Founder resume example with 11+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Professional Summary

Accomplished, creative and strategic professional with a passion for nonprofit organizations, small businesses, and the communities that they serve. Possessing multifaceted experience and proven ability to energize organizations, develop strategic initiatives and capture new opportunities. Results-oriented, decisive leader adept at forging relationships with key partners, vendors and clients. Recognized for work in nonprofit sector.

  • Program Creation, Implementation, and Evaluation
  • Creating and Implementing Social Media strategy
  • Budgeting
  • Event Planning
  • Strategic Development
  • Staff Management
  • Content Management
  • Social Media
  • Marketing Materials
  • Social Media Platforms
  • Consulting
Work History
Founder, 01/2014 to Current
The Paramount Theater Of Charlottesville, Inc.Charlottesville, VA,
  • Conferred with existing and potential customers to assess requirements and propose optimal solutions.
  • Social Media Strategy, Content Creation and Management for professionals and small businesses.
  • Creating specialized social media content and plans.
  • Manage social media marketing campaigns and day-to-day activities.
  • Researching and reporting.
  • Devised strategies to improve organization efficiency and optimize group management.
Executive Director, 01/2012 to Current
The Paramount Theater Of Charlottesville, Inc.Charlottesville, VA,
  • Architect of Stand Together Day est. 2012.
  • Which cumulated in 1.35 million students in 50 States and 40 countries taking part in the largest anti-bullying effort to date..
  • Prepared and updated curriculum for Defeat the Label’s Upstander Anti-Bullying In School program.
  • Prepared and implemented large group social/emotional programming (Upstander) to Middle School and High School aged students (Average group size 25-32) to contracted schools in Southeast Michigan.
  • Developed relationships with private and federal agencies.
  • Created website content at
  • Identified, developed and maintained grants that funded programs and services.
  • Responsible for interpretation of grant applications.
  • Oversaw, created, and ran Community Conversation on Bullying.
  • Established partnership with major University partners.
  • Recruited, hired and trained initial personnel, working to establish key internal functions and outline scope of positions for new organization.
  • Worked directly with Executive team to brainstorm, discuss strategy and mitigate issues.
Executive Director, 01/2012 to 01/2015
Wish Upon A TeenCity, STATE,
  • Created strategic plan which served as a guide for organizational direction.
  • Within 3 years of plan development and execution organization had met or exceeded 7 year goals.
  • Ensure ongoing local programmatic excellence, rigorous program evaluation, and consistent quality of communications, and systems; recommend timelines and resources needed to achieve the strategic goals.
  • Deepen and refine all aspects of communications—from web presence to external relations with the goal of creating a stronger brand including creating a in depth social media plan which secured a stronger media presence.
  • Oversaw and recruited the Teen and Young Adult Board, which served to energize and engage high school age students from around Southeastern Michigan.
  • Secured significant media coverage, print and television, for multiple major programs, which resulted in an increased public knowledge of the organization.
  • Worked with team to develop expansion plan for the program expansion into new markets.
  • Built partnerships establishing relationships with the funders, and political and community leaders.
  • Be an external local and national presence that created and communicates program results with an emphasis on the successes of the local program as a model for replication in potential new geographic zones.
Early Childhood Program Associate , 01/2010 to 01/2012
United Way For Southeastern MichiganCity, STATE,
  • Managed the Imagination Library program for Southeastern Michigan and served as the Program Coordinator for the Tri-County Area.
  • Assisted in creating the scope of work and project plan for an 8 million dollar (annually) program that is nationally recognized; The Early Learning Communities.
  • Made recommendations in regards to current practices and procedures in order to improve operations and to make programs move more efficiently.
  • Assisted in creating the curriculum of a community-based program for parents and caregivers.
  • Assisted in researching, writing and providing reports to funders, grantees and other national and local partners.
  • Participated in the development of fundraising, marketing and communications plans.
  • Created and managed Early Childhood website at United Way for Southeastern Michigan.
  • Created and carried out a marketing plan for a community partnership.
J.D.: Classes Completed Towards J.D. Degree , Expected in
University Of Detroit Mercy School Of Law - Detroit, MI,
Bachelor of Arts: Political Science / History, Expected in
Grand Valley State University - Grand Rapids, MI,

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School Attended

  • University Of Detroit Mercy School Of Law
  • Grand Valley State University

Job Titles Held:

  • Founder
  • Executive Director
  • Executive Director
  • Early Childhood Program Associate


  • J.D.
  • Bachelor of Arts

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