Contacting the ECO

We look forward to connecting with you.

You may reach Jennifer Jones, ECO Director, at:


Monroe Hall, Room 228

P.O. Box 400182
248 McCormick Rd
Charlottesville, VA 22903

Jennifer Jones manages the Economics Career Office planning programs for, and advising, majors to equip them with tools and resources to successfully reach the next steps in their career planning. Jen partners with faculty, alumni, employers, parents, and other career offices on Grounds toward this goal. She was hired in 2013 to spearhead this effort after funding was provided by a group of enthusiastic and committed donors through the leadership of Professors Ken Elzinga and Charlie Holt. Jen returned to UVA in 2013 after working as the Director of Student Career Services for Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA). Before that time she worked as a fundraiser for UVA serving in several roles including Associate Director for Corporate Relations and Senior Major Gift Officer for the College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences. Working alongside major donors to the University, trustees, foundations, and corporations she assisted in raising funding for research, building projects, new undergraduate courses and programming, and in support of academic positions. She began her career at UVA working in the UVA Career Center managing the Employer Relations Team and the On-Grounds Interviewing Program. Jen holds a Master’s degree in Education from UVA's Curry School and a Master’s degree in English Education from Hofstra University. She and her husband founded the Big Blue Door Improv Comedy School and Theater in Charlottesville in 2012 and she spends as much time as possible with her daughter Ellie Grace.