KEVIN J RAINEY

K E V I N . J . R A I N E Y @ G M A I L . C O M • W W W. K E V I N J R A I N E Y. W O R P R E S S . C O M
PROFESSIONAL PROFILE Experienced working with minority youth in an educational capacity: teaching Customer Service Training classes, mentoring incoming freshman and facilitating weekly workshops for high school students. Also knowledgeable regarding non-profits, job development, youth considered high-risk, individuals experiencing chemical dependency and persons with low incomes. Several years of interpersonal and public communication skills need to cultivate relationships between clients and corporate employers. EDUCATION & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT University of Saint Thomas St. Paul, Minnesota September 2005 – May 2010 Bachelors of Science - Sociology w/minor in Family Studies Young Nonprofit Professionals Training St. Paul, Minnesota November 2010 How to be a Non Profit Rock Star Century College White Bear Lake, Minnesota October 2010 Supervisory Training & Sales Techniques WORK EXPERIENCE Employment Specialist June 2011 – October 2011 Opportunity Partners + Supervised a caseload of 20+ disabled adult clients + Conducted intakes with clients and county social workers + Provided employment development and job coaching assistance + Assessed services needed by clients and accurately billed for services provided + Supported clients with bus training, resume building and professional etiquette StepUp Teacher [Seasonal] June 2011 – July 2011 Achieve Minneapolis + Managed a classroom of 35 students + Provided weekly assessments of student progress + Taught interview skills, resume building and professional etiquette + Developed a positive, orderly learning environment which engages students and maximizes on-task behavior + Developed lessons and student activities that progress coherently and are aligned with objectives and state standards + Met the needs of all students by differentiating the instructional delivery + Constructed, examines, and reconstructs real teaching and management experiences in and out of the classroom + Stimulated reflection by guiding students to explore areas of risk, discomfort and opportunity + Participated in individual and group professional development activities Employment Coach & Customer Service Training Teacher September 2010 – July 2011 Lifetrack Resources, Incorporated + Responsible for a caseload of 50+ clients + Aided clients in creating self-sufficiency goals and outcomes by providing professional and personal development leadership + Provided connections to public benefits and job related assistance through relationships with other nonprofit agencies + Responsible for creating and facilitating resume editing workshops and interview preparation skills through mock interviews + Screened and selected clients to ensure their talents are parallel with the needs of the employers + Managed and updated company database with new employer information and client progress + Assisted in teaching monthly Customer Service Training classes + Provided occasional check-ins with employers to ensure that client acquisition, growth, retention, servicing and transition goals were met + Fostered relationships with employers and corporations through face to face interaction while representing the nonprofit at job fairs in the aspect of developing new internship and job opportunities Student Teacher Assistant June 2009 – December 2009 University of St. Thomas’ Child Development Center + Actively monitored and assessed the development and education of children as they perform classroom activities + Designed group projects that utilized the skills of early childhood development

KEVIN J RAINEY
K E V I N . J . R A I N E Y @ G M A I L . C O M • W W W. K E V I N J R A I N E Y. W O R P R E S S . C O M

Advocate August 2007 – May 2008 Listening House of St. Paul + Assisted persons experiencing homeless and chemical dependency with having a sense of community + Provided non formal counseling and practical assistance to youth considered high-risk and walk-in guest + Helped guest achieve goals towards self-sufficiency through resume editing and interview skill support Adolescent Events Director June 2007 – December 2007 Ramsey County Bar Association + Contacted local business for donations and sponsorships: raised over $10,000 for Bar Association events + Generated advertisements for Bar Association events by creating flyers, updating the website and informing local businesses + Created, managed and executed the Bar Association’s first outdoor fair for over 400 local children ACHIEVEMENTS Young Nonprofit Professionals Network Member: 2010 University of St. Thomas Presidential Scholarship recipient: 2005 – 2010 Elected to Board of Directors, Psi Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated: 2009 Committee President, Psi Chapter: Maintained budget of $40k. Created, planned, and executed collegiate events: 2008 – 2010 Guide Right Program: Led leadership seminars directed to help minority youth prepare for college: 2006 – 2010 Linkages Program Mentor: Selected to mentor university Freshmen minorities transition to college life: 2008 Appointed Student Liaison, University of St. Thomas Board of Directors: Voting member of the university’s Board; managed & organized the student contributions to the $600 Million Capital Campaign: 2007