Rod Jacobs

Rod Jacobs

Walpole Island (Bkejwanong) First Nation (Ojibwe, Potawatomi, and Odawa)
Vice President of Development & Engagement

Rod Jacobs brings a wealth of experiences from across North America. Most recently, Rod was the Assistant Director of Leadership Gifts at Vassar College, which included building relationships with alumni and their philanthropic values/interests. He has also worked in development and program management roles with Big Brothers Bigs Sisters of Washtenaw County, North American Indigenous Games, Congress of Aboriginal Peoples, Aboriginal Sport Circle, and Native Women’s Association of Canada. In addition, Rod enjoys facilitating transformative conversations using techniques from traditional Indigenous practices, Technology of Participation, and Liberating Structures.

Rod holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Cleary University with a Master’s in Organizational Leadership from Colorado State University Global. He has also completed graduate certificate programs in Facilitation from Eastern Kentucky University and Sports Business Management from Algonquin College.

Rod lives in Poughkeepsie, New York, with his wife, the traditional territory of the Munsee Lenape people.

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