Jessica Claire
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Highly passionate and versatile Student Affairs educator and professional with a diverse background in program development, student engagement, leadership development, mentoring, counseling, and community engagement. Knowledgeable in student development theories through graduate-level coursework, co-curricular programs, data collection, application, and assessments. Successful with developing meaningful and purposeful student relationships from diverse educational, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds. Supported and assisted the Vice President of Student Affairs and Dean of Students in the development of strategic initiatives and special projects. Excellent record of accomplishments in planning, organizing, and implementing purposeful educational activities and programs for students. Astute educator with proven background meeting and exceeding operational objectives across 8+ year career. Maintain currency on trends in field to keep systems modernized and streamlined. People-person with excellent organizational skills. Results-driven Associate Dean successful at optimizing administrative procedures to control costs and improve operations. Experienced in building positive relationships with students and professors to underpin sustainable policies. Natural leader and analytical problem-solver with articulate communication style.

  • Microsoft Office: Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Publisher, Excel
  • Assessment Tools: Campus Labs, Qualtrics, SPOL-Strategic Planning Online, Red Flag, EverFi, Informer
  • Other: Power Campus, School Dude, EMS-Event Management Software, Business Portal, Blackboard, Moodle, Localist, Cascade, Guidebook, Adobe, Paycor, Photoshop, Canva
  • Supervision
  • Team management
  • Problem resolution
  • Planning and coordination
  • Student retention
  • School policies and protocols
  • Disciplinary enforcement
  • Conflict resolution
  • Learning outcome evaluation
01/2017 to Current
Associate Dean for Student Development Agnes Scott College City, STATE,

Report directly to the Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students. Supervise a staff of four professionals and 20+ work-study students and fellows. Responsible for all programmatic efforts and management of the budget for the Center for Student Involvement and Office for Student Integrity and Community Standards. Responsible for the Alston Campus Student Center and manage its daily operations. Recruit and train Orientation Leaders, and collaborate with departments across campus in the planning, organization, and execution of New Student Orientation for first years, transfer students and their families and guests. As chair of the Vibrant Social Life Task Force, successfully administered the ‘Vibrant Social Life Survey’, resulting in 500+ responses and collection of data to implement amenities in which students obtain a holistic and engaging college experience. Oversee conduct and community standards as it relates to academic, behavioral, and residential cases within the student body.

  • Responsible for overseeing all students activities, leadership programs, 65 + student organizations, recreation and intramural programs, physical education courses, and organizations within the Center for Student Involvement, including the Student Government Association, Programming Board, Orientation Leaders, and Mortar Board
  • Implement new Student Government Association model reflective of student development theories and meets the needs of a small student population
  • Manage and maintain the Alston Campus Student Center building including furnishing, implementation of student artwork, enhanced spaces, implemented first workout space for students, installation of security system, and policies/procedures
  • Oversee conduct boards Honor Court, Judicial Board, and Graduate Council and complete annual Student Handbook
  • Implement policies and procedures for Center for Student Involvement, including but not limited to: social media, student event approval, and alcohol policy at student events
  • Manage budgets and shadow budgets for department and 65 + student groups, exceeding $500,000 in student activity fees, college funding, and endowments
  • Oversee schedule and maintenance of the Scottie Shuttle, which serves as a form of free transportation for students on a daily basis
  • Organize, coordinate, and execute New Student Orientation including the implementation of Guidebook to serve as the phone app for daily orientation schedules.
  • Oversee college traditions such as Black Cat Week, Sophomore Ring Ceremony, Founder’s Day, Alumnae Weekend, and Commencement.
  • Implement a “Quiet Zone” in the Dining Hall reflective of accessibility and serves as a sensory friendly space for students, faculty, and staff
  • Implement the “Black Cat Handbook” encompassing rules, regulations, and policies for the tradition of Black Cat Week/Homecoming
  • Create and implement the first Annual Student Leadership Awards Banquet
  • Advisor and advocate for to the Commuter Student Association
  • Manage the Division of Student Affairs website, including the following departments: Wellness Center, Residence Life, Conduct, Center for Student Involvement, Center for Leadership and Service, Religious and Spiritual Life, Dean of Students Office
  • Oversee the management of the center’s social media platforms such as, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat
  • Serve as the Calendar Manager for the Division for Student Affairs with the management and approval of spaces/events through Localist, a program dedicated to providing a campus wide calendar for the community
  • Complete the Division of Student Affairs Annual Report for the campus community, including assessments for the following offices: Residence Life, Wellness Center, Conduct and Community Standards, Outreach and Education, Athletics, Center for Student Involvement, and Center for Leadership and Service
  • Write and submit annual reports for the Center for Student Involvement
  • Assisted in the renovations of student lounge spaces within the residence halls
  • Serve as a member of the Emergency Resource Team to initiate campus emergency plans
  • Serve as the college liaison to AAUW (American Association of University Women)
  • Serve as college liaison to IGNITE Political, implementing the annual Young Women Run Conference in Atlanta, GA for college women to network with elected officials and empower students to run for political positions
  • Agnes Scott College Committees:
  • Member of the ninth President’s Inauguration Planning Committee. Planned and executed the Inauguration Celebration Party including 800+ attendees of guests, faculty, staff, students and alumnae
  • Member of the Emergency Resource Team to initiate campus emergency plans and crisis response
  • Member of the Financial Aid Appeals Committee
  • Member of the Web Advisory Group to enhance the college website
  • Member of the Committee for Professional Success to develop a program preparing students for the post-graduation experience
  • Member of COVID-19 Campus Operations Taskforce
  • Member of Strategic Planning Team
  • Co-Chair of Strategic Planning Theme Team: Pathways to Success
  • Member of the Naming Policy Committee to enhance use of spaces donated across campus
  • Chair of the Search Committees for the Julia Thompson Chaplain and Director of Religious and Spiritual Life, Assistant Director for Leadership Programs, and Assistant Director of Student Conduct and Community Standards
07/2012 to 01/2017
Director, Leadership and Engagement Georgian Court University City, STATE,
  • Report directly to the Dean of Students.
  • Supervise a staff of two professionals, and provide mentorship, guidance, and supervision to graduate interns and assistants from Monmouth University, Rutgers University.
  • Responsible for all programmatic efforts and management of the budget for the Office of Student Leadership and Engagement.
  • As part of the Human Resources Committee, contributed to the editing of the Human Resources Administrative Policies and Procedures Manual.
  • Design and implement co-curriculum for the first co-educational Emerging Leaders program.
  • Re-design and implement co-curriculum for the University’s signature Women In Leadership Development program (WILD).
  • Successfully rebranded and enhanced visibility of the Women in Leadership Development Program on campus.
  • Implement e-portfolio through Blackboard for sophomores within the Emerging Leaders Program.
  • Contribute significantly to the increase of student retention and persistence through leadership and strategic programmatic initiatives.
  • Assist the Dean of Students in coordinating the first Faculty Mentoring Program for at-risk first-year students.
  • Coordinate and implement new application process for Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK), National Leadership Honor Society.
  • Coordinate, plan, and execute an estimated 75 seminars/workshops/events for student leaders during each academic year.
  • Organize and facilitate student panels for New Student Orientation, Open Houses and other campus-wide events.
  • Effectively provide oversight and management of budget for the Office for Student Leadership and Engagement.
  • Manage Social Media outlets for leadership programs (Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, Twitter).
  • Serve as the advisor for the National Leadership Honor Society, Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK).
  • Research and propose grants to enhance and expand leadership development programs on campus.
  • Assess, evaluate, and implement recommendations for the success of leadership and other student involvement and engagement programs.
  • Write and submit Year End Reports, and prepare assessment reports and documents for Middle States Periodic Review and Accreditation.
  • Recruit, supervise, mentor, and evaluate over 300 student leaders annually.
  • Collaborate with the director of student activities to plan, organize, and deliver a dynamic New Student Orientation program each year.
  • Develop leadership trainings for over 50 Orientation Leaders.
  • Develop and deliver New Student Orientation Transfer sessions.
  • Assist in the development of sixteen (16) First-Year Seminar workshops including Study Strategies, Leadership Development, Career Opportunities, Study Abroad, Diversity Awareness, Healthy Lifestyle, Mercy and its History, and College Tips 101.
  • Moderate the annual Dance Marathon on campus, as a key service initiative; clarify the roles and responsibilities for each student committee member.
  • Successfully coordinate, plan, and organize student fundraising initiatives through collaboration with both internal and external resources.
  • Advise and serve as an advocate for the Commuter Student Association and Transfer Student Association within the Student Government Association.
  • Serve on judicial panels relating to student behavioral misconduct and academic integrity violations.
  • Assist in the facilitation and coordination of campus-wide events, such as: New Student Orientation, Welcome Week, Homecoming, Club Day, Reunion, Critical Concerns Week, Acceptance Day, Registration Day, Women’s Empowerment Week, Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Black History Month, Leadership Day, Service Day.
First Year Seminar Instructor Georgian Court University City, STATE,
  • Lead discussion on areas such as local and global issues, mercy, and college transition.
  • Expand syllabus and implement projects based on personal values and experiences.
  • Create Journal assignments to enhance student reflection process.
  • Maintain records of attendance and assignment grades.
  • Engage in service projects, experiential learning, and workshops Presentations.
  • Participated in workshops and trainings to improve skills and learn new methods for classroom instruction.
  • Conducted tests and quizzes to evaluate student progress with course material.
  • Managed and organized class records and reports.
  • Established objectives for lessons, modules and projects.
  • Attended faculty meetings to brainstorm ideas and discuss methods for solving issues.
  • Developed guides and course materials to reinforce lecture information and help students learn.
  • Mentored and counseled students with social adjustment and academic issues.
Expected in
Master of Science: Student Affairs And College Counseling
  • Ranked in Top 5% of class
  • Chi Sigma Iota Member
  • Chi Sigma Alpha Founder
  • 3.99 GPA
Expected in
Bachelor of Arts: English, Psychology
  • Dean's List Honoree Fall 2011
  • Sigma Mu Member
  • Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges Recipient
  • Ocean County Personnel and Guidance Association Caring Award Recipient
  • Commencement Speaker 2012
  • 3.5 GPA
  • Promoted from Assistant Dean for Student Development to Associate Dean for Student Development in 2020
  • Recognized as Vice President’s Employee of the Year
  • Led team to achieve divisional success, earning the recognition as Most Innovative, Most Collaborative, and Above and Beyond for Student Retention

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