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Joseph Menassa



To obtain a position within the field of business operations and/or management that is both challenging and rewarding to myself and helpful to those involved.



University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI, 2002-2007

Bachelor of Science, Business Management

College of Business Curriculum GPA: 3.15


CVS/Pharmacy, Middletown & Newport, RI                         July 2005 - Present           

Assistant Manager, October 2007 – Present

-Oversees the stores daily operations and promotes the importance of the companies mission, values, & culture.

-Completes sales floor merchandising activities involving promotions, seasonal displays, and regular items.

-Verifies finances with respect to cashier draws, daily deposits, and imprest funds.

-Works with, trains, and supervises store employees.

-Processes inventory, sales reports, forecasts, and manages in-store communication. 


Shift Supervisor/Head Cashier/Cashier, July 2005 – September 2007

-Provided a high level of customer service to all customers.

-Lead staff in organizing merchandise and simplifying procedures within store.


University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI                               January 2003 - May 2007

Senior Building Manager, URI Memorial Union, January 2004 – May 2007

-Provided customer service and assistance to all visitors of the Memorial Union.

-Enforced policy and maintained safety/security protocols in & around the facility.

-Managed full range of building systems & equipment, i.e. including audiovisual, etc.

-Developed and maintained daily procedures for operation of Memorial Union parking lots.

-Assisted in the hiring, training, and supervision of student building manager staff of eight.

-Maintained reporting channels to other Union departments, particularly Scheduling, Custodial, & Maintenance.

-Managed frontline accounting procedures in the absence of Accounting personnel during nights & weekends.

-Worked as a primary manager of large-scale night events in addition to the MU Night Manager.

-Developed and spearheaded numerous audio/visual advancements for the building.


Photographer, URI Memorial Union, October 2004 – May 2007

-Captured images of “student life” around campus for display in an annual awards banquet slideshow & other campus media.


Student Programming Office Intern, URI Memorial Union, September 2005 – January 2006

-Counseled student groups in the development of numerous large and small-scale events at the University.

-Programmed many aspects of campus events including logistics, finances, marketing, and safety.


Crew Technician & Driver Trainer, URI Emergency Medical Services, January 2003 – January 2006

-Responsible for the care and treatment of patients in medical emergencies.

-Managed a crew of 2-4 people on scene and in an ambulance during regular operations and emergency conditions.

-Trained and certified personnel in the operation and maintenance of all medical equipment including the ambulance. 


Robert Rainville Student Employee Award Finalist, 2007

-Received recognition for employee qualities of strong work ethic, integrity, professionalism, responsibility, organizational skill, leadership, and management ability. 

Newport County Robotics & Technology Team, 2001 Present

-Member, mentor, and photographer of a local FIRST Robotics team where that helps high school students build a robot to compete in the FIRST Robotics competition each year.

URI FIRST Robotics Club, 2003

-Founder of an organization whose mission is to inspire youth in the fields of science and technology through mentorship and the FIRST Robotics Program.

Joe Menassa Photography, 2005

-Entrepreneur and photographer of a small business experienced in event, wedding, portrait, senior, modeling, studio, and documentary forms of photography. 

Blues & Cues Program, 2005

 -Founder of a program designed to improve relations between campus police and students by providing a fun and interactive atmosphere to participate in.

Emergency Medical Technician, 2003 2007

-Volunteered for university ambulance service and became a certified ambulance operator, CPR provider, and a Nationally Registered Emergency Medical Technician. 

Sigma Pi Fraternity Alpha Upsilon Chapter, 2002

-Founding father and original Historian, an executive position devoted to preserving the history of the fraternity through photography and other forms of media.


Personal and professional references furnished upon request.