Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Job Hunt

I have 14 years in non-profit administration, specializing in human resources, office management, and overseeing information technology, facility and finance operations. I’m a highly analytical strategic planner with experience living abroad. Organized and process oriented, I have a commitment to excellence and integrity. I’m an adaptable team player and problem solver with an aptitude to lead. I’m a strong communicator and developer of talent.

My areas of expertise include:
Team Building & Leadership
Creative Problem Solving
Strategic & Business Planning
HR Operations
Recruiting & Payroll
Training & Development
Benefits Administration
Records Management
Process Improvement

I'm interested in a human resources position or an administrative opportunity overseeing office, hr, it, facility and finances. If you know of any opportunities or organizations I should contact, let me know.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

A Volume Ends A New One Begins

To you who are reading this blog, whether for the first time or for the umpteenth time, I appreciate your interest in my writing and for the comments you've shared whether on a post or in person over the years. I started Administering Grace on August 18, 2005 as a backdoor look into who I am, the thoughts I was contemplating and the reasons behind some of the policies of Grace Church. That was three years, close to 500 posts and over 16,000 unique visitors ago.

Your appreciation for my style and wit has paralleled the joy I've discovered in writing. Both are noteworthy for though English was my first language, I learned Tagalog at the age of four. And while that paid dividends during High School language courses, it messed me up grammatically and phonetically. I was in remedial English and grammar classes into High School. English composition, grammar and spelling were never my strong suit. But through Administering Grace, I've found a previously undiscovered joy in expressing thought in writing and based on your comments a style that has some appeal. I have no idea where this may lead in the future, but as time allows and thoughts worth sharing come to mind, I hope to continue.

While Administering Grace has been my personal blog, it's inception and the underlying focus has been on my administrative duties at Grace Church. As such, it seems only appropriate that with the cessation of my employment at Grace Church, that this volume should come to a close as well. As this volume ends a new one begins.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Thank You

Dear Grace Church,


I believe God has great things in store for Grace and will continue to further His Kingdom in the greater-Lititz area through the fellowship.

I cherish the opportunities and experiences that God has given me through serving the fellowship at Grace Church over the past ten years. I was honored to serve Pastor Young and Pastor Distler and to contribute in discussions and meetings that far exceeded the rudimentary elements of my job description. The indirect opportunities to care for the fellowship, which I did not anticipate initially, became a great source of personal fulfillment and joy. I hope I leave Grace Church in better standing than when I found it and likewise, that I leave a more devoted follower of Christ than when Grace Church found me.

Thank you for trusting me with the administration of Grace, for your encouragement and for showing up at each year's business meeting.

Forever committed to His service,
Andy

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Behind-the-scenes: Sarah Palin on SNL

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Monday, October 20, 2008

Going 1 and 9 against Michigan doesn't warrant a t-shirt!

I'm thrilled that Penn State finally beat Michigan.
I'm ecstatic that they not only beat them, but pummelled them.
But producing a t-shirt of the winning score, when it was the first win in ten tries, seems a little presumptuous.



Let's save the t-shirts for a Big10 Championship or better yet, a National Championship.

That said, my 66-10 Coastal Carolina t-shirt is nicely framed and hanging on the wall in the family room... tongue in cheek.

College schedules affect rankings

Penn State's ranked third in the first release of the BCS standings, due in large part to their soft "pre-season" schedule. I know Joe and the AD have the challenge of balancing a challenging schedule with one that allows the team to build confidence, but they appear to have erred a little too much on the soft side in recent years. Granted, the overall weakness of the Big 10 conference hasn't helped. That said, you'd think they could raise the bar. College football is a different matter, but when faced with similar choices when I was in college, I aimed high.


When faced with selecting courses and professors, I purposely sought the toughest profs sacrificing a cakewalk 'A' with a soft prof in exchange for sitting under the best and busting my tail for a 'C'. I figured it was a better investment of my tuition dollars. The challenge of surviving, Ryrie-roulette (which, BTW, I did not) or doing more than "nodding-your-head-yes" for Cawood and publishing top-notch 10-pagers for Master, only enhanced my Bible education. They were men who were so notorious they're reputations, consistently applied over years, decades and generations, had become legendary. Like alligators, defending the Faith, they could sniff errant theology down the hall and each of them could shrink an off-base student in a matter of sentences. In a sick way, it was entertaining to see them chewed to pieces. And even in one case, once aware of another prof who was off base... the prof was gone mid-year. These men were tough and they were good. Everyone knew it and in some cases, their legend had been passed down from earlier generations.

Without regard for the transcript, I subjected myself to the highest standard and though my BCS rank suffered my overall education was enhanced. I'd hate for Penn State to be the only undefeated team in the nation, but still be ranked 3rd in the BCS.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

2008 Campaign Airplanes