communications and research specialist resume example with 17+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
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Bilingual and driven Communications professional and Program Manager with 12 years of experience in the communications and health care field. Areas of expertise include: project management, special event planning, fundraising, branding and marketing. Also skilled in grant writing, news writing and editing, as well as gathering and analyzing cultural, social and demographic data to develop local and national programs.


Program management

Non-profit marketing

Event planning and logistics

Journalism background

Superb writer and editor

Print and electronic media

Exceptional problem solver

Exceptional interpersonal skills

Exceptional communication skills

Analytical thinker





  • Developed and unveiled new patient program at a nationally-recognized health conference
  • Assisted in implementation of successful patient tracking system that resulted in improved patient care
  • Secured over $1 million in state and local funding to improve the historic Miami River
  • Co-creator of first-ever bilingual historic markers along the Miami River
  • Youngest member of the City of Miami Waterfront Advisory Board to be elected Vice Chair
  • Volunteer work highlighted in the Fall 2010 (Volume 17, Number 2) University of Miami Magazine
  • Editor and writer of the 2003-2004 Hispanic Scholarship Guide, sponsored by the Ford Motor Company
  • Member of University of Miami Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society and Golden Key National Honor Society
Master of Arts: Communication Studies, Expected in December 2013
University of Miami - Coral Gables, Florida
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Bachelor of Science: Electronic Media and Creative Writing, Expected in December 2010
University of Miami - Coral Gables, Florida
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Communications and Research Specialist, 09/2011 - Current
Novocure Portsmouth, NH,
  • Co-creator of Risk Evaluation to Achieve Continued Health (REACH) program to help improve the quality of life of patients not on augmentation therapy
  • Developer of comprehensive REACH database to monitor the health status of over 100 patients (oversaw intake process, risk levels and special needs)
  • Created educational brochures and designed promotional products for REACH program; assisted with marketing and branding of REACH program at national health conferences and events
  • Organized travel, hotel and registration of over 60 staff members for training meetings, medical conferences and special events
  • Oversaw awarding of educational scholarships to allow patients and their families to attend national conferences
  • Created an efficient database to maintain medical study documentation (contracts, expense reimbursement forms, memorandums, site census forms, contact lists of participating study sites and coordinators)
  • Executed first-ever patient satisfaction medical survey for Alpha patients in Canada
  • Oversaw completion of a five-year, longitudinal medical study aimed at improving the survival rate of Alphas (assisted with creation of interventions, educational mailings, data input and analysis and maintained IRB-approved regulatory materials)
  • Created new welcome packet literature for patients
  • Co-editor of quarterly patient newsletter
Research Assistant, 07/2013 - 11/2013
Saga Education Naperville, IL,

Analyzed and coded over 100 interviews in Spanish using advanced statistical software to identify themes in multi-ethnic identities

Teaching Assistant, 07/2013 - 11/2013
City Of Desoto, Texas Desoto, TX,

Used variety of teaching techniques to encourage student critical thinking and discussion in "Freedom of Expression" course

Developed, administered and corrected tests and essays in a timely manner.

Assistant Director, 2005 - 08/2011
Orbia Advance Corporation Schiphol, NH,
  • Secured over $1 million in local and state funding to benefit the Miami River
  • Raised over $50,000 for the annual Miami Riverday Festival, which attracted over 3,000 individuals each year
  • Managed all aspects of the festival, such as media coverage, sponsorships, musical performances, boat tours, historical re-enactments and permitting
  • Co-creator of "Miami River Works for Me" public awareness campaign
  • Sponsored and hosted volunteer clean-up events with local universities and non-profit organizations; monthly events attracted hundreds of volunteers to help beautify the Miami River; oversaw painting of murals, tree plantings and litter removal
  • Coordinated monthly meetings for each of organization's seven different subcommittees
  • Provided advisory recommendations to the Miami City Commission on plans and projects impacting the Miami River
  • Hosted the first formal strategic planning meeting with state and local representatives to discuss river-revitalizing initiatives
News Staff, 08/2003 - 11/2004
Miami Monthly Magazine City, STATE,

Reported news for Coconut Grove, Brickell, Downtown Miami and Miami City Hall to meet daily deadlines

Performed editing, mapping, fact checking, research, photography

Intern, 05/2003 - 07/2003
Vista Magazine City, STATE,

Served as reporter and photographer for weekly stories

Conducted interviews of high-profile Hispanic celebrities

Assisted with mapping/layout of articles for weekly magazine



French (beginner)


Experience with Microsoft Office - Word, Excel, PowerPoint

Familiarity with Photoshop, Quark and Illustrator

Comfortable with Qualitative Research statistical software - NVIVO

Great interpersonal communication skills

Additional Information
  • Adept at developing constructive relationships with a wide range of business and community partners
  • Passionate about managing, planning and promoting special events to benefit the community

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School Attended

  • University of Miami
  • University of Miami

Job Titles Held:

  • Communications and Research Specialist
  • Research Assistant
  • Teaching Assistant
  • Assistant Director
  • News Staff
  • Intern


  • Master of Arts
  • Bachelor of Science

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