May 06, 2023

Lydia A Maola

  • Relationship Builder, Mission Supporter, Strategic Thinker
Freelancers Business Development Management Mission Work Nonprofit Strategy-Planning

Personal Summary

It is my desire to contribute to an organization with a mission centered in faith and service by building collaborative relationships.  In my experience, fostering and building relationships is paramount to staying connected during challenging times, such as the pandemic. My leadership skills, ability to multi-task and my success with problem-solving enhances my capability to work collaboratively with volunteers, constituents, and community partners to serve the community. This opportunity to listen to the stories and experiences of others allows me to hear their need for belonging and inclusion and sets a foundation for unbounded potential toward the mission. It would be an honor to share my talent and passion for serving others with a dynamic mission-focused organization. I am called and driven to work with and for a dynamic organization doing good work in the world.  

 

Work Experience

Director of Operations
Sep 2008 - May 2023 Ss. Peter and Paul Jesuit Church

Responsible for the day-to-day operation of the physical plant, administrative offices, community outreach programs and business matters requiring management of financial and personnel resources.

¨ Administrator and executive leadership team member.

¨ Cultivate and foster relationships among staff, volunteers, and members of the community including area civic and secular groups.

¨ Collaborate with volunteer advisory leadership team to create programming.

¨ Accomplish strategic goals including increased membership and engagement.

¨ Maintain relationships with vendors for successful negotiation of contracts.

¨ Manage, recruit, train and supervise volunteers and staff.

¨ Liaison representing parish community at local and regional civic meetings.

¨ Successful community assimilation to electronic tools for communication and financial giving.

¨ Editor and strategist for social media content, annual magazine, community          e-newsletter and print communications for members and community partners.

¨ Implement best practices for accounting, payroll, and donor database records.

¨ Responsible for $350K annual operating budget, preparation of financial statements and presentation of such to members.

¨ Managed and supervised $1.5M in renovation and construction projects.

 

Education

Project Management
May 2019 - Present Ferris State University
Facility Management
May 2018 - Present Ferris State University

Endorsements

Volunteer Experience/Leadership

Reconnecting Communities, Local Advisory Committee Member

Gesu Church, Diversity Hiring Committee Member

Habitat for Humanity Macomb, Build-site Volunteer

Pope Francis Center, Volunteer

St. Barnabas Church, Certified Master Catechist

St. Ronald Church, Education Committee Member

March for Babies, Team Ambassador Family

Helping Overcome Pregnancy Extremes, non-profit Co-founder

Together Let’s Cope, volunteer, NICU parent

Skills

Professional manager

Balance priorities

Multiple tasking

Proficient

Organized

Operational best practices

Facilities management

Loyal

Dedicated

Team player

Delivers results

Strategic thinker

Self-starter

Detail oriented

Writing skills

Listening skills

Relationship building

 

Software

Adobe

Blackbaud

eTapestry

Givelify

Google Suite

Mailchimp

Microsoft Office Suite

ParishSoft

Paycor

Paypal

QuickBooks

WordPress

 

Technology

Facebook

GreenGeeks

Instagram

Zoom