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Administrative Assistant State University

Charleston, West Virginia, United States
February 24, 2018

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Danita R. Allen 304-***-****


Case Management

Right at Home // Aug '12 - May '13

Ensure care takers are providing services as outlined by the agency; Ensuring quality care, meals, grocery and prescription needs are met, hygiene, companionship, assistance in bathing or grooming as needed, and other areas on as needed basis; Documentation with regard to punctuality, scheduling, transportation, and other areas per case; Mandated reporting of neglect or abuse by any care giver or suspected family member; Incident reports used for different situations; all employees are required for client injury, emergency, abuse/neglect situations, refusals for hygiene, lack of groceries and/or not eating nutritionally, etc.

Excel Instructor

Workforce West Virginia // May '05 - Dec '05

Temporary Subsidized Program Instruct participants regarding computer knowledge and training; Instruct Modules for combining family with work; Assist in their efforts for job search & various job search engines; Open discussions relevant to the entire job search procedure.

Contribution Accounting // Assist by phone

West Virginia Bureau of Employment Programs // Dec '01 - Feb '05

Process employer's applications for business to determine liability; Assist by phone or in person employer's with the establishment of an account for their business(es) or different types of accounts appropriate for the many different types of businesses and/or entities; Preparation of quarterly taxes for employers and the processing of same; Personnel Specialist and Administrative Assistant to Deputy Commissioner.

Personnel Specialist

West Virginia Department Of Transportation // May '01 - Nov '01

Preparation of the Statewide Vacancy Report for the Department of Transportation; Process the Hourly Temporary Upgrade Program for t he Division of Highways; Responsible for ordering registers for the Department of Transportation; Correspondence for and with Commissioner and Assistant Commissioner regarding employment opportunities; Composition of job announcements, informational pamphlets, and reports; Correspondence for Commissioner and Deputy Commissioner Organization and management of files, construction plans for highways, and their connecting roads for schools, malls, and other large facilities.

Day Manager @ Laury's Restaurant

November 2000 thru May 2001

Interviewing perspective employees, assistance in training, inventory, wine inventory,

orders for wine & foods from US Foods, checking out wait staff each day, schedules,

banking deposits & transactions as needed.

Back up & assistance with wait staff during extremely busy lunches.

Human Resources Coordinator

Multi-Cap, Inc. // Aug '99 - May '01

Recruit participants and work sites for project in seven county area; Management and supervision of workers and staff; Evaluations and reports required; Permanent placement for participants after completion of twelve week program

* Academic Program Assistant

West Virginia State University // Jul '97 - Mar '97

Dr. John Fuller -- Assist Dean of Academic Affairs & Dean of Certification, Collaborative& Associate Degrees; Provide administrative support for faculty in Allied Health, Business, English, & Math; Preparation of exams, correspondence, receive sales representatives for reviewing of books for possible texts required for a class relevant to the material; Responsibility of minutes for Academic Policy Committee, summarization, and distribution of same for accreditation purposes.

Director of Mentoring Program

Multi-Cap, Inc. // Jun '94 - Jul '96

Charleston, WV June 1994 to July 1996 All responsibilities involving mentoring program; Recruitment of mentors from various private, non-profit, and government agencies; Development, implementation and administration of program; Monitoring of program, mentors, staff, and students on daily basis.

Photographer/Photojournalist Pro Digital Photography

Aug '78 - May '13

August 1978 to Present (part-time) July 2005 to present (full-time)

Imagination, vision of end result, & creativity and knowledge of light & time of day for the ultimate result is of immense significance; Attention to detail & the effect desired by my clientele are additional factors; Experience with graphic design, marketing/advertising; Proficient with software of many types & equally proficient with computers; Experience with applications and knowledge required for editing images; Recognizing a potentially awesome photo & act quickly to capture it; Dangerous work surroundings, accidents, natural disasters, special events, & locations for extreme sport shoots;

Legal Secretary

Michael C. Allen/John Cates/Jimmy Samford

Feb ’78 - Apr ’89

Legal secretaries prepare documents, including legal briefs, court subpoenas, pleadings, and other office-related letters. They also organize and maintain all legal files kept on-site and electronic-filing databases. Often providing lawyers with direct assistance, such as helping with research for cases, gathering necessary documents for trials and submitting paperwork to courthouses. Other duties include scheduling client appointments, answering calls, taking notes during legal meetings and maintaining the firm's legal research references.

Job Skills

Since most law firms and legal offices deal with multiple clients simultaneously, a legal secretary requires the skills to multitask effectively. Strong organizational skills and attention to detail are also essential. Good communication skills are also necessary to instruct staff members and to address clients. Computer proficiency is also key.


Associate Degree '01 // Biology

West Virginia State University

Bachelor's Degree '93 // Psychology

West Virginia State University

Awards & Honors

Alpha Mu Gamma // Foreign Language National Honor Society requiring maintaining a 4.0

Distinguished Editor’s Choice Award by International Society of Photographers, Board of Directors & Advisory Committee in 2008.

Semi Finalist in International Open Amateur Photography Contest in 2008

Distinguished Editor’s Choice Award by International Society of Photographers 2009

Hall of Fame with photograph showcased at International Society of Photographers Convention and Symposium in Las Vegas, 2008.

Photographer & Investigator for West Virginia PETA

Cambridge Who’s Who Among Executive & Professional Women in 2007

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