Pensaments of an Anthropological Patzer

Résumé

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Bob Offer-Westort
702 Oak Street
San Francisco, CA 94117
(415)863-9758
Bob@pathawi.net

Education

B.A., Cultural Anthropology, Friends World Program of Long Island University

Work Experience (since 2002)

Current (San Francisco, California)

Freelance Database Management and Web Design Consultant

  • Manage one FileMaker Pro database for a local non-profit
  • Assist one local non-profit with Website maintenance and update
August 2005 – November 2005 (San Francisco, California)

Personal Assistant for Disabled Senior Citizen

  • Cooked breakfast every morning
  • Assisted in dietary planning, food shopping
  • Cleaned a small apartment
  • Ran various errands
  • Helped with bathing
March 2005 – May 2005 — Sunset Neighborhood Beacon Center (San Francisco, California)

Student Tech Corps Instructor

  • Taught basic computer science and repair to seventh graders

Reason For Leaving: Program ended with school year.

September 2004 – February 2005 — EyeBite Productions (San Francisco, California)

Consultant

  • Wrote grant applications
  • Handled sales and shipments
  • Repaired (but did not design) Website
  • Oversaw all administrative aspects of organization, including accounting

Reason For Leaving: I transitioned from regular employ to occasional consulting.

June 2004 – August 2004 — On Lok SeniorHealth (San Francisco, California)

Development Associate

  • Produced quarterly donor newsletter
  • Conducted regular interviews with participants and employees
  • Managed department Raiser’s Edge database

Reason For Leaving: Educational benefits at another organization. On Lok is an incredible; I still volunteer there.

March 2003 – January 2004 — Big Brothers Big Sisters of Dane County (Madison, Wisconsin)

Development Associate

  • Hired six weeks prior to major bowling fund-raising event; conducted successful event
  • Placed in charge of major raffle event one month prior to drawing with ticket sales dramatically behind previous years’; sold more tickets (8,300) than in any prior year
  • Helped plan and direct golf donor cultivation event
  • Planned and executed annual mail appeal
  • Restructured Fund-Raising and Development department
  • Assisted IT Coordinator in rehabilitation of large Raiser’s Edge database gone wrong

Reason For Leaving: Position was originally meant to be temporary — I signed on for longer employ with the mutual understanding that I would leave in January for San Francisco.

February – December 2002 — Bachelor’s Thesis Research (Adwafo, Ghana)
  • Conducted independent field and library research in Asante culture and history
Other Positions Include:

Substitute Teacher (2003); State Park Interpreter (2001); HTML Instructor [Bangalore, India] (2001); Teacher’s Aide for Developmentally-Delayed Children (2000); English Teacher/Counselor for Drug-Addicted, Sexually-Abused, or Orphaned Youth [Kanchanaburi, Thailand] (2000); Dairy Farmhand (1998-1999)

Skills

Computer Skills
  • Comfortable with multiple operating systems (Macintosh, Windows, DOS, UNIX/Linux)
  • Competent user of most general office applications, including Microsoft Office
  • Regular user of various DBMSs (Raiser’s Edge, FileMaker Pro, MySQL)
  • Familiar with various Web browsers; FTP, e-mail, and Telnet clients
  • Learns computer skills quickly
  • 70-100 wpm typing speed (varies)
Computer Languages
  • X/HTML (highly competent)
  • CSS Levels 1, 2 (highly competent)
  • JavaScript (competent)
  • Perl (competent)
Languages
  • Thai (fluent)
  • Asante Twi (fluent)
  • Spanish (moderate)
  • Kannada (moderate)
  • Highly competent writer and editor

References available upon request.