Generalist w/ emphasis on communication and analysis, seeking a 20-40 hr position at a small or mid-sized NPO in the Chicago area. Most enjoys finding innovative solutions for overly complex organizational, structural, & workflow-related problems.
I am a true generalist with four years of non-profit administrative experience and six years in the service industry.
My core skill is actually to learn entirely new skills quickly, and I learn as much while off the job as on. I don't often gain mastery in the way a specialist will, but I keep a thousand little tools in my box, all of which I use better than average. This is not to say that I am without focus or discipline, but I've learned that I'm at my fullest potential when approaching something totally foreign and challenging.
Other strong skills include a natural leadership ability, grace under fire, strong judgement, and deep, empathetic understanding of customers and their desires. I have a formally honed communicative skill set, a broadly influenced sense of design, and creative aptitude. I am also quite technologically proficient, especially with Office, Excel, and VBA. I think critically and analytically, though I'm equally comfortable with intuitive problem solving.