Youth Development Specialist

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Niasha Schunke | (106) 175-0640 | Mobile, AL


I am a Youth Development Specialist with over 3 years experience working in the field. I have worked with youth of all ages and backgrounds, and have been able to effectively connect with them and help them reach their potential. I am passionate about helping young people succeed, and will continue to work tirelessly to make sure that they have every opportunity to do so.


Youth Development Specialist at The Boys & Girls Clubs of South Alabama, ALMar 2022 - Present

  • Successfully implemented a new curriculum that increased test scores by 15%.
  • Successfully advocated for additional funding which resulted in an increase of $50,000 for the program.
  • Created and oversaw a successful mentorship program that paired youth with positive role models in the community.
  • Organized and led weekly workshops on topics such as conflict resolution, goal setting, and college/career planning.
  • Participated in regular meetings with school staff, district administrators, and other stakeholders to ensure alignment of services and support for students.

Youth Development Specialist II at The Dannon Project, ALSep 2019 - Mar 2022

  • Led a team of 4 staff members in providing after-school programming for 50 high school students.
  • Developed and implemented an 8-week summer program for 30 middle school students.
  • Created and facilitated weekly workshops on topics such as conflict resolution, goal setting, and college readiness for 25 participants.
  • Trained 5 new employees on programmatic expectations and job responsibilities.
  • Supervised intern who developed a marketing plan that increased youth enrollment by 15%.


Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Studies at Auburn University, ALSep 2015 - May 2019

I have learned how to effectively communicate with people, how to understand and listen to people's needs, and how to help people grow and develop.


  • Child development
  • Program development
  • Budgeting and financial management
  • Fundraising
  • Marketing and public relations
  • Volunteer recruitment, training, and supervision
  • Event planning

Jettie Heibeck | (514) 525-4143 | Charlotte, NC


A youth development specialist with over three years of experience developing and implementing programming for at-risk youth. I have a passion for working with young people and helping them to reach their full potential. I am skilled in program planning, implementation, and evaluation. I have also developed strong relationships with community partners that allow me to provide comprehensive services to the youth we serve.


Youth Development Specialist at Boys & Girls Clubs of America, NCApr 2022 - Present

  • Successfully implemented an after-school program that served 50 youth daily.
  • Created and facilitated weekly group sessions on topics such as anger management, conflict resolution, and peer pressure for 30 middle school students.
  • Successfully organized and led monthly community service projects involving 100+ youth participants.
  • Recruited, trained, and supervised 15 adult volunteers to work with the after-school program.
  • Documented all activities and individual student progress in required reports/databases.

Youth Development Specialist II at Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, NCSep 2019 - Mar 2022

  • Trained and supervised 15 youth development specialists.
  • Implemented new programming that served 300+ youth per week.
  • Led weekly staff meetings and coordinated program logistics.
  • Wrote proposals that secured over $50,000 in funding.
  • Planned and executed special events for up to 400 people.


Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Studies at University of North Carolina at Chapel HillSep 2014 - May 2019

Through my degree I have learned how to effectively communicate with people from diverse backgrounds, how to conduct research, and how to write papers.


  • Communication
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Organizational skills
  • Planning and coordination abilities
  • Public speaking skills
  • Writing skills
  • Computer literacy