Jen Wofford helps organizations thrive. Jen offers campaign strategy and management skills, leads groups through strategic planning, produces events, coaches leaders, guides organizations through assessment, mapping and change initiatives. Jen offers an adaptive, agile leadership model for managing organizational change. Jen is an approved consultant for the Ford Foundations’ Organizational Mapping Tool for BUILD grantees, and is an associate consultant for the Management Assistance Group.
Jen works with organizations working for economic justice and social justice. Jen brings a unique skillset to organizational consulting, having spent over 18 years as a director and manager leading progressive state legislative and political campaigns, building unusual coalitions, working with labor unions, and organizing community events. As a campaign manager, Jen was known for her enthusiasm, energy and drive, good instincts, relational abilities, and bringing invigorating leadership to new initiatives. Jen works intuitively with an accurate sense of what approach or solution may be needed in a specific situation.
Jen has trained with the Rockwood Leadership Institute, the Strozzi Institute for embodied leadership, the Leadership Agility 360, Robert Gass’ Transformational Consulting program, and is a graduate of Georgetown University’s program on Organizational Consulting and Change Leadership. Jen is also trained in using organizational development models like Design Thinking, Peer Coaching, and Action Learning.
In addition to consulting, Jen has a passion for running campaigns for social and economic justice. In her spare time, she has built a large resistance mobilization, and is a leader at the state level. As a consultant, Jen has worked with organizations at the state and national level, with foundations, and with community and advocacy projects.
Most recently, Jen completed a six-month project working with 150 staff, the Director and senior leadership team of a large immigrant rights advocacy organization, assessing organizational growth, internal communication, and staff development needs, and recommending new approaches for a more engaged staff and effective organization.
Jen is a consultant for the Ford Foundation’s BUILD grantees where she facilitates and leads the Organizational Mapping Tool and assists groups with organizational strengthening.
Jen recently led the field campaign to Defend the Estate Tax for the Institute for Policy Studies’ Program on Inequality as part of the coalition campaign against the GOP / Trump tax cuts. She currently consults to the Institute for Policy Studies’ Program on Inequality in Massachusetts and Raise Up campaign.
Jen’s recent organizational consulting and Ford Foundation grantee clients include: