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Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
  • Home: (555) 432-1000
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Professional Summary

Highly motivated servant leader with a passion for seeing people of all ages experience God's character through challenge in community.


Visionary entrepreneur with proven ability to think strategically, plan meticulously, and unite others toward a common goal.

Work Experience
Youth Director, 01/2003 to
Res-Care, Inc.National City, CA,
  • Compiled curriculum and led a group of 20-25 High School & Jr.
  • High Students weekly.
  • Recruited youth outreach team and delegated specific tasks to utilize their strengths.
  • Planned and coordinated several major activities.
Manager, 06/2013 to Current
Gerdau Ameristeel CorporationMinot, ND,
  • Demonstrated ability to build relationships with both gatekeepers and decision makers.
  • Landed private sector clients in healthcare, manufacturing, and national restaurant chains.
  • Orchestrated cohesion between several decision makers on multimillion dollar RFPs.
Director, 07/2011 to Current
PanjivaVirtual, NJ,
  • Teaches four outdoor education courses each fall amounting to 16 academic credits.
  • Manages program logistics, $175K budget, and staff.
  • Coordinates research projects.
Active Member, 11/2006 to 06/2013
Colorado Christian UniversityOnline, CO,
  • Accepted leadership roles as elder and director of college student ministry.
  • Volunteered as preaching team member, nursery worker, fall festival facilitator, etc.
  • Envisioned, coordinated, and managed seminary student workday to renovate function room.
Resident Director, 09/2009 to 06/2011
Liberty UniversityLynchburg, VA,
  • Recognized and responded to student social, personal, psychological, and academic needs.
  • Planned and coordinated various social and educational hall programming events.
  • Upheld residence hall rules and regulations to promote a healthy living environment.
Student Project Coordinator, 09/2008 to 06/2011
Nazareth CollegeRochester, NY,
  • Challenged student groups to impact the campus and surrounding community positively.
  • Mentored and supervised student groups as they embraced meaningful community projects.
  • Oversaw completion of campus composting program, duck-box migration project, student radio station, sustainable agriculture awareness day, on-campus farmers market, etc.
Assistant Director, 09/2008 to 06/2011
Ralph LaurenMiami, FL,
  • A.J.
  • Gordon Scholar Program.
  • Established vision and provided accountability for Gordon College's premier student leaders.
  • Mentored first year scholars and helped each student construct a Personal Growth Plan.
  • Developed curriculum and created a manual to assist future leaders.
Sales Associate, 07/2005 to 06/2006
Honor Home CareStanford, CA,
  • Demonstrated ability to meet and exceed challenging sales goals.
  • Promoted to manage and train employees.
  • Led the office in sales revenue for 4 of my last 5 months at the company.
President, 08/2003 to 05/2004
Newell BrandsSeattle, WA,
  • Recognized and actively sought solution for problematic community relations issues.
  • Organized multiple community service projects with participation from over 200 students.
  • Trained and established future leadership, and program continues to operate today.
Team Leader, 01/1998 to 01/2000
Chick-fil-ACity, STATE,
  • Oversaw all operational positions of the Chick-fil-A restaurant team.
  • Delegated work, planned employee schedule, and calculated sales inventories/ food cost.
  • Increased company productivity by facilitating employee cohesiveness.
  • Completed Chick-fil-A University at both beginner and intermediate levels.
Education
: , Expected in 1 2013
University of New Hampshire - Durham, NH
GPA:
Alternative Perspectives on the Nature of Education, EDUC 705/805 (4 Credit Course) Students formulate, develop, and evaluate their own educational principles, standards, and priorities in light of alternative philosophies of education while considering contemporary issues.
PhD: Experiential Education and Leadership, Expected in 1 2013
University of New Hampshire - Durham, NH
GPA:
Experiential Education and Leadership
Foundations of Outdoor Education, OEI 240 (4 Credit Course) Philosophies and Theories of Outdoor Education and Leadership, OEI 243 (4 Credit Course) Expeditionary Training, OEI 343 (4 Credit Course) Humans, Nature and Human Nature, OEI 371 (4 Credit Course: , Expected in 1 2012
Gordon College - Wenham, MA
GPA:
: , Expected in 1 2012
University of New Hampshire - Durham, NH
GPA:
Alternative Perspectives on the Nature of Education, EDUC 705/805 (Taught 2 courses) Students formulate, develop, and evaluate their own educational principles, standards, and priorities in light of alternative philosophies of education while considering contemporary issues.
Foundations of Outdoor Education, OEI 240 (4 Credit Course) Philosophies and Theories of Outdoor Education and Leadership, OEI 243 (4 Credit Course) Expeditionary Training, OEI 343 (4 Credit Course) Humans, Nature and Human Nature, OEI 371 (4 Credit Course: , Expected in 1 2011
Gordon College - Wenham, MA
GPA:
Alternative Perspectives on the Nature of Education, EDUC 705/805 (4 Credit Course): , Expected in 1 2011
University of New Hampshire - Durham, NH
GPA:
Alternative Perspectives on the Nature of Education, EDUC 705
: , Expected in 1 2010
Gordon College - Wenham, MA
GPA:
Discovery Expedition, PED 015 (Taught this course 12 times in 8 semesters) Discovery uses adventure learning to promote social support, spiritual growth, personal discovery, character formation, and an appreciation of the natural environment. The course fosters personal development during the first-year transition into Gordon College.
Master of Divinity: , Expected in 1 2009
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary - South Hamilton, MA
GPA:
Created emphasis track in Experiential Education
BS: Business Administration Bible and Music, Expected in 1 2004
Bryan College - Dayton, TN
GPA: Graduated with honors
Business Administration Bible and Music Graduated with honors
Professional Affiliations
Accomplishments
  • June 2011-June 2013 Gordon College Wenham, MA Director, W.I.L.D.
  • Semester Managed staff, academic courses, and logistics for semester program with $250k budget Launched strategic marketing plan that attracted students from Wheaton, Calvin, and Baylor Planned and led 21-day wilderness expeditions in CA and CO, and numerous multi-day trips August 2006 - June 2011 La Vida Center for Outdoor Education Wenham, MA Adirondack Expedition Trip Guide Organized and led multiple 12-day college backpacking expeditions Executed decisions to promote group safety and effective risk management Mentored, discipled, and counseled students during the critical transition into college Adventure Camp Assistant Director Led intensive staff training covering hard skills, ropes facilitation, and processing methods Hosted workshops on GRABBSS, Experiential Learning Cycle, and Group Development Directed summer staff, providing vision, inspiration, and encouragement G.O.R.P.
  • Gordon Outdoor Recreation Project) Level 3 Rock Gym Certification Level 3 Ropes Course Certified Trainer Belay escape/ rescue Certified June 2008 - Present Project Adventure Beverly, MA Facilitator and Trainer Facilitated over 100 days of educational, recreational, and corporate ropes course programs Completed Advanced Skills and Standards (ASAS) Internal Certification Trained professional educators in adventure programming philosophy, theory, and practice August 2004 - May 2005 Wilderness Wheels MOROCCO, AFRICA Missionary/ Desert Guide/ Adventure Facilitator Led dirt bike tours through rural mountain and desert terrain Acquired Arabic as a second language Facilitated a wide variety of challenge initiatives and adventure experiences Developed and implemented a streamlined accounting system for Wilderness Wheels Initiated and organized evangelical youth group among expatriate community Selected Professional Lectures, Presentations, and Workshops How Student Leaders Experience Outdoor Orientation Trips." Conference presentation: Association for Experiential Education (AEE) Northeast Regional Conference, Beckett, MA, April 5, 2013.
  • Outdoor Orientation Program Trends." Conference presentation: Association for Outdoor Recreation and Education (AORE) Research Symposium, Snowbird, UT, November 6-10, 2012, with Dr.
  • Brent Bell.
  • Outdoor Education Immersion Semesters in Higher Education: Trends and Issues." Conference presentation: Association for Outdoor Recreation and Education (AORE), Snowbird, UT, November 6-10, 2012.
  • The Impact of Outdoor Orientation Trips on Student Leaders." Conference presentation: Outdoor Orientation Program Symposium preconference to the Association for Outdoor Recreation and Education (AORE) National conference, Snowbird, UT, November 6-10, 2012, with Dr.
  • Brent Bell.
  • Co-Convener of 2012 Outdoor Orientation Program Symposium preconference to the Association for Experiential Education (AEE) Northeast Regional Conference, Woodstock Valley, CT, April 12-15, 2012, with Dr.
  • Brent Bell.
  • Co-Convener of 2011 Outdoor Orientation Program Symposium preconference to the Association for Experiential Education (AEE) International Conference, Jacksonville, FL, November 3-6, 2011, with Dr.
  • Brent Bell.
  • Why Outdoor Orientation.
  • An overview of the benefits to institutions." Conference presentation: Outdoor Orientation Program Symposium preconference to the Association for Experiential Education (AEE) International Conference, Jacksonville, FL, November 3-6, 2011.
  • Developing leaders for outdoor orientation programs." Conference presentation: Outdoor Orientation Program Symposium preconference to the Association for Experiential Education (AEE) International Conference, Jacksonville, FL, November 3-6, 2011.
  • Spiritual growth opportunities within wilderness orientation trips." Conference Presentation: Christian Society for Kinesiology and Leisure Studies (CSKLS) Annual Conference, Branson, MO, June 9-11, 2011.
  • Co-Convener of 2011 Outdoor Orientation Program Symposium preconference to the Association for Experiential Education (AEE) Northeast Regional Conference, Beckett, MA, April 8-10, 2011, with Dr.
  • Brent Bell.
  • Investigating outcomes for peer leaders of outdoor orientation program trips." Conference presentation: Outdoor Orientation Program Symposium preconference to the First-Year Experience Conference, Atlanta, GA, February 5, 2011.
  • The philosophy and benefits of La Vida wilderness trips." Staff training workshop, Compass leadership development program, Wenham, MA, May 4, 2010.
  • The Lucifer Effect and wilderness orientation trips." Outdoor Leadership Training Seminar, Wenham, MA, April 28, 2010.
  • Impact on peer leaders of outdoor orientation program trips." Conference workshop: Outdoor Orientation Program Symposium, Nobleboro, ME, April 23, 2010.
  • Hahn and Outward Bound: exploring our purpose as outdoor educators." Guest Lecturer, OE 243 Philosophies and Theories of Outdoor Education and Leadership, Gordon College Outdoor Education Immersion Semester, Gloucester, MA, December 10, 2009.
  • Adapting your leadership style as groups move through Tuckman's stages of group development." La Vida Expedition Staff Training Session, Gordon College, May 14, 2008.
  • Making it look easy: Using GRABBSS to facilitate optimal group experiences." Gordon College La Vida Adventure Camp staff training workshop, Wenham, MA, April 9, 2008.
  • Understanding and utilizing the Experiential Learning Cycle." Gordon College La Vida Expedition Staff Training Workshop, Wenham, MA, June 18, 2007.
Publications
Claire, J.D. & Bell, B.J. (in progress). "Leadership development in college outdoor programs: perceived impact of autonomy and buy-in." currently preparing for publication Bell, B.J. & Claire, J.D. (2013). "Outdoor orientation trends at colleges and universities in the United States." Journal of Outdoor Recreation, Education, and Leadership. Bell, B.J., Gass, M.A., Nafziger, C.S, & Claire, J.D. (2014). "The state of knowledge of outdoor orientation programs: Current practices, research, and theory." Journal of Experiential Education, 37, 31-45.
Interests
August 2013-present Sojourn Community Church Louisville, KY Active Member Community group co-leader Served in connect ministry, S2 Sojourn kids ministry, and community outreach projects Accepted into and attended 9-month intensive Sojourn Pastor's School
Skills
academic, premier, budget, community relations, Credit, clients, Leadership, logistics, director, market, office, migration, natural, programming, radio, research, sales, vision
Additional Information
  • Community Service August 2013-present Sojourn Community Church Louisville, KY Active Member Community group co-leader Served in connect ministry, S2 Sojourn kids ministry, and community outreach projects Accepted into and attended 9-month intensive Sojourn Pastor's School

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School Attended

  • University of New Hampshire
  • University of New Hampshire
  • Gordon College
  • University of New Hampshire
  • Gordon College
  • University of New Hampshire
  • Gordon College
  • Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
  • Bryan College

Job Titles Held:

  • Youth Director
  • Manager
  • Director
  • Active Member
  • Resident Director
  • Student Project Coordinator
  • Assistant Director
  • Sales Associate
  • President
  • Team Leader

Degrees

  • PhD
  • Foundations of Outdoor Education, OEI 240 (4 Credit Course) Philosophies and Theories of Outdoor Education and Leadership, OEI 243 (4 Credit Course) Expeditionary Training, OEI 343 (4 Credit Course) Humans, Nature and Human Nature, OEI 371 (4 Credit Course
  • Foundations of Outdoor Education, OEI 240 (4 Credit Course) Philosophies and Theories of Outdoor Education and Leadership, OEI 243 (4 Credit Course) Expeditionary Training, OEI 343 (4 Credit Course) Humans, Nature and Human Nature, OEI 371 (4 Credit Course
  • Alternative Perspectives on the Nature of Education, EDUC 705/805 (4 Credit Course)
  • Master of Divinity
  • BS

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