TAISHA ALI

Project Manager. Taisha provides managerial and administrative assistance to all contract and business development activities, as well as functions as the 508 compliance coordinator. She has extensive experience working with companies in the areas of data collection, event management, data processing, budgeting, and office management. Prior to joining Activate, Taisha worked at American Institutes for Research (AIR) for over 10 years as a project coordinator and a logistical liaison to the Vice President of Education. During her tenure she maintained budgets, prepared and processed invoices, and oversaw federal and state contracts.

Experience


Project Manager,  Activate Research, Inc.

Washington, D.C.
Jan 2015 – Present

Provide project coordination and administrative support services

  • Manage all processes related to developing content, performing analysis, writing, editing, and maintaining quality control of deliverables
  • Assist with deliverable preparation for client review
  • Organize projects and track deliverables throughout the production process
  • Enhance organization reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests
  • Execute 508 compliance requirements

Project Coordinator,  Wayne Curry Sports and Learning Complex

Lanham, MD
May 2012 – Present

Provide support to staff and guests of the Learning Center on a daily basis

  • Assist staff and clients with meeting logistics
  • Maintain a healthy and energetic atmosphere for all clients
  • Provide updates of meetings
  • Support program operations as needed throughout the organization

Project Coordinator,  American Institutes for Research

Washington, D.C.
Mar 2012 – Aug 2014

Provided support to Program Directors and Program Managers for two programs in the Educations Department (Good Behavior Game (GBG) and College and Career Readiness and Success Center (CCRS)

  • Managed contract process from negotiation with vendors and prepared draft contracts for review by the contracts department
  • Created a system that is now protocol for how materials are provided and shipped to national and international participants in the GBG program.
  • Provided data collection out of state with the state funded GBG program
  • Managed state contracts and grants balancing budget, invoicing, and providing status updates to senior staff

Meeting and Event Coordinator,  American Institutes for Research

Washington, D.C.
Aug 2009 – Mar 2012

Maintained and coordinated events for the Federal Statistic Program (FSP)

  • Responsible for planning logistics and execution of all department events for over 150 people
  • Maintained event information with constant communication to staff on a daily to weekly basis
  • Coordinated meetings from 5 – 120 people per event throughout the calendar year
  • Developed and managed event budgets

Administrative Associate,  American Institutes for Research

Washington, D.C.
Jan 2004 – Aug 2009

Provided and performed administrative task for multiple Executives on a daily basis for the Education Statistic Service Institute (ESSI)

  • Processed vendor invoices
  • Reconciled travel and expenses for multiple Executives
  • Performed monthly reconciliation of company credit card
  • Delivered confidential budgets to clients and senior staff
  • Processed check request, purchase orders and contracts
EDUCATION
General Studies
Montgomery College, Rockville, MD
1997 – 1998


Customer Service Training Certification
May 2008 & 2010


Microsoft Excel Training Certifications
June 2007