Director Of Development And Title Iii Program resume example with 9+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 (555) 432-1000,
01/2019 to Current Director of Development and Title III Program Jccs Of North America | Birmingham, AL,
  • Executed the internal and external Title III Program review for the submission of the continuing application to the Department of Education, securing a $12.5M five-year federal grant for the University
  • Identified innovative fundraising tools such as text-giving, created fundraising materials utilized on social media and websites for outreach to donors to communicate CDU’s mission, programs and goals
  • Worked with College Deans to restructure Dean’s Fund Campaigns for each college and directed further segmentation of existing alumni campaigns
  • Conceptualized and accomplished publication of CDU’s Impact report to donors
  • Cultivated relationships with community and business leaders in order to draw attention to CDU and bring in new donors and community partnerships
  • Instituted Advancement 101 workshop series to educate the campus community on fundraising and building a culture of philanthropy
  • Researched prospective grants, assisted with creating and reviewing proposals for submission through the Office of Strategic Advancement and other areas of the University
  • Analyzed prospect research and Mission Maker Annual Fund results to identify individuals for solicitation by the Vice President of Strategic Advancement and University President
  • Solicited sponsorships for various fundraising events including preparation of presentation and delivery of sponsor benefits
  • Recruited and hired a Database Coordinator
03/2016 to 01/2019 Development and Title III Program Manager Human Good | South San Francisco, CA,
  • Raised over $400,000 combined from individual donors through the Mission Maker Annual Fund, consecutively exceeding campaign goals and achieving growth of funding 20% or more annually according to the University’s fundraising plan
  • Developed budget for the Mission Maker Annual Fund, materials for electronic and direct mail and implemented stewardship efforts for leadership donors
  • Established policies for gift receiving, recording and acknowledging gifts and pledges
  • Streamlined statistical reports for the CDU Board of Trustees and University Administration on annual fundraising progress
  • Trained development team members on basic functions and best practices for Raiser’s Edge
  • Worked jointly with the communications department regularly contributing to publications such as the CDU newsletter and Annual Report
  • Researched to identify, prepare profiles and solicit prospective donors using various wealth screening tools for the Vice President of Strategic Advancement
  • Collaborated with Alumni Associate and Registrar’s Office to establish graduation clearance forms for the retrieval of up to date alumni contact data upon graduation
  • Served as liaison between the University and the Department of Education, which included monitoring and reporting progress annually on approved activities and objectives of the Title III Program
  • Evaluated and approved all expenditures, travel and budget modification requests in accordance with the OMB Uniform Guidance for Federal awards for seven different areas of the University
  • Provided assistance as needed for finance related questions and data to the Office of Finance for tax and audit preparation
  • Represented the Office of Strategic Advancement on official University committees such as the Scholarship Committee and Board Development Committee.
07/2013 to 03/2016 Development Associate Charles R Drew University Of Medicine And Science | City, STATE,

• Facilitated marketing, mailing and design of campaign materials for the Mission Maker Annual Fund.
• Composed necessary written and electronic donor correspondence and contributed to marketing platforms such as the University website and social media platforms.
• Coordinated #GivingTuesday through development and implementation of an annual phone-a-thon to supporters and led activities across campus.
• Administered the Mission Maker mini-grants program awarding $25,000+ annually to projects that directly support students and the surrounding community.
• Updated Fiscal Year gift information on a monthly basis in preparation for reports to the Board Development Committee and CDU Administration using the Raiser's Edge database and Microsoft Excel.
• As a member of the University's scholarship committee, prepared annual reports of awardees to donors in addition to reviewing and scoring applications received according to the University's selection criteria.
• Standardized clean-up of 4,000+ constituent records in Raiser’s Edge to improve accuracy of financial reporting and constituent data.
• Processed all gifts received through online portal and direct mail including entry into Raiser's Edge and preparation of deposits to Office of Finance daily.
• Managed sponsorships received for special events, as well as assisted with registration process and event reconciliation.
• Conducted prospect research using Lexis Nexis and Raiser's Edge to prepare fact sheets for prospective donors and solicitations.
• Assisted with gathering fiscal information as needed for grant reports and applications.

09/2011 to 07/2013 Administrative Assistant Pacific Asian Counseling Services, PACS | City, STATE,
  • Provided assistance in writing and research of grants and supportive materials, maintaining grant calendar for submissions
  • Aided in preparation for agency audits and site certifications
  • Maintained donor database for fundraisers and solicitations, supervised large mailing campaigns, composing and editing of written materials such as acknowledgment and solicitation letters for Annual Campaign
  • Supervised writing, design and printing process for donor newsletter
  • Represented PACS working with Asian Pacific Community Fund making donor presentations and tabling for various Combined Federal Campaigns throughout Los Angeles County
  • Provided logistical support for programs, Board meetings and events, including room reservations, agenda preparation and calendar maintenance
  • Assisted the Executive Director with other various tasks as needed
  • Assisted with administrative tasks, including filing, answering phones and scheduling
Expected in 2011 Master of Arts | English National University, La Jolla, CA, GPA:
Expected in 2006 Bachelor of Arts | Geography and Women's Studies University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, GPA:
Expected in 2002 High School Diploma | Long Beach David Starr Jordan High School, Long Beach, CA, GPA:
  • Raiser's Edge
  • Budgeting
  • Prospect Research
  • Direct mail
  • Individual Giving
  • Financial reports
  • Grants Management
  • Policies and Procedures
  • Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Publisher and PowerPoint)
  • Event planning and workshops

Results-oriented, strategic fundraising professional with over 10 years of experience in the non-profit industry. Annual fund and data-oriented expert with 6+ years of overseeing Raiser's Edge database.

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School Attended

  • National University
  • University of California, Los Angeles
  • Long Beach David Starr Jordan High School

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  • Director of Development and Title III Program
  • Development and Title III Program Manager
  • Development Associate
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  • High School Diploma

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