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Maurice Shirley


New York University, New York, NY Master of Arts in Higher Education and Student Personnel Administration, Anticipated May 2012 The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH Bachelor of Arts in English, Pre-Education, December 2009

Higher Education / Student Affairs Specialization

Student Clubs & Organizations: Three successful years of club advisement, programming, and budget reconciliation. Student Leadership Development: Three years of creating, planning, and implementing leadership development initiatives through orientation and club councils. Diversity Education: Three years experience in diversity education &initiatives and certified in Safe Zone and Intergroup Dialogue.

Related Professional Experience

Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, New Jersey Student Life Coordinator Office of Student Life August 2010 - Present Advise multicultural and special interest student organizations to ensure all activities and programs are in compliance with university policies, standards, and protocol. Coordinate Safe-Zone Ally Program, pre-orientation, orientation, and unity (diversity awareness). Work collaboratively with other departments to develop and implement innovative university programming that fosters a positive academic and social community. Work collaboratively with other advisors and administrators to produce effective and efficient procedures and resources that maximize student benefits. Plan and manage budgets for programs, events, short term projects, and long term projects Serve as part of the Emergency Response initiative as an on-call administrator, which includes addressing issues regarding campus safety and student well being as needed. Represent Office of Student Life at various campus meetings, events, and functions. Student Activity Center Coordinator August 2010 Present Hire, train, and manage all student employees. Supervise all student employees to ensure daily practices and procedures of activities and events are completed effectively and efficiently. Cultivate campus community and engagement through providing an array of activities and events. Maintain student activity center website. Coordinate the reservation and booking process for events and meetings held in the activity center. Manage facility concerns such as structural issues, building aesthetics, safety issues, and pest control. Evaluate and implement innovative ideas and procedures to foster and all-encompassing environment that address the changing needs and demands of the campus community. Oversee major aspects and complete budget of renovation project of student activity center such as furniture, activity spaces, and administrative office space. The Center for Multicultural Education and Programs, New York, NY Graduate Fieldwork Intern for Diversity August 2011 Present Design and implement curriculum for Intergroup Dialogue (IGD) course focused on sexuality. Create and distribute meaningful publications that enhance networking skills and promote diversity education of underrepresented students of color.

Work collaboratively with the Wasserman Center for Career Development on the Diversity Internship & Career Preparation initiative for undergraduate students of color. Work diligently to enhance Graduate Students of Color socials by developing creative and meaningful networking initiatives for participating graduate students. Research Intergroup Dialogue programs nationwide and implement innovative content to improve and build upon the highly regarded Intergroup Dialogue program at New York University. Serve as a resource to students by aiding in the search for diversity initiatives around New York City. Ensure that diversity education is both highlighted and incorporated in the Student Affairs Conference at NYU by serving on the conference planning committee.

The Ohio State University Mount Leadership Society Scholars, Columbus, OH Student Coordinator for the 2nd Year Experience June 2008 July 2009 Designed marketing initiatives and publications to recruit prospective students and donors. Maintained consistent communication with stakeholders at Ohio State and the Mount Leadership Society. Advised all second year students during their year-long community service projects that focused on critical social justice issues. Coordinated leadership retreats to enhance students understanding of major leadership ideas and concepts. Established a 10 session Citizenship and guest lecturer series that focused on social justice issues such as poverty, hunger, public health, homelessness, and environmental concerns. Organized first-year summer orientation to transition incoming students from high school to college. Founded and coordinated an All-Scholars intramural league to promote the enhancement of physical and mental health for all 15 scholar organizations at The Ohio State University. Coordinated Launch Week that fostered community amongst incoming first-year students. Served as primary advisor for the Member Development Committee to foster community beyond the first week of the academic school year. Coordinated major scholar events such as winter formal, awards ceremonies, and community service.

Professional Development
Safe Zone Certified Trainer 2011- Present 2012 NASPA National Conference Program Reviewer 2011- Present New York University Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, & Human Development International Graduate Student Seminar, Instructor New York, NY 2011- Present Future Administrators Cultural Training Seminar, Participant New York, NY 2011 Association of Student Affairs Professionals, Executive Chair New York, NY 2010-Present Student Affairs Conference at NYU 2011, Board Member New York, NY 2010-Present The Ohio State University Recreational Sports Scholars Intramurals Coordinator Columbus, OH 2009 Buck-I-Frenzy, Volunteer Coordinator Columbus, OH 2008 Mount Leadership Society, Leadership Retreat Coordinator Columbus, OH 2008 Exploratory Learning: Study Abroad London, England 2008 Multicultural Understanding through Non-Traditional Discovery Opportunities (MUNDO) Off-Campus Liaison Columbus, OH 2007-2009 Member Development Committee, Co-Chair Columbus, OH 2007-2008 English Conversation Partners, Mentor Columbus, OH 2006-2008

Computer Skills
Proficient with Microsoft Word, Publisher, PowerPoint, Outlook, Excel, Mac OS X, elementary web design, and social media (Twitter, Facebook, and blogging). References Available Upon Request