STEPHEN G. JORGENSEN
409 East Eighth Street Brooklyn, New York 11218
Cell (646) 201-0409; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
October 2014 to present Principal
Steve Jorgensen & Friends Consulting Services – Brooklyn, New York
Principal of a boutique consulting firm for organizations and individuals involved in non-profit organizations. Services include: Executive coaching, CFO services, organizational development and project management.
April 2002 to September 2014 Principal
N. Cheng & Co. P.C. – New York, New York
Principal and later the Managing Director of a CPA firm with 60+ employees. In charge of the Financial Management Services Department that provided financial management assistance, CFO services, outsourced accounting services and financial consulting to about 60 non-profit organizations. Since joining the firm and taking responsibility for Financial Management Services, the revenues of that Department grew ten-fold.
November l982 – March 2002 Executive Director
Discipleship Outreach Ministries, Inc. Brooklyn, New York
Turning Point Housing Development Fund, Inc.
Chief Executive Officer for two non-profit corporations with four program sites which provide housing, substance abuse, adult education, employment and HIV/ AIDS programs. Have provided leadership and direction enabling the organization to grow from a single person operation to one with a combined annual budget of $5M.
- Expanded the annual budget from $35,000 to over $5,000,000
- Wrote and/or coordinated successful proposal writing efforts to Federal, State, City, Foundation and Corporate sources for diverse areas including housing, substance abuse, youth, adult education, employment and HIV/ AIDS programs
- Managed the contract renewal process for 20 government contracts annually
- In five separate capital funding efforts, four buildings were purchased, and then renovated utilizing public and private sector grants, donations, in-kind contributions, and loans.
- Functioned as chief financial officer of the organization for 20 years
- Directed the transition from hand kept books by volunteers, to a complex, fully computerized accounting system with numerous/multi-stream funding sources.
- Ensured financial compliance with all regulatory authorities related to diverse funding streams
- Implemented an agency budget development process and variance monitoring system
- Maintained effective banking and credit relationships
- Negotiated mortgages, refinancing and credit lines with lending institutions
- Developed and prepared the annual budget including the budgeting process, short term and long term financial planning, projections/ forecasting, and regular strategic reviews.
- As Executive Director, led Discipleship in its expansion from a one person operation to the largest multi-service community based organization in Sunset Park, Brooklyn.
- Developed and had oversight of the following programs:
- HIV/AIDS Prevention and Direct Service Programs including Scattered-Site Housing; Comprehensive Case Management; and Community Outreach and HIV Education
- Educational Programs for teens and adults that included Literacy; Pre-GED; GED Preparation Classes; English to Speakers of Other Language Classes; and Counseling.
- Career Development Program provided Life Skills Classes, Pre-employment preparation classes, Internships, Job Placement and follow-up support.
- Substance Abuse Treatment And Prevention Programs provided individual counseling, group counseling, crisis intervention, and relapse prevention.
- Volunteer And Supportive Services provided recreational, art and cultural enrichment for clients and their families.
- Turning Point Transitional Housing Facility a 37 bed shelter for female young adults ages 18 to 25, provided Housing for up to one year; three meals daily; referrals for clothing and other basic needs; structure and discipline; individual and group counseling/workshops.
- Turning Point Red Hook, a 31 unit SRO permanent housing facility for the graduates of the transitional facility, provides low cost single room only apartments; case management, counseling, and referrals; and recreational activities.
- Led assessment and strategic planning processes involving board, staff, and clients to identify new programmatic initiatives to address unmet needs of clients and community
- Led coalition building efforts with other community based organizations to create a community based response to managed care for persons with HIV/AIDS
- Represented the organization in the City and the community
- Conducted board and staff training
- Enabled the organization to transition from a small Amom and pop@ type operation, through periods of rapid, diverse growth, into a substantial multi-service organization
- Enabled the organization to navigate through turbulent financial periods, cashflow problems, funding reductions, etc.
- Developed and maintained positive working relationships with City and State agencies and elected officials, other community based organizations, religious organizations, and city-wide issue networks
University of Maryland, Graduate School of Social Work & Community Planning
September 1976 to June 1977
Course Concentration: Community Organizing
Brooklyn College, B.A 1974 Majors: (Psychology and Sociology)