Jordan Tegtmeyer

Director of operations
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Jordan leads multiple teams, analyzes and manages all departmental budgets/financials and guides the strategy to develop and enhance the collection and assessment of all metrics related to Center for Career Development strategic objectives.

Partnering with a wide variety of stakeholders across the University, Jordan oversees efforts to effectively use data to share the outcomes and success stories of Princeton students and alumni. He also supervises the leaders of the Employer Engagement team and the Strategic Communications and Technology team.

Liaison to: Finance & Treasury, Office of Information Technology and Institutional Research. 

Pronouns: He/Him/His

A fun fact about me is: I am originally from Chicago and am a diehard Chicago sports fan.

My first job after graduation: I was a budget analyst for a nonprofit affiliate of the University of Chicago, The National Opinion Research Center. I worked on pre- and post-award grant and contract work. Basically, I helped build the budget aspects of grants and contracts and then managed the awards after they were secured. That job allowed me to get a really good understanding of budgeting and forecasting in a higher education/nonprofit setting. It also gave me my first experience working with professors and researchers as a professional.

An internship/experiential opportunity that helped shape my career path: I did an internship with QVC between my junior and senior years of college and it was an eye-opening experience for me. They allowed me to rotate through various aspects of their warehouse operations, which gave me a broad range of experiences. It was during that time that I realized I enjoyed budgeting and forecasting, and prompted me to apply to business school after graduation. If it wasn’t for that experience, I probably would have taken a much different path in my career.

I'm passionate about: Trying to figure out how to do things better. I want to make sure we are doing everything we can with what we have to offer students the services they need to be successful. I love taking a look at how things are built/structured and figuring out how to do them more efficiently.    

The most interesting place I’ve been is: Norwich, England. My wife and I went there a couple of years ago to see where my grandmother was from. It was really interesting to meet the side of the family I hadn’t met before and see all that family history. It was great to see where she grew up and where my grandparents married during World War II. We even tried to recreate some of their wedding photos. All in and all, it was one of those trips that you remember for the rest of your life.