Expert Profile

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Catherine Gilbert

Pronouns:

She/her

Availability:

Available

Full-time

Position Type:

Niskayuna

New York

United States of America

Years in the field:

11 – 15 Years

Areas of Expertise

After-School Programs, Camp Programs, Development/Sponsorship/Institutional Advancement, Education, Finance, Grants/Foundational Giving, Senior Leadership, Outreach and Public Engagement, Partnerships, Project Management, Professional Development, Strategic Planning

RELEVANT CHARACTERISTICS & EXPERIENCES

• 13-years as a nonprofit director – championing organizational mission and vision

• Advocate for youth – serving as a catalyst for cultivating self-efficacy and confidence

• Informal education specialist – careerlong commitment to fostering social, cultural and

STEM discovery by utilizing Museum settings and resources

• Fiscal accountability – management and cultivation of a million-dollar budget

• Leveraging resources – history of success growing earned income and securing

contributions from national, state, local and governmental sources

• Dynamic speaker – serving as my organization’s chief spokesperson at meetings, public

hearings, presentations and professional conferences; increasing visibility and impact

• Innovative leadership – twice stewarded board, staff, membership and stakeholders through

mergers; resulting in responsive and robust organizations while maximizing organizational

efficiency and efficacy

• Visionary leadership – successfully led board, staff and membership in an identity alignment

resulting in a brand that accurately reflected the organization’s breadth and scope of service

• Thoughtful strategist – working with board, staff and stakeholders to formulate and execute

a strategic plan to ensure continued growth for the organization