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Elisabeth Buckley
Works at Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Middlesex County, New Brunswick 4-H
Attends Clemson University
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AmeriCorps VISTA seeking a FT position | YDL MS Student Clemson U | Specialties: Nonprofits, Youth Development, Organized Campingent/Organized Camping
Skills
Nonprofits, Community Outreach, Fundraising, Volunteer Management, Leadership Development, Training, Youth Development, Leadership
Employment
  • Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Middlesex County, New Brunswick 4-H
    Americorps VISTA, present
    VISTA members will assist 4-H Faculty in developing out-of-school activities for at-risk youth as a vehicle to increase engagement in formal education. VISTA members will assist in program planning, implementation and evaluation of program for youth in urban, underserved communities in North Central counties of NJ. VISTA members will multiply impact around the state by training other youth development professional to implement 4-H program utilizing inquiry based teaching strategies. >Communication • Developed 4-H recruitment strategies i.e. Public speaking, recruitment fairs and outreach materials • Skilled in use of Social Media (Facebook, Twitter), wix.com for recruitment and communication purpose. • Designed and implemented satisfaction surveys for 4-H training needs • Produced newsletters, media releases, PowerPoint presentations for 4-H, Girl Scouts • Met 4-H, Cooperative Extension AmeriCorps VISTA Outreach goals using • Local news media • Community leadership boards • City, university canvassing campaigns • Social Media >Management • Participated in weekly staff meetings and conducted volunteer training for New Brunswick 4-H • Recruited, trained and evaluated adult volunteers for New Brunswick 4-H >Presentations • Buckley, E. (2014). How to Find an Internship. Presented at the Rutgers University Undergraduate Career Conference Piscataway, NJ >Professional Development • Rutgers Cooperative Extension Annual Conference 10/14 • NJ Association of 4-H Agents (NJA4-HA); Keys to Planning, Organizing, Prioritizing Your Work 9/14 >Presentations Buckley, E. (2014). How to Find an Internship. Presented at the Rutgers University Undergraduate Career Conference Piscataway, NJ
  • Corporation for National and Community Service
    AmeriCorps VISTA, present
    Pre-Service Training in Newton, MA: April 15th-18th, 2014 Service Year: April 19, 2014 - April 18 2015 AmeriCorps is commonly referred to as the "Domestic Peace Corps" where volunteers gain appreciation for citizenship and public service by working on tackling America's toughest problems in low-income and underserved communities across the country in areas ranging from education, the environment, economic opportunity, veteran assistance, to disaster relief. AmeriCorps is the 21st Century leadership pipeline for careers in public service in the United States as catalysts for social change. AmeriCorps is an initiative of President Obama's call to create new public-private partnerships that use national service to help solve our nation's most pressing challenges. As a member of the AmeriCorps VISTA program, I am on the front lines engaged in building capacity for non-profits that fight poverty.
  • Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore
    Camp Sacajawea Assistant Program Specialist, 2002 - 2008
    • Assisted directors of the camp in the day to day logistics of the day camp program for girls 4-17 • Served as one on one to special needs campers, assisting in units as a counselor, Arts and Crafts Specialist • Set up, lead dynamic theme based activities for Thursday evening camp fire program • Assisted business manager in weekly purchases of food, stocked trading post, distributed weekly T-Shirts, Mugs, Pins and Patches to units • Acted as camp photographer, various administrative, clerical support and maintenance tasks
  • Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore
    Per Diem Position, Facilities & Camping Services, 2003 - 2008
    • Created marketing pieces for camp, promotional powerpoint presentation and various fliers • Performed administrative, maintenance tasks
  • Holmes Presbyterian Camp and Conference Center
    Assistant Summer Program Director, 2009 - 2009
    • Evaluated program staff • Supervised both day, resident camp counselors • In consultation with other staff made schedule for counselor unit assignments • Planned and implemented bible study and vespers, evening programs at various times • ACA Healthy Camp Study E-Institute Courses
  • Monmouth County Park System
    Per Diem, Outdoor Division, 2010 - 2010
    • The Monmouth County Park System is one of only 89 agencies in the country, only agency in NJ to have received national recognition from the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA). • Assisted in the delivery of archery programs for children and adults.
  • Girl Scouts of Central and Southern New Jersey, Camp Sacajawea
    Program Specialist, 2010 - 2010
    • Helped implicate service projects, lead girls through activities in various Journey books • Liaison to half week programs coming in from the councils Day Camps • Ran Trading Post, POS (Point of Sale) terminal while interacting with campers, their parents the customers • Various Administrative, maintenance tasks
  • Camp Lakota
    Nanny, 2011 - 2011
    • Cared for two preschool aged boys • Oversaw playtime with emphasis on nature based play, reading to the children • Assisted children with dressing, bathing and putting to bed, did laundry on occasion • Monitored, helped the children eat, prepare and serve nutritious snacks and meals on occasion • Met parents to discuss weekly plans, report problems and came up with solutions • Collaborated with other camp staff to include these children in camp activities
  • Sittercity
    Nanny
    • Cared for a 2 1/2 year old Boy • Oversaw playtime with emphasis on nature based play, reading to the child • Assisted child with dressing, changed diapers • Prepared and helped the child eat nutritious breakfast, lunch, snacks daily • Met parents to discuss weekly plans, report problems and came up with solutions • Used community resources such as Libraries, Parks to promote social interaction in the child's life
  • GivaGeta
    Social Media/Sales Representative (Consultant), 2011 - 2012
    GivaGeta. Give A Smile... Get A Smile TM. Helps spark meaningful conversations that strengthen youth, families, teams, leaders and communities. Fun educational tools to engage youth and teambuild staff • Assess social media marketing strategies to determine rate of return. Identify and tap into new channels to optimize reaching former and potential customers • Establish relationships with ongoing customers. Along with ability to develop new business through determination, research and planning. With a major emphasis on selling product line to Girl Scouts of the USA 109 councils
  • Monmouth Council, Boy Scouts of America, Quail Hill Scout Reservation
    Nature Director, 2012 - 2012
    • Set up area and prepare equipment • Maintain nature trail • Provide activities related to Cub Scout nature program • Encourage conservation and wise use of resources • Clean, inventory and store all equipment • Lead nature hikes • Prepare opening and closing inventory of equipment in area • Report any concerns about safety or equipment to the Program Director
  • Community YMCA,serving Eastern Monmouth County, Camp Arrowhead
    Senior Counselor, 5th grade Explorers
    • Lead counselor overseeing a coed group of 25 children • Responsible for the health and safety of campers • Planning and implementing the camp program and skills instruction of activities • Responsible for supervising campers two days a week on field trips to local points of interest Training • Child Sexual Abuse Prevention, Redwoods Institute for YMCA Online Training May 2013 • Day Camp Supervision, Redwoods Institute for YMCA Online Training May 2013
  • Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Middlesex County, New Jersey 4-H
    Internship, 2013 - 2014
    • Countywide 4-H volunteer satisfaction survey, designed and implanted, reported results back to county 4-H agent • Actively sought grant opportunities for the New Brunswick, New Jersey 4-H Project through searching the federal and state registers, corporate foundation sites, and the Foundation Center database • Designed New Brunswick, New Jersey 4-H volunteer training, satisfaction surveys
  • Long Branch, New Jersey Board of Education
    Substitute Teacher, Substitute Instructional Assistant, 2010 - 2014
    • Assume full responsibility or assistant responsibility in classroom, providing continuity and enhancement of the learning process
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Seeking a FT position | YDL MS Student Clemson U | Specialties: Nonprofits, Youth Development, Organized Camping
Introduction
A nonprofit, youth development professional currently serving as a AmeriCorp VISTA, commonly referred to as the “domestic Peace Corps” with New Brunswick, NJ 4-H an outreach program of the statewide 4-H program. While pursuing a MS in Youth Development Leadership online through Clemson University. 

The type of person who has a passion for working with and making a difference in lives of children, teenagers and those of all ages with special needs. With the ability to equip volunteers with the tools to serve something that is of great interest to her professionally. 

With diverse experience:
• 4-H program on the county level, outreach program in urban area through use of Rutgers University facility. 
• 12 summers experience in the organized camping field in various positions at YMCA, Cub Scout Day Camp, Girl Scout Day and Resident Camps, Church Resident Camp. 
• 6 years experience working Per Diem for a local Girl Scout Council while focus was on the Facilities, Camping Services Department. I was also exposed to the inner workings of the Membership Department. Along with areas such as Public Relations, Fund Development. 
• 4 yrs subbing as a teacher, instructional assistant in an Urban School District working with diverse student populations.
• Served as a short term Social Media/Sales Representative Consultant for an up and coming youth development/ recreation product line. 
• Nanny for a few families in both resident camp, home setting.
• Per Diem Employee for County Park System. 

Along with a substantial community service background. 

Currently I am seeking a full time job to to further expand my career.
Education
  • Clemson University
    Online, MS Youth Development Leadership, 2013 - present
    Clemson University's graduate program in Youth Development Leadership prepares professionals for implementing the best practices in positive youth development through its innovative online program.
  • Brookdale Community College
    Certificate in Nonprofit Managment, 2011 - 2012
    Attaining the Certificate in Nonprofit Management required the completion of six courses, totaling 45 hours of training.
  • Brookdale Community College
    Liberal Arts, 2003 - 2007
    An accredited coeducational public community college in Lincroft, Monmouth County, New Jersey. Regularly named in the top 50 U.S. Community Colleges and is one of the largest institutions of higher learning in the Garden State.
  • Kean University
    Recreation Administration; Community Recreation, 2007 - 2009
    Coursework emphasized leadership, program planning, budgeting, managerial techniques and environmental awareness.
  • Monmouth County Vocational School District
    Certificate, Commercial Art, 2001 - 2003
    Activities and Societies: Skills USA VICA (Vocational Industrial Clubs of America).
  • Monmouth Regional High School
    High School Diploma, General Education, 1999 - 2003
    Activities and Societies: Art Club, Fellowship of Christian Athletes