CHARLES D. PARISH

Birmingham, AL
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Career Summary

Proven leader with expertise in business expansion, office administration, and accounting for both non-profit and for-profit corporations. Excellent track record of building partnerships between business, vendors, customers and staff. Skilled in collaborating with all members of the organization to achieve business and financial objectives. Instrumental in streamlining and improving processes and enhancing productivity. Technical proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, Quick Books Pro 2015, Adobe Creative Suite CC, and web design/development.

Summary of Skills / Qualifications

  • Operations Managment
  • Budget Development & Control
  • Financial Analysis & Reporting
  • Business Legal Issues
  • Strategic Planning & Analysis
  • Time & Resource Optimization
  • Interviewing, Hiring, Retention
  • New Business Development
  • Multi-Task Management
  • Quality Control Standards
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Non-profit Organizations
  • Public Presentation

Professional Experience

ROLLING HILLS CONFERENCE CENTER Calera, AL
Director    2014 to present

  • Responsibility and control of a $500M annual budget for two corporations, one non-profit and one for-profit.
  • Increased revenues by 33% through effective marketing in person, via web, social media, and print materials.
  • Reduced expenses by 11% per year by researching/negotiating contract savings with third party vendors.
  • Oversee daily operations of an 87-acre campus with 17 separate buildings and pool. This includes a recently expanded RV Park with 63 lots.
  • Responsible for nine employees including all Human Resources and legal issues.
  • Successfully communicate and collaborate with customers, tenants, vendors and a Board of Directors.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

My management experience extends to previous employment where I have been actively involved in the operation of manufacturing, sales, hospitality, and non-profit industries providing insight into the needs of many different business models. A self-motivated professional seeking a permanent full-time position in the Birmingham metro. Comfortable working alone or leading a team, I am a person of high integrity and can provide excellent reference letters from my current employer as well as from previous employers whom I invite you to contact.

I have formal education and "boots on the ground" experience in cross-cultural communication (working 3 years in a third-world country) enabling me to be a real asset working with team members, vendors, and customers. Common sense and problem solving abilities allow me to make good decisions in high-pressure settings while maintaining a calm, efficient pace.

VICKSBURG CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE Vicksburg, MS
Senior Pastor    2010 - 2014

  • Oversaw fundraising and construction for a new educational wing expansion valued at $260M which was constructed over an 18 month period.
  • Increased congregation's membership from 89 to over 126 members by providing a friendly service environment, adding new events, classes and adding relevant staff members. This in turned increased donations for the church enabling additional outreach programs to be provided.
  • Elected as a District Facilitator in Mississippi to advise and assist eight area Churches and Pastors that resulted in increasing congregation sizes and provided training on new techniques and events.

SELF-EMPLOYED Olathe, KS
Student & Contract Web Developer    2008 - 2010

  • Designed new websites for local business looking to improve their advertising and awareness through online branding. This included reviewing existing web designs to understand customer needs and create new user-friendly on-line experiences for their customers.
  • Generated leads through direct and on-line advertising, cold-calling prospects, and referrals from satisfied customers.
  • Worked with approximately 27 companies consisting of small business owners and large corporate IT departments to help design and implement websites. These companies involved medical, oil and gas, retail, contractors, non-profit and family owned business.
  • Donated time and expertise to the Kansas City Literary Festival annual event each year to promote their event through online advertising and social media sites.
  • Attended online classes towards completion of BA

NAZARENE INTERNATIONAL HEADQUARTERS Kansas City, MO
Global Communications Coordinator    2002 - 2008

  • Designed new international multi-lingual website to reflect the global scope of the organization.
  • Increased communication and publications of news and events through websites and social media, published brochures, newsletters, and event materials.
  • Managed a staff of 5 employees along with the financial aspects of the company including the annual budget.
  • Increased global communication and cultural awareness among young adults (ages 13-21) representing 164 countries.

INTERNATIONAL NAZARENE CHURCH WHP, Papua New Guinea
Assistant Field Director    1999 - 2002

  • 38% increase in national membership
  • Responsible for planning and construction of 3 new church structures
  • Professor at Melanesian Nazarene Bible College – teaching, equipping, training, and resourcing national pastors and BA Students
  • Training and counseling national District Leadership

SELF-EMPLOYED Olathe, KS
Student & Contract Web Design    1998 - 1999

  • Student at Nazarene Theological Seminary
  • Graduated with Certificate in Cross-cultural Ministry
  • Designed new websites for local businesses

METROPOLIS NAZARENE CHURCH Metropolis, IL
Senior Pastor    1995 - 1998

  • Increased congregation from 48 to 100+
  • Hired Youth Pastor
  • Active in City programs
  • Volunteered for two months during the aftermath of the Paducah Kentucky School Shooting

TULAROSA NAZARENE CHURCH Tularosa, NM
Pastor    1992 - 1995

  • Increased congregation from 8 to 64
  • Purchased new parsonage
  • Graduated from 4 year Ministerial Studies Program

INTER PACK INDUSTRIES Phoenix, AZ
V.P. Operations    1989 - 1992

  • Opened new manufacturing plant from conception to fully functional and developed into an $11MM annual sales facility.
  • Leased building, opened banking relations, located and hired 80 employees, supervised the installation of machinery, managed all plant operations, and provided service satisfaction to more than 100 corporate customers.

MANUFACTURERS FOLDING CARTON El Paso, TX
Plant Operations Manager    1984 - 1989

  • Began as a night janitor while taking university classes during the day.
  • Promoted after 1 month to become a folding machine operator.
  • Promoted in 6 months to become Folding Department Manager.
  • Promoted again in 6 months to become Plant Operations Manager.
  • Chosen to relocate to Phoenix, AZ and start an additional manufacturing facility (see above - Inter Pack Industries).

RH MACY'S Overland Park, KS
Department Manager    1981 - 1984

  • Managed Housewares, Fine China, and Candy Departments.
  • Supervised 6 employees
  • Promoted sales through inventory control, department display, and customer satisfaction.
  • Completed RH Macy's Management Training Program, "An Experience in Getting Results".

  • Salesman
  • Sold men's suits and fine apparel.

Education

Bachelor of Arts in Education (2016), Trevecca Nazarene University, Nashville, TN (Need 16 credit hours to complete BA currently taking on-line classes to complete)

Certificate Cross-cultural Communications, Nazarene Seminary, Kansas City, MO (two semesters master's level coursework)

Memberships and Affiliations

Greater Shelby Chamber of Commerce
Christian Camp and Conference Center Association

Volunteer Work and Experience

Greater Shelby County Chamber of Commerce - Mentoring & Networking Group

Kansas City Literary Festival (2005 & 2006) Donated web design/development services and served as marketing consultant

Provided counseling and assistance to students and faculty after the Paducah, KY School Shooting

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My Ideal Position

My ideal position would provide me with the following two opportunities:

  • The first would consist of training, equipping and supervising others so they might become more productive members of a team. I enjoy identifying quality employees and providing opportunities for them to excel in their work. I help each employee learn new skills and exercise their initiative to excel and move forward into areas of more responsibility. I have traveled extensively, worked in other countries, and have both education and experience in cross-cultural relationships. I enjoy working with people who have cultural and social perspectives and experiences different from my own. Being able to leverage my skills to help develop others around me would be a large part of my ideal job.

  • The second would be the opportunity to use my experience, common sense, and problem solving abilities to successfully oversee the growth of a business. In my current position, I oversee the total operation of a convention center on an 86-acre campus with 17 buildings, a pool, and a 63 lot RV Park. I have excelled in managing all operations including accounting, maintenance, human resources, vendor and customer relations, advertising/marketing, and legal/governmental issues. I work well with the owners and I am capable and trusted to make effective daily decisions as the on-site leader. My previous management experiences include being VP Operations at a folding carton manufacturing facility with 80 employees and an $11MM annual budget.

"Without a doubt, Chuck proved instrumental in our success from the moment he began."
            David E.