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Julie Norman
Research and Education Consultant

julie at juliekaynorman dot com
Ashland, Oregon
(541) 488-9474

 
 
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Resume for
Julie Kay Norman

 

PERSONAL OBJECTIVE 
     I want to help nonprofit organizations expand their educational outreach
     capacity and motivate a wider audience to take action.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2009 to 2015:  Program Coordinator for Geos Institute
    (climate change planning specialists in Ashland, Oregon)

1999 to 2008:  Biodiversity Activist for Siskiyou Regional Education Project     (education and advocacy non-profit in Grants Pass, Oregon)

Job Titles:
   Video Project Coordinator, Special Projects Coordinator,
   Interim Executive Director, and Deputy Director

Tasks:
(a)  Publications design and development - newsletters, alerts,
      online materials, brochures, technical documents, reports,
      photo essays, displays, and power point slide shows
(b) Video production - research, scripting, & videography
(c) Fundraising - grant writing, donor drives, and events
(d) Budget and personnel management

Awards:
     25 year Lifetime Achievement Award from Siskiyou Project

1985 to 1998:  Forest Activist for Headwaters, Inc.
    (education and advocacy non-profit in Ashland, Oregon)

Job Titles:
 
    Project Coordinator (‘85 to ‘98) and Board President (‘87 to ‘98)

Tasks:
    See tasks (a) through (d) above, plus policy research, D.C.
    lobbying, litigation support, media relations; timber sale tracking,
    computer analysis, and mapping

Awards:  
    1992 Conservationist of the Year Award from Oregon Wild
    1998 Environmental Hero Award from the Wilderness Society
Federal Committee Appointments:
    EPA’s National Advisory Committee on Environmental Policy and
    Technology (’94 to ’98); USDA’s Southwest Oregon Province     Advisory Committee (’95 to ’97)

1977-1984:  Computer consultant & instructor - programming, copy
    editing, financial analysis, and teaching (California and Oregon)

1975-1982:  Whitewater river guide & instructor
    California, Oregon, and Idaho

1970-1974:  Systems programmer for IBM at NASA
    Houston, Texas

VOLUNTEER WORK

Board Member (current):
    Agnes Baker Pilgrim Fund (secretary/fundraiser)

Board Member (past):
    Western Ancient Forest Campaign (chair), Southern Oregon Vipassana
    Group (chair), and Northwest Coalition for Alternatives to Pesticides

EDUCATION

University of Texas at Austin: degrees in Mathematics, Computer Science,
      and Educational Psychology (B.A. ’70 and M.A. ‘74)

World Campus Afloat: undergraduate Liberal Arts and Spanish (spring ‘68
      and spring ‘69)

ADDITIONAL SKILLS
    PC software literacy in MS Office, data bases, websites
    Trained eye for layout, spelling, and grammar
    Strong work habits for timeliness and coordination with colleagues
    Expertise in “Compassionate Communication” techniques

REFERENCES  available upon request

Julie Norman
"Wild Azaleas and Julie" photo by Sue Lily

 

SAMPLE PROMOTIONAL VIDEO
for the Siskiyou Field Institute:

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