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

Self-motivated development professional well-versed in individual, corporate and foundation fundraising techniques. Excellent track record of managing donor relationships and identifying new partnerships to increase fundraising support. Accomplished Fundraising Coordinator with success in raising funds for organizations. Talented in attracting donors on tight budget through targeted marketing campaigns and professional networking. Flexible and well-rounded with proposal writing, donor cultivation, public relations and event planning expertise. Motivated to learn, grow, and excel in non-profit leadership.

  • Institutional Fundraising
  • Non-Profit Organization Funding
  • Grant writing
  • Corporate fundraising
  • Donor development
  • Annual giving campaigns
  • Staff Management
  • Project Management
  • Excellent work ethic
  • Written and verbal communication
  • Public Relations
  • Event Coordination
  • Social Media Management
Work History
02/2009 to Current
Director of Corporate, Foundation and Public Rel Myeyedr Newtown, CT,
  • Aligned organizational objectives with company mission, increasing revenue, profit, and business growth by collaboratively developing integrated strategies. Responsible for implanting and maintaining the strategies, protocols, and practices that will drive increased donor participation in annual fund giving and corporate sponsorship. Total organization fundraising just under $1M.
  • Maintain and develop all philanthropic relations of individuals and organizations.
  • Provides support to Advancement Committee and School Leadership and is Leadership to development staff.
  • Oversight of program development in areas of special events (nearly 80 fundraising activities annually and volunteer management).
  • Research local, state, and national grants, submit grant proposals and manage grant/restricted funding.
  • Create marketing and communication plans for consistent brand awareness and fundraising campaigns.
  • Implement community outreach programs.
  • Additional duties of oversight of Admissions, School Bookstore, Athletic Fundraising, and Alumni Relations.
  • Relationship Building with all stakeholders of organization.
  • Help develop and implement plans for Organization Financial Stability.
  • Member of Crisis Response Team and Leadership Team.
  • Orchestrated positive media coverage and stakeholder relations as company public face.
10/2007 to 03/2008
Sales Associate Mitchells & Butlers Broadway, VA,
  • Educated customers on promotions to enhance sales to meet sales goal 100% per day.
  • Organized racks and shelves to maintain store visual appeal, engage customers, and promote specific merchandise.
  • Responsible for increasing sales revenue and increase client customers in the database by 50% through relationship building.
  • Booked private scrapbooking groups and managed the events in regards to set up the assistance of technique, and product, and sales.
  • Product knowledge training worked with class artists, performed operational and marketing duties.
  • Keyholder for store-opened/closed store and handled cash.
  • Prepared merchandise for sales floor by pricing or tagging.
02/2003 to 04/2006
Senior Financial Sales Representative Compass Bank City, STATE,
  • Worked closely with co-workers and management to meet and exceed daily sales goals.
  • Solicited new and prospective client through in branch traffic and outbound sales calls.
  • Assisted clients with consumer and business loan applications, loan disclosures and account maintenance.
  • Worked with Business and Consumer Banking Products and Mortgage and Business and Consumer Loans.
  • Sold retail banking products such as checking accounts and loans to customers.
  • Licensed in Life & Health insurance for investment selling of annuities to customers.
  • Implemented initiatives to improve customer satisfaction and increase repeat business.
  • Worked with clients to develop financial planning strategies and solutions through evaluation of finances.
11/2002 to 02/2003
Assistant Manager Crescent Jewelers City, STATE,
  • Worked to meet and exceed daily sales goals.
  • Assisted customer in-store credit application for in-house financing.
  • Managed inventory for ordering and loss prevention measures.
  • Develop customer relationships.
  • Training for Store Management: schedules, goal setting, loss prevention, customer service, product knowledge.
  • Assisted Store Collector in outbound collection calls for existing accounts.
  • Training in operations and marketing for management opportunities.
  • Achieved recognition from senior management for contribution to store success, including managing sales, employees and operations to foster optimal performance.
Expected in 05/1996
High School Diploma:
Window Rock High School - Fort Defiance, Arizona,
Expected in
No Degree: Technical Management/Human Resource Management
DeVry University - Phoenix, Arizona,
Expected in 05/2020
Bachelor of Arts: Liberal Studies
Arizona State University - Tempe, Arizona,
Expected in 07/2023
Regis University - Denver, Colorado,


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  • Window Rock High School
  • DeVry University
  • Arizona State University
  • Regis University

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