Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 (555) 432-1000,
Executive Profile

Visionary fund development executive with solid experience managing all levels of multiple philanthropic projects including donor cultivation, special events, budgeting, and administration.

Skill Highlights
  • Project management
  • Leadership/communication skills
  • Client account management
  • Organizational management
  • Performance tracking and evaluation
  • Strong public speaker

Core Accomplishments
  • Secured $12M in private, federal, and state grants; prepared budget proposals and successfully managed them.
  • Exceptional experience and a demonstrated record of success in raising funds for non-profit organizations for government and non-government sources.
  • Expertise in developing, implementing, and operation of a successful donor campaign.
  • Solid understanding of budgets and financial reporting.
  • Strong writing , presentation, and networking skills.
Professional Experience
09/2010 to 06/2013 Mentoring Program Director/Fund Developer Amazon.Com, Inc. | Mesa, AZ,
  • Ensured community engagement/corporate partnerships and fund development relationships were developed, enhanced, and nurtured.
  • Mobilized strategic planning and public relations in cooperation with YouthBuild USA, Office of Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention, and stakeholders.
  • Established funding priorities and developed an integrated work plan to recruit, train, and retain 80 mentors/mentees for college, probation abatement, transitional housing, and employable outcomes.
  • Oversaw all fundraising activities in collaboration with committees, youth community action network, Board of Directors, and YouthBuild USA executive staff.
10/1992 to Current Development Director/Principal NIA Investments | City, STATE,
  • Research grant and fund development opportunities.
  • Maintain corporate responsibility by staying up-to-date with laws and policies that affect youth development and probation abatement programs.
  • Identify and build potential government, corporate, foundation, and private sector funding sources.
  • Network and establish relationships with community engagement partners to submit community block grants and funding for major campaigns.
  • Attend state, county and city informational programs on grant funding, grantee fund education, and sponsorship opportunities.
  • Maintain updated Internet database resources on obtaining funding and sponsorship.
  • Develop a planned giving strategy and marketing ideas to support fund raising events. (i.e. special events, social media applications, tiered-giving, individual donor campaigns, estate planning, etc.).
03/1992 to Current Grant Development Officer/Fund Development Director Nickerson Gardens Resident Management Corporation | City, STATE,
  • Generated $12M in revenues resulting from large-scale direct marketing campaigns, private, federal, and state grants.
  • Managed multiple projects and served as primary liaison between client and multiple community engagement, local, state, and federal leaders to ensure clarity of goals and quality and adherence to compliance measures and deadlines.
  • Served as a link between management and employees by handling questions, interpreting and administering contracts and helping resolve work-related problems.
  • Responsible for successfully procuring $1.3 million MTA Transportation grant.
  • Reviewed, researched, and wrote grant narratives; negotiated feasibility study, and procured on-site preschool, mobile medical clinic, charter school, transportation company; and parenting, homeless, social justice project and other contracts.
  • Created job descriptions to attract a targeted talent pool within the market wage range.
  • Assessed employee performance and issued disciplinary notices.
1999 to 05/2013 Grant and Fund Development Director Guidance Community Development Corporation | City, STATE,
  • Built funding strategy and successfully procured $640K Family Preservation grant via the Department of Children and Family Administration.
  • Oversaw all fundraising activities in collaboration with committees, Board of Directors and the Executive Director.
  • Analyzed each department’s funding and training needs and developed new training programs based on the analysis.
  • Streamlined recruitment, interviewing, training, and dismissal of grant staff.
  • Effectively procured, trained, and implemented supervision for employment training, homeless, substance abuse, food bank, transportation, juvenile probation abatement, domestic violence, parenting, literacy, and mental health programs resulting in an increase in capacity building totaling $540K.
2010 to 2011 Program Developer City Of Los Angeles Department Of Recreation And Parks | City, STATE,
  • Managed all Los Angeles County in-kind resource functions for the Roy A. Anderson Recreation and Expo Center executive team while soliciting sponsorships for Mayor's GRYD program.
  • Worked closely with executive staff to identify new funding opportunities and routinely participated in the annual performance and evaluation process.
  • Implemented the Expo Center's Child Obesity Program based upon First Lady Michelle Obama's Childhood Obesity Initiative, resulting in the ultimate design and coordinated assessment of 3,000 children for Los Angeles County park managers and support staff.
04/1994 to 1999 Program Coordinator/Tobacco Technician Culver City Unified School District And Culver City Youth Health Center | City, STATE,
  • Developed grant and fundraising proposals and applications for drug, alcohol, tobacco, substance abuse, mental health, and HIV/AIDS.
  • Established and facilitated comprehensive drug, alcohol, tobacco, substance abuse, and HIV/AIDS programs at seven school sites throughout the school district.
  • Created effective training and facilitated course objectives, course content and all materials for principals, school personnel, and law enforcement staff on multiple subjects as a part of performance measures and budgetary structure.
  • Directed all protective placement, case management, parent education and family reunification activities.
  • Maintained thorough case history records and wrote detailed reports.
  • Conducted weekly individual and group therapy sessions for multi-risked students--i.e. rape, HIV/AIDS, stress, and suicide ideation resulting in conducting 7,000 student and community survey assessments.
Expected in 1999 Bachelor of Arts | Psychology, Sociology, and Ethnic Studies University of California, at Santa Barbara, Goleta, CA GPA:

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