Senior Policy Advisor resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
  • Home: (555) 432-1000
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Professional Profile
High-achieving professional possessing excellent communication, organizational and analytical capabilities. Devises innovative solutions to address local government policy and program challenges in areas of healthcare, social services, workforce development and juvenile justice.
  • Government policy and program development
  • Strong communication skills 
  • Public speaking
  • Speech writing
  • Community consensus building
  • Citizen engagement
  • Inter-governmental and legislative relation


  • Analytical thinker 
  • Creative problem solver
  • Detail oriented
  • Quick learner
  • Self motivated
  • Exceptional multi-tasker
  • Collaborator
  • Team player
Relevant Experience
  • Develop and write policy documents resulting in new or revised county and state initiatives and programs.

  • Analyze, brief and advise policy maker on  local, state and federal programs and policies  pertaining to  health and  human services, juvenile justice and workforce development matters. 

  • Represent elected official participating on multiple task forces and committees with responsibilities including: strategic planning, goal setting, monitoring and analyzing data, consensus building, policy/program roll out and budget monitoring.

  • Wrote multiple speeches for elected officials to deliver at public meetings, events and conferences.Present and speak at public meetings with professionals and community members to raise awareness on policy initiatives, obtaining feedback, prioritize needs and identifying creative solutions. 
Senior Policy Advisor, 02/2004 to Current
Department Of LaborWarrendale, PA,
Review, analyze, and advise Supervisor on health and human services, juvenile justice, workforce and housing related policy mattersResearch, draft, and propose new policy initiativesWork closely with county department heads to create and influence new policy initiativesWrite talking points and speeches on a variety of subjects for the SupervisorParticipate on advisory boards, policy meetings, and conferences representing the SupervisorGive reports on county issues at community meetingsOrganized and coordinated local eventsResolve constituent and community organization matters through collaboration with county departments
Community Representative, 11/1998 to 02/2004
Office Of State Senator Dede AlpertCity, STATE,
  • Research, draft, and advise Senator on legislative proposals

  • Review and consult Senator on ballot measures

  • Write talking points for Senator on topics including juvenile justice, youth development, foster care, child care, after school programs, and budget related items

  • Review, and analyze legislation and budget issues to compose bill summaries and updates to distribute to policy meetings

  • Participate on advisory boards, policy meetings, conferences representing the Senator on issues related to criminal justice, delinquent and dependent youth, housing, homeless, and drug & alcohol.

  • Organized and coordinated local events

  • Resolve constituent matters through collaboration with state agencies and state programs

  • Give reports on state issues at community meetings

  • Supervise, advise Masters of Social Work Intern, and office intern

Counselor and Supervisor, 05/1995 to 10/1998
Devereux Advanced Behavioral HealthCity, STATE,
  • Interact and counsel Severally Emotionally Disturbed youth

  • Create and maintain environment to meet emotional and physical needs of clients

  • Create and implement behavioral treatment plans and Independent Living Skills programs

  • Collect data and analyze client actions

  • Prepare reports for parents, and case workers on clients

  • Participate in crisis intervention and prevention techniques

  • Train staff on policy and procedure, direct supervision, and provide feedback to on-line staff.

  • Organize and manage office

  • Recreation planner for dorm activities


Bachelor of Arts: Psychology, Expected in
University of California Santa Barbara - Santa Barbara, CA

Research Assistant, Department of Developmental Psychology            January 1996 - June 1997

University of California at Santa Barbara

  • Responsibilities included, experimental design, data collection, and data entry.

  • Projects include analyzing and detailing relations between children and their parents.


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Resume Overview

School Attended

  • University of California Santa Barbara

Job Titles Held:

  • Senior Policy Advisor
  • Community Representative
  • Counselor and Supervisor


  • Bachelor of Arts

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