Jordan Bancroft recently returned to his home state of Iowa with his wife, Megan, after completing a master's degree at the University of New Mexico in philosophy where he focused on issues of community development, art, emotion, and political action. He currently works at Grinnell College in the Development and Alumni Relations office as their campaign coordinator. He was brought in to help coordinate and manage the day to day operations of Grinnell's $175 million fundraising campaign.
Jordan has previous experience in higher education and politics. He held several leadership roles during his undergraduate education at the University of Northern Iowa, serving in the student senate and a term as student body president. After graduating, Jordan worked in the President's Office coordinating special projects for a year and a half, then taking a position in the Iowa House of Representatives as a clerk for Representative Dennis Cohoon.
Jordan's passion is exploring the relationship between community-based solutions to problems and developing a sense of belonging for all members of the community in rural Iowa. He wants to use his time in the NLC to explore styles of community organization and leadership. Jordan sees local politics as the solution to many of the problems we face as a society today.