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

Proven leader and self-directed professional with successful career promoting organizations, plans and needs. Proficient in grant writing, proposal development Skills in Microsoft Office Suite. Experienced Administrator with over 20 years of experience in Tertiary Education Administration. Excellent reputation for resolving problems and improving client satisfaction. Organized and dependable candidate successful at managing multiple priorities with a positive attitude. Willingness to take on added responsibilities to meet team goals. Dedicated servant/leader professional with history of meeting company goals utilizing consistent and organized practices. Skilled in working under pressure and adapting to new situations and challenges to best enhance the organizational brand. Innovative Technical Writer with over 5 years of experience writing academic thesis and learning about grant writing. Detail-oriented editor with a commitment to accuracy and efficiency. Knowledge of modern writing and editing styles.

  • Analytical
  • Non-Profit Organization Funding
  • Funding Source Research
  • Proposal Development
  • Supporting Documentation
  • Research
  • Presentation Development
  • Letters of Interest
  • Report writing skills
  • Editing
  • Fluent in English Language
  • Speech Writing
Work History
07/2022 to Current Grant Writer Beaumont Hospitals | Royal Oak, MI,
  • Generates monthly grant writing activities reports and submits documentation to Manager to promote funding program transparency.
  • Research grant and funding proposal opportunities in philanthropic databases to identify potential income sources.
  • Secured $1125.00 (25% of requested amount) in grant money for my first written proposal towards the building of a stadium bleacher and concession stand project for The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club of High Point.
11/2018 to 05/2020 Recycling Programmes Coordinator Solid Waste Management Company Limited | City, STATE,
  • Supervised the design and delivery of presentations focusing on achieving recycling goals and driving awareness in State facilities, Commercial entities and residential communities through their Regional Corporations.
  • Introduced the establishment by Regional Corporations of new recycling and composting services and on-site training programs with customers improving program utilization 50%.
  • Administered the development and distribution of recycling education and marketing pieces.
  • Ensured promotion of recycling efforts by the Department of Marketing & Communication education strategies, signage, print and electronic media announcements and events.
  • Handled challenging situations with ease.
  • Collaborated with team members to achieve target results.
  • Used critical thinking to break down problems, evaluate solutions and make decisions.
  • Demonstrated respect, friendliness and willingness to help wherever needed.
09/2015 to 09/2017 Research Officer Political Constituency Office | City, STATE,
  • Performed community monitoring visits on behalf of the Member of Parliament to ascertain and meet socio-economic needs.
  • Established connections and fostered relations with liaisons to community leaders and industrial and commercial stakeholders to coordinate functions for the purpose of meeting the needs of constituents.
  • Co-authored established strategic goals for application to development of the constituency for the 2015-2020 political term.
  • Built constituents morale by incorporating 4 Non-Governmental Organizations through which fiscal and material opportunities could be leveraged to assist the poor and dispossessed individuals and families in the community.
  • Made vocal representation through speeches on behalf of the MP at Constituency functions.
  • Determined and produced some of the MP's Parliamentary speeches.
  • Organized and facilitated the operationalization of an academic Human Capital Development Initiative Project incorporating three constituencies to train thirty persons at The University of the West Indies (UWI) Institute of International Relations (IIR), in specialized diplomacy and protocol.
  • Coordinated with the Trinidad and Tobago Group of Professionals Association (TTGPA), The UWI and its Alumni Association and the North Central Regional Health Authority a planned and executed Professional Services Day Community Project that benefited approximately 400 persons, including children, for the free health and other professional services offered.
  • Collaborated with the University of Trinidad and Tobago (UTT), plan and expedite an academic Human Capital Development Initiative Project incorporating three constituencies, to assess the education levels and create relevant programs to qualify persons between the ages 18-30 for employment.
  • Worked in conjunction with the Mayor of Arima on the Arima Borough Council Security Committee to establish safety protocols and strategies for the Borough's security forces and residents.
Expected in 2014 M.Phil/PhD | International Relations And Affairs The University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada, GPA:

Conducted research in Sexualities Studies toward the gender component of my proposed thesis on Trinidad & Tobago's Civil and Political Law: The deceptive antinomy between equality and egalitarianism.

Expected in 06/2009 Master of Science | International Relations The University of The West Indies, Institute Of International Relations, Trinidad, GPA:

Thesis: Human Trafficking: A Human Security Issue.

Expected in 06/2008 Bachelor of Science | Government The University of The West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad & Tobago, GPA:

Upper 2nd Class Honors: Government (Major) International Relations & Gender and Development Studies (Double Minor).

Expected in 06/1999 Certificate in Public Administration | Social Sciences The University of The West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad & Tobago, GPA:

Issues in Caribbean Public Administration Politics Sociology Human Resource Management Industrial Relations Organizational Theory and Behavior.

  • Incorporated four Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and created one Civil Society Organization (CSO) within the Arima Borough;
  • Established and launched three Senior Activity Centres (SAC);
  • For the NGOs, I have written a Constitution and three proposals for funding to the Ministry of Social Development and Family Services’ Division of the Ageing
  • The purpose of this funding is to address, particularly, the social needs of the ageing population, through SAC Activities
  • The CSO was created to partner with other NGOs to address the material needs of the most economically disadvantaged within the Borough of Arima, particularly those in D’Abadie/O’Meara;
  • Operationalized a culture of voluntarism within the Constituency to assist the vulnerable citizens therein;
  • As a pioneer effort, partnered with the Unemployment Relief Programme to create a space for work for single mothers at a clothing outreach project, co-created with a community volunteer;
  • Within the NGOs, I have created employment for at least forty people – thirty-six of whom are retirees systematically expunged from the country’s workforce and are willing and able to continue to contribute to development;
  • In partnership with the University of Trinidad and Tobago (UTT), I have spear-headed the operationalization of an academic Human Capital Development Initiative Project incorporating three constituencies
  • For this initiative, the Institute of International Relations (IIR) at The University of the West Indies (UWI) partnered with me to train thirty persons in specialized diplomacy and protocol;
  • Over a period of one year, in collaboration with the Trinidad and Tobago Group of Professionals Association (TTGPA), The UWI and its Alumni Association and the North Central Regional Health Authority I successfully planned and orchestrated the conduct of a Professional Services Day Community Project
  • In April 2017, approximately 400 persons, including children, benefited from the free health and other professional services offered;
  • Selected to and served on the Arima Borough Council’s Security Advisory Committee
  • 2011 –2013
  • Academic Advisor & Graduate Research Assistant (IIR)
  • Tutor
  • Teaching Assistant UWI
  • Main duties performed:
  • Conducted research for Latin American Studies, on Brazil’s system of governance with particular reference to its conduct of diplomacy;
  • Guest lectured at COSTAATT on the meaning of Gender
  • Conducted Academic Advising to potential under-graduates to the Faculty of Social Sciences
  • Tutored Scope and Methods in Political Analysis and Politics of the Middle East
  • Guest Lectured International Political Economy: Theoretical Component
  • Qualifications
  • The Rise of China and its Impact on The Caribbean – Diplomatic Academy of the Caribbean (2015)
  • Research in Gender Studies – U of A (2014)
  • Writing Grant Proposals – Trained at the U of A
Additional Information

Graduate Student Activities:

2008 – Guyana and Suriname

· Observed the Conference on Trade and Economic Development (COTED) session in Guyana from which the idea for my Ph.D. Thesis was birthed.

· Attended a Symposium on Latin American and Caribbean Relations within an evolving global context at Anton De Kom University in Suriname.

· Participated in a meeting with the Honourable President of Guyana, Bharat Jagdeo on Regional Development and other issues pertaining to small states of the Caribbean with particular reference to the European Partnership Agreement (EPA) in Guyana.

2009 – Cuba

· Paid a courtesy call on the Ambassador of Trinidad and Tobago at the Trinidad and Tobago Embassy.

· Attended lectures at the University of Havana (International Relations) & Escuela Latin Americana de Medicina (ELAM).

· Participated in meetings with the Faculty of International Relations, University of Havana.

· Participated in a meeting on the unique and new trade relations with Cuba at the office of the Trinidad and Tobago Trade Facilitation Office.

2010 – Washington, D.C.

· Attended a meeting on U.S. Foreign Policy: U. S. State Department with the Deputy Secretary of State with responsibilities for the Caribbean and Latin American region.

· Attended meetings at the Organization of American States (OAS) with the Head of the International Relations Division on the roles of the OAS in Washington and the Caribbean.

· Participated in a meeting with staffers of the Ways and Means Committee in the U.S. Engaged Congressional staff and non-governmental personnel on issues related to the US policies on deportation of convicted felons to the Caribbean region and VISA issuance problems to Trinidad and Tobago’s aspiring visitors to the USA.

· Attended a meeting with International Monetary Fund representatives of Caribbean Countries at the IMF.

· Participated in a lecture by Sir George Alleyne at the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Headquarters.

- St. Lucia

World Association for Sustainable Development (WASD), St. Lucia, May 2010 Conference “Towards Epistemic Sovereignty: (Re)-thinking Development in a Changing Global Political Economy.”

· Selected, organized and lead a team of four rapporteurs from UWI St. Augustine;

· Moderated Dr. Keith Nurse’s session titled “Stimulating Diasporic Tourism as a Niche Market for Caribbean Tourism: The Case of Guyana and Toronto” under the segment DIASPORIC TOURISM, MIGRATION AND BRAIN CIRCULATION.

2011 – Curacao

Caribbean Studies Association (CSA) - Curacao 2011 36th Annual Conference

· Presented a well-received paper to capacity filled audiences on two different panels titled, “The Economic Impact of Institutionalized Sexual Prejudices in Commonwealth States: The Cases of Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago.”

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School Attended

  • The University of Alberta
  • The University of The West Indies
  • The University of The West Indies
  • The University of The West Indies

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  • M.Phil/PhD
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  • Bachelor of Science
  • Certificate in Public Administration

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