AmeriCorps at The PENCIL Foundation - Career Specialist Resume Example

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Grayson Parker
XXX XXXXXXXX XXXXX, Nashville, TN 37217
Professional Summary

I am a service-oriented worker with a background in Youth Development and Education. My core competencies include Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, and Excel as well as excellent communication and time management skills. I can handle tasks with accuracy and efficiency. I am responsible, passionate and motivated, with a drive for youth to succeed in their futures, no matter their social economic status, race, gender, or culture.


  • Customer and Personal Service
  • English Language
  • Therapy and Counseling
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Education and Training
  • Speaking
  • Critical Thinking
  • Coordination
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Time Management
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Negotiation
  • Monitoring
  • Writing
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Learning Strategies
  • Communications and Media
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Science
  • Programming
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Building and Construction
  • Active Listening
  • Proficient in Evernote, GoAntiquing POS, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel 
  • Certified in CPR/First Aide (December 2013)
AmeriCorps at The PENCIL Foundation Nashville, TN Career Specialist Sep 2013Present
  • Ran after school program, PACE, with another AmeriCorps member (PENCIL Academic Career Enrichment)
  • Worked as a PENCIL Partner mentor to establish partnerships between Metro Nashville public schools and Nashville businesses 
  • Created and established lesson plans weekly incorporating careers and STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) 
  • Participated in monthly service projects with other AmeriCorps members and the community
  • Developed lesson plans that fit student's' aptitudes, education levels, physical abilities, and career goals.
  • Monitored and recorded student's progress to ensure that goals and objectives are met.
  • Collaborated with other teachers to discuss their options and goals so that programs and plans for accessing needed services can be developed.
  • Maintained close contact with teachers and staff members during job training and placements to resolve problems
  • Confered with other professionals to develop and implement helpful resources for students
  • Participated in job development trainings and workshops
  • Developed and maintained relationships with community referral sources, such as schools and community groups.
  • Collaborated with student's families to implement plans such as behavioral, residential, social, and employment goals.
  • In PACE, helped middle school students with:
  • Lifestyle     
  • Organizational skills
  •  Negotiations
  • Career-Based Learning
  • Character Development
  • Communications
  • Study Skills
  • Decision Making
  • Leadership Development
  • Team Building
  • STEM Career Exploration
  • Established partnerships with enrichment partners/guest speakers for PACE
Miss Lucille's Marketplace Clarksville, TN Sales Aug 2012Sep 2013
  • Consulted with department heads to plan advertising services and to secure information on equipment and customer specifications.
  • Resolved customer complaints regarding sales and service.
  • Coordinated activities involving sales of manufactured products, services, commodities, or other subjects of sale.
  • Participated in staffing, training, and performance evaluations to develop and control sales and service programs.
  • Determined price schedules and discount rates.
  • Advised dealers and distributors on policies and operating procedures to ensure functional effectiveness of business.
  • Computed sales prices, total purchases and receive and process cash or credit payment. 
  • Maintained knowledge of current sales and promotions, policies regarding payment and exchanges, and security practices. 
  • Watched for and recognize security risks and thefts, and know how to prevent or handle these situations. 
  • Opened and closed cash registers, performing tasks such as counting money, balancing cash drawers, and making deposits.
Liza Fourre/Director Art Workshops in Guatemala Santa Ana Indepedent Tutor Jun 2013Jul 2013
  • Assessed student's progress throughout tutoring sessions.
  • Collaborated with student and parent to determine student needs, develop tutoring plans, or assess student progress.
  • Communicated student's progress to student and parent in person
  • Developed teaching or training materials, such as handouts, study materials, or quizzes.
  • Identified, developed, or implemented intervention strategies, tutoring plans, or individualized education plans (IEPs) for student.
  • Organized tutoring environment to promote productivity and learning.
  • Prepared plans or learning modules for tutoring sessions according to student's needs and goals.
  • Provided feedback to student using positive reinforcement techniques to encourage, motivate, or build confidence in students.
  • Reviewed class material with student by discussing text, working solutions to problems, or reviewing worksheets or other assignments.
  • Teached student study skills, note-taking skills, and test-taking strategies.
  • Traveled to students' home to conduct tutoring sessions.
Hogar Santa Maria de Jesus in Guatemala Mazatenango Volunteer Dec 2010Jul 2013
  • Maintained knowledge of community services and resources in the area
  • Provided training to volunteers or staff on topics relating to human trafficking, neglect, or abuse
  • Created lessons or activities for girls attending the home for full engagement
  • Participated in service work such as landscaping, building, and installing a secure location for youth at the home
Ixchel Spanish School Antigua, Guatemala Spanish Jun 2013
Austin Peay State University Clarksville, TN Bachelor of Science: Special Education and Interdisiplinary Studies Dec 2012
Rossview High School Clarksville, TB High School Diploma Jun 2008
Community Service

Student Tutor, St. Bethelem Elementary School, 2009
Volunteer Worker, Spokane Indian Tribe, Washington State, 2011
Volunteer, Grace Community Church's Operation Serve Events, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
Volunteer at Moore Magnet Elementary School's STEM night, 2009
Volunteer builder for ONIL stove projects, La Toma, Guatemala, 2013
AmeriCorps service member, PENCIL Foundation/PACE Program, September 2013-present

Spanish-Elementary Level

Hawk Advertising Published Photographer, Rossview High School, 2008
Dean's List, Austin Peay State University, Fall 2008
Member of Alpha
Lambda Delta Honor Society, APSU, 2008
Certificate in ASL 1, APSU 2011

Employee of the Month, November 2013, PENCIL Foundation

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Career Specialist FROM Nashville , Tennessee RESUME

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School Attended
Ixchel Spanish School