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Location:
Jacksonville, FL
Posted:
October 20, 2022

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MATTHEW BUSH

**** *** *** ** ***********, FL, ***77 904-***-**** ads31c@r.postjobfree.com

CAREER OBJECTIVE

Results-oriented professional with 13+ years of experience and a proven knowledge of operations, budget oversight, organizational leadership, and volunteer recruitment. As we transition the day to day operations of All

Things New to our Haitian employees, we have returned to Jacksonville and I am now looking forward to leveraging my skills to successfully fill a role in an organization in the Jacksonville community.

EXPERIENCE

All Things New Orphanage, Gressier, Haiti

Executive Director, Jan 2014 - Present

My wife and I founded the orphanage when, during a trip to Haiti after the 2013 earthquake, we were introduced to a group of children who had been abandoned and abused. We decided it would be our calling to care for these children so we moved to Haiti and established All Things New.

My responsibilities as Executive Director include:

•Day to day management and operations of the orphanage.

•Fundraising at least $250,000 per year and managing the funds effectively.

•Recruiting and collaborating with a Board of Directors of 15 volunteers.

•Communicating with and cultivating donors and sponsors in a timely and effective manner.

•Establishing and monitoring educational and life plans for the 29 children we served.

•Managing 30 Haitian employees and one American employee in the day to day operations of the orphanage and the care of the children.

Red Birdie Golf, LLC

Staff Writer May 2020 - Present

•Write product reviews, instructional articles, and a newsletter for a golf website.

•Create most content including working with leadership to decide which products need to be reviewed, what to include in the weekly newsletter, and how to communicate the material effectively.

•I also freelance write with a company called TextBroker where I write for different businesses who need freelance help.

•During my time with TextBroker, I was hired by a client to ghost write a book based on a sermon by a local pastor.

RiverTown Church, Jacksonville, FL

Associate Pastor, Mar 2008 - Dec 2013

•Managed the youth ministries of the church.

•Led the setup and breakdown teams every Sunday morning that transitioned the school auditorium into a sanctuary because we were a mobile church.

•Started a missions ministry that partnered with local schools, a local homeless ministry, and groups in Haiti.

•Assumed increasing responsibilities with the Pastor for the total management of the church.

•Learned about the inner workings of running an organization, especially one comprised of primarily volunteers.

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Arlington Baptist Church, Jacksonville, FL

Youth Pastor, Jul 2005 - Jan 2008

•Managed ministries for middle school, high school, and college students at the church.

•Worked with other staff members to ensure the church's ministries and programs were successful and growing.

•Worked with parents and families to ensure the youth at our church were growing in every aspect of their lives.

•Was able to see the youth ministry grow numerically and spiritually during my time there.

EDUCATION

Georgia Tech: Atlanta, GA

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Business Management (Dec 2001)

New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary: New Orleans, LA

Master of Divinity General (Mar 2010)

ADDITIONAL SKILLS

•Excellent writing skills

•Proficient in all Microsoft Office Applications as well as Mac or PC

•Proficient in Haitian Creole

CERTIFICATIONS

•Ordained Minister

•Licensed in Gospel Ministry

PERSONAL

I have been happily married to my wife, Jessica, for 16 years. We have 3 children: Sophie (5), Elijah (4), and Ezekyal (3) and have lived in the Arlington area of Jacksonville since the beginning of this year.

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