Tim Clark

Tim Clark

Vice President, Programs


Simon Youth Foundation

Milestones

My road in life took a while to figure out.
College Coach
College Administrator
Programs Coordinator with NCAA
Director of Indoor Sports Facility
Programs Director with a National Organization
High School Athletics Director/School Administrator
Coordinator for a Mentoring Program
Coordinator for a state-wide organization and state agency

Education

High School
Bachelor
Sociology and Education
Hobart & William Smith Colleges

Career

Vice President, Programs

I help students in need of assistance obtain their high school diploma thru partnerships with public school districts.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Non-Profit Organizations
Education
Helping People

Day to Day

The mission of the Foundation is to create partnerships with public school districts and support their work in the area of alternative education. In my role, I serve as a recruiter and supporter of the partnerships. My typical day may involve most or all of the following: research, communicating and developing relationships with individuals/organization, connecting individuals, developing reports, evaluation, management, problem solving, and strategic planning.

Skills & Qualities Beyond School

I have found that my former experiences of having jobs as a teacher, school administrator, coach, mentor and programs coordinator have all been an asset to me in my current position. In my former jobs, I had more direct work with youth and students. My current position is more removed. However, I have a strong understanding of what students, teachers and administrators are experiencing and need to be successful. I believe that that this has been been beneficial to me.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for everyone

Volunteer and don't be shy about introducing yourself to people already in your potential field of choice. Pick their brains and have them be your mentor.

Recommended Education

My career is related to what I studied. I'd recommend the path I took:

undergrad
Bachelor
Sociology and Education

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Friends:

"You will not be able to support yourself and your family by working for a not-for-profit."

Challenges I Overcame

First-Generation College Student