director hillel u center for volunteer leadership resume example with 8+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Professional Summary

Caring and motivated results-oriented facilitator passionate about positively impacting organizations and helping lay leaders by providing expert support. Positive and creative professional focused on the development of people while always looking for ways to improve operations and personalize consumer assistance. Well-organized and resourceful with detail-oriented and conscientious approach.

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strategic resources for future leaders

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Expected in 05/2012 Master of Education | Higher Education Administration University of North Texas, Denton, Texas GPA:
Expected in 05/2010 Bachelor of Science | Psychology Wingate University, Wingate, North Carolina, GPA:
  • Donor relations, retention, and recruitment
  • Interpersonal and collaboration skills
  • Customer service
  • Budgeting, finance, and sales
  • Event and project management
  • Political engagement
  • Strategic planning
  • Team leadership and management
  • Grant Writing
  • Public speaking
  • Rapport and trust building
  • Proficient in Salesforce, Adaptive, and Engage
  • Issues resolution
  • Verbal and written communication
Work History
10/2019 to Current Director, Hillel U Center for Volunteer Leadership Merakey | Sharon Hill, PA,
  • Create, develop, execute within the entire hillel movement for board chairs
  • Support local lay leaders by providing training, mentoring, developing, and delivering resources, and identifying and cultivating partnerships to support local Hillels.
  • develop, facilitate volunteer seminars and training sessions to promote understanding of mission, vision, and goals of Hillel.
  • Manage all aspects of program activities and services, overseeing operations of volunteers and mentors, and corresponding with key lay leaders.
  • Spearhead design, implementation, and execution of new year-long educational series for all local Hillel board members and Hillel executive directors impacting over 120 Hillels and 200 participants.
  • Create multiple curriculums and planned course content and methods of instruction while working with outside consultants, national Hillel leadership, and internal departments.
  • Cultivate meaningful relationships with national and local Hillel board chairs and members.
  • Ongoing education series virtual and online
  • Committee work
  • Indentifying potential leaders for the HI BOD, cultivate relationship, foster movement within
03/2018 to 11/2019 National Deputy Director, Leadership Institute American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) | City, STATE,
  • Focused on developing lay leaders through leadership trainings, briefings, and educational programs.
  • Worked with four main constituencies of organizational leadership: National Board of Directors, Lay Leadership Classes, National Council, and Local Councils.
  • Facilitated trainings for different constituencies including balancing local staff and lay leader needs with national priorities.
  • Collaborated with multiple departments, regions, and lay leaders in order to expand and execute various organization needs at leadership levels.
  • Managed on-boarding process for new national board members and national president-elect.
  • Monitored organization's governance and bylaws.
  • Manages $1.2 million budget.
01/2015 to 03/2018 Director, Synagogue Initiative Southwest Region American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) | City, STATE,
  • Focused on fundraising and political organizing by building relationships with synagogue lay leaders and clergy throughout seven states.
  • Engaged clergy and lay leaders in pro-Israel activism, giving, and political involvement.
  • Created programming and networking opportunities for rabbis at local, regional, and national levels.
  • Coordinated with development teams to achieve divisional and regional fundraising, recruitment, and retention goals.
  • Coordinated with Political team to leverage assets in Southwest region to deepen understanding of AI{AC's work among clergy and lay leadership.
  • Oversaw Synagogue Initiative budget for Southwest region.
  • Planned and executed Synagogue Initiative events in coordination with Development, Political, and Operations teams.
  • Delivered speeches and briefings on U.S.-Israel relationship, AIPAC, and pro-Israel political activism.
05/2012 to 12/2014 Executive Director Hillels Of North Texas | City, STATE,
  • Managed budget, fiscal, and administrative operations while overseeing Jewish student life on multiple campuses across Dallas-Ft. Worth.
  • Developed cohesive and community-wide volunteer board.
  • Worked closely with student leadership and volunteer board to strategically market, develop, and grow Jewish life on campuses.
  • Inspired students to make commitment to Jewish life, learning, and Israel while promoting Jewish identity through diverse and inclusive programs, opportunities, and involvement.
  • Expanded budget by 400% by developing new giving structure and implementing multi-year giving.
  • Supervised writing of all grant applications and ensured accuracy of information prior to submission.
  • Updated and maintained student and donor membership databases on consistent basis.
  • Birthright Israel Madricha, 8 trips
  • Sigma Sigma Sigma Sorority, Executive Board Recruitment Director
  • Wingate University Women's Varsity Swim Team, 4 years
  • Psi Chi - International Honor Society in Psychology
  • Alpha Kappa Delta - International Sociology Honor Society
  • Order of Omega - Greek Leadership Honor Society

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School Attended

  • University of North Texas
  • Wingate University

Job Titles Held:

  • Director, Hillel U Center for Volunteer Leadership
  • National Deputy Director, Leadership Institute
  • Director, Synagogue Initiative Southwest Region
  • Executive Director


  • Master of Education
  • Bachelor of Science

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