Adjunct Faculty, Education Program
Jarrod Schwartz, MA, is the Executive Director of the Central Coast Region of The National Conference for Community and Justice (NCCJ). NCCJ is a non-profit human relations organization dedicated to fighting all forms of bias, bigotry, and social inequality. Prior to joining the Central Coast Region, Jarrod served five years as the Program Director for NCCJ’s St. Louis, MO Region where he was responsible for the design, implementation and evaluation of NCCJ St. Louis’ overall program strategy, including a comprehensive, community-wide initiative to address institutional racism in St. Louis City and County.
Jarrod is an educator and consultant with over 14 years experience working with schools, businesses and communities to develop, implement and evaluate organization and personal development programs. He has expertise in areas of social justice, diversity, team building, strategic planning, group dynamics, process consultation, organizational assessment, communication, outdoor adventure and experiential education. Jarrod holds a Master’s Degree in Organization Development from American University and the NTL Institute for Applied Behavioral Science. He is an Associate of the A.K. Rice Institute for the Study of Social Systems and serves on the board of numerous local nonprofit organizations and committees in Santa Barbara and is past Board Chair of PUEBLO (People United for Economic Justice, Building Leadership through Organizing). His personal and professional mission is to foster social justice and build community through transformative educational experiences for individuals, groups, organizations, and communities.