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Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
  • Home: (555) 432-1000
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Professional Summary

Driven Vice President exhibiting strength in innovative thinking and advanced problem solving. Management professional successful in developing, implementing and managing programs. Strong yet flexible leadership style that is adaptable to the changing demands of nonprofit and philanthropic sectors. Self-motivated, patient and reliable with excellent oral and written communication skills. Results-oriented Senior Manager dedicated to aligning agency targets and objectives with outcomes. 

  • Strategic thinker
  • Project management
  • Effective team leader
  • Self-starter
  • Public Speaking/Presenting
  • Meeting facilitation
  • Donor Cultivation
  • Supervisor/Mentor
  • Superb writer
  • Yoga and meditation educator
Work History
Vice President for Programs and Grants, 11/2007 to Current
State Of ArkansasParkin, AR,
  • Led a multidisciplinary program that served over 250 donor advisors and thousands of nonprofits working in Vermont with $13 - $15 million annually.
  • Supervised 6 program staff members.
  • Spearheaded 4 major departmental projects, including revamping the Foundation's discretionary grants program twice, re-energizing the Vermont Women's Fund work, and supporting a successful philanthropic response to Tropical Storm Irene that provided over $4 million in support to storm victims.
  • Streamlined and improved program operational processes by leading the move to a versatile on-line grants management system that processes over 500 applications annually.
  • Educated and advised some of the Foundation's most significant donor advisors about grantmaking strategies and Vermont's nonprofit sector.
Annual Fund Director, 02/2006 to 11/2007
OglebayWheeling, WV,
  • Led a 7 person department that raised over $2.1 million annually in private philanthropic dollars and $3.2 million in government funding for the organization.
  • ​Oversaw the operations of the development department supervising the work of the direct response manager, the development database manager, grants associate, and administrative support staff.
  • Ran the grants program securing private and government grants facilitating and executing all aspects of including researching prospects, cultivating funder relationships, preparing proposals and project budgets, and working closely with program and accounting staff to report on grant projects and budgets.
  • Collaborated with senior management staff providing information and insight on internal and external issues impacting grants for the organization.
  • Developed and managed Annual Fund and other campaign budgets.
  • Facilitated department work to develop strategic plans for donor and fund growth.

Grants Manager, 10/2002 to 02/2006
Planned Parenthood Of Northern New EnglandCity, ,
  • Managed the organization's grants program, both foundation and government grants including researching prospects, preparing proposals and budgets, meeting with funders, working with program staff to develop, monitor and report on workplans, projects, and budgets.
  • Oversaw annual audits by state and federal granting agencies.
  • Collaborated with senior management providing information and insight on internal and external issues affecting grants including current grant projects, long term planning, and prospects and trends in grantmaking.
  • Represented the organization at state federal grant director meetings in each state. Meetings addressed compliance, regulation changes, performance measurement, and funding methodology.
  • Supervised associate grant writer and administrative assistant to the department.
Interim Vice President of Development, 06/2000 to 2001
Planned Parenthood Of Northern New EnglandCity, STATE,
  • Acting director of Development department of 7 staff while the Vice President of Development was the Acting President/CEO.
  • Oversaw the work of the whole department including foundation grants, direct response, major gifts, events, annual workplan and budget preparation and conversion to a new fundraising software.
  • Collaborated with senior managers ensuring the overall functioning of the agency including developing the 2001 workplan and budget.  Facilitated work of board development and board resource development committees.
Foundation Grants and Direct Mail Manager, 06/1998 to 09/2002
Planned Parenthood Of Northern New EnglandCity, STATE,
  • Managed foundation grants program and direct response program to raise 55% of the $1.7 million annually in private philanthropy for the agency including creating annual calendar of grant applications and reports, developing projects, writing proposals, creating budgets, preparing and providing reports to funders and supervising assistant grant writer.

International Program Coordinator, 11/1994 to 06/1998
Planned Parenthood Of Northern New EnglandCity, STATE,
  • Coordinated all activities for small international program funded with private and federal funds and serving Uganda, Tanzania, Russia, and Ukraine including coordinating travel, securing funding, and presenting at national and international conferences.

200HR Yoga Alliance RYT: Yoga and Meditation, Expected in 2015
Asheville Yoga Center - Asheville, North Carolina
Vermont Leadership Institute: , Expected in Class of 2011
Snelling Center for Government - Williston, VT

Bachelor of Arts: Sociology/Anthropology, Expected in
Denison University - Granville, OH
Interests and Activities


  • August 2014 - current, yoga teacher, The Village Shala and Yarn and Yoga in Bristol, VT
  • Fall 2015-May 2016 Friends of the Five Town Schools, parent on self-organized committee to bring community voice to school culture challenges within the Addison Northeast Supervisory Union
  • August 2014 - August 2016 Mountain Health Center, a federally qualified health center, board member

Interests/Passions: yoga, meditation, travel, walking, hiking, kayaking, cooking, reading

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School Attended
  • Asheville Yoga Center
  • Snelling Center for Government
  • Denison University
Job Titles Held:
  • Vice President for Programs and Grants
  • Annual Fund Director
  • Grants Manager
  • Interim Vice President of Development
  • Foundation Grants and Direct Mail Manager
  • International Program Coordinator
  • 200HR Yoga Alliance RYT
  • Vermont Leadership Institute
  • Bachelor of Arts

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