Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - -
Professional Overview
International development policy professional experienced in backstopping diverse program portfolios and providing logistical support across departments. Demonstrated ability to efficiently managing competing priorities, collaborate with multiple stakeholders, communicate across cultures to solve problems and compile program reports and research
Core Qualifications
  • Contract negotiation/review/drafting
  • File/records maintenance
  • Client-focused
  • Excellent quantitative skills
  • Excellent research skills Experience in [areas of expertise]
  • Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Proficiency in [area]
  • Time management
  • Strong problem solver
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Economic development
  • Inter-governmental and legislative relations
  • Exceptional organizational skills
  • Mediation
  • [Policy type] policy development
  • Budgeting and forecasting
  • Process improvement
  • Contract management
  • Dependability 
  • Attention to detail 
  • Fast learner 
  • Analytical problem solver
  • Cost estimating
  • Cost reduction
  • Collaborative
  • Adaptable
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Strong communicator
  • Culturally-sensitive
  • Detail-oriented
  • Deadline-driven
Expected in 2014
Master of Arts: MIIS
Monterey Institute of International Studies - Monterey, California
Master of Arts, Monterey Institute of International Studies (MIIS) International Policy Studies - Trade, Investment and Development Monterey, California 2014
Expected in 2012
Bachelor of Arts: International Studies, International Relations and Diplomacy
Westminster College - Fulton, Missouri
Bachelor of Arts, Westminster College International Studies Minor: International Relations and Diplomacy Fulton, Missouri 2012 Areas of Expertise Functional Skills Quantitative Trade Analysis Data Analysis for Public Policy Economic Development, Public Policy Excellent Organization and Writing Governance Team Management & Facilitation Anti-Corruption, Transparency and Accountability Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) International Negotiations and Advocacy Intermediate Proficiency in French
08/2014 to Current
Grants and Contracts / Social Enterprise Associate Cedar Fair Entertainment Company Charlotte, NC,
  • Assist in daily management of Worldwide portfolio in accordance with HQ guidelines and procedures
  • Process donor contracts, and other contractual documents (MOUs, NDAs, etc.) and invoices as in coordination with Programs and Finance departments
  • Track, maintain and update grants and contracts database and support reporting requirements in collaboration with finance and program staff
  • Perform document and budget reviews during proposal development and reassess when modifications are necessary during implementation periods
  • Monitor and support project report filing by assisting in the development and enforcement of project filing procedures
  • Assist in managing and updating templates for MoUs, subcontracts, and sub-agreements
  • Establish and maintain timely communication with subcontractors, subgrantees, and vendors to ensure smooth administration of sub instruments
  • Collaborate with the program officers, directors and country desks, to track actual and project expenditures against budgeted expenditures, at individual grant or contract levels
  • Research guidelines for the U.S government and other international donors
  • Conduct research and attend technical networking meetings and events on integrated components of Payment for Ecosystems Services (PES), Disaster Risk Reduction (DDR), water management and resiliency and prepare briefing reports
  • Provide guidance and input to integrate and expand the technical tools on PES
  • Support, develop and edit PowerPoints and template training tools to support tools on PES
06/2013 to 08/2013
Social Media Assistant Pg&E Corporation Walnut Creek, CA,
  • Managed organization's social media accounts and website content strategy and was instrumental in doubling their media presence
  • Increased awareness on their crowd funding campaign through periodic dialogue with nonprofit leaders, civil society organizations, social enterprises and partners
  • Complied and maintained a database of key nonprofit industry speakers for Lean Impact conference and prepared the logistics for the 300 participant conference
09/2011 to 12/2011
Director's Assistant Help Usa Brooklyn, NY,
  • Researched, proofread, edited and summarized documents related to international policy and global development
  • Lead two research projects aimed at identifying strategic partnerships to increase global engagement
  • Organized, promoted and facilitated two "Global Issues" meetings on global politics, democracy and socioeconomic development
  • Utilized social media platforms to publish bi-weekly news stories, guest interviews, program accomplishments and promote program events
09/2011 to 05/2012
Program Assistant Job Corps Cassadaga, NY,
  • Anticipated senior staff needs, provided administrative assistance and information regarding meeting requirements
  • Communicated with clients, produced PowerPoint presentations, filed, organized and updated office documents
  • Guided the development and implementation of a new and expanded host family program
  • Streamlined new structure and process of recruiting host families, retaining participation and monitoring the success of the program. Successfully secured 60 international students to 22 American host families
  • Planned program events for students and host family engagement once a month LEADERSHIP AND DEVELOPMENT
08/2010 to 05/2011
Residential Advisor Altabancorp Murray, UT,
  • Managed a residential community of 30 ethnically diverse undergraduate students
  • Planned and implemented at least 5 community building programs per semester resulting in a well-rounded educational and recreational residence environment
  • Counseled students on personal and academic issues and mediated and resolved conflicts producing harmony
  • Liaised with administrative staff to enforced Residential Life rules and regulations bring about a safe, orderly and enjoyable living environment
08/2011 to 05/2012
President African Union Organization, Westminster College City, STATE,
  • Advanced organization's objective of creating positive media on the African continent and provided logistical support for two educational events held twice a month
  • Facilitated and encouraged positive cross-cultural dialogue by organizing educational interactions between diverse student body
  • Chaired executive meetings as needed for a team of 5 and presided over bi-weekly general meetings for 25 members
08/2009 to 05/2010
Senator Student Government Association City, STATE,
  • Represented and advocated on behalf of student body by voicing opinions and concerns
  • Negotiated and approved annual budgets aimed at student enrichment activities
  • Developed strong motivation and consensus building skills through event planning
MOUs Social Entrepreneurship and Impact Investment Certification Frontier Markets Scouts Monterey, California
Advocacy Intermediate Proficiency in French
Bi, Business Intelligence, Database, Associate, Budget, Contracts, Filing, Finance, Invoices, Networking, Proposal Development, Subcontracts, Training, Powerpoint, Budgets, Event Planning, Clients, Recruiting, Ambitious, Business Case, Case Analysis, Environmental Impact, Its, Marketing, San, Storage Area Network, Testing, Use Case, Increase, Proofread, Accounts And, Logistics, Data Analysis, Economic Development, Excel, Governance, Marketing Analysis, Microsoft Office, Ms Office, Public Policy, Quantitative, Team Management, Word

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School Attended

  • Monterey Institute of International Studies
  • Westminster College

Job Titles Held:

  • Grants and Contracts / Social Enterprise Associate
  • Social Media Assistant
  • Director's Assistant
  • Program Assistant
  • Residential Advisor
  • President
  • Senator


  • Master of Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts

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