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Bayyanna Eppes 114-30 133rd Street * South Ozone Park * New York * 11420 Home (718) 322-3928

* Cell (718) 607-7539 *

June 10, 2009 Mr. Greg Fuchs Associate Executive Director Growth & Development Services, Inc. 216 Fort Washington Avenue New York, NY 10032 Dear Mr. Fuchs: This letter is in response to the advertisement that was posted on on Monday, June 10, 2009 for the position of Office Manager within Growth & Development Services, Inc. of New York. As the Director Youth & Family Services for the Jamaica YMCA, I worked simultaneously with senior management to reach budgetary and programmatic goals for the organization. I have a wealth of experience hiring and recruiting staff. Through my work experience, I possess interpersonal, organizational and time management skills. I am responsible for leading, motivating and communicating with staff and participants. These are qualities, in addition to my enthusiasm for working with you, will be beneficial to you and your organization. I am a team player who requires very little supervision and will do what it takes to get the job done. My salary requirement is in the $45,000 - $55,000 range. I thank you in advance for your consideration and welcome an opportunity to further discuss my qualifications. Respectfully, Bayyanna V. Eppes Bayyanna V. Eppes


Bayyanna Eppes 114-30 133rd Street * South Ozone Park * New York * 11420 Home (718) 322-3928 * Cell (718) 607-7539 * Objective: To obtain a management position so that I may utilize and further

develop my supervisory and administrative skills. Professional Experience: YMCA OF GREATER NEW YORK- JAMAICA, Jamaica, NY 09/93- 06/09

Director of Youth & Family Services (04/06- 06/09) Effectively supervises sixty staff, twenty-five volunteers and over three hundred program participants in various program areas. Responsible for the development, implementation, management and evaluation of financial plan and budget of ten departmental budgets totaling 461K. Ensure that the policies and procedures that have been set forth by the Association are being carried out by all staff, volunteers and participants. Recruit and solicit donors for branch’s annual “Uniting for Youth” Campaign to assist with achieving fundraising goals. Create a positive atmosphere that attracts and retains branch’s member base through the deliverance of high quality programming to a very diverse population. School Age Childcare Coordinator/Summer Camp Director (09/02-04/06) Achieved budgets for summer day camp and after school programs. Managed and coordinated staff to ensure that the daily operations for Youth & Family Department are implemented. Maintains and submits billing for all Youth & Family program areas to ensure that all accounts receivables are up to date. Assisted the Youth & Family Director with development and execution of departmental policies and procedures. Reviews and process financial assistance applications for summer camp and after school participants. Executive Administrative Assistant (08/97-09/02) Drafted correspondence for branch Executive Director submitted to Vice President of Operations and Board of Managers. Initiated ideas to Executive on how to raise additional money for annual campaign. Prepared and edited proposals to obtain governmental funding for programs. Membership Services Representative (09/93-08/97) Produced and executed daily finance and cash management reports. Administered recruiting campaigns specifically designed to increase and attract new members. Sustained quality customer service that stimulated prospective and current members. Education: York College of the City University of New York, Jamaica, NY Bachelor of Science, Business Administration, June 2006 Relevant Courses: Business Management Theory and Practice; Staff Supervision and Employee Relations; Personnel Management; Wage and Salary Administration; Business Law; and Accounting I & II. Skills: Microsoft Word, Publisher, Power Point, Excel, AS400, and YConnect Honors/Awards: Dean’s List; 2005 Employee of the Year; 2005, 2006 & 2007 Summer Day Camp of the Year