Jamie SlenkEmployer Relations Manager
Jamie began working at Hope in June 2022. Her main focus is to create new relationships and strengthen existing relationships with employers to engage in creating experiences for students including internships, short-term projects and post-graduate employment. She also facilitates event planning and organizes various events with the Boerigter Center, such as fairs, panels and receptions that may involve students, faculty and/or prospective employers.
- MAT, education and ESL, Aquinas College, 2018
B.A., Spanish and educaiton, leadership minor, Hope College, 2012
Prior to working at the Boerigter Center, Jamie served as the world languages department chair and a Spanish teacher at Holland Christian High School. She has also taught Spanish at Grand Valley State University. In addition to teaching, she has coached lacrosse for Hope College and at Holland Christian's co-op program with West Ottawa.
Why I Love Hope
Hope College is a special place that gifted her with incredible learning and growth opportunities, a wonderful community, and pathways to professional success as a student. It is her honor and hope to be able to help foster similar experiences and opportunities for students now.
Outside the College
Since 2015, Jamie has been married to her husband, Elliot, who serves as the associate head coach for the women's soccer team. They have two wonderful children, Will and Rylee, who they welcomed to the world in 2021. They love to travel and go out to eat!