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Jeannette Archer-Simons

6280 Withers Court 203.671-9773 (cell)


Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17111 jeannetteas@comcast.net

SENIOR LEADERSHIP EXECUTIVE

Results-driven, high performance nonprofit professional with 18 + year track record of proven
leadership, reorganization expertise, efficiency management, and optimizing financial and
business operations to maximize performance and profitability.

EXECUTIVE COMPETENCIES
Proven Leadership…Innovative Change Agent…Strategic Organization Builder
Investment Management…Excellent Communicator...Board Relations…Advocacy
Financial, Investment, Technology, Human Resources, & Risk Management
Stakeholder Partnerships…Fundraising…Joint Ventures…Strategic Planning
Marketing…Public Relations …Multi-Site Operations Management
Organizational Development…Performance Improvement

CAREER SUMMARY
PRESIDENT
Archer-Simons Consulting (2008-Present)
Consulting practice focused on building exceptional organizations by providing services in forensic
organizational review and assessment, organizational management and leadership development,
strategic planning for stability and growth, fund development planning and management, image and
communication enhancement, advocacy strategy, merger and change management, and interim
executive services.

• Developed Fund Raising strategy for Youth Organization in crisis and engaged the board in
implementing the first phase to raise $300,000.Developed an Advocacy Strategy and
Communications for a statewide Child Abuse Prevention and Training organization which engaged
the board of directors.
• Completed a Strategic Assessment of Emergency Services in response to a townships need to
respond to a expansion request from an ambulance service serving the region.
• Developed conflict of interest, confidentiality, gift acceptance and investment policies for a new
foundation in order to complete their 501(c)3 nonprofit application.
• Developed a strategic plan for executive transition for a statewide domestic violence organization
and a religious foundation.

CAREER SUMMARY (CONT.)


CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania – Harrisburg, Pennsylvania (2007-2008)
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Responsible for implementing a merger strategy of 4 prior organizations. With an annual budget of
$9.7 million, assets of $50 million, eight offices and 12 program properties, supervised a staff of 135
full time and 500 part time. Total membership of 48,00 included 35,000 girls and 13,000
volunteers.
• Completed merger and consolidation of operations including implementation of new financial
systems, technology, data and property management strategies.
• Upgraded all technology capabilities resulting in common databases, robust accounting and fund
development software, and advanced client record systems. Connected regional offices to central
office technology and improved communication and training through the use of web technology.
• Implemented strategic fund raising plan to increase contributed revenue with emphasis on major
gifts.
• Increased staff for direct services and improved delivery of services to volunteers.
• Implemented strategic community development initiatives to increase girl membership by 6.7%
including a comprehensive strategy to expand the reach in Hispanic/Latino markets.
• Launched a brand and image campaign for greater visibility resulting in more than 2,000 articles
in the media in the first year. Developed a proactive crisis communication/risk management
strategy.
• Launched strategic learning initiatives in math and science, college 101, literacy, staying safe
and health and fitness.
• Updated all financial management practices to meet GAAP standards and personnel practices to
meet labor law standards.
• Worked in partnership with the board of directors to implement updated governance systems,
launch a long range property planning process and identify strategies to engage girls in governance
and advocacy.

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER


Girl Scouts Connecticut Trails Council – North Haven, Connecticut (1999-2007)
Charged with the restructuring and expansion of the organization including management of
operations, fund development, image building, and community relations. With an annual budget of
$7.1 million, assets of $12 million, 6 offices and 7 program properties, supervised a staff of 64 full
time and 375 part time. Total membership of 40,523 included 30,274 girls and 10, 249 volunteers.
• Product sales and retail sales revenue increased by 50%.
• Contribution revenue increased by 250%.
• Increased diversity of girl membership from 14% to more than 20%.
• Increased adult volunteers by 16%.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR / CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER


Girl Scouts of Broward County – Fort Lauderdale, Florida (1994-1999)
Managed all council operations, fund development and community relations. With an annual budget
of $2.2 million, membership of 15,379, supervised a staff of 34 full time and over 20 part-time.

ASSISTANT EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR


Mississippi Valley Girl Scout Council – Rock Island, Illinois (1991 – 1994)
Managed fund development / marketing, finance and administrative services departments. With an
annual budget of $2,2 million, membership of 15,100, supervised a full time staff of 12 and part-
time staff of 10.
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TEACHING AND TRAINING EXPERIENCE


Adjunct Instructor 2009-Present
Central Penn College, Summerdale, PA
Courses taught: Managerial Accounting, Finance I, Accounting II, Data Management Applications,
College Writing, Freshman Seminar, and Entrepreneurship and Small Business (online).
• Created a new 11 week course curriculum for a diverse student group from a syllabus.
• Wrote course outlines, quizzes, tests, and practice exercises for assignments for courses.
• Developed a blended course structure using Blackboard. All quizzes and tests developed online.
• Taught an interactive online course.
• Developed an adjunct teacher training and Power Point.

Instructor 2009-Present
Nonprofit Resource Center at Millersville University, Millersville, PA
• Developed a 3 hour workshop on Strategic Flexibility in Unstable Times designed to help nonprofits
make adjustments to their organizational strategy when is crisis or financially difficult times.
• Developed a 3 hour workshop on Retooling for Higher Performance designed to build staff and board
competency in nonprofit organizations.

INSTITUTIONAL SERVICE
Central Penn College, Summerdale, PA 2009-Present
Curriculum Review Committee – General Education

Millersville University, Nonprofit Resource Network, Millersville, PA 2009-Present


Communication and Marketing Committee

Yale University, New Haven, CT 2005


Curriculum Team, Women’s Campaign School

Gateway Community College, New Haven, CT 2002-2003


Community Advisory Committee

EDUCATION/ CERTIFICATION
DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY – HIGHER EDUCATION LEADERSHIP (EXPECTED 2011)
Capella University - Minneapolis, MN
MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
St. Ambrose University – Davenport, IA
BACHELOR OF ARTS - ECONOMICS
University of Iowa – Iowa City, IA
CERTIFIED FUND RAISING EXECUTIVE
CFRE International – Alexandria, VA
MANAGEMENT TRAINING INSTITUTE
Yale University – New Haven, CT
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TECHNICAL SKILLS
Proficient in MS Excel, MS Word, MS PowerPoint, Blackbaud, and Blackboard.

Experience with SPSS, MS Access, Financial Edge, Peachtree, Quickbooks and WebCT.

Professional Associations
Association of Fund Raising Professionals 1991-Present
Association of Girl Scout Executive Staff 1991-Present
Greater Harrisburg Area Chamber of Commerce 2009-Present
Leadership America 1999-Present
Leadership Harrisburg Area 1999-Present

Publications

Branding Your Organization with Foundations. Charity Channel. www.charitychannel.com.


(2009).

Board Members as Grant Advocates. Charity Channel. www.charitychannel.com. Re-published


at www.Grantsmanshipcenter.com. (2009).

Developing the Grant Writer. Charity Channel. www.charitychannel.com. (2009).

Engaging Your Board. Nonprofit Resource Center at Millersville University.


www.nonprofitresourcenetwork.org. (2009).

Five New Year’s Resolutions for Development. Keynotes, 13:4. 1. (2009).

Looking for Funding Beyond the Usual Places. Charity Channel. www.charitychannel.com.
(2009).

Nagging Mother or Winning Coach – Building a Grant Reporting Team. Charity Channel.
www.charitychannel.com. (2009).

Top Ten ways to Frustrate a Grant Reviewer. Charity Channel. www.charitychannel.com.


(2009).