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Beth Massa is a program manager at Jobs for the Future. A member of the JFFLabs Social Impact Acceleration practice team, she helps develop market scans and other thought leadership products.

Her skills and areas of expertise include:

  • Program development and management
  • Providing equity and access to all workers and learners
  • Career development and navigation
  • Navigating community college systems
  • Public-private partnership facilitation
  • Stakeholder management and engagement

Before joining JFF, Beth was a transition navigator at the California Conservation Corps. In that role, she built partnerships with community organizations, service providers, and employers to provide more than 100 corps members with access to career opportunities, and successfully placed dozens of young people into careers that pay a living wage and offer pathways to economic advancement.

Before that, she was a member of the marketing and communications team in the chancellor’s office at the Ventura County Community College District.

Earlier in her career, she worked at the Ventura County Area Agency on Aging.

Beth says she was drawn to JFF because the organization “provides a platform to examine how social and market forces can collaborate to make more equitable and efficient markets for workers and learners who have been systemically disregarded.” At JFFLabs, which sits in a strategic position at the intersection of the labor market and institutional services and organizations, she says, “I am able to do work that transforms opportunity structures so that people can transform their lives.”

She has a bachelor’s degree in urban studies from University of California, Berkeley.

“I am a nature lover and enjoy hiking and spending time at the beach with my partner and dogs,” she says. “I recently became a volunteer with my local Girl Scouts chapter, and I’m always up for two things: a nice long walk and a good podcast.”