Ensure comprehensive and cost effective insurance coverage
Assure compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws; produce EEOC and OSHA reports
Conduct initial and annual safety trainings
Oversee loss prevention program
System Administrator for multi server network
Manage multi-format retail operation including achieving sales plan and controlling expenses
Draft budget and business plans in order to manage expenses and achieve income goals
Prepare financial reports for Regional Director, Executive Director, and Board of Directors
Pacific Training and Resources
Senior Consultant Oakland, California 5/01-Present
Human Resources and Strategic Planning consultant for several non-profits in the Bay Area, providing tools and systems to help not for profit organizations achieve their mission.
Forum For Equality
Managing Director New Orleans, LA 4/09-5/10
Director for a LGBT civil rights and advocacy organization comprised of a 501(c)3, 501(c)4 and PAC, responsible for all aspects of the organization including event planning, building coalitions with allied organizations, membership development, grant management, crafting communication and advocacy strategies, and fiscal and strategic planning.
Senior Account Manager Oakland, California 2/01-5/01
Responsible for managing the Webvan Account including client relations, recruitment and training of warehouse staff, ensuring real-time staffing, and all aspects of employee relations for 250 employees.
Family Support Services of the Bay Area
Personnel and Systems Manager Oakland, California 1998-2000
Senior Manager responsible for all aspects of human resource management, risk assessment, and systems administration for a non-profit social service agency with 200 employees.
Borders Books and Music
General Manager Emeryville, California 1996-1998
Responsible for all aspects of a $7.5 million multi-format retail operation with 60 employees.
General Manager Columbia, Maryland 1995-1996
Responsible for all aspects of a $6.5 million multi-format retail operation with 45 employees.
Institute for Non-Profit Consulting, Compasspoint, San Francisco, CA February 2003
Candidate for M.A., The George Washington University, Washington, DC 1991-1993
B.A., St Andrews Presbyterian College, Laurinburg, NC June 1990
Golden Crown Literary Society, Director of Sponsorship and Outreach
Independent Women's Organization, Social Media Director
Forum For Equality - Louisiana, Deputy Political Director
The LGBT Community Center of New Orleans, Chair
Greater New Orleans Women's Soccer League, Webmistress
Mary Griggs is the Senior Human Resources and Organizational Development consultant for Pacific Training and Resources. She uses her 15 years of experience in non-profits and retail management to improve the effectiveness of organizations so that they can better achieve their mission. Her background includes recruitment, training, employee relations, writing personnel manuals, developing performance evaluation procedures, benefit administration, and risk assessment.