Jennifer K. Marrus

Director at Jumpstart

Jennifer Marrus has a wealth of experience in marketing and strategic problem solving in the for-profit and social impact arenas. As a board member and advisor she focuses on board building, organizational development and fundraising strategies to grow non-profits toward long-term sustainability. Jennifer has worked as the Vice President of Marketing at American Express, was Operations Manager for a manufacturing company, and worked in Economic Development for the City of New York.

As a founding member of Jumpstart’s Tri-State Local Advisory Board over 20 years ago, its current chair, and a member of Jumpstart's National Board of Directors, Jennifer has focused on supporting the organization’s growth and fulfillment of its potential to address the debilitating achievement gap that affects disadvantaged children.

In addition to her work with Jumpstart, she co-founded a mentorship and networking community for Dartmouth graduates in the social impact sector and she regularly serves as a strategic advisor for growing social impact organizations. Jennifer believes that investing in education, especially early education, creates opportunities for all.

Jennifer holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a B.A. in Psychology from Dartmouth. She is married with two boys, enjoys bonding with her family and friends over home-cooked meals around the kitchen table, and lives in New York City.


  • Director

    Current role