Nicholas Shere
h2{text-align:center}. Experience
h3{text-decoration:underline}. Senior Clerical Assistant, Peralta Community College District. (2005-Present)
  • Finance and Human Resources (October 2006-Present)
    • Trained in PeopleSoft functions for Accounts Payable and Benefits
    • Organized benefits account records for 05-06/06-07, finding and filling gaps in records
    • Updated hundreds of staff records during universal re-enrollment
    • Set up system to track incoming invoices and statements, to ensure on-time and accurate payment and resolve issues
  • Financial Aid, College of Alameda and Merritt College (January 2005-October 2006)
    • Assisted students in submitting applications and supporting documents and resolving conflicting information
    • Located, researched, and resolved conflicts in student records and application materials for current and past applicants
    • Proficient with SAFE, CPS, NSLDS
    • Created and revised documents, letters, etc. to increase the clarity, accuracy, and accessibility of information available to students
    • Proposed and established central campus mailing list, Outlook-based appointment scheduling
    • Used reports and spreadsheets to manage, maintain and analyze data, and track down missing and improperly accounted funds
    • Trained and supervised student workers
    • Worked respectfully and effectively with students of all backgrounds, including in aggravated or distressed situations
      h3{text-decoration:underline}. Columnist, Brown Daily Herald (2001)
      h3{text-decoration:underline}. Teaching Asst., Brown University (2001-2002)
      h3{text-decoration:underline}. Intern, Bay Area Coalition of Equitable Schools (2001)
  • Research on achievement, equity, and school size
  • Responsible for many aspects of writing, editing, layout, production, and distribution of organization newsletter distributed to schools and partners
  • Entered, managed, and analyzed a large body of survey and test data related to secondary schools literacy program
    h3{text-decoration:underline}. Student Director, Oakland Board of Education (1998-2000)
    h2{text-align:center}. Education
    h3{text-decoration:underline}. Brown University (2000-2004)
  • Phi Beta Kappa
    h3{text-decoration:underline}. Far West High School (1996-2000)
  • Valedictorian