director of grants and development resume example with 4+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Grant writer and professional versed in higher education fundraising and coordination of development activities. Five years of experience in higher education administration, specifically in grant management and proposal development. Background in entrepreneurial activities, coordination of fundraising, and initiation of economic development efforts with public and private entities. Knowledge of compliance measures required by federal and state grant-funding agencies. Experience in budget development and coordination of several budgets across fiscal years. ln-depth knowledge of technical and grant writing coupled with research and data management system experience. Proven history of successful production of research projects and business plans. Successful track record of securing federal, state and private grant funding. Success in developing relationships with local employers, government representatives, non-profit agencies, and economic development organizations.

  • Grant writing & project proposal development
  • Fundraising software management
  • Proficient in Stata data analysis software
  • Skilled technical writer
  • Donor and community relations
  • College adjunct instruction
  • Academic research
  • Business administration skills
  • Project planning and coordination
  • Pre & Post-Award grant management
  • Private sector fundraising experience
  • Training and mentoring
  • Strategic planning
  • Presentation skills
  • Curriculum development
  • Quantitative skills
  • Contract review and recommendations
  • Project management
  • Business Planning
  • Business Strategy Development
04/2022 to Current Business Consultant Rutgers University | New Brunswick, NJ,
  • Joined startup renewable energy business as consultant in areas of grant development and coordination of public-private workforce training initiatives.
  • Pinpoints growth opportunities within services portfolio and business model.
  • Assists in raising capital for new clean energy projects in Appalachian region of the U.S.
05/2021 to Current Director of Grants and Development Allegany College Of Maryland | City, STATE,
  • Provides administrative leadership in the development of grant proposals and manages the successful implementation of grants to benefit the career, technical and continuing education programs at the community college.
  • Successful development, acquisition and management of ACM grant portfolio since 2018, totaling more than $17 million
  • Manages ACM online giving platform to attract new donors
  • Aids in oversight of Allegany College of Maryland Foundation & endowment. Assets totaling more than $18 million
  • Monitors grant and donor funded projects to ensure programmatic, financial, and reporting obligations are in compliance.
  • Aids in the development and implementation of an innovative and comprehensive fundraising master plan.
07/2018 to 08/2022 Leadership Development- Faculty Member Allegany College Of Maryland | City, STATE,
  • Developed and delivered instruction for interdisciplinary leadership course at Allegany College of Maryland
  • Engaged students in interactive learning activities by providing opportunities to practice essential leadership skills
05/2018 to 05/2021 Development and Grants Associate Frostburg State University | City, STATE,
  • Aided in the development of grant proposals and coordination of fundraising campaigns
  • Conducted donor research and supported the success of ACM students through scholarship awarding
07/2018 to 04/2019 Graduate Assistant Company Name | City, State,
  • Designed learning modules, and administered assignments to undergraduate students
  • Co-facilitated undergraduate level courses and created course content
  • Oversaw multiple student employees and engaged students in practical learning experiences
Education and Training
Expected in to to Ph.D. | Higher Education West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV GPA:

-Currently ABD. Anticipated graduation date- May 2024

Expected in 05/2022 to to Master of Arts | Higher Education Administration West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, GPA:

Grade Point Average- 4.0

Expected in 07/2022 to to Graduate Certificate | Appalachian Leadership Studies The University of Tennessee - Knoxville, Knoxville, TN GPA:
Expected in 12/2019 to to Master of Business Administration | Frostburg State University, Frostburg, MD, GPA:

Grade Point Average-3.92

Dean’s List- Fall 2018, Spring 2019

Expected in 05/2018 to to Bachelor of Science | Exercise & Sports Science Frostburg State University, Frostburg, MD GPA:

Summa Cum Laude Graduate

Grade Point Average-4.00

Expected in 05/2016 to to Associate of Science | Health/ Physical Education Allegany College of Maryland, Cumberland, MD GPA:
Activities and Honors

Appalachian Regional Commission- Fellow, Appalachian Leadership Institute (October 2021- Present)

Selected as one of 40 fellows from across the 13 states within the Appalachian region to participate in a federal comprehensive regional leadership training program developed by the Appalachian Regional Commission in partnership with the University of Tennessee, Knoxville; The Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy; Tuskegee University; and Collective Impact, LLC.

Allegany College of Maryland- Past Chair, Professional and Administrative Staff Association (August 2022- Present)

Serving as Past-Chair of the Professional and Administrative Support Staff Association (PASSA) at Allegany College of Maryland to represent over 150 professional staff members at ACM.

Allegany College of Maryland- Team Co-Chair, Self-Study Accreditation (May 2021 – Present)

Serves as a co-chair for the College’s re-accreditation process through the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. Conducts research and develops written narrative reporting to provide support to accreditation process for Allegany College of Maryland.

Allegany College of Maryland- Student Group Advisor, “Aspiring Young Mentors” (May 2019 – Present)

Provides academic and group advisement to student mentors within a program that promotes positive influence to African American male students who are in need of collegiate and/or social guidance.

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School Attended

  • West Virginia University
  • West Virginia University
  • The University of Tennessee - Knoxville
  • Frostburg State University
  • Frostburg State University
  • Allegany College of Maryland

Job Titles Held:

  • Business Consultant
  • Director of Grants and Development
  • Leadership Development- Faculty Member
  • Development and Grants Associate
  • Graduate Assistant


  • Ph.D.
  • Master of Arts
  • Graduate Certificate
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Associate of Science

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