Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 (555) 432-1000,
Over nine years of full time supervisory experience in the parks and recreation field, with the last six years in an upper management role. Hard working, community oriented leader with extensive experience in both recreation program management and park maintenance operations.
  • Employee management
  • Policy development
  • Project management
  • Developing partnerships
  • Contract management
  • Park/Facility maintenance
  • Outside funding attainment
  • Customer service
  • Successfully operated the Taylor Regional Park to generate revenues in excess of $100,000 and annual visitors of over 110,000 in each year of operation since 2010.
  • Received TPWD grant for $125,000 for improvements to Taylor's Robinson Park.
  • Successfully partnered with multiple community groups to raise over $20,000 towards park enhancement projects in the Taylor parks system.
  • In 2014, received a 1.5 million dollar TXDOT Transportation Enhancement Grant for the development of the Taylor Main Street Trail.
  • Received Keep Taylor Beautiful President's Award for 2015, for outstanding service to the community. 
  • Developed Taylor's first urban forestry program and received the Arbor Day Foundation Tree City USA designation in 2012, as well each of the next three years.
  • Partnered with Taylor ISD to install lightning detection equipment in all Taylor parks, while generating a cost savings of $8,500 through the partnership.
  • Developed the first 5 year Capital Improvement Program for City of Taylor Parks.
10/2009 to Current Parks and Recreation Superintendent Salvation Army Usa | Waukesha, WI,
Under the direction of the Assistant City Manager, manage the daily operations of the Parks and Recreation Department for the City of Taylor.
  • Manage 5 full time staff in the maintenance and operation of a 250 acre park system, including swimming pools, athletic fields, rental facilities and grounds.
  • Manage an annual operating budget of $700,000 plus.
  • Manage the operations of the 75 acre Taylor Regional Park and Sports Complex to host regional and national events.
  • Develop recreation programs for youth, adults and seniors through direct oversight, partnerships or contracted services.
  • Coordinate with community organizations to implement park projects and programs, including the Taylor ISD, Keep Taylor Beautiful, the Taylor Garden Club and others.
  • Implement community wide special events in conjunction with community partners and other city departments. Successfully implemented new events such as Arbor Day and a Kite Festival. 
  • Liaison to the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board, Tree Advisory Board and the Taylor Park Foundation.    
  • Manage contracts for outside services such as swimming pool management.
  • Manage projects ranging from small park enhancement, to million dollar trail redevelopment and park construction projects.     
  • Work with the Taylor Chamber of Commerce to develop a community wide tourism plan and serve as a key member of the Taylor Tourism Committee.         
  • Manage website and social media outlets for the department.
  • Manage the urban forestry/Tree City USA program.
  • Plan for department growth through master planning and development of a 5 year CIP.
03/2008 to 06/2009 Athletic Program Supervisor Chugach Alaska Corporation | Kenai, AK,
Under the supervision of the Recreation Superintendent, managed all adult and youth athletic programming for the district.
  • Managed all adult and youth athletic programming and league operations including adult softball leagues, youth basketball leagues and more.
  • Hired, trained, and supervised over 20 part-time/seasonal staff.
  • Assisted colleagues in implementing district wide special events.
  • Managed rentals of the Commissioners Park athletic complex.
  • Managed operations of the athletic complex concession stand.
  • ​Conducted maintenance and preparation of the Commissioners Park softball complex for league activity and tournaments.
08/2006 to 03/2008 Recreation Supervisor St. Charles Park District | City, STATE,
Assisted in the management of the daily operations of the park district’s teen center.
  • Managed memberships, tracked visitor data and generated monthly usage reports.
  • Marketed through flyer design and distribution, mailings, and website production.
  • Developed relationships with teen center participants, parents, and stakeholders.
  • Developed partnerships with outside community organizations, such as the school district, police department and public library.
  • Solicited new fundraising opportunities and secured funding for teen center programs from outside benefactors.
  • Planned and implemented teen programs and special events.
Expected in 2013 Master of Science | Management/Public Administration University of Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ GPA:
  • Graduated with a 3.16 GPA.
Expected in 2006 Bachelor of Science | Recreation Administration Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL GPA:
  • Graduated Magna Cum Laude.
  • Received Faculty Excellence Award.
Certifications and Trainings
  • Certified Aquatic Facility Operator through NRPA since 2012.
  • Completed NIMS ICS 100 & 200 training through FEMA in 2015.
  • Completed Texas Open Meetings Act training in 2011.
  • Completed Texas Municipal League Tony Korioth Supervisory Academy in 2012.
  • ​Held Certified Parks and Recreation Professional (CPRP) certification from 2012-2014. (Testing to re-certify in 2016).

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