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Jessica Robinson Gemm

Jessica Robinson Gemm

Director of Talent

Jessica’s passion for making an impact has guided her through a nontraditional career path, enabling her to develop a breadth of skills in the nonprofit and policy arenas. Along the way, she learned some fast lessons about how fundraising should work, as well as a broader perspective on what it takes to build a great organization.

A few years into her career, Jessica was asked to launch and lead the human resources department at College Summit, an award-winning, fast-growing national organization, where she was able to combine her love of strategy and systems with her ability to understand and develop people. During this time, she created or revamped critical processes and used her recruiting skills to grow the staff from 35 to 110 over four years.

Jessica jumped further into talent and human resource work through her own nonprofit consulting company, with a particular focus on helping organizations find the best people and providing coaching to help them succeed. Her total recruiting numbers: nearly 200 hires, 1,000 interviews, and many thousands of résumés reviewed — while still finding time to run a few half-marathons (even at a very slow pace) and eat a lot of good food.

Now as the Director of Talent at For Impact, she is bringing her experience in organizational development and recruiting to clients in need of advice, coaching and hands-on help to make sure their teams can change the world.

Jessica is a Boston, Massachusetts, native, and after 15 years living in Chicago, Illinois; Washington, DC; and Boston, she and her husband, Mike, (also a For Impact coach!) now live in Colorado Springs, Colorado, with their sons, Nathaniel and Alexander. She is a graduate of the University of Chicago and of Georgetown University’s Leadership Coaching Certificate Program.

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