October 20th, 2020 Teach For America Denver, CO RE: Manager, Early Childhood Initiative Dear Hiring Manager, As an experienced Manager/Director, the role as Manager, Early Childhood Initiative sparked my interest. When reviewing the position requirements on your website, I was excited to find that my qualifications and personal strengths align with your needs and mission for your organization. I bring a comprehensive set of skills that I believe will be valuable. In my Kids Ministry Director role, I honed my abilities in recruiting and retaining over 115 volunteers to teach, lead, and serve in our Kids Ministry department. I Mentored, trained and coached every teacher in each department. My experience working in a nonprofit for the last 5 years afforded me point person for all early childhood educational curriculum and Elementary curriculum implementation to provide an excellent learning environment for kid's birth-5th grade. With my creative and innovative mindset, I have been the project manager for family events, campaigned for local partners, collaborated with staff to compile research on family resources. I implemented “Circle of Friends” special needs program for kids at our Longmont Campus. Led trainings for staff and volunteers for meeting the needs of kids that have experienced trauma. I am excited to contribute my talents and proficiency in coaching, mentoring and training while using my interpersonal-people centric nature. I have a passion to assist all children to have the opportunity to attain an excellent education. As an engaging communicator with a proven track record in building relationships with staff members, kids, parents, volunteers, teachers and local partners, my focus on building strong professional relationships has been a beneficial asset throughout my career. Please review my enclosed resume and letter of references for a more in-depth illustration of my work history and accomplishments. I would appreciate the opportunity to interview at your earliest convenience. I'm eager to discuss how my personality and background fit the Manager, Early Childhood Initiative role. Thank you for your time and consideration of my candidacy. Professional Summary Dedicated, hard working, positive, optimistic Manager/Director, with over ten years experience in working effectively in a team environment. Five years experience as a Kids Ministry Director. Enjoys working with people, especially kids and parents. Enthusiastic about building strong community and relationships. Highly motivated, ability to multitask and work in fast pace environments. Knowledgeable in early childhood education methods and implementation in childcare settings. Eager to learn new materials, skills and ways to improve. Member of La Raza Student organization
Received Diversity Grant To Whom It May Concern, As Family Ministry Director of Flatirons Community Church, I am writing to grant my full recommendation of Crystal Yepez. Crystal has served under my leadership for five years. Initially serving our church in a volunteer capacity, she was faithful, committed, and dedicated to her work with our elementary students in Flatirons Kids Ministry. She was an engaging leader with staff, kids, and other volunteers in our ministry. Personally, I always looked forward to connecting with Crystal as I found her to be authentic, fun, and life-giving. As my position shifted into ministry leadership, I pursued Crystal for a part-time paid position on my team launching a church campus in the Denver-metro area. Albeit ‘part-time,' Crystal single-handedly launched a segment of kids ministry for our campus, ages birth to three years. She was organizationally responsible for communication, building teams of volunteers, and overseeing supply acquisition for kids ministry. Due to her impeccable work ethic and organization, she was recruited from my team to bigger roles with greater accountability and responsibility, continually moving “up the ladder” in kids ministry at Flatirons. Her most recent position at Flatirons was under my leadership as a full-time paid position as
Leadership and management skills,
Excellent communication skills (written and oral) and interpersonal skills
Office Ally program, Microsoft Word, MS Office, Power Point, Excel
Administrative, maintaining budget, data entry
Insurance processing, medical billing
Volunteer Recruitment and retention
Project organization and management
Event planning and execution
Administrative, Relationship building
Excellent communication, Telephone
Interpersonal skills, Written
Kids Ministry Director, 08/2015 to 09/2020 Flatirons Community Church – Longmont, CO
Hired, mentored and supervised instructors and volunteer staff to carry out program goals.
Assist new families with registration.
Managed a team of 3 staff members.
Delegated tasks and job duties to teammates, and volunteers on a weekly basis.
Assisted families with benevolence applications.
Work closely with local partners, America's Kids Belong, Veterans Community Project, and Our Center.
Liaison, between local partners, community leaders and businesses.
Attended trainings to equip myself, my volunteer team and staff on how to better serve kids who have experienced trauma.
Led trainings for staff and volunteers.
Organized team service days with local partners to serve in our community.
Mentor interns that join our Kids Ministry team.
Maintained Kids Ministry yearly budget.
Adapted classroom plans to support needs of children with special learning requirements.
Kept program children safe and secure at all times with proactive monitoring strategies.
Resolved conflicts and negotiated mutually beneficial agreements between volunteers.
Developed team communications and information for volunteer and staff meetings.
Monitored social media and online sources for industry trends and to maintain communication with volunteers.
Joined diversity and inclusiveness discussion groups with lead team, staff and volunteers in in hopes to educate and train staff and volunteers to create in roads for more diverse workforce and attendance of our church community.
Relationship building and collaboration at all levels of organization to sustain volunteer and staff engagement.
Office Manager, 06/2005 to 10/2016 Boulder Sport and Spine – Boulder, CO
Oversee receptionist area including greeting visitors and responding to telephone and in person requests for information.
Maintain Doctor's schedule.
Monitor and supervise administrative functions.
Processed medical billing, Medicare and auto claims.
Processed daily sheets, accounting and monthly reports for practice.
Maintained computer and physical filing systems.
Maintained office supplies inventory by checking stock and ordering new supplies as needed.
Letter of reference available.
Medical Assistant, 04/2002 to 06/2005 Centeno Schultz Clinic – Broomfield, CO
Maintained procedure schedule for Doctors in the office.
Processed insurance authorizations.
Assisted with administrative duties in front and back office tasks.
Conducted preliminary evaluations, including measuring weight, temperature and blood pressure, and documented results with accuracy.
Collaborated with medical and administrative personnel to maintain patient-focused, engaging and compassionate environment.
Bachelor of Arts: Human Performance and Wellness, 05/2000 Mesa State College
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Companies Worked For:
Flatirons Community Church
Boulder Sport and Spine
Centeno Schultz Clinic
Mesa State College
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Kids Ministry Director
Bachelor of Arts : Human Performance and Wellness , 05/2000
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