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DONNA UTAKIS

413-461-5132 (cell)
DonnaUtakis@yahoo.com
413-256-2722 (work)


PROFILE
Highly energetic, self-motivated and goal-oriented project manager.
Former race director of the Amherst 10-Miler (chosen for inclusion in the USTAF-NE Grand Prix race series).
Extremely thorough, detail-oriented planner with strong oral and written communication skills.
Ultra-enthusiastic ultra-runner and marathoner.
SEEKING MY DREAM JOB IN RACE PLANNING/EVENT COORDINATION


EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

Evaluation Systems group of Pearson, Hadley, MA
Senior Manager, Client Contracts (1/2019-present):
 Oversee educator testing contracts for multiple states, working directly with their departments of education to tailor their educator testing programs to their requirements.
 Responsible for ensuring that all aspects of their educator testing programs (new test creation, test administration, and scoring) run smoothly and to their satisfaction.
Educational Program Manager (4/2008-6/2012, 10/2016-12/2018):
 Created detailed planning documents outlining the responsibilities of all involved.
 Routinely developed and monitored multiple detailed and overlapping timelines; worked in conjunction with other departments to ensure that deadlines and standards of quality were met.
 Created monthly performance expectations for staff under my supervision; identified need for additional staff when necessitated by workloads and/or deadlines.
Independent Contractor (12/2012-10/2016)/Project Director (6/2002-8/2007):
 Created planning documents, developed timelines, and wrote activity summary reports and annual technical reports describing test development and administration activities.
 Drafted proposal sections in response to Requests for Proposals from state departments of education.
 Planned for multi-meeting/multi-day conferences (negotiated contracts with hotels/meeting spaces, coordinated menus, oversaw invitation of participants)
 Facilitated meetings of educators.
The Princeton Review of Amherst, Sunderland, MA (8/2007-2/2008)
Director of After-school Programs
 Worked with school administrators at low-performing schools to start up after-school tutoring programs.
 Led training sessions for and provided supervision and support to teachers implementing the programs.
North Star Academy Charter School of Newark, Newark, NJ (8/2000-8/2001)
Mathematics Teacher
 Developed curricula for and taught seventh and eighth grade mathematics classes.
 Contributed to development of high school program and provided input into decisions about daily school operations.
North Shore Community College Upward Bound Program, Lynn, MA / Amherst, MA (summers, 1990-2001)
Mathematics Teacher/Lead Teacher
 Developed curricula for and taught college preparatory mathematics classes and aerobics classes.
 Collaborated with colleagues to develop programmatic themes and related student activities and workshops, including a sports/activities program that culminated in a program-wide fun run/race around campus.
 Developed student and staff orientation programs.
James J. Ferris High School, Jersey City, NJ (8/1990- 8/1998)
Mathematics Teacher/Curriculum Developer


RELEVANT VOLUNTEER AND OTHER EXPERIENCE
2017, 2018
Race Director
Amherst 10-Miler
Amherst, MA


November 2014
Innovator, Coordinator, Social Media Promoter and Sole Participant
150/36 for Survival
Amherst, MA


2004, 2013, 2015-2018
Member-at-Large and Social Events Coordinator, Board of Directors
Sugarloaf Mountain Athletic Club
Hadley, MA
2008, 2009


Volunteer Pacer
Vermont 100 Endurance Race
Brownsville, VT
2005-2012, 2014


President, Board of Directors
Sugarloaf Mountain Athletic Club
Hadley, MA
2005-2012


Race Director
Summit Run
Hadley, MA
2010-2011


Race Start-up Consultant and Coordinator
UMASS Dash & Dine
Amherst, MA
2009-2010


Race Start-up Consultant and Coordinator
5K for Farmland
Amherst, MA
2004 - present


Registration and timing/results support for numerous races (set up and monitor online registration, prepare registration table materials, provide necessary info to timing company, oversee posting of results)


OTHER VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE
July 2012
-October 2016
Animal Caregiver/Dogwalker
Dakin Pioneer Valley Humane Society
Leverett, MA


July 2012
-October 2016
Lead Chef
Amherst Survival Center
Amherst, MA


July 2012
-Aug 2013
Salvage Sorter
The Food Bank of Western Mass
Hatfield, MA


Nov 2012-March 2013
Fuel Assistance Program Intake Coordinator
Amherst Survival Center
Amherst, MA


2001-2002
Project Administrator
Community FoodBank of New Jersey
Hillside, NJ


1998-2002
Wildlife Guide/Day Captain
Central Park Wildlife Center
Manhattan, NY


EDUCATION
Masters of Education in Sociology and Education - Teachers College, Columbia University
Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics - Brown University
REFERENCES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST

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Renee Macneil

  • Career Objective: To obtain full or part-time work in the field of writing, education, social media management, event
    coordination, training, and/or online marketing.

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Sarah Reichard

  • I am a highly organized and proactive professional offering 10 years of diverse leadership experience. Punctual and diligent planner dedicated to developing and implementinng events to enhance people's lives. A positive and empowering attitude in all situations, confidently mitigating problems with creative solutions.

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Karen Laible

  • Extensive experience managing all aspects of large and medium scaled events and project. Successfully
    builds relationships with clients, staff, and students. Ability to problem solve, research issues, and provide
    viable working solutions. Strong interpersonal and communication skills; Energetic and professional with a
    history of proven results. Solid computer skills with an ability to quickly understand new technologies.
    Proficient with Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint. Internet and social media knowledge. Self-motivated
    with strong leadership skills.

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Nicole Marszalek

  • Career Objective: Searching for the opportunity to leverage my interpersonal, design, planning, marketing and communication skills to help business gain more revenue, build their client base and achieve corporate goals. 

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Susan Carter Tropea

  • Objective: To re-enter the workplace using my interpersonal, management, organizational and customer service skills.

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John L. Burke III M.A.

  • Dynamic, decisive Professional with demonstrated ability to use well-developed planning, analytical, and interpersonal skills to achieve a consistently high level of performance. Recognized for powerful communication and organizational skills; adept at handling high pressure situations in a professional and effective manner. Proven ability to work independently, complete simultaneous projects, and meet deadlines. Strong skills in a variety of areas.

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