executive director resume example with 15+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
  • , , 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
  • H: (555) 432-1000
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Professional Summary

Results-driven with forward-thinking approach centered on company success and competitive growth. Demonstrated record of success in building successful teams and managing profitable operations. Dedicated professional with history of meeting company goals utilizing consistent and organized practices. Skilled in working under pressure and adapting to new situations and challenges to best enhance the organizational brand.

  • Industry Expertise
  • Judgement and Decision Making
  • Investor Relations
  • Integrity and Transparency
  • Relationship and Team Building
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Organizational Development
  • Community Outreach
  • Approachable and Outgoing
  • Performance Benchmarking
  • Quality Control Planning
  • Innovative and Visionary
Work History
Executive Director, 01/2020 - Current
Ascension Health Citronelle, AL,
  • Establish, and enforce employment, administrative, and accounting policies; set workflow standards and priorities for day to day operations such as: payroll, employee benefits, human resources, and financial reports
  • Plan operation of annual budget
  • Wrote $185K+ in successful grants from various philanthropic and municipal agencies
  • Raise annual donations from $10K to $65Kby developing corporate Sponsorship and Special Events Committee
  • Reverse history of rejected funding proposals through re-development of Development Department
  • Receive over $65K in operating and capital support from foundations, municipal, and private donors for sole purpose of monitoring, tracking, and submitting funding proposals
  • Serve as primary spokesman to organization’s constituents, media, and general public
  • Improve organization’s program effectiveness from 80% to 96.3% by developing new evaluation system linked to staff performance goals
  • Implemented new data collection procedures with community participant feedback capabilities
  • Established and maintained relationships with funders and other organizations throughout city
  • Report to and work closely with Board of Directors in policy decisions, strategic planning and implementation, fundraising and increase visibility of CCDI
  • Improve internal and external communications, marketing, branding, office efficiency, and staff proficiency by leading IT team to provide training, upgraded networking system
  • Implement corporate-wide training to improve performance review process which resulted in increase of potential candidates by 25%.
Attendance/Enrollment/ Recruitment Coordinator, 01/2015 - Current
Camelot Eduaction/FullBloom –Excel Academy Of Southwest City, STATE,
  • Responsible for recruitment for Camelot Education - Excel Academy of Southwest
  • Develop productive relationships with neighborhood elementary/ high school counselors, community organizations and other institutions
  • Coordinate, schedule and market special events, recruitment drives and open houses to local elementary / high schools and community organizations to promote Excel Academy’s programming to parents and potential students
  • Collaborate with parents, community leaders, staff, students and school leadership to build positive and impactful image
  • Enter attendance and student enrollment in timely manner in Chicago Public School ASPEN System, Fullbloom ABLE System and EDSBY
  • Monitor, evaluate attrition rate of students enrolled, participating and graduating from Excel Academy’s programming
  • Design, evaluate and execute student recruitment strategies and activities to ensure full enrollment
  • Support all hiring managers in staff recruitment by developing and screening qualified job candidates for roles across organization
  • Develop basic communications strategies and materials for external stakeholders, including writing regular emails, newsletters and social media
  • Develop, manage and evaluate field recruitment team holistic outreach and enrollment activities based on researching and analyzing previous recruitment and enrollment results and recruitment patterns,
  • Focus on building community partnerships for recruitment and program activities
  • Design, implement, recruit, manage and present trainings for volunteers to support mission of Excel Academy
  • Behavioral Specialist
  • Implementing effective, positive behavioral supports that increase students’ appropriate behaviors and, in turn, allow students to access curriculum more effectively
  • Support all staff with implementing effective behavioral and academic supports
  • Assists staff and leadership to effectively support students who display challenging, violent, or otherwise inappropriate behaviors and keep careful, consistent documentation of behavioral incidents
  • Actively supervises site hallways, common areas, classrooms, and other areas to ensure student and staff safety and reinforce appropriate behaviors
  • Provides direction and leadership during arrival and dismissal processes
  • Conducted recruiting events to grow passive talent pipeline to prepare for future hiring needs
  • Conducted 15 recruiting events to grow passive talent pipeline to prepare for future hiring needs
Coordinator of Partnership Sites / Head, 01/2013 - 01/2015
Onward Neighborhood House City, STATE,
  • Implementation of Head Start guidelines and contribute to development of Program Outcome Plan
  • Participated in reviewing and revising site policies and procedures to ensure compliance with requirements of funding sources and licensing standards
  • Monitored achievement of program goals and maintenance of quality program and reports to Head Start Coordinator, Education Coordinator and Family Support Worker to register eligible children
  • Responsible for recruitment, marketing and overall outreach for 7 Head Start partners for Onward House
  • Monitored and evaluated all partnership sites for safety, OSHA requirement, and classroom learning environments
  • Provided leadership and trainings to site directors, family support workers and classroom teachers and teams
  • Coordinated, trained and monitor attendance, enrollment, health, nutrition, disability, job placement, family & community engagement and mental for Head Start partnership sites
  • Interviewed and select site staff to ensure meet licensing and funding requirements
  • Oversaw maintenance and accurate reporting of all documentation, reports, files and equipment according to DFSS and Head Start Performance Standards
  • Responsible for development, implementation and assessments of annual community needs assessments
  • Managed Annual Self-Assessment Process for Head Start / Early Head Start
  • Supervises Family Support Workers to plan and implement parent involvement
  • Trained, prepared and audited all partnership fiscal budgets, vouchers and Head Start in-kind for accuracy and required OBM state and federal regulations
  • Monitored, evaluated and organized all partner agencies documentation for federal review and other funder audits (92%) success rate
  • Implemented Emergency Preparedness Plan for partnership sites
  • Implemented new strategies, trained in order to enhance staff development and program compliance.
Family Support Specialist / Head, 01/2007 - 01/2013
Onward Neighborhood House City, STATE,
  • Establish and maintained relationships with over 65 participant families and serves as liaison between parent groups and Program Director
  • Established and built partnerships by redesigning formal linkage agreements with over 25 community agencies and institutions
  • Managed and evaluated success of parent involvement activities through recruitment and coordination of events and services
  • Assisted parents in identifying and developing local community resources
  • Provide ongoing monitoring of health and nutrition screenings
  • Monitor Attendance, Enrollment, Health, Nutrition, Disability, Job Placement, Family & Community Engagement and Mental for Head Start Families
  • Assists parents, one-on-one / group with resume writing, job search and interviewing skills techniques
  • Recruited participants and completed intake and registration for participants in program
  • Provided transportation for parents and children in order to meet program objectives
  • Conducted home visits to continue to services and evaluate progress of family
  • Input medical, parent involvement and social service information in COPA
  • Attended weekly family support meetings, parent meetings, and other meetings as necessary
  • Maintained and trained new staff and volunteers in documentation and other reporting functions as required by Head Start Performance and NAEYC Standards
  • Submitted all agency reports in timely manner.
Masters of Business Administration: Project Management, Expected in 11/2010
Kaplan University/Purdue University - Chicago, IL
Status -
Bachelor of Arts: Human Services, Mental Health / Social Service, Expected in 06/1997
Kendall College - Chicago, IL
Status -
Board Member, The Monroe Foundation Member, Women Advisory Board for Cook County Commissioner Stanley Moore Member, Sigma Gamma Rho Inc. Member, OES- Order of the Eastern Star CERTIFICATES / TRAININGS First Aid and CPR DEI-Overcoming Implicit Bias Blood Borne Pathogens Code of Ethics Cyber Security-Recommended Fire Safety Harassment Prevention-IL Mandated Reporter
  • [Area of certification] Training - [Timeframe]

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School Attended

  • Kaplan University/Purdue University
  • Kendall College

Job Titles Held:

  • Executive Director
  • Attendance/Enrollment/ Recruitment Coordinator
  • Coordinator of Partnership Sites / Head
  • Family Support Specialist / Head


  • Masters of Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Arts

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