Scott Deschenes

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Scott Deschenes

Examples of Results

Skills

Skills

Financial

    Implemented a number of initiatives that helped save the organization money and increased revenue. Helped budget over $2.3 million in expenses annually with 75% self-sufficiency. In-depth knowledge of pricing strategies for programs and services.  Example, in 2012 department lowered daily fees (per my recommendation) to community center, which led to a 10% increase in revenue and 24% increase in participation.    

Marketing

Promoted services and activities through news releases, social media and contacts with community groups, both public and private. Utilized web to maximize marketing budget with email blasts, social media and on-line group contacts. Created and implemented tactical and strategic marketing plans.  

Human Resource Management

    Supervised up to 45 full and part-time employees. Recently completed Master’s level human resource management course.      

Project Management

Managed multiple special projects including Blue Chip Award, Playful Cities, software replacement, dog park feasibility study and playground safety. Developed and implemented process improvements to develop better internal processes, saved resources and increased customer service.  

Programming

Coordinated over 100 recreational opportunities a week, including classes, personal services, clinics and special events. Researched and implemented programs throughout country that helped promote department, local businesses, parks and facilities and societal issues, which included Family Fun Nights (Play), Aqua Jamz Concert Series(Family), Mission Backyard Campout (Nature Deficit Disorder) and Biggest Weight Loss Challenge (Obesity). Grew summer programs from 78 to 180 participants a week, increased revenue from $49K to $202K, and self-sufficiency from 49% to 133%.  

Interest

Hiking, Reading, Traveling, Puzzles, Basketball and Exercising

Work History

Work History
Apr 1998 - Apr 2002

Parks Program Assistant II

City of Kent

Education

Education

Certifications

Certifications
2012 - Present

European Management Residency of Entrepreneurship & Management

University of Maastricht (Netherlands)
2012 - Present

Certified Playground Safety Inspector

National Recreation and Parks Association
2011 - Present

Emerging Leaders Institute

University of Kansas
2007 - Present

Tomorrow's Leaders Institute

Northeast Johnson County Chamber of Commerce
2004 - Present

Grant Writing Workshop

Grant Writing U.S.A.
2007 - 2008

National Executive Development School

National Recreation and Parks Association
2005 - 2006

Rocky Mountain Revenue Management School

National Recreation and Parks Association