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Benjamin Taylor
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Seasoned mission driven professional with more than 15 years of experience in fast-paced nonprofit organizations.  Excellent project management and event management skills. A creative, curious, capable, and dedicated professional known for building productive and cooperative relationships.  

Associate Director of Graduate Leadership 09/2012 to Present
YouthBuild USA Somerville, MA
  • Manage and provide guidance for the National Alumni Council (NAC) the peer-elected governing body of the YouthBuild USA National Alumni Association and a key decision-making group for the YouthBuild field. This includes oversight on budgeting, logistics and content for three annual meetings.
  • Guide NAC members in setting the agenda for meetings and coach members on the facilitation of meetings.
  • Oversee the planning and design, in conjunction with the National Alumni Council, the Alumni Exchange, an annual gathering of 100 YouthBuild Alumni, which includes oversight on logistics, agenda development, choreography, timeline, workshops, facilitators, and the management of the budget for this event. 
  • Responsible for the the planning process, budget, logistics, and evaluation of the National Alumni Council's Regional Leadership Gathering, which is a day of leadership development for YouthBuild students delivered at selected YouthBuild program.
  • Coach and advise the executive team of the NAC with the preparation of the agenda and facilitation of biweekly team meetings via conference call.
  •  Expand, organize, and support the development of the 1000 Leaders network to include delivering relevant resources and trainings to meet the needs of the members. 
  • Create and maintain systems of communication between YouthBuild USA and graduates, and among graduates themselves by using electronic newsletters, emails, and social networking. 
  • Responsible for the creation of handbooks and tool kits on how to deliver national youth events as well as how to run national youth councils.
  • Created an evaluation process to ensure that national council members receive the services, opportunities, and support that they need to succeed.
  • Supervise AmeriCorps VISTA.
Graduate Communications Manager 09/2007 to 09/2012
YouthBuild USA Somerville, MA
  • Increased visibility of graduate success by growing Hall of Achievement, Stories of Transformation, and Graduate Spotlights. 
  • Established a social media and digital communications strategy to increase communications with YouthBuild graduates by using relevant social media tools such as Facebook, Twitter and MySpace. 
  • Improved regular communication with the YouthBuild graduate network through emails using Kintera database and by updating the YouthBuild Graduate web page.  
  • Managed and supported the development and work of the National Alumni Council.
  • Planned and designed, in conjunction with the National Alumni Council, the Alumni Exchange, an annual gathering of of 100 YouthBuild Alumni, which included oversight on logistics, recruiting and advertising, agenda development, workshops and facilitators, election of new National Alumni Council members, and managing the budget for this event.
  • Oversaw quarterly regional YouthBuild leadership gatherings. This included oversight on logistics, recruiting and advertising, agenda development, workshops.
  • Coordinated the building of the YouthBuild 1000 Leaders Network, which included recruiting members, maintaining database, developing social media engagement, and mobilizing the network for various campaigns and issues. 
  • Supervised AmeriCorps VISTA.
Office Manager 04/2004 to 09/2007
YouthBuild USA
  • Provided general administrative support to Vice President of Education and Career Development and the National Director of Education.
  • Coordinated planning and implementation of conferences and meetings. 
  • Managed all consultant contracts and invoices.
  • Managed payment to site contracts with fiscal department. 
  • Coordinated publication process for education manuals and tool kits. 
  • Managed all timelines for grant reporting and data requests. 
  • Provided analysis of data and fiscal reports for funders.
  • Provided technical skills to enhance presentations and proposals.
  • Coordinated services for events, such as accommodation and transportation for participants, facilities, catering, signage, displays, special needs requirements, and printing.
  • Organized registration of event participants.
  • Reviewed event bills for accuracy, and approved payment.
  • Conducted post-event evaluations to determine how future events could be improved.
Human Resource/Development Assistant 05/2003 to 04/2004
Jobs for the Future Boston, MA
  • Coordinated monthly staff meetings, workshops, and birthday celebrations. 
  • Conducted in-depth research on specific funding targets, both through on-line and phone contact with funders.
  • Maintained record keeping systems for Development office, including contact database and tools for tracking proposals, grants, contracts and gifts 
  • Tracked organization-wide deadlines for submission of proposals and reports 
  • Processed, verified, and maintained personnel related documentation, including staffing, recruitment, training, grievances, performance evaluations, classifications, and employee leaves of absence.
  • Arranged for advertising or posting of job vacancies, and notify eligible workers of position availability.
Administrative Assistant 09/2001 to 05/2003
United Negro College Fund, Inc Boston, MA
  • Prepared and maintained schedule of prospect solicitations and updated donor information .
  • Maintained a list of restricted gifts detailing their restrictions, any gift reporting requirements, and time frame for getting recipient reports from Program Services.
  • Under supervision of the Assistant Development Director, oversaw small campaigns, i.e.groups, churches, workplace initiatives, etc.
  • Provided staff support for Advisory Board and acted as a liaison for board committees.
  • Coordinated layout and editorial assistance for Boston UNCF newsletter.
Bachelor of Arts: Community Planning Training and Development Dec 2007 University of Massachusetts - Boston, MA
Associate Degree: Secretarial Arts Business Technology Specializat Apr 1997 Katharine Gibbs School - Boston, MA
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Previous Companies:

  • YouthBuild USA
  • Jobs for the Future
  • United Negro College Fund

Previous Job Positions:

  • Associate Director of Graduate Leadership
  • Graduate Communications Manager
  • Office Manager
  • Human Resource
  • Development Assistant


  • University of Massachusetts
  • Katharine Gibbs School

Level of Education:

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Associate Degree

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