I have several years experience as a Director/Executive Director of Not for Profit Organizations. During this time I completed countless funding proposals, reports, financial reports, budgets/forecasting, HR Policies, manuals, evaluation and more. Furthermore, I have worked in several levels of positions, from Coordinator, Office Manager, and Accountant to Program Manager, Consultant and Executive Director. I am highly versatile and able to complete any task assigned to me. I am an exceptional typist, a whiz at spreadsheets and have a very...
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The Influence of Experiential Learning on Self Perceptions of Cultural Competence
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Currently in the top 1% of freelancers on Elance, I am a passionate and versatile writer and administrator. I previously worked with YWCA Halifax where I began in the role of Manager of Youth and Community Development Programs. My commitment to the field, strong leadership skills and capacity to successfully manage complex change was recognized to such a degree that I was promoted less than six months later to Director of Child, Youth and Family Programs. As Director, I was responsible for a million dollar budget and I played an integral role in securing funding for several of the programs that are still running today. I successfully managed considerable change within a dynamic department, including the development, planning, organizing, and evaluation of programs, human resource management, growing and evolving the department to best meet community needs. I motivated staff to build a cohesive team environment that ensured staff members became passionate about the mission, vision, and values of the organization. Additionally, I strategically planned all levels of the operation by completing extensive business plans and then executing those plans to translate a vision into positive programming. I have been recognized for my effective communication and interpersonal skills while working with community stakeholders to maximize the presence of the YWCA message in the Halifax community.
From 1999 to 2006, I worked for a not-for-profit First Nations organization focused on...
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Director of Child, Youth & Family Programs
2010 - 2013
-Led and managed multiple child care centres, family home day care programs, community development activities, programming and services for families and children, and youth engagement and...
Manager of Youth and Community Development Program
2009 - 2010
-Ensured high quality of youth and community development programs and services by working with staff and community stake holders to identify community needs
-Implemented a program evaluation...
Participatory Action Research and Training Centre
2009 - 2009
-Researched, wrote & presented synthesis paper for CURA research proposal (awarded 1,000,000): Community mobilization and capacity building for policy and social
-Coordinated CURA Forum to use...
Brain English Academy, Suwon, South Korea
Head Teacher, English Department
2007 - 2008
Fashioned and delivered English language curriculum that resulted in a positive learning environment for the attendees of the institution and a tripled student enrolment rate at the academy.
Paju English Village, Paju, South Korea
Curriculum Manager/English Teacher
2006 - 2007
-Managed curriculum development, resulting in a significant increase in produced educational materials
-Fashioned an intensive training program to improve current English teaching practices in...
Healing Our Nations
Executive Director (Multiple Positions Prior to ED
1999 - 2006
APHA Coordinator/Consultant 2005 – 2006
Acting Executive Director 2002 – 2003
Office Manager/Accountant 2000 – 2002
AIDS Walk Coordinator/Trainer 1999 – 2001
Kings College Language Institute, Ilsan, South Kor
2004 - 2005
Mount Saint Vincent University
Master of Arts in Child and Youth Study
2008 - 2011
Advanced Bachelor of Arts in Sociology
Bachelor of Arts in Sociology
1996 - 2000
Resumes and Cover Letters
Proofreading and Editing