Jessica Claire
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor (555) 432-1000,
Professional Summary

Compassionate SEL Practitioner excited to take on new professional challenges that will allow me to provide coaching and support for families and educators to effectively and consistently implement social emotional evidence based (CASEL) practices . With over 10 experience leading successful, cross functional teams in private and nonprofit sectors. I am passionate skilled Leader who takes pride in developing and implementing an organization’s vision, cultivating relationships, and making an impact within the community.

  • Self-Awareness
  • Self-Management
  • Social Awareness
  • Relationship Skills
  • Responsible Decision-Making
  • Strategic leadership
  • Understanding of human resources
  • Program Development and Management
  • Stakeholder Relations
  • Child development
  • Classroom management
Work History
12/2019 to 03/2020 PRESCHOOL ENRICHMENT DIRECTOR Jccs Of North America | Margate City, NJ,
  • Develop & manage all Arts & STEM Activities, Preschool Readiness classes, special events & Birthday Parties offered.
  • Responsible for the overall program development, implementation administration, supervision & evaluation of programs that benefit both youth members and their families.
  • Assist in the marketing & distribution of program information.
  • Coordinate use of related facilities for program activities & events.
  • Establish & create innovative program activities that expands program within the community in accordance with the Association and branch strategic plans.
  • Assist in branch fund raising activities & special events.
  • Assist with Program Committee meetings &Professional Development Trainings.
  • Work effectively and congenially with all YMCA staff members, volunteers, & members of the Association.
  • Increased member socialization through implementation of wide range of fun, educational and family-oriented activities.
  • Collaborated closely with members, using effective communication to better understand favorite activities.
  • Coordinated holiday decorating of facility, garnering help of parents and volunteer staff.
  • Improved recreational programming based on feedback from customers and employees.
  • Led efforts to conceive, develop and execute thematically aligned entertainment programming.
  • Stayed abreast of entertainment offerings within marketplace to evaluate and report trends, opportunities and competition.
  • Restored customer loyalty by resolving complaints with workers, activities or services rendered.
  • Developed and maintained connections with performers, agents and promoters to accumulate robust options for entertainment activation.
  • Established vendor relationships to access timely services in support of events.
  • Inspected equipment and facilities for signs of wear or damage impacting safety.
  • Assigned work to staff, set schedules and motivated strong performance in key areas.
  • Prepared multiple written communications, reports and documents to ensure smooth operations.
  • Used Microsoft Word and other software tools to create documents and other communications.
  • Resolved problems, improved operations and provided exceptional service.
08/2012 to 12/2019 YOUTH PROGRAM DIRECTOR Child Time Inc. | Salt Lake City, UT,
  • Recruited, interviewed and hired staff members offering exceptional talent and brought great skills to team.
  • Provided overall supervision and management of program recruitment, hiring, training and terminating for non-exempt & part time program staff & volunteers.
  • Organize and led parent workshops, parent committees & family events.
  • Conducted site visits, artist walkthrough and other pre-event meetings with third parties to explain event objectives, site restrictions and performance expectations.
  • Implement and develop SEL workshops & lesson plans and trainings for staff & students.
  • Professional Development coach for both Activity Specialist & Group Leaders.
  • Supervise and direct all summer camp program trainings, activities & schedules.
  • Manage & monitor budget for educational programs & curriculum development.
  • Assisted in creating contracts, proposals, and grant writing for various schools.
  • Quarterly evaluated staff in professional performance appraisals.
  • Performed data entry in OST data base and AS400 to track attendance and participation.
  • Collaboratively work alongside school liaison, stakeholders & external partners to improve program quality & student development.
  • Develop effective plans of action for running programs from inception to completion.
  • Ensure safety & risk management guidelines are met in both After School & Summer Camp.
  • Developed and maintained productive relations with local, state and federal stakeholders.
  • Facilitated established training guidelines and curriculum for employee training.
  • Monitored and maintained compliance with organization, licensing and funding source for program departments.
  • Worked with senior case managers to coordinate team development activities and trainings.
  • Developed and implemented performance improvement strategies and plans to promote continuous improvement.
  • Oversaw staff development through in-depth trainings, workshops, seminars and other learning opportunities.
  • Developed monthly schedules and assignments staff.
  • Conducted community workshops to promote different programs and educate public on available services.
  • Assisted Principals with researching grants and grant writing tasks.
  • Referred clients to appropriate team members, community agencies and organizations to meet treatment needs.
  • Developed and created programs and monitored effectiveness against individual participant needs.
  • Developed and implemented variety of innovative policies and strategies to promote client self-sufficiency.
09/2010 to 08/2011 Preschool Assistant Teacher KIDS START | City, STATE,
  • Assisted teacher by developing lesson plans to meet educational goals for each child.
  • Promoted physical, academic and social development by implementing diverse classroom and outside activities.
  • Maintained well-controlled classrooms by clearly outlining standards and reinforcing positive behaviors.
  • Supported children's social and emotional development by encouraging understanding of others and positive self-concepts.
  • Supervised children during in-classroom activities and on playground.
  • Interacted with children one-on-one and in small groups to enhance and support learning activities.
  • Created weekly newsletter to keep families informed about school activities.
  • Communicated with parents to inform about child's progress and classroom behavior.
  • Prepared for lessons by gathering educational materials and setting up equipment.
  • Delivered clear, concise instructions to children to aid in each student's decision-making.
  • Consulted with parents to build and maintain positive support networks and support continuing education strategies.
  • Observed children to identify individuals in need of additional support and developed strategies to improve assistance.
  • Assisted teacher with developing creative program suitable for preschool children.
  • Promoted sensory development by providing access to different textures.
  • Educated students in foundational concepts such as shapes, numbers and letters.
  • Encouraged children to interact with each other and participate in group activities.
  • Applied play-based strategies to provide diverse approaches to learning.
  • Collaborated with teachers to promote appropriate care and education for children.
12/2005 to 09/2010 Interm After-School Site Coordinator/Activity Specialist YMCA | City, STATE,
  • Implemented program-level departmental policies and procedures and managed budgets to support educational program and curriculum.
  • Represented educational program at meetings and conferences to serve as subject matter liaison for array of services and activities assigned.
  • Designed or used assessments to monitor student learning outcomes.
  • Planned and implemented staff development and in-service training programs to enhance knowledge and skills.
  • Directed day-to-day operations of education program and supervised support staff to delegate assignments and evaluate performance.
  • Scheduled educational activities, faculty lectures and departmental events to drive mission and values of institution.
  • Established and updated objectives and tools for overall program and each department to enhance operations.
  • Evaluated programs and monitored implementation and compliance with regulations to achieve objectives.
  • Developed curriculum and lesson plans to achieve objectives of each course.
  • Analyzed instructor, student and class trends to make proactive decisions about program operations.
  • Managed behavioral issues and used positive behavior strategies for groups of up to 25 students
  • Developed and implemented themes and activities for children between ages of 5 and 10yrs old.
  • Supervised camper activities to address behavioral issues and promote fun, safety and inclusivity.
  • Trained staff members on conducting events and following safety procedures.
  • Transported and escorted program participants to and from activities and on field trips.
  • Provided clear instruction to activity and program participants to deliver fun and safety.
  • Planned weekly activities schedule for assigned group and facilitated smooth transitions for on-time arrival.
Expected in 02/2021 SECD Certification | Social Emotional Learning Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ GPA:
Expected in 08/2014 Associate of Applied Science | Medical Administration Monroe College, The Bronx, NY GPA:

YMCA Certified Professionalism Trainer


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School Attended

  • Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
  • Monroe College

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  • Preschool Assistant Teacher
  • Interm After-School Site Coordinator/Activity Specialist


  • SECD Certification
  • Associate of Applied Science

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