I have professional experience in higher education, nonprofit, and private settings. I excel in the following areas: program and event planning and management; staff & student training and development; process analysis and improvement; office administration; and scheduling and coordination. I am also an accomplished sports official. I look forward to working with you to achieve your career and educational dreams.
John's career stories
In layperson terms, what do you actually do at work?
My background is in sports program management. Essentially, I was the CEO, CFO, and COO of a university intramural sports program. I was responsible for all aspects of leading an organization that included 4,000 participants and 100 staff. For example, I facilitated registration and scheduling for approximately 25 leagues and events and 800 teams throughout the year. I maintained the program website and marketing to make sure that potential participants were aware of all that was offered. I published sports rules, policies, and procedures to optimize organization, safety, and accountability. I recruited, hired, and trained 100 staff who served as sports officials and helped supervise nightly events. Finally, I conducted evaluations of participants and staff to ensure a smoothly operated program that satisfied participants and staff. I analyzed evaluations to identify and implement future improvements. To accomplish all of the above, I had to adhere to an annual budget of approximately $100,000.
When you were a student, did you do anything outside of school to build skills or get knowledge that has helped your career?
Working on campus allowed to build my skills that helped me achieve my career after college. This especially helped working in sports. I was a sports official, which not only allowed me to stay involved in sports, but to also build intangible skills that are also beneficial in a professional career and in life like leadership, decision-making, conflict management and resolution, teamwork, communication, learning the value of sportsmanship and adversity, and working with diverse populations.