Vice President of Programs
As Vice President of Programs, Murray supports Upwardly Global in scaling its nationally-recognized job coaching and skill-building programs to job seekers and corporate partners across the country.
Murray brings years of experience to this role, having worked at the intersection of immigration services and the private sector, as well as in refugee resettlement and workforce development. Before joining Upwardly Global, she developed and led the New American Workforce at the National Immigration Forum, an umbrella of immigrant worker upskilling and support programs offered at over 500 companies, such as citizenship legal services and English-language training, English at Work. In addition, she formed and led the Corporate Roundtable for the New American Workforce. This collection of the nation’s largest corporations develops and implements best practices for immigrant integration at the worksite, and advances legislative advocacy initiatives to support new Americans.
Before joining the Forum in 2013, she served as the director of programs at Jubilee Jobs and outreach coordinator at Catholic Charities’ Washington, D.C., Refugee Center. Raised in Los Angeles and Nashville, Jennie graduated from Union University and earned her master’s from Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C. Currently, Jennie lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and their son.