How to outline/detail a dual role I'm playing, on my resume?
October 2, 2009 9:47 AM   Subscribe

How do I clearly list the 2 jobs I'm concurrently doing for the same program on my resume? I am "Acting Director" right now in addition to "Program Manager" and I don't quite know how to make this work on my resume.

So, I've been the Program Manager (PM) for several years for Program X. Since my boss quit in June, I've been Acting Director as well, doing both my PM duties as well as the additional duties of the Director.

I am stuck on how to make this make sense on my resume, because I don't want to be redundant, yet I want to be clear about all the tasks I'm doing in this dual role.

Does this make any sense (adding something about doing both jobs), under the description:

ACTING DIRECTOR - June 2009-present
In addition to the duties of the Program Manager, the Acting Director:
-task/role
-task/role
-task/role
etc

PROGRAM MANAGER - September 2002 - present
- -task/role
-task/role
-task/role
etc

Any better ideas?
posted by tristeza to Work & Money (8 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
 
Hm. Hopefully you're listing the Program/Organization these positions are within as well? I would just list them both under that.

It's a bit of a different structure, but something like,

ORGANIZATION Z, Anytown, SomeState, USA.
*ACTING DIRECTOR - June 2009-present
-task/role
-task/role
-task/role
etc

*PROGRAM MANAGER - September 2002 - present
- -task/role
-task/role
-task/role
etc

This might complicate the structure of your resume a bit but it does help make sense of it, in my opinion.

Also, I don't think you'd need to specifically say "hey I'm doing these at the same time" - since both are listed as present it's already implied. Good luck!
posted by The Biggest Dreamer at 9:54 AM on October 2, 2009


Another way is to combine them to reflect the way things are now and hash out the details in the interview:

FOO COMPANY - Anytown, ST
September 2002 - Present
Acting Director and Program Manager
- Role
- Role
- Role
posted by rhizome at 10:08 AM on October 2, 2009


It sounds like you've got a decent amount of experience and cross polonization. Do you have enough diversification that you could make a Functional Resume work instead of a chronological resume?

Then its
{QUALIFICATION TITLE}
SKILL
SKILL

{and later}
{EMPLOYMENT HISTORY}
COMPANY: ACTING DIRECTOR, PROGRAM MANAGER. anytown, USA 2002-Present
posted by Nanukthedog at 10:15 AM on October 2, 2009


The way you had it was fine.

"In addition to the duties of the Program Manager, as Acting Director, I also:" is just lovely and clear.
posted by rokusan at 11:17 AM on October 2, 2009


How about ..

Interm Director - Sept 09 - Current
- Took over role of Director along with maintaining Program Manager position, resulting in maintaining 98% custoemr satisfaction during the interm period.
- Tasks

Program Manager - Sept 02 - Sept 09
- Tasks
posted by SirStan at 11:28 AM on October 2, 2009


I do the same as The Biggest Dreamer

I have several secondments, interim roles, etc for one organisation and from when they sent me overseas. I now find it easier to list organisation, then all the roles underneath it.
posted by wingless_angel at 11:35 AM on October 2, 2009


Thanks, all, these ideas are super-helpful!!
posted by tristeza at 12:43 PM on October 2, 2009


I think you've nailed it with your original idea...
posted by HuronBob at 2:47 PM on October 2, 2009


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