Heather Deck

Heather Deck

Summary

Academic Advisor with over 7 years experience working directly with diverse student populations. Currently working toward completion of a Master of Science in Higher Education with an emphasis on College Teaching and Learning. Interested in teaching, curriculum development, training and other student affairs opportunities.

Work History

Work History
Apr 2009 - Present

Academic Advisor

Kaplan University
Provide quality assistance to all students, and directly advise over 225 students in the undergraduate Criminal Justice program. Function as a liaison between all students and all departments (Faculty, Financial Aid, Student Accounts, Registrar, etc.).
May 2007 - Apr 2009

Dormitory Counselor

Sonia Shankman Orthogenic School at the University of Chicago
Trained in Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI) and Adult CPR and First Aid for work with emotionally impaired teens. Assisted with group therapy utilizing improvisation and acting exercises to work through negative emotions.
Jul 2005 - May 2007

Residence Hall Director

Fort Lewis College
Coordinated campus wide programs including pioneering the Camp Film Festival raising over $1,000 for Big Brothers Big Sisters. Provided 24-hour crisis intervention for a student body of over 3,500. Participated in Resident Advisor Training committee and Residence Hall Director Selection committee. Controlled student activities budget for programming in a residence hall housing up to 150 students. Provided maintenance of building’s facilities through regular safety checks and collaboration with custodial staff. Assisted with coordination of conferences during the summer months. Co-Instructed ED 390: Leadership for Resident Assistants for 3 semesters. Registration and Information Coordinator For RAppin' 2006 conference: Organized check-in process for over 75 volunteers and over 200 attendees. Designed and implemented a billing process for 24 participating colleges and universities.
Dec 2003 - Jul 2005

Retail Salesperson

Lee's Adventure Sports
Accountable for inventory, displays, product knowledge and sales.
Aug 2004 - May 2005

Research Assistant

Western Michigan University
Aided W.M.U. graduate student projects; “The impact of Childhood Victimization on the Interpretation of Facial Expressions” and “The Sexual Communication of College Males.”
Aug 2004 - May 2005

Teaching Assistant

Western Michigan University
Conducted review sessions and occasional guest lectures for 3 semesters in a classroom of over 100 students.
Jan 2003 - May 2004

Resident Advisor

Western Michigan University
Provided crisis management, counsel and community building for a complex housing over 800 students. Budgeted funds in execution of social, educational and cultural programs for students. Designed and implemented a behavioral intervention focusing on improving the behavior of a staff of over 30 Resident Assistants. Participated in Resident Advisor selection and training committees.
Aug 2003 - Dec 2003

Office Manager

Western Michigan University
Assisted with secretarial duties for the Hall Directors of a 3-building complex housing over 800 students.
Jan 2002 - Dec 2002

Front Desk Worker

Western Michigan University
Served as a primary resource for an on campus community of over 500 residents.

Education

Education