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Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
  • Home: (555) 432-1000
  • Cell:

Forward-thinking Chief Executive Officer with 25+ year record of driving needed change in organizational operations to boost bottom-line profitability and meet changing market demands. Equipped to transform teams at all levels to maintain responsiveness and meet operational challenges head-on. Born connector and tactical leader with diplomatic nature and tenacious approach.

  • Executive & Financial Leadership
  • Program and Project Management
  • Brand Management
  • Defining Company Vision
  • Strategic Business Planning
  • Business Development
  • Revenue Generation
  • Fundraising and Relationship Building
  • Market Trend Expertise
  • Public Relations and Understanding
  • Business Alliances
  • Cost Reduction
Consultant, 06/2020 to Current
EsriRedlands, CA,
  • Collaborated with Business Development, Client Management and Marketing to create products and services for clients. Consulted with client colleges, universities and higher education access programs to design and deliver financial literacy education programs for staff and/or students.
  • Defined and articulated learning outcomes, including measurements, performance metrics and changes to improve student learning.
  • Initiated and implemented needs assessments to determine training or consulting objectives based on participant needs, business objectives and organizational resources.
  • Facilitated bi-weekly teleconferences for enrollment advisors on corporate initiatives and training; ensured compliance with the organizations quality student engagement strategies
  • Worked collectively by training education professionals to deliver in-school counseling support for identified students; offered subject matter expertise on curriculum design, selection and purchasing.
President and CEO, 04/2015 to 05/2020
PassionhrFort Lee, VA,
  • Led fundraising and revenue generation efforts for Reinhardt National with approximately 1,700 students; increased fundraising over 30% and secured $12M+ for academic facilities and programming.
  • Improved student engagement efforts which earned Reinhardt national, state and religious recognition as a college of distinction as well as top colleges for business and education.
  • Recognized by U.S as one of GA's highest ranking regional schools and ranked in the top 10 schools in GA for increasingly high alumni employment rates.
  • Accrued over $3M in charitable donations by leveraging partnerships with 30+ nonprofit organizations, local businesses and community leaders using complex negotiation strategies and cultivating impactful corporate relationships.
  • Secured $24M USDA grant to build black box theatre and 180-bed residence hall and renovate dining facility.
  • Launched several new academic programs including nursing, creative writing, and sports leadership programs which increased enrollment 15% annually and added an additional $3.5M in revenue.
  • Invested $3M+ in information technology to enhance university's network infrastructure, cybersecurity protection and technology training efforts; successfully navigated a malware attack that prevented a $2.6M business loss.
Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs, 11/2009 to 05/2015
Dorsey SchoolsDetroit, MI,
  • Led University's Strategic Planning process housing 2,700+ students; improved student educational plans by advising on course selection, progress plans and career decisions.
  • Achieved a consistent ranking within TN's top 5 private colleges and ranked #1 school in the South for teaching in 2016.
  • Strategized and implemented methods for streamlining processes, controlling costs and modernizing operations; restructured financial recovery plans to secure financial viability of the College which decreased costs by 20%.
  • Improved individual academic departments by working closely with s to reorganize class loads, promote resource utilization and modernize equipment; successfully secured $1M to fund Library/Student Success Center renovation.
  • Conducted academic programs cost/revenue audit resulting in savings of $450K.
  • Completed grant applications with supporting documentation to secure funding proposals, grant application narratives and budgets to finalize with development prior to submittal; successfully secured $150K in donations for faculty and textbook enhancements.
  • Developed enrollment management and retention strategic plans increasing graduate and undergraduate enrollment by adding added graduate degrees and two undergraduate degrees; increased first to second year retention from 60-71% in two years.
  • Strengthened Global Education program by increasing international student population by 15% and adding study abroad opportunities through partnerships with international universities.
  • Enhanced promotional operations by enhancing online presence via social media and utilizing weekly electronic newsletters to align University's marketing procedures with changing trends in education.
  • Launched Research, Creativity, and Performance Day with 60% participation growth in three years.
Academic Dean, 12/2004 to 12/2008
Gordon CollegeCity, STATE,
  • Provided leadership, direction, and support to 2,000+ students and orchestrated the ongoing development of Gordon College; a private liberal arts school characterized by high expectations for student academic achievement and behavior.
  • Developed and managed $800K donor proposal for an Honors Scholars program; served as lead writer, balancing workload and deliverables for multiple sales opportunities simultaneously, in addition to executing departmental and business development functions and special academic projects.
  • Secured $500K donation for start-up costs of new Center for Non-profit Management and Philanthropy which resulted in a 26% increase in annual student enrollment.
  • Established and deepened partnerships with different groups and businesses to enhance marketing effectiveness and strengthen funding streams; successfully secured $622K funding for Learning through Collaboration Project.
  • Developed leadership program conducting various training courses by developing curricula, instructions, documents and written tests; advanced business goals and strengthened training effectiveness and staff performance by successfully developing managers into leaders.
Education and Training
Ph.D: Communication, Expected in
University of Tennessee - Knoxville, TN
M.A: Organizational Communication, Expected in
University of Tennessee - Knoxville, TN
B.S: Speech and Theatre, Expected in
Middle Tennessee State University - Murfreesboro, TN
  • Professional Advancement & Certificates
  • Human Resource Management Certificate
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University of Minnesota - ,
  • Coursera Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace
  • International Coach Federation (ICF)
  • Professional Fundraising Certificate, Boston University
  • Harvard Graduate School of Education, Institute for Education Management (IEM)
  • Certified Trainer in Appreciative Inquiry (AI)
  • Certified Trainer in Mediation, Mediation Training Institute International
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Activities and Honors
  • SACSCOC Board of Trustees, January 2017-June 2020
  • Executive Committee of Georgia Independent Colleges Association (GICA), January 2017-June 2020; Chair, 2019
  • Board Member, United Community Bank, 2016-2020
  • Board of Directors –National Schools and Colleges of the United Methodist Church (NASCUMC), 2016-2020
  • Board Member, Cherokee County Library Board, 2016-2018; Chair, 2018
  • Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, 2015-2019

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School Attended
  • University of Tennessee
  • University of Tennessee
  • Middle Tennessee State University
  • University of Minnesota
Job Titles Held:
  • Consultant
  • President and CEO
  • Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs
  • Academic Dean
  • Ph.D
  • M.A
  • B.S
  • <ul><li>Professional Advancement & Certificates</li><li>Human Resource Management Certificate</li></ul>
  • <ul><li>Coursera Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace</li><li>International Coach Federation (ICF)</li><li>Professional Fundraising Certificate, Boston University</li><li>Harvard Graduate School of Education, Institute for Education Management (IEM)</li><li>Certified Trainer in Appreciative Inquiry (AI)</li><li>Certified Trainer in Mediation, Mediation Training Institute International</li></ul>

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