vp of intl development strategic initiatives resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Results-focused leader and fundraising professional with strength in business development and relationship management. Proactive leader with strengths in communication and collaboration. Proficient in working with high net worth families and individuals integrating giving and generosity conversations. Adept at managing concurrent objectives to promote efficiency and influence positive outcomes.

Skills & Accomplishments
  • 25 + years of Non-Profit Management, Fundraising & Development
  • Public Speaking, Coaching, and Mentoring
  • Founded and sold communications company called CommSource
  • Founded Field Development Dept for Young Life reducing area deficits from 40% to zero
  • Key role is spearheading and successfully completing a 402M Campaign for Young Life
  • Led and established The Table in 2022 which raised 94M for Young Life
  • Established the International Field Development Dept in 2022
VP of Intl Development & Strategic Initiatives, 10/2017 - Current
Great Wolf Lodge Templeton, MA,
  • Key role in developing and executing the 402 Million dollar mission wide Forward Campaign.
  • Implemented campaign management strategies including the establishment of an Executive Campaign Committee, case materials, timelines, board reports, and donor impact communications.
  • Recruited, trained, and coached 8+ full time Development Officers establishing goals that have led to double digit revenue growth for 5 consecutive years.
  • Conducted individual reviews to determine training needs and improve fundraising performance.
  • Created vision for and executed the establishment of the International Field Development team overseeing local fundraising outside the USA.
  • Executive Sponsor for leading the implementation of Salesforce into the organization.
Director of International Development, 09/2012 - 09/2017
Fort Transfer Bridgeport, WV,
  • Directed all fundraising activity for International Young Life.
  • Hired, trained, and supervised development staff and evaluated performance and results.
  • Managed development of materials to be presented to prospective donors.
  • Worked directly with major donors, cultivating relationships and securing gifts.
Divisional Campaign Director, 12/2009 - 09/2012
Transperfect Philadelphia, PA,
  • Campaign Director for the Reaching a World of Kids Campaign successfully raising $28M.
  • Organized plan for all donors and prospects for each caller within the International South Division.
  • Coached Regional Directors on how to make calls & solicitations.
  • Trained Country Directors and indigenous staff around the world in basic fundraising.
International Field Development Director, 08/2008 - 12/2009
Young Life City, STATE,
  • Developed fundraising materials and training curriculum for stateside staff deploying internationally.
  • Coached each staff person through the fundraising process until deployment.
Director of Development Operations, 12/2007 - 08/2008
Young Life City, STATE,
  • Managed the top 100 donors, creating a structure aimed to understand donors interests, maximize exposure strategies, and connect the mission leadership to these donors on a consistent basis.
  • Built business model and case presentation tools for mission wide initiatives and brought structure to what would become the Reaching a World of Kids Campaign.
  • Oversaw day-to-day operations of the development department, including oversight of Grants and Foundations and Field Development teams.
National Field Development Director, 09/2004 - 12/2007
Young Life City, STATE,
  • Developed tools such as Cash Flow and the online Priority Prospect List that are now used by every area and region in the mission.
  • Collaborated with Vice Presidents and Regional Directors to set up fundraising training curriculum that we implemented to shift culture and mindset of the mission towards fundraising.
  • Established management metrics for Regional Directors to manage areas financial activity and status.
  • Hired and oversaw team of field development staff that implemented healthy fundraising strategies in local areas.
Regional Field Development Director, 09/2002 - 09/2004
Young Life City, STATE,
  • Established management and metrics for overseeing every area in the region’s financial activity and status.
  • Oversaw regional development team and board.
  • Oversaw and executed all Taking Donors Seriously trainings in the region with staff and committee.
  • Implemented standardized tools and resources for areas to manage fundraising.
Area & Metro Director, 08/1998 - 09/2002
Young Life City, STATE,
  • Led the area, staff, leaders, and supporters spiritually in an effort to rally the community to care about disinterested teenagers.
  • Recruited, trained, and lead volunteer leaders to reach lost teens.
  • Worked with a volunteer team to raise the funds needed to fuel the local area.
  • Directly led a club ministry at a local high schools doing contact work, club, campaigners, and taking kids to camp.
  • Participated in summer camp month long assignments doing the programming, speaking and managing of these camps.
Owner, 11/1997 - 08/1998
CommSource Communications City, STATE,
  • Founded this telecommunications consulting company
  • Developed a marketing and sales structure
  • Directed selling and client relations.
Sales Associate, 06/1997 - 03/1998
MetroNet Communications City, STATE,
  • Sold phone lines by cold calling clients
  • Door to door sales
  • Worked with small business owners as well as medium sized companies.
Education and Training
Bachelor's Program: Business Administration and Marketing, Expected in 01/1997
University of Oregon - ,
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School Attended

  • University of Oregon

Job Titles Held:

  • VP of Intl Development & Strategic Initiatives
  • Director of International Development
  • Divisional Campaign Director
  • International Field Development Director
  • Director of Development Operations
  • National Field Development Director
  • Regional Field Development Director
  • Area & Metro Director
  • Owner
  • Sales Associate


  • Bachelor's Program

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