executive director resume example with 19+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 (555) 432-1000,
Executive Profile
Highly motivated Sales Associate with extensive customer service and sales experience. Outgoing sales professional with track record of driving increased sales, improving buying experience and elevating company profile with target market.
Skill Highlights
  • Board development
  • Budget management
  • Business operations
  • Change management
  • Community outreach
  • Government contracting
  • Grant writing and fundraising
  • Local, county, and regional planning
  • Media and press relations
  • Partner development
  • Personnel management
  • Policy development
  • Program and business development
  • Program and district promotion
  • Strategic planning
  • Writing
  • Core Accomplishments
  • Collaborated with resource conservation district (RCD) staff, to secure over $15M in federal, state and local grants and contracts, including first ever support from the County of Sonoma
  • Partnered with two RCD Boards of Directors to successfully merge two RCDs to optimize strengths and address limitations
  • Co-developed multiple innovative conservation initiatives with diverse partners including the LandSmart Regional Conservation Initiative, Russian River Coho Water Resources Partnership, and Sonoma County Venture Conservation
  • Increased the visibility and improved the image of the RCD with press coverage, promotional materials, and expanded community outreach
  • Instituted an integrated set of operational and programmatic measures to ensure organizational sustainability
  • Co-created a variety of services and tools to promote awareness, appreciation, knowledge, and stewardship of local watersheds
Core Accomplishments
  • Jessica has over 13 years of experience applying her technical, policy, and fundraising expertise for the development and implementation of successful agricultural sustainability and ecological restoration programs in Sonoma County.
  • Jessica oversees all programs and builds effective partnerships with local, state, and federal agencies, non-profit organizations, landowners, and commodity groups.
  • A proven leader, she has worked collaboratively to create and successfully deliver a variety of natural resource conservation initiatives locally and regionally.
Professional Experience
09/2006 to Present Executive Director Shipley Energy | Malvern, PA,
  • Report directly to the Board of Directors as the chief administrative officer of the district Manage internal business operations, consistent with the strategic plan and annual work plans, policies and procedures established by the Board of Directors Develop and maintain constructive relationships with the community, natural resource agencies, funders, business agents, financial institutions and program/project clients Provide leadership in program development, organizational and financial planning Oversee over 50 contracts with local, state, federal, nonprofit and other agencies to assure SRCD mission and project compliance Manage high level projects and contracts Train, supervise and mentor a staff of 12 technical and administrative staff.
09/2004 to 09/2006 Soil Conservationist Department Of Agriculture | Salt Lake City, UT,
  • Worked with over 80 landowners and operators to develop and implement conservation plans for effective resource conservation on agricultural land in the Russian River watershed.
  • Attended agency meetings pertinent to natural resource issues in the Russian River watershed on behalf of the NRCS.
  • Delivered presentations and created promotional materials for the Russian River Conservation Planning Pilot Program.
11/2001 to 09/2004 Restoration Project Manager Belfor | Belton, TX,
  • Developed projects to assist rural and agricultural landowners in conserving soil and water resources Wrote grant applications and managed funded projects Developed outreach and educational materials to landowners and other stakeholders Delivered educational presentations at local grower events and at regional and statewide conferences Assisted with programs including water quality monitoring, watershed planning, outreach and education Represented the RCD at meetings and on committees - too vague Carried out effective and enthusiastic networking and information dissemination with existing and potential partnership organizations.
Expected in 2001 to to B.A | Environmental Studies and Planning Biology Leadership Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, California GPA:
Environmental Studies and Planning Biology Leadership
Expected in to to Additional Course Work & Certifications Soils -list out Grazing -list out Certified conservation planner, Natural Resources Conservation Service Extensive Leadership training -too vague | , , GPA:
Additional Information
  • Awards Sonoma County Board of Supervisor-Gold Resolution-Local Food - confusing District Manager's Award-CARCD spell out District of the Year Award -CARCD spell out Updated April 2016
administrative, agency, Budget management, business development, Business operations, Change management, conferences, contracts, clients, educational materials, financial, financial planning, fundraising, Government, grant applications, Grant writing, grants, image, leadership, Leadership training, meetings, mentor, natural, Natural Resources, networking, organizational, Personnel management, policies, Policy development, presentations, press, program development, promotion, promotional materials, Russian, strategic, Strategic planning, water quality

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School Attended

  • Sonoma State University

Job Titles Held:

  • Executive Director
  • Soil Conservationist
  • Restoration Project Manager


  • B.A
  • Additional Course Work & Certifications Soils -list out Grazing -list out Certified conservation planner, Natural Resources Conservation Service Extensive Leadership training -too vague

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