Jessica Claire
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Enthusiastic and motivated professional with twenty years of progressively expanded responsibilities within higher educational institutions and the nonprofit sector. Proven problem-solver and relationship-builder. Seeking to leverage my strong interpersonal and global communication skills and proven ability to build trusting relationships. Searching for a position that allows me to apply my knowledge and skills, including those related to budgeting, leadership, team management, problem-solving and oral and written communication.

  • High regard for process and data integrity
  • Database tracking management
  • Orientation and onboarding
  • Relationship builder
  • Strategic thinker
  • Networking
  • Expert communicator
  • Negotiator
  • Self-starter
Director – International, 01/2017 to Current
Des Moines UniversityDes Moines, IA,
  • Serve as point of contact for U.S. government programs and software related to international students and scholars. Assure compliance with all pertinent federal, state regulations and university policies.
  • Strategized and implemented database for streamlining processes, controlling costs, and modernizing operations.
  • Demonstrated leadership by making improvements to work processes and helping to train others.
  • Oversee recruitment of exchange students from partner universities around the world. Improved student educational plans by advising on course selection and internship opportunities.
  • Partner with Career Services Center for internship opportunities and authorize students for work in the U.S.
  • Propose, design, and implement campus wide events and presentations to increase integration of international students and scholars into the University community.
  • Oversee and assist Student Coordinator in the planning and implementation of innovative sessions and information materials for students and scholars including pre-arrival, orientation, workshops on taxes, employment, culture shock, health insurance, and cultural and social programs.
  • Participation in professional organizations and activities to maintain knowledge of national trends and promote leading edge expertise in international education.
  • Set standards for, monitor progress, and report outcomes related to area performance.
  • Planned, administered, and controlled budgets to maintain accurate financial records and produce financial reports.
Assistant Director of Student Affairs, 09/2008 to 07/2012
University Of CaliforniaBrisbane, CA,
  • Plan, implement and evaluate orientation programs and activities for all new students.
  • Assist in the planning and execution of large student and alumni events, including an annual Homecoming reception and Commencement ceremony.
  • Manage approval process and budgets for all Recognized Student Organizations (RSO).
  • Assist in the planning and execution of on and off campus activities.
  • Implement a comprehensive student health insurance program for all students.
  • Maintain program annually and act as liaison between the health insurance company and students.
  • Collaborate with all departments on policy development and review.
  • Serve on multiple committees related to student success and retention.
Development Coordinator, 07/2000 to 07/2002
ATHENA International, ATHENA FoundationCity, STATE,
  • Plan and execute annual fund and major gift campaigns and donor acknowledgement mailings.
  • Maintain gift and pledge database.
  • Provide reports relevant to both campaigns to Executive Director, Director of Development and Annual Fund Committee.
  • Oversee sponsorships of annual International ATHENA Conference.
  • Create proposals and cultivate relationship with sponsors before and after conference.
  • Assist Special Events Coordinator in planning and implementation of the annual conference.
  • Assist Executive Director and Director of Development in writing of funding proposals.
Academic Services Assistant, 11/1998 to 06/2000
Registrar’s Office, North American Baptist SeminaryCity, STATE,
  • Prepare all necessary semester and yearly reports for Registrar.
  • Utilize software for class registration and recording of grades.
  • Organize all aspects of graduation, opening convocation, and awards convocation.
Education and Training
Master of Arts Higher: Adult, Lifelong Education, Expected in 08/2004
Michigan State University - East Lansing, Michigan
Bachelor of Arts: Elementary Education, Expected in 05/1996
University of Sioux Falls - Dakota, Hamilton, South
Study Abroad Student Teaching –

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  • Michigan State University
  • University of Sioux Falls

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  • Director – International
  • Assistant Director of Student Affairs
  • Development Coordinator
  • Academic Services Assistant


  • Master of Arts Higher
  • Bachelor of Arts

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