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Kate Harris

Kate Harris

Human Resources

Full Circle Farm

Program Manager | Policy Analyst





Full Circle Farm

Human Resources

--Wrote and edited job postings, job descriptions, and other recruitment-related documents.
--Assisted with entire recruitment process for incoming candidates including interviews, reference checks, on-boarding procedures.
--Provided general HR support to company staff of over 250, including a wide range of mangers, VPs, technical associates, warehouse workers, and seasonal employees.

Career medium 01
Career medium 05

One Day's Wages

Operations Director

--Acted as primary liaison between Board of Directors, Executive Director, staff, donors, and volunteers for a startup international grant-making NGO with a budget of $500,000.
--Oversaw budgeting and planning for grant-making process, totaling ~$400k in annual grants.
--Evaluated applicants seeking funding from the organization, and provided funding recommendations to organizational leadership.
--Wrote and edited documents, press releases, web content, social media updates, and project proposals.
--Recruited, trained, and managed intern teams.
--Oversaw planning of large-scale events, raising over $50,000.
--Assisted in organization's annual budget creation.


University of Washington

Teaching Assistant

--Facilitated students’ critical study of political, legal, and social institutions.
--Created unique lesson plans to connect themes which facilitated student engagement with class texts, lectures, and current world events.
--Lead four one hour discussion sessions per week for 50 undergraduate students.
--Provided grades and feedback for students on written papers, participation, quizzes, and exams.
--Provided individual discussion opportunities for students during weekly office hours.
--Encouraged student success by providing adequate academic support throughout the quarter.

Career medium 03
Career medium 06

Lifelong AIDS Alliance

Public Policy Intern

--Researched public policy issues current to Washington State's legislative agenda regarding budgeting and service provision for state residents living with HIV/AIDS and other chronic conditions.
--Analyzed and provided feedback on drafts of legislation, with a focus on protecting the rights of HIV positive individuals in Washington State.
--Wrote and edited policy papers to support Lifelong's advocacy agenda.
--Worked with policy and advocacy team members to develop department metrics and goals to contribute to Lifelong's strategic planning initiative.


University of Washington Evans School of Public Affairs

Public Policy Researcher

--Provided research support for project assessing the state-level effects of implementing the Affordable Care Act on health disparities.
--Gathered state-level background data and information on health indicators to inform the research project.

Career medium 06
Career medium 04


Graduate Intern

--Researched and synthesized information on topics, countries, community members, current events and other issues relating to existing and potential client projects for philanthropic consulting firm
--Revised content for programmatic briefs and reports.
--Assisted firm in complex international trip planning logistics.
--Prepared and assembled reports, documents and proposals for current and potential clients.
-- Wrote and edited client memos, newsletters, summaries and presentations.


Village Volunteers

Manager, Volunteer Program

--Recruited, coordinated, and trained over 150 volunteers annually, for short-term service trips to Kenya, Ghana, India and Nepal.
--Collaborated with in-country organizations to identify program needs and determine volunteer placement.
--Monitored volunteers while in-country and evaluated program and placement effectiveness.
--Assisted volunteers in securing international visas, travel arrangements, and preparation for time overseas.

Career medium 04

University of Washington School of Public Health

Graduate Certificate, HIV and STIs

University of Washington

Masters of Public Administration, International Development Policy and Management

University of Washington

Bachelor of Arts (BA), Political Science; Comparative History of Ideas