Dec 12, 2018

Victoria Kissner

  • Program Officer, Education Policy & Advocacy
  • Los Angeles, CA, USA
Programs Education (Higher) Education (K-12)

Personal Summary

Goal-oriented, social equity advocate with years of experience in social services, education equity initiatives, project leadership, counseling & guidance, and personnel management. Proven ability to manage multiple individuals on a staff while launching a new program or initiative & maintaining effective recruitment strategies. Proven to be able to handle a large workload meet deadlines & exceed program standards. Works well and confidently with those experiencing difficult demographic circumstances

Work Experience

Partnerships and Growth Manager
Dec 2018 - Dec 2018 Eye to Eye

Initiate & develop new chapter launches with Program Team to identify & document common characteristics of highly effective chapters & ideal conditions for successful partner school relationships. Work closely with the Director of Growth & Innovation in identifying and securing larger strategic partnerships with districts, charter management networks, universities, and other nonprofits to effectively establish and launch multiple chapters simultaneously. Coordinate the promotion of Eye to Eye within new partner schools in spring to generate excitement and buy-in school-wide. ● Exceeded chapter growth individual goal by 1.2% in the first year. ● Exceeded financial/revenue goal by 1.25% in the first year.

Operations Manager
Apr 2015 - Mar 2017 WorkOne Indy

Supervised a team of 7 career advisors while performing all managerial tasks such as file audits, leading team meetings, training new staff, coordinating communication with the community-based organizations on a regular basis, attending management meetings, etc.

  • Designed the training plan used in the WIOA contract for Modules 3 & 4 for new hires.
  • Designed, produced, and implemented the newest training method for new hires to increase current staff productivity, as well as provide comprehensive and efficient training to new staff.
  • Appointed as WorkINdiana portal (DWD) point of contact for Modules 3 & 4.

Family Support Specialist
Aug 2013 - Apr 2015 Healthy Families, Indiana

Responsible for assisting the family in establishing goals and a plan for accomplishment of these goals as well as the assessment of the normal growth and development of the target child. Provided support services in fields including, but not limited to: family function, child development, employment, education, and referrals to community agencies.

  • Recipient of the “Betty Riggs-Meyer Speak Out” Award in the spring of 2015.
  • Attended multiple learning institutes to enhance working knowledge of the field and better skills.

Marketing and Special Projects Intern
May 2013 - Aug 2013 Fathers and Families

Collected, analyzed and presented research results on programs and resources (both available and in design) that support fathers of children with special needs to the CEO of the agency. Assisted in marketing & fund development projects such as events and making improvements in the donor database.

  • Praised for quick learning curve and professional growth during internship.
  • Helped to create the basis for the Fathers of Children with Special Needs Symposium that has run annually since the 2013 launch and was invited back as a guest panelist at the second symposium in 2014.

Education

Human Services
Jun 2009 - Aug 2013 Purdue University