I work for the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia as their website guy.
On Monday, we launched a brand new website in WordPress.
This was an incredible team effort, and it looks gorgeous and works exceedingly well. My fellow marketing team members were incredibly helpful, as were many people in other departments and the design agency that we worked with. We all couldn’t have done it without each other.
The culmination of my career transition
I have spent the last ten years transitioning into a career in tech. Radio broadcasting didn’t work out for me, and so I fumbled around for a few years doing administrative assistant work.
In 2007, I started working for the PMI Educational Foundation. Just me and one other staff person. We grew to a staff of ten, and during that time, I did the following:
- Took over management of their website
- Built their social media and email marketing programs
- Taught myself web development and all aspects of digital marketing
- Got an MBA in marketing
- Got two project management certifications
- Taught myself WordPress and did personal projects and client work on the side
After spending nine years there, I went full-time freelance so that I could do WordPress full-time. Ultimately, I could not build a sustainable business, but I learned an incredible amount about WordPress through doing agency work.
This WordPress experience allowed me to step into the Jewish Federation with the tools and knowledge to help bring this project to fruition.
I always wanted to come into an organization, especially a nonprofit, and be a transformative change agent on the tech side. I am now doing exactly that.
Every single thing I set out to do as far as my career in tech….I’ve accomplished that now.
I don’t have anything to prove to anyone, especially myself. I am being who I always said I was. I can now take full control of my career and do whatever I’d like. That’s a wonderful position to be in.
Right now, I have a whole lot of work to do at the Jewish Federation. I’ve accomplished an incredible amount in three short months, and there’s still plenty of work to be done and impact to be made.
As always, I am grateful for the opportunity.
Oh, and if you haven’t done so already, check out the new website 🙂