When companies are willing and able to accommodate an employee’s work schedule to allow them to continue with their outside hobbies and interests, it’s usually a win-win situation.
Born and raised in Illinois, Karen graduated from a small liberal arts college with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication, minor in Creative Writing. She later moved to Colorado and found a contract position as Communications Assistant for USA Volleyball – a sport she has always been passionate about.
In this role, she was a spokeswoman for the U.S. Paralympic Sitting Volleyball teams and spearheaded media promotions with national and international media partners. She traveled to the Rio Summer Olympic games through this incredible experience and had the time of her life!
After the contract ended, she stayed in Colorado and worked up to 3 retail jobs at a time before finding employment as an E-Commerce and Marketing Coordinator for an industrial products distributor. She learned a lot in this role over the next 3+ years, but the industry wasn’t fulfilling for her, so she started looking for other positions – ideally in the nonprofit sector.
J. Kent Staffing’s opening for a Content Marketing Manager for the Denver chapter of a national nonprofit organization grabbed her attention. She was even willing to leave her current position for this temp-to-hire opportunity, which sometimes candidates are hesitant to do.
To stay involved with volleyball, Karen coaches during her free time. A hybrid work schedule was important to her so she could work from home on the days she needs to coach after work.
Needless to say, she got the job! Karen is thrilled to work for a nonprofit where she relates to the company’s mission, and also be able to continue to be actively involved in coaching volleyball.