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Sam Lavine's résumé

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To cultivate a vibrant community of students who engage in community and change the world through the Gospel. Proven track record of developing student leaders who develop student leaders. Eager to pour my life into volunteers and students.


Fitness Product Support Specialist, Garmin Ltd.
Aug 2020 - Present

Work collaboratively and professionally in a team environment identifying, diagnosing and reporting product defects. Balance multiple projects with varying complexities and time restrictions utilizing 21st century tools . Present and organize information in a clear and concise manner efficiently communicating between multiple teams. Provided strategic recommendations to teams that result in overall higher satisfaction from the customer. Consistently work with team leader to improve personal and team interactions.

Student Ministry Intern, New Life Bible Fellowship

Dec 2019 - Present

Creating a culture that challenges students to passionately seek Christ and share the gospel with the city of Tucson. Excel at fostering genuine relationships with students and parents. Develop and teach unique curriculum for Sunday services, small groups, and worship nights. Responsible for leading team of high school and jr high volunteers, investing in and equipping leaders to connect with students. Adaptability, communication, and collaborating with volunteers and parents is essential to my job. Play a pivotal role in the planning and execution of numerous youth group events including community outreach, winter camps, and mission trips.

Aquatic Coordinator, Young Men’s Christian Association

Aug 2018 - Mar 2020

Recruited, hired, and trained team of 20 lifeguards and instructors. Developed event schedules for patrons that communicated various weekly events. Collaborated with management team to create a healthy, diverse, and active workplace. Partnered with community leaders and local organizations advocating for and promoting safety around water. Cultivated a fun atmosphere that engages swimmers with different skill levels and increases their ability and confidence in swimming.

High School Dean, Forest Home

May 2019 - Aug 2019

Responsible for leading a team of 80 youth pastors, counselors, and students through a week of camp. Provided tools, developed leaders, and equipped youth pastors and volunteers to serve students. Planned, created, and organized a unique engaging week-long program for three thousand high school students and counselors. Youth pastors and leaders were often twice my age; however, my leadership style was well received. Producing original and creative solutions to a wide variety of challenges was a key piece of this role and showcased my ability to make quick decisions that affected large groups of people.

Lead Counselor, Mont Lawn Camp - Bowery Mission

May 2015 - Aug 2017

Served at-risk youth from New York City at Mont Lawn Camp as Lead Counselor. Directed cabins of twenty at-risk teenagers that required clear discernment and displayed an ability to make decisions that affected many people. Creating activities, leading lessons, and developing other staff members were key aspects of this role.


University of Arizona - Organizational Leadership Aug 2016 - May 2020


Time Management
Team Leading
Conflict Resolution
Attentive Listening
Ability to Multitask
Stage Communicator
Strategic Problem Solving
Event Planning
Microsoft Office
Google Tools
Graphic Design
Budget Management

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