Elizabeth Edwards

Senior Managing Director Of Operations And External Affairs at City Year

Elizabeth Edwards has a diverse work experience, starting with their role as a Senior Managing Director of Operations and External Affairs at City Year since 2018. In this position, they have played a vital role in integrating herself into service-oriented opportunities across multiple teams, managing processes, and leading AmeriCorps members. Elizabeth has also excelled in fundraising and ensuring operational excellence.

Prior to City Year, Elizabeth worked as a Development Manager at Reading Partners from 2016 to 2018. Elizabeth successfully mobilized stakeholders to achieve fundraising goals, led internal teams, and crafted high-quality donor communications. Their top accomplishments include organizing the first fundraising event for Reading Partners in Tulsa and implementing an annual appeal process.

From 2013 to 2016, Elizabeth served as a Community Engagement Coordinator at Mental Health Association Oklahoma. During their time there, they wrote grants, organized events, supervised workforce program positions, and managed the CRM database to build relationships with stakeholders.

Elizabeth's earlier work experience includes roles at Oral Roberts University, where they worked as a Resident Advisor, Clubs & Organizations Coordinator, and Assistant to the Assistant Director of Recruitment between 2009 and 2012.

Overall, Elizabeth Edwards has a strong track record in operations, external affairs, fundraising, program management, and stakeholder engagement.

Elizabeth Edwards earned a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Organizational Communication from Oral Roberts University. Elizabeth went on to obtain a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from Oklahoma State University. Additionally, they have a certification in Preventing Workplace Harassment from Emtrain. The specific dates of when they earned these certifications and degrees are not provided.


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  • Senior Managing Director Of Operations And External Affairs

    April, 2018 - present