Human Service and Administrative Professional working in higher education. Fifteen years case managment experience. Seeking student career advisor, academic advisor, or enrollment counselor opportunity. Goal is to work with traditional students, adult learners and those making the transition from welfare to work.
Nov 2007 - Present
Program Administrative Assistant
Build, maintain relationships with Chicago Public Schools, and suburban schools districts in Cook, Will and Kankakee counties. Approximately 600 schools. Extensive contact with principals, superintendents, curriculum directors. Manage educators seeking Masters in Educational Administration and/or Illinois Type 75 certification through Governors State University. Field Experience placement completed for over 75 College of Education undergraduate students per trimester in student teaching sites covering Chicago Southland and Southwest, Cook County, Will County and Kankakee County. Coordinator Pre Service Observations. Place 200 Education undergraduates in mandatory observation sites per trimester. Extensive relationship building within the tri county area and Chicago school districts to place the 200 students for classroom observations (in addition to student teaching) per trimester. Heavy database usage, CARS/Jenzabar, in depth usage of Excel, Word, Outlook.
Jul 2006 - Aug 2007
Baird & Warner
Licensed Realtor, residential sales. Cold called and prospected consistently. Developed broad client base. Provided high end customer service.
May 2000 - Sep 2005
Illinois Dept Healthcare & Family Services
Managed case assigments for the Office of Inspector General, Quality Control. Assigned in depth review cases to a staff of 40 Quality Control Reviewers within the Chicago Metropolitan area for the purpose of detecting and correcting fraud or abuse in the allocation of Illinois Welfare Assistance funds. Worked some high profile cases. Job entailed high degree of sensitivity, confidentiality and discretion.
Mar 1985 - May 2000
Illinois Department Human Services
Case Manager, 15 years. Work & Training, Job Placement, and Welfare to Work for Illinois Public Assistance population. Community Liaison for Welfare to Work initiatives. Formulated client action plans and goal setting for movement from Illinois state assistance.
2008 - 2011
Currently seeking MA in Communications.