Jayson Council has spent the past twenty years working to strengthen the social and educational sector through strategic development, DEI, relationship building, philanthropy, and – above all – the power of opportunity.
Jayson has held senior leadership positions at a number of high impact community-based organizations including Philip’s Education Partners, Horizons, Posse Foundation, Robinson Harris Foundation, and Project G.R.A.D., as well as administrative and teaching roles at Columbia University, Rutgers University, University of Pittsburgh, and Carnegie Mellon University.
Today, Jayson leads a consulting practice focused on guiding individuals and institutions through the complex and critical landscape of justice, equality, diversity, and inclusion (JEDI); political, corporate & social responsibility (PCSR); and purpose-driven philanthropy. With a deep understanding of the community, corporate, academic and non-profit worlds as well as a finger on the pulse of the cultural and social movements, Jayson has a unique ability to create understanding and develop forward-looking approaches.
In order to remain active in the thought leading literature on his areas of impact, Jayson also serves as Associate Faculty at Columbia University’s School of Professional Studies where his graduate level courses taught include: Diversity, Equality & Inclusion for Nonprofits, Social Purpose Business, Grant Writing, Marketing & Communication for Nonprofits, and Ethics.
Jayson received a BA in History from Virginia State University, a Master’s in Business Administration from Robert Morris University, and a Master of Science in Nonprofit Management from Columbia University.