program director resume example with 10+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
  • Home: (555) 432-1000
  • Cell:
From NYC to the Midwest, I've worked for over a decade in many areas of the events industry. I've produced large-scale festivals, conferences & workshops, political rallies, speaking events, concert series, and more. I've managed dozens of dedicated staffers and volunteers. I've acted as a talent agent as well as a buyer. My goal is to find a new and exciting opportunity where I can maximize my diverse experience, and contribute to a high-functioning team.
  • Over a decade of marketing, communications, Experience working closely with VIPs and notable
  • sales, networking and PR individuals
  • Several years in leadership roles and Other skills: copywriting and editing, grant writing,
  • organizational management budget oversight, MS Office, Mailchimp, Raiser's
  • Edge
Program Director, 08/2016 to 08/2017
Hospice Of ChattanoogaMurphy, NC,
  • The National Speech and Debate Association builds communications skills for youth to become engaged citizens.
  • Launched and produced year-long national public debate series on college & university campuses.
  • Drafted and implemented marketing plan, managed vendors & production crew, responsible for all on-site production, managed all talent and logistics.
  • Responsible for $250K program budget.
Program Manager, 02/2012 to 06/2014
Christiana Care Health SystemKennett Square, PA,
  • The Greater Des Moines Partnership is the economic and community development organization serving the metro area.
  • Program Manager for Downtown Community Alliance, focus included: communications, public relations, marketing, sponsorships, event production.
  • Launched the Wonder of Words Literary Festival, and produced large-scale public events including The World Food & Music Festival, and RAGBRAI.
  • Negotiated contracts, implemented ad campaigns, wrote press releases and marketing copy, gave media interviews, managed budgets and timelines, reconciled invoices.
Program Administrator, 09/2010 to 01/2012
OnemagnifyCharlotte, NC,
  • The DCA for the State of Iowa coordinates the state's interests in the arts, history, and culture.
  • Administrator for Iowa Great Places, a multi-million dollar grantmaking program to enhance economies through cultural investment.
  • Responsible for disbursement of funds in excess of $2 million, reviewed all grant contracts, oversaw grant compliance, grant reporting, and fund management.
  • Managed communications with communities across the state.
  • Worked frequently with State Legislators, lobbyists, and advocates on legislative agenda.
  • Acted as Board Administrator for Iowa Arts Council, The Iowa Cultural Trust, and the State Historical Society of Iowa.
Marketing & Development Director, 06/2009 to 07/2010
Des Moines Social ClubCity, STATE,
  • The Des Moines Social Club is a non-profit arts & cultural organization that drives economic and community development with a unique revenue model.
  • As one of the organization's founders, major responsibilities included securing initial funding from donors and sponsors.
  • Coordinated all marketing, PR and communications including interviews, press releases, newsletters, and all social media/digital media campaigns.
  • Part of original marketing street team.
  • Oversaw planning and production of all events, including organizational start-up and launch.
  • Core member of committee to secure DMSC permanent location.
Speakers Agent/Account Executive, 09/2004 to 06/2009
Leigh BureauCity, STATE,
  • The Leigh Bureau represents the world's most influential thought leaders in politics, economics, healthcare, technology, and more.
  • Clients include: best-selling author Malcolm Gladwell, Nobel Prize winning economist Paul Krugman, New York Times columnist David Brooks and many more.
  • Negotiated contract details on behalf of clients, fielded sales inquiries, launched direct marketing campaigns, drafted press kits and newsletters, authored copy for print catalog and website.
  • Maintained a customer base of over 3000 buyers in many fields including, colleges & universities, health & pharmaceuticals, energy, trade associations, and non-profits.
  • Coordinated lecture tours, attended events, and oversaw all aspects of client schedules.
Education and Training
Bachelor of Arts: English Communications, Expected in 2000
Montclair State University - Montclair, NJ
English Communications
Board Member at Large, New Leaders Council (2011-2014) Co-Owner four-time JBF nominee, Proof Restaurant (2012-) Strategic Advisor, The Harry Potter Alliance (2015-) Committee Co-Chair, Iowa Democratic Party (2016) Contributor, Iowa Writers House (2016-)
ad, Arts, budgets, budget, catalog, columnist, communications skills, contracts, copywriting, Council, client, Clients, DCA, direct marketing, economics, editing, event production, focus, funds, grant writing, leadership, logistics, marketing plan, marketing, marketing copy, MS Office, networking, newsletters, organizational, press kits, press releases, PR, profit, public relations, Raiser's Edge, reporting, selling, sales, Speech, unique, website, author
Additional Information
  • Advisory Roles Board Member at Large, New Leaders Council (2011-2014) Co-Owner four-time JBF nominee, Proof Restaurant (2012-) Strategic Advisor, The Harry Potter Alliance (2015-) Committee Co-Chair, Iowa Democratic Party (2016) Contributor, Iowa Writers House (2016-)
  • Social Media

By clicking Customize This Resume, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy

Your data is safe with us

Any information uploaded, such as a resume, or input by the user is owned solely by the user, not LiveCareer. For further information, please visit our Terms of Use.

Resume Overview

School Attended

  • Montclair State University

Job Titles Held:

  • Program Director
  • Program Manager
  • Program Administrator
  • Marketing & Development Director
  • Speakers Agent/Account Executive


  • Bachelor of Arts

By clicking Customize This Resume, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy

*As seen in:As seen in: