adjust and refine budgets.
  • Collaborate with ED in managing organizational finances and nonprofit administration, as needed to ensure good governance and financial accountability.
  • Management of volunteers
  • Oversee NAMLE’s communications efforts including web-based communication and written materials.
  • Develop strategic communication plans and media strategies in partnership with Visibility Committee and ED.
  • Oversee website and social media content creation and distribution, including review and editing.
  • Develop new marketing materials as needed.
  • Professionally represent the ED/NAMLE, as needed, through presentations/speaking engagements to share information about NAMLE with stakeholders

National Association for Media Literacy Education

April 2019 - Present


Communications and Operations Consultant

COMMUNICATIONS

  • Edit Monthly Update
  • Edit Monthly Organizational Partnership Bulletin
  • Create constant contact blasts as needed
  • Manage constant contact database
  • Assist with social media campaigns and blasts as needed
  • Assist with NAMLE websites as needed

OPERATIONS

  • Assist with organizing NAMLE systems (i.e. Google docs, Dropbox)
  • Manage current membership and partnership database using Wild Apricot software management system
  • Assess current system and make recommendations for membership and partnership organization and communication
  • Ensure that membership and partnership database and correspondence is organized, up to date, and accurate
  • Trouble shoot issues that arise with membership database
  • Assess current organizational partner onboarding process and make recommendations on how to improve processes

National Association for Media Literacy Education

January 2019 - March 2019


Partner Coordinator,
Media Literacy Week

  • Manage the truTV MLW partnership
  • Outreach and coordination of all university screenings of The Problem with Apu with university partners.
  • Outreach and distribution of Adam Ruins Everything episodes/content to educators.
  • Development of discussion guide for Adam Ruins Everything episodes/content.
  • Act as liaison for Media Literacy Week Regional Chairs
  • Act as point person for Media Literacy Week partners
  • Manage email communication for MLW
  • Assist with social media communication for MLW
  • Conduct post MLW survey for partners
  • Assist with wrap up of all MLW 2018 activities
  • Assist with preparation for MLW 2019
  • Provide general administrative support for NAMLE Executive Director

National Association for Media Literacy Education

September 2018 - December 2018


Reference Librarian

  • Provide email, chat and in-person reference services, assist patrons with library resources, and guide research inquiries
  • Perform all circulation duties for the branch including locating and checking in/out library materials and processing MOBIUS/ILL items
  • Provide patron support for computer hardware and software issues 
  • Collaborate with other staff to assess, improve, and deliver quality services and materials
  • Record and gather library use and circulation statistics
  • Assist with collection maintenance, including shifting, sorting, shelving, and digital records editing

Jefferson College

Sept 2018 - April 2019


Library Intern

  • Research and identify free resources and materials available to the public that expand access and enrich the lives of patrons with visual impairments and/or reading disabilities 
  • Design an evaluation tool to assess the accessibility of third-party resources and materials
  • Collaborate with library patrons with visual impairments and/or reading disabilities to evaluate the accessibility of the resources and materials collected during the research process
  • Analyze data collected during the evaluation process
  • Build the framework for a resource guide for distribution to library patrons and other stakeholders

Braille Institute Library

Jan 2018 - May 2018


Academic Library Intern

  • Ensured accuracy of research information through maintenance of research LibGuides for Natural Resources and Sciences librarian by locating and updating links to reflect the migration of library resources to a new library database discovery tool
  • Investigated ways to improve student engagement by building interactive information literacy games and activities on web-based platforms
  • Maximized student engagement through the creation of engaging web-based learning objects by applying appropriate learning theories and design principles

Humboldt State University

Aug 2017 - Dec 2017


EDITOR, MONTHLY UPDATE

Curate all media literacy education information from social media, list serves, and fellow ML organizations and professionals into a monthly newsletter which is disseminated to thousands of professionals and organizations worldwide.

National Association for Media Literacy Education (NAMLE)

September 2014 - Present


OPINION COLUMNIST

  • Disability
  • Special education
  • Media literacy education
  • Inequality and diversity

The ASU State Press

Tempe, AZ (remote)                                 2014


OWNER/PHOTOGRAPHER

Donnell Probst Photography is a full-service wedding and portrait photographer based in St. Louis, Missouri. DPP serves approximately 25-30 couples and numerous families per year. 

Donnell Probst Photography

St. Louis, Missouri                                 2009-2014


REGIONAL COORDINATOR

MPACT is a statewide parent training and information center that serves parents of children with all disabilities. Our primary goal is to assist parents in their effort to effectively advocate for their children's educational rights and services. MPACT staff and volunteers are located throughout Missouri and work with public and private agencies, parent groups, professional organizations and advocacy groups to achieve that goal. 

Missouri Parents ACT (MPACT)

St. Louis, Missouri                                 2009-2010


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