Jessica Renee’ Lavoie, MPA
3110 Brookview Street Anchorage, AK 99504
(907) 947 – 8922
“The value of our lives is not determined by what we do for ourselves. The value of our lives is determined by what we do for others.” – Simon Sinek
- Abila Fr50
- Blackbaud – Convio
- CPR/First Aid
- Event Planning/Logistics
- Greater Giving
- Microsoft Office
- Mobile Bidding
- PADI MSDT #277883
- Relationship Building
- Volunteer Management
August 2006 - December 2010
Bachelors of Marine Biology at Alaska Pacific University
Minor in Environmental Science
August 2012 - December 2015
Masters of Public Administration at University of Alaska Anchorage
MPA – Public Management with emphasis in organizational theory
October 29 - Current
Pick.Click.Give. Program Manager at The Alaska Community Foundation
Responsibilities: The Pick.Click.Give. Program Manager coordinates and manages a high-profile, statewide campaign to grow and expand individual charitable giving in Alaska through donations made via the Permanent Fund Dividend application process. The goals of Pick.Click.Give. (PCG) are to grow both the number of individual donors in Alaska and the amount of donations, to raise the awareness of the power of philanthropy in our state, and to help the Alaska nonprofit sector improve its capacity to attract, steward and retain donors. It is anticipated that the PCG Program Manager will devote approximately 70% of their time to PCG and 30% of their time to helping The Alaska Community Foundation’s social media and grant making efforts.
November 9, 2015 - October 26, 2018
Community Engagement Director at Credit Union 1
Responsibilities: Rallying CU1 members and employees to fundraise for a number of different charities throughout the year. CU1’s focus areas include youth and education, health, and social services which encompasses hundreds of nonprofits doing amazing things in the community. In 2017, CU1 and its members raised and gave away over $315K for local charities like the Food Bank of Alaska, Best Beginnings and the Financial Reality Foundation. Work with senior management on corporate contribution requests, fundraiser requests, the #CU1LUV Community Fund, and our One for All Alaska Fund. This requires detailed tracking of previous year’s efforts, up to date, real time tracking of the current year’s efforts and building relationships with our current year’s nonprofit partners.
December 2011 - November 2015
Community Engagement Manager at National MS Society, Greater Northwest Chapter - Alaska
Responsibilities: Make valuable and important connections with other members of our community to help further our mission: a world free of MS. Major areas of this work include fundraising through major campaigns such as Walk MS and Bike MS, implementing new campaigns such as A Chocolate Affair as well as cultivate and steward individual donors. Other responsibilities included working directly with our Alaska Leadership Council and partnering with other organizations such as The Alaska Club and Alaska Neurology Center for services (example: educational programming to our MS Community).
August 2011 - August 2012
Companion Animals Department Manager at Petco
Responsibilities: Work with a group of talented young individuals to complete day to day care of animals, education potential pet parents, order supplies, coordinator and work with other departments as well as meet daily sales goals. Other areas of work included working with local shelters as a liaison for adoption days that were promoted in the store.
May 2010 - July 2011
Sales Associate & Training Coordinator at Dive Alaska, Inc.
Responsibilities: Engage customers and students in conversations about scuba diving as well as associated gear. Walk customers through gear purchases and answer questions. Coordinated training schedule and trained students as well as a PADI Scuba Instructor. Summer responsibilities include: deck handing on boat “Bottom Time” as well as transport customers to and from Seward, Alaska.
November 2008 - November 2011
Relief, Senior Supervisor MMMP at Alaska Pacific University Marine Mammal Monitoring Project (MMMP)
Responsibilities: Land based observation of Knik arm for Cook Inlet Belugas and other marine mammals, record sightings using a designated grid cell system an track marine mammals with a theodolite and Pythagryous. Supervisor responsibilities included verifying data sheets, organizing work schedules, entering data, reporting directly to the Port of Anchorage about sightings as well as construct monthly and annual reports of findings.