j.p. paulus

8018 S. Calumet Ave. Chicago IL 60619

773 • 783 • 3970    Cellular Phone: 312 • 282 • 2809

E-mail jp@paulus.com

World Wide Web  home page http://jp.paulus.com  



To serve in a position that will connect the needs of the individual and organization with resources to achieve success



 Diverse experience in multiple settings.  Accomplished goals and developed structures which freed co-workers & clients to succeed in areas of expertise




 Medill School of Journalism

of Northwestern University, 

Graduated in 3 years

Bachelor of Science in Journalism                  major: journalism

elective concentrations: sociology/linguistics

social science concentration: non-Western history    



Vision Nehemiah PURSUE program

Chicago, Illinois                 September 2009 - present


o    Assisting in developing comprehensive college preparation program

o    Counseling urban students through college going process

o    Presentations on the financial aid process to community organizations

o    Networking ministries, people and resources

o    Grant research & development


Illinois Student Assistance Commission                    

Deerfield, Illinois          March 2008 – November 2009

 Outreach Development Specialist

·         Recruited & trained 58 ISACorps serving the state of Illinois throsugh landmark federal College Access Challenge Grant program

·         Managing relationships with organizations which help youth from at-risk communities go to college

·         Researching and developing new grant opportunities

·         Managing compliance of grants received from external sources for outreach activities

·         Evaluate effectiveness of outreach programs



PACT Consulting                    

Palatine, Illinois                 June 2007 – December 2007


·         Networking ministries to at-risk communities

·         Counseling ministries on resources within the city and beyond for effective community impact

·         Assessing current strategies and planning for future initiatives


YouthPartnersNET   (YPN)                       

Chicago, Illinois       January 2006- June 2007

 Chicago City Networker

·         Networking ministries to at-risk youth

·         Hosting monthly networking luncheons to provide knowledge & support for youth workers

·         Participates in several local & national networking organizations & events, such as Chicago Reload, Urban Youth Network

·         E-mails highlighting Chicago area events

·         Creation of detailed youth worker events calendar to help ministries plan more efficiently

·         Research of events and resources of interest

·         In-depth phone calls and e-mails of partner ministries to assess need and describe available resources

·         Recruiting for and assisting with YPN Executive Director training


Uptown Baptist Church

Uptown neighborhood, Chicago, Illinois

Staff: Office Manager, Administrative Assistant, Summer Intern Supervisor

Volunteer: Youth Group Assistant, Finance Committee member, Usher, community development, Summer Concert Coordinator

Paid Staff (Administrative):  April 2001 –July 2005    

Paid Staff (Intern Supervisor):  May 2000 – August 2000    

Volunteer: October 1996 –July 2005    

·          Financial duties including: set & maintained  annual budget, supervised offering collections, made deposits and wrote checks

·          Developed UBC’s internal network files system

·          Coordinated communication between UBC leadership, members & international supporters

·          Coordinated trips and itineraries; counseled college students;

·          Networked leadership & visitors with neighborhood, city, state & national resources

·          Assisted in planning and supervising of youth group activities and development

·          Various Desktop Publishing assignments (newsletters, calendars, flyers, signs, booklets)


University of Chicago Hospitals

Chicago, Illinois                 October 1998 – May 2000

Facilities Operations Project Coordinator

·          Administered Quality Improvement surveys (Customer and Employee) for all Facilities Operations Departments

·          Desktop Publishing Projects, including 3-foot banners and signs, department newsletter

·          Managed Security Card Access system

·          Developed Employee-run Reward & Recognition program, resulting in ongoing awards program

·          Organized first hospital-wide Talent Show, which boosted morale and educated Hospital on department Reward & Recognition program





Leadership: programming of community, academic and social events,  Youth Leader, Cultural Diversity Facilitator, Racial Reconciliation activist, community networker, , Korean Drama fan networker


Technical: Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Publisher, Powerpoint, Access), , Mindmapper,  Internet applications (FrontPage, browsers), hardware installation and maintenance


Creative: assisted in production of professional newspaper and newsletters publicity, Web Page design


Communications:  journalism training, extensive personal networking experience, web pages for neighborhood and personal benefit, typing 45+ WPM, extensive experience with the Internet (e.g. Electronic mail, Web publishing, research)


Management:  quality improvement, non-profit organizational management, survey distribution and display expertise, security access systems, maintaining budgets and payrolls, research , College and University Financial System (CUFS) and FAM-Z financial aid system experience





















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