Recreation & Program Specialist I have ample experience with the processes of local government, community & public relations, and human resources. I have the ability to train and supervise the work of others and establish employee performance standards for employees. I have considerable knowledge of principles and practices of personnel administration, effective oral and written communication skills, and excellent interpersonal skills. I possess comprehensive knowledge of the development, programming and the implementation of educational & recreational programs for children. possess the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other government agencies, staff, participants, parents, volunteers, and the general public. Core Competencies: Provided advice and assistance to supervisors and staff. This included providing information on training needs and opportunities, job descriptions, performance reviews. Coordinate staff recruitment and selection process in order to ensure a timely organized and comprehensive procedure is used to hire staff. Experienced in communicating ideas effectively both written and orally to staff, program participants and their families. Skilled in working independently with minimal supervision and with high professional attitude. Ability to set priorities and work effectively in a fast-paced environment.
Recreation, Children Program Specialist January 2007 to CurrentCounty of Loudoun - Parks, Recreation and Community Services
Loudoun County has more than 310,000 people.
Loudoun County is a dynamic county located just 25 miles from Washington, D.C.
The home of Dulles International Airport, Loudoun has established a reputation as an international center for technology, communications and transportation.
Administered various human resources plans and procedures for Loudoun County personnel; assisted in the development and implementation of personnel policies and procedures; prepared and maintained employee handbook and policies and procedures manual.
Developed department goals, objectives and performance plans for staff.
Monitored performance evaluation program and revised plans as necessary.
Developed school-age childcare programs for elementary school age youth.
Ensure that program, activities and processes support and help to accomplish the County of Loudoun CASA program goals and are consistent with the CASA vision, mission and values.
Supervised evaluated and trained assigned staff; coordinated assigned activities with other departments and divisions, public Schools, and the general public.
Managed staff, programs, budget, facilities and programs of the Recreation Department.
Responsible for management of all recreation division programs, goals and objectives, policies and procedures.
Developed, administered and evaluated recreational programs for community participation; Identified opportunities for improving service delivery methods and procedures Developed and reviewed the work plan for recreation staff; assigned work activities, projects, and programs; monitored work flow; reviewed and evaluated work of staff.
Met with staff to identify and resolve problems.
Developed and administered the program's annual budget; forecasted funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies; monitors and approves expenditures; recommends adjustments as necessary.
Recreation Supervisor January 2005 to January 2007After School
Planned and implemented educational/recreational programs activities that were age and developmentally appropriate while organizing activities for school aged children.
Established subordinate employees performance standards, evaluate and provide counsel of work performance for 2 staff.
Lead Teacher January 1996 to January 2005Kindercare Learning Center
Planned and implemented activities that promoted the social, physical, and intellectual growth of children.
Responsible for the care, hygiene, learning, and developmental activities, specialized programs, and redirection of children.
Communicated directly with parents.
Maintains classroom records, cleanliness, and orderliness.
Managed 2 staff.
Provided full summer schedules, special events, field trips and family events for program.
Associate of Applied Science Degree : 5 2014Northern Virginia Community College
Early Childhood Development - School-Age Child Specialization
Staff Management CPR & First Aid Certified Inventory Management Teambuilding & Current TB Certification Manage Yearly Budget
Budget, C, CPR, Customer Service Training, delivery, special events, First Aid, funds, human resources, Inventory Management, Teambuilding, materials, monitors, organizing, personnel, Policies, processes, Scheduling, Staff Development, Staff Management, staffing, Supervision, transportation, vision