Steven R.

Beck
1215 Sunrise Court Rochelle, Illinois 61068 815-762-0987 (Cellular/Voice Mail) ~ E-Mail: stbeck75@rochelle.net

Education
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

Certifications
• • • • 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 www.bwcvb.com and www.trail-of-terror.com and www.chocolatetrail.com • 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.

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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 $100,000.00 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.

Steven R. Beck – Page 2 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, Illinois • 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 supervision. • 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.

Awards
• • Earned the Eagle Scout Award in 1991 Awarded the J C Penny Golden Rule Award in 1992

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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