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Professional Experience Manager

Location:
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Posted:
August 30, 2017

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James J. Lamb

**** ******** ****** ****: (412) ***-****

Pittsburgh, PA 15216 Cell: (412) ***-**** ac12xd@r.postjobfree.com

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Republic of Ireland, Department of Foreign Affairs

Honorary Consul to Western Pennsylvania 2011 - Present

Represent the people and the government of the Republic of Ireland in Western Pennsylvania

Facilitate commercial, cultural, government and other links between Ireland and Western Pennsylvania

Assist and advise local Irish diaspora with access to programs and services to enhance skills, learning, employment, business, trade, and investment, both in Ireland and in Western Pennsylvania

Advise local Irish and US citizens on ancestry, immigration, repatriation, and partnership

Ireland Institute of Pittsburgh

President 2006 - Present

Lead a Pittsburgh-based mission for peace, reconciliation, inclusion, diversity, and regeneration in Ireland.

Oversee the recruitment, screening, orientation, placement, cultural exchange, inclusion, personal development, and repatriation of 2500+ foreign exchange visitors to Pittsburgh

Develop a strategic plan to advance the institute's mission and objective.

Serve as Responsible Officer to three (3) US State Department visa programs.

Oversee operations to insure efficiency, quality, and cost-effective use of resources.

Review activity reports and financial statements in accordance with accepted standards.

Represent the institute at legislative sessions, committee meetings, and formal functions.

Promote the institute to local, regional, national, and international development agencies.

Present Institute reports at Board of Directors’ meetings.

Various other positions 1992-2005

Vice President Oversight of program development, management, external affairs

Director of Programs Administration of training and business consultancy

Director of Training Student recruitment, orientation, engagement and empowerment

Point Park University

Director of Cooperative Education 2016 - 2017

Establish paid, for-credit work placements in degree-related fields

Engage companies and other external partners to participate as host employers

Recruit students to participate in the program

Prepare students with career development strategies

Collaborate with faculty and staff to evaluate appropriate placements and student projects

Pittsburgh Mercy Behavioral Health

Mobile Therapist (Part-time) 2016 - 2017

Provide in-home therapy to socio-economically disadvantaged children with mental health diagnoses

Engage families in counseling and treatment

Monitor behavior at home, school, and in the community

Execute a treatment plan established by psychology services

Previous Engagements

Try-Again Homes Incorporated

Director of In-home Counseling (under contract with Washington County Children and Youth Services)

Director, Foster Care Services (under contract with Children and Youth Services of Washington, Fayette, and Beaver Counties)

Senior In-home Counselor

Goodwill Industries

Transitional Employment Coordinator (under contract with PA Office of Vocational Rehabilitation)

Northern Area Multi-Service Center

Resident Advisor (under contract with Allegheny County MH/MR)

Harmarville Rehabilitation Center (Intern)

EDUCATION

Duquesne University MS Ed., Counseling

The Pennsylvania State University BS, Rehabilitation Education

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Conway Mill Trust – Board Member

Greater Pittsburgh Honorary Consular Association

Various past board memberships and voluntary positions (Youth Coach, Borough Commission, Community Food Bank and Social Services Agency, University Advisory Board, Church Volunteer)



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