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Objective

To obtain a position in a professional environment that will allow me to utilize my talents in a stable and consistent atmosphere that offers a team based supportive culture.

Summary

  • Highly motivated, assertive and enthusiastic.
  • Ability to work well with others and bring out the best in those around me.
  • Goal oriented with an emphasis on personal improvement and excellence.
  • Competent, versatile, diversified, experienced and trustworthy.
  • Highly Effective Communicator
  • Very proficient with technology & media.

Work History

Oct 2009Present

Career Transition Specialist

JOB CORPS / ODLE MANAGEMENT
  • Provide initial and extended interviews and assessments with students to identify student's needs, interests, and abilities.
  • Assist students in developing strategies & plans to enable them to find employment.
  • Provide job search assistance to students.
  • Provide follow-up on all student students to assess progress, identify support & needs.
  • Engage with community employers for potential collaborations.
  • Utilize forms of social media for student interaction.

 (Position is under Contract with U.S. Department of Labor)

Jun 2008Oct 2009

Older Youth Case Manager

MICHIGAN WORKS! / ROSS INNOVATIVE EMPLOYMENT SOLUTIONS
  • Recruitment, enrollment and maintenance of client caseload.
  • Develop, review service plans in consultation with clients.
  • Perform follow-ups assessing the quantity/quality of services provided.
  • Provide, find or arrange for support services, job training.
  • Engage with community employers for potential collaborations.
  • Utilize forms of social media for student interaction.
Feb 2003May 2007

Student Personnel Manager

GRAND RAPIDS GERALD R. FORD JOB CORPS CENTER (MINACT Inc.)
  • Developed, managed and operated incentive programs to include Behavioral Management System, Behavior Review Panels & Student Legal Services.
  • Provided student counseling as needed.
  • Reviewed enrollment folders, met with prospective students to determined enrollment eligibility.
  • Trained, recommended and implemented personnel changes.

(Program is under Contract with U.S. Department of Labor)

Mar 2000Feb 2003

Program Director

GRAND RAPIDS YMCA-WEST BRANCH
  • Incorporated and managed all programs and staff in three remote sites.
  • Managed fund-raising, budget, program marketing and membership sales.
  • Recruited and trained volunteers.

Skills

Public Speaking
Customer Relations
Microsoft Office

Custom

VOLUNTEER / COMMUNITY AFFILIATIONS

  • Grand Valley State University Men's Lacrosse Asst. Coach (2013-Current)
  • Grand Rapids Kenowa Hills High School Basketball Coach (2014-2016)
  • Heat Lacrosse, Grand Rapids, MI (Director of Social Media & Youth Coach 2011-2014)
  • Walker Charter Academy, Walker, MI (Basketball Coach & Clinic Instructor 2007-2014)
  • Grand Rapids YMCA, Grand Rapids, MI (Adult & Youth Sports 2006 -2015)

Education

1994

Bachelor of Science | Special Education

Florida Atlantic University

Boca Raton, FL

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Professional Development

  • Advanced Facilitation Skills
  • Engaging The Business Community To Work With Hard-To-Serve Customers
  • The Pacific Institute - Investment In Excellence (Train the Trainer)
  • Work Keys: National Career Readiness

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