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solutions-focused government leader eager to contribute conflict resolution, interpersonal relation and peace keeping skills toward actively supporting a progressive international organization in optimizing performance.
ø offer extensive academic and professional experience in foreign policy and international relations, with comprehensive management background.
ø effectively define, develop and implement targeted action plans to maximize operational productivity and efficiency.
ø exceptional ability to research and evaluate laws and regulations and use findings toward designing and executing innovative strategies to support organizational goals.
ø dynamic communication, presentation, relationship building and problem-solving abilities.
ø fluent in french & english.
ø appointed congressional black caucus fellow at washington, dc in 2006.
ø chosen as rotary international world peace fellow at united kingdom in 2005.
ø selected rotary international ambassadorial scholar at belgium in 2004.
ø reached established funding goals at junior achievement by designing and implementing effective fundraising campaigns, integral to supporting enterprise-wide operations.
ø successfully lobbied federal government officials on head start public policy initiatives; maintained up to date on current federal issues in order to define agency advocacy and public policy position.
president/chief executive officer, junior achievement of sacramento inc. xxxx-present
contribute dynamic leadership skills in managing 3 staff members, 400 volunteers and 10,000 students, with full accountability for serving as the area representative before governmental, political communities, civic and industry groups.
conduct comprehensive analysis of financial data to cost-effectively allocate and manage $500k annual budget.
collaborate with board of directors in developing policy, with strong focus on optimizing productivity and efficiency.
strategically expand volunteer base and increase funding by preparing and executing public awareness plans.
innovatively launch targeted marketing and promotional strategies and coordinate all aspects of large-scale events including media, public relations and ticket sales.
congressional aide, congressional black caucus foundation inc. - washington, dc 2006-2007
proficiently researched and analyzed legislation to prepare policy briefs, fact sheets and policy-related publications on international affairs and foreign operations including: peace plans and initiatives in darfur sudan, trafficking in persons, us aid and democracy and transformational diplomacy.
applied international law knowledge and experience toward drafting legislative talking points and policy statements and responding to constituent questions.
coordinated meetings and collaborated with groups and lobbying organizations to discuss and analyze diverse foreign policy issues.
acquired extensive knowledge of legislative concepts and procedures, congress, appropriations committee and foreign operations sub-committees.
effectively coordinated capitol hill forums on human trafficking, modern day slavery and human rights law.
project officer/intern, caribbean community secretariat (caricom) - georgetown, guyana 2006
exhibited advanced communication skills in writing letters of protocol regarding diplomatic matters to consular offices, ambassadors, and high commissioners on behalf of secretariat.
demonstrated sharp analytical abilities in researching and writing position papers on areas of economic integration, haiti in the caricom, democracy and governance; caricom political relations with foreign states and capacity building in developing states.
relied upon to provide research support to the caricom directorate of foreign and community relations.
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research analyst, africa tomorrow-ngo - geneva, switzerland 2004-2005
proactively identified and recommended strategic plans to mitigate risks for ngo s and faith based organizations.
illustrated detail orientation and multitasking skills in effectively preparing conflict analysis and risk assessment reports on political stability, cultural and social factors that impacted economic development and entrepreneurship.
planned, coordinated and facilitated civil society groups participating in democracy, capacity and peace building through the utilization of traditional african values.
supported senior management in all aspects of program development on governance and conflict resolution methodologies and implementation, applying academic and professional knowledge and experience.
program manager, head start child development council, inc. - stockton, ca 2000-2004
led, mentored and motivated 100 staff, playing an instrumental role in developing top performing team members.
contributed advanced communication and problem solving abilities toward successfully negotiating contracts for services, space and goods; effectively mediated a wide variety of conflicts.
steered grant analysis and writing, conducted community needs assessments and evaluated program outcomes, integral to achieving organizational goals and timelines.
strategically managed and controlled labor relations by negotiating union contracts and settling discipline issues.
contract manager, san joaquin county human services agency - stockton, ca 1999-2000
spearheaded the san joaquin county welfare to work service contracts; coordinated federal regulations governing welfare to work (cal works) standards with county departments including county counsel.
proficiently prepared request for proposals, identified/evaluated potential agencies to conduct business with county and negotiated and administered contracts, demonstrating exceptional organizational and analytical abilities in supporting the community.
legislative aide, wisconsin legislature - madison, wi
master s degree, conflict resolution - university of bradford (united kingdom), 2006; dissertation: democracy, development and regional integration of small states: the case of the caribbean community
master s degree, peace studies - katholiek universiteit (leuven, belgium), 2005; thesis: democracy, ethnicity, class and conflict: how democracy has failed as an instrument of conflict resolution in haiti
master s degree, public administration - california state university, dominguez hills (carson, ca), 2005; dissertation: project head start: the eight week summer project
bachelor of arts, political science - lincoln university (pennsylvania), 1986
certificate, political leadership - yale university (new haven, ct), 2007
microsoft access, excel, project, power point, word, and head start information systems (hisfis)
caribbean connect: caribbean single market and economy conference (bridgetown, barbados), 2006
global leaders conference - americans for informed democracy (madrid, spain), 2006
beyond the year of africa conference: partnerships for peace and development in africa - the international community and african agencies, university of bradford (bradford, england), 2006
all africa day conference - oxford university (oxford, england), 2006
rotary international foundation; leadership turlock; emerge california; league of women voters
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dear ms. falloux:
i am currently exploring new opportunities, and am interested in joining your team. to acquaint you with my qualifications, i m submitting my resume for your review. in advance, thank you for your time and consideration.
from supporting high performance teams and proactively supporting human rights issues to attending senate hearings to raise awareness and supporting sri processes and procedures, i have continually excelled in maximizing performance as a dynamic team member. i excel in identifying and resolving inefficiencies, introducing solutions instrumental to boosting performance and strategically utilizing resources to generate optimal results. as illustrated by my career background, i have continually supported non-profit and government organizations in ensuring the protection of cultural, economic and social rights, applying my fluent english and french language skills. to complement my experience, i offer a master s degree in peace studies, a master s degree in conflict resolution and a master s degree in public administration.
as a member of your team, i will consistently exhibit a strong commitment to quality and a dedication to playing a large role in achieving and surpassing goals. i am eager to meet with you to discuss how my qualifications support your current and prospective needs, and welcome the opportunity to interview at your earliest convenience.
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