Jessica Claire
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Professional Summary

Versatile Grant Manager focused on creative, innovative, award project development and management. Driven to surpass company goals while thriving in deadline-driven environments. Pursuing a Grant Management role where hard work and dedication will be highly valued.

  • Proficient in large scale budget management
  • Contract development
  • Adherence to high customer service standards
  • Microsoft Teams, Outlook, Word and Excel
  • Creative problem solver
  • Proficient in detailed organization
  • Adaptability
  • 50+ wpm typing speed
  • Effective workflow management
  • Strong communication
  • Data management
  • Training & Development
Work History
Grants Management Specialist, 11/2018 to Current
Department Of The InteriorKeystone, SD,
  • Managing federally funded grant projects for the College of Education and Human Development, totaling over 40 million in established awards
  • Provide lead budgetary support for all of the grants and awards by developing, monitoring, tracking, reconciling, forecasting, and recommending for all budget allocations for over forty grants and awards within the college
  • Provide grant administration including but not limited to budget oversight, processing independent
    contractor payments, travel reimbursements, and grant-funded appointments
  • Facilitate and oversee all hiring processes funded by external awards
  • Process and track all scholarship disbursements for scholarships on sponsored projects
  • Manage grant purchasing through monthly allocation, receipt collection, and report generation for submission
  • Support, train, and provide materials to all grant Principle Investigators regarding college, university, and federal processes and procedures
  • Manage grant and research funded payroll for the college for all hourly and salaried employees, including but not limited to timesheet collection, entry in payroll system, correction forms and necessary Journal Entry transfers
Office Manager, 07/2018 to 11/2018
Consumers Credit UnionGurnee, IL,
  • Prioritize, organize, and equally divide incoming calls to be scheduled for the service technicians, in a high volume atmosphere of over 40 calls per day
  • Manage and process all invoices and work orders. Collected payment and closed over fifty percent of all open invoices
  • Establish efficient workflow processes, monitoring daily productivity and implementing modifications to improve overall effectiveness of office personnel and service staff
  • Hold oversight of office inventory activities, including ordering and requisitions, stocking and shipment receiving
  • Coordinating special projects and managing schedules
  • Provide complete meeting support including preparing materials and taking minutes
  • Drafting company proposals and correspondence
Gallery Manager, 02/2013 to 07/2018
College Of St Benedict/St Johns UniversityCollegeville, MN,
  • Manage operations and finances to ensure appropriate resource allocation, consistency, coherency, and integrity
  • Led sales initiatives which increased profit over 300% in the first two years of operation
  • Develop and maintain company website, Facebook, and Instagram accounts
  • Coordinate all marketing promotional material and communication activities
  • Attend DKRRA (Downtown Kalamazoo Retail Restaurant Association) meetings
  • Recruit, train, and supervise all staff
  • Oversee and administer human resources functions to ensure compliance with store and employee policies and demands
  • Maintain and develop long lasting customer relationships
  • Entered details such as payments, account information and call logs into computer system
  • Lead Projects, inventory management, and curation of gallery
Artist Representative, 02/2013 to 07/2018
Amy Zane: Store & StudioCity, STATE,
  • Develop contracts with individuals as well as businesses, and apply effective marketing strategies and techniques to ensure their artistic success
  • Develop and implement marketing material which resulted in 35% growth of customer base
  • Curate artist's work and manage their inventory
  • Photograph artist's work for website listings and social media
  • Increased artist representation contracts from thirteen to over one hundred
  • Issue monthly/weekly sales reports as well as monthly checks based off sales
  • Merchandising, purchasing, and marketing for all wholesale accounts
Bachelor of Fine Arts : Painting, Expected in 2012
Western Michigan University - Kalamazoo, MI

College of Education and Human Development - Curriculum Committee
Secretary 2018- 2020

  • Organizing all proposals, helping
    faculty with the process of creating proposals, updating the website, taking minutes, and tracking
    all new proposals

College of Education and Human Development - Staff Advisory Committee

Committee Member 2021

  • Research, plan, discuss and provide feedback on institutional policies and practices
  • Plan and host Staff Appreciation events, virtually and in-person

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