It is with mixed emotions that I announce my resignation as a member of the Board of Directors and as Chief Agile Officer for The Job Hackers nonprofit organization, effective May 19, 2023. After much consideration and personal reflection, I have decided to step down from these positions.
When I began teaching the classes we now refer to as “The Agile MBA” over seven years ago, The Job Hackers did not exist, and I had no idea of the impact it would make. Since that time, we have provided free training to thousands of people from over fifty countries, with over 3000 completing the class and over six million dollars of training provided. The economic impact we have created is far greater than this number, with hundreds getting certifications and jobs. And we did this all on an operating budget of roughly $10,000 per year.
During my tenure on the board and as Chief Agile Officer, I have had the privilege of working alongside dedicated and passionate individuals committed to advancing The Job Hackers’ mission through this program – Dave Rawlings, who co-founded this nonprofit with me, was the driver behind getting the nonprofit stood up and shared the Silver Jefferson Medal with me; Edward Gordon, who has tirelessly worked to keep the organization running with a variety of jobs, including recently joining the board and who will replace a great deal of the work I previously did; Jim Schibler who has facilitated for years in class, taking over Friday discussions and our monthly meetups as well as many other contributions.
I love these folks and all our other loyal volunteers for their support and dedication. Together, we have accomplished many important initiatives and milestones, and I am proud to have been a part of this team. I would like to thank everyone for their support.
However, as circumstances in my personal and professional life have evolved, I have come to the realization that I am no longer able to give the time and attention that these roles demand. It is therefore in the best interest of The Job Hackers and its stakeholders that I step down. I am excited to see how the dedicated and passionate individuals remaining on the board and staff will continue to improve and advance The Job Hackers’ mission. I have no doubt that they will achieve even greater successes in the future.
I wish the board and staff continued success as they work to fulfill the organization’s vision.