David Blaides

2016-08-08

Previous Lehigh University, Bucknell University, Goodwin Procter LLP

Education Bucknell University


Experience

Law Clerk

Boston University

May 2016 – Present (4 months)Boston, MA

• Support four attorneys in the Office of the General Counsel 

• Provide routine administrative and clerical duties: typing correspondence, legal documents and forms; drafting routine correspondence for lawyers; arranging meetings and appointments; screening mail, scanning and photocopying.

Associate Director, Annual Fund

Lehigh University

August 2015 – April 2016 (9 months)Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

• Lehigh Fund Gift Officer for the Mid-Alantic region which includes Philadelphia, South Jersey, Delaware, Maryland and Washington DC.

• Managed a portfolio of over 200 prospects, with a focus on encouraging donors to move towards gifts of a leadership level of $1,000 or above, annually. 

• Tracked and forecasted Annual Fund gifts of $10,000 or more across fiscal years.

• Collaborated with the Leadership Giving, Planned Giving, Student Calling, and Principal Giving teams on effective strategies with alumni donors.

Quality Control Team Leader and Student Development Officer, Student Calling Program, Annual Fund

Bucknell University

October 2013 – May 2015 (1 year 8 months)Lewisburg, PA

• Develop and maintain good public relations with alumni, friends, and parents to negotiate and secure pledges over the telephone.

• Supervise student development officers 5 days/week; review statistics of student callers’ progress training. 

• Oversee phone calls made from automated dialing equipment to evaluate for training and quality control.

• Analyze past and current alumni involvement to maximize engagement.

Admissions Tour Guide, Office of Admissions

Bucknell University

December 2012 – May 2015 (2 years 6 months)Lewisburg, Pa

• Welcome prospective students in weekly tours to showcase the university’s resources and opportunities. 

• Demonstrate and community the culture of the University: its history, academics, athletics, and the campus community.

Social Justice Residential College Teacher’s Assistant & Service Coordinator

Bucknell University

August 2012 – May 2014 (1 year 10 months)Lewisburg, PA

• Tutored first-year students independently or in small groups on social justice related material taught in class.

• Organize and facilitate volunteer opportunities to neighboring communities; organize transportation for students to respective locations.

Residential Advisor

Bucknell University

May 2012 – May 2014 (2 years 1 month)Lewisburg, PA

• Served as an advisor for 40 upper-class students. Work with other Residential Advisors to develop successful hall community. 

• Utilized organizational and public speaking skills to create and present hall programs to educate residents about critical issues.

• Applied mediation and conflict resolution skills among students. Enforce compliance with University policy.

Professional Development and Training Intern

Goodwin Procter LLP

May 2013 – August 2013 (4 months)Greater Boston Area

• Attended business and legal etiquette training to perform administrative duties at highest level of professionalism. 

• Documented and filed confidential documents for clients. Provided executive secretarial and administrative support to partners.

Summer Intern

The Boston Lawyers Group

May 2012 – August 2013 (1 year 4 months)Greater Boston Area

The Boston Lawyers Group (BLG), founded in 1986, is a consortium of over 50 legal organizations collaborating and consolidating resources toward a joint commitment of identifying, recruiting, retaining and advancing attorneys of color. The Boston Lawyers Group Summer Internship Program extends the mission of the BLG to law school bound college students by connecting talented applicants from diverse backgrounds with summer internship opportunities with member legal organizations.

Intern

Brown Rudnick LLP

May 2012 – August 2012 (4 months)Greater Boston Area

• Observed pre-trial hearings and trials. Met with judge in chambers to discuss day’s pending trials. Learned proper attorney behavioral procedure and language.

• Participated in an organized mock trial at Suffolk University as the Cross Examining Defense Attorney.

• Completed various administrative tasks and attended board meetings. Edited documents and helped facilitate pro bono initiatives.

Camp Counselor

Catholic Charities USA

June 2009 – 2011 (2 years)Hull, MA

• Translated from English to Spanish for clients and recorded their information into the organization’s tracking database.

• Publicized the food pantry putting fliers up around the Dorchester community and by word of mouth to local retirement homes.

• Assisted with providing food to the elderly/handicapped by making home deliveries.

Honors & Awards

Posse Scholar

The Posse Foundation

December 2011

Founded in 1989, Posse identifies public high school students with extraordinary academic and leadership potential who may be overlooked by traditional college selection processes. Posse extends to these students the opportunity to pursue personal and academic excellence by placing them in supportive, multicultural teams (Posses) of 10 students. Posse partner colleges and universities award Posse Scholars four-year, full-tuition leadership.

Languages

English

Native or bilingual proficiency

Spanish

Professional working proficiency

Volunteer Experience & Causes


Volunteer, Office of Civic Engagement

Community Harvest

October 2013Disaster and Humanitarian Relief

• Created a welcoming environment, facilitated weekly hot meal program for low-income families and the elderly.

Volunteer

Faith Christian Church Food Pantry

March 2010Disaster and Humanitarian Relief

• Translated from English to Spanish for clients and recorded information into organization’s database. 

• Publicized food pantry, putting fliers up around community and by word of mouth to local retirement homes.

Bucknell UniversityEnglish as a Second Language (ESL) Tutor, Spanish

Bucknell University

September 2013Education

• Assisted in preparation of course materials for middle school students learning English with a Spanish speaking background, and provided one-on-one tutoring as needed.

• Conducted student assessment and provided appropriate feedback and participated in periodic staff meetings to discuss about student performances and concerns.

• Prepared students for state exams.

Causes David cares about:

Arts and Culture

Civil Rights and Social Action

Economic Empowerment

Education

Environment

Human Rights

Poverty Alleviation

Social Services

Education

Bucknell University

Bachelor’s Degree, International Relations and Affairs

2011 – 2015

President, Bucknell University Caribbean Student Association (May 2013-May 2015)

Chair of Publications & Communication, Bucknell University Caribbean Club (2011-2013)

Varsity Athlete, Bucknell University Division I Indoor & Outdoor Track & Field (2011-2013)

Reigning indoor/outdoor Patriot League Champions 

Exhibit drive and dedication to year-round training for speed, strength, and athletic endurance and development. 

Skilled in time management organization, leadership, teamwork, and sportsmanship.

Activities and Societies: Caribbean Students Association, Black Student Union, Posse Foundation, and Bucknell University's Division I Indoor & Outdoor Track & Field.

Concord Carlisle Regional High School

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