who am i

MD Spicer-Sitzes, M.A.

Accomplished educator and organizer with proven success building relationships and nurturing capacity via strategic implementation of equitable frameworks. Qualified systems thinker focused on meaningful growth and action. Methods include: Use of relevant pedagogical and educational styles, cooperative team building and positive work culture design utilizing open dialogue, and an inclusive environment across learning needs.

I’ve worked with multiple strategy teams building communication methods for local, national and global campaigns, and I’ve been referred to as a compassionate and critical systems thinker and a central hub of any group. Memberships include; The American Association of University Women (AAUW) and The Alliance for Girls.

Email me for a writing sample.

  • Email mdspicersitzes@gmail.com
  • Phone 310.351.0669

professional skills

  • Capacity Building

  • Organizational Support

  • Critical Thinking

Leadership
  • Word

  • Adobe

  • Drive

Skills
  • Responsible

  • Creative

  • Multitasking

Assets

experience

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, THE BODY POSITIVE

2017-PRESENT

Support ED in day to day operations, project management, event planning and logistics, content creation, curricula development, communications, marketing and fundraising strategies, optimization of intern and volunteer programs, relationships with sponsors and partners, ongoing professional development in the field, research, facilitation, grant writing, conference presentations, and more.

SITE DIRECTOR, THE BRIDGE PROGRAM AT ANTIOCH UNIVERSITY LOS ANGELES

2012-2016

Facilitated logistics for off and on campus classes, supported class instruction and other various course components such as; class attendance, disciplinary actions and student retention. Researched and developed relationships with recruitment partners and applicants, attended events and activities relevant to the program, acted as a point of coordination between the university and the program, provided administrative support as needed to ensure accurate communications and reporting.

CO-FOUNDER, THE LOS ANGELES CO-OP LAB

May 2015 - Sept 2015

Two years of research and feasibility tests in Los Angeles, communicated concerns/progress with team members to build a sturdy business model, developed relationships with local communities and potential partners, attended professional gatherings and events on behalf of the organization, taught curricula at various colleges and local programs, co-designed and facilitated public, professional and mobile workshops for all ages and various diverse communities.

education

ANTIOCH UNIVERSITY LOS ANGELES

2015, Master's Degree in Urban Sustainability

Thesis developed new economic infrastructure frameworks in Los Angeles. Internships included; The Urban Environmental Policy Institute at Occidental College and Right to the City.

ANTIOCH UNIVERSITY LOS ANGELES

2014, Bachelor of Arts in Urban Communities and the Environment, minor in Queer Studies

Coursework included several internships including; The L.A. Waterkeeper, SavRaw Local Farm Delivery, The Bridge Program and Metabolic Studios.

MIDDLESEX COMMUNITY COLLEGE - BEDFORD, MA

2009

BA transfer in Marketing and Business. Fellowship to China.

skillset

Leadership

Expertise supporting multi-stakeholder projects and team collaboration in a fast-paced environment.

Writing

Experience with a colorful variety of writing styles from grant writing to social media to qualitative research design.

Capacity Building

Ability to cooperatively and positively organize and develop strategies for successful campaigns. Experience leading fruitful volunteer and intern programs, and supporting fellow colleagues.

Platform Experience

Trained in multiple platforms including; Google Drive, Word, Slack, Asana, Highrise, Basecamp, Evernote, Mailchimp, Adobe, Canva, Wix, WordPress, Action Network, Salesforce, and more.

Triple Bottom Line

People, profit and planet. My approach is intersectional and equitable. I understand the growing need to consider business success beyond a singular bottom line.

Administrative

Knack for confidently generating creative ideas and developing new projects to benefit organizational sustainability. Ability to handle daily administrative tasks while maintaining exemplary performance of internal and external goals.

contact info

  • mdspicersitzes@gmail.com

  • 310-351-0669

  • www.mdspicersitzes.com