Assistant Project Director
(Female, Age 40) from phila, PA
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At a Glance
Basic data on your current job
|Job Title||Assistant Project Director|
|Other Compensation||None Set|
|Company Size||(not answered)|
|Years Experience||7 years|
Opinions on your CAREER overall (i.e. not just your current job)
|Years in Career||0|
|Income Rating||0 / 10|
|Interest Rating||0 / 10|
|Work-Life Rating||0 / 10|
|Fulfilment Rating||0 / 10|
Current job Q&A
Describe the type of organization you work for.
i work for a major university in philadelphia. there are over 5000 person employed by this organization in the USA alone
Describe your job role and responsibilities.
i oversee the daily operations of a child welfare research project
Please list an additional benefits (beyond compensation) that you receive.
3 wks vacation, 12 sick days, 3 personal days as well as 403b retirement plan,
Do you feel you are under/over or well/fairly compensated at your current position?
Does your job entail you working with others on a daily basis? Is this something you like/dislike about your job? Please explain.
yes i work with others on a daily basis and most days that’s okay with me.
Do you work collaboratively with supervisors/managers?
Do you work collaboratively with your co-workers?
Describe your work location (e.g., office, home, theatre, in the field) and what you like/dislike about working in it.
because me projects focuses on curriculum development it is important to have collaborative work sharing.
Please rate each of the following aspects of your current job on a scale of 1-10 (10 being the highest/best):
Job Title: 8
Level of Responsibility: 6
The Actual Work: 7
A day in the life of…
Please describe a typical workday for you in your current job:
|5am to 6am|
|6am to 7am|
|7am to 8am||preparing for work, nursing baby, fixing breakfast, pumping milk, ironing clothes, check email from palm pilot to see if there are any emergencies for the day|
|8am to 9am||arrived at the office 8:45 am; logged into computer, began checking email|
|9am to 10am||working on curriculum for child welfare trainings to provider agencies|
|10am to 11am||break from 10:15 – 10:30 am; continue working on curriculum in an effort to meet deadline for binding|
|11am to 12pm||answering calls from providers in reference to training and project meetings|
|12pm to 1pm||lunch 12 pm – 1 pm|
|1pm to 2pm||returning phone calls to provider agencies in reference to training and registration request; coordinating final details for an offsite training of providers to ensure that all equippment is in place, and training room will accomodate session.|
|2pm to 3pm|
|3pm to 4pm|
|4pm to 5pm|
|5pm to 6pm|
|6pm to 7pm|
|7pm to 8pm|
|8pm to 9pm|
|9pm to 10pm|
|10pm to 11pm|
|11pm to 12am|
Table of Contents
How you got your job
How did you get your current job?
What was the application process?
submitted resume and applied for position electronically
Did you have to interview for your current job? If yes, what did the interview process entail?
yes, i interviewed with the project director and provided a writing sample
If you can remember, what questions were you asked during the interview?
skills, prior experience in the field and specific topic knowledge and experience
Do you feel your employer properly prepared you for your job? Explain.
no, but i was comfortable because my education was prepartion for the basic functions of the job
Was there training for your current position? If yes, what did it entail?
no there was no formal training but my education prepared me for the position for the most part.
Do you feel your educational background prepared you for your job? Explain.
If applicable, do you feel your internship experience helped you prepare for your job?
some what but not as much as my classroom experiences
If someone wanted to go about getting a job similar to yours, what would you recommend for him or her to do?
earn a degree in social work and or be sure to excercise effective decision making skills and abilities.
What skills do you think a person should have if they want to pursue a position like yours?
communication skills, problem solving and decision making skills
Do you feel that you need a certain level of education or training to be successful in your job?
What advice would you give to someone who was about to start work in your position/ line of work?
be sure to have confidence in your own abilities
Long-term career plans
Is your current employment part of your overall career plan? Why or why not?
in part yes
What are your current career goals?
to become a full-time homeschooling parent and to create a teen drop-in center
Is there anything else you would like to share about your career?
i love working with adolescent and youth
Prior work history
Please list your most recent jobs prior to this current job:
|Prior Job 1||assistant director||3 years||52500||manange the daily operations of a child welfare research project|
|Prior Job 2||project coordinator||4 years||46500||coordinator and monitor and training component of a child welfare research project.|
Please list your educational background:
High School GPA:2
|3.48||temple university||social work|
|Graduate or Professional
(Masters or Doctorate)
|3.65||temple university||social work management and planning|
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