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Monday, February 05, 2007

My Resume

Career History

Girl Scouts of Wapehani Council, Inc. Daleville, IN

Oct. 2004 – Dec. 2006

Manager of Communications and Fund Development

§ Coordinated fund raising program for eight-county region, including special events and annual giving campaign.

§ Wrote grants including United Way proposals, with a 53% success rate.

§ Coordinated all internal and external communications and marketing.

§ Worked with various staff, vendors, and community leaders to develop new programs and opportunities.

§ Conducted radio interviews, wrote press releases and guest columns, and designed newsletters and other publications.

Family Service Society, Inc. Marion, IN

Summer 2003

Education Support Specialist

§ Developed Curriculum for GED program.

§ Developed Employee Manual for GED program.

§ Worked with individuals to help them obtain a GED.

§ Co-led a Healthy Anger for Teens group.

§ Performed various development and administrative tasks.

Internships

Asante Akim Multipurpose Community Telecentre, Patrensia, Ghana

Summer 2004

Community Worker/ Researcher

§ Evaluated impact of Telecentre on community

§ Performed Needs Assessments

§ Taught basic computer classes

§ Cultural Immersion

El Centro Hispanoamericano, Plainfield, NJ

Oct. 2003 – Feb. 2004

Community Worker

§ Developed a model for a day labor center.

§ Developed a curriculum for citizenship classes

§ Taught English as a Second Language (ESL) and citizenship classes

§ Researched immigration issues.

§ Advocated on behalf of immigrants

Family Service Society, Inc. Marion, IN

Feb. – May 2003

Development Coordinator

§ Worked with Executive Director on fundraising, grant writing, newsletter and other administrative tasks.

§ Worked one-on-one with a youth in anger management sessions.

§ Worked with individuals to help them pass the General Education Development (GED) test, using computers and other educational techniques.

Youth for Christ/Taylor University Lighthouse South Africa

January 2002

Ministry Team Member

§ Cabin Leader at a sports camp, leading devotions and other activities.

§ Taught seminars on HIV/AIDS, child abuse and information about the U.S.

§ Worked with street children and other at-risk groups.

Education

International and Community Development Masters of Social Work, Monmouth University, West Long Branch, NJ

August 2004

§ 3.840 GPA

§ Served on International Community Development Advisory Committee

Bachelors of Science in Social Work, Taylor University, Upland, IN

May 2003

§ 2 computer programming languages

§ 3 year Track & Field Member (2 lettering); 4 year Cross Country team member

§ Treasurer, Student Social Work Organization

§ Publicity coordinator, World Opportunities Week Cabinet

Professional Memberships/ Affiliations

§ North American Association of Christians in Social Work, 4 year member.

§ Vice President, Indiana NACSW Chapter 2004- current.

§ President, Muncie’s Youth Empowerment Council, July 2005-September 2006.

§ Ad Federation of East Central Indiana, 2 year member.

§ RESULTS, 3 year member.

Training/ Certifications

§ The Raiser’s Edge 7 Essentials – Part I – Blackbuad University, March 2005

§ Individual Giving: Building the Pyramid – Girl Scouts of the USA, May 2005

§ Fundraising for Small Nonprofits – The Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University, The Fund Raising School, June 2005

§ How to Design Attention-Grabbing Brochures, Catalogs, Ads, Newsletters and Reports – SkillPath Seminars, February 2006

§ Preparing Successful Grant Proposals - The Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University, The Fund Raising School, July 2006.

§ Indiana Youth Institute, Kid’s Count Annual Conference (2004, 2005, 2006)

§ Governor’s Conference on Volunteerism (2006)

§ NACSW Annual Convention (2003, 2004, 2005)

§ Indiana Medicaid HIV/AIDS Care Coordination certified, 2003

Publications

Literacy in the Developing World. Social Work & Christianity. Summer 2004: Volume 31, Number 2.

Observations in Rural Ghana. North American Association of Christians in Social Work Annual Convention. October 2005. Presentation.

Numerous guest columns and attributions in the Anderson Herald-Bulletin, Muncie Star-Press, and Marion Chronicle-Tribune (all East Central Indiana local papers).

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