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Administrative Assistant Data Entry

Takoma Park, Maryland, 20912, United States
March 08, 2011

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Aaron Platt ** Cleveland Avenue, Takoma Park, MD 20912 812-***-****


Uzbek linguist. MA in Central Eurasian Studies. Extensive hands-on knowledge of Uzbek language, culture. Served 2+ years in the Peace Corps in Uzbekistan. Strong knowledge of Russian; some Farsi and French. Broad base of skills: staff recruitment/supervision, grant/financial administration, proposal writing/editing, research, interviewing, teaching, and training.


Research Consultant Washington, DC

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace August 2010 – October 2010, February 2011 - present

•Catalog Islamic, Islamist, and jihadist web sites for an upcoming publication

•Translate and summarized relevant content, including religious language and idioms

•Research and edit footnotes

Administrative Assistant Washington, DC

Friends and Company / Staffing Now September 2010 – present September 2010 – Present

Perform administrative duties including payroll, time sheets, data entry, writing reports and employee schedules

Research Consultant Washington, DC

Shook, Hardy, and Bacon, LLP September 2010 – October 2010

•Translated and verified translations of audio files in Uzbek and Russian

•Advised legal team of findings

Volunteer Coordinator Bloomington, IN

Bloomington Area Arts Council November 2009 – June 2010

•Oversaw staff of 26 active volunteers, and 40 total volunteers.

•Recruited volunteers, coordinated schedules, provided training, and promoted arts

•Researched, wrote and edited volunteer guidebook

Hospitality Assistant Bloomington, IN

Shalom Center April 2009 – February 2010

Provided assistance and guidance to homeless clients at a day shelter

Community Development Director Bloomington, IN

Monroe County Government July 2007 – October 2008

•Managed a $5,000,000 construction bond project, and served as liaison between County and contractors

•Administered and maintained information and analysis of 6 grants, 3 TIF Districts, and 23 Tax Abatements

•Ensured accurate data entry, tracked and monitored program costs, and monitored budgets

•Organized and led public meetings of 3 committees involved in economic development

•Arranged domestic travel for county commissioners

•Served as point of contact between the County and the public, including with businesses interested in relocating

•Oversaw the closeout of one social service grant and the start-up of another

•Co-wrote consultant and subcontractor contracts

•Organized and maintained project files for grants, bonds, and committees

•Co-wrote and edited grant proposals for state and federal grants, leading to 3 new grants totaling $485,000

•Assisted with budget preparation for new grant proposals

•Worked with the county legal team to ensure grant program compliance with state regulations

Client Assessment Fellow Washington, DC

FINCA International Summer 2006

•Interviewed 196 loan recipients in Central Asia for an international microcredit company

•Provided statistical analysis and reports of findings

Instructor Bloomington, IN

Indiana University Kelley School of Business Jan – Dec 2005

•Provided guidance and instruction to 25 students in a career development course

Technical Assistant Bloomington, IN

Indiana University Admissions Jan - May 2004

•Provided guidance and support for students registering for classes

•Assisted with the university-wide rollout of the OneStart software suite

Data Analyst Landover, MD

Ahold USA Sep 2002 – Nov 2003

Created, updated and maintained 4 seasonal databases and financial spreadsheets for large, international grocery company using MS Excel, MS Access, and Lotus Notes

Community Developer and Teacher Uzbekistan

Peace Corps Aug 1998 – Nov 2000

•Organized lessons and taught English to Uzbek students in the 7th, 8th, and 9th grades

•Coordinated and administered outreach programs for 10 Uzbek teachers

•Managed and led 6 language teaching methodology workshops

•Initiated and administered community development projects as a camp counselor and a baseball coach

•Investigated possible sites, host families, and schools for an incoming volunteer

•Acted as a representative of the American people in a developing country while extensively utilizing my Russian and Uzbek language skills


Indiana University, Bloomington, IN Jan 2004 - May 2009

Master of Arts in Central Eurasian Studies

Master of Public Affairs in Economic Development

George Mason University, Fairfax, VA

Bachelor of Arts in English Literature Aug 1994 - May 1998

Oxford University, New College, Oxford, England Oct 1996 – Jun 1997

Study Abroad Honors Program

Language Skills

•Speak, read, and write Uzbek at an intermediate-high level

•Speak, read, and write Russian at an intermediate level

•Speak, read, and write Farsi at a novice level

•Speak, read, and write French at a novice level

Computer Skills

•Utilized Front Page and FTP software to update the websites for Monroe County Economic Development and the Association of Central Eurasian Students club

•Created and managed forms and spreadsheets in Excel and Access to manage grants for Monroe County, record survey data for FINCA and measure savings for Ahold USA

•Used Word, Excel, Photo Shop, Illustrator, Outlook and Power Point for various business, academic, and personal projects

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