alumni relations coordinator grant coordinator resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Professional , organized and dependable leader successful at managing multiple priorities with an encouraging “can-do” attitude. A dedicated problem solver bringing over 20+ years of valuable experience in coordinating projects, marketing, branding, fundraising, alumni relations, and volunteer coordination. All with a creative and excellent eye for detail.

  • Leadership and volunteer management experience
  • Project and event management experience
  • Organizational and time management skills
  • Social media and marketing experience
  • Strategic planning and execution experience
  • Recruitment and fundraising experience
  • Public speaking and presentation experience
Alumni Relations Coordinator/ Grant Coordinator, 08/2021 - Current
Trinity Valley Community College City, STATE,
  • Successfully created new alumni database and marketed update request from existing and new alumni. To date have increased alumni database 35%.
  • Produced new and successful alumni events. (i.e. homecoming tailgate, 75th Anniversary celebration, graduation celebrations) while maintaining budget and increasing visibility and connection in community.
  • Professionally collaborated event logistics with directors, maintenance crew, vendors, volunteers, and sports program staff.
  • Created impactful social media presence on four major platforms, offering content relating to alumni event campaigns and increased database objectives. To date analytics show over 55% participation.
  • Created new email marketing campaigns for alumni association with over 60% open rates.
  • Created five year strategic plan for Alumni Relations Department as well as currently researching new CRM for department to implement Fall 2022.
  • Currently overseeing nomination and selection process of 2022-23 class for TVCC Hall of Distinguished Alumni.
  • Work with TVCC Foundation Board.
  • Created new alumni connection with graduation ceremonies.
  • Coordinated grant submissions for three major grants ranging from $100,000 to $1M as well as HEERF grant reporting.
  • Continually research potential grants for various departments within college.
Director of Cardettes Dance Team/Faculty Member, 10/2000 - 08/2021
Trinity Valley Community College City, STATE,
  • Managed daily operations of college organization in areas of event marketing (branding, social media, web design, paper materials), academics, budgets, invoicing, travel, event planning, yearly outcomes, volunteers, and more.
  • Collaborated with various high profile events in development of televised, multi media, and/or high profile productions. (Performances in Macy’s Parade, Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade, Hollywood Christmas Parade, Branson Veteran’s Celebration, Pan Pacific Parade in Hawaii, St. Patrick’s Day Parades in Ireland, onboard Epic Cruise ship in Mediterranean, H-E-B Thanksgiving Parade in Houston, Cherry Blossom Festival Parade in Washington D.C., Virginia Veteran’s Festival, Dallas Cowboys Thanksgiving Day pregame and halftime show, Heart of Dallas Bowl game, Legend’s Halftime performers, State Fair of Texas Parade annually, Dallas Holiday Parade (formerly Children’s Medical Center Parade) annually.)
  • Created 5-7 large scale events yearly which included design, marketing, registration, customer relations, artistic collaboration(lighting and sound), event running crew, volunteer scheduling/training training, and event follow up.
  • Created and implemented aggressive recruitment plan which increased visibility and knowledge of organization therefore increasing participation in events and membership.
  • Advised 30+ students each semester in admissions, financial aid, course selection, graduation preparations and more.
  • Collaborated with college administration, college organizational leadership (including vice-presidents and board), to strategically affect direction of operations.
  • Assisted with creation of marketing strategy and advertising initiatives used to promote college through organization.
  • Supervised team of 1-10+ staff members and 40-300 high school and collegiate aged performers.
  • Managed organization travel and logistics in United States and aboard for groups 40-75 while staying within or under budget.
  • Fostered increased productivity and positive morale.
  • Created and maintained annual $300K+ budget(program and scholarships).
  • Focused teams on developing innovative and cutting-edge approaches at all levels.
  • Coordinated fundraising activities and retail sales($5000 - $10000 yearly).
  • Created and supervised yearly summer camp for over 100 high school age dancers. Camp administrative duties included budgeting, payroll, registration, creating camp scheduling, maintaining age appropriate class curriculum, camp booklets, camp name tags/tickets, coordinating housing/meals
  • Established and oversaw Cardette Connection alumni adoption program.
  • Solicited business donors for student scholarships.
  • Created collegiate male hip hop team, elementary to high school mini clinics, high school age leadership seminars and collegiate competition group.
  • Group earned Academic Champions with 3.4-3.6 GPA numerous years and 4 national champion titles.
  • Awarded US Presidential Award (1000+ hours of community service per year).
  • Created Dance Pathways degree plan with transferable classes to university.
  • Created and implemented testing benchmarks to coincide with university transfer course standards.
  • Created yearly department Administrative Outcomes as well as year end reporting.
  • 90% of dance students graduated yearly with Associate degree.
  • 50-75% of dance students transferred to university dance programs, organizations, etc. to continue in future dance fields.
  • Created and presented seminars for high school and college ages on topics such as leadership, self discovery, life skills, marketing, etc.
  • Created yearly departmental budgets, scholarship budgets, travel budgets, and production budgets and maintain end of year reconciliations staying within created budgets.
House Manager/Co-Company Manager, -
Arkansas Repertory Theatre City, STATE,
  • Worked with leadership staff and special committees to define volunteer mission and set standards.
  • Managed volunteer calendar and verified coverage of key roles during volunteer unavailability with large volunteer base.
  • Co-coordinated holiday events, art auctions, fundraising events, and small gatherings for professional theatre.
  • Oversaw housing, travel, etc. for Equity actors.
  • Maintained compliance with Actors Equity Association contracts.
Master of Arts: Theatre Management And Stage Movement , Expected in
Louisiana Tech University - Ruston, LA
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Bachelor of Science: General Studies, Expected in
Louisiana Tech University - Ruston, LA,
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Associate of Arts: Liberal Arts And General Studies, Expected in
Trinity Valley Community College - Athens, TX
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  • 2017 Texas Dance Educators Association Lifetime Achievement award recipient.
  • 2021 semifinalist for Texas Dance Educators Association Distinguished Service award.
  • Active member of TVCC committees such as Marketing, Alumni Relations (Committee Chair), Scholarships, Hall of Distinguished Alumni selection, Scholarship, Graduation, Buildings and Grounds, Family Day, College Prep Day, and Campus Food Service.
  • Member and conference attendee of Council for Support of Education (CASE) and Texas Association of Community College Foundations (TACCF).
  • Active member of Texas Dance Educators Association and National Dance Coaches Association.
  • Certified adjudicator by National Dance Coaches Association, Texas Dance Educators Association and Drill Team Directors of America.
  • Experienced workshop presenter for on campus events and national conventions. Topics such as leadership, life skills, marketing, self discovery, motivation, etiquette, and more.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite, Content Management Systems, Canva, Jot form, Adobe Premiere, TicketSpice, Canvas, Dropbox, Google forms, and Tempo Slow.
  • Updated project management training with TVCC.

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School Attended

  • Louisiana Tech University
  • Louisiana Tech University
  • Trinity Valley Community College

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  • Alumni Relations Coordinator/ Grant Coordinator
  • Director of Cardettes Dance Team/Faculty Member
  • House Manager/Co-Company Manager


  • Master of Arts
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Associate of Arts

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