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Human Resource Manager

Location:
Charleston, Illinois, 61920, United States
Posted:
October 16, 2016

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PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY

EXECUTIVE PROFESSIONAL WITH FOURTEEN YEARS OF EXPERIENCE IN MANAGING BUSINESS RELATIONS AND SPECIAL PROJECTS AT THE SENIOR LEVEL. SERVED AS PRIMARY LIAISON BETWEEN MANAGEMENT, PERSONNEL, STAFF, AND CLIENTS IN A VARIETY OF CORPORATE & EDUCATIONAL SETTINGS. EXCELLENT COMMUNICATION SKILLS, PROBLEM RESOLUTION ABILITIES, AND APTITUDE FOR CONFIDENTIALITY.

EDUCATION

MASTERS OF SCIENCE IN TECHNOLOGY, EASTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY, CHARLESTON, ILLINOIS, 2013

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE, EASTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY, CHARLESTON, ILLINOIS, 2001

ASSOCIATES OF BUSINESS, LAKELAND COLLEGE, MATTOON, ILLINOIS, 1998

INTERNATIONAL RECORDS & ADMISSION MANAGER 2011- MARCH 2016

EASTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY, CHARLESTON, ILLINOIS

PROCESS ALL INCOMING DOCUMENTS; CONDUCT ELABORATE TRANSCRIPT EVALUATIONS ON TRANSCRIPTS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD. CONDUCT CURRENCY CONVERSIONS ENTER ALL DOCUMENTATION IN BANNER SYSTEM.

MANAGE, SUPERVISE AND HIRE GRADUATE ASSISTANTS AND STUDENT WORKERS FOR SEMESTER LONG ACTIVITIES, DELEGATE WORK, PROVIDE TRAINING, EVALUATE CAPABILITIES.

ASSIST ALL INCOMING INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS WITH ORIENTATION, EMPLOYMENT AND SOCIAL SECURITY PROCESSES, ENROLLMENT, TRANSPORTATION, MAINTAIN STATUS, UPHOLD GRADES, PLACE HOLDS, COMPLETE PROPER GOVERNMENT PAPERWORK.

SERVE AS THE SEVIS (STUDENT EXCHANGE & VISITOR INFO SYSTEM) DSO - DESIGNATED SCHOOL OFFICIAL WITH THE USCIS – UNITED STATES CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATIONS SERVICES, PREPARING IMMIGRATION DOCUMENTS, I-20 FOR F-1 STUDENT VISA.

ENROLL F-1 STUDENTS WHO QUALIFY FOR OPT (OPTIONAL PRACTICAL TRAINING) WORK IN THE US AND CPT (CURRICULAR PRACTICE TRAINING) INTERNSHIPS IN THE US. REQUIRES SOLICITING, VERIFYING & MAINTAINING STUDENT CONTACT INFORMATION, EMPLOYER INFORMATION IN DATABASE.

REGISTER STUDENTS IN THE SEVIS SYSTEM WHEN THEY BEGIN COURSES AT EIU.

LIAISON BETWEEN MANY DIFFERENT DEPARTMENTS TO ASSIST WITH STUDENT ACADEMIC AND FINANCIAL NEEDS.

ASSIST WITH TAX PREPARATION FOR PERSONAL INTERNATIONAL TAX RETURNS, NOTARIZE DOCUMENTS, PREPARE BUDGETED LETTERS FOR STUDENTS.

ASSIST DIRECTOR WITH BUDGET AND BUDGET PLANNING.

ADVISOR FOR STUDENT ISSUES BOTH PERSONAL AND EDUCATIONAL.

ANNUAL EVENT PLANNING – INTERNATIONAL BANQUET AND AWARD CEREMONY.

Corporate Support Specialist – Human Resources 2008- 2010

Applied Pavement Technology, Inc., Urbana, Illinois

Serves dual roles of human resource manager and office manager for nine locations.

Manages engineering and administrative staff candidate searches; arranges and conducts interviews, orientation, and reviews; administers employment paperwork for new hire and terminations; maintains personnel files, I-9s, tax files, and VISA immigration procedures; attends career fairs.

Creates policies and procedures, emergency disaster plans, and office manuals.

Coordinates and serves as plan administrator for health, dental, vision, and life insurance benefits for all employees and administers COBRA and harassment training.

Provides administrative support to the President, arranges volunteer efforts, controls building security and maintenance issues.

Maintains corporate headquarters’ annual reports, certificate of authority and professional engineering state licenses. Identified and implemented ways to significantly reduce office expenditures.

Resolves conflicts. Increased management approachability and corporate morale.

Assists Accounting Department in accounts payable.

Executive Professional 2007-2008

Kemper CPA Group, LLP, Champaign, Illinois

Assisted CPAs in accounting activities. Processed tax returns, audits, payroll taxes, and 401(k) management.

Managed all data for the Major Engagement Plus tax program in addition to bookkeeping for all major accounts.

Executive Administrative Assistant 2001-2007

First Busey Trust & Investment Company, Champaign, Illinois

Provided asset management and trust services to clients with over $1 million in assets under the care of First Busey. Met with clients to review account history, balance accounts, and assess current needs. Promptly processed all payment information for client billing.

Opened accounts, including IRAs, M/As, Trust, Custody, and Guardianships. Certified Freddie Mac Loans and met with Freddie Mac loan auditors.

Performed vault inventory for incoming and outgoing loans.

Produced financial statements for the treasurer of the Urbana Free Library.

Organized all tax returns through a central database. Prepared AG990 for charitable organizations. Reviewed and analyzed client funds using Trustrite software. Completed wire transfers, processed quarterly statements, and tracked daily transactions.

Provided administrative support to the Senior Vice President, Assistant Vice President, and other executive management with a demonstrated ability to improvise, improve procedures, and meet challenging deadlines. Designed and prepared presentations for executives.

SKILLS

Expert in Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, Power Point, Project, Outlook, and Access)

Experienced in Banner, Argos, Reportal, QuickBooks, Pro Systems, Trustrite, and ITI Director.

Excellent administrative and operational assistance, project management, customer service, planning, organization, leadership, supervisory, and time management.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

NAFSA Associate of International Educators for 6 Continuing Education Units. San Diego, CA – Attended a week-long series of conference topics and meeting on topics such as continuing education, credential evaluations, SEVP immigration regulations, leadership, advising, intercultural communication, USCIS citizenship and immigrations services. Gave a presentation on PRM technologies at EIU. (2014)

The Essentials of Human Resources Certificate for 6 Continuing Education Units. Rockhurst University Continuing Education Center - Attended a day-long seminar in Bloomington, Illinois, on current practices and laws for human resource professionals. Received 6 continuing education units in human resource activities. (2009)

Going from Good to Elite in Recruitment. LEAN – Program designed to outline the best ways to stay organized and rules to follow for recruiting the best candidates. (2010)

COBRA Premium Reeducation Extension Provisions Compliance Assistance. Wells Fargo – Webinar which explained the new COBRA laws and compliance deadlines. (2010)

Dealing with Unacceptable Behaviors. Illinois Chamber of Commerce - Webinar designed explain difficult work scenarios and the proper channels to handle the situations. (2009)

Understanding Unemployment Insurance for Employers. IDES - Class designed to train employers to know their rights and processes when employees file for unemployment. (2008)

Personal Trust Fundamental & Financial Planning Certificate. ABA - Trained to analyze and advise clients on financial planning, including trust funds, taxes, investments, and estate planning. (2005)

Business Intern for Von Maur Department Store, Decatur, Illinois. Completed daily accounting, tracked sales activities, assisted management in daily activities, made presentations to staff, and worked on productivity at the headquarters in Dubuque, Iowa. (2001)

VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES

Chairperson

Women’s Business Council of Champaign County, Illinois 2004-2006

Coordinated and managed the annual Women’s Day Out event for the Women’s Business Council for two years. Responsibilities included: directing board meetings, assigning member responsibilities, creating and maintaining financial budgets, contracting vendors, coordinating with charities receiving event proceeds, and delegating activities ranging from preparation to ticket sales. Also developed and implemented a marketing plan involving brochures, flyers, television advertisements, billboard notices, news paper announcements, and the Women’s Business Council website.



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