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Objective

A position combining my organizational, technology, human relations, and written communication skills
Professional Development and Education
University of Wisconsin, Stout, Online Instructional Design Certificate Program (completed 2013)
Brooklyn College, completed two online courses in Technical Writing Certificate Program (2008, 2011)
University of Colorado, Teaching Certificate Program (completed 2005)
University of Michigan, BA in Cultural Anthropology (graduated 1986)
Summary of Qualifications
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Extremely detail-oriented with professional technical writing experience
Ability to explain technical concepts to a non-technical audience
Knowledge of needs and performance assessments as related to process improvement
Energetic self-starter with strong human relations skills
Internet-savvy computer user
Experienced office manager
Works well on teams and independently
Flexible and adaptable
Computer Skills
Highly skilled with MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, Visio
Knowledge of Adobe Captivate to create interactive, multimedia computer-based training
Work History
Commerce Childrens Center, Boulder, Colorado February 2009 present
Teacher/Substitute Teacher: Established and maintained .successful relationships with children, families, and staff in a
team teaching environment. Planned, created, and delivered learning activities while establishing a caring learning
environment and working cooperatively with others. Followed procedures regulated by government and other agencies
concerned with the quality of childcare. Improved process of preparing child assessment portfolio pages.
Karen Hobbs
2609 Juniper Ave., Boulder, CO 80304 303-263-0824 karenalbe@gmail.com

Boulder Valley Public Schools, Boulder, Colorado August 2006-August 2008
Teacher: Established and maintained .successful relationships with children, families, and staff in a public school
environment basing instruction on district curriculum. Delivered learning activities to bring 100% of students to grade
level expectations in a culturally and linguistically diverse school
Bixby School, Boulder, Colorado August 2003-June 2006
Writing Assistant Teacher: Writing Assistant Teacher for children in grades 1-5. Taught writing lessons, evaluated
student writing, and organized and desktop-published a student-written and -edited book which was then sold to the
school community.
Van Court Brothers Construction, Lyons, Colorado April 1994 December 2001
Office Manager: Helped create a professional image for a small construction business by organizing office and
communicating with clients, vendors, and subcontractors on a daily basis. Performed bookkeeping with Quickbooks.
Helped with proposal writing, estimating, filing, taxes, and insurance.
USPCI, Boulder, Colorado August 1991- April 1994
Bid Coordinator/Technical Writer Assistant: 2.5 years on technical writing team of an environmental services company.
Wrote and edited proposals under deadline pressure. Wrote and edited reports, newsletters, and a user guide for an in-
house bid tracking system. Interviewed SMEs (geologists, engineers, and field staff). Followed Chicago Manual of Style
guidelines. Printed, copied, and routed proposals to locations across the country.