Jessica Claire
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - -
Professional Summary

Community relations driven professional with over ten years of development and fundraising experience. Creative and collaborative leader with success in relationship cultivation and donor stewardship, team building and constituent engagement. Perceptive influencer with compassion and empathy looking to help children and families in Illinois and beyond.

  • Community engagement
  • Donor management
  • Campaign management
  • Stewardship development
  • Annual giving campaigns
  • Capital campaigns
  • Organization and Time management
  • Team Building
  • Planning and Coordination
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Multitasking and Prioritization
  • Courteous with Strong Service Mindset
  • Efficient and Detail-Oriented
  • Calm and Professional Under Pressure
  • Upbeat and Positive Personality
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Strong Analytical and Problem Solving Skills
  • Business Development
  • Establishing and Maintaining Relationships
  • Excellent Attention to Detail
Work History
08/2019 to Current
Vice President/Chair of Giving DuPage Days Monroe Health Services Monroe, WI,
  • Reestablished and led 2021 Giving DuPage Days Fundraising Committee raising $103,119 virtually in five days; managed team of two paid staff and 31 volunteers, developed strategic fundraising plan and event budget
  • Managed and engaged existing donor portfolio through strategic donor stewardship efforts including individual conversations resulting in successful monetary commitments, timed e-blast communications to master list, hosted two thirty minute zoom webinar engagements, all with purpose driven, team building inspirational messaging
  • Developed a team of motivated donors and volunteers raising over $36,000, supported board of directors and paid staff to raise over $14,000
  • Inspired past donor to match total raised resulting in $50,000 gift after event to double impact made by 470 individual donors and 31 fundraisers
  • Cultivated positive culture of energetic morale among team of peer-to peer-fundraisers and match donors increasing participation and funds raised
  • Established measurable standards and processes for duplicable future campaigns and expanded ongoing virtual fundraising plan for 2021; deepened existing relationships and built new fundraising team
07/2019 to 01/2021
Executive Director Snapchat San Francisco, CA,
  • Managed organization and Board of Directors, increased board involvement through active listening and relationship development, brainstorming sessions, in-person statewide meetings and successfully increased board attendance by virtual meetings during Covid-19 Pandemic;
  • Implemented board member development efforts and traveled state-wide meeting key influencers and future leaders to increase visibility, effectiveness of advocacy for organization's mission, expand team, identify and engage additional areas of support.
  • Planned and hosted public kick-off event launching organization, brand, and community initiatives among key influencers including state representatives, senators, county board members and other local and national leaders; over 100 people attended raising over $8,000 in extra funds;
11/2018 to 07/2019
Chief of Staff Illinois State Representative City, STATE,
  • Handled all constituent issues and cases with empathy, compassion, and organization; managed coordination between state departments and non-profit organizations to find solutions to complex problems for residents in need, businesses and community organizations
  • Built new and deepened existing relationships with constituents, community influencers, non-profits, and local organizations professionally representing elected official at community events including listening and speaking to groups from 5-350
  • Managed daily office needs and prioritized tasks to ensure projects were completed correctly and on time with help from team of interns and part-time staff
10/2017 to 11/2018
Regional Direcotr Illinois Gubernatorial Candidate City, STATE,
  • Hired, trained, inspired team of five field office managers, help interview and develop team of over 200 interns and volunteers who achieved measurable daily and weekly goal objectives leading state in consistent metrics
  • Initiated and grew relationships with stakeholders, community leaders, elected officials, candidates, and established coalition building in Suburban Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kendal and Will Counties by attending community events, empathizing with constituents, and learning about needs and concerns of residents
  • Advanced for state-wide elected officials and candidates at public and private events; coordinating all logistics; being perceptive to details and surroundings, accounted for public relations needs and adjusting in real time; maintaining public composure and professionalism
Expected in
Associate of Arts: Political Science
Benedictine University - Lisle, Illinois,

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School Attended

  • Benedictine University

Job Titles Held:

  • Vice President/Chair of Giving DuPage Days
  • Executive Director
  • Chief of Staff
  • Regional Direcotr


  • Associate of Arts

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