Dynamic Career Development Manager/Administrator with demonstrated capabilities in Human Resources, Sociology, Career and Mental Health Counseling, Adolescent Behavior, and Organizational Budgeting. Committed to organizational success through Resiliency and Rational Emotional Behavior Therapy and Training.
Managing Academic and Career Technical classrooms for diverse populations
Expertise in Management, Administration, Sociology, Human Resources and Adolescent Behavior
Manage Diverse classroom settings to ensure appropriate learning/teaching atmosphere
Provided strong lines of communication for developing staff and trainees
Director, Career Development Department, 11/2010 to 03/2013 Fred G. Acosta Job Corps – Tucson
Responsible for the management, supervision and delivery of the Career Development Service Program in Academic Education, Career Technical Training, Off Center/Work Based Learning and coordination of services with SIATech High School.
Ensures Career Development Department is meeting the initial needs of the trainees and providing quality services as established in accordance will contract, DOL Policy and Regulation Handbook, and ResCare requirements.
Created an environment where positive employment behaviors are the standard.
Monitored budgets and spending plans.
Prepared, reviewed, and submitted reports and records validated departmental goals were met.
Successfully improved student participation in the classroom through integration of creative role-playing exercises.
Career Preparation Supervisor, 09/2002 to 10/2010 Fred G. Acosta Job Corps – Tucson, AZ
Career Preparation Period Supervisor-Fred G.
Acosta Job Corps, Tucson, Arizona Provides guidance and support to the CPP department ensuring DOL Policy and Regulation Handbook requirements are being met.
Ensure CPP staffs are meeting the needs of trainees while creating an atmosphere of good communication and trust.
Ensure that CPP staffs are conducting ongoing assessments.
Ensures that trainees with disabilities are being referred to the Disability Coordinator for reasonable accommodations.
Holds CPP staff responsible for attending all training sessions and maintaining required certifications.
Prepare annual budget for CPP operations.
Provided guidance and responded to inquiries regarding policies, procedures, and programs.
Counselor/Case Manager, 04/1999 to 09/2002 Fred G, Acosta Job Corps – Tucson, Arizona
Provided mental health, educational, and career counseling to 60+ trainees assigned to specific vocational areas of training.
Conducted mental health therapy session as needed with trainees to resolve crisis and employability issues.
Conducted weekly Social Skills and employability training sessions.
Conducted weekly performance evaluations as chairman of a 5 person Case Management Team.
Maintained all administrative records and documents required for review and validation.
Veteran Affairs Representative, 08/1997 to 04/1999 Chapman University – Tucson, AZ.
Tucson, Arizona Provided educational and career counseling to active and retired Armed Forces personnel.
Performed the duties and responsibilities of Teacher-Assistant for various Master level courses at Chapman University.
Performed 7 months as school counselor intern facilitating group sessions and other related administrative tasks for Project Include at Amphitheater Middle School through Our Town.
Warehouse Foreman & Human Resources Instructor, 01/1994 to 08/1997 Army & Air Force Exchange System, Fort Riley, Ka – Tucson, AZ.
Performed warehouse manager's duties for AAFES in a retail store serving over 15,000 personnel and families.
Co-instructed newly hired personnel for AAFES on "The Art of Customer Service" and "Multicultural Diversity" in the retail environment.
Personnel & Human Resources Manager/Advisor, 01/1972 to 01/1994 United States Army
Performed duties and responsibilities as Personnel and Human Resources Manager/Advisor for 8 military commands in 6 countries.
Provided career counseling; performed administrative evaluations and Quality Control inspections.
Served on Amer-Asian Adoption Board in Seoul, Korea.
Served as a Drug Education Counselor; a Bi-Racial Marriage Advisor, a Racially Mixed Children Advisor, and a Pre-Marital Advisor for culturally diverse couples in Hawaii.
Served as US Army Liaison to the US Navy & US Marine Corps at Treasure Island, CA.
Master of Arts: Counseling, 1998 Chapman University - Tucson, Arizona
Bachelor of Science: Business Management, May 1997 Upper Iowa University - Fort Riley, Kansas
Bachelor of Arts: Human Resources, May 1996 Upper Iowa University - Fort Riley, Kansas
Experienced in academic & career counseling, personnel management and human resources issues.
Skilled in a variety of instructional and counseling computer programs and applications.
Twenty-two years of supervisory experience in development, quality assurance, payroll, customer relations, equal opportunity issues, training, and general operations.
Skilled in a variety of instructional and counseling computer programs.
Experienced in training the social and business imperatives of Multiculturalism to a diverse group of trainees.
Experienced working and training a diverse cultural group of people.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.