Administrative Clerk January 2014 to October 2014Nueces County － Corpus Christi, TX
My experience as Extension Agent (EFNEP) in Nueces County consisted of responsibility for the initial implementation of the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP).
Over time, I hired and trained hundreds of women to teach outreach nutrition education and resource management to families and youth of limited resources.
As District Director-FCS, I had responsibility for the professional staff in the 17-county District 11.
In addition to staffing the county positions, I was responsible for FCS educational program accountability and the management of county resources.
As the first South Regional Program Director-FCS, I had responsibility for providing leadership for FCS program development in the 54-county south region.
The goal was to achieve greater program accountability by conducting educational programs with measurable results.
During a 10-year career with the City of Corpus Christi, I gained considerable experience and knowledge of a wide array of city services and programs.
Highlights included development of the city's first employee recognition program, served as assistant director for jobs training program (JTPA), and conducted the city's first fairing housing assessment.
SALES PERSON April 2012 to August 2012Chico's Department Store － Corpus Christi, TX
Successfully assisted clients with clothing purchases and made additional suggestions for other clothing and jewelry choices; acted as cashier for clients.
Had daily responsibilities for sorting clothing at start and end of shift and shared responsibility for cleaning duties at end of day.
Business Office Assistant March 2008 to January 2009Edward Jones Investments － Corpus Christi, TX
office Assistant September 2003 to March 2006Texas AgriLIFE Extension Service － Corpus Christi, TX
Answer client questions regarding their accounts, receive funds, make deposits, disburse funds, open accounts, transfer funds, maintain client privacy.
South Regional Program Director June 2001 to August 2003Texas AgriLIFE Extension Service － Corpus Christi, TX
Family & Consumer Sciences (FCS) Provided leadership for FCS program development of 60 FCS county Extension educators working in the 54 counties located in the south region; emphasis was placed on the use of measurable outcome indicators for program accountability In 2004, the State Extension Economist determined the following educational programs achieved economic impacts: The Do Well, Be Well with Diabetes Program, an 8-week self-management diabetes educational series, conducted in six (6) counties in the south region, that recognized an annual economic impact of $2.5 million and a present value of future cost savings of $25.3 million The Walk Across Texas Program, a healthy lifestyle program, which included 4,185 adult walkers from 13 south region counties who walked 73,235 miles, resulted in an annual economic impact of $7.6 million and a present value of future cost savings of $55.6 million Supervised the Regional Program Manager for the food stamp nutrition education program and provided the leadership for the regional implementation of this grant program Responsible for teamwork and collaborative leadership together with the three (3) District Extension Administrators (DEAs) from Districts 9, 11, and 12 to meet the programming needs of the Extension educators working in these south region districts Took part in interviews and made recommendations to fill FCS county Extension educator positions and provided training and orientation to new hires * Provided written input on the 60 FCS county Extension educators' performance for the DEAs in preparation for the annual performance appraisal conferences Served as the communication link between the State FCS Program Specialists and the FCS county Extension educators by coordinating subject matter and program evaluation training based on regional or county needs Participated in statewide recruitment by interviewing college students at assigned universities to fill FCS positions Coastal Bend District (11) Extension Director - Family & Consumer Sciences Recruited, trained and supervised 23 FCS county Extension educators to work in the 17-county District 11 -These county Extension agents' programmatic scope included Family & Consumer Sciences, Food Stamp Nutrition Education Program, Expanded Nutrition Program, 4-H & Youth Development, and Community Development Collaborated with District Extension Director for Agriculture to provide team leadership and training to the District 11 county Extension educators for Agriculture and FCS - District training was provided on fiscal accountability, Extension policies, and new technology Communicated with County Judges and Commissioners Courts to get final approval of newly hired FCS county Extension agents and provided information to the Court on programming successes in their counties (FCS and Agriculture county positions are funded with county and state funds in Texas) Marketed FCS program successes to State Legislators, County Judges and Commissioners' Courts and key stakeholders during FCS program marketing events Supervised the District Program Manager for the Food Stamp Nutrition Education Program for District 11 and conducted quarterly training for county Extension educators and monitored county grant goals Supervised the Extension Agent for the Expanded Nutrition Program with responsibility for recruiting, supervising and training ENP nutrition assistants in Nueces County.
Extension Agent September 1996 to May 2001Texas AgriLIFE Extension Service － Corpus Christi, TX
Expanded Nutrition Program (ENP) Supervised and trained a staff of 24 nutrition education assistants responsible for conducting outreach nutrition education for adult and youth groups of limited resources Trained volunteer leaders to prepare them to teach nutrition to youth groups of limited resources and held summer one-week nutrition camps for youth throughout the county Faced challenges regarding personnel issues by confronting problems promptly, analyzing the situation carefully and following Extension policies on progressive discipline - Coached employees to improve performance Established broad-based community support for the Expanded Nutrition Program by partnering with a minimum of 50 community agencies annually Made nutrition education presentations to promote ENP services to community groups and organizations via TV, radio, churches, committee work and on requested.
Administrative Assistant V - Development Services March 1986 to September 1996City of Corpus Christi － Corpus Christi, TX
Provided administrative support for the Community Development Block Grant program funds as allocated by the Mayor and City Council Supervised the Weed & Seed Program Coordinator, a $400,000 plus grant from the Department of Justice designed to weed out neighborhood violence/hazards and to seed in safe haven programs and rehabilitative service Responsible for Citizen Complaint Resolution Center, cutting response time from 21 to 7 (over 300%) working days; this was a top priority for the Mayor and Council Members (non-automated system) Researched, developed and administered the Employee Incentive and Recognition Program which provided cash awards for documented cost-saving suggestions and/or organizational improvements Recognized individual and work crew nominees selected on a quarterly basis for Incentive Recognition Awards Assisted Jobs Training Program Director in implementing over $10 million in jobs training grant funds from the Department of Labor and the Texas Department of Community Affairs Supervised (5) JTPA division heads responsible for planning, contracting, monitoring, in-take/counseling, and finance in the administration of grant funds.
Extension Agent March 1970 to June 1985Texas AgriLIFE Extension Service － Corpus Christi, TX
Expanded Nutrition Program (ENP).
Provided leadership for the initial implementation of the Expanded Nutrition Program in Nueces County establishing collaborative partnerships with community agencies, local elected officials and community leaders in Nueces county.
M.P.A : Public Administration, 1 2000Texas A&M UniversityPublic Administration
M.EdAdult Education Texas A & I University － Kingsville, TX
B.S : Home EconomicsTexas A & I University － Kingsville, TXHome Economics
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