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Lacey Shaver

Lacey Shaver

Outreach and Program Coordinator

STAR Communities

Outreach and Program Coordinator at STAR Communities

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STAR Communities

Outreach and Program Coordinator

Liaise with and support local governments, nonprofit organizations, consultants, and universities using the STAR Community Rating System - the nation’s first framework for evaluating the sustainability of U.S. communities. The STAR Community Rating System is an innovative performance metrics system and certification program for local governments, which encompasses environmental, economic, and social equity indicators.

Coordinate the STAR Communities Pilot Program, which convenes 32 leadership cities and counties
from across North America in a 12-month engagement to test and evaluate the STAR Community Rating System, Technical Guide, Online Reporting Tool, and associated products and services. Serve as a coordinator for communities located on the East Coast, the South, and the Midwest. Create training programs, tools, and resources to support communities and improve the user experience both online and offline.

Develop and coordinate communications and outreach strategy and materials, including PR and press releases, website content, email marketing, social media, and presentation and conference resources.

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Career medium 06

A.J. Colon Consulting

Consultant

Contract writer for an EPA Environmental Justice bid to provide technical assistance and educational programming to underserved communities, in order to promote enhanced public participation in brownfields redevelopment and hazardous waste site remediation efforts.

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The Nature Conservancy

Research Intern - Gulf of Mexico Program

Researched hazard mitigation and urban planning efforts related to climate change impacts in the Charlotte Harbor region of Southwest Florida. Developed a comprehensive baseline assessment of all planning products that address social proactive or reactive strategies to climate change events or natural hazards. Performed stakeholder mapping exercises to identify and recommend opportunities for TNC partnerships with local and regional government agencies.

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STAR Communities

Consultant

Developed a proposal for a weighted point and scoring system for the nation's first local government sustainability rating system and certification program.

Columbia University

Project Manager

Managed a team of 10 graduate students researching the science and regulation of hydraulic fracturing by the US EPA. Produced an in-depth environmental and political analysis of The Fracturing Responsibility and Awareness of Chemicals Act of 2011 summarizing key scientific findings and recommending a regulatory program design and implementation plan.

Career medium 03
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Career medium 02

Greenpeace

Data and Applications Specialist

Supported over 300 staff in 15 cities as the organization-wide primary support for the fundraising, online marketing, and volunteer databases, each containing over 1 million records. Trained staff of all levels on databases and office software, both in person and remotely via webinars. Designed trainings for staff advancement and produced corresponding training materials and documentation.

Oversaw the functioning of a $12 million monthly donor program, guaranteeing the processing of donations and adherence to best practices in banking and credit card processing, to minimize card losses and maximize ROI. Analyzed constituent data and financial information and communicated analyses and recommendations to senior staff.

Coordinated the development of data management systems for all new fundraising, organizing and online marketing initiatives, to access opportunities, troubleshoot potential problems, and ensure the effectiveness of organizational data. Managed a 2-year system development project, overseeing programmers in the development, testing, and release of a suite of online tools used by 4 managers and 15 field organizers to coordinate over 1,000 volunteers.

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Greenpeace

Database Associate

Analyzed data, produced reports and queries for fundraising department, streamlined and automated dataflow processes, and identified new opportunities that led to 20% growth in the monthly donor program. Coordinated the workflow and delivery of data between multiple vendors (charge card, banking, telemarketing, direct mail, caging houses) to set up new data procedures and ensure the secure and timely delivery of files.

Career medium 02
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Career medium 01

Foundation for Environmental Security and Sustainability

Research Intern

Researched the human impacts of extractive industries and diamond mining in Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Liberia. Prepared memos detailing the highlights of lectures, discussions, and summits at think tanks and policy institutes, including the Wilson Center, International Food Policy Research Institute, the US House of Representatives, USAID, the United Nations Foundation, and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

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University of Mississippi History Department

Research Assistant

Created a database of the Brazilian engineering industry in Microsoft Access and Excel and used ArcGIS to create regional maps of findings

Croft Institute for International Studies

Administrative Assistant

Foundation for Environmental Security and Sustainability

GIS Intern

Researched land use and energy reliance in the Dominican Republic, Haiti, and the Mekong River Delta for an Environmental Security Assessment. Used ArcGIS to produce visualizations and maps of environmental concerns.

Career medium 05
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Columbia University

MPA, Environmental Science and Policy

University of Mississippi

BA, International Studies, Spanish