City of Evanston - Inaugural Citizens Fire Academy
Twenty year Career in Higher Education.
Experience & Skills: Volunteer Services: Person & Group Centered. Team Member & Team Building. Assist Diverse Populations of Students, Professionals & Residents with Academic, Career & Job Search Strategies - Related Issues & Interests;Career & Interest Inventories; Portfolio Development. Case Management, Internship & Career Counseling, Advising, & Coaching; Adjunct Faculty member
Twenty year Career in Higher Education.
Experience & Skills: Volunteer Services: Person & Group Centered. Team Member & Team Building. Assist Diverse Populations of Students, Professionals & Residents with Academic, Career & Job Search Strategies - Related Issues & Interests;Career & Interest Inventories; Portfolio Development. Case Management, Internship & Career Counseling, Advising, & Coaching; Adjunct Faculty member for 4 years, "Career Development & Exploration." Organizational & Leadership Development & Training; Career Management; Resume Writing & Critiquing; Job Search Correspondence & Behavior-Based Interviewing Skills, Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, Holland & Strong Instruments; Knowledge of Emotional Intelligence & eCPR (Emotional CPR) & Networking Possibilities; Program Development & Implementation; Research & Planning; Public Speaking, Workshop & Panel Presenter & Panel Facilitation; Conference & Convention Planning; Effective Interpersonal Communication Skills, Conflict Resolution & Problem Solving; Newsletter & Brochure Designer & content Writer; Public/Media, Relations; Personal & Staff Development; & Life & Transition Coaching. Community & State Advocacy & Outreach.
Founder (Volunteer Services) @ I - Interest in your Academic, Career, Professional & Life Goal Pursuits
R - Resources Available to You
I - Invest in Your Future, or Future Endeavors - Live Your Dream(s) - 1 Step at a Time
S - Staff, Professional & Organizational Development. Designed with Your Organization's Specific Needs in Mind .
Qualified Mental Health Professional. An Advocate for Fair Affordable Housing & Employment Needs Sustainability & Retention of Employment - Non-Discrimination of Marginalized Individuals & Groups. (Based on Gender, Color, Race, Religion, Age, Socioeconomic Status, Disability of any kind, Lack of Education/Training, or Under-Qualified/Overqualified with Appropriate Training/Education.
Volunteer Coaching-College Students, Job Seeker/ Career Professionals, of all Ages/Diverse Populations. Focus on Personal, Academic, Career/Professional Counseling & Life Transition Coaching.
Provide Academic, Staff, Professional & Organizational Development & Training Workshops/ Seminars on Various Topics for Academic Institutions & Organizations.
Workshop Presentations (e.g:)
"Effective Communication; Conflict Resolution;"
"Brainstorming & Problem Solving;"
"MBTI Type Indicator, You & Others at Home - Interpersonal & Intimate Relationships; In the Workforce - Project Management, Effective & Ineffective Teams & & Effective Team Building."
"From Manager (Boss) to Leader - What are the Differences?"
"Academic Teaching & Student Support - What Do Students Need to Have a Good Learning Experience, with Transparent Student Support Programs & Services?"
"Childhood Trauma: What is it? What Does it look like? How Does it Affect Brain Chemistry? And, Social, Personal, Academic Learning & Personal Growth? How Does it Negatively Effect/Impact Creativity. And, Reasonable/Realistic Sense of Self? How Does it & When is is it Pervasive Re-trauma & Throughout Adult Life?"
"What is an Effective Tutor/Mentor & an Empathetic Hero in the Lives of Youth." From January 2009 to Present (7 years) Internship Spec/Prog Asst/Case Mgr/Career Adviser, Instructor-Career Development & Exploration @ Constituency Committees/Campus Safety/College Mission/Workforce Planning etc 1990-2001; Service Learning Program Committee,1990-93; Commencement Committee 1996-2001; Co-op Events/Programs Planner/Implementer 1991-2008.
Presidents Awards - ."Excellence in Serving."
Students/Residents: Cover Letter/Resume Writing/Critiquing/Employers Providing Internship/Job Opportunities. Researched Employers; Interviewing Success Skills. Provided Assistance to Residents Employment Needs/Computer Leads-College Central Network.
Faculty: Assisted 90 with Academic Paperwork Process/Connected Students & Faculty Advisers/ Employers/Internships-Academic Credit/Further Opportunities. Registered Interns for Academic Credit Courses, Processed: Faculty Payment, Each Term 1990-2008.$14K-$40K.
Administrators: Statistical/Internships in Process/Completed per Departments/Divisions/VP's & Presidents 1990-2008.
Trained, Supervised, Managed Workflow, Evaluated Student Aides;.Managed Internship/Department Files/7 Databases; Accounts Receivable-Scholarship Funds/Disbursements. Program Development//Event Planning.Duties & Duties as Assigned.
Adjunct Ed 1105: Career Development/Exploration. Lectures on various topics related to self-directed job search & other aspects of job seeking; Assessment & Advisement - Myers-Briggs Type Indicator & Strong & Holland Inventories. Provided hands on experiences in researching employers & organizations, within career selection (s). Teaching models: Lecture, Role Playing, Group Decision Making & Problem Solving, Student Presentations & information related topics in academic pursuits, career related. And adviser & mentor to students.
Advised: To 500-700 intern students annually.Case Manager-Project Grow,15 single family female students returning/pursuing a GED, Technical/Occupational Training, Associates, or Bachelors Degree. Each term: Career Adviser/120-150 unemployed residents/IL Employment/ Training Center-COD/Workforce Development-Lombard, IL. From July 1990 to August 2008 (18 years 2 months) Founder/Owner/Facilitator - "Mimi's Munchkins" @ Licensed, In-home Day Care Provider:
Provided exceptional child care (with an assistant), for 7 years, for up to 35 children, from ages 1 month - 8 years. Focused on child age & appropriate centered developmental model, within a nurturing environment. Encouraged, older children to be in the role as a helping member of a team, with their younger day care brothers & sisters. Plus, taking into consideration learning styles & methods of learning. Included, also the design of curriculum age & skill appropriate for all children. First & foremost with parents', input, respective of their child/children, with the emphasis on learning, playing, resting & eating well. Prepared breakfasts, lunches & some dinners for children.Taught crafts, respect & care for animals, group story-time events, taking care of toys, books & belongings. And, treating one another with respect & care, resolving any differences, encouraging children to talk about how they were feeling. Exampling, patience, compassion & with compassion & empathy. Arranged field trips to neighborhood parks, swimming pools & beaches & lakes, play centers, soft ball games, arboretums, local museums & farms, as well as joining community bus trips to NYC for circus performances. etc. In the Spring, we cultivated gardens, preparing the soil, planting veggie & flower seeds & nourishing them. In the Spring, Summer & Fall, we'd plant wildflowers & English gardens & also in the Fall, pick pumpkins & decorate them; Winter, we'd build snow women, snowmen & snow children. Encouraged singing & playing instruments. And, dancing to their favorite tunes. Along, with drama & comedic directed performances of cartoon or storybook characters. Created & provided a monthly newsletter for parents. And, individual & parent group meetings. From August 1984 to October 1990 (6 years 3 months)
Commencement - Northwestern University, Hardin Hall, Community Engagement in Policing & Promoting Safer Neighborhoods, Certification @ City of Evanston - Citizens Police Academy From 2013 to 2014 Commencement at City of Evanston Civic Center - Council Chambers, Natural Disaster Relief, Firefighter/EMT - Emergency/Protective Services for/of Citizens & Property, Certificate, Firefighter Medallion & CPR Certification @ City of Evanston - Inaugural Citizens Fire Academy From 2013 to 2014 Certification -City of Naperville & NAMI Du Page, Social & Community Engagement, Certification @ City of Naperville - Citizens Academy From 2008 to 2009 Master's Degree, Human Services Counseling; minor Career Counseling - 2 Year Fast Track Degree Program, High Honors/Honors Scholar Distinction - 3.98/4.00 GPA @ National Louis University From 2001 to 2003 Bachelor's Degree, Leadership & Behavioral Studies - 14 Month Fast Track Program, High Honors Distinction - 4.0/4.0 GPA @ National Louis University From 1998 to 2000 Zeissert Associates, Inc. through Millikin University, Career Exploration/Awareness Tools & Skills - Certification, High Honors Distinction - Practicum & Exam - 3 Competency Exams @ Millikin University From 1998 to 1999 Associate's Degree, General Studies, Honors, High Honors & Honors Scholar Distinctions - 3.98/4.0 GPA @ College of DuPage From 1990 to 1998 Liberal Arts, Highest Honors Distinction - 5.00/5.00 GPA @ Rhode Island College From 1974 to 1977 Marilyn Danos is skilled in: Training, Psychology, Career Counseling, Mental Health, Career Development, Staff Development, Teaching, Interviews, Event Planning, Research, Management, Mentoring, Team Building, Program Management, Volunteer Management
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