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Amy Gemmer Smith

217 NW 2nd Street Apt. #4

Corvallis, OR 97330

e-mail: agemmer@willamette.edu

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

Resident Services Coordinator, Linn County Affordable Housing (LCAH), Lebanon, OR, 5/00- 7/01

                Planned, implemented and evaluated projects and programs with residents of LCAH-owned housing to enrich social, economic and environmental conditions impacting their lives.

                Wrote grants to support existing and new resident and LCAH projects/ programs.

                Provided information and referral, advocacy, and/or short-term case management services to individuals and families in crisis or in need of social, educational, and/or employment related services.

                Fostered success of existing and future LCAH partnerships such as Kidco Head Start, Willamette Valley Individual Development Account Program and the ABCs of Homebuying Program.

Membership and Marketing Director, Girl Scouts of Santiam Council, Salem, OR, 9/99- 4/00

                   Developed local girl and adult recruitment and retention plans in five different service areas.

                   Trained and supervised service unit managers and troop leaders.

                   Interpreted Girl Scouting to community groups to enhance its role in the community.

Administrative Assistant to the Director of Marketing, Viansa Winery, Sonoma, CA, 3/99- 8/99

                   Provided support for the Director of Marketing and the Direct Marketing Manager.

                   Composed marketing tools, researched magazine topics and encouraged staff efficiency.

Secondary School English Teacher, U.S. Peace Corps, Malawi, Central Africa, 12/96-11/98

                   Taught class sizes of 140 students English literature, composition and grammar following a Malawian syllabus in a rural, non-government school.

                   Initiated a community development project of bringing electricity to a village and oversaw the sustainability of the project.

                   Directed and organized school functions such as field trips, sporting events and graduation.

                   Reorganized and acquired books for an existing school library.

Teacher Trainer, U.S. Peace Corps, Malawi, Central Africa, 10/97-11/97

                   Instructed seven Peace Corps English teacher trainees about the teaching syllabus, classroom management and obstacles of teaching in Malawi.

                   Developed instructional sessions and a model school for trainees with team of trainers.

Counselor, Camp Adventure, Sheridan Army Base, Augsburg, Germany, 5/94-8/94

                   Promoted the Camp Adventure program and co-coordinated a day camp for children ages six to thirteen.

 

LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE

Crossroads International English Conversation Partner, 2000 to present

Lebanon Is Nurturing Kids (LINK) Member, 1999 to present

Peace Corps Volunteer Advisory Committee Co-Chair, 1997

Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority Vice President of Standards and House Manager, 1994-1995

ESCAPE Public Schools Coordinator, Volunteer and Camp Counselor, 1993-1994

Tennis Camp Counselor, 6/92-8/92 and 6/93-8/93

 

EDUCATION

B.A., English; Minor, Business, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR, August 1996

 

INTERESTS

Reading, Photography, Hiking, Camping, Cross country and downhill skiing, Traveling and exploring foreign countries, Cross-cultural experiences, Cooking, Tennis