Chief Operating Officer
A mission-driven leader, effective operator and proven culture builder, Monique Boyd excels at bringing diverse teams together to move important agendas forward. She was appointed the COO of the Job Opportunities Task Force in July 2019.
Her three-decade plus career has been dedicated to expanding access to education and opportunities. A tenacious advocate for economic justice and equality, she has a track record of affecting durable change and developing organizations grounded in empathy, ingenuity and rigor.
A widely respected expert in student financial aid policy and higher education administration, Monique’s experience spans government relations, fundraising, policy development and communications. She has a track record of building agile, innovative organizations and has done so in a variety of environments including higher education, public policy and non-profits.
Whether working with iconic universities backed by multi-billion endowments or upstart grassroots organizations, Monique brings keen financial management sensibilities, discipline and pragmatism that allow teams to exceed organizational objectives.
Prior to joining JOTF, she held senior management positions at the Maryland Department of Higher Education, Carnegie Mellon University and Chatham University. A hallmark of her leadership has been a focus on engaging new and existing donors to grow robust grant and student financial aid programs.
Monique’s professional affiliations include the College Board, the National Association for Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA), Undergraduate Program and Advisory Committee (UPAC), Pennsylvania Association for Financial Aid Administrators (PASFAA), and Delaware-District of Columbia-Maryland Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators.
She is passionate about mentoring and coaching people and cultivating accountable, visionary leaders.
A Pittsburgh native, she is an ardent Steelers fan, a dedicated runner and fitness enthusiast and a music enthusiast.