Summary
Overview
Work History
Education
Skills
Accomplishments
Affiliations
Quote
Languages
Timeline
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Leif Faber

Winthrop

Summary

Multi-talented self-starter consistently rewarded for success in planning and operational improvements. Experience in policy development and staff management procedures positively impacting overall morale and productivity. Enthusiastic and eager to contribute to team success through hard work, attention to detail and excellent organizational skills. Clear understanding of teamwork and individual work ethic. Motivated to learn, grow and excel in a new position.

Overview

2
2
Languages
6
6
years of post-secondary education
27
27
years of professional experience

Work History

Managing Partner

Faber Fairfield Designs LLC
2014-01 - 2019-03
  • Small Real Estate Development Company.
  • Involved in all aspects, but especially project management.

Assistant Program Coordinator

Southern Illinois University
2012-01 - 2014-01
  • Conference Services Program at Touch of Nature Environmental Center, Event planning.
  • Event Staff hiring and management.
  • Customer Service.

Outdoor Program Leader/Assistant Program Coordinator

Southern Illinois University
2004-01 - 2012-01
  • Spectrum Wilderness Program at Touch of Nature Environmental Center, Developed/implemented outdoor programming for participants and staff.
  • Lead 30-day Wilderness Stress Challenge Courses for youth-at-risk with a success/graduation rate of 86%.
  • Lead role in staff training and risk management implementation.

Kitchen Manager/Chef

Taki Japanese Steakhouse
2002-01 - 2003-01
  • Managed kitchen staff for new restaurant opening; developed recipes and full food and beverage menu; trained staff in quality assurance.

English Teacher

Takato Junior High School
1998-01 - 2001-01
  • Developed teaching materials and curriculum; worked individually and in small groups with students and Japanese colleagues to build their English skills.

Retail Sales

Shawnee Trails Wilderness Outfitters
1991-01 - 1997-01
  • Retail sales in specialty outdoor gear/climbing shop Experience (continued).

2020 Census Enumerator

US Census Bureau
2020-08 - 2020-10

Conducted Census Questionnaire Door-to-Door

Followed Cultural Sensitivity and Confidentiality Protocols

Was Top 12 in the Boston area in completion rate

Freelance Copy Editor/ Proofreader

Self Employed
2019-04 - Current
  • Reviewed and edited content for correct grammar and style.
  • Presented clients with unique copy options based on overall marketing objectives.

Education

B.A - English Literature, Japanese & History

Southern Illinois University
1991-01 - 1997-01

Skills

Customer Service
Event planning
Hiring
Leadership
Project management
Quality assurance
Retail sales
Staff training
Teaching

Unique content creation

Editing and review

Articulate communications

Marketing communications expertise

Team contribution

Accomplishments

  • Summary.
  • Experienced in traditional and experiential education.
  • Have worked with Youth in a variety of age levels and settings.
  • Engaged Member of the Outdoor Community with long history of volunteer service.
  • Former President of The Illinois Climbers Association.
  • The Access Fund 2014 Sharp End Award for Climbing Advocacy.
  • Experienced Rock Climbing, High Ropes, and Low Ropes Site Supervisor.
  • Strong Risk Management history.
  • Supervisory/ Management Experience in various settings.
  • Ability to translate broad base of experience to relevant skills.
  • Multitasking through logistics and project management.
  • Success working independently and with teams.
  • Experienced developing curriculum and teaching various populations.
  • International experience and global point of view, fluent in Japanese.
  • Passionate, skilled writer/editor/educator.
  • Writing and editing evaluations for the State of Illinois – effectively communicating technical and human sides of youth-at-risk referrals.
  • Have translated articles for The American Alpine Journal.
  • Volunteer Youth Soccer Coach at the U8 – U12 levels for the past 4 years.

Affiliations

Member of American Alpine Club and The Access Fund

Quote

The real test is not whether you avoid this failure, because you won’t. It’s whether you let it harden or shame you into inaction, or whether you learn from it; whether you choose to persevere.
Barack Obama

Languages

Japanese

Learning Spanish

Timeline

2020 Census Enumerator

US Census Bureau
2020-08 - 2020-10

Freelance Copy Editor/ Proofreader

Self Employed
2019-04 - Current

Managing Partner

Faber Fairfield Designs LLC
2014-01 - 2019-03

Assistant Program Coordinator

Southern Illinois University
2012-01 - 2014-01

Outdoor Program Leader/Assistant Program Coordinator

Southern Illinois University
2004-01 - 2012-01

Kitchen Manager/Chef

Taki Japanese Steakhouse
2002-01 - 2003-01

English Teacher

Takato Junior High School
1998-01 - 2001-01

B.A - English Literature, Japanese & History

Southern Illinois University
1991-01 - 1997-01

Retail Sales

Shawnee Trails Wilderness Outfitters
1991-01 - 1997-01
Leif Faber