3079 Cleveland Avenue, #19
SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS/OBJECTIVE
A seasoned, veteran manager/director of social services and human services departments and agencies—also a seasoned, veteran teacher and educator, with over twenty years of experience in both areas. Ideally, I am seeking a position as a teacher/educator, or manager/director within the field of education or human/social services.
Undergraduate–Miami University (Oxford, Ohio)
Major: Music (Performance/Education)
Degree Earned: Bachelor of Music (B.M.)
Awards: Earned the Scott R. Alexander Award for Excellence in service to the Miami University Men’s Glee Club
Graduate–Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, Ohio)
Major: Social Work Administration (Administration/Management Specialization)
Degree Earned: Master of Science in Social Administration (M.S.S.A.)
Del-Jen, Inc/Job Corps (Cleveland, Ohio)—Feb. 2008 to Sept. 2008
Position: Career Transition Specialist
Duties: To counsel, advise, and place students aged 16-24, (deemed “at-risk” due to behavioral, mental, economic, socio-economic, educational, and/or a combination of these and/or other undiagnosed mental conditions or challenges) into part time and/or full time employment, placement in a college/university, or the armed forces
Cleveland Job Corps Center (Cleveland, Ohio)—October, 2004 through February, 2008
Position: Career Development Specialist
Duties: To counsel, teach, train, prepare, advise, mentor, and place students aged 16-24 (deemed “at-risk” due to behavioral, mental, economic, socio-economic, educational, and/or a combination of these and/or other un-diagnosed challenges or mental conditions) in part time and/or full time employment; teach CTR (Career Transition Readiness Class) to all students
Phillis Wheatley Association (Cleveland, Ohio) -May, 2003 through May, 2004
Position: Director, Sutphen School of Music
Duties: Manage/supervise all programs, services, and staff affiliated with and/or assigned to the Sutphen School of Music; write/submit grants and proposals; create art and/or music education programs for children, youth, adults, groups, and interested others; present students and faculty in concerts, recitals, and other special programs throughout the year; set educational and musical criteria/standards for staff, faculty, and students, and hold them accountable for meeting those criteria/standards; formulate and present financial and statistical reports; teach music theory, piano, songwriting, jazz improvisation, and music composition.
EXPERIENCE (continued from previous page)
Create, develop, and implement music programs for children, youth, and adults; recruit, hire, and train staff; initiate, establish, and maintain community relationships, business relationships, etc., for the purposes of promoting the Sutphen School of Music’s programs, and services; responsible for formulating and presenting strategic, developmental, and financial plans;
generate appropriate reports; attend meetings, workshops, and seminars as required.
Center for Families and Children (Cleveland, Ohio) June, 2000 through June, 2001
Position: Director, Fathers and Families Together
Duties: manage/supervise all programs/services/personnel assigned to and/or affiliated with the Fathers and Families Together Program (FFTP); create policies and procedures, criteria and standards for excellent service delivery; create programs and services specifically designed to assist men in strengthening their roles as fathers, and their relationships to their children; provide social and educational opportunities to support men as fathers and in their familial relationships; manage/supervise/administer all financial accounts, petty cash, and other fiduciary matters associated with the FFTP; formulate and present strategic, developmental, and financial plans as necessary and/or required.
Center for Economic Opportunities in Greater Cleveland (Cleveland, Ohio—1996-1998)
Position: Director/Coordinator of the Hough Neighborhood Opportunity Center
Duties: Manage and supervise all programs, personnel, and services; supervise staff in the delivery of social services programs/services, including homeless and housing services; emergency food/shelter services; youth/camp services; senior/adult services; formulate and present annual budget; administer budget, petty cash fund, and other monies affiliated with the Hough Neighborhood Opportunity Center; write/present monthly reports; attend meetings as necessary/required.
Goodwill Industries of Greater Cleveland (Cleveland, Ohio—1994-1995)
Position: Director of Rehabilitation Services
Duties: Manage and supervise all programs, services, and personnel assigned to and/or affiliated with the Rehabilitation Department; directly manage/supervise seven (7 ) training supervisors, five (5) administrative support staff, and 25 to 50 client-trainees who are MR/DD, behaviorally challenged, physically disabled, in need of in-house coaching, care, or other intensive intervention in order to carry on ADL’s (Activities of Daily Living); train, prepare, and place client-trainees into part-time or full-time jobs; provide follow up and case management services to client-trainees after placement to ensure retention; ensure that the department adhere/comply with all CARF (Committee for the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities) rules/regulations; manage the department’s P/L; administer budget and all other financial accounts; write reports; attend meetings; ensure that department trains and places all trainees into part time and/or full time employment.
Cuyahoga County Department of Human Services (Cleveland, Ohio—1983-1993)
Position: Executive Assistant to the Director/Director of Equal Employment Opportunity Department
Duties: Assist the Director in the administration and management of all programs, services, and personnel responsible for the delivery of human services programs in Cuyahoga County; solely responsible for the administration/management of the Department’s Board and Care Account (36 million dollars/year); solely responsible for the administration/management/execution of all matters pertaining to the Equal Employment Opportunity department; assist the Director with all union/labor activities; represent the Director whenever necessary/required; write reports; attend meetings and workshops as required.
ADDITIONAL TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Cleveland Public Schools (Collinwood High School, Cleveland, Ohio)—March, 1980 through June, 1980
Position: Vocal Music Teacher/Choir Director and General Music/Music Appreciation Teacher
Duties: Teach vocal music and give basic voice training to students in grades 9-12; teach songs and prepare Choir and Top 20 Swing/Jazz Vocal Group for various performances; teach general music/music appreciation, as well as basic piano/piano class to individuals and groups; prepare, administer, and grade tests and quizzes as necessary; prepare weekly lesson plans; attend faculty/staff meetings as necessary and/or as required.
Cleveland Public Schools (John Hay High School, Cleveland, Ohio)–September, 1980 through June, 1981
Position: Vocal Music Teacher/Choir Director and General Music/Music Appreciation Teacher
Duties: Teach vocal music and give basic voice training to students in grades 9-12; teach songs and other musical pieces to basic and advanced choir/vocal groups; prepare individuals/groups for solo/ensemble vocal competition; prepare and present choirs and soloists concerts and other events throughout the year as necessary; teach general music and music appreciation classes;
prepare weekly lesson plans; prepare, administer, and grade tests and quizzes as necessary; attend
faculty/staff meetings as necessary and/or as required.
Kent State University (Kent, Ohio)—August, 1998 through May, 1999
Position: Graduate Assistant/Instructor
Duties: Teach Piano Class, Keyboard Harmony, and Music Theory to undergraduate music students; tutor and give individual instruction as necessary or as requested; prepare weekly lesson plans; attend graduate staff meetings as necessary and/or required.
East Cleveland Public Schools (Caledonia Elementary School, East Cleveland, Ohio)—August, 1999 through June, 2000
Position: Music Specialist
Duties: Teach vocal music/choir skills to children aged 5-12 (Kindergarten-6th grade); responsible for re-forming the first All-School Choir in two years; prepared All-School Choir to perform at various seasonal/special events throughout the school year; taught daily general music/music appreciation classes; prepared weekly lesson plans; prepared, administered, and graded tests/quizzes; attend faculty/staff meetings as necessary and/or required.
216 Type 80-90 wpm; computer literate; can execute Microsoft programs (Word, Excel, etc.)
217 Problem solver
218 Inspiring Leader
219 Passionate Educator and Teacher
220 Active Listener
223 Excellent administrator
224 Outstanding organizational skills
225 Skilled orator/presenter/trainer
226 Thrives on student-teacher interaction
227 Hands-on, no-holds-barred educator
228 Passion for creating an exciting learning environment