community life director resume example with 18+ years of experience

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

Accomplished, yet empathetic leader who is passionate about helping others feel a sense of belonging and purpose. Team minded developer who brings out the best in others, empowering them to utilize their strengths and in turn fully engage in life as a contributor in any setting. Decisive problem solver who welcomes challenges and leads by example, believing that no task is below an organization's highest leaders. Enjoys collaborating with the community at large for the betterment of all parties involved. Competent in dealing with budgets, evaluating current spending and considering alternatives that create greater opportunities. Exceeds expectations rather than meets them.


Watermark Retirement Communities "Rookie of the Year 2019"

Watermark Retirement Communities "Community Life Director of the Year 2020"

Contributor to Watermark Retirement Communities Platinum Award, Ranking Parkview in Frisco in the Top 5 Watermark Communities 2019 & 2020

These awards were evaluated among 63 Watermark Communities nationwide.

  • Leadership
  • Problem Solving
  • Cultural awareness
  • Team building
  • Self-motivated professional
  • Written Communication
  • Customer service
  • Critical thinking
  • Collaboration
  • Follow through
Work History
10/2018 to Current Community Life Director Loomis Communities Inc | Springfield, MA,
  • Oversee 100% of resident relations in regards to Community Life and Transportation.
  • Participate in Manager on Duty program as scheduled.
  • Lead in new employee on-boarding.
  • Lead in resident and associate monthly town hall meetings including 280 residents and 106 associates.
  • Enhance excellent resident/staff atmosphere of true community.
  • Enroll, train and inspire associates, family members, residents, outside vendors/organizations in leading classes and events throughout year. Plan, direct, implement and evaluate offerings (mind, body, and social opportunities), within cultural and spiritual context and needs of entire community. (Independent Living, Assisted Living, and Memory Care).
  • Plan monthly calendar of offerings and special events containing choices in accordance with resident desires, evaluating regularly.
  • Responsible for set-up, invitations, flyers, follow-up/reminder phone calls, supplies and equipment, serving and clean up for all functions and events.
  • Conduct and document monthly team meetings for departments.
  • Coordinate all transportation with chauffeurs.
  • Recruit and oversee all volunteer work and training.
  • Financial Management/Ensure Community Life and Transportation departments are within budget, department expenses recorded in spend-down, evaluated regularly.
  • Participate in DNR meetings and efforts across community.
  • Oversee and submit reports for Independent Living American Express expenditures across all departments.
08/2012 to 05/2018 Director/Speaker/Trainer General Atomics | San Diego, CA,
  • Speaker and Tutor Trainer at practicum events for Classical Education.
  • Director Grammar/Writing, Socratic Circle format for Literature, Current Events, Debate, Mock Trial, and Science Fair events.
09/2008 to 10/2017 Hall Supervisor Stonebriar Community Church | City, STATE,
  • Supervision of birth-preschool hallway classrooms including recruiting, scheduling, and communication with volunteers.
07/1996 to 06/2002 Teacher/Coach Liberty Christian School/Fellowship Christian Acad | City, STATE,
  • High School and Middle School Teacher: U.S., World, Texas History, Government/Economics, World Geography, Sign Language, Yearbook
  • First Grade: All Subjects
  • Coach: Cheerleading
  • Planned and implemented integrated lessons to meet national standards
06/1995 to 07/1996 Senior Compliance Specialist First Nationwide Mortgage Corporation | City, STATE,
  • Acquired and maintained upkeep of all compliance documents from 2500 banks under umbrella of First Nationwide as master servicer.
  • Within first 6 months all banks were in compliance, which had not happened in previous 5 years.
Expected in 05/1995 Bachelor of Science | Rehabilitation Studies/Minors: History/Psychology University of North Texas, Denton, TX, GPA:

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School Attended

  • University of North Texas

Job Titles Held:

  • Community Life Director
  • Director/Speaker/Trainer
  • Hall Supervisor
  • Teacher/Coach
  • Senior Compliance Specialist


  • Bachelor of Science

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