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Senior Vice President of Partnerships, Impact, and Insights
As senior vice president of partnerships, impact, and insights, Jack Mills leads CAEL’s collaborative work with postsecondary education providers, workforce and economic development organizations, employers and industry groups, and foundations. He also oversees CAEL’s marketing and communications, research, and impact-reporting efforts. Nationally recognized in the field of workforce development, Mills has extensive experience with funders -- in particular, regional workforce funder collaboratives.
Most recently, Mills served as chief strategy and innovation officer for Partner4Work, the leader of the public workforce system for Pittsburgh and Allegheny County. He also has served as senior advisor for workforce systems and director of the National Network of Sector Partners (NNSP) at the Insight Center for Community Economic Development, a national research and economic justice organization. Mills earlier held leadership positions at Jobs for the Future, the Office of Workforce Development at the city of Cambridge, Massachusetts, and the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health. At Partner4Work, Mills led teams that brought together partnerships in healthcare, information technology and six other industries, raising millions in foundation, public sector, and corporate funding. As the NNSP's director, Mills launched long-term local, state, and regional partnerships, securing millions for program development and collaborating with other national organizations to increase state policy and funding support for industry partnerships in 26 states.
Mills holds a bachelor of arts in social anthropology and a master of public administration in workforce development and economic development from Harvard University. He resides in Boston.