senior program officer resume example with 19+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
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Professional Summary

Most recently worked at Seattle Foundation as a Senior Program Officer. Recent work entailed overseeing innovative philanthropic partnerships, being a strong community liaison and expertise in designing bold, visionary funding initiatives for Black, Indigenous, people of color (BIPOC) communities. My goal is to provide high-level innovative strategies for redistributing wealth.

  • Community partnerships expert and trust-based philanthropy practitioner
  • Budget oversight, reviewing nonprofit financials
  • Piloting innovating investment strategies to achieve racially equitable outcomes for Black, Indigenous and people of color (BIPOC) communities
  • Providing high level executive leadership to community driven philanthropic initiatives.
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion leadership and measurement of progress toward internal and external goals
  • Deep knowledge of cross-sector nonprofit and behavioral health landscape in Washington State
  • MS Office Suite, Grants Edge, Adobe Suite, Foundant, Wordpress
  • Executive level cross-team collaboration and communication
  • Excellent cohort management and facilitation
  • Philanthropic mentoring, hiring, management and consulting.
Work History
01/2017 to 01/2023
Senior Program Officer Citigroup Inc. , ,
  • Served as Senior Program Officer responsible for designing and leading grantmaking initiatives and funder collaboratives on behalf of foundation.
  • Designer and architect of REPAIR (Racially Equitable Philanthropy Aimed at Initiating Reparations) a 5 year, $25 million commitment to the Black community of Greater Seattle.
  • Recently maintained a portfolio of over 100 grantee organizations and directly managed annual grants distribution of $20 million.
  • Served as primary contact for the Trueblood Diversion Program and distributing nearly $60 million to behavioral health organizations while managing government relationships, overseeing complex data collection, legal compliance and contract management.
  • Managed multiple cohorts of grantees across programs including scheduling, facilitation and providing 1 on 1 coaching support as needed.
  • Served in a leadership role on our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council and Black Staff Caucus co-designing and implementing measurable, achievable strategies to help Seattle Foundation maintain it's commitment to racial equity.
  • Brokered strategic, cross-sector partnerships between, City, County and philanthropic organizations to drive scalable multi-year funding pathways for non-profits.
10/2014 to 10/2019
Music and Arts Reporter MUSEUM OF POP CULTURE (MoPOP) , ,
  • Leveraged deep contacts throughout arts community to write engaging editorials, profiles and cover stories for print and online editions of the magazine.
  • Wrote with specific focus covering emerging artists and change-makers creating a positive impact in their communities throughout Seattle.
  • Increased readership of web content by 20%.
05/2014 to 06/2019
  • Directly advised Seattle Office of Arts & Culture on Mayoral initiatives related to arts education.
  • Recommended and approved grants spending for over 100 organizations annually.
  • Programmed City of Music Career Day which has served over 1,500 high school and college-aged job seekers looking for careers in the music and arts field.
  • Worked behind the scenes developing and implementing strategic arts partnerships between city, school, non-profit and private interests groups to deliver high impact programming for youth and families in the Greater Seattle area.
  • Coordinated and administered the City of Music Internship Program, a unique student fellowship allowing youth to intern at Seattle Theater Group, Napster, Sub Pop Records and MoPOP.
03/2012 to 01/2017
Manager, Youth Programs + Community Outreach CITY ARTS MAGAZINE , ,
  • Created and co-designed The Residency program for underserved youth in partnership with Arts Corps and Grammy award winning artists Macklemore & Ryan Lewis.
  • Directly managed and coordinated all MoPOP youth programs, summer camps, Black History Month programming and facilitated museum's Youth Advisory Board.
  • Co-led our racial equity change team internally.
  • Worked cross-departmentally on $10 million endowment campaign leveraging innovative public programs I created and managed.
  • Responsible for establishing and managing strategic partnerships with organizations broadly across all disciplines including large institutions to smaller cultural-specific non-profits.
  • Managed budgets, controlled costs, optimized spending and drafted contracts with over 25 community partners annually and worked on grant reporting for external funders.
2003 to 2012
Music Editor/Columnist/Arts and Music Reporter Multiple Print And Online Publications , ,
  • Wrote breaking news and in depth stories covering city affairs and arts and culture for Metro Detroit as a trusted reporter for the city's largest weekly newspaper.
  • Launched and oversaw music and entertainment blog for South Florida's largest alternative newsweekly.
  • Wrote an award-winning weekly music column, award-winning cover stories and traveled internationally for reporting as staff Music Editor.
  • Established deep relationships in the Seattle music and arts community serving as the paper's Music Editor..
  • Worked as part of a transition team for a start-up news blog and largely expanded its arts coverage via in-depth reporting throughout Seattle.
Expected in 05/2003 to to
Bachelor of Arts:
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor - Ann Arbor, MI
  • Coursework in community development and international studies.
  • Extensive service learning throughout Central and South America.
Expected in 08/2017 to to
Certificate, Accelerating Social Transformation: Innovative Social Impact, Philanthropy
University of Washington, Evans School - Seattle,
  • Focus on innovative social impact strategies at the intersection of technology and philanthropy
  • Cross-sector partnership development addressing global health, digital literacy, NGOs and collaborative community-driven solutions
Expected in 11/2019 to to
Certificate, Community, Equity And Sustainability:
The Funders Network PLACES Fellowship - Coral Gables, FL,
  • Collaborative grantmaking and community engagement to increase equity in philanthropy
  • Influencing the field and encouraging change in culture and equitable practices through leadership and action

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School Attended

  • University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
  • University of Washington, Evans School
  • The Funders Network PLACES Fellowship

Job Titles Held:

  • Senior Program Officer
  • Music and Arts Reporter
  • Arts Commissioner
  • Manager, Youth Programs + Community Outreach
  • Music Editor/Columnist/Arts and Music Reporter


  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Certificate, Accelerating Social Transformation
  • Certificate, Community, Equity And Sustainability

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