National Outreach Manager
April 2007 — Present
Partnership Development & Outreach
- Manage a portfolio of nearly 50 partner relationships with $75million budget by identifying opportunities for mutually beneficial collaboration, including program support, sponsorship, employee engagement, and promotional activities.
-Broaden access to collections, educational, and programmatic resources for affiliate programs nationwide.
---Build and nurture relationships with national cultural institutions and universities through outreach activities; planning and organization of the Annual Smithsonian Affiliations Conference.
-- Launched a formal online community of practice and professional exchange board, in partnership with the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (SAO) and 40 affiliate partners nationwide.
-- Raised SA profile through fostering museum professional engagement (invited to present at regional and national conferences) and established peer-to-peer interest groups.
--Successfully completed The Getty Leadership Institute's NextGen Leadership Program.
-- Successfully completed a 12 month highly competitive Smithsonian Emerging Leadership Development Program.
Marketing & Public Relations
-- Orchestrated over 150 public launches, press events representing the Smithsonian with national media, members of Congress, local government officials and non-profit leaders.
--Served a four month detail at the National Zoological Park in the Office of Advancement to strategize, plan, and execute an $80 million capital campaign.
-- Partnered and leverage Harvard-Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory scientific talent to acquire $850,000 funding pool from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation targeting over 1.5 million institutional visitors across the nation impacting underserved and underrepresented youth.
-- Co-designed SA's first fundraising strategy--organized and presented two fundraising event for 50 Korean business leaders and 5000 institutional members.