Community Organizer resume example with 10+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - -
Executive Summary

Seasoned community organizer, and outreach coordinator with 3+ years leading campaigns and marketing projects around a multitude of issues ranging from energy efficiency, bicycle advocacy, and education reform while working for respected nonprofit organizations across the country including in New York, San Francisco, and New Orleans. I am results- oriented, resourceful, and creative. Offering unique skill set which includes both leadership and relationship building skills stemming from working on such a varied projects and taking ownership from such projects

Core Qualifications
  • Team Leadership
  • Microsoft Office / SPSS / PASW Stats
  • Problem Solving/ Program Development
  • Community Outreach/ Organizing
  • Organization Systems Management
  • Communication/ Interpersonal Skills
Professional Experience
10/2013 to Current
Community Organizer Mission Edge Phoenix, AZ,

-Organizing parents and community members to gain support for aspects of education reform by canvassing, networking, conducting appropriate localized outreach, hosting large and small meetings conducting turn out for larger events, and organizing events and campaign drives

-Leading first organizing push into middle class neighborhoods in Brooklyn including Clinton Hill and Prospect Heights gaining support from a group of people the organization had not previously reached out to by having daily one on one meetings with community members, parents, hosting weekly house parties, and bi-monthly chapter events

-Launching StudentsFirstNY Blog and Letter-writing campaigns around education reform issues producing 15 blog posts and letters per month

-Taking organizational lead on campaign to demonstrate wide ranging support for re-implantation of 37.5 minutes of school time back into school day

06/2013 to 10/2013
Community Planner / Marketing Coordinator City Of Broken Arrow, Ok Broken Arrow, OK,

-Lead effort to build partnerships with senior centers, community organizations, and local schools for Call to Action campaign to help vulnerable populations with emergency preparedness via innovative strategies.

-Advocated for bicycle and walking path under "A" train tracks by working to gain community support, coalition building, and setting reachable goals we could deliver to the city and community

-Worked to promote campaign by marketing it to other organizations to become ambassadors of campaign, increasing event size, and helping them with organizational visibility by participating

07/2012 to 04/2013
Campus Organizer - San Francisco State University California Public Interest Research Group City, STATE,

-Started Energy Service Corps. program by recruiting, hiring, tracking, managing, and, training team of 35 student interns, spearheading effort to create future social change leaders

-Directed strategic initiatives to exceed goals of educating over 5000 Bay Area youth about environmental stewardship and sustainability and collecting over 1000 Bay Area home energy surveys via canvassing

-Increased organization's brand and image by doing coalition building, media outreach, fundraising, campus and community relations, and creating projects to build awareness about energy efficiency

2011 to 11/2011
Community Outreach Coordinator BikeEasy City, STATE,

-Played critical role in organization, development, and implementation of new BikeValet, a free bike parking program, while boosting visibility and support for organization. BikeValet is now available at many events

- Conducted Bike Rack surveys in French Quarter to determine where more bike infrastructure was needed

04/2010 to 07/2011
Job Development/ Account Development Summer Intern FEGS Health And Human Services City, STATE,

- Assisted two FEGS staff members in job developing, account management, finding clients jobs, writing up reports, updating various files, conducting research, and assisting in computer skills classes for clients

Expected in 2012
Bachelor of Arts:
Tulane University - New Orleans, LA

Majors in - Sociology, Urban Studies. and Anthropology

3.6 GPA - Graduated Cum Laude

Expected in 2010
Certificate: Applied Anthropology
Xpeditions Malta Summer School - Xledni Bay, Gozo

Conducted original applied anthropological research regarding how public space is utilized and constructed around Xlendi Bay


Tulane Club of New York and The Cornell Club, Member of AKD Sociological Honor Society

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School Attended

  • Tulane University
  • Xpeditions Malta Summer School

Job Titles Held:

  • Community Organizer
  • Community Planner / Marketing Coordinator
  • Campus Organizer - San Francisco State University
  • Community Outreach Coordinator
  • Job Development/ Account Development Summer Intern


  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Certificate

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