Executive Assistant Director Of Government Relations resume example with 16+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Highly organized, proactive, results driven leader with more than 15 years of experience providing high level support for C-Suite executives through research, project support and representing executive to internal and stakeholders. Proven ability to cultivate and maintain solid working relationship with CEOs built on trust, dependability and confidentiality. Effective at independently analyzing, prioritizing, and completing tasks while exhibiting professionalism and sound judgement. Strong sense of urgency to anticipate and respond effectively to needs of executives. Exceptional writing, editing, interpersonal and gatekeeping skills. Successfully advised organizational decision-makers on business development and other issues. Adept at quickly assimilating to an organization’s culture. M
  • Microsoft Office Suite Requires minimal supervision
  • Writing, editing and proofreading Relationship building
  • Time management and flexibility Tact and diplomacy
  • Compassion and empathy Reliable & trustworthy
  • Administrative
  • Attention to detail
  • Business writing
  • Council
  • Editing
  • Editor
  • Event planning
  • Financial
  • Government
  • Logistics
  • Materials
  • Media relations
  • Meetings
  • Messaging
  • Money
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • Office
  • PowerPoint presentations
  • Network
  • Press releases
  • Proofreading
  • Speaker
  • Quick
  • Reception
  • Relationship building
  • Research
  • Speeches
  • Supervision
  • Time management
01/2011 to 10/2020 Executive Assistant, Director of Government Relations Us Government Other Agencies And Independent Organizations | Fajardo, PR,
  • Represented university to internal and external stakeholders in highly visible role.
  • Managed Vice President’s calendar and travel logistics.
  • Presented to various community groups, elected officials, professional associations and other non-profits on the organization’s mission and student first environment, ensuring messaging strongly conveyed the institution’s commitment to an affordable, accessible education.
  • Developed and edited internal and external communications including talking points, speeches, editorials, position papers, media statements, reports and PowerPoint presentations; worked in conjunction with media relations as needed.
  • Assisted with planning and following up on key business decisions.
  • Coordinated meetings internally with cross departmental leaders.
  • Orchestrated meetings and created meeting agendas and materials; Followed up on action items, communicated with meeting attendees to ensure deadlines were met.
  • Spearheaded efforts to create Wilmington University’s STAR scholarship program (awarding over $1 million in scholarship money to over 100 students).
  • Successfully applied for $15,000 TD Bank grant to provide financial assistance to low income students.
  • Created, planned, and implemented the University Speaker Series.
01/2007 to 02/2011 Special Assistant Wilmington University | City, STATE,
  • Primary community liaison and point of contact for elected officials, state agencies, the media, business and community leaders and the University community.
  • Handled government relations and community affairs.
  • Acted as a gatekeeper, highly protective of president’s valuable time.
  • Tackled and addressed top level, confidential, high-priority issues while maintaining professional administrative discretion.
  • Represented president at local nonprofit board meetings, legislative committee meetings, and community events.
  • Ensured president was prepared and briefed for daily meetings and events.
  • Trade office staff in basics of business writing and grammar.
  • Conducted research and analysis on special projects as assigned.
  • Met with internal/external stakeholders and clearly communicated the President’s position on certain matters.
  • Ghostwriter for President and other members of Executive Team.
  • Acted as a sounding board for president, advising when necessary.
  • Gave guests and visitors tours of the institution.
  • Recognized with American Council on Education, Delaware Chapter Rising Star Award, 2009.
  • Coordinated and executed annual legislative reception.
02/2004 to 02/2007 Executive Assistant to the Assistant Vice President of College Relations Wilmington University | City, STATE,
  • Official University spokesperson, responded to media inquiries.
  • Detailed and arranged logistics for meetings, conference calls, team retreats, and travel for Assistant Vice President (AVP).
  • Drafted correspondence, meeting materials and reports.
  • Editor in Chief of University alumni magazine.
  • Authored press releases and communications materials to share vital information and promote intended message.
  • Kept AVP organized and on time to meetings and appointments.
  • Cultivated network of media and communications professionals to maintain strong partnerships, secure positive coverage and facilitate quick dissemination of information.
Education and Training
Expected in Master of Science | Organizational Leadership Wilmington University, New Castle, DE GPA:
Expected in Bachelor of Science | Broadcast Journalism Long Island University, Brooklyn, NY GPA:

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School Attended

  • Wilmington University
  • Long Island University

Job Titles Held:

  • Executive Assistant, Director of Government Relations
  • Special Assistant
  • Executive Assistant to the Assistant Vice President of College Relations


  • Master of Science
  • Bachelor of Science

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