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Experience Non-profit Manager

Region & Category
Central Mountains, Northwest, Western Slope, Ft.Collins/Greeley, Denver Metro, Pikes Peak Region
Job Category: 
Administrative | Executive | Finance | Programs/Services | Other

Experience non-profit manager, looking for growth and leadership opportunities. Experiences include management of federal, state, and private grants, yearly strategic and budgetary planning, fiscal and operations management, strategic partnerships, and capacity-building for smaller organizations. For profit management and leadership, mental health experience, and experience in educational enviroments. 

  • Project Management
  • Strategic Planning
  • Strategic Partnerships/Relationships
  • Federal Grant Management
  • State Advocacy
  • Change Management
  • Budget Management
  • Leadership Development
Director of Operations
Jun, 2014
Wyoming Humanities Council
  • • Administered organizational funds as both a granting organization (outgoing, capacity building) and grant recipient (incoming) of federal, state, and private funds, developed budget, and managed financial operations
  • • Led and supervised numerous projects collaborating with state community colleges, University of Wyoming, K-12 schools, and cultural sector organizations including museums, libraries, and government offices
  • • Managed projects and developed numerous public/private partnerships as a non-profit organization through grants, in-house programming, and direct funding opportunities
  • • HR development and oversight
School and Location: 
Colorado State University - Greenwood Village, CO
Dates Attended: 
2015 to 2018
Master’s Degree
Field of Study: 
Project Management and Strategic Leadership
Activities and Societies: 
CSU - Distinguished Scholar, Golden Key Honour Society
School and Location: 
University of Wyoming - Laramie, WY
Dates Attended: 
2005 to 2012
Bachelor’s Degree
Field of Study: 
English Literature
Activities and Societies: 
Editor and Publisher of "Owen Wister Review" National ACP Pacemaker award winner 2008 and 2009 Best in Show nomination 2009
School and Location: 
Laramie County Community College - Laramie, WY
Dates Attended: 
2006 to 2008
Associate’s Degree
Field of Study: 
Activities and Societies: 
Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society - Vice Chair
School and Location: 
Standley Lake HS - Westminster, CO
Dates Attended: 
1999 to 2003
High School
Contact Info
Full Name: 
Joshua Watanabe
2136 E. Hancock St.
Laramie, WY 82072
Email Address:
Affiliations & Community Involvement: 
Cultural Data Project - Humanities Data Reporting Task ForceNational Humanities Conference PresenterFormer Wyoming ENGAGE Council Board MemberCity of Laramie Strategic Planning University of Wyoming Community Involvement CommitteeProject Management Institute - Member, seeking PMP certification