Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA XXX05
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - -

Talented writer and team leader offering six years of success in collaborative, creative environments. Innovative thinker with proficiencies in content generation, editing, research, and strategic development. Adept at managing concurrent projects to meet team, individual, and management objectives.

  • Self-motivated
  • Highly creative
  • Skilled writer and communicator
  • Experienced teacher, leader, and collaborator
  • Thrives when challenged to learn, adapt, and grow
  • Proficient institutional/structural analyst
  • Capable researcher and editor
10/2019 to 06/2020
Program Director Child Guidance Center Jacksonville, FL,

Oversaw restructuring of Jesus House addiction recovery program. Managed team of Case Managers, while improving office workflow, oversight, and staff communication. Led professional development classes for Jesus House employees on topics such as: Motivational Interviewing, professional writing, case-noting, and more. Liaised with local partner agencies to improve client care and expand on existing services. Worked alongside communications specialist and Anglin PR to produce written content for newsletters, social media, and new website. Oversaw transition from hard copy case-noting and data collection to a more secure, cloud-based software . Responded creatively and effectively to crises, such as COVID-19 and a critical staffing shortage. Reported to Executive Director.

08/2018 to 02/2019
Graduate Instructor Amazon.Com, Inc. Bessemer, AL,

Taught Writing 2010 (Intermediate Writing). Covered a range of composition-related topics, such as: style, grammar, rhetoric, research methods, multi-genre composition, reading strategies, etc. Managed classrooms of 23 students. Communicated effectively with students and department.

08/2018 to 02/2019
Books Editor Quarterly West City, STATE,

Read and evaluated submissions to the Quarterly West Chapbook Contest. Selected winning submissions and worked with authors to edit their manuscripts. Worked with graphic designer to develop visual strategies and images. Collaborated with other editors to ensure quality of content and design.

08/2017 to 07/2018
Editor-in-Chief Letters Journal (Yale Institute Of Sacred Music) City, STATE,

Assumed management of defunct journal at the beginning of the 2017-18 academic year and transformed it into a vibrant web presence with a readership of over 2,000. Led team of editors to successfully produce two issues. Revamped website to offer readers an engaging, online reading experience. Solicited submissions from leading poets in the field of literature and spirituality.

Education and Training
Expected in
Ph.D.: Creative Writing, Poetry
University of Utah - Salt Lake City, UT
Expected in 06/2018
Master of Arts: MA Religion And Literature
Yale Divinity School & Yale ISM - New Haven, CT,
Expected in 08/2014
MFA, Creative Writing: Poetry
University of California, Riverside - Riverside, CA
Expected in 08/2009
Bachelor of Arts: Philosophy
Linfield College - Mcminnville, OR

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  • University of Utah
  • Yale Divinity School & Yale ISM
  • University of California, Riverside
  • Linfield College

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