A workplace planning analyst with Blue Shield of California, Angie Jin has only been on the job since May. But she’s been very busy.
Student Profile: Angie Jin, "Overview of Non-profit Organizations"
“We are now facing a high volume hiring demand, because our membership base has changed dramatically since last year,” she said. “It’s a very exciting time to be here.”
Based in downtown San Francisco, the non-profit health services firm has more than 5,000 employees throughout California.
“Part of my job is to predict the hiring needs based on market conditions and potential growth,” said Jin. “We chart the company’s growth and workforce needs, not only for this year but over the next couple of years and beyond.”
Born and raised in China, Jin came to the U.S. in 2009, with eight years experience in talent development and training and a degree in education from Yanbian University. Prior to joining Blue Shield, she worked in the human resources departments of San Diego-based Harmonium, Inc., and then at UC Berkeley.
While residing in San Diego several years ago, Jin took a former UC San Diego Extension course, “Overview of Nonprofit Organizations,” taught by instructor Cathy Zumberge. Jin was able to enroll via an Extension-sponsored scholarship program offered by the San Diego chapter of Young Non-Profit Professionals Network.
“Before that, I didn’t have a very systematic overview of nonprofit organizations,” she said. “The instructor enabled me to think in a more holistic way about all aspects of the social sector, especially how to help employees achieve their career goals with limited resources.”