Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
  • H: (555) 432-1000
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Results-driven nonprofit Director experienced in developing innovative and measurable programs that serve low income populations. Deeply committed to improving the lives of girls. Proven ability to provide team leadership, driving performance, program improvement and quality initiatives. Visionary leader known for ability to win community support, develop key coalitions and build relationships with shared sense of purpose. 
Core Qualifications
  • Goal Setting and Implementation
  • Community Strategies
  • Multicultural populations             
  • Creative Lesson Planning
  • Development                     
  • Public Relations
  • Team Building 
  • Curriculum Development   
  • Speaking                                                   
Material Development
  • Created S.M.A.R.T. program materials to combat summer learning loss with an engaging educational and measurable experience. Resulting in an average of 15% increase in assessment results over students who did not attend the summer program.
  • 100% of the students attending S.M.A.R.T. summer program retained or excelled in math and literacy post test results. 
Professional Experience
Director of Programs, 07/2015 - Current
Open Doors Academy Cleveland, OH,
  • Managed and maintain 24 staff members and 1,000 program participants in the following programs; GirlSMART, S.M.A.R.T. Summer Camp, and Girls Inc. Identity Program. 
  • Responsible for all grant compliance, program consistency staff training and management.
  • Responsible for research, program design, and implementation, marketing, coordination, quality, evaluations and resource management for all youth and parent programs.
  • Supports all development and implementation of the organizations mission, goals and desired outcomes.
  • Works collaboratively with program staff to ensure quality implementation, positive assessment results and mission alignment. 
  • Responsible for all grant required data, webinars, phone conferences, monitoring and training's.
  • Responsibly for all volunteer recruitment, orientation, background screening compliance, and interview processes. 
  • Develops annual calendar and collaborates with volunteers to ensure community engagement.
Program Director , 02/2012 - 07/2015
Eis Group Columbus, OH,
  • Developed lesson plans to meet academic, intellectual and social needs of students.
  • Managed and maintain 13/16 Staff members and 200/300+ Girls ages 4-16 in the following programs; GirlSMART, After School Program, Waverly Academy After School Program, Teen Leadership program and Summer Camp.
  • Developed and implemented interesting and interactive learning mediums to increase student engagement.
  • Performed student assessments and developed tailored lessons based on student needs.
  • Worked collaboratively with staff to develop impactful training's and workshops that align with program goals and organizations mission.
  • Responsible for all SAMIS data entry, tracking and ADA compliance.
GirlSMART/ Afterschool Facilitator, 2011 - 02/2012
Taher, Inc. Carrie Lane Chapman Catt Home, IA,
  • Created and implemented literacy based lesson plans that adhere to National Literacy Project standards, common core, and Girls Inc Mission.
  • Effectively managed a class of 18 Kindergarten students in a fun experiential class environment.
  • Assessed student progress and adapted lesson plans according to student level.
Executive Chef, 11/2004 - 11/2011
The Grape City, STATE,
  • Managed 25+ staff members, created new and innovative weekly menu items, managed budget to meet restaurant goals, executed private wine dinners for 100+ attendants, worked with clients to create a menu to meet event needs.
  • Payroll input for 25 employees.
  • Spear headed a company goal of increasing sales by 20%.
  • Maintained financial goals and daily percentages while increasing sales and maintaining inventory.
  • Trained, Scheduled, and Motivated 25+ employees.
Education and Training
: Social Work, Expected in
Florida State College - Jacksonville , FL
Masters of Social Work
Pending Graduation
Bachelor of Arts: Design and Merchandising, Expected in 2004
American Intercontinental University - Los Angeles, CA
Associate of Arts: Design and Merchandising , Expected in 2002
Brooks College of Art - Long Beach, CA
 ESOL Certified 
Community Involvement
  • First Coast Girls Initiative- For Girls and Young Women
  • Relationship Matters Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Equality
  • Training Jacksonville Children’s Commission- Youth and Development
  • Training Operation SMART basics – Webinar DIBELS- Data entry trained
  • Jacksonville Childrens Commission Training Committee member- Active in creating training for after-school and summer camp agency’s associated with J.C.C.  
  • AIDS and STD Education Educating Middle and High School students on AIDS Awareness 1996-2000 Established a program to travel to schools in Colorado and educate youth about AIDS and STD prevention and education. 
National Literacy Project-Girls Inc. of Alameda Country
Community Relations, Client satisfaction, Lesson plans, Learning Loss Prevention, Assessments, Mission focused, Hiring, HR, Leadership, Performance Reviews, Personnel Management, Promotion, Sales, Scheduling, Staffing, Staff Training, Training Materials, Training Development, Budget Management, Maintain Inventory, Cost Cautious, Organization, Payroll, Excel, Microsoft Office, PowerPoint, and Data Entry.

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