Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
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Professional Profile

Results-driven grant writer with 7 years experience in the non-profit world. Highly adept at telling client's stories, express missions/goals/accomplishments, implement strategic planning and research, grant tracking and reporting. Highly organized and efficient grant manager.

  • Results-oriented
  • Client-focused
  • Unsurpassed work ethic
  • Project development and lifecycle
  • Superb time management skills
  • Self motivated
  • Independent worker
  • Skilled writer
Relevant Experience

I specialize in youth development grants, with an emphasis on Boys & Girls Clubs. I have worked with various Clubs over my 7 years as a grant writer. I have written grants for program support (Project Learn, Triple Play, Jr. Chef, STEM implementation), expansion and renovation (building of teen center, pool renovation), transportation, general operating support and much more.

In 2008, I began a small community non profit organization in order to serve local causes, support local food, and locally owned businesses. I have used this forum to assist in various projects from fire relief, assisting other non profits with grant writing and fund raising, to helping plan community gardens and more. I have used social media to connect the community, and have won the city’s Best Of Twitter account for three years due to my commitment to making connections and all thing local. I have hosted 3 annual community dinners in which we have raised money for local non profits.

Independent Grant Writer, 01/2008 - Current
Poughkeepsie, NY,
  • Raised hundreds of thousands for various clients
  • Subscribed to Foundation Center with access to 100,000+ foundation resources.
  • Develop, write, and edit foundation and corporate grant letters, proposals and reports. Manages all aspects of proposal development process from conceptualization to submission. Monitor proposal deadlines and manages proposal submissions.
  • Excellent research skills and the ability to assimilate information about programs from a variety of sources to craft persuasive and tailored proposals.
  • Conduct research to identify potential funding sources for contracts and grants for programs and services.
  • Create an effective process for tracking grants and ensure that quality reports are submitted in a timely manner, monitor proposal deadlines and manage proposal submissions.
  • Ensure the collection, analysis, and reporting of program demographic and contact data for administration and/or funding sources in accordance with program/grant/contract timelines. Ensure that all reports are submitted in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Create a system for organizing and maintaining grant data and tracking contacts with foundations and other funding sources.
  • Knowledge of foundation and corporate grant processes, funding sources and nonprofit fundraising principles.
  • Strong written, verbal and research skills.
  • Quick learner and hard worker with ability to work independently and to thrive under multiple objectives and deadlines.
  • Flexible and adaptive to changing priorities and new opportunities.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Commitment to team collaboration and effective communication.
  • Strong proficiency with Microsoft Office applications and the Internet.
Store Manager, 01/2006 - 01/2008
Barnes & Noble, Inc. Fort Lauderdale, FL,
  • Maintained profitable retail operations with success in capitalizing on growth opportunities
  • Implemented promotional/marketing strategies.
  • Turnaround management: propelled store to top sales and customer satisfaction district-wide.
  • Successfully lowered shrink and staff turn-over.
  • Results-driven.
  • Comprehensive retail business operations knowledge: profit and loss, merchandising, sales, customer service, inventory, visuals/displays/design, personnel and payroll management.
  • Extensive retail management training.
Manager, 01/2003 - 01/2006
Mcdonald's City, STATE,
  • Store saw marked improvement and rose to top ranking in the district in sales and loss prevention.
  • All staff management including promotions, payroll, scheduling and relationships.
  • Directed sales efforts and approaches dependent on results and expectations.
  • Determined pricing and credit terms.
  • Closely monitored store and employee security and inventory protection.
  • Consistent excellence in customer service and satisfaction.
  • Certified gemologist with experience in surfaces and internal structure to evaluate genuineness, quality and value using various optical tools.
  • Technically proficient in jewelry repairs, metal work, designs and drawings.
Associate of Science: Horticulture, Expected in 2018
Pikes Peak Community College - Colorado Springs, CO

Coursework includes Creative Writing

Coursework includes higher level English with excellent scores


Non profits, Fundraising, Microsoft Office, Ms Office, Proposals, Time Management, Writing Skills, Operations

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