Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
  • Home: (555) 432-1000
  • Cell:

Energetic, results-oriented team-player eager to bring strong administrative skills to growing company in need of top-level support. Resourceful professional with 30 years experience developing relationships with numerous key individuals from the disability, mental health, labor, human services, social services, education, arts, business communities and other stakeholders.Highly-motivated community service professional skilled at networking, outreach and relationship development.

Core Qualifications
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Strong communicator
  • Culturally-sensitive
  • Creative
  • Non-profit marketing
  • Self-starter
  • Perceptive
  • Work without supervision

Received “You Make a Difference Award" for Outstanding Performance

Acted as the "go-to" person for challenging calls and as primary mentor for adult learners

Developed and implemented innovative ideas to improve statewide transition systemic change

Little Red Schoolhouse Award, Alternative Education

Presidential Award for Job Training program

Professional Experience
Adult Education and Literacy Coordinator, 07/2008 to 09/2011
FullbloomAltamonte Springs, FL,

Conducted outreach, advocacy and rehabilitative services for regular cases and crisis intervention. Acted as communications liaison for internal teams. Cultivated positive relationships with the community through public relations campaigns. Defined project and company vision, strategies and tactics.Identified customer needs through market research and analysis.

Special Education Teacher/Substitute Teaching, 04/2005 to 07/2008
Common GroundJamaica, NY,

Developed interesting course plans to meet academic, intellectual and social needs of students.Performed student background reviews to develop tailored lessons based on student needs.Routinely met with students' parents regarding in-class issues and learning interruptions to discuss solutions.

Transition Coordinator, 04/1996 to 03/2005
Black Hills Special Services CooperativeCity, STATE,

Provided statewide technical assistance to school districts, parents and/or students with disabilities. Coordinated/implemented statewide Youth Leadership Forum for students with disabilities. Collaborated with state or local level adult service agencies. Coordinated professional development.

Program Director, Alternative High School, 06/1989 to 04/1996
Madison Career Learning CenterCity, STATE,

Supervised the planning and implementation of alternative high school program. Managed as a liaison between school administration and the Alternative Education Program. Implemented all of the necessary disciplinary procedures. Promoted and enhanced the level of community involvement in the areas pertaining to assistance and understanding of At-Risk Students. Interviewed and supervised assigned personnel and designed operational budget.

Program Coordinator, 06/1986 to 04/1989
Southeast Area CooperativeCity, STATE,

Promoted and developed employment and on-the-job training opportunities for disadvantaged applicants within seven communities. Established relationships with employers regarding problems, complaints, and progress of recently placed disadvantaged applicants and recommended corrective action. Instructed applicants in resume writing, job search, and interviewing techniques.

Education and Training
Bachelor of Science: Special Education, Expected in
Northern State University - Aberdeen, SD

Graduate work in Workforce Development

Leadership Excellence Academy (CMPI Certification)

Understanding Student Diversity

Transition into Adulthood

Integrating Tech Prep Curriculum

Employability Curriculum Certification

Motivating and Retaining Learners


Certified Manager in Program Improvement (CMPI) endorsement

Employability Curriculum Certification

Community Involvement

Parents Matter Coalition of Pierre/Fort Pierre parent advocate. (A group of concerned individuals comprised of parents, youth, community leaders, law enforcement, counselors, judicial advocates, business people, media representatives, and others who care about the well being of our youth.)

Bridging The Gap (Empowering families through community connections.)

Our Vision: "Establish and enhance relationships/skill building between community entities and families.

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