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Professional Experience (last 15 years)
EDUCATION PROGRAM MANAGER – Junior Achievement of SW CT, CT (8/20/2007-6/17/2009)
Â· By building and bringing JA experiential and hands-on programs to over 10,000 middle and high school students, carried out the Junior Achievement mission of educating students in financial literacy, work readiness skills, and applying entrepreneurial thinking to today’s world economy.
Â· Exceeded goal in number of students and classes served in 2008-2009 in both JA’s in-school High School Program and Job Shadow Program. High School Program’s goal was 20 classes; at year-end reached 34 classes. Job Shadow’s goal was to reach 4,178 students in at least 167 classrooms. At year-end the Job Shadow program served 5,029 students in 201 classrooms. Attained similar results in 2007-2008, culminating in over 10,000 area students served by these programs.
Â· Brought over 100 career guest speakers into middle and high school classrooms yearly.
Â· Coordinated about 75 job shadow opportunities annually for students to experience various careers that require a college education.
Â· Coordinated school Career Days, college visits and special events.
Â· Taught JA Programs Pre-K through 12th grades.
Â· Worked with corporate and non-profit professionals, teachers and students.
Â· Recipient of Summit Award for achievement.
Â· Proficient in Word, Excel, Raiser’s Edge and Microsoft Outlook.
Â· Worked with young adults to successfully prepare them for interviews and successful career experiences.
ADMINISTRATOR – Elderly Housing Management, Broad River Home, CT
(3/2006-12/2006) Independent living, congregate, HUD 49-unit housing facility for low income seniors.
Â· Responsible for the administration and physical operations of the facility.
Â· Provided direction and supervision to over 12 employees to assure that the rental program was properly executed, according to HUD regulations.
Â· Responsible for the financial management of operations.
Â· Assured the provision and maintenance of efficient mechanical operations, and safety and cleanliness of the building and grounds.
Â· Oversaw preventive maintenance programs and procedures to ensure the preservation and upkeep of the building, vehicle and equipment.
Â· Supervised the meals program.
Â· Responsible for 24/7 security measures.
Â· Participated in hiring qualified, competent personnel and establishment of good resident relations.
Â· Maintained a positive relationship with the Board of Directors and reported to it monthly.
Â· Certifications: Site-Based Budgeting Specialist, Subsidized Occupancy Specialist, Fair Housing.
Â· Proficient in Word, Excel and HudManager.
ASSISTANT TO THE DIRECTOR – Side by Side Community School, CT
Â· Major responsibilities included: Carrying out administrative/secretarial functions; preparing and filing state reports; CMT Administrator; Administered the entire enrollment process, including Lottery and enrollment; Tetra Data Warehouse data entry and maintenance; PSIS Administrator; Maintain all student-related databases and records; Maintain staff records; keeping records/tracking information for state reports; Research; Graduation ceremony and special events; Transportation coordinator, including bus duty schedules, bus routes, and bus transportation-related issues; Class coverage and scheduling substitutes; teaching classes, etc.
PERSONAL AIDE to the Chair of Stamford Democratic City Committee and DNC Member – Stamford, CT (7/1993 – 5/2000)
Assisted in federal, state and local political campaigns of State Attorney General Richard Blumenthal, President Bill Clinton, and Mayor Dan Malloy.
Â· Coordinated daily operations of local Democratic Headquarters during election years.
Â· Coordinated fund raising efforts and event planning.
Â· Recruited, organized and supervised volunteers.
Â· Handled personal administration tasks such as financial, personal accounting, real estate rentals and tax-related matters.
Graduate School – Emory University – Atlanta, GA – Worked towards Masters degree in Public Policy Decision Making, Research Design and Data Analysis, including training to teach college-level Political Science. Award: Woodruff Scholarship for academic achievement in college.
College – University of Vermont – Burlington, Vermont – BA, Political Science.
Academic Recognition: Dean’s List.
Study Abroad: University of Lancaster – Lancaster, England – Year Abroad affiliated with Beaver & Franklin Marshall Colleges.
High School – The Northfield Mount Hermon School – Northfield, MA – College Prep (Gr. 10-12)
Academic Recognition: Cum Laude, with honors.
King Low Heywood School – Stamford, CT – Private Independent School (Grades 7-9)
Â· Home-Based Word Processing, Transcription, Office & Personal Administration Services and Resume Writing Consultant Services (8+ years) Clients included Connecticut Workers’ Compensation Commission, Atlanta-based Mailboxes Etc., referrals, Emory University Law School, Emory University Business School, IRS Problem Resolution Department, publishing agents, authors, medical and legal offices and Attorney General, Richard Blumenthal.
Â· Work-Readiness Workshops – Success Skills, Interview Skills and Resume Writing –with Literacy Volunteers.
Â· Market Analysis (1 Year Contractual Project) Commissioned by a prominent bank in Venezuela, coordinated, researched and authored an independent Situation/Market Analysis for Venezuelan national government. Expertise in primary and secondary research, information search, interviewing and report preparation.
Â· Insurance Policy Rewriter – Atlanta, GA (4 years) Redrafted policy forms for state certification by rewriting insurance policies from â€œlegaleseâ€ to conform with state policies and g uidelines, referred to as Flesch Readability Scoring.