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Jessica Claire
  • , , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
  • Home: (555) 432-1000
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Professional Summary

Interfaith and Buddhist chaplain with 16 years of experience in Zen Buddhism and Yoga. Passionate about being a spiritual care-giver in time of crisis and helping people in diverse communities to connect to self-compassion and spiritual healing. Values working and learning within rich and diverse cultural, religious and socioeconomic environments. Brings extensive experience in meditation and spiritual counseling to practice with caregivers, patients, and community members, especially those facing spiritual and emotional issues related to trauma, illness, poverty, marginalization, end-of-life and grief. Has several years of experience creating and facilitating contemplative workshops in marginalized communities. In 2018 co-founded a non-profit, Turn In. Reach Out. (TIRO).

M.Div: Chaplaincy Track, Magna Cum Laude, Expected in 05/2021
Boston University School of Theology - Boston, MA,

Religion and Conflict Transformation Certificate

Boston University Department of Religion and Conflict Transformation

Bachelor of Science: Cognitive Science And Religion, Expected in 05/2008
Vassar College - Poughkeepsie, NY,
Residencies and Trainings
Chaplain Resident, 08/2021 to Current
College PossibleMilwaukee, WI,
  • Provide spiritual guidance and emotional support to patients, family members and staff facing death, trauma, illness, bereavement, burnout and other personal challenges.
  • Create and use interfaith spiritual assessments considering situational and population-specific needs.
  • Navigate and utilize Einstein Medical Center's electronic hospital charting system by documenting client interactions to support continuity of patient care.
  • Contribute spiritual and emotional support to families and staff during family meetings and ethics consultations.
  • Initiate crisis assessment and intervention skills in emergency situations.
  • Deliver all aspects of on-call pastoral care services to the hospital.
  • Clinical assignments include surgical ICU, surgical step down, general medicine and level I and II trauma patients across hospital.
CPE Chaplain Intern, 05/2021 to 08/2021
Turn In. Reach Out.City, ,
  • Administered spiritual care through visitation, counseling and prayer to patients, staff and family members facing death, bereavement, illness and other personal challenges.
  • Provided coverage for on-call shifts in emergency room and trauma bay, including Level I and Level II traumas.
  • Worked within rich and diverse cultural, religious and socioeconomic environments.
  • Clinical Units included neurological ICU and emergency department.
Zen Buddhist Priest Training , 04/2010 to 04/2018
Interfaith Youth CoreCity, STATE,
  • Delivered spiritual and administrative leadership to Zen Center, including taking care of ceremonial and day to day operations of temple and delivering compassionate pastoral care to monastic community and guests.
  • Served as president of the cultural awareness and inclusivity committee for four years, including regularly organizing and facilitating special events and meetings to actively promote diversity and inclusion within the temple.
  • Trainings: Diversity and inclusion, conflict resolution, mediation, non-violent communication, group process and organizational structures, Internal Family Systems.
Work History

Founder and Director of Impact and Innovation, 01/2021 to Current

Turn In. Reach Out. – Boston, MA

  • Manage non-profit operations and development, including event planning, facilitation, marketing, accounting, advertising, fundraising and curriculum development.
  • Raised over 20K in grants and private donations, developed 10+ community partnerships and resourced over 1000 individuals in past year.

Program Coordinator, 05/2021 to 09/2021

Interfaith Youth Core – Boston, MA

  • Organized and managed development of the COVID-19 Faith in the Vaccine Student Ambassador Program from conception through execution.
  • Trained and supervised 32 high school, undergraduate, and graduate Student Ambassadors implementing community based projects to address vaccine access and hesitancy in Boston area.
  • Provided ongoing direction and leadership for program operations.

Dignity Project Assistant Director, 09/2020 to 08/2021

Hebrew College Miller Center – Newton, Massachusetts

  • Co-managed program development including creative thinking, design and implementation.
  • Led training and development of Youth and Mentors through facilitation, coaching, and peer counseling.
  • Oversaw resource management, budgeting, meeting planning, event coordination, curriculum development, facilitation planing, web administration, digital media, marketing, and communication with parents.
  • Developed external relationships with community, non-profit and religious organizations.
  • 2021 BU Build Lab New Venture Competition Second Place Winner on behalf of Turn In. Reach Out.
  • 2021 Northeastern University Neighbors Uplifting Neighbors Award on behalf of Turn In. Reach Out.
  • 2019-2020 Boston Bridges Fellow
  • 2019 Inclusion Catalyst Grant recipient on behalf of the Boston University Interfaith Club.
  • 2019 BU Spring Board funding recipient.
  • Spiritual Caregiving
  • Spiritual Assessments and Care Plans
  • Meditation
  • Excellent Communication and Listening
  • Trauma Informed Care
  • Ethical Decision Making
  • Crisis Management and Intervention
  • Clinical Documentation
  • Teamwork and Collaboration
  • Group Process Facilitation
  • MS Office
  • Aecis Charting Software

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  • Vassar College
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  • CPE Chaplain Intern
  • Zen Buddhist Priest Training
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