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Training Specialist

Location:
South Bend, IN, 46601
Salary:
35000
Posted:
September 22, 2008

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Craig A. Sumerix

*** ½ Main Street Buchanan, MI *9107

***/***-**** *****: hq5sce@r.postjobfree.com

RELEVANT EMPLOYMENT EXPERIENCE

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OPERATIONS MANAGER 2006 to present

Sofa Select Mishawaka, IN

 Supervise the Warehouse, Customer Service, Delivery, and Clearance departments

 Direct a staff of 10 full-time employees

 Annual inventory of $5 million

 Average 50 deliveries per week

 Perform all Human Resources duties for Operations employees, including OSHA requirements, Workman’s Comp, performance evaluations

 Supervise training for all new employees, including Sales, Product Knowledge, and Customer Service training

ADJUNCT INSTRUCTOR Spring 2006 to 2008

Indiana Tech Elkhart Campus

 Taught Quantitative Methods for Business and Foundations of Quantitative Methods courses to non-traditional, adult students in an accelerated format program

INTERIM CITY MANAGER Summer/Fall 2005

City of Buchanan Buchanan, MI

 Administrated programs and policies for a city of 4681 residents.

 Directed a staff of 80 Full/Part time employees.

 Managed a budget of $4 million.

 Worked with a five (5) member Commission to develop and implement city policy.

 Community projects included: new municipal building design, brownfield restoration negotiation, Farmer’s Market construction, DEQ and DNR permitting, city marketing program development, construction of a walking/running/biking trail, and review and updating job descriptions of city employees.

ADMISSIONS COUNSELOR 2002 to 2004

Indiana Institute of Technology South Bend, IN

 Led recruitment of non-traditional students into an educational degree-earning program.

 Duties included: communication with prospective students, development and implementation of recruit programs with over 300 cooperating businesses in St. Joseph and LaPorte counties of Indiana, credit transfer analysis, coordinating new student academic programs, student class scheduling, liaison between current students and the University, and representing the University at corporate and public events.

SALES TRAINER/DIRECTOR OF AFFILIATE OPERATIONS 1999 to 2002

FurnitureFind.com Buchanan, MI

 Developed and implemented three (3) week sales training course.

 Skills taught included: furniture product knowledge, Microsoft Outlook, Internet use, telephone/email etiquette, and listening/communication skills.

 Administrated a marketing program for over 23,000 members with specific attention spent on: marketing our affiliate program to potential members, weekly analyzing advertising dollars spent, maintenance of affiliate relations and database, and publishing a monthly newsletter in HTML.

TEACHER TRAINER 1994 to 1996

U.S. Peace Corps Federated States of Micronesia

 Observed and directed individual teaching strategies to members of the educational staffs of various islands and populations.

 Managed the implementation of the student teacher requirements for the University of Guam, with emphasis on science and math methodology.

TEACHER 1992 to 1993

Department of Defense Dependents Schools Yokosuka Naval Base, Japan

 Worked in conjunction with the DOD’s education administration.

 Provided productive learning atmosphere for diverse population of an overseas school.

 Assisted in base fund-raising to secure funding for all additional school programs.

 Taught Earth Sciences, Disaster Action protocols, and Humanities Symposium.

TEACHER 1987 to 1992

Buchanan High School Buchanan, MI

 Developed/implemented instructional curriculum in: Adult Education, Geometry, Pre-Algebra, Physical Science.

 Student Council Director, Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership Seminar Coordinator, Jr. High Cross Country Coach, SADD Chapter Advisor.

AFFILIATIONS________________________________________

Boy Scouts of America, Eagle Scout, Troop 541, Buchanan, Michigan,1981

Scoutmaster, Committee Chairman, Treasurer - 1983 to present

Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Michigan –West Seminars, Seminar Chair - 1986 to 2006

South Bend Kiwanis Club - 2003 to present

St. Joseph County Chamber of Commerce Ambassador - 2004

‘Bend Area Service/Sports/Social Club (‘BASS) – 2004 to present

EDUCATION ________________________________________

MASTERS OF ARTS 1991

Michigan State University East Lansing, MI

Emphasis on Curriculum Development and Instruction

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE 1986

Michigan State University East Lansing, MI

Major - Physical Science Minor - Mathematics

Secondary Teaching Certification, Academic Learning Program

Additional courses:

Human Resource Management Indiana Institute of Technology

Training and Development

SKILLS ________________________________________

 Public speaking; Group and individual dynamics; Multi-task management.

 Site-based curriculum development.

 Outlook/Excel/Word/Power Point/Access; Lotus Notes.

 Filemaker, Infomaker , Jenzabar database software.



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