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

Results-focused leader with strength in community engagement, building relationships and fostering collaborations. Proactive professional with strengths in communication and team-building. Proficient in leveraging social media and community resources. Adept at managing concurrent objectives to promote efficiency and influence positive outcomes.

  • Ability to foster vision and empower others
  • Strong and proven leadership skills
  • Demonstrated ability to build collaborations and partnerships
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Accounting
  • Agency
  • Bookkeeping
  • Branding
  • Counseling
  • Client
  • Delivery
  • Equity
  • Special events
  • Focus
  • Fundraising
  • Leadership skills
  • Marketing
  • Market
  • Marketing and communications
  • Meetings
  • Access
  • Profit
  • Recruitment
  • Sales
  • Strategic
  • Teaching
  • Technical assistance
  • Television
  • Vision
  • Website
  • Written communication skills
  • Annual reports
  • Event coordination
  • Social media management
  • Relationship building
  • MS Office
  • People skills
  • Leadership
  • Communication
  • Data management
  • Working collaboratively
  • Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver)
  • Graphic and Media Design
07/2019 to Current DIRECTOR Temple University | PA, State,
  • Foster strong relationships between Feeding Southwest Virginia, area partners and community members.
  • Effectively market and promote FSWVA Community Solutions Center services and resources to the community through television, print and social media engagement.
  • Initiate creative and collaborative programs that promote food access and equity across the community.
  • Lead, inspire and supervise a team of six staff members, numerous volunteers and students.
  • Responsible for recruitment of students for FSWVA CSC Meal Production Training Program.
  • Professionally engage and build strong relationships with corporate and individual donors at various levels to enhance fundraising efforts.
  • Plan and host meetings and events for elected officials, community leaders and partner organizations.
  • Strategically expand or enhance the scope of services that FSWVA CSC provides to the community.
  • Responsible for maintaining client records, tracking data and compiling quarterly and annual reports.
  • Ensure the Community Solutions Center’s focus and service delivery aligns with community needs by engaging directly with the community members that we serve.
  • Responsible for compliance to Feeding Southwest Virginia and other regulatory offices.
  • Participate on several local and regional food access and workforce development committees representing FSWVA.
  • Oriented, trained, and directed staff to achieve objectives.
  • Authored content of newsletters, social media postings and educational brochures.
  • Liaised with community members, business owners and officials to address current issues and find appropriate solutions.
  • Supervised [Number] program staff members focused on cementing connections in area to promote organizational goals.
  • Cultivated and developed relationships with existing and potential referral sources, identified new partners, uncovered untapped opportunities and raised brand awareness.
  • Developed and incorporated community-based programs to meet various needs and monitored each program's effectiveness.
  • Tracked and reviewed program performance metrics to improve decision-making process.
  • Planned and managed different community meetings, public forums and outreach events.
  • Gave presentations at public gatherings, community events and school meetings.
  • Promoted community events and news through monthly newsletters, which were distributed to local families and community leaders.
12/2017 to 06/2019 PROGRAM DEVELOPER Amazon.Com, Inc. | Chesapeake, VA,
  • Develop innovative re-entry programs for statewide agency.
  • Foster and maintain strong partnerships and collaborations with area community action agencies.
  • Manage branding, marketing and communications for VA CARES.
  • Provide oversight and technical assistance to state-wide staff.
  • Arrange and coordinate special events and projects for the agency.
08/2014 to 03/2020 OWNER Banfield Pet Hospital | Chula Vista, CA,
  • Owner, delish! sweets & Treats.
  • Owned and operated custom bakery/dessert catering company.
  • Responsible for all accounting and bookkeeping.
  • Sales & Marketing.
  • Designed and maintained company website and social media outlets.
  • Managed part-time baking staff.
06/2006 to 05/2017 DIRECTOR Temple University | Philadelphia, PA,
  • Lead and managed a team of 8 teaching, paraprofessional and counseling staff.
  • Planned, directed and supervised all activities of non-profit private day school.
  • Developed vision, mission and strategic plan for K-12 school and programs.
  • Provided case management services to students with disabilities.
  • Ensured compliance of agency, local, state, and federal educational guidelines.
  • Developed and managed strong partnerships with community agencies.
  • Created and fostered an educational environment conducive to learning, motivation and success.
Education and Training
Expected in 05/2021 Associate of Science | Social Sciences Virginia Western Community College, ROANOKE, VA, GPA:
Expected in Bachelor’s of Science | Interdisciplinary Studies NORFOLK STATE UNIVERSITY, NORFOLK STATE, VA, GPA:
Activities and Honors
Acts 2 Ministry Board of Directors Roanoke Cultural Endowment Board of Directors Restoring Hope Roanoke Board of Directors VA Cares, Inc. Board of Directors W.I.N.G.S (Women’s Re-entry Program) Advisory Board member The Hill Church Leadership team member Regional Food Access Committee member NW Grocery Stakeholder Group Previously served on City of Roanoke Interwoven Equity Committee Previously served on City of Roanoke Financial Empowerment Advisory Committee Star City Strong Phase 1 and 2 Committee Member
  • Previous experience in strategic program management Active community citizen with desire to work collaboratively with others to develop solutions ServSafe Certification obtained through VWCC-Culinary Arts Program memberships.

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