program director resume example with 16+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
  • , , 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
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Professional Summary

Talented Program Director skilled in handling administrative, operational and outreach program functions. Wears many hats to accomplish dynamic objectives. Ready to apply 17 years of experience to new professional challenges with growth-oriented organization.

  • Strategic Leadership
  • Project Management
  • Cross-Collaboration
  • Curriculum Development
  • Technical Documentation
  • Staff Hiring and Evaluations
  • Event Coverage Planning
  • Budgeting
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • Google Suite
  • Canva
  • Adobe
  • Notion
  • Trello
Work History
Program Director, 07/2017 - 05/2022
Michaels Stores Newton, MA,
  • Supervised 7 educators ensuring district Arts curriculum, teaching and learning methodologies were aligned and implemented across all 8 Arts disciplines
  • Led bi-weekly staff meetings to analyze school data, collaborate with team members and design plans which resulted in increasing school community involvement in the Arts department performances by 85%
  • Identified and facilitated over 25 partnership opportunities, 35 educational trips and 20 character-building programs to provide student exposure to Arts career pathways, knowledge of how to utilize Arts education and provide real-life Arts experiences
  • Directed over 60 performances that included over 180 students during production
  • Monitored and remained current on local, regional, state, and national educational programming needs and trends, and compliant of public policies and innovative research
  • Maintained master calendar for all Arts events; scheduled school auditorium facility rentals; prepared for Arts related events; maintained related documentation
  • Served on the Atlanta Public Schools Dance Advisory Committee
  • Educational Trainer
  • Created and launched a high school dance program growing it to over 220 students
  • Systematically gathered and analyzed student progress data to improve instructional content and delivery methods; increasing test scores by 35%
  • Successfully managed dance department budget of over $30,000
  • Developed performance and academic requirements for student's eligibility to participate in dance company and dance team; recruiting top 15% from 300 applicants
  • Facilitated high school dance classes
  • Coached dance company and dance team including weekly performances in the fall and monthly performances in the spring
  • 1 of 5 dance teams selected from over 100 to perform at Georgia Basketball State
  • Championship
  • Customized curriculum with accommodations to address learning differences including web-based instruction via live and recorded webinars, chats, and discussions
  • Provided timely and actionable feedback to both students & parents resulting in student performance improvements.
Studio Manager, 10/2005 - 07/2017
Fanatics Inc Norman, OK,
  • Planned and executed over 250 successful dance studio performances for more than 1200 students of all ages
  • Organized over 25 outreach opportunities in the community to promote compassion and provide students and parents with volunteer opportunities
  • Led ticket sales for all studio performances resulting in an annual show revenue of over $50,000
  • Directed an intern program that included: training and mentoring interns, developing and overseeing intern job duties, monitoring relationship building and evaluating intern’s program success rate through an outcome evaluation plan
  • Increased studio’s social media presence by 50% growing the studio’s enrollment growing by 23%
  • Developed a summer program curriculum for preschool age students and students with special needs, additionally implemented by 25 staff members
  • Judged scholarship competitions and volunteered with city fundraisers to increase the studio’s presence in the community
  • Instructed dance classes such as: Creative Movement, Ballet, Tap, Hip Hop, Jazz,
  • Karina’s Class (Class designed for students with special needs.)
  • Created policies and procedures for company and delivered company-wide training to employees.
Educational Trainer, 08/2012 - 05/2016
  • Collaborated with 5 staff team members, community partners, and school representatives on the development and planning of various youth activities, curriculum, and resource identification
  • Directed over 20 performances that included over 250 students per performance
  • Set annual strategies to improve youth programs including: youth development and empowerment, mentoring partnerships, community outreach, school fundraising, and ensured consistency of approaches were aligned with Archdiocese of Atlanta core values
  • Designed and implemented successful plans for Arts program recruitment increasing school enrollment by 25%
  • Successfully managed department budget of $25,000
  • Created a high school-based dance curriculum covering 6 genres of dance (Ballet, Tap,
  • Jazz, Contemporary, Acrobatics and African dance).
  • Mentored new hires, resulting in stronger staff development and increased productivity.
Bachelor of Arts: Communications, Expected in
Prairie View A & M University - Prairie View, TX
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School Attended

  • Prairie View A & M University

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  • Program Director
  • Studio Manager
  • Educational Trainer


  • Bachelor of Arts

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