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Mom re-entering the Workforce

After being a full-time mom for four years, Chris Montoya felt she was ready to go back into the workforce in November 2009. She had filled three of her unemployed years with volunteer work (in addition to parenting), and wanted to continue in a nonprofit environment, this time for pay. The following functional resume showed off her relevant achievements in the body of the resume, and referred to her volunteerism and parenting in her Work History section.
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Chris Montoya
8001 Newcombe Street • Las Vegas, NV 12345 • (123) 555-2345 •

JOB OBJECTIVE: Position in Development

• More than four years developing strategies and proposals for generating revenue.
• Comfortable initiating and building rapport with affluent individuals.
• Excellent research and writing capabilities. Articulate ideas clearly and concisely.


• As liaison to individual donors, cultivated ongoing relationships and encouraged donor involvement in fundraising activities. (Environmental Resource Center)
• Collaborated in grant proposal formulation by compiling and summarizing supporting data. (Environmental Resource Center)
• As campaign fundraiser, produced promotional events at celebrity homes that raised funds and generated public support. (Nevada Gubernatorial campaign)

• Used listening and verbal skills to resolve countless technical, political, and interpersonal problems among individuals from diverse backgrounds. (Seacoast Investments, Inc.)
• Persuaded decision makers within the government and business sectors through proposals, reports, and correspondence. (Seacoast Investments, Inc.)
• Increased revenue more than 10% by drafting mutually beneficial contracts that frequently led to renewals. (Seacoast Investments, Inc.)
• Handled media relations, providing an accurate and concise portrayal of the organization’s positions on current issues. (Environmental Resource Center)

2007-pres. Las Vegas Symphony, Las Vegas, NV
Volunteer, Assistant to Development Database Manager
2005-2009 Full-time Parent
2003-2005 Seacoast Investments, Inc., Las Vegas, NV
Portfolio Manager
2001-2003 Environmental Resource Center, Las Vegas, NV
Regional Development Associate

Center for the Support of Nonprofit Organizations, Las Vegas, NV

• Successful Fundraising Strategies
• Writing Successful Grant Proposals

B.A., cum laude, English Literature, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 2000