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Resume for Bob S. for Consultant / Professional & Consulting Services in West Hartford, Connecticut

Occupation: Consultant Industry: Professional & Consulting Services
Country: United States City: West Hartford
State: Connecticut ZIP: 06119

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      ROBERT D. S.

       Auburn Road

      West Hartford, Connecticut

       Home   Cell        


Accomplished, AwardWinning WriterCommunicator seeking a contract/consulting position

with a respected nonprofit organization.  

Background features a record of innovativeness, professionalism and clear contribution in diverse, challenging positions.  Career includes significant responsibility and achievement in the public and nonprofit sectors, in roles requiring skills in research, writing, multimedia content development, public speaking and leadership.   

Advocated on a wide range of issues at the legislative level and in the public arena.  Harvard graduate with a Master’s Degree in Urban Planning and Policy.  Awardwinning reporter.  Successful nonprofit Executive Director and Grant Writer.  Twice appeared on national television.  Trained in multimedia technologies, including video and the web.   Current projects include writing a community blog and producing a community television program.   Experienced Wikipedia Author/Editor.   



Communications Associate – Managed and implemented multiple communications projects for this foundation which advocates for universal health care.  Researched/developed issue briefs.  Responsible for website content development. 

  • Prepared and edited content for multimedia formats: website, electronic newsletters, political theater, annual reports and other publications.
  • Participated in the development of the foundation’s strategic, policy and communication plans. 


    Executive Director  


    Played a leading role in the development and growth of this statewide nonprofit organization dedicated to working towards improved dental services for the state’s underserved populations.  As Executive Director, responsible for all aspects of the organization’s management: strategic planning, staff recruitment/development, marketing, legislative program, public advocacy and budgeting.  

  • Brought a new level of energy, professionalism, funding and visibility to the organization.
  • Secured grants totally more than $,.  Created collateral material. Developed/launched organization’s website. 
  • Wrote an oped article that was published in The Hartford Courant.
  • Testified at the Connecticut State Legislature.

     UNIVERSITY OF HARTFORD – West Hartford, Connecticut

    Adjunct Professor – Taught Writing and Composition to freshmen for two semesters. 

     ADVOCACY UNLIMITED – Wethersfield, Connecticut

    Community Educator – Educated, wrote, spoke and lobbied for people with psychiatric disabilities.   Worked with clients, helping them develop life skills and to prepare to represent the organization in advocacy efforts.

  • Developed expertise in policy, advocacy and communications.  
  • Led the organization’s Legislative Task Force.  Developed lobbying strategies. 
  • Testified at the Connecticut State Legislature.
  • Served as the visible face of the organization in statewide coalitions.

     PREVENT CHILD ABUSE AMERICA – Chicago, Illinois/Farmington, Connecticut

    Writer – Performed research, writing and editing functions for a nationally respected nonprofit organization.

  • Assignments included grant proposals, special reports and press releases.
  • Based on quality of work, retained employment after relocating to Connecticut.

     CITY OF CHICAGO – Chicago, Illinois

    Writer – Due to reputation developed in previous work, recruited by the City as a research and writing consultant.

  • Played a significant role in the research, writing and publication of the City of Chicago Master Transportation Plan.

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  • SELFEMPLOYED – Chicago, Illinois
  • Freelance Writer – Developed significant writing and promotional career while playing major role in raising young children. 

  • Wrote articles that were published in Modern Dad, Chicago Parent, Today’s Chicago Woman and other publications.  Became a respected voice on the issue of athome dads.  Wrote journal articles.
  • Made two national television appearances – on Oprah Winfrey and Good Morning America. 
  • Director of the Ethics and Campaign Disclosure Department/Research Coordinator – Performed multiple functions in a dynamic environment, serving the third largest county in the United States.  Reported directly to David Orr, who had been a City Counselor and Deputy Mayor.  Managed records department.  Directed staff. 

  • Recognized as “goto” writer in the office.  Wrote speeches for the County Clerk.
  • Directed research projects.  Performed special assignments. 

     WINDY CITY TIMES – Chicago, Illinois

    Reporter – Covered a variety of topics for this awardwinning weekly newspaper. 

     Won Chicago Chapter of the Society for Professional Journalists Award for Political Coverage. 


    Director – Directed a newly formed nonprofit organization dedicated to community development.  Utilized writing and speaking ability to gain traction and build credibility for the organization.

  • Developed and achieved specific funding and membership growth goals.
  • Organized and coordinated leadership training programs. 
  • During this period, also worked as a Research Assistant for United Charities.

     THE HONORABLE SAUNDRA GRAHAM Massachusetts State Representative – Boston, Massachusetts

    Legislative Aide – Researched, drafted and lobbied for legislation.  Organized press conferences.  Provided support for community and advocacy groups.   Promoted from Assistant to Legislative Aide.

  • Recipient of an Award from the Massachusetts Child Care Coalition – “In appreciation for your dedication and outstanding service on behalf of the children and families of Massachusetts.”

     Gained diverse experience in multiple roles.  Developed and taught courses for middle and high school students at Exploration School, Wellesley College Summers , , .  Developed and taught courses for gifted innercity children at Milton Academy , .  Traveled to the Soviet Union to provide food, medicine and information to Jews refused exit visas “refusenicks” as a Volunteer for a Soviet Jewry organization.  Counseled and supervised homeless men at Pine Street Inn, Boston’s largest homeless shelter .



    UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS CHICAGO School of Urban Planning and Policy – Chicago, Illinois 

    Master of Urban Planning and Policy,

    Fellowship:  University Fellowship Fulltuition meritbased scholarship.  

    HARVARD UNIVERSITY – Cambridge, Massachusetts

    Bachelor of Arts, Psychology,

    Fellowship: Henry Russell Shaw Traveling Fellow –  This highly competitive fellowship funded research to Israel, Egypt and Europe to study violence against women. 

    Activities: Founder, HarvardRadcliffe Students for Social Responsibility.  Held a position in Student Government, involved in high profile campus events.   Wrote Harvard University Student Handbook on Rape. 

    Professional Development

    Numerous courses, workshops, seminars and conferences throughout career.  Selected highlights:

          ● West Hartford Community Television – Trained in Video Production and Editing

          ● Caroline’s Comedy Club – Trained in Standup Comedy

          ● Capital Community College – Website Design

           State of Connecticut Alternate Route to Teacher Certification ARC, Certified in Language Arts

                Student Teacher, Griswold Middle School, Rocky Hill, CT.  Language Arts 

          ● Leo Burnett USA, Inc, through Northwestern University Creative Advertising 

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