Jessica Claire
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - -
Professional Summary

Highly motivated Advocate with a history of advocating for those who can't advocate for themselves. Skilled in conflict resolution with a trauma informed approach. Strong analytical skills effective at working in high pressure situations/environments alone or as part of a team. Adept at adapting to new situations and challenges. Strong belief in the fair administration of justice.

  • Supervision
  • Training & Development
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Strategic planning
  • Trauma-informed intervention techniques
  • Strong researcher
Work History
07/2022 to Current
Executive Director Council For Economic Opportunities In Greater Cleveland Cleveland, OH,
  • Responsible for planning, organization, and direction of ConTextos Chicago’s operations and programs.
  • Build and manage relationships with potential, existing and lapsed funders, donors, partners, alliances, collectives, etc.
  • Supervise, support and inspire finances and accounting.
  • Supervise, support and inspire internal and external communications and development staff.
  • Supervise, support and inspire the program team; ensuring that Programming remains the heart of our work and has the resources and opportunities to achieve high-quality work with integrity and supports the wellness and capacity-building of individual staff and work teams.
  • Strengthen the relationships between different areas of the organization and work in Chicago.
  • Oversees and reports on ConTextos’ Chicago results for the CEO.
  • Work closely with the CEO to develop and implement strategic planning; support processes for fundraising, development and partnerships.
  • Demonstrate pride, leadership and “ownership” of ConTextos Chicago, its team, beneficiaries and mission.
  • Represents ConTextos Chicago taking on the role of spokesperson, champion and advocate.
01/2010 to Current
Co-Founder Key Tronic Corporation Corinth, MS,
  • Conducted extensive Trauma and CBT research for program development
  • Co-design and implement programs that empowers incarcerated men through mentoring, education, and character building to become peacemakers in their communities.
  • Mentor trauma-exposed individuals with coping, anger management, and PTSD
  • Provide resources and mentorship for individuals with anti-gang and anti-violence related issues
10/2018 to 07/2022
Co-Director Programs & Partnerships Cure Violence Global City, STATE,
  • Provides support and leadership in multiple Chicago Project writing workshops and instructional support
  • Coordinate various teaching site teams.
  • Create, build, and maintain relationships with existing and potential partners
  • Establish and help build evolving curriculum
04/2015 to 09/2018
Case Manager FREE ( Freedom House Re-entry Education) City, STATE,
  • Collaborated with external agencies to meet educational and transitional needs of patient/participants
  • Perform needs assessment for patient participants assigned to case load
  • Monitor and evaluate and document patient progress
  • Facilitate relationship between participants and resource partners
  • Analyze and assess critical violent situations for potential retaliation
  • Managed rotating caseload of 30 victims of violence in healthcare system to provide comprehensive, community-based care
04/2017 to 01/2018
Program Administrator Company Name City, State,
  • Designed, implemented programming for high-risk formerly incarcerated men
  • Created Mentor training
  • Establish job readiness training
  • Established protocols for community resources and referrals for job placement and housing,
  • Developed Peer Mentor program from ground up, laying out framework and defining roles
  • Improved success of program by making proactive adjustments to operations
Expected in 05/2023
Master of Arts: Urban Studies
Northeastern Illinois University - Chicago, IL
Expected in 08/2016
Bachelor of Arts: Psychology
Governors State University - Park Forest, IL

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