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

Mission-driven management professional with demonstrated success leading and motivating a multidisciplinary team in making data-driven decisions to effectively serve diverse audiences.  Self-motivated & smart advocate with reliable & outstanding communication skills.

Work History
09/2014 to Current
EFMP Family Support Liaison Bickford Senior Living Iowa City, IA,
  • Marketed the Navy's Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) to the military & civilian community in an effort to increase awareness & enrollment in the Program.
  • Led a multidisciplinary program that served over 500 active duty military families with family members needing specialized medical, mental health, or educational services by referring families to team members, community agencies, & organizations to meet identified needs in an effort to improve well-being & quality of life.
  • Maintained resource database & events calendar with local military & civilian resources by cultivating partnerships & enlisting the support of volunteers in collaboration with over 50 military & civilian community groups.  
  • Facilitated the enrollment process by assisting families with completion of paperwork & efficient coordination with active duty medical personnel tasked with managing enrollment.
  • Designed materials & curricula sensitive to different client needs & demographics for use in informational workshops & events.

2013 to Current
Council Volunteer Bryanlgh Medical Center Lincoln, NE,
  • Spearheaded & led new initiatives, including an original program to empower parents & caregivers in the special education system & a behavioral safety training for first responders. 
  • Facilitated day-to-day operations & planning of major events as part of Autism Pensacola's volunteer leadership Council by offering construction feedback & contributing ideas.  

06/2012 to Current
Children's Services Center Intern First Guaranty Bancshares, Inc. Vivian, LA,
  • Revitalized the Parent Place program & designed supporting promotional & informational signage.
  • Coordinated a letter writing campaign to solicit donations & developed community partnerships.
  • Created a therapy handbook & parent resource handbook for the therapy department.

01/2009 to 01/2013
Austin, TX,
  • Provided case management services for a multidisciplinary intervention program.
  • Daily collaboration between healthcare professionals, specialists, therapists, & school personnel.
  • Facilitated the collaborative development of comprehensive, specific, & measurable IEP goals using classroom, community, & therapy data.
01/2009 to 01/2010
Foster Coordinator City Of Austin, Tx Los Angeles, CA,
  • Communicated with shelters to facilitate the simultaneous evaluation, healthcare, rescue, & placement of multiple candidates for rescue.
  • Recruited, educated, & provided ongoing phone, email, & in-person support for volunteer foster families on a variety of issues related to dog behavior.
  • Assisted in the coordination & scheduling of adoption events - contacted foster families to encourage & confirm foster dog attendance; introduced dogs to potential adoptive families; followed up with adoptive families to assure good habitability.
01/2006 to 01/2007
Student Assistant Webtoon City, STATE,
  • Designed attractive & informative posters based on nutrition curriculum.
  • Communicated effectively with teachers, staff, & other educators about goals & curriculum.
01/2005 to 01/2006
Executive Intern City, STATE,
  • Daily leadership & motivation of a large store team to fulfill corporate-defined mission & values.
  • Encouraged team members to develop & refine leadership skills by modeling positive change.
01/2005 to 01/2006
Peer Mentor Coordinator City, STATE,
  • Coordinated & supervised mentors while promoting teamwork & events.
  • Developed an interactive full-day training & ongoing support programs to inspire & motivate mentors.
01/2005 to 01/2006
Program Coordinator UC Cooperative Extension City, STATE,
  • Coordinated educational, recreational, social, & cultural programs for the college population.
  • Lead a sixty-four person floor with accountability for policy enforcement, conflict resolution, & diversity challenges in a 4.7 million dollar facility.
02/2014 to 08/2014
Legal Assistant NA City, STATE,
  • Delivered individualized service to a caseload of over 100 clients by gathering facts, documents, & evidence to assist in the initiation of legal action.
  • Maintained a paperless office by organizing legal documents in a digital management system, while performing essential office functions such as filing, e-filing, coordinating document production, service & mailing of pleadings, documents, correspondences, & deadlines.
  • Developed & implemented procedures for organizing client case files & managing deadlines.
  • Worked as a team with attorneys, administrative assistants & fellow legal assistants on complex multidistrict litigations. 

Autism Pensacola, Inc. - Council Member 2013 - present Center for Autism & Related Disabilities - Board Member 2013 - present Escambia Search & Rescue & Gulf Coast Search & Recovery - K-9 handler 2013 - present
Expected in 2013
Master of Arts: Education - Special Education & Early Childhood Development
San José State University - San Jose, CA

Specialized concentration in Special Education & Early Childhood Development

Thesis dissertation: "The Study of Support Services Needed by Military Families to Promote the Development of Young Children".

Expected in 2011
Bachelor of Arts: Philosophy
University of California, Riverside - Riverside CA,
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  • San José State University
  • University of California, Riverside

Job Titles Held:

  • EFMP Family Support Liaison
  • Council Volunteer
  • Children's Services Center Intern
  • Foster Coordinator
  • Student Assistant
  • Executive Intern
  • Peer Mentor Coordinator
  • Program Coordinator
  • Legal Assistant


  • Master of Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts

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