Seth comes from a family of educators. He has 20 years of experience as an educator, managing teams and projects, designing and running leadership programs, and supporting volunteers. Seth is a network weaver, thought partner, project manager.
For the past 3.5 years he has worked as a Program Officer at the Jim Joseph Foundation, managing a $44M portfolio of 23 grants encompassing Jewish educational leadership, early childhood education, and education technology / digital engagement. He helped shape the Foundation’s emerging leadership investment strategy, and designed and led a Leadership Retreat with 60 cross-sector leaders, to network, learn and reflect together on a range of leadership topics. He managed an RFP process and cross-portfolio research study of Jewish leadership with the Center for Creative Leadership. He has been a speaker on funder-nonprofit dynamics, education technology, leadership and talent development, and early childhood education at conferences including Hillel, Jewish Funders Network, Leadership Funders Group, and Project Accelerate.
Before becoming a foundation professional, Seth co-founded and ran the social enterprise Tutorpedia, and its related nonprofit, Tutorpedia Foundation, for 10 years, which provided personalized tutoring for K-12 students. He cultivated relationships with private, public and charter schools, including school districts, and built relationships with Boys & Girls Clubs, YMCA, and other after school programs. He designed project-based workshops for middle and high school students, and created tutor training programs for volunteer tutors and staff. Tutorpedia, Inc. was acquired by ESM Group, Inc. on August 1, 2015, and Tutorpedia Foundation merged with Aspire Education Project shortly after.
Before Tutorpedia, Seth was a high school teacher, tutor, and mentor in Oakland, Atherton, CA and Providence, RI.
Seth is excited to work directly with high-impact leaders and educators; to use his design and facilitation skills to create vibrant and nourishing-for-the-soul learning spaces; and to ignite the passions of professional and volunteer leaders to support our community and make a positive contribution to themselves and the world.