Jose Juan Cruz
*** ** ***** ******, *******, Oregon 97030
To obtain a position based on any of my job experiences. EDUCATION
Associate Degree in Arts in Social Work, Northampton Community College, Bethlehem, PA (2001)
Physical Education Management Program, Inter-American University of PR, San Juan, PR (1991)
Fine Arts & TV Studio Technician, Technical School of Staging Arts, San Juan, PR (1980) SPECIAL QUALIFICATIONS
Strong communication skills both in English and Spanish including speaking in front of audiences, telephone and face to face.
Leadership, management, organizational skills.
Developing leadership, management, organizational skills in others.
Extensive experience in designing and delivering community programs. EXPERIENCE
Cidra Karate School, Cidra, Puerto Rico: Owner, manager, self-employed (2010-present)
Allergy Asthma Center of Central Florida, Orlando & Kissimmee, FL: Office clerk (2008-2010)
Aikido Tenshinkai School, Orlando, FL: Martial Arts Instructor [Part-Time] (2008-2010)
UASK Karate School, Bethlehem, PA: Owner, manager, self-employed (1992-2008)
Minsi Trails Council, Boy Scouts of America, Allentown, PA: Urban Scouting Director (1994-2001)
WLVT-TV, Channel 39, Bethlehem, PA: TV Studio Technician & Cameraman [Part-Time] (1992-1994)
R & B Motormite Mftg., Colmar, PA: Warehouse Inventory Verifier (1992-1994)
Hernandez Printing, Cidra, PR: Offset Technician (1990-1992)
Inter-American University, San Juan, PR: TV Technician & Cameraman (1990-1991)
Cidreno Creative Private School, Cidra, PR: Art Teacher (1984-1985)
WIPR-TV, Channel 6, San Juan, PR: Assistant Producer & Talent; TV Technician & Cameraman (1979-1988) Event & Program Management
Pioneer, develop and manage:
Urban Scouting Program for Boy Scouts of America.
Karate Training Programs for children and adults in coordination with local school districts, local community centers, area colleges and universities. The goal was to teach the students how to be a better person within the community using martial arts discipline, and to develop both physical and mental positive attitudes. Plan and coordinate:
National and international martial arts seminars and tournaments.
Children puppet shows in family homes, theaters and schools.
Children television show for WIPR-TV Channel 6 in San Juan, P.R. Jose Juan Cruz
Human Resources Management
Supervise and mentor people of various social status, different countries and cultures.
Interview, hire and train program leaders and volunteers.
Oversee time cards processing including yearly performance review. AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS
National Boy Scouts of America:
Achieved BSA’s Winner’s Circle Awards five times.
BSA’s Urban Scouting Program recognized on National and ranked 5th in the Northeast Region. Martial Arts (National & International):
Inducted in the Cosmopolitan Florida Martial Arts Hall of Fame as “2001 Master of the Year”
Proclamation from Municipal Government of Cidra, Puerto Rico as “Distinguished Visitor”
Recipient “1999 Outstanding Performance Award”, Ageo, Japan
Inducted in Latin American Hall of Fame as “1997 Master- Instructor of the Year”
Proclamation from Guarico State, Venezuela as “Distinguished Visitor”
Officially recognized international martial arts instructor by several federations at national and Japan based organizations.
Recipient of the Hispanic Business Council’s 1997 Community Service Award
State and National Citations, 1997 Community Service Award Arts & Media
Recipient of the “1987 INTRE Award” for the Children TV Show “Titi Chagua”, San Juan, PR LEADERSHIP AND COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
Coordinated the Male Pathways Program for the Allentown School District in Pennsylvania.
Assistant Editor of the Latino Newspaper “El Torero”.
Board member of New Bethany Ministries, Hispanic Business Council’s Education Sub-Committee, Bethlehem Area Chamber of Commerce’s Education Sub-Committee, Kiwanis Club of Allentown’s Children Committee, Children Coalition of Lehigh Valley, MESH- Children’s Collaborative Program, the Neighborhoods Coalition of Easton, and Youth In Action Now.
Former Vice-President and founding member of Latin Alliance of the Lehigh Valley.
Organized and conducted monthly committee meetings in various organizations.
Americas Branch Director of the International Martial Arts Federation, Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.
Since 1976 founded several martial arts schools in Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Nicaragua, Argentina, Peru, Venezuela, South Africa and Portugal.
Identified and promoted bilingual audio visual training materials from National Boy Scouts of America Office.
Lead and presented at youth recruitment activities that resulted in over 1500 new Boy Scouts and Boy Scouts leaders. Self interest studies:
Self study and research on Eastern philosophies and history in order to better understand the principles behind the martial arts, and how it reflects in modifying participant’s behavior.