Jimi Shaughnessy

Washington D.C., DC

Marines 1300 E-5

7 years, November 2003 - July 2010


Experience

Business Unit Operations Manager, Purepost Inc.,
April 2021 - Present

Manager-Program Management, The Mission Continues,
July 2017 - December 2020

Program Manager , The Mission Continues,
September 2019 - December 2020

Education

Masters, George Washington University ,
June 2021 - June 2023

Work Experience

Business Unit Operations Manager April 2021 - Present

Purepost Inc. Washington, D.C., USA

  • Managed the organization's 'Decision and Execution Cycle', the crucial management process designed to synchronize the organization's current and future operations.
  • Provided direct oversight of all operational functions of the organization to include staff development, operations and plans, and organizational development and modernization.
  • Ensured that all business operations were planned, prepared, and executed in a cost-effective manner and delivered on time in accordance to customer specifications and quality requirements.
  • Planned, scheduled, reviewed, and approved the workload to ensure production output, quality, and on time delivery goals were achieved in a cost-effective manner.

Manager-Program Management July 2017 - December 2020

The Mission Continues Washington, DC, USA

  • Planned the delivery of the overall program and its activities in accordance with the mission, the goals, and strategic direction of the organization.
  • Effectively used strong communication and group problem- solving skills to remove obstacles and achieve team results.
  • Led managed the program staff by providing vision, direction, input and feedback.
  • Engaged in 'ethical reasoning', when determining the right thing to do, even when no one was watching.
  • Organized and staffed the program to ensure that activities operated within the policies and procedures, and complied with all relevant legislation and professional standards.
  • Controlled the program to ensure that it operated within the approved budget.
  • Demonstrated sound critical reasoning skills when assessing situations, reaching conclusions, and making decisions.

Program Manager September 2019 - December 2020

The Mission Continues Washington, D.C., USA

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

City Impact Manager July 2017 - September 2019

The Mission Continues San Francisco Bay Area, CA, USA

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

Administrative Assistant February 2016 - October 2017

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

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

Conservation Crew Leader May 2015 - September 2015

Northwest Youth Corps Corvallis, OR, USA

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

Forestry Technician May 2014 - October 2014

Bureau of Land Management Klamath Falls, OR, USA

  • Wildland Firefighter on newly established Veteran hand crew.
  • 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
  • Certified as a National Fire Fighter Type 2 (FFT2).
  • Trained in use of nationwide Incident command System
  • Executed fire suppression tactics while forward deployed
  • Trained 300+ National Guard members at the Yakima, WA National Guard Base for certification in Wildland fire suppression

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.
  • Engaged in 'ethical reasoning', when determining the right thing to do, even when no one was watching.
  • Demonstrated sound critical reasoning skills when assessing situations, reaching conclusions, and making business decisions.

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.
  • Led from the front by remaining visible, involved, and fully engaged as the team executes the mission.
  • 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.
  • 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

  • Ensured that team members operated in full compliance with applicable team guidelines, while achieving service, quality, cost, and time standards.
  • Advised the team leader on potential action scenarios and helped team members adapt appropriately to the team's competing demands and shifting priorities.
  • 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

  • Identified, contended for, allocated and managed resources to ensure mission accomplishment.
  • Engaged in 'sound ethical reasoning', when determining the right thing to do, even when no one was watching.
  • Recommended organizational engineering design plans/drawings for constructability and developed necessary construction plans and schedules.
  • 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.

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

Navy & Marine Corps Overseas Service Ribbon

November 2005

Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal

November 2005

Sea Service Deployment Ribbon

November 2005

Korea Defense Service Medal

August 2005

Navy & Marine Corps Combat Action Ribbon

November 2004

EDUCATION

Masters, Sustainable Urban Planning

George Washington University , Arlington, VA, USA

June 2021 - June 2023

BA, Anthropology, Archaeology, Environmental Sciences

Hunter College, New York City, NY, USA

January 2011 - May 2013 , GPA: 3.0