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clare@clareherbert.

com Third Level Education:


20052008

Clare Herbert

www.clareherbert.com

National University of Ireland, Maynooth B.A. Hons. Arts (English, History & Politics) Second Class Honours (2.1) Graduate, Suas Global Issues Course 2006 NUI, Maynooth Entrance Scholarship Awardee 2005 Additional training in leadership development, group facilitation & coaching.

Relevant Employment:
October 2011- May 2012

Responsibilities: Manage application process to the Arthur Guinness Fund, valued at 2.5 million. Organisation and management of workshops and training to support the project. Host and manage the interview process involving 34 high profile interviewers and 22 candidates. Manage stakeholder relationships, including liaising between Social Entrepreneurs Ireland and Diageo. Tracking and review of key milestones. Key Achievements: - 10 innovative social entrepreneurs were selected from across Ireland, working to create social good through entrepreneurship. - Successfully recruited an appropriate Northern Ireland based project, which will encourage the development of a socially entrepreneurial ecosystem in Northern Ireland. - Delivered the project 4 weeks ahead of schedule. - Completed a comprehensive project review and developed an overview for use during future funding cycles. - Maintained consistently high application standards ensuring that the projects were rewarded for innovation, scalability and reach. - Recruited and coordinated 135 Diageo employees to work as reviewers throughout the funding process. - Strengthened the working relationship between senior management in both Social Entrepreneurs Ireland and Diageo. January 2011- September 2011 Suas Educational Development, Development Education Manager, Kolkata, India Responsibilities: ensuring the health, safety & security of 41 Volunteers for 10 weeks in Kolkata; design, delivery and management of Global Perspectives Development Education Programme; management of overseas budget; ongoing support and coaching to Volunteer teams; stakeholder management. Key Achievements: - Developed key working relationships with 9 Indian NGOs, and sector workers based in Kolkata. - Delivered 10 week overseas Global Perspectives Week, including seminars, debates and field trips attended by 98% Volunteers. - Tailored weekly development education sessions to meet the needs of individuals and volunteer teams. - Maintained positive health, safety & security record - Overwhelmingly positive evaluations of the Global Perspectives with volunteers reporting a better understanding of complex issues, increased motivation and a desire to continue acting on social issues postplacement. September 2009-May 2011 Irish Aid Volunteering & Information Centre, Development Education Project Manager

Social Entrepreneurs Ireland, Arthur Guinness Fund Project Manager

Responsibilities: Design & delivery of development education programs; ongoing evaluation and improvement of development education programs; advise and encourage teachers to continue development education in the classroom; stakeholder management; budgetary management; represent Irish Aid at public events. Key Achievements: - Recruited and retained 5 high-calibre development education facilitators to the Irish Aid Centre. - Increased participation of schools in Irish Aid programs, despite decreasing school budgets. - Design and facilitate comprehensive training program for use with incoming development education facilitators. - Standardize procedures for distribution of development education resources. - Designed and delivered creative workshop for children, including dance, drumming and musical instruments workshop.

Summer 2009

Washington Ireland Program, Washington DC, Manager

Responsibilities: Managed a 6-month programme of leadership training and public service for 38 interns from Ireland, Northern Ireland and South Africa in Washington D.C.; Organised weekly leadership development program; communications strategy including newsletters, website and social media; events management; Mentored the Program interns in professional development, speech writing and public service; Managed comprehensive orientation and reentry programs in Belfast and Dublin.; Assist in the ongoing marketing, recruitment and strategic development of the program; stakeholder management. Key Achievements: - Developed leadership program to include guest speakers, public service opportunities and facilitation of skills development workshops (networking, public speaking, professional development). - Designed new communications materials, including management of website design process and the development of newsletter templates for use with 250 key program supporters. - Expanded the Programs membership through press outreach and personal networking. - Co-organised the Programs 15th year celebrations attended by her excellency Mary McAleese, President of Ireland. - Arranged for program interns to be interviewed by then RTE Washington Correspondent, Charlie Bird. - Advise in ongoing strategic development of the program, including managing relationships with funders and university partners. Summer 2008 Office of Senator Chris Dodd, United States Senate, Legislative Intern

Responsibilities: Preparation of policy documents for senior senate staff on international affairs. Attended Senate Committee and Staff Briefing hearings on a variety on topical issues. Reported on congressional hearings, conducted independent research and replied to constituent queries. Provided general administrative support to a busy office of 60 staff. Gave historical tours of the U.S. Capitol building and Senate Chamber. Key Policy Areas: - Responsible for the preparation of memos for the Senator on Guantanamo Bay, US/Afghan Relations, democracy in Bolivia, PEPFAR (Presidents Emergency Plan for AIDS relief) and International Development aid. - Performed constituent outreach on the China/Tibet conflict, the Iraq war, child trafficking, the Zimbabwean election and funding for Parkinsons disease.

Freelance Journalist:
Print: Hot Press Magazine: (Jan-May 2009) Researcher for Hot Press Year Book. Managing the work of interns. College Times Education correspondent, 2006-7 Daily Ireland: (June-August 2005) Editorial Intern, The Irish Times column, printed 21/11/06, The Sunday Times General Election coverage 2007. Television: Questions and Answers, Prime Time, The Caf. Radio: The Gerry Ryan Show, Newstalk Consultancy: Prepared a comprehensive policy paper on The Lisbon Treaty. Developed development education resource on Child Labour for use in 200 primary schools across Ireland and the UK for The Hope Foundation. Speaking Engagements: Online Journalism Conference, Malaysia (8/10), Irish League of Credit Union conference (2/08), State Examinations Commission conference (12/07), Media Moves conference (6/07)

Awards & Achievements:


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Volunteer, Health program, Kalomo, Zambia. Assisted in the delivery of food, blankets and basic medicines to rural communities. Installed new computers and trained local people in basic computer skills. Founding Board Member of award-winning youth media & social activism charity, Spunout.ie. Assisted in the development of systems and structures in the organisation, particularly in relation to youth leadership. Award winning writer with EU Commission Th!nk project on international development. Former Advisor to National Youth Council of Ireland, Headstrong & Futures Ireland. Irish Delegate to European Youth Media Days (2008) Short Film maker, A Mary Tale shown on RTE 2006

Other Interests:
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Travel : Travelled extensively, including several months living in India, Zambia, Washington DC, France & Belfast. Ongoing Education: Voracious reader of mostly non-fiction, particularly personal development, entrepreneurship, current affairs, development and politics. References on request.