James Daman



Seeking a position in which I could use my extensive education and experience in providing high quality and targeted training and technical assistance that is designed to increase the capacity of professionals nationwide, so that I can grow into positions of higher responsibility and authority. 

Work History

Work History
Aug 2007 - Present

Self Employed

  • Led a redesign of a community health training program for a national health organization. 
  • Worked as a contract project manager to develop a variety of different educational projects.
  • Worked as a grant writer for a variety of different organizations.
  • Worked as a grant reviewer for the Department of Health and Human Services.
  • Worked as a public speaker for a variety of different organizations.
  • Worked as a consultant for multiple entities and nonprofits in a variety of different fields.
Mar 2013 - Dec 2014

Child Welfare Content Specialist

ICF International DBA Child Welfare Information Gateway
  • Collaborated across program and web content teams to create new and updated content on the Child Welfare Information Gateway website (childwelfare.gov).
  • Write articles and other publications on Child Welfare and related areas.
  • Represent Information Gateway at national and regional child welfare conferences.
  • Mentor junior staff through providing guidance on customer responses and presenting training and brown bags on relevant topics.
Oct 2012 - Mar 2013

Manager, Learning Programs

United Way Worldwide
  • Designed and delivered multi-modal training products to a global member network of over 2,000 individuals.
  • Responsible for enhancing the organizations’ existing technical infrastructure to support virtual learning and knowledge management strategies.
  • Designed a global knowledge management strategy that received $350,000 in funding.
Jan 2009 - Mar 2013

Program Development Specialist (Remote Employee)

National Resource Center for Youth Services
  • Research, dissemination and development of resources for the purpose of providing training and technical assistance to Federal Youth Service Bureau (FYSB) grantees using telephone, email, online conferencing and social media.
  • Collaboration with other agencies using publications, electronic resources and events to build the capacity of individuals served by our umbrella agency (National Resource Center for Youth Services).
  • Developed and managed an online training program accessible by thousands of grantees.
  • Management of the website, list-serve and social media site.
  • Pioneered the use of social media to encourage grantees to network with peers.
  • Data analysis and reporting using surveys and evaluation tools, and development of written reports for various projects.
  • Produced over 50 accessible and engaging webinars to enhance the capacity of thousands of grantees.
Sep 2007 - Jan 2009

Alcohol and Drug Counselor/Program Developer

Tulsa Boys Home
  • Grant writing and program development for the adolescent substance abuse program.
  • Case management responsibilities, facilitation of individual and group therapy for adolescents with chemical dependency and co-occurring disorders.
  • Residential youth care shift leader and trainer of 20 employees. 
  • Successfully lobbied in Washington, D.C. on the behalf of the agency and helped U.S. Senator's and U.S. Representative’s formulate substance abuse policy.
Nov 1997 - Sep 2007

District Assesor/Store Manager/Peer Trainer

Target Corporation
  • Managed the day-to-day operations of a multi-million dollar retail store.
  • Trained executives in the Mid-West region on the company's best practices.
  • Devised strategies and formulated policies to ensure company success.


  • Tripled the training capacity for a national health organization in two months. 
  • Researched, designed and implemented a new online learning strategy for a national training and technical assistance center, which increased its training capability by 223%.
  • Responsible for the knowledge management and virtual learning strategy for the world’s largest non-profit.
  • Tripled the web traffic for a national website.
  • Experience in the development, management and design of a learning management system for a national organization.
  • Experience in the development, management and design of the first social media site for professional youth workers in the United States.
  • Provided training and technical assistance to thousands of professionals on a variety of topics.
  • Designed an aftercare program that enabled one of the nation’s largest group home substance abuse program to increase their quality of treatment.
  • 10 years of high level business administration experience in which I invented a new retail credit card process that was implemented nation-wide and resulted in an increase of new account holders and a $1.1 million dollar increase in sales.

Innovation examples

  • Designed, implemented,  managed and promoted a virtual conference space for United Way Worldwide. This site allows the public to have access to content from national training events from the largest non-profit in the United States. Click here to view this site
  • Managed the national adoption month federal initiative. This included designing, managing and marketing the federal government's national adoption month content, leading an interactive marketing event for the federal government, collaborating with partners, writing and developing content and evaluating our efforts. Click here to view the the website.   
  • Designed, implemented,  managed and promoted the first social media site for professional youth workers that allowed them to participate in discussion forums, share ideas and network in a professional environment.  Click here to view this site.
  • Managed aspects of a content management system migration of 10,000 pages of web content. Also served on the design team for the new website. Click here to view our redesigned website.

Recent Publications


Aug 2006 - May 2009


University of Oklahoma
  • Masters of Social Work Student Association Member
  • Masters of Social Work Student of the Year
  • Summa Cum Laude
Aug 2001 - Dec 2003


Northeastern State University
  • Vice President of Riverside Toastmasters
  • Cum Laude
Aug 2001 - Dec 2003


Northeastern State University
  • Cum Laude

Online Trainings


  • Nominated for the 2009 Presidential Management Fellowship, which includes only the top .05% of 2009 masters and law school graduates in the nation.
  • 2015 Call to service award from President Obama.
  • Employee Service Award from ICF International.



Court Appointed Special Advocate

Completed over 350 hours of continuing education courses in e-learning design, leadership, web design, writing, research, social media interaction and management, program management and evaluation.

Grant Reviewer

Department of Health and Human Services
Selected and trained as a grant reviewer by the Department of Health and Human Services.

Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor Under Supervision

Completed supervision and testing requirements to become a licensed alcohol and drug counselor.

Computer Skills

  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • Joomla
  • Drupal
  • Mura
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Adobe Acrobat Professional
  • Camtasia
  • Adobe Captivate
  • Articulate Storyline
  • Articulate Studio
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • Joomla
  • Drupal
  • Mura
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Adobe Acrobat Professional



Available upon request