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Steven R.

1215 Sunrise Court Rochelle, Illinois 61068
815-762-0987 (Cellular/Voice Mail) ~ E-Mail:

Master of Science in Recreation, Park and Tourism Administration –
December 2007
Western Illinois University – Macomb, Illinois ~ Higher Education Emphasis

Bachelor of Science in Recreation, Park and Tourism Administration –

December 2000
Western Illinois University – Macomb, Illinois ~ NRPA / AALR Accredited Curriculum ~
Business Minor

Associate of Science in Business – August 1998

Kishwaukee Community College – Malta, Illinois

• CPR and First Aid Certifications – Expire June 2007
• Certified Meeting Planner
• Certified Substitute Teacher for the State of Illinois
• Class “B” CDL Drivers License with Passenger Endorsements

Professional Experience
Graduate Assistant – 2006 to 2007 – The Office of Career Services – Western
Illinois University, Macomb, Illinois
• Provided individualized services on the review of resumes, cover letters, and
interviewing techniques
• Taught a university credit course (U390 – Pre – Employment Preparation) to
Juniors and Seniors
• Assisted in the job and graduate school searches for students and alumni on
an appointment and walk in basis.

Office Manager – 2004 to 2005 – Blackhawk Waterways Convention and

Visitors Bureau – Polo, Illinois
• Served as the Webmaster for and and
• Set-up and attended trade shows in order to promote the Blackhawk
Waterways Region.
• Provided accounting and budgeting support to the Executive Director and
taught the Director how to use QuickBooks.
• Maintained the monthly billing to partners for our services for the prior month.
• Negotiated and maintained office equipment contracts for the organization.
• Assisted in the Marketing Plan for the organization.
• Managed the accuracy of the Visitor Guide information through forms,
personal contacts via mail, e-mail, and telephone.

District Executive – 2001 to 2003 – Calumet Council Boy Scouts of America

Inc. – Munster Indiana
• Responsible for maintaining a 2% growth goal of recruiting new youth in to the
Scouting Program.
• Raised $150,000 in product sales and direct fundraising from community
donors and parents.
• Hired and supervised 7 to 9 paraprofessionals who ran after school programs.
• Maintained the inventory and purchasing for all Day Camp Supplies.
• Assisted in the preparation of the yearly Day Camp Budget in excess of
• Served as the Professional Advisor to the Advancement Committee.
• Wrote the monthly news letter article for the Peace Pipe District to ensure
accurate communications to the volunteers.
• Served as the District Financial Advisor to all programming events and
community service projects.
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Professional Experience Continued:

Substitute Teacher – 2003 to 2005 – Rochelle Public School Systems –
Rochelle, Illinois
• Taught 30 students in various subjects (grades K-12) in a self-contained
classroom setting.
• Taught a self-contained special education Literature classroom for 1 month
while teacher was on maternity leave.
• Served as a Teacher’s Aide when needed in special education classrooms.
• Provided tutoring to students who required extra help in Math and English.
• Worked in behavioral challenged classrooms and maintained safety for the students.

Additional Experience
Driver – 2007 – Laidlaw Transportation Services – Macomb, Illinois
• Transit Driver for Go West on the Western Illinois University Campus
• Substitute School Bus Driver for Macomb Public Schools.

Housewares Manager – 2003- 2007 – R & D Do It Best Hardware – Rochelle,

• Responsible for closing the store nightly.
• Maintained and ordered the inventory for the Housewares Department.
• Supervised 5 employees daily.
• Assisted in the cash management.
• Provided individualized customer service in response to customer needs.

Back-up Head Cashier – 1992 to 2000 – Eagle Food Centers Inc. – Rochelle
and Macomb, Illinois
• Responsible for writing the weekly schedule for 40 to 50 employees and daily
• Maintained the safe and all cash in excess of $300,000 a week and all reports
associated with it.
• Front End Manager / Assistant Bookkeeper and assumed responsibility of the
store in the absence of the Head Cashier or other management.

• Earned the Eagle Scout Award in 1991
• Awarded the J C Penny Golden Rule Award in 1992
• Named Who’s Who Among American College Students in 2000
• Dean’s List Honors in 2000
• Inducted in to Rho Phi Lambda – National Honor Society of Recreation, Park
and Tourism Administration Majors and Graduate Students