YOLONDA G. GAINES
yolondagaines@yahoo.com
832-771-1288 cell /713-313-7734 work

 

PROFILE

Self-motivated, productive professional with demonstrated experience in advising and counseling.  Proven track record in planning, organizing and implementing professional enhancement projects.   Ability to work independently or in a team environment. Strong oral/written communication and presentation skills. Excellent administrative and organization skills.  Expertise  in human  resources and professional  development  training.  Innovative  and  resourceful with  the ability to communicate effectively coursework and developmental programs. Ability to communicate with diverse groups. Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, Publisher, Blackboard, and PeopleSoft.

MANAGEMENT

Over 7 years of career service experience development, evaluation, and implementation to increase career services effectiveness. 

  • Managed and evaluated Career Planning and Placement program effectiveness, thus increasing student participation in program workshops, events, and on-campus interviews by 50%
  • Successfully advised, assisted, and placed students in internships/job positions, resulting in a 68% placement rate.
  • Managed staff of 3 sales associates to include conducting performance evaluations, scheduling tasks, and monitoring department goals and objectives

INSTRUCTION/TRAINING

Over 15 years of corporate development training.   Over 9 years of teaching experience at university-level. 

  • Conducted university-level courses to include Business Administration, Marketing, and Business Internship classes, resulting in an average evaluation rating of 4.5 (5.0 scale)
  • Developed and conducted professional development seminars and workshops such as  résumé writing, interviewing techniques, professional attire/image, business etiquette, dining etiquette, job search strategies, networking, and business ethics
  • Developed and implemented 6 safety training programs.  Implemented and executed assistance and employee wellness programs, resulting in a decrease in workers’ compensation modification rate by 40%
  • Developed and implemented supervisory training courses to include worksheets, slides, and simulation training, thus decreasing turnover rate by 50%
  • Conducted safety training classes for 70+ employees and professional development seminars/workshops for over 500 constituents

HUMAN RESOURCES

  • Coordinated the human resources start-up of two state-funded projects (CHIP Program – Children Health Insurance Program and the STAR Program – State of Texas Access Reform)
  • Hired, interviewed, and screened applicants within 3 to 6 month intervals, thus ensuring contract compliance for state contract

EMPLOYMENT

Texas Southern University - Houston, Texas
Jesse H. Jones School of Business
Director, Career Planning and Placement Center & Business Instructor

2002 - Present
Birch & Davis, Incorporated - Austin,Texas
Human Resource Specialist

2000 - 2001
ESI, Incorporated – Austin, Texas
Human Resource Coordinator

1995 - 1998
Hercules Steel Company, Incorporated
Fayetteville, North Carolina
Personnel/Safety Manager
1984 - 1994

EDUCATION

Master of Business Administration B.S. in Business (Office Administration)
Fayetteville State University, Fayetteville, NC Texas Southern University, Houston, TX

ASSOCIATIONS/AFFILIATIONS

Member, NACE (National Association of Colleges and Employers); Student Affairs Committee and Mentor - NBMBAA; Advisor, NBMBAA Collegiate Chapter -Student Business Leadership Organization (SBLO) and JHJ Elite Toastmasters Club - Texas Southern University; Presenter, Southwestern Teaching Conference - Jesse H. Jones School of Business - Texas Southern University - 2004