Director for Search Management and Search Consultant
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Director for Search Management and Search Consultant

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Certified Diversity & Inclusion Recruiter

Jeanette Rivera-Watts serves as a Director for Search Management and Search Consultant with Aspen Leadership Group, where she develops outreach strategies to build and refine candidate pools and establishes enduring relationships with ALG candidates in the process. She has served Aspen Leadership Group since 2020 and is an AIRS-certified Diversity and Inclusion Recruiter. She is also a member of Aspen Leadership Group’s Inclusion Council.

Jeanette has 13 years of experience in the non-profit sector, including 11 years in the field of advancement. Prior to joining Aspen Leadership Group, she served as Director of Engagement and Constituent Relations at Ithaca College, overseeing the areas of Donor Relations Events, Regional Programs, Affinity Programs, and Volunteer Programs. While in this role, she co-led an initiative to provide diversity, equity and inclusion education to her advancement and communications colleagues, as well as to key volunteers of the college. She also served as staff liaison to both ICUnity, an affinity group serving underrepresented populations within the college community, as well as the diversity and inclusion subcommittee of the alumni association board of directors.

Previous roles at Ithaca College included Associate Director, Donor Relations, and Associate Director, Alumni Relations, for Regional Events. Throughout her time at Ithaca College, Jeanette worked closely with the offices of the president and the secretary to the board of trustees on numerous projects. Jeanette planned and executed the inauguration of the college’s ninth president, along with its corresponding events.

Earlier in her career, Jeanette was a Senior Special Events Producer at Thirteen/WNET, the Public Broadcasting Service’s flagship station. She also held positions at AllianceBernstein and Twentieth Century Fox, among others. Her work has always centered around relationship and project management. Jeanette holds a B.S. in Mass Communication - Film from Emerson College.

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