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

Executive Summary - Multi-faceted experience with executive management of organizations in the nonprofit and for- profit areas; Competitive, detail-oriented, and results-oriented management professional with a passion for working within a corporate environment; possesses a broad spectrum of knowledge of team leadership, human resources, event planning, organizing, community engagement, and problem solving. Leading organizations and departments through periods of substantial growth and transition.

  • Detail-Oriented
  • Customer Service
  • Project Management
  • Organizational Development
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Task Prioritization
  • Raiser's Edge, Blackbaud NXT, Research Point, Financial Edge
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • Direct Mail Campaigns
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Planning and Coordination
  • Cultural awareness
  • Grant writing
  • Strategic planning
  • Annual, Individual Giving and Major donors
  • Stewardship
Work History
01/2016 to Current
Development Officer Adventist Health System Temecula, CA,
  • Managed Annual Gala Program in Denver, New York, Washington DC, San Francisco and Chicago raising $1.9 million in funding.
  • Implemented a strategic development plan to increase the gala program from $1.5M to $2M annually over a 2 year plan by increasing major donors, direct mail and corporate relations.
  • Exceeded projected revenue goal for the Wings of Hope Gala ($1.65) by $250,000.
  • Actively managed a portfolio of prospects and donors which includes cultivating, soliciting and closing gifts of at least $1.5M
  • Wrote foundation and corporate grants and proposals for research funding.
  • Tracked and reported on donor portfolios activity and goals including donor meetings, personalized donor contacts and dollars raised.
  • Designed all marketing materials including brochures, flyers, event invitations and website banners as well as marketing materials for events.
  • Created individual strategic and financial goals for each donor or prospect based on their history of giving, relationship to the organization and knowledge of the donors potential.
  • Made changes to all events to add in educational pieces to more easily secure funding from larger corporations to help fulfill their guidelines for sponsorships.
  • Maintained fundraising database.
  • Revamped budgets for the Wings of Hope Gala Program, with a decrease in event spending by 30%.
  • Developed and implemented performance improvement strategies and plans to promote continuous improvement, including ongoing stewardship plan.
01/2007 to 01/2016
Sales and Marketing Manager Arrow Electronics Reno, NV,
  • Development of Café Sales and Marketing analysis and Budget Annually.
  • Design and manage events for all clients.
  • Created and expanded sales presentations to new and existing customers increasing net sales revenue by 74% in sales
  • Responsible for development and design of all private events as well as Marketing Events.
  • Manage all Logistics for events from 50-3000 Guests, while working with operations team on event production.
  • Developed Block Party events for clients 600-3000 guests, including all logistics, event design, staffing, AV, Client Check in and Badge Stations, Food and Beverage Menu design, Entertainment needs, transportation while working within clients budget.
  • Ensure proper execution of Brand marketing and advertising.
  • Building relationships in Denver and Las Vegas Market as Brand Ambassador.
  • Assisted in hosting and creating events that will drive traffic and help create brand awareness with annual sales of up to $1m in additional revenue.
  • First free standing venue in Downtown Denver to offer outside events all inclusive.
  • Accountable for all logistics for events over $50k, including permits, décor, entertainment, transportation, food and beverage floor plans, staffing and AV requirements.
  • Building relationships with local and national tour and travel groups, as well as setting up corporate Sales accounts for Western division venues, Daily duties include calls to future and current clientele, assisting them in planning and coordinating of their function of up to $4m annually.
01/2003 to 01/2007
Special Events Operations Manager Jimmy Buffetts Margaritaville City, STATE,
  • Daily duties include calls to future and current clientele, assisting them in planning and coordinating of their function of up to $4m annually.
  • Established best practices for planning special events, such as “Buffett Week” tailgate party on The Las Vegas Strip, Kenny Chesney’s ending tour bash, and many others.
  • Performed coordinating all aspects of Special Events such as VIP guest list, media PR, security, Food and Beverage, set up, audio and visual, production, staffing, floor plans, menu design, and Talent for events from 10 to 1500 guest with events within venue as well as collaborating with The Flamingo for events pool side.
  • Responsible for floor plans, equipment, and staffing for all event logistics.
  • Acting Liaison between Margaritaville and its clients to media.
Expected in 06/2003
Associate of Science: Business Management
University of Phoenix - Las Vegas, NV
Additional Information
  • Awards , Winner of Visit Denver’s Energy Award for Collaborate 2013 Rock The Block event Recipient of Hard Rock Sales Manager of the Year award 2008, 2010, 2012

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