Executive Director School Director resume example with 20+ years of experience

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

High Performance Administrative and Programming Manager. Proven success enhancing fundraising, school programming, administration and operations. Effective leader and team builder able to bring together boards, staff and other stakeholders to focus on results and enhance company mission.

  • Operations Management
  • Foundation & Grant Proposals
  • Educational Programming
  • Community Outreach
  • Budget & Resource Management
  • Events & Exhibitions Planning
  • Workforce Planning/Talent Management
  • Fundraiser/Donor Engagement
  • Strong computer skills
  • Strong speaking, writing and presentation skills
Work History
11/2018 to Current Faculty Member Duke Univeristy/OLLI Program | City, STATE,
  • Created and taught multiple classes for Duke in Art History, Art Collecting and hands on Visual Arts. Evaluated highly by students and staff
2008 to 2017 Executive Director/School Director The Art Center Of Highland Park | City, STATE,
  • Significantly improved profitability, services and enrollment, in the Art Center non-profit organization and school
  • Managed over 400 classes annually, with 1,500 registered students, in all fine art mediums. Created and added multiple new offerings in after-school programming
  • Managed and lead a team of 70 faculty members, 10 office staff and a volunteer pool of 200
  • Worked closely with organizational leadership, including board of directors, to strategically affect and improve direction of operations
  • Established clear and effective policies for standardization across different areas of operations
  • Directed and organized three major fundraising events per year, which included Spring Gala, Festival of Fine Craft and Gogh Green Recycled Art Sale. Raising over $400,000 annually and attracting over 10,000 participants
  • Promoted The Art Center's public profile, by delivering speeches, writing articles and presenting at industry conferences as public face of organization
  • Oversaw strategic business decision-making to develop, enhance and enforce business mission
  • Oversaw creation of four Art Center catalogs per year, each offering, 100+ classes, workshops, exhibitions, cultural and community events
  • Managed grantor selection, creation and submission of multiple City, State and National Foundation Grants. Secured grants totaling over $100,000/year
  • Managed over 20 art exhibitions/year in 3 large exhibition galleries attracting over 600 local and national artists with annual art sales in excess of $30,000
  • Implemented a need and merit based scholarship program, supporting 275 students of all ages annually
  • Oversaw creation of new website supporting online registration and sales. (
  • Attended monthly BOD meetings, as well as meetings of municipal councils, community organizations, and City Council meetings
1989 to 2008 President - Lead Designer Designs Within | City, STATE,
  • Developed and implemented over 100 residential and commercial design projects nationally, including commercial projects for Amoco and Kraft Foods
  • Clients in IL, MI, WI, FL, TX and AZ
  • Worked directly with the clients to determine factors affecting planning of interior environments, such as budget, architectural preferences, layout, purpose, and function
Expected in Bachelor of Science | Education The College of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ, GPA:

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School Attended

  • The College of New Jersey

Job Titles Held:

  • Faculty Member
  • Executive Director/School Director
  • President - Lead Designer


  • Bachelor of Science

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