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Community Engagement Resume


Desired Industry: Social Services SpiderID: 79090
Desired Job Location: Oshkosh, Wisconsin Date Posted: 4/8/2017
Type of Position: Part-Time Temporary Availability Date: immediate
Desired Wage:
U.S. Work Authorization: Yes
Job Level: Experienced with over 2 years experience Willing to Travel: Yes, Less Than 25%
Highest Degree Attained: Masters Willing to Relocate: No


Objective:
Community Engagement position with non-profit organization using proven skills in publicity development and helping clients address their needs


Experience:
Employment: Kforce, Oshkosh, WI
Consultant 2016 - 2017
Limited term position with staffing services company involved with data entry at a major bank

ADVOCAP, Inc. Fond du Lac, WI
Planner/Grant Writer 2000 – 2015 Community Development Specialist 1994 - 2010
 Developed grant applications for government-funded programs, United Way and community foundations to implement and sustain program operations of a Community Action Agency with 85% success rate. Several applications placed on top or near the top in competitive federal awards; also wrote funded collaborative grant applications for multi-agency projects dealing with homelessness, self-sufficiency and refugee programs

 Analyzed demographic information and data on community needs and issues; assisted with development of program strategies

 Enabled participants in several agency programs to obtain mainstream benefits and acted as an advocate on their behalf

Village of Round Lake Beach Round Lake Beach, IL
Village Administrator 1991 - 1993
Administrative Aide to Mayor 1988 - 1991
 Directed operations of fast-growing village of 18,000 in Northern Illinois, with emphasis on research, grant preparation, personnel issues (risk manager, insurance, labor relations and ADA compliance), public information, community relations, budget preparation, and policy analysis and development

 Published community newsletter and produced a cable television program airing monthly about city and community services and programs, which received two cable television awards for public affairs programming



Wisconsin Impact Milwaukee, WI
Employment Programs Coordinator 1983 - 1987
 Coordinated employment and training programs for community agency to help disadvantaged youth, dislocated workers, and public assistance recipients obtain employment and wrote grants to sustain agency programs

• Conducted daily employability skills classes, prepared resumes, and provided job coaching, which resulted in agency having highest successful employment rate (90%) among all Milwaukee organizations

ESHAC (a Community Development organization) Milwaukee, WI
Community Organizer 1980 - 1983
 Conducted research on housing and neighborhood issues for community development organization and served as an advocate for residents in obtaining services and resolving problems; secured local and national grants to deal with problems

Milwaukee Associates in Urban Development Milwaukee, WI
Resource Center Coordinator 1980 -1980
 Provided technical assistance to non-profit community agencies on grant writing, resource development, publicity, and organization development; managed resource center to provide information to groups.

City of Lincoln Lincoln, NE
Neighborhood Assistance Bureau Director 1974 – 1978
Housing Analyst 1971 - 1974
 Supervised city agency providing public information, technical assistance and resource development for citizens and neighborhood organizations to become actively involved in neighborhood revitalization; coordinated team-based effort to solve community problems involving residents, neighborhood groups, city agencies, and private sector, which was cited as key factor in Lincoln being named an "All America City" in 1978.; As Housing Analyst, conducted research on housing and neighborhood revitalization issues and developed program strategies to address needs, resulting in creation of the Neighborhood Assistance Bureau.

Lincoln Star newspaper Lincoln, NE
Reporter 1969 - 1971
 Provided coverage of local government, housing and community development issues; recipient of Nebraska Associated Press highest award for journalism


Education:
University of Missouri Columbia, MO
M.S. (Community Development) degree 1979

University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh Oshkosh, WI
B.S. with major in political science (public administration) and minor in journalism 1968



Additional Information:
Highlights:  Twenty (20) plus years’ successful experience with non-profit organizations and local government handling community relations, public information, grant writing/resource development, information and referral services, and helping clients obtain community and government-funded services to address needs

• Active in local, statewide, and national coalition groups involved in dealing with housing, community development and poverty-related topics; experienced in leading team-based efforts to address poverty and self-sufficiency issues

 Proficient in writing government and foundation grants with results-oriented, outcome-based SMART objectives and logic models and submitting them electronically

 Able to work with diverse populations, including those in poverty, non-profit organizations, and government and civic leaders, and involve them in efforts to address id identified needs

 Master's degree in Community Development and Bachelor's degree with a major in political science (public administration emphasis) and a minor in journalism



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