Jimi Shaughnessy

Marines 1300 E-5, Active Duty

Stanford, CA

Years of Service: 7 years, November 2003 - July 2010


Experience

Program Manger, The Mission Continues,
September 2019 - Present

City Impact Manager, The Mission Continues,
July 2017 - September 2019

Administrative Assistant, Stanford University, Student Services Center, Office for Military Affiliated Communities.,
February 2016 - October 2017

Education

BA, Hunter College,
January 2011 - May 2013

Work Experience

Program Manger September 2019 - Present

The Mission Continues San Francisco Bay Area, CA, USA

  • Deliver content at eight-weekend conferences per year with 80-100 attendees
  • Work closely with other program managers to share best practices and programmatic learning that will benefit internal programs
  • Work closely with the Research and Evaluation team to develop appropriate outcomes and metrics for program success
  • Establish strategic direction and implemented in conjunction with organization strategic plan
  • Partner with the Learning and Development team to guide the program curriculum
  • Coordinate with multiple teams to tackle complex problems
  • Constantly demonstrate the fortitude to make difficult decisions while maintaining a focus on doing what’s right for our veterans
  • Identify and cultivate partnerships with community leaders and organizations to provide pathways for veterans’ continued service
  • Collaborate cross-functionally and develop strong partnerships with internal teams
  • Develop management systems to deliver against programmatic goals
  • Hire and manage a team of program Advisors

City Impact Manager July 2017 - September 2019

The Mission Continues San Francisco Bay Area, CA, USA

  • Identify and recruit volunteer leaders from the veteran community to lead local operations
  • Collaborate on stewarding and strengthen relationships with local corporate partners, foundations and individual donors to support city-based operations
  • Establish and track multiyear plans and annual objectives for each city
  • Research community needs and apply programming to meet these needs
  • Responsible for program operations in three cities
  • Developing and measuring the impact of The Mission Continues programs in The Bay Area and Sacramento.
  • Implemented veteran Eco-Therapy summit with Nat. Park Service
  • Reports to Executive Director of West Region to build relationships with veteran volunteers and nonprofit partners.
  • Selected to join the white paper draft of a new leadership program.

Administrative Assistant February 2016 - October 2017

Stanford University, Student Services Center, Office for Military Affiliated Communities. Stanford, California, USA

  • Front face for Veteran support and University resolution
  • Implemented best practices for operations
  • Increased veteran acceptance on campus
  • Partnered with companies and corporations outside of University to provide employment pathways for veterans
  • Developed relationships with university departments
  • Developed programming for student veterans.
  • Developed training for university staff
  • Coordinated with Veterans Benefits Administration on student veteran benefits enrollment to receive 1.7 million dollars in student funding.
  • Reports directly to the Director of The Office for Military-Affiliated Communities in Student Affairs at Stanford University.

Conservation Crew Leader May 2015 - September 2015

Northwest Youth Corps Corvallis, OR, USA

  • Enhanced confidence in donor support
  • Contributed to a culture of community responsibility and involvement. Engaged 20 youth with ideas of environmental stewardship and individual achievement.

Forestry Technician May 2014 - October 2014

Bureau of Land Management Klamath Falls, OR, USA

  • Trained 300+ National Guard members at the Yakima, WA National Guard Base for certification in Wildland fire suppression
  • Executed fire suppression tactics while forward deployed
  • Trained in use of nationwide Incident command System
  • Certified as a National Fire Fighter Type 2 (FFT2).
  • Responsible for suppression of wildfires and involvement in each step of the risk and hazard identification process. Part of a unit that was selected for federal training standards
  • Wildland Firefighter on newly established Veteran hand crew.

Assistant Department Manager December 2009 - July 2010

Marines | 1300 | E-5 | Camp Pendleton North, CA, USA

  • Served as the right-hand person to the Department Manager and supported the Manager by devising policies and strategies to ensure the completion of department goals.
  • Demonstrated sound critical reasoning skills when assessing situations, reaching conclusions, and making business decisions.
  • Engaged in 'ethical reasoning', when determining the right thing to do, even when no one was watching.

Assistant Business Operations Team Leader October 2006 - December 2009

Marines | 8151 | E-5 | Quantico, VA, USA

  • Provided 'purpose' behind all decisions and a stable point of reference from which to set outcomes, make plans, and issues tasks.
  • Effectively used strong communication and group problem- solving skills to remove obstacles and achieve team results.
  • Understands the big picture and was always able to translate the mission intent of senior leaders.
  • A leader role model who exhibited high standards, discipline and provided effective examples through personal actions.
  • Led from the front by remaining visible, involved, and fully engaged as the team executes the mission.
  • Managed daily operations to ensure that all operations are in full compliance with applicable guidelines, including safety and quality to remain within budget.

Lead Business Operations Specialist May 2006 - October 2006

Marines | 1300 | E-4 | Camp Lejeune, NC, USA

  • Advised the team leader on potential action scenarios and helped team members adapt appropriately to the team's competing demands and shifting priorities.
  • Ensured that team members operated in full compliance with applicable team guidelines, while achieving service, quality, cost, and time standards.
  • A junior leader role model who exhibited high standards, discipline and provided effective examples through personal actions.

Engineering Technician November 2003 - May 2006

Marines | 1300 | E-3 | Okinawa Japan

  • Recommended organizational engineering design plans/drawings for constructability and developed necessary construction plans and schedules.
  • Engaged in 'sound ethical reasoning', when determining the right thing to do, even when no one was watching.
  • Collaborated to keep the team leader and subordinates informed of the key issues facing the organization.
  • A junior leader role model who exhibited high standards, discipline and provided effective examples through personal actions.
  • Identified, contended for, allocated and managed resources to ensure mission accomplishment.

Top Skills

Skills Verified by Purepost

AWARDS

Navy & Marine Corps Overseas Service Ribbon

November 2010

Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal

July 2010

Marine Corps Security Guard Ribbon

November 2009

National Defense Service Medal

November 2006

Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal

November 2005

Sea Service Deployment Ribbon

November 2005

Sea Service Deployment Ribbon

November 2005

Navy & Marine Corps Overseas Service Ribbon

November 2005

Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal

November 2005

Korea Defense Service Medal

August 2005

Navy & Marine Corps Combat Action Ribbon

November 2004

Training and Certifications

EDUCATION

BA, Anthropology, Archaeology, Environmental Sciences

Hunter College, New York City, NY, USA

January 2011 - May 2013 , GPA: 3.0