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AMY SMITH
123 Main Street Atlanta, Georgia 30339
Home: (555) 555-1234, Cell: (555) 555-1235 asmith@sample~resume.com


Desire a Challenging Position as Lead Social Scientist with Focus on Interdisciplinary Studies of the Relationships between Social and Environmental Systems in Urban Settings.

A highly talented and enthusiastic Social Scientist with great deal of research experience in human-environment relationships, such as coupled human- natural systems, human and political ecology, environmental attitudes/beliefs/activities, and quality of life related to the environment, urban growth, urban environmental policies and other special problems in urban ecology. Demonstrated experience in conducting survey data collections, spatial analysis, demographic methods, qualitative and quantitative modeling.

Summary of Qualifications

  • Over 12 years of Solid research experience in human -    environmental relationships.
  • Deep knowledge of the principles, theories and methods of    social and behavioral science.
  • Sound ability to use computer software, database systems,    and web-based systems.
  • Remarkable ability to organize and gather scientific and    administrative data for use in the preparation of analytical and    interpretative reports and guides.
  • In-depth ability to communicate orally and in writing to the    scientific community and individuals at all levels in order to    explain and promote program policies.
  • Uncommon ability to organize review panels and other    activities.
  • Superb ability to use independent judgment and to manage    and impart confidential information.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Uncommon knowledge of and ability to apply relevant current    special education methodologies and techniques.
  • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and flexibility.
  • Remarkable ability to analyze behavior and plan design and    implement management programs.
  • Solid ability to work effectively with service users, staff and    other professionals in a high-intensity environment.
  • Ability to train and manage subordinate Social Scientists.
  • Great ability to function well within multidisciplinary teams.

    Professional Experience

    Cousins Institute, Stony Point, NY              2000 - Present
    Social Scientist

    Perform a variety of assignments designed to apply principles, theories, and techniques to a selected range of problems and issues associated with aspects of program operations, information assistance, and all phases of the proposal review processes for the Division of Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences (BCS)
    • Provide ad hoc support for special requests and inquiries that require a scientific background to properly respond.
    • Provide scientific assistance to BCS in all phases of the proposal review process and coordinate proposal review activities with SBE Divisions and other directorates.
    • Assist with the screening of proposals and develops factual information about grants to ascertain whether the research is normally supported by BCS programs.
    • Participate in ad hoc reviewer identification

      • Reading professional journals and reviews in the areas of sciences handled by the programs, working with Program Directors to expand the reviewer base.
      • Administering the review process for selected categories of proposals.
      • Producing reports using administrative data and other information from proposal and award records, and
      • Accessing information from other sources to help the BCS staff identify appropriate reviewers for proposals.
    Feed Foundation, Stony Point, NY                   1995 - 2000
    Assistant Social Scientist
    • Provided evaluation training and support services for Foundation departments, programs, staff and senior leadership.
    • Worked with staff to develop and implement work plans and timetables for evaluation projects
    • Developed outcome measures and capabilities for Foundation programs, staff, and clients.
    • Designed and directed documentation and data collection systems, with a primary emphasis on qualitative data.
    • Collected and analyzed evaluation data and prepared written reports describing the findings and recommendations for program improvement.
    • Directed data analysis, reported and used web-based survey applications.
    • Provided oversight to the development of internal and external surveys.
    • Identified funding opportunities, provided technical assistance and worked with departmental staff to develop proposals.
    • Developed a consulting practice at the Foundation that helped other nonprofits, businesses and government agencies monitor the impact of their programs.
    • Conducted original research individually and as part of a Foundation/university partnership with the goal of publication.
    • Represented the Foundation at external meetings on nonprofit research and evaluation.
    Cousins Institute, Stony Point, NY                     1993 - 1995
    Junior Sociologist
    • Developed and conducted statistical and demographic research activities related to reproductive health surveys and public health surveillance activities.
    • Assisted in design, implementation, and development of analytic projects with international policy or program implications.
    • Conducted data analyses and executed quantitative and qualitative data analysis plans.
    • Participated in all phases of research studies of technology-supported educational interventions and programs, under general direction of the project leader.
    • Conducted qualitative and quantitative data analyses in research studies focusing on science education content, instructional practices, and student learning.
    • Developed data collection instruments.
    • Participated in the preparation reports on findings to various audiences in the education community.
    Education and Professional Certification

    New York University, NY
    PhD Sociology (1998)

    New York University, NY
    MA Sociology (1995)

    New York University, NY
    Bachelor of Science in Sociology (1992)

    Computer Skills: Windows, WordPerfect, PowerPoint, Word, Westlaw, Lexis-Nexus, Lotus Notes and Excel



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