foundation director resume example with 10+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
, , 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
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Professional Summary

Accomplished Foundation Director and Certified Fund Raising Executive with progressive industry background and decisive leadership style. Offers strategic planning abilities, background in change management and forward-thinking mindset. Ready for challenges and focused on meeting future demands of a mission-focused organization.

  • Budget Planning
  • Board Oversight
  • Strategic Planning and Execution
  • Industry Expertise
  • Executive Leadership
  • Financial Management
  • Operational Analysis
  • Relationship and Team Building
Work History
01/2020 to Current
Foundation Director Amherst H. Wilder Foundation Saint Paul, MN,
  • Recruit, engage, and develop Board of Directors to actively promote and become task oriented in pushing the mission of the Foundation forward in community, resulting in increased number of donors.
  • Oversee day-to-day operations including managing volunteers, creating and analyzing budgets, developing meaningful and strategic appeals, and fostering increased donor cultivation and stewardship.
  • Develop and implement proper procedures to record Foundation distributions and handle documentation in accordance to auditor's requirements including 990 requirements.
  • Increase donor numbers, retention, and revenue year-over-year through targeted campaigns, personal asks, and upkeep of CRM.
  • Implement Grateful Patient Program within Schuyler Hospital and Seneca View Skilled Nursing Facility.
  • Develop, recruit for, train, and engage a Donor Cultivation Program consisting of five committees made up of Board Directors and Community Leaders for solicitation of major gift prospects.
  • Collaborate with PR and Marketing on development of collateral, promotional materials, website, and videos.
  • Implemented strategic pivot to online Giving Day in lieu of pandemic resulting in $150,000+ raised in 24-hour campaign.
  • Streamlined focused annual Employee Giving Campaign resulting in 125% growth YOY.
02/2019 to 02/2020
Development Coordinator Hcl Technologies Ltd. Faulkner, NJ,
  • Oversight of daily entry of donor records and information/complete maintenance of information into CRM.
  • Established streamlined donor stewardship processes.
  • Oversight and planning of major fundraising events for Fund Development Department in each county of reach resulting in YOY growth.
  • Communication and coordination with event volunteers on specified projects.
  • Relationship building with major donors and sponsors connected with organization.
  • Attendance to health fairs, chamber events, and community outings for collaboration with key stakeholders and potential donors.
  • Oversight and implementation of annual fund appeal and direct mailing campaign resulting in 20% increase of donations.
  • Review, analysis and adjustment of fundraising events to foster optimum ROI.
  • Analysis of donor reports and giving patterns to identify potential donor increases.
  • Collaboration with Development Director and Chief Executive Officer on strategy and budgeting decisions.
  • Creation of annual, quarterly, and monthly fund reports as requested by Development Director and CEO.
09/2009 to 04/2017
Senior Manager American Cancer Society City, STATE,
  • Accountable for achievement of income performance targets for Relay For Life for Southern Tier Region (13 counties).
  • Relay For Life Income goal: $1,372,500.00.
  • Manage, coach, train, mentor and develop a team of six (6) Relay For Life event execution staff directing execution of twenty-two (22) Relay For Life events. Four (4) staff in-office and two (2) remote.
  • Identify and execute strategies to implement best practices that result in growth of event revenue in alignment with income goals.
  • Provide leadership and planning guidance for engagement of community in Relay For Life to drive increased event participation.
  • Work in partnership with Health Systems and across other verticals for achievement of identified event-related mission goals, including enterprise-wide initiatives; provides staff support to deliver mission/cancer control messaging.
  • Closely monitor volunteer and staff resources; request contingency support as needed, and triage resources appropriately.
  • Oversee staffing adjustments due to performance issues and other reasons in order to form the most successful team to execute goals and priorities of the Region and the Society.
  • Conduct interviews for new staff and follow-thru with hiring process and training.
  • Monitor progress against objectives; adjust plans and manage contingency efforts and resources as required.
  • Engage in annual budgeting and forecasting activities.
  • Ensure compliance with ACS policies, including employment, risk management, event and cash handling, and financial controls.
  • Collaborate with other regions and divisions on both mission and income-driven projects.
  • Recruit, train, and motivate multiple volunteers for a number of events, delegate tasks, empower volunteer leadership and enforce deadlines and goals while focusing on the Society’s Mission and Advocacy strategies.
  • Work with Account Management Teams on regional accounts for organizational sponsorships.
  • Assist with patient needs in local area from helping find information to trying on wigs and connecting them with services through ACS 800 number.
  • Led RFL of Chemung County to receive 2009 National Online Communications Award – only three awarded annually nationwide.
Expected in 2011 to to
Bachelor of Science: Managerial Accounting
Kaplan University - Ft. Lauderdale,

GPA: 3.94


September 2021 - Certified Fund Raising Executive

March 2019 - ASIST Trained Suicide Intervention Professional

November 2018 - safeTALK Workshop Facilitator

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School Attended

  • Kaplan University

Job Titles Held:

  • Foundation Director
  • Development Coordinator
  • Senior Manager


  • Bachelor of Science

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