The Nonprofit Leadership Center (NLC) is pleased to announce that Jamiel Maze, MA, has joined the organization as its new resource development coordinator. In this role, she will support fund development efforts, including grant writing, sponsorship, and recognizing the many people and partners who make NLC’s work possible.
Jamiel joins Team NLC after serving as an educator for more than 15 years. While teaching was extremely meaningful and fulfilling for Jamiel, she found herself eager to volunteer — even on the most exhausting days.
“When I felt burned out, I still wanted to spend time with the Girl Scout troop I lead or distributing food in the community with local nonprofits,” Jamiel recalls. “I strongly believe in doing fulfilling work and started to question why I wasn’t combining what I love most in my career.”
In addition to her volunteer leadership roles with Girls Rock Camp St. Pete, the Girl Scouts of West Central Florida, and the Junior League of Tampa, her experience as a 2022 graduate in the Nonprofit Leadership Center’s Certificate in Nonprofit Management program at the University of Tampa drew her to NLC.
“During my 15 months in the nonprofit graduate program, I saw how much work and impact the Nonprofit Leadership Center team has on our community and other nonprofits trying to drive sustainable change. I knew I could be a part of it.”
In her new role as resource development coordinator, Jamiel says she is most excited to learn. “There is no better place to learn the ins and outs of the nonprofit sector than the Nonprofit Leadership Center. I’m excited to be surrounded by the best of the best trainers and experts here and help advance social impact in the community.”
Jamiel received her bachelor’s degree in English from Allegheny College. She also holds two master’s degrees — one in English and a second in global development and social justice.
When Jamiel is not in the office, she enjoys spending time with her family, visiting national parks and attending the theater. She’s a passionate backpacker and hiker who loves doing anything where she can mix her love of the outdoors and literature.