As Director of Grants and Innovation Projects at Rising Tide Capital, Jamie Rudolph oversees proposal development and post-award stewardship for RTC’s portfolio of foundation, corporate and government grants. He also directs the research and development of program innovations, builds community partnerships, and manages revenue planning for the Jersey City-based non-profit. A critical component of the workforce and small business support ecosystem, Rising Tide Capital promotes business education, technical support, financial literacy, credit improvement strategies, soft skills training, and community engagement as critical components to the success of low-income entrepreneurs, many of whom do not have the qualifications to pursue lucrative careers but still have the passion, drive, and diligence to become successful business owners who create jobs in their communities. The organization has recently launched a replication division and is now licensing the Rising Tide Model to partner organizations in communities nationwide to accelerate their development and impact as local entrepreneurship support hubs. Before joining RTC Jamie worked as the Managing Assistant Director of Grants and Sponsored Programs at New Jersey City University and the Director of Corporate Partnerships at Trinitas Health Foundation. A 2014 Lead NJ Fellow, Jamie has formerly served as a stakeholder representative for the Partnership for a Healthier Jersey City and trustee for the Alliance of Hispanic Serving Institution Educators. He graduated from the SUNY College at Oswego with a Bachelor of Arts in History and Philosophy.
Jamie Rudolph is a member of the Hudson County Workforce Leadership Academy, Class of 2019-2020, one of several Workforce Leadership Academies in localities across North America.
The Workforce Leadership Academies are part of the Economic Opportunity Fellows Network, a network of leadership and fellowship programs run by the Aspen Institute Economic Opportunities Program. Within this Network, EOP connects national and local leaders from across sectors — nonprofit, government, business, philanthropy, academia, and more — to advance policies and practices with the potential to help low- and moderate-income Americans thrive in today’s economy. Learn more at as.pn/eofn.
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