Pensaments of an Anthropological Patzer


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Bob Offer-Westort
702 Oak Street
San Francisco, CA 94117


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)


  • 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)


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)
  • Thai (fluent)
  • Asante Twi (fluent)
  • Spanish (moderate)
  • Kannada (moderate)
  • Highly competent writer and editor

References available upon request.