Dawn L.

Davison
2801 Autumn Lake Lane~ Decatur GA, 30034 ~ Dawn.Davison@gmail.com ~ 404.429.2433

December 5, 2008

The Georgia Public Policy Foundation (GPPF) ATTN: Angie Greene 6100 Lake Forrest Dr. Suite 110 Atlanta, GA 30328

Dear Ms. Greene, I am writing to express my interest in securing an internship with The Georgia Public Policy Foundation (GPPF). I am a multi-faceted individual with superior computer skills, exceptional verbal and written communication skills. Additionally, I am a quick learner, a self-starter and a creative problem solver. My internship is scheduled from January 5 through April 29. My interests are in education and in land use, urban revitalization and renewal with a special interest in LCI’s and TADs. I am also interested in sustainable and green development. My skills include: • • • • • • • • • Marketing Strategy and Collateral Development Basic HTML & PHP knowledge Requirements Management Facilitation for Business Plans, Strategic Plan and Non-Profit Development Document Authoring (Business, Strategic and Technology Plans as well as Operational Reports) Event Planning for Conferences and Retreats Technology Analysis Advanced Computer skills Advanced Administrative Skills

A brief overview of my background is documented in the enclosed resume, and it is with complete confidence that I present them as a representative of the value and return on investment I would like to bring to your organization. Thank you for taking the time to review my resume, I welcome the chance to meet with you, discuss your projects and anyway I may help you while gaining a better understanding of Planning and Economic Development. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any further questions. Sincerely,

Dawn L. Davison
Dawn L. Davison Enclosure

Dawn L. Davison
2801 Autumn Lake Lane~ Decatur GA, 30034 ~ Dawn.Davison@gmail.com ~ 404.429.2433

Highly motivated self-starter and quick learner who requires little supervision and excels in fast-paced environments, works well independently or as part of a team. Possesses an extraordinary commitment to excellence.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Consultant

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Program Development, Meeting Facilitation, Training Assist with establishment of the mission and direction of the organization. Facilitates Strategic planning and Business Planning sessions. Develops Trainings and Conducts training sessions. Establish and revise the organization’s Policies and Procedures Assist with balancing the expectations of its customers, personnel, and stakeholders Provides guidance of ongoing quality improvement Assist with preparation for and participate in all audits Manage daily operations of JCCS, Inc. to include but not to be limited to executing processes that promote efficiency and organization, assisting the Director/CEO with development and revisions of all JCCS, Inc. policies and procedures, and program plans. Ensure staff’s knowledge of and compliance with policies and procedures of JCCS, Inc., Develops written reporting system for communication with the Director/CEO about work flow, service delivery, and progress of services Assist with the identification of technology needs and manages Technology Plan development and Implementation. Performs requirement management for Medicaid, Medicaid Third Party Administrators and Accrediting bodies. Oversee development and distribution of marketing materials.

Reynoldstown Revitalization Corporation Office Manager • Oversee office administration, including development, implementation and maintenance of filing system. • Maintain employees schedules • Schedules weekly staff meetings and monthly board meetings • Oversee vendor contracts for service, office upkeep, supplies and equipment. • Maintain Personnel records and manages Human Resource functions • Performs Benefits administrator functions including review and bidding for insurances and other benefits. • Schedules and coordinates annual performance reviews. • Manages employee orientation, exit interviews, requests and scheduling of vacations. • Maintains and updates employment manual. • Assist in renewing insurance policies. • Answers incoming calls • Reads and replies to incoming e-mails • Checks the voice mail • Assists with payroll • Oversee marketing functions includes development and maintenance of marketing material • Implements and Maintains intranet (Share Point) • Maintains and update webpage • Assist staff with identifying all technology training needs • Train staff on technology implementation • Works with IT vendor to assist with implementation of upgrades and coordination of problems • Maintains the Help Desk • Provides customer service to clients. • Provide back-up support to the Homebuyer Education Program • Observed and Supported Housing Development Process

Dawn L. Davison
2801 Autumn Lake Lane~ Decatur GA, 30034 ~ Dawn.Davison@gmail.com ~ 404.429.2433

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Observed TAD Assisted with Acquisition of for multi purpose development in Reynoldstown/Edgewood Area.

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PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE (cont.)
OAA Student Services and Programs~ Public Affairs Director, Georgia State University Conscious Collective • Develops open communications between staff and students; advocates for the needs of the student client to ensure optimal delivery of services. • Met time and budget constraints in the research, design and development of student programming. • Cosponsored Minority Pre-Medical Pre-Dental Association HIV/AIDS Awareness week targeting high-risk populations on the Georgia State University Campus. • Assisted in coordinating a campus wide Bone Marrow drive targeting minority populations. • Enhanced program awareness and shared information with the student population by developing, designing and implementing a strategic/marketing plan to include tools such as flyers, posters and webpage’s. BOC Community Outreach Programs Assessment Team Leader • Assist Board Chairman with council & members relations and membership coordination. • Developed strategic/marketing plans for fundraising and to increase community visibility. • Establishes and maintains, effective working relationships with public officials, civic and community groups and the general public. Represents BOC Community Outreach to larger professional community. This includes active involvement in appropriate local, state and national associations. • Structured and developed volunteer tracking system. LITE HOUSE PARTNERS INC Assistant to the Executive Director • Oversees and administers the day-to-day activities of the office/program; develops policies, procedures, and systems which ensure productive and efficient office operation. • Develops policy and operating procedures; provides assistance in the understanding and interpretation of LITE HOUSE policies and procedures, as appropriate, and ensures that office/program operations are in compliance with policy provisions and standards. • Coordinates the disposition and/or resolution of individual problems and disputes involving staff, students, parents and/or members of the general public, as they arise. • Gathers, investigates, and analyzes specific issues affecting LITE HOUSE operations; independently develops and prepares non-routine reports and correspondence, which may be highly sensitive and confidential in nature. • Develops and prepares budgets, maintains budget records, and prepares budget reports. • Plans, schedules and coordinates staff meetings and Board meetings and Executive staff meetings, ensuring that all meetings follows Roberts Rules, keeps accurate minutes and disseminates reports. • Provides and/or oversees the provision of direct staff support to the office principal, scheduling and maintaining calendars, screening, analyzing, and preparing responses to incoming correspondence, handling day-to-day public relations and problem solving. • Implements human resources administration procedures and documentation for the office; coordinates recruitment planning and searches and reviews interview evaluations of applicants for positions at LITE House, as appropriate. • Participates in development of policies, objectives, and long-range planning; develops tracking and evaluation programs to assist in accomplishment of established goals. • Analyzes data and compiles routine and non-routine reports to measure quality, quantity and effectiveness of instituted programming. • Performs clerical duties as required including but not limited to tying, faxing, answering incoming calls, returning calls, filing, planning and arranging meetings, maintaining adequate office supplies.

EDUCATION
Georgia State University
B.S. ~ Urban Policy Studies ~ Planning & Economic Development

(May 2009)

B.S. ~ Sociology ~ Race and Urban Studies Georgia Perimeter College Associates of Science ~ Art

2002