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Forward thinking change agent with more than 15 years’ hands-on experience developing strategic plans to drive community-based initiatives and link underprivileged and underrepresented populations with accessible resources to advance personal development, education, and community leadership. Expertise in networking and establishing relationships between organizations and communities, community resources, and political leaders. Seeking to leverage diverse background and experience to take next career step with a well-respected organization that rewards hard work, talent, and proven track record of success.
Program Development and Management Political Networking Relationship Building Training and Development Community Advocacy Strategic Planning
Relevant Professional Experience
Workforce Developer January 2013 to Current Evelyn K. Davis Center for Working Families Des Moines, IA Assist members of the community to gain access to employment resources in-house and within the community. Partner with community based organizations to provide education and skill development to adults at center to maximize employment opportunities. Establish and maintain activities to develop, locate, and secure job openings for individuals in public and private sectors. Initiate and sustain ongoing personal contacts with various business and industry representatives as well as job placement and training agencies to promote programs for participant placement. Evaluate program participant competencies, provide job counseling, and match job skills with applicant qualifications. Foster relationships with community based organizations and employers, including US Senators and Congress members. Commissioner on Status of African Americans December 2009 to Current Iowa Department of Human Rights Des Moines, IA Research, analyze, and compile data and communications to facilitate decision-making among community leaders, public/private agencies, and profit/non-profit organizations. Evaluate and recommend programs, services, policies, and administrative protocols to improve quality of life for African American population throughout Iowa; advocate for positive changes in policy, practices, and programs affecting African American Iowans. Cultivate relationships with organizations and individuals to optimize professional network. Adjunct Professor August 2012 to April 2014 Hawkeye Community College Waterloo, IA Spearheaded group instruction on various courses, including Criminal Justice, Public Administration, and Politics and Policy. Developed syllabi and created course materials; selected and compiled exams, assignments, and discussion exercises to measure performance relative to learning objectives.