Staff Spotlight: Jurelle Manalansan
This week on Familiar Faces Friday we are excited to introduce someone you may have seen before! Jurelle Manalansan has joined our team as our Marketing Coordinator. Previously he was with us as an intern. Join us in welcoming Jurelle!
When did you start working at United Way of Lake County?
I started working at United Way of Lake County in May of 2016 as a marketing intern. I found out about the opportunity for this position from a career advisor when I was at the College of Lake County because I wanted to explore how marketing in a nonprofit organization operates.
What is your title and role?
My title is Marketing Coordinator. My role consists of creating content in our social media and sending out general email communication. I also handle small design projects for other departments in the organization.
What made you want to be a part of this organization?
I wanted to be a part of an organization that creates a positive impact in the community. I believe that the United Way of Lake County’s mission in uniting leadership and pulling together resources to give back to the community shows that positive impact!
Which of United Way’s programs do you connect to most and why?
I like our Success By 6 Program because it targets families in need who have children. With this program, the children can have access to resources that can prepare them to be school ready. I believe that one of the most important things in a child’s life is education, which offers them the opportunity to reach their full potential.
What is your favorite part of your job here?
My favorite part about my job is getting to experience the nonprofit side and the people that work here. While in college, my business professors talked a lot about the corporate world, but not as much about nonprofits. Since being here, I have learned so much that will help me grow personally and professionally!
When you are not at work, what kinds of things do you do with your time?
I love to watch movies! I can just bundle up, lay on my couch the entire weekend, and watch Netflix. During warm weather days, I like to play tennis and be active.
Thank you for joining us this week for another Familiar Faces Friday. Catch up on our past Staff Spotlights here.