Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
  • Home: (555) 432-1000
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Professional Summary

Multi-talented Development professional consistently meeting and exceeding goals. Eager to jump in and work, independently or collaboratively with others, to solve novel problems and challenges. Positive attitude and supportive team member.

Experienced in non-profit management as well as Fund Development,

with over 8 years of experience as a non-profit Fund Development professional. Legal education and experience adds an ability and perspective that enhances development skills and adds qualitative skills

and an ability to relate successfully with seasoned donor prospects.

  • Collaborated with team of [Number] in the development of [Project na
  • HSO Symphony Concert premiere of new work by UH Composer in honor of the Hokulea. Collaboration with HSO, Poynesian Voyaging Society, Iona Dance Company, UH Chorus, Hawaii Youth Opera Chorus, and more to perform a new work in honor of the first voyage of the Hokulea.
  • Raised all funds needed with 2 1/2 weeks notice in December 2019 to send the UH Hawaii Theatre students and their equipment to NYC in January, 2020 to perform at 3 venues to open the first Indigenous Theatre Festival. Facilitated marketing as well with eblasts to all UH Alums in NY as well as locally.
  • Guest services
  • Inventory control procedures
  • Merchandising expertise
  • Loss prevention
  • Cash register operations
  • Product promotions
Work History
Director of Development , 11/2014 to Current
Chris 180Decatur, IL,

Led the Major Gift Development for 4 units at the University of Hawaii Manoa

Colleges of Arts & Humanities; Languages, Linguistics, Literature; the School for Pacific and Asian Studies; and the Library.

Developed a portfolio of 300 prospective donors including individuals, Family Foundations

Funds Raised in excess of $6 million

Created and led interdepartmental collaborative donor events

Innovative initiatives that resulted in new funds for various departments

Worked with Marketing to steward donors

Areas of funds raised included cash gifts, planned gifts, endowment development as well as in-kind donations.

Developed donors giving to Programs, Scholarships, Fellowships, Space Namings and Special Projects.

Build Collaborations between the University and Hawaii Community based organizations

Director of Development , 07/2013 to 09/2014
Chris 180Lawrenceville, GA,
  • Worked with senior management to define project scope and direction, creating inter-departmental frameworks to drive successful project execution.
  • Partnered with business teams and IT personnel to align project goals with business strategy and define project milestones.
  • Utilized ground-up approach to develop resources to optimize resource to build funding
  • Supervised team duties related to decision support and business intelligence for business users.
  • Collaborated with creative teams to introduce innovative methods for fundraising.
  • Designed and deployed internal development dashboard to provide single touchpoint to access progress metrics.
  • Cultivated cooperation through [Timeframe] meetings designed to foster inter-team camaraderie.
  • Created detailed customer database to improve consumer relations and streamline customer outreach initiatives.
  • Managed [Number] individual projects simultaneously for product lifecycle development.
  • Deployed internal product development tracking system to monitor as many as [Number] simultaneous projects, producing [Result].
CEO , 01/2001 to 02/2011
Quorum Health ResourcesBrentwood, NY,
  • Increased company revenue by $[Amount] in [Timeframe] through aggressive new market strategies.
  • Devised new promotional approaches to boost customer numbers and market penetration while enhancing engagement and driving growth.
  • Led operational oversight and budgetary supervision for [Number] [Type] locations.
  • Achieved substantial [Result] by using market expertise and business knowledge to make proactive decisions.
  • Determined vision and strategic direction for [Type] area and coordinated resources to achieve targets within optimal timeframes.
  • Directed sell-off of excess inventory to retailers and liquidators to satisfy debts and allow for production retooling.
  • Monitored use of best practices at all levels and implemented corrective actions to bring employees into compliance.
  • Improved business profits by [Number]% through strategic updates to processes, procedures and team makeup.
  • Maintained effective staff and resource utilization rates to balance financial and operational obligations.
  • Negotiated terms of business acquisitions to increase business base, solidify market presence and diversify offerings.
  • Managed partnerships and strategic business relationships, including negotiating contract terms and handling conflicts.
Executive Director, 01/1993 to 01/2000
Morgan StanleyBeverly Hills, CA,
  • Managed teams of [Number] professionals focused on improving [Type] initiatives.
No Degree: Philanthropic Studies, Expected in
Indiana University Lilly School of Philanthropy - Indianapolis, iN,
J.D.: Law, Expected in
DePaul University School of Law - Chicago, IL
Bachelor of Arts: Anthropology/Sociology , Expected in
Purdue University - West Lafayette, IN
No Degree: Audited Law Courses For 1 Year, Expected in
Harvard Law School - Cambridge, MA,
No Degree: Dispute Resolution, Expected in
Pepperdine Straus Institute For Dispute Resolution - Malibu, CA,
No Degree: Anthropology, Expected in
University of Colorado At Boulder - Boulder, CO
No Degree: Liberal Arts, Expected in
San Fracisco State College - San Francisco, CA,

Professional mediation training and certification. Multiple trainings e.g., Harvard Program of Negotiation; Indiana Bar Association Mediation training and certification; Pepperdine Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution; Mediation Centers of Hawaii - develop training methods for volunteers and led the organization as its Executive Director. Consultant: Professional mediator, group facilitator including organization strategic planning processes..

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