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

Community relations driven professional with over ten years of communication and development experience. Creative and collaborative leader with success in marketing and constituent engagement, relationship cultivation and stewardship. Perceptive influencer with compassion and empathy looking to help better the lives of Illinois constituents.

  • Community Engagement and Outreach
  • Government Relations
  • Media Relations
  • Authentic Communicator
  • Social Media Development
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Project Management
  • Executive Leadership
  • Strategic Planning and Execution
  • Public Speaking
  • Professional Representation
  • Board Oversight
  • Judgement and Decision Making
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Leadership and People Development
Work History
08/2019 to Current
Vice President/ Fundraising Committee Chair Century Park Associates Salem, OR,
  • Creates promotional materials, e-blast correspondence, personal communication solicitations, storytelling, and shareable social media content to increase organization's reach and brand awareness in community.
  • Developed marketing and strategic plan, budget and event calendar for virtual 2021 Giving DuPage Days' annual fundraising event, raising over $100,000 in five days through e-blast communication, social media, direct donor stewardship and relationship building, motivating team of paid staff and volunteers, and virtual correspondence with influencers in community resulting in 470 residents to donate and 90 individuals to give more than once; including communications that inspired $50,000 gift by motivated donor
  • Implemented unique ways to virtually establish community participation by creating engaging videos, hosting two public Zoom Webinars to motivate community, donors and volunteers as well as prepare philanthropy team; oversaw all planning including script development, agenda and logistical planning, marketing promotions, and presentation decks.
01/2020 to 01/2021
Executive Director Amazon.Com, Inc. Hilliard, OH,
  • Coordinated and conducted media interviews, managed media relationships with local cable stations and print news, and developed and executed organization's communications strategy
  • Developed Emergency Virtual Communications Initiative to quickly disseminate information to citizens on Covid-19 needs and resources including unemployment updates and important links, food bank locations and grocery store shopping hours for seniors, public updates from information distributed by governor, and other correspondence to keep residents informed through p2p text messaging services, videos, emails and social media
  • Created and executed messaging to increase constituent support for people and issues which included writing and editing press releases and op-eds both proactively and reactively, sharable social media content, e-blasts, videos and scripting robocalls
  • Built trust and relationships in community with constituents and key influencers through active and empathetic listening, following through on timely communications, with professionalism, positivity and energetic attitude
11/2018 to 07/2019
Chief of Staff Davita Charlotte, NC,
  • Orchestrated and managed all community engagement and district events including town halls, summer reading program, open houses, community mobile office hours, senior fairs, Shred-it events, job, health and senior fairs, and created event marketing and communications plans connecting with over 3,000 residents
  • Served as Spokesperson for Representative at events in residential and business communities which included public speaking, growing and nurturing relationships
  • Handled all constituent issues and cases with organization, empathy and compassion; managed coordination between state departments and non-profit organizations to find solutions to complex problems for residents, businesses and community organizations
10/2017 to 11/2018
Regional Director Illinois Gubernatorial Campaign City, STATE,
  • Initiated and grew political relationships with stakeholders, community leaders, elected officials, candidates, and coalition building in Suburban Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kendal and Will Counties by attending community events, empathizing with members, and learning about needs and concerns of residents
  • Represented campaign initiatives and brand at over 30 meetings each month including 22 townships, chamber of commerce meetings, businesses and professional groups, college and high school clubs, and various community organization events with audiences of 5-350
  • Expanded social media content for campaign showing diverse and energetic community support in five suburban counties
  • Advanced for state-wide elected officials and candidates at public and private events; coordinating all logistics; being perceptive and detail oriented, accounting for public relations needs and adjusting in real time; maintaining public composure and professionalism
Expected in
Bachelor of Arts: Political Science
Benedictine University - Lisle, Illinois,

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