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Personal Assistant/House Manager

Location:
Seattle, Washington, 98108, United States
Salary:
$40/hr
Posted:
January 14, 2012

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OBJECTIVE:

Highly organized, capable Organizer and savvy Personal Assistant seeking an opportunity that is as challenging as it is rewarding.

QUALIFICATIONS:

By nature and training I am an Educator, and as such I have worked closely with people at all stages of development. That is to say I am able to respond to needs expressed verbally and otherwise.

My skills and talents enable me to organize a closet, plan the next trip, schedule a landscaper, electrician, and a dog walker while simultaneously managing a household staff.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Personal Assistant/House Manager, January 2010-Present

High Profile Client, Seattle, WA.

Responsibilities: Managing the run of the household that includes, but is not limited to, overseeing childcare and educational support, event coordination, general household finances, personal shopping, culinary oversight, facility & landscaping and pet care.

Private Educator/Nanny for High Profile Family, October 2003-April 2006-July 2007 (intermittent*)

High Profile Family, Seattle WA./Charlottesville VA.

Responsibilities: Foremost to foster a consistent and steady learning environment for twin girls (age 2-6, then intermittent*) while on the road. As such I created and implemented developmental programs as well as educational and FUN games for the girls. I was the primary caregiver to the girls with a performing father and a mother at University. I was asked to return to this job with the arrival of their 3rd child, a boy in 2007.

*Intermittent leaves of absence were to travel, primarily to Chile to teach at Universidad De Concepcion and India to further my studies in Yoga and Ayurveda, receiving certifications in both.

English Professor, September 2006-May 2007

Universidad De Concepcion, Concepcion, Chile

Responsibilities: Developed an interactive online curriculum for university students of English. Coordinated and directed English studies for University Professors, Students, and Community Education programs especially for those employed in the tourist industry.

English Professor, March-September 2006

Berlitz Language institute, Concepcion, Chile

Responsibilities: Instructed children and adults in classroom as well as private settings in the Berlitz Method of language training.

Activity Coordinator, March-September 2002

Edinburgh Young Carer’s Project, Edinburgh, Scotland

Responsibilities: The Young Carer’s Project was a therapeutic endeavor specifically for young people that care for adults with a variety of challenges. My focus was to plan adventures specifically to create time and space for these children to express themselves as children apart from their caregiver roles. This loosening of their day-to-day burdens allowed them to open up to each other as peers and caregivers and to us as mentors and mediators.

Education and Employment Advisor, July 2002- March 2003

Edinburgh Campaign and Services for the Homeless Edinburgh, Scotland

Responsibilities: I began my tenure as a volunteer and was asked to become a fully vested staff member at this outreach organization. An organization devoted to taking homeless youth off the streets by offering them skills, abilities, traditional education and socialization in order to enter society’s mainstream. As such, I acted as an advisor to a small group of clients, including an aspiring artist who successfully exhibited her work in a number of local venues and ultimately published. I also wrote and was rewarded grants to fund the work I did with these young adults, created and led art therapy groups and performed outreach work to homeless and addicted individuals

EDUCATION:

Masters of Science in Education, 2001 to 2002

University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland. UK

Post-Baccalaureate K-8 Teaching Certification 1998 to 1999

Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA. USA

Bachelor of Arts in Cultural Anthropology, 1993 to 1995

Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA. USA

Associates Arts in Psychology, 1991 to 1993

Bellevue Community College, Bellevue, WA. USA

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS/INTERESTS:

Certified Yoga Teacher and Advisor

8 Limbs Yoga Center, Seattle, WA. Present

Street Yoga Teacher and Volunteer

Ryther Child Center and Tyee-Health Point Seattle, WA. Present

Integrated Movement Therapy for Teens

Samarya Center, Seattle Wa. September, 2011

Street Yoga Teacher Training: Yoga for Traumatized, Abused, Homeless and Residential Youth

Seattle, Wa. May 2011

Ayurvedic Wellness Counselor 500 hr

Kerala Ayurveda, Seattle Wa. March 2009-2010

Yoga Teacher Training 200 hr.

Goa, India, 2008

Ayurvedic Wellness Counselor

Coonoor India, 2007



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