vice president for grants and impact investing resume example with 16+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Professional Summary

Enthusiastic Vice President, with over 10 years of experience, eager to contribute to team success through hard work, attention to detail and excellent organizational skills. Clear understanding of grant processes and strategy development with training in nonprofit management. Motivated to learn, grow and excel in the philanthropic arena.

  • Relationship building and retention
  • Policy and Procedure Development
  • Performance Metrics Analysis
  • Staff Management
  • Program oversight
  • Team building
  • Presentation development
Work History
Vice President for Grants and Impact Investing, 06/2016 to Current
Point32health, IncQuincy, MA,

Work with the Foundation President and CEO, VP for Administration, VP for Engagement and the Foundation's Board of Directors to provide overall direction for Foundation's grants and impact investing activities.

  • Supervise and guide the Foundation's Program Staff in the development and implementation of grant making and impact investing strategies for 7 Program areas.
  • Develop, in conjunction with Program Staff, strategic partnerships that further the mission of the Foundation.
  • Chair the Foundation's Program Committee which reviews grant applications, PRI requests and letters of inquiry.
  • Review and approve grant and PRI recommendations made by Program Staff for presentation to CEO and Board of Directors.
  • Develop agenda and coordinate programming presented at bi-annual board meetings.
  • Establish a Theory of Change process to take all program areas through and assess their relevance to wider community impact.
  • Participate in continuous improvement by generating suggestions, engaging in problem-solving activities to support teamwork.
Vice President Of Programs and Partnerships, 06/2012 to 06/2016
AaasWashington, DC,

Worked directly with Foundation President/CEO and the Board of Directors to provide overall direction for programming and partnership activities.

  • Supervised and guided the Foundation's Program Staff in the development and implementation of grant making strategies across program areas.
  • Developed strategic partnerships to further the mission.
  • Chaired Program Committee which reviewed grant applications and letters of inquiry.
  • Reviewed and approved recommendations made by program staff for presentations to CEO and Board of Directors.
  • Worked with CEO on community issues and represented the Foundation in community matters.
Program Officer, 06/2007 to 06/2012
Helen Bader FoundationCity, STATE,

Participated in funding, networking and research efforts dealing with Youth Development, Arts and Directed Grants program areas.

  • Assisted applicants and grantees with application process.
  • Reviewed and assessed solicited and unsolicited inquiries and proposals.
  • Prepared and presented written proposal summaries with recommendations to Board of Directors.
  • Monitored and supported grantees’ project implementation through site visits and review of progress and financial reports, to assist in their success in achieving key objectives.
  • Maintained personal relationships and contact with grantees and relations with other foundations, including convening meetings of grantees and other relevant parties on topics related to the Foundation’s interests.
  • Initiated, developed and/or maintained projects in cooperation with nonprofit organizations, government agencies, or collaborations with shared interests to the Foundation’s mission.
  • Conducted research to identify and evaluate potential grantees.
Program Associate, 06/2004 to 05/2007
Helen Bader FoundationCity, STATE,

Conducted research, grant reviews and assisted with program and focus area assessments. Assisted with major Foundation initiatives.

  • Program Area oversight of Bader family board members grant portfolios.
  • Responsible for processing annual dues write-ups as well as community initiatives.
  • Served as liaison to Hispanics in Philanthropy, Milwaukee Latino led initiative.
  • Served as liaison to Nonprofit Management Fund, to strengthen small to medium sized nonprofits.
  • Responsible for monitoring and closing out Education grants reports.
  • Responsible for completing preliminary reviews for Economic Development and Alzheimer’s program area reports.
  • Organized events for Alzheimer’s program area and invited appropriate guests and speakers.
MBA: , Expected in 12/2013 to Alverno College - Milwaukee, WI
Bachelor of Science: Organization And Leadership, Expected in 05/2000 to Marquette University - Milwaukee, WI

Currently serve on the following nonprofit boards:

  • Mission Investors Exchange
  • Latino Arts, Inc.
  • Islands of Brilliance

Certificate from The National Development Council on the completion of the Economic Development Finance Overview Course, June 2020

Professional certificate in Nonprofit Management from University of Milwaukee Wisconsin, School of Continuing Education, August 2005

Native or Bilingual

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School Attended

  • Alverno College
  • Marquette University

Job Titles Held:

  • Vice President for Grants and Impact Investing
  • Vice President Of Programs and Partnerships
  • Program Officer
  • Program Associate


  • MBA
  • Bachelor of Science

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