Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 (555) 432-1000,
Professional Summary
Passionate and committed executive known for strategic and innovative approach to organizational leadership. Willing to take calculated risks, pioneer new solutions and meet challenges with creativity and energy. Experienced in residential management, housing and program development, fundraising, and management for non-profit organizations. Skilled at team building and development of creative strategies for calculated growth.
Executive Summary Over 25 years' experience in: Residential Management and Development. Lead largest transitional living program for homeless youth in U.S. for 140 youth and Senior Citizen Residence for 60 residents as well as Youth Employment program for 1,300 youth. Well versed in translating missions and goals into operating plans with clear benchmarks and annual objectives. Development and grants management- Managed over 25 million dollars in grant portfolio for local and national initiatives that impact poor and disadvantaged populations. Raised over 25 million dollars in government and foundation grants in the areas of youth development, immigrants and homeless prevention. Developed comprehensive fundraising strategies involving government, foundations and corporations. Housing Development. Developed over 125 units of affordable housing for homeless youth in capital and operational fundraising campaign as well as leasing grants. Currently leading project to create 80 units of permanent, affordable housing for aging out youth.
Core Qualifications
  • Guest services
  • Inventory control procedures
  • Merchandising expertise
  • Loss prevention
  • Cash register operations
  • Product promotions
01/2006 to Current Property Manager First Realty Management | , ,
  • Father Richard Reder Apartments- Managed affordable housing facility for 60 Senior Citizens.
  • Supervised team of Superintendent, Maintenance worker and Social worker at facility.
  • Responsible for all HUD compliance issues including annual certification, rent collection, fire-safety and community integration.
01/1994 to 01/2005 Associate Development Director The University Of Kansas Hospital | , ,
  • In three years, secured 14 million dollars in government and foundation grants in the areas of youth development, immigration, and homeless services.
  • Lead development efforts to secure 1.3 million dollar in grant funds for Bloomberg Administration initiative to prevent family homelessness.
  • Developed 3 playgrounds in low-income communities.
to Associate Executive Director Brightview Senior Living | , ,
  • Promoted from CH International to run transitional living program (TLP) for 140 homeless young adults and develop permanent housing initiatives.
  • Managed a team of 40 staff and a budget of 4.5 million dollars.
  • Developed leadership training program, housing placement, housing and employment curriculum.
  • In 2014, HUD Continuum ranked CH TLP ranked in the top 2 out of 50 other NYC based TLP's.
  • Rankings based on occupancy, employment and stable housing placements.
  • Pioneered CHNY's first leasing program providing budgeted at $375,000 annually creating 27 units of affordable housing to young adults.
  • Leading agency effort to create 40 units of neighborhood based supportive housing in the Bronx.
  • Solicited support from HUD, HPD, Bronx Presidents Office and Community District 4 Leaders in pursuit of project.
  • Capital and operation grants including the Federal Dept.
  • of Health and Human Services, and HUD.
  • Covenant House International - Vice President Institutional Giving- Directly responsible for the development, management and implementation of institutional giving initiatives including housing and capital projects for Covenant House International.
  • Covenant House NJ- Development Director- Lead homeless youth capital campaign for permanent and transitional living housing as well as programmatic development initiatives through government, foundation and corporate fundraising Developed 90 units of housing for homeless youth.
  • Simultaneously raised over 10 million dollars in both capital and on-going operational support for 5 separate housing facilities.
  • Successfully prepared written response to proposals that yielded capital and operational funds from Federal, State and local funding sources.
  • Established site control, secured zoning clearances and developed program models for housing.
to Community Project Director | , ,
  • Partnered with parishes in Southeast Queens in community organizing endeavors.
  • Lead the creation of Catholics Building Community development organization consisted of five parishes and 50 community members addressed areas such as health care, employment, citizenship and ESL training.
Expected in Masters | Public Administration - Concentration-Management New York University, , GPA:
Public Administration - Concentration-Management
Expected in Bachelor of Arts | Political Economy Fordham University, , GPA:
Political Economy
Professional Affiliations
agency, Bloomberg, budget, fundraising, funds, government, grants, Health and Human Services, Leadership, leadership training, Director, Office, organizing, proposals, safety, San, written

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