Jason Parker, Brazen’s director of strategic partnerships & college strategy, talks about effective communication skills and his secret love of cooking.
This is part of a series of posts featuring members of the Brazen Careerist team. Brazen staff were asked to provide a little information about themselves and one piece of career advice based on what has helped them most in their careers so far.
Name: Jason Parker
So what do you do at Brazen?
I’m director of strategic partnerships & college strategy. I create high-level relationships with potential partners, manage our sponsored and hosted events program and oversee the college strategy division.
What you did before Brazen?
I was the marketing director for a recruiting placement organization, I was also a recruiter for that same organization. In addition, I had a side-hustle as a social media consultant, working with nonprofit clients.
Tell us something unique about you.
I play Ultimate Frisbee and volunteer with the Washington Area Frisbee Club. Additionally, I serve as the chair of the Career Committee with Gettysburg College’s BOLD Council. Secretly, I’m a fantastic cook, and love to get creative in the kitchen.
What is one thing that has helped you advance in your career?
Learn how to ask for help effectively. Demonstrate willingness to take ownership of new projects but set expectations correctly. If there’s one thing I’ve learned, it’s that you UNDERPROMISE and OVERDELIVER. Essentially, it all breaks down to “soft” skills. You have to be able to communicate to be effective.