DAVE LONGSTRETH

davelongstreth@gmail.com  |  (412) 855-0382  |  linkedin.com/in/davelongstreth  |  Oakmont, PA 15139

PROJECT & PROGRAM MANAGEMENT HIGHLIGHTS

  • Facility Renovation Projects: Project Manager and executive team member for $1.85M in multi-phase, major facilities renovations, technical system upgrades, and various construction projects.

  • Capital Campaign & Funding Projects: 15 years individual donor and capital campaign fundraising and marketing, raising $1.5M for facility renovations and $1.2M for local/global outreach initiatives.

  • Annual Community Outreach Programs: Founded and directed the Serve the Burgh program in 2014 with 400 volunteers and 32 projects and grew it to 980 volunteers, 65 projects, 40 volunteer project leaders, and a cross functional team consisting of 5 paid staff members.

  • Ongoing Arts Program Development: Tripled creative arts programs to 10 programs, doubled the total number of volunteer artists & technicians, and coordinated 2 full-time arts department staff.

  • Ongoing Community Program Development: Founded and directed the first community outreach program in 2006, increasing it to 9 unique outreach programs with over 1,000 volunteers, program leaders, and cross functional staff members combined.

Professional EXPERIENCE

Riverside Community Church  |  Oakmont, PA  |  02/2001 - Present

Riverside Community Church is a multisite church and community outreach organization serving the Northeast Pittsburgh region through three locations, 13 full-time staff, 7 part-time staff, an operating budget of nearly $2M, and a total reach of over 1,800 people annually. 

Director of Communications & Outreach |  02/2017 - Present

Managed all marketing, communication, branding, print/digital/social media, video production, outreach, and content creation. Wrote and edited press releases, annual reports, web content, weekly messages and correspondence, and program policies/procedures.

  • Executive-level team member responsible for strategic direction through marketing, advertising, community outreach, event planning, creative direction, and facility renovations—all of which doubled regular attendance and participation during my leadership with the organization.

  • Created and launched websites, social media, church app, and communications platforms.

Director of Creative Arts & Outreach |  09/2004 - 02/2017

Managed all creative arts (arts staff and volunteers, music, event planning, video production, video broadcast and live streaming, visual communications, and audio/video/lighting technologies).

  • 18-year proven track record exceeding organizational goals via creative arts programming, community outreach initiatives, global strategic partnerships, and managing special projects.

Music & Outreach Pastor  |  02/2001 - 09/2004

Managed all music and music outreach  (event planning, music, and audio/video/lighting technologies).


Longstreth Brothers, Inc.  |   Office Manager  |  Altoona, PA  |  03/1997 - 08/1998

Longstreth Brothers, Inc. is a large family-owned commercial painting contractor based in central Pennsylvania with approximately 30 employees and over $1M annual revenue during my employment. 

  • Converted to and managed electronic bookkeeping including payroll, taxes, record-keeping, accounts receivable, accounts payable, vendor management, contract tracking, employee benefits and collections services via QuickBooks, Microsoft Suite, and various online applications.

RELATED EXPERIENCE & COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Riverview School District  |  Musical Producer & Student Club Advisor  |  Oakmont, PA  |  09/2018 - Present

Administered and produced high school musical program, mentored high school student officers in program management, budget planning, policy-writing, decision-making, and board leadership.

  • Set school records for fundraising, ticket sales, and active student participation.

  • Implemented successful new strategic marketing, advertising, and public/media relations plans.


Riverview Athletic Association  |  Board Member, Communications/Registrar  |  Oakmont, PA  |  08/2015 - 08/2018

Volunteer board member overseeing the communications and registrations portfolio for a local student athletics association, created and launched new website with online registration and payment capabilities and assisted in fundraising and volunteer recruitment. 

  • Marketed portfolio of 5 sports programs to the Oakmont-Verona local community.

  • Volunteered as a coach for baseball and basketball student programs.


Family Guidance  |  Mentor  |  Pittsburgh, PA  |  08/2013 - 06/2014

Volunteer mentor at Penn Hills Entrepreneurial Charter School at the elementary school level, serving through weekly meetings and attending the mentor training program.  

EDUCATION & PROFESSIONAL certifications

University of Valley Forge  |  Bachelor of Science: Leadership (Minor in Music)   |  Phoenixville, PA  |  08/1997 - 05/2002

Altoona School of Commerce  |  Specialized Associate: Business Management  |  Altoona, PA  |  08/1994 - 05/1996

Project Management Professional (Application Stage) |  Project Management Institute | Est. 11/2019

PM Experience Qualified; PM Education in process; estimated completion November 2019.

LEAN Six Sigma White Belt Certified (LSSWB)  | Management and Strategy Institute |  07/2019

Project Management Essentials Certified (PMEC)  | Management and Strategy Institute |  07/2019

TECHNICAL SKILLS

  • Project Management (Basecamp, Trello, Slack, Dropbox)

  • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

  • Programming/Languages (Python, JavaScript, HTML, Wordpress)

  • Adobe Creative Cloud (Photoshop, Illustrator, Premier, After Effects, InDesign)

  • Apple (Pages, Numbers, Keynote, Notes)

  • Google (Docs, Sheets, Drive, Calendar)

  • Audio-Video (Final Cut Pro, Motion, Logic ProX, Reason, Ableton Live)


core Competencies 

  • Project Management

  • Influential Public Speaker

  • Strategic Planner

  • Highly Relational

  • Technological Acumen

  • Analytical Evaluator

  • Creative Designer

  • Purpose-Driven Leader

  • Self-Starter & Fast Learner

  • Persistent Fundraiser

  • Fiscally Responsible

  • Well Organized

REFERENCES

Available Upon Request