Julita Bailey-Vasco

Julita G. Bailey-Vasco is a senior program manager at JFF. She is responsible for strategic communication coaching and implementation for the Learning unit at large, and she manages content and operations development for JFF’s semi-annual postsecondary state network meetings.

Julita also works with JFFLabs, project managing employer lead initiatives focused on corporate social responsibility and impact.

Her skills and areas of expertise include:

  • Student affairs
  • Student support services
  • Scaling college-focused programming
  • Student advising
  • Culturally competent program design and development
  • Facilitating difficult conversations
  • Concept development editing

Before joining JFF, Julita worked at Bunker Hill Community College in Boston, where she scaled, managed, and provided training for a learning community peer mentor program framed in culturally inclusive pedagogy. She also co-chaired BHCC’s professional development committee and served on several other committees.

Julita also worked as a part-time academic advisor at Roxbury Community College in Boston and spent four years at Eastern Nazarene College in Quincy, Massachusetts, where she wore a variety of hats within student affairs, contributing to initiatives related to residential life, multicultural affairs, new student orientation, the first year experience, and more.

Julita says she was attracted to JFF because of the organization’s focus on economic mobility for all at the intersection of workforce development and the postsecondary world.