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Resume for David Fitzgerald

 
 

DAVID C. FITZGERALD

E-mail: [email protected]; Address: 6 Steed Avenue, West Newbury, MA; Cell Phone: 978-873-2009

 

SUMMARY


Dynamic team builder and experienced fundraiser seeking a leadership role with a mission-based organization which would utilize my talents and experience in organizational administration, fundraising and team development.  Proven success in key performance areas including fundraising, management and budget development.

 

CORE COMPETENCIES

 

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Achieved five promotions in eleven years in the Boy Scouts of America beginning as a District Executive in Utica NY and promoting to Director of Program Operations in Boston

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Raised over $600,000 in philanthropic donations in my career.

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Provided visionary and strategic leadership achieving consensus during a difficult merger.

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Produced over $3.0 million in operational income.

 

EXPERIENCE

               

BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA      2005-2016
                                                                               

 

Director of Program Operations, (Boston, Massachusetts)                                                    2015 to 2016                                                                 

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Guided Boston Minute Man and Yankee Clipper Councils operations through a merger process developing consensus and a strategic plan for program for the new Spirit of Adventure Council.

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Managed year round program operations serving over 14,000 youth in the Greater Boston area.

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Analyzed the systems and streamlined processes of eight youth outdoor programs which to reduced administrative support cost by over 20%.

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Developed and audited the annual program budget of $1.5 million maximizing a 20% profit, an increase of 4% from the prior year.

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Created the “Norther Nexus of Adventure” with the program and marketing committees, a three camp, 30,000-acre, boating, climbing and outdoor high adventure program for Scouts.

 

Program Director, (Haverhill, Massachusetts)                                                                         2014 to 2015                                  

 

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Provided inspirational leadership to a staff of 65 employees for a summer program creating a high performing team that served over 1,200 youth and adult leaders.

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Collaborated with community leaders and volunteers to create engaging activities that promoted the organization increasing community giving by over 15%.

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As an officer in the Rotary club developed and maintained connections to the community to create highly visible activities such as golf tournaments, honoree dinners, benefits and events.

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Advised several support functions including camping, activities and special projects to improve program quality and increase member retention 7%.

 

 

 

 

 

District Director, (Haverhill.  Massachusetts)                                                                           2012 to 2014                                                 

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Created three after school Scouting programs in Lawrence, MA serving   
 more than 200 inner-city, disadvantaged or at risk youth and their families.

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Developed presentations and proposals to families, corporations and foundations that   surpassed the financial goals of the district for the annual giving campaign by 10%.

 

Senior District Executive, (Utica, New York)                                                                             2008 to 2012                                                     

  • Assisted in developing and implementing a five-year strategic plan to set a focused course and steps for the council to achieve financial stability and membership growth
  • Ensured annual giving campaign was conducted for families, community members and local businesses raising over $270,000 in four years.
  • Excelled in the role of master of ceremonies at public events, city meetings, community fairs as a representative of the organization.

 

District Executive, (Utica, New York)                                                                                        2005 to 2008  

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Served as director of a 600 youth program and a staff of 35 employees increasing the profit by over 30%

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Rallied community leaders, business owners and residents to share the organization’s mission, increasing participation in the programs and increasing membership by over 3%.

 

MOHAWK HOSPITAL EQUIPMENT INC., Utica, NY                                             

Distribution Manager                                                                                                                   1995 to 2005                   

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Served as manager of distribution, central stores and receiving departments for St. Elizabeth Medical Center, a 201 bed facility.

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Supervised a team of nine employees in a time dependent replenishment of supplies critical to the operations reducing supply outages by 10%.

 

COMMUNITY SUPPORT

Rotary Club, Lowell, MA

President                                                                                                                                           2015 – Present

Board of Directors                                                                                                                          2012 - Present         

 

AWARDS

Paul Harris Fellow – Rotary International                                                                         2015

  

EDUCATION

State University of New York Oswego                                                                                  1988
                Bachelor of Arts
Boy Scouts of America

                Professional Development, Levels I, II, and III

                Advanced District Administration
    Staff Manager Level I

 

               Professional Management, Levels I, II, III