Experience Program Coordinator. Looking to relocate to Houston September 2020

WINGS for Kids, Atlanta, GA- Program Coordinator & Coach

July 2019- present

 

Program Implementation 

  • Maintain and cultivate the WINGS culture of learning, high expectations, focus, and fun
  • Build and maintain a program that is supportive, engaging, and educational
  • Ensure consistent delivery of WINGS curriculum, components, assessments and lead by example
  • Plan and lead the implementation of WINGS curriculum and scheduled activities
  • Plan and implement creative, fresh, fun, innovative, memorable experiences within the program

Staff Engagement & Development

  • Coach staff to support, engage, and teach students
  • Collaborate with program team members to provide ongoing training and development
  • Organize and lead all member meetings
  • Conduct performance check-ins; define goals, measure success, provide feedback for improvement, etc.
  • Provide transparent communication to staff and a culture of open communication
  • Foster trusting relationships with members; cultivating retention, loyalty, consistency, and reliability

 

Student Engagement & Development

  • Coach and mentor students to foster the growth of SE skills
  • Use student feedback to implement new ways to keep things fresh and fun
  • Utilize data to make decisions about student SE growth and areas of focus
  • Check-in with teachers to evaluate student behavior outside of WINGS
  • Model ways to improve student engagement and provide guidance to staff
  • Set the tone for the day by modeling positive interactions and leading impactful Community Unity
  • Utilize best practices for student learning and impact
  • Engage with empathy, cultural sensitivity, and developmentally appropriate practices

Stakeholder Relationships

  • Foster positive relationships between WINGS and parents, the school, community partners and outside organizations
  • Initiate meetings with Program Administrative Assistant and check-ins with school faculty, partners, and parents

City of Atlanta Department of Parks and Recreation,  Atlanta, GA - Youth Development Coordinator

February 2018- July 2019

 

  • Assist in the daily operation of the Recreation Center to establish safe and diversified programming (afterschool and summer camp)
  • Oversee afterschool and summer programming to meet the needs of the community
  • Work with vendors to ensure program goals are being met, monitor vendor staff attendance and report issues
  • Handle participant discipline issues
  • Oversee food service program, manage reporting documentation, serve meals and clean up if required
  • Ensure the Community Facility Manager and center staff is informed of afterschool program activities, procedures, and policies
  • Engage students in the absence of staff
  • Monitor after school classes and work with facility staff to ensure smooth transitions between activities
  • Complete iParcs entries and reports and provide attendance numbers and reports as needed
  • Identify/develop program activities for participants that align with the Centers of Hope program pillars.
  • Facilitate additional programs and activities as needed.

 

WINGS for Kids,  Atlanta, GA - Program Associate

January 2016 - February 2018

 

  • Lead activities in front of approximately 100+ kids during Community Unity.
  • Coordinate curriculum and schedule of activities.
  • Track performance efforts of mentors and review kid assessments.
  • Assist with prep work for daily activities (ordering supplies, space, lesson plan review).
  • Assist in coaching kids in Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) and ensuring the safety of all kids.
  • Assist with administrative tasks (data entry for grant reporting, schedule bus routes, prepare sign out sheets, prepare volunteer logs, complete supply requests).
  • Assist with annual training and recruitment efforts for part-time members.
  • Coordinate orientation sessions for visitors, media, and other interested parties.
  • Develop and maintain relationships among WINGS and parents, the school, community partners, and outside organizations.
  • Organize and lead program meetings (in coordination with the Program Director).
  • Coordinate community volunteers and student interns.
  • Communicate with the Chief Program Officer and other regional program members and staff

City of Atlanta, Department of Parks & Recreation, Atlanta, GA - Overnight Camp Activity Leader (Programs)

June 2017 - July 2017

 

  •  assist the Lake Allatoona CBF Activity Director in the supervision, planning, and implementation of specific activities at the Lake Allatoona Campsite Camp Best Friends Program
  • maintain direct communication with Camp Director & Activity Director
  • responsible for safety, effectiveness, and quality of programs
  • Technical instruction in outdoor activities, including but not limited to, kayaking, fishing, hiking, swimming, team building, environmental, nature, wildlife education, and other outdoor sports and activities
  •  Ensures the safety of all participants and groups
  • Assist Camp Director and Activities Director, to ensure that 4 activity leaders are executing program schedule for youth at the site
  • Develop and execute schedule of activities and staff rotations
  • Assist in gathering documents, equipment, and transportation related to program
  • Provide safety and pre-trip talks to participants before engaging in activity
  • Provide reports as needed on evaluations, performance, and recommendations
  • Maintain and keep all equipment organized
  • Compile supply request and turn into Activity Director for requisition 
  • Maintain documentation, health forms, injury reports, and disciplinary records
  • Communicate professionally with parents, staff, and participants

 

City of Atlanta, Department of Parks & Recreation, Atlanta,GA - Camp Best Friends Kitchen Assistant/Camp Counselor

June 2016 - July 2016

 

  • Supervise camp activities
  • Guide teenagers and children in camping, swimming, hiking and other outdoor pursuits
  • Plan and schedule group activities
  • Provide emotional support
  • Greet new campers and explain all the rules of the camp
  • Assist in food preparation
  • Serve campers meals throughout week at residential camp

Georgia State University Panther Dining, Atlanta, GA - Student Assistant

August 2012 - December 2015

 

  • Assist in food preparation
  • Food runner
  • Work in the dish room, washing dishes and sorting and replacing silverware and cooking utensils
  • Handle cash and credit transactions
  • Greet students as they enter and exit the facilities
  •  Work the concession stand at home basketball games.

City of Atlanta, Department of Parks & Recreation, Atlanta,GA - Camp Best Friends Camp Counselor

June 2015 - July 2015

  • Supervise camp activities
  • Develop recreational plans
  • Guide teenagers and children in camping, swimming, hiking and other outdoor pursuits
  • Plan and schedule group activities
  • Provide emotional support
  • Greet new campers and explain all the rules of the camp

Wings for Kids, Atlanta,GA - WINGS Leader

August 2014 - May 2015

  • Serve as a mentor to elementary school students in the program
  • Coach the kids on the Social and Emotional Learning curriculum
  • Manage behavior through evidence-based techniques
  • Lead and engage the kids in academic time, hands-on experiential projects, community service acts, and other age appropriate activities/discussions.

New Georgia Project, Atlanta,GA - Canvasser

June 2014 - August 2014

  • Advocate new voter registration
  • Canvass neighborhoods and local hot spots to try to get people registered to vote
  • Update current voter registration holder's information

Bojangles, College Park,GA - Cashier

May 2013 - August 2013

  • handle cash and card transactions
  • assist in food preparation
  • work in the drive-thru window
  • maintain cleanliness in dining room, kitchen area, and bathrooms

Community Development Department, Union CIty,GA - Intern

June 2010 - August 2010

  • provide information to the general public on Planning, Zoning, Housing, and Redevelopment Programs 
  • review and issue building permits
  • archive business plans and file occupational tax permits
Last Resume Update March 14, 2020
Address Union City, GA
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