founder executive director bloom collaborative resume example with 20+ years of experience

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

Dedicated founder and visionary professional successful at leading diverse areas of operations. Community center executive offering management expertise gained through 17 years of successful contributions. Proficient at identifying community issues and integrating creative solutions to achieve a better place to live. Strong relationship builder works well with stakeholders and corporate teams.

  • Executive & communications leadership
  • Spokesperson experience
  • Program management
  • Strategic planning
  • Revenue development
  • Grant writing
  • Marketing expertise
  • Team building
  • Supervision
  • Relationship development
07/2004 to 08/2020 Founder, Executive Director, Bloom Collaborative Hearth Management | Camillus, NY,

Director of Community Center, Bloom Collaborative, 138 East 26th Street, Erie PA.

Oversaw strategic decision-making to develop a 1,600 student community center. Developed, coordinated and expanded programming, activities, events and community partnerships. Interfaced and collaborated with community members, organizations, foundations and donors. Strong leadership with staff, growth of program, and community awareness. Responsible for building/facility design and construction to support programming growth.

  • Formed strong relationships with all local foundations and funding sources for grants and community initiatives.
  • Developed organizational vision, mission and foundational structure to facilitate community engagement.
  • Collaborated with community partners to build valuable relationships and achieve operational targets.
  • Cultivated and maintained strong working relationships and customer partnerships to capitalize on opportunities and maximize benefits for all.
  • Directed and oversaw capital improvement projects.
  • Took company from 10 students per year to 1,600 in 15 years through strategic promotions and programming.
  • Managed public relations and fundraising activities across Erie area.
02/2019 to 08/2020 Director of Community Relations Hampton University | Hampton, VA,
  • Established and deepened partnerships with different groups and businesses to enhance marketing effectiveness and strengthen funding streams.
  • Identified target audience and developed optimized communication plans to engage and interest individuals.
  • Managed public relations and fundraising activities across Erie area.
  • Built and maintained corporate image, brand and identity.
03/1985 to Current Claire Studios Owner | City, STATE,
  • Interfaced with clients and customers to determine special art project needs and prepared painting design proposals; defined scopes of work, budgets, and production schedules.
  • Illustrated and designed educational publications and books worldwide.
09/2015 to Current Professor Gannon University | City, STATE,
  • Provided exemplary knowledge and experience in use of interactive education.
  • Formulated well-structured syllabus of course content, detailing learning goals and expected outcomes.
  • Delivered informative lectures and used research materials to help students grasp concepts.
Education and Training
Expected in 05/2003 Bachelor of Arts | Education, PA Teaching Certification Edinboro University, Edinboro PA, GPA:
Expected in | Masters in Fine Arts, No Degree East Carolina University, Greenville, NC GPA:
Expected in 05/1982 Bachelor of Arts | Minor in Art History Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, Edinboro, PA GPA:
Expected in 08/1981 Master of Arts | Scientific Illustration Smithsonian Institution Graduate School, , GPA:
Activities and Honors
  • Board member, PA Council on the Arts 2011-2017-Appointed by PA Governor Corbett with the advice and consent of the PA Senate. Set the mission and goals of the PA Council on the Arts, evaluates the progress toward these goals, formulates policy, and makes final decisions on the use of funds. ($7-9 million annually) Served on the Preserving Diverse Cultures Committee helping African American, Asian American, Hispanic/Latino and Native Americans through the arts. (a national model)
  • Served as a member, PA Senator Sean Wiley's Cultural Committee, 2013-2016
  • Art exhibition at the PA governor's residence, 2014
  • Appointed Governor Rendell's PA outdoor task force 2008. Initiative to engage all Pennsylvanians to participate in outdoor activities. Final publication gives guidelines to preserve past connections and create new connections to the outdoors.
  • Board member, Erie Arts and Culture 2004-2008
  • Distinguished Alumni Award in Arts, Edinboro University, Edinboro, PA
  • Appointed by Congressman Phil English to paint the Pennsylvania Christmas bulb for the national christmas tree, 2008

Public Speaking (partial)

  • PA Rural Psychiatry Conference, Erie, PA. 2017,2019
  • PA State Capitol, 2013 PA Artists with Disability Speech
  • Keynote Speaker, Pennsylvania Art Educator Conference
  • Smithsonian World Television Program P.B.S. 'On the Shoulders of Giants". Hour Long Documentary

Published works (partial)

  • Fred Rodgers. P.B.S. television personality, Pittsburgh, PA, Book, I do and I Don't.
  • Smithsonian Press, Washington, D.C. Book, Galapagos, Discovery on Darwin's Island,
  • National Geographic Society, Washington, D.C. Book, Field Guide to Birds of north America

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School Attended

  • Edinboro University
  • East Carolina University
  • Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
  • Smithsonian Institution Graduate School

Job Titles Held:

  • Founder, Executive Director, Bloom Collaborative
  • Director of Community Relations
  • Claire Studios
  • Professor


  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Some College (No Degree)
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Master of Arts

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