Service-oriented former Community Center Director, having fifteen (15) years of
background experience in Management and Administration. Motivated leader with
competencies in team building, event planning and execution; as well as, having
excellent communication skills. Additionally, handles tasks with accuracy and
Communications and Media
Administration and Management
Coordination and Team Building
Judgment and Decision Making
Speaking and Writing
Assisted in coordinating the Charles R. Kelly Community Center (Formerly the Delmont Service Center) Meet Your Neighbor Day Event in the North Baton Rouge area.
Coordinated the opening of the first medical clinic at the Charles R. Kelly Community Center (Formerly Delmont Service Center).
Implemented the community center's first local high school African American Heritage Quiz Bowl.
Collaborated with other community center directors to host an annual middle school Mayoral Spelling Bee.
Worked with the City-Parish Finance Department to reduce community center expenses and implemented fundraising efforts to move the operating budget from "Red" to "Black".
Implemented the community center's first summer camp for children ages 6 to 11.
Formed partnerships with Cox Communications and Coca-Cola to install the first Digital Messaging Sign for a City-Parish community center. This, in an effort to promote center activities, and events within the area.
Implemented the Senior Wellness Enrichment and EnhancementProgram. (S.W.E.E.P.)
Coordinated and formed partnerships to host the community center's first annual "Spring into Health" Fair and Forum.
Assisted in coordinating and implementing the Rededication of the Charles R. Kelly Community Center.
COMMUNITY CENTER MANAGER07/2001 to 04/2017CITY OF BATON ROUGE/CHARLES R. KELLY COMMUNITY CENTERBaton Rouge, LA
Made decisions concerning daily operation of the Charles R. Kelly Community
Managed staff of four (4) employees and occasionally additional personnel.
Worked closely and motivated a team of employees in an effort to provide
daily operation of the Charles R. Kelly
Managed projects or contributed to committee or teamwork.
Worked closely with senior citizen programs and activities.
Coordinated meetings, activities and/or special events.
Reviewed work done by
others and recommended revisions if necessary.
Initiated and implemented new programs, reviewed and fostered some of the
Composed letters, and press releases to promote community center activities and events.
Worked closely with numerous City-Parish Departments; such as, Department
of Public Works, Finance, Parish Attorney's Office, Human Resources,
Purchasing, Risk Management, and Training.
Worked closely with the Public Information and Information Services Departments to market, and promote community center programs, events and activities.
Composed, and responded to email messages.
Attended Mandatory City-Parish meetings, some of which were community
Prepared and submitted yearly budget under general City-Parish guidelines.
Performed payroll functions, such as maintained timekeeping information
and submitted payroll to the appropriate personnel.
Used computers for various applications which included basic Microsoft
Word, some Excel and PowerPoint.
Served as back-up to answer telephones and provided information to callers, took messages, and
transferred calls to appropriate personnel. Greeted clients and visitors and if necessary, directed them to the appropriate personnel.
Operated office equipment; such as, fax machines, copiers, or phone systems and
arranged for repairs when equipment malfunctioned.
Learned to operate new office technologies as they were developed and
implemented; which included: telephone voice messaging, security cameras
and digital messaging display systems.
Composed, typed correspondence, reports, and distributed meeting notes.
Conducted staff meetings in which meeting agendas were prepared.
Completed certain forms in accordance with City-Parish procedures.
Served as back-up supervisor for additional senior citizen clerical support,
and volunteers; some of which included students.
Served as back-up to collect and/or deposit money into accounts.
Served as back-up to prepare Payment Vouchers for vendors and/or contract
Occasionally, prepared event materials, such as flyers.
Occasionally, mailed letters, promotional material, or other information.
Conducted Internet searches to research information and/or implement program ideas and events.
Maintained and fostered relationships with tenants.
Performed additional duties as necessary.
CLERICAL SPECIALIST07/1999 to 07/2001DEPARTMENT OF REVENUEBaton Rouge, LA
Assisted Administrative Specialist with daily duties and responsibilities of
the Information Services Division.
Answered telephone calls, took messages and directed calls to appropriate personnel.
Greeted incoming visitors to the Information Services Division and directed to the appropriate
Processed payroll information.
Opened, sorted, and distributed incoming correspondence.
Performed additional office duties, such as ordering supplies, and filing.
Collaborated and worked with numerous
departments within the Department of Revenue.
DATA ENTRY CLERK01/1998 to 06/1999DEPARTMENT OF REVENUEBaton Rouge, LA
Verified Louisiana State Income Tax Returns by checking
the hard copy along with the computer generated copy.
Entered Louisiana Sate Income Tax Return information into
the computer system.
Completed and filed numerous batches of State Income Tax Returns for additional review
TELEMARKETER08/1997 to 11/1997UC LENDINGBaton Rouge, LA
Made contacts to businesses or private individuals by telephone in order to
Delivered prepared sales talks, reading from scripts that described products
and/or services, in order to persuade potential customers to purchase a
product or service.
Explained products or services and prices, and answered questions from
Obtained customer information such as; name, address, and payment method,
and entered orders into the computer system.
Recorded names, addresses, purchases, and reactions of prospects contacted.
TRAFFIC ANNOUNCER08/1995 to 08/1997CITY-WIDE COMMUNICATIONSBaton Rouge, LA
Provided on-air traffic updates to three (3) radio stations; KQXL (Q106 FM), WEMX (MAX 94.1 FM), and WXOK (1460 AM) during the morning and afternoon drive times.
Operated the audio board for the "Business Talk" radio program.
Served as on-air personality for KQXL (Q106 FM) immediately following the "Business Talk" radio program.
Worked on-air remotes at different business locations throughout the City of Baton Rouge.
Drove the radio station van to on-air remote locations.
Worked closely with the "Question of the Day" radio station talk show host by booking, and scheduling show guests.
TRAFFIC OPERATOR02/1994 to 08/1995WVLA CHANNEL 33Baton Rouge, LA
Input commercial data spots into the computer system to air within local television
Reviewed, discarded, and/or replaced commercial spots from the television
station control room.
Re-entered data into the computer system for commercial spots that were
preempted due to television network changes.
Served as back-up relief for the front desk receptionist.
Directed all clients and visitors to the appropriate personnel.
Operated a multi-functional telephone switchboard.
Occasionally, worked with the production staff by operating equipment for
the AM Sunday television program.
Occasionally, served as the television station back-up "Runner" to pick up and
deliver mail and packages.
FIELD REPORTERWVLA CHANNEL 33Baton Rouge, LA
Worked as a field reporter on several "Cross Roads" Public Affairs programs.
Traveled with videographer to different locations to gather information and
video footage for news interest stories.