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Jim Rudoff

Web Development & IT Consultant

Location
San Diego, California
Industry
Marketing and Advertising
Current
  1. Self-Employed
Previous
  1. AIDS/LifeCycle,
  2. Temple of Poi,
  3. McGuire Real Estate
Education
  1. San Francisco State University
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Self-Employed

Self-Employed

Web Development Consultant

– Present

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Background

Experience

Web Development Consultant

Self-Employed
– Present (9 months)

I work with small businesses and consultants to create and implement online strategies and expanded presence. Whether it's launching a web site, Facebook page, a blog, a newsletter, or even configuring DNS, I have a combination of communications and technical skills that truly is unique -- and is invaluable to my clients.

Small Property Owner

Self-Employed
– Present (12 years 10 months)San Francisco Bay Area

Managed the conversion of a three-unit building to condominiums. This multi-year project required working with lawyers, tenants, city inspectors, contractors and other vendors. Published articles on green home renovation and comparing various ownership structures. Responsible for tenant recruitment, qualification and retention, as well as on-site maintenance and improvements.

Recruitment Manager

AIDS/LifeCycle
(1 year 6 months)Los Angeles, CA

ALC is the world's largest annual AIDS fundraising event, raising more than $14.4 million in 2013. As Recruitment Manager, I was responsible for recruiting new Cyclists and Roadies to participate in the 2012 and 2013 events. This included developing recruitment strategies, developing and managing implementation of the annual recruitment plan, managing a recruitment team of up to three coordinators, managing the recruitment budget, and supporting 12-15 annual events throughout the year, from 1-day rides to cocktail parties. As there was no Recruitment Manager when I joined ALC, my responsibilities as Coordinator were largely the same, with the exception of budgeting. In both positions, I reported directly to the Associate Director, SoCal, and was responsible for a high-level logistics role during our week-long event.

Captain & Roadie, Rest Stop 3, AIDS/LifeCycle 4-10 (Volunteer)

AIDS/LifeCycle
(6 years 7 months)

AIDS/LifeCycle is the world's largest annual AIDS fundraising event, raising more than $13 million in 2011. I manage and motivate a team of up to 15 other volunteer Roadies through a week of 12-hour days. Site services include beverages, food, medical, bike tech, and rest rooms. Interface with staff and manage vehicle traffic safely in and out of site. Captain/Co-Captain ALC 7-10, Roadie ALC 4-6.

Director of Poi Instruction

Temple of Poi
(8 years 10 months)San Francisco Bay Area

Teach five different multi-week series of dance classes to adult students. Continually monitoring and evolving techniques within the defined curriculum as well as expanding and adapting the curriculum as needed. Teaching methodology requires facility with language patterns, identifying and teaching to various student learning styles and modalities in classroom and one-on-one settings, and managing student engagement, focus and comfort levels as they learn a physical activity that can easily cause public embarrassment – ensuring that students have fun and feel good about their learning process. Trains new instructors, as well as training senior instructors to train new instructors and evaluating their training abilities. Currently developing video training modules for web distribution. Sells continuing classes to students. Contribute to school marketing.

Realtor - GRI and EcoBroker Certifications

McGuire Real Estate
(4 years 1 month)San Francisco Bay Area

As a licensed real estate agent, worked with both buyers and sellers. Explained pricing and negotiation strategies and complex legal requirements and forms to clients. Selected and implemented business systems, including systems for lead tracking, contact management, on-line legal form management, email marketing and more. Developed web content, published newsletter in both on-line and print editions, developed a variety of marketing materials and advertisements.

Web Site and Application Development Consultant

Self-Employed
(2 years 2 months)San Francisco Bay Area

Provided web site development, web-based and installable application development, training, project management, network engineering support and desktop support services for several clients in the San Francisco Bay Area. Cross-functional team lead for several major projects.

Usability Engineer

Niku Corporation
(1 year 5 months)San Francisco Bay Area

Responsible for the usability of several web-based project management and collaboration applications. Trained Interaction Designers and Usability Assistant in usability principles and techniques. Involved in setting company-wide usability strategy and process, including documentation, reporting of results and integration of usability into the software development process. Worked closely with stakeholders to set usability priorities for major releases.

Information Systems Intern/Project Lead

PeopleSoft
(2 years 4 months)San Francisco Bay Area

Developed interactive web sites and installable applications for the Network Engineering Team. Responsible for training users throughout the company, including C-level executives. Created targeted sites and features for audiences across departmental lines and all levels of management. Created database-driven web applications for several Network Engineering initiatives. Worked closely with a database developer to create a multi-team project management application that provided status and departmental performance metrics. Technical communications lead for the Network Engineering team.

Marketing Information Systems Manager and Proposal Coordinator

Brown, Vence & Associates
(5 years 2 months)San Francisco Bay Area

Developed and maintained marketing information systems, including contact management, staff resumes, project histories and team partner data. Developed promotional materials. Provided in-house operating system, software and hardware consulting to the network administrator, and administered a small Macintosh network. Primary responsibility for meeting proposal deadlines.

Education

San Francisco State University

B.S., Business Administration

Concentration GPA: 4.0 • Major GPA: 3.98

Activities and Societies: Cum Laude • Golden Key National Honor Society • Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society • Business Information & Computing Systems Departmental Honoree (One per graduating class): 1999 • Dean's List Every Semester from Fall '96 through Spring '99 • Chevron Corporation Scholarship (Merit-based): Every Semester from Spring '97 through Spring '99

Skills

  • Marketing
  • Leadership
  • Training
  • Event Planning
  • Project Management
  • Social Media
  • Fundraising
  • Recruiting
  • Negotiation
  • Customer Service
  • Management
  • Team Building
  • Strategy
  • Community Outreach
  • Strategic Planning
  • Budgets
  • Public Speaking
  • Social Networking
  • Networking
  • Contract Negotiation
  • Coaching
  • Email Marketing
  • Proposal Writing
  • Nonprofits
  • Project Planning
  • Process Improvement
  • Team Leadership
  • Volunteer Management
  • Cross-functional Team...
  • Software Documentation
  • Advertising
  • Event Management
  • Program Management
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Newsletters
  • Blogging
  • Facebook
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Summary

With both technical and communications experience, I connect developers, users and other stakeholders to successfully manage projects, as well as defining features, designing interactions and sequences, performing usability engineering, designing and leading training, and taking the lead on outbound team communications. I am comfortable communicating with a variety of audiences, from end-user to executive, as well as in small and large group settings. I thrive in a collaborative team environment, stepping in and out of leadership roles comfortably. I am interested in both long-term and short-term placements.

Specialties:• Managing development projects from sales pitch to implementation and training
• Proactive approach to organization and task management, including task tracking and balancing deadlines
• Monthly, quarterly and annual planning; smoothly adjusting plans to changing conditions
• Communication of technical content to non-technical audiences, including users, executives, students and other stakeholders
• Creation of course curriculum for different types of users and students

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