As an Organization Development Specialist, Jennifer Zoffel builds the capacity of state and local education agencies in the areas of systems improvement, change management, organizational restructuring, strategic planning, leadership development, cross-group facilitation, and interest holder engagement.
Zoffel’s background bridges organization development and leadership development, and her work aims to bring out the best in people and the organizations they serve. Through her role with the Region 15 Comprehensive Center, she interacts primarily with the California Department of Education and has served a wide variety of the department’s divisions, including Analysis Measurement and Accountability Reporting, Career and College Transition, Charter Schools, Curriculum Frameworks and Instructional Resources, Early Learning and Care, School Facilities and Transportation Services, Special Education, Student Achievement and Success, and Whole Child. She has also worked extensively with staff from California’s State Board of Education and the California Community College Chancellor’s Office.
Previously, with the Noyce Leadership Institute, Zoffel served as the head operating officer, co-designed and facilitated a portfolio of executive learning programs for nonprofit leaders, and supported leadership fellows in maximizing their individual learning agendas.
Zoffel is certified in the administration and interpretation of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) Step I and Step II and the Fundamental Interpersonal Relations Orientation-Behavior assessment (FIRO-B). She also has extensive experience supporting the application of the VOICES 360 feedback assessment. Zoffel holds an MA in organization development from Bowling Green State University in Ohio and a BS in anthropology from Santa Clara University in California.