Director of Courses
Jim Hopkinson joined the Mirasee team in the Fall of 2015 as their Director of Courses. Throughout his career he’s had the chance to work in all 3 work environments—startup, major corporations, and entrepreneur—and brings a diverse set of skills as an author, speaker, teacher, digital marketer, project lead, and course creator.
Jim began his interactive education career as the 3rd employee of a Boston-based startup, helping to grow the company to 30+ employees and directing the development of 90 interactive training courses for Fortune 500 companies.
A lifelong sports fan, Jim then landed his dream job 3,000 miles away in Seattle, working as a technical producer in the Fantasy Sports group of ESPN.com. He later moved into online marketing and transferred to New York City. Work highlights included projects with ESPN the Magazine and Mobile ESPN; Fun perks included seeing his Red Sox and Patriots win championships — in person.
As a tech geek, Jim found his next dream gig at WIRED.com, where he managed their online marketing, social media strategy, and launch of their first iPhone app. During his time there, he embraced a “side hustle” culture, hosting a blog and podcast (250 episodes!), publishing the book Salary Tutor, and teaching a class at NYU.
In 2011 Jim launched his own business, helping ambitious professionals negotiate their salaries and get paid what they’re worth. He offers tips on SalaryTutor.com, works 1:1 with clients, and has produced a series of informative and entertaining online courses.
In addition to his love of sports, Jim is an avid runner and mountain biker and enjoys mentoring young business professionals.