counselor resume example with 20+ years of experience

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

Exceptional leader talented at event coordination, fundraising, and presentation skills. Motivated director with solid experience managing at all project levels, including budgeting and administration. Client-focused director with 10 years of experience providing solutions to customers. Excellent at time management, multiple tasks and working under pressure. Strong leadership abilities and relationship-building skills.

  • Skilled fundraiser
  • Budgeting and finance management
  • Extremely talented event coordinator 
  • Excellent presentation and representation skills
  • Self motivated
  • Project management
  • Effective time managemant skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • Excellent relationship building
  • Powerful negotiator
  • Team leadership
  • Extremely organized



  • Conflict resolution

  • Independent judgment and decision making

  • Process implementation

  • Staff development

  • Client development
  • Networking skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Substance abuse expertise
  • Strategic thinker
  • Talented interviewer
  • Promotes positive behavior
Work History
Counselor, 03/2011 to Current
Renewal IncPittsburgh, PA,
  • Welcome and orient participants to the program.
  • Assist participants when needed in order to diffuse emotional conflicts/crisis.
  • Introduce activities and monitor peer group process in order to support participants in handling emotions and new insights.
  • Respond to and record significant events.
Director of Alumni Relations, 04/2004 to 09/2010
Minnesota City JobsCottage Grove, MN,
  • Served as leadership staff member managing the Alumni Relations Department overseeing 5 staff members and serving the largest and fastest-growing constituency of the organization.
  • Created and managed 19 alumni community-building events such as reunions, golf tournaments, receptions, breakfasts and speaking engagements with over 3,200 attendees.
  • Created and managed 5 fundraising events annually generating over $200,000 in net profits.
  • Developed the current Alumni Contact Program.
  • Conducted on site presentations to all patients and family members.
  • Identifyed donor potential through events and presentations.
  • Created a National Alumni Leadership Council with over 40 regional members.
  • Developed and managed a budget of over $550,000 annually.
  • Assisted with the production of the quarterly alumni news magazine.
  • Established and maintained 17 successful regional alumni chapter groups.
  • Built an alumni volunteer program with over 200 participants.
  • Established volunteer recognition programs.
Community Development Coordinator, 05/2002 to 10/2004
Arcosa, Inc.Norman, OK,
  • Total responsibility for design, development, promotion and implementation of community wide fundraising programs for facility expansion and major events such as Soberstock, from concept to completion including 5 large scale fundraising events annually.
  • Established and conducted sponsorship programs for all major events.
  • Managed all media communication including press releases.
  • Maintained all records of financial transactions for all campaigns and events.
  • Managed the recruitment of volunteers and fundraising support teams.
  • Established contacts and secured financial contributions through one on one interaction.
  • Coordinated and conducted facility tours for potential donors.
  • Served as the primary community wide public relations liaison for purpose of increased visibility, reduction of stigma, and promotion of the mission and vision of the organization.
  • Planned and conducted numerous recreational events to support the recovering community at large.
  • Exceeded major fundraising goals by more than 25%.
Sales Professional, 1995 to 03/2002
Reading Acura, Tri-County Toyota, Performance Toyota/VolvoCity, STATE,
  • Established contact and rapport with prospective customers utilizing extensive product knowledge and excellent customer relations skills.
  • Evaluated automotive needs, recommended products and services, and negotiated sales, based on customer requirements.
  • Delivered sales presentations and demonstrations to maximize sales performance and meet or exceed sales quotas.
  • Maintained customer database to facilitate follow up and insure customer satisfaction after the sale.
  • Recipient of Salesperson of The Year Award in 1998.
  • Maintained a 99% customer satisfaction rating.
Supervisor of Residential Services, 02/1991 to 06/1995
Prospectus Associates, IncCity, STATE,
  • Managed and supervised staff of 6 including all aspects of supervision and delegation of work to insure complete client satisfaction at group homes for individuals with developmental disabilities.
  • Responsible for all reports to the state.
  • Managed all budgets.
  • Responsible for scheduling of both clients and staff.
  • Obtained documents, clearances, certificates and approvals from local, state and federal agencies.
  • Integrated clients into the community by seeking and obtaining employment.
  • Responsible for ensuring all aspects of clients needs were fulfilled.
High School Diploma: Business and Health Assistance, Expected in 1978
Reading Senior High School - Reading, Pa
Associate of Science: Certified Recovery Specialist, Expected in Current
PA Certification Board - Harrisburg, Pa

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School Attended

  • Reading Senior High School
  • PA Certification Board

Job Titles Held:

  • Counselor
  • Director of Alumni Relations
  • Community Development Coordinator
  • Sales Professional
  • Supervisor of Residential Services


  • High School Diploma
  • Associate of Science

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