Founder Executive Director resume example with 15+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
  • Home: (555) 432-1000
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After founding and directing Fund the Nations, a 20+ employee apparel fundraising company responsible for over $30 million in fundraising since 2008 to help non-profits, adoptive families, and missionaries, Jessica "Bubba" Claire desires to use his creative giftings in areas of marketing, communications, leadership, and problem-solving to impact a company that's currently making a difference on a global scale.

Bubba strongly believes in "storytelling" as a marketing avenue. Every company, church, organization is telling a "story". Marketing & communications are simply all the ways that we tell that story in the most compelling way possible!


- Leadership Development

- Story-Telling

- Problem-Solving

- Graphic Design

- Multi-Tasking

- Brand Creation/Management

- Marketing

- Social Media Planning

Founder & Executive Director, 02/2008 to Current
Universal Health ServicesProvo, UT,

- Created fundraising/design company to help people/families/organizations to raise money through creative, well-designed apparel that can be sold to their friends, family, classmates, co-workers, social media circles, etc.
- Responsible for over $30 million in fundraising 2008-present
- Negotiated contracts with print companies for printing/fulfillment of t-shirts
- Negotiated contracts with designers as company grew prior to hiring a full-time design team. Still negotiates contracts with freelance artists during busy times of year
- Made connections with blank apparel wholesalers and negotiated price points beneficial for FTN

- Made connections with blank apparel wholesalers and negotiated price points beneficial for FTN
- Connected with large non-profits/organizations/companies/churches

Marketing: (, @fundthenations on
- Created all branding from scratch: Logo, mark, wording, colors, etc.
- Pioneered company's "storytelling" mindset of social media & blogging

- Directs all social media efforts/strategies
- GIves direction to any ads, email campaigns, print material, stickers, banners, signage, etc. that get used for marketing purposes
- Coordinates and leads team at trade shows/conferences/marketing events
- Created simple and functional website

- Original & sole designer for company for first few years
- Designed over 10,000 t-shirts
- Works with key clients, large organizations & mega-churches to design apparel for their specific needs - Hired & trained current design team (5 designers + contract freelance during busy seasons)
- Designs any non-t-shirt needs such as marketing pieces, logos, etc.

- Created every job role and then department/leadership tier within company

- Gives leadership to 24 full time staff and several rotating contract staff
- Plans & Manages $6.5 million annual budget
- Hired leadership positions such as Fundraising Director, Creative Director, and Financial Director (CFO) - Implemented healthcare, retirement, vacation days, etc. into company policy
- Wrote & manages company's staff handbook/policy
- Gives daily leadership to team, problem solving + casting vision for the future

Director, 01/2010 to Current
FTN CreativeCity, STATE,

- Created Design/Branding company to use to help businesses, organizations, and non-profits to better tell their story in a more aesthetically-pleasing way

- Leads team of 8 full-time creatives and rotating contract creatives

- Utilized connections through Fund the Nations to leverage creative/marketing relationships with client base

- Leads all major meetings with key clients to discuss brand strategy and next steps to share their business's story with their audience

- Led the vision of new projects for clients from gyms to healthcare to churches

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Event Director, 08/2005 to 09/2007
Student LifeCity, STATE,

- Led large events (camps and conferences) across the country
- Trained and coaches team of 20-25 staff to accomplish various tasks
- Led leadership team (3-4 leadership staff) to ensure team goals were being met
- Maintained relationship with event site leadership (campus, hotel, conference center leadership)
- Worked marketing events across the country (Church conferences, etc) to promote SL events
- In charge of recreation (creation, design, building) for over 60k students and children per summer - Various other leadership duties associated with making camp happen

Education and Training
Bachelor of Arts: Theology , Expected in 08/2005
University of Mobile - Mobile, AL,
  • Minor in Marketing

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School Attended

  • University of Mobile

Job Titles Held:

  • Founder & Executive Director
  • Director
  • Event Director


  • Bachelor of Arts

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