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PROGRAM DIRECTOR: One Must Have Faith And Follow One's Dreams

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Grey is more than just a program director, he's also a college instructor, and an environmentalist who's working in all three careers to not only link him more to his community but to improve his community as well. His advice to young people: have faith and follow your dreams.

School: Laney College ; Laney College - UC Berkeley
Job Title: Program Director

Job Summary: Management Analysts

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Management analysts, often called management consultants, propose ways to improve an organization's efficiency. They advise managers on how to make organizations more profitable through reduced costs and increased revenues.

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$45,000 - $140,000
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m='12290'>work</span> <span m='12520'>for</span> <span m='12850'>the</span> <span m='13100'>East Bay</span> <span m='13350'>Regional</span> <span m='13640'>Parks.</span> </p><p><span m='14135'>I spend</span> <span m='14400'>the</span> <span m='14470'>most</span> <span m='14700'>time</span> <span m='14920'>in</span> <span m='15070'>the</span> <span m='15220'>nonprofit.</span> <span m='16230'>So</span> <span m='16540'>a</span> <span m='16780'>typical</span> <span m='16980'>day</span> <span m='17350'>in</span> <span m='17480'>our</span> <span m='17610'>nonprofit</span> <span m='18080'>organization</span> <span m='18670'>for</span> <span m='18850'>me</span> <span m='19640'>looks</span> <span m='19910'>like</span> <span m='21550'>writing</span> <span m='21800'>grants,</span> <span m='23000'>doing</span> <span m='23650'>administrative</span> <span m='24290'>work</span> <span m='24540'>related</span> <span m='24850'>to</span> <span m='24980'>our</span> <span m='25100'>grants,</span> <span m='26550'>supporting</span> <span m='26940'>program</span> <span m='27290'>directors,</span> <span m='28440'>going</span> <span m='28670'>to</span> <span m='28830'>meetings</span> <span m='29320'>with</span> <span m='29650'>partners,</span> <span m='35230'>and</span> <span m='35940'>sometimes</span> <span m='36420'>doing</span> <span m='36610'>fun</span> <span m='36870'>programs</span> <span m='37380'>with</span> <span m='37870'>young people</span> <span m='38360'>and</span> <span m='38850'>other</span> <span m='39340'>people in Oakland.</span> <span m='40320'>At</span> <span m='40810'>Peralta</span> <span m='41300'>Colleges,</span> <span m='41790'>I am an</span> <span m='42280'>instructor</span> <span m='42780'>in</span> <span m='43130'>environmental</span> <span m='43610'>studies</span> <span m='44080'>and landscape</span> <span m='44510'>horticulture.</span> <span m='45810'>For East Bay</span> <span m='46180'>Regional</span> <span m='46470'>Park,</span> <span m='46850'>I</span> <span m='47470'>take</span> <span m='47660'>groups</span> <span m='48150'>of</span> <span m='48715'>the</span> <span m='49090'>public</span> <span m='49500'>on</span> <span m='50080'>tours</span> <span m='50570'>of</span> <span m='50680'>the</span> <span m='50910'>East Bay</span> <span m='51080'>by</span> <span m='51240'>bicycle</span> <span m='51535'>to</span> <span m='51830'>all</span> <span m='52020'>the</span> <span m='52100'>beautiful</span> <span m='52560'>places</span> <span m='53006'>of</span> <span m='53452'>the</span> <span m='53601'>East Bay.</span> </p><p><span m='53900'>I'm</span> <span m='54100'>not</span> <span m='54260'>sure</span> <span m='54490'>what</span> <span m='54650'>I</span> <span m='54710'>am,</span> <span m='54950'>but</span> <span m='55100'>I</span> <span m='55290'>love</span> <span m='55530'>what</span> <span m='55800'>I do.</span> <span m='56330'>Earlier</span> <span m='56780'>in</span> <span m='56830'>my</span> <span m='56970'>life,</span> <span 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m='71880'>also</span> <span m='72110'>worked</span> <span m='72370'>to</span> <span m='72950'>improve</span> <span m='73290'>my</span> <span m='73410'>community.</span> <span m='74320'>And</span> <span m='74460'>I</span> <span m='74500'>saw</span> <span m='74700'>the</span> <span m='74800'>best</span> <span m='75050'>way</span> <span m='75160'>of</span> <span m='75240'>doing</span> <span m='75450'>that</span> <span m='75650'>as</span> <span m='75790'>working</span> <span m='76120'>with</span> <span m='76210'>young</span> <span m='76400'>people</span> <span m='77300'>and</span> <span m='77420'>also</span> <span m='77660'>helping</span> <span m='78620'>connect</span> <span m='78990'>young</span> <span m='79170'>people</span> <span m='80020'>with</span> <span m='81350'>something</span> <span m='81690'>I</span> <span m='81740'>felt</span> <span m='81980'>like</span> <span m='82160'>was</span> <span m='82260'>missing</span> <span m='82600'>in</span> <span m='82690'>all</span> <span 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m='103740'>still</span> <span m='104050'>not</span> <span m='104250'>exactly</span> <span m='104660'>sure</span> <span m='104860'>what</span> <span m='104990'>the</span> <span m='105060'>future</span> <span m='105400'>holds.</span> <span m='106040'>But</span> <span m='106280'>I've</span> <span m='106410'>learned</span> <span m='106770'>that</span> <span m='107115'>one</span> <span m='107460'>must</span> <span m='107790'>have</span> <span m='107940'>faith</span> <span m='108340'>and</span> <span m='108490'>follow one's</span> <span m='108980'>dreams.</span> <span m='109660'>And</span> <span m='110110'>that</span> <span m='110560'>even</span> <span m='110760'>though</span> <span m='110840'>you</span> <span m='110950'>don't</span> <span m='111130'>know</span> <span m='111440'>exactly</span> <span m='112390'>how</span> <span m='112610'>it</span> <span m='112810'>will</span> <span m='112980'>come</span> <span m='113140'>about</span> <span m='113460'>that you</span> <span m='113550'>can</span> <span m='113870'>live,</span> <span m='114180'>and that</span> <span m='114400'>you</span> <span m='114490'>can</span> <span m='115170'>do</span> <span m='115320'>what</span> <span m='115490'>you</span> <span m='115620'>love,</span> <span m='116520'>if</span> <span m='116660'>you</span> <span m='116940'>have faith,</span> <span m='117690'>it</span> <span m='117880'>will</span> <span m='118050'>happen,</span> <span m='118520'>as</span> <span m='118660'>long</span> <span m='118890'>as</span> <span m='119220'>you</span> <span m='119710'>are</span> <span m='119760'>able</span> <span m='120030'>to</span> <span m='120390'>count on others</span> <span m='120850'>for</span> <span m='121570'>help,</span> <span m='122060'>and</span> <span m='122950'>never</span> <span m='123210'>stop,</span> <span m='123810'>never</span> <span m='124090'>give</span> <span m='124320'>up,</span> <span m='124770'>and</span> <span m='126410'>use</span> <span m='126630'>all</span> <span m='126770'>the</span> <span m='126840'>resources</span> <span m='127430'>that</span> <span m='128009'>your</span> <span m='128210'>community</span> <span m='128610'>has</span> <span m='128930'>to</span> <span m='129020'>help</span> <span m='129320'>you.</span> </p>","file":{"id":291118,"video_id":"2711569461001","name":"1125-Grey-p-EnvironmentalProgramDirector","duration":129916,"thumbnail_url":null}});