Job Postings

Working for a nonprofit agency can be a very rewarding experience. You’ll not only give back to your community but can enrich another’s life with your hard work and dedication.

Current Positions at Member Organizations:

June 2017:

American Foundation for the Blind--Director of Development Job Posting (June 6, 2017)

The American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) removes barriers, creates solutions, and expands possibilities so people with vision loss can achieve their full potential. AFB helps the 25 million Americans living with vision loss in every aspect of life—their education, their careers, their families, the technologies they use, and the laws that shape their environment. In contrast, in many parts of the world, untold millions of children and adults with disabilities are denied education, opportunities to work, and other basic rights merely because they are blind or visually impaired or have other disabilities.

Career Opportunity:

AFB is seeking a Director of Development to work in its Resource Development & Communications/Community Engagement department. This position is based in AFB's Washington, DC Metro Office located in Arlington, VA. The successful candidate will be responsible for managing day-to-day operations and staff for AFB's fundraising program. This position reports to the Chief Community Engagement Officer.

Accountabilities:

Collaborate closely with the Chief Community Engagement Officer to develop and implement fundraising strategies, initiatives, and goals aligned with AFB's strategic direction; play a lead role in conceptualizing and creating an effective departmental structure that will carry the organization into its centennial and beyond.

Support the CEO and Chief Community Engagement Officer with board and major donor relations; participate in Board Development Committee planning and meetings.


Assess and oversee donor relations program; ensure accuracy of donor records and data management and ensure timely and appropriate gift acknowledgement.

Oversees the direct mail and e-giving programs; work closely the Chief Community Engagement Officer and the Director of Communications to ensure accuracy and consistency in messaging.

Assess and manage individual and institutional giving programs, including personal engagement with major donors.

Manage and ensure effective fundraising cultivation events and annual fundraising gala.

Director of Development Job Posting

Supervise departmental staff, adhering to AFB's policies and practices regarding recruitment and orientation; communicating values, expectations, policies, information, goals, mission and strategy;

supporting staff in areas of job responsibilities, problem resolution, and benefits; identifying professional development opportunities; ensuring policies and procedure compliance; and addressing areas requiring improvement.

Carry out administrative responsibilities: develop and implement annual plan initiatives and budgets; ensure that income objectives are met through effective tracking systems, participate in weekly tactical meetings, communicate information and vision through the department and organization; and help ensure departmental compliance with all AFB's policies and procedures.

Perform other duties and projects as assigned.

Equipment Used: Word, Excel, Microsoft Outlook, and NetSuite and or other new Donor Database Software

Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in business administration, marketing, public relations, communications, or other related field or equivalent. Minimum of 10 years of fundraising experience. Proficiency in direct mail, individual giving, institutional giving, special events and data management. Experience in the non-profit sector strongly preferred. Knowledge of or interest in disability-related issues also preferred.

Must be team-oriented, organized self-starter, able to adhere to deadlines and manage multiple projects simultaneously. Attention to detail and a careful, confident, precise working style are essential; ability to think strategically is required. The ability to work with top-level volunteers and donors necessary. Supervisory ability and experience required.

Compensation: Commensurate with experience.

AFB IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. AFB DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE AGAINST EMPLOYEES WITH DISABILITIES AND WE INVITE PROTECTED VETERANS TO APPLY. Applicants have rights under Federal Employment Laws: Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA); Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO); and Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA).

Interested parties, please email a Cover Letter, Resume, Salary Requirements to Human Resources This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

American Foundation for the Blind--Policy Research Specialist (June 1, 2017)

Mission:

The American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) removes barriers, creates solutions, and expands possibilities so people with vision loss can achieve their full potential. AFB helps the 25 million Americans living with vision loss in every aspect of life—their education, their careers, their families, the technologies they use, and the laws that shape their environment. In contrast, in many parts of the world, untold millions of children and adults with disabilities are denied education, opportunities to work, and other basic rights merely because they are blind or visually impaired or have other disabilities.

Career Opportunity:

The American Foundation for the Blind is seeking a Policy Research Specialist to work in its Washington D.C. office location. AFB's Public Policy Center collaborates with policy makers in Congress and the Executive Branch to ensure Americans with vision loss have equal rights and opportunities to fully participate in society. The position reports to the Director, Public Policy. The successful candidate will

provide specialized knowledge and expertise in the development and analysis of policy research and program evaluation to further AFB's public policy and research agendas and to support AFB's mission, strategic plan and annual initiatives.

Accountabilities:

Offers specialized knowledge and expertise for the proposal, development and implementation of research projects including but not limited to scientific and policy research, demographic studies, and program evaluation. Offers expert guidance to other AFB staff undertaking research-related activities. Assists with the formulation of research-based public policy and program evaluation recommendations.

Provides reliable expert support for the articulation of data and research findings both orally and in writing for lay and professional audiences. Responds to demographic and related information requests and coordinates communication of responses with various AFB departments.

Expertly supports the writing of grant proposals and assists with the management of outside-funded projects (federal, state, or private), helping to advance and implement AFB's research objectives. May serve as principal investigator for AFB-administered research grants as assigned. Monitors and expertly assesses potential grants and other new research revenue. Serves as grant peer reviewer for federal agencies as appropriate and assigned.


Undertakes and supports the preparation of original research and research-based knowledge through public presentations, discipline-specific seminars, professional peer-reviewed publication, and consultation. Participates in the design and delivery of research-related sessions and roundtable activities at AFB/other sponsored events and via the Internet to foster discussion, debate, and information sharing.

Serves as an authority on AFB's behalf participating in disability-based and discipline-based coalitions and other venues to advance AFB's public policy agenda and to promote partnership opportunities among interested stakeholders for conducting and disseminating research.

Represents AFB before the U.S. Congress and the Executive Branch through formal and informal written/oral communications, testimony, comments on proposed regulation, etc. for the purpose of articulating support for AFB's public policy agenda with appropriate evidence from relevant fields of research.

Maintains professional development in his or her discipline, research techniques, and social and policy issues affecting people and services in the vision loss and disability fields, in order to integrate the "state of the art" into AFB's research efforts.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:


Doctoral degree or enrollment in doctoral studies program required. Doctoral level expertise in public health, aging services, gerontology, labor research, public administration or disability-related disciplines strongly preferred. Must possess demonstrable professional/academic proficiency in research methods and policy analysis (including proficiency with SPSS/SAS and related software). Demonstrated exceptional speaking and writing skills. Knowledge of and experience in vision loss/disability studies a plus. Ability to manage multiple competing priorities and projects simultaneously in a fast-paced environment under deadlines necessary. Some travel required.

Compensation: Commensurate with experience.

AFB IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. AFB DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE AGAINST EMPLOYEES WITH DISABILITIES AND WE INVITE PROTECTED VETERANS TO APPLY. Applicants have rights under Federal Employment Laws: Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA); Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO); and Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA).

Interested parties, please email a Cover Letter, Resume/CV, Salary Requirements to Human Resources This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. No phone calls please.

 

Director of Education & Community Services, The Carroll Center for the Blind

The Carroll Center for the Blind, located in Newton, Massachusetts, is a 501(c)3 non-profit agency with a $7,000,000 annual budget which provides services to the blind and visually impaired of all ages, including rehabilitation, education and training on adaptive devices, enabling them to live independently and lead fulfilling lives.

We are seeking an energetic and innovative Director of Education & Community Services to oversee the successful operation of all programs, services, personnel, contracts and curricula for the Community and Education Services Departments.  As part of the Management Team, s/he will direct a dynamic team of talented professionals who provide itinerant services to blind and visually impaired students in public and private school settings.  Also, the Director will manage the orientation and mobility services for blind and visually impaired adults in the community.

Responsibilities:

-Recruits, supervises, and supports Education & Community Staff (35-40)

-Prepares annual budget and reforecasts budget throughout the year.

-Organizes/delivers professional development and supports staff in maintaining their licensure/certifications.

-Develops and maintains established relationships with Special Education Directors and other influencers in the education space.

-Supervises and helps staff on implementation of summer and Saturday programs for students.

-Collaborates with other Carroll Center departments to ensure proper services are being provided to students/clients.

- Manages Education and Community Service referrals.

-Serves as liaison with university preparation programs, nationally.

-Contributes department specific information for all marketing materials, grant proposals and special events.

-Communicates regularly with school districts’ personnel, MCB, other professionals, and parents to ensure the needs of student/clients are being met.

-Monitors school and state contracts.

-Serves as ambassador with management at the Mass. Commission for the Blind as well as school districts to deal with contract or IEP issues.

 

Qualifications:

Successful candidate will have a minimum of M Ed specializing in Students with Visual Impairments or Special Education with 8-10 years of experience in direct teaching, supervision and/or program management in public or private school settings.  Current TVI license/COMS certification preferred. Solid supervision/management experience, a strong working knowledge of special education legislation and current trends/best practices; excellent oral/written communications and strong technology skills required. Demonstrated ability to mentor staff in the development of innovative programs and implementation of services essential. 

 

We offer a comprehensive benefits package which includes health, dental, life & AD&D, STD, LTD, flexible spending accounts and a 403(b) plan with an employer match, as well as generous paid time off benefits.

 

Qualified applicants please send your cover letter and resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Kindly, no phone calls.

 

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

April 2017:  

President & Executive Director - The Iris Network

The Iris Network, an innovative nonprofit organization exclusively serving people who are blind or visually impaired, is seeking an experienced and highly motivated leader to serve as its President & Executive Director.  We are seeking a dynamic leader who embraces innovation, pursues new opportunities and is passionate about advancing the organization.  The ideal candidate will be an effective advocate and champion for innovative vision rehabilitation and the independence it provides.  A personal commitment to the success of the organization and the ability to effectively communicate the organization’s mission and market its services is fundamentally important.

The primary areas of responsibility include: (a) planning, management, and growth of core programs; (b) development and implementation of new programs and policies; (c) fiscal management and growth; (d) personnel management and dynamic leadership; (e) developing and maintaining stakeholder and governmental relations; and (f) advancing the organization’s national reach as a leader in the field.

The ideal candidate will have:  the knowledge, skills, and abilities typically commensurate with completion of a graduate degree (preferably with studies in Business, Public Administration, or a related field); strong writing and oral advocacy skills and be able to communicate with a diverse range of stakeholders; a successful record of accomplishment in organizational and fiscal management, including a demonstrated ability to work successfully within diverse public and private reimbursement sources including Medicare and the vocational rehabilitation system.  Experience with the provision of vocational rehabilitation and low vision services for people who are visually impaired or blind is strongly preferred.  This position offers a full benefit package as well as a competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

For more details and application instructions please visit:  www.theiris.org/executivesearch

The Iris Network provides equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religious creed, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, or sexual orientation.


 

Visions/Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired in New York, NY

Job Title:     Vocational Rehabilitation Center Director (VRC Director)

SUMMARY

VISIONS is seeking highly qualified candidates for a Director of the VISIONS Vocational Rehabilitation Center.

Under the supervision of the VCB Senior Director the VRC Director serves as a member of the agency's administrative leadership team to ensure comprehensive pre-vocational training and vocational support services are delivered in a way that will optimize preparation and supports as they relate to obtaining competitive integrated employment.

The VRC Director ensures that all clients seeking to enter employment are well prepared after attending one of the VRC sessions. The VRC Director is responsible for developing and upholding program & performance standards to ensure delivery of timely services which lead to maximize independence and competitive integrated employment to meet the New York State Commission for the Blind (NYSCB) contract and respond to all requirements of referring state agencies in addition to NYSCB.         

The VRC Director provides supervision and direction to all professional rehab staff that works at the VRC, also works collaboratively with other VISIONS full time staff including: VISIONS Executive Staff, department directors, other FT staff, consultants and volunteers.

The VRC Director will communicate the impact of VISIONS services to the community. 

DUTIES (RESPONSIBILITIES OF VRC Director)

§  Primarily responsible to provide leadership, direction and program oversight of the VRC residential summer, fall and spring program sessions.

o   Achieve service goals:  Short-Term of 12-15 for each Pre-ETS transition programs for blind students ages 18 up to the 22nd birthday. Long term goal within 3 years Pre-ETS enrollment 28-32 per session

o   Directly supervise Certified Vision Rehabilitation Therapists/Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialists, teaching assistants, Assistive Technology Instructor and Social Work/Rehab Counselor staff and all other program support staff involved in the VRC

o   Meet with staff regularly to obtain case updates and track progress.  During these meetings, the Director should provide technical assistance and suggestions for alternative approaches when indicated as well as strategies for completing case in a timely manner.

o   When issues or problems arise with cases that require outside intervention or information exchange, contact the required agency/professional or assign a staff member to be sure that there is a smooth flow of information and timely follow-up.

o   Oversee the selection and supervision of any student interns in the VRC

o   Work with Department Manager to monitor completion of reports including initial evaluation and related paperwork, closures, voucher and grant billing.

o   Monitor case closures to ensure that contracted goals with NYSCB are met by session

o   Liaison with NYSCB to generate referrals and/or assign staff to contact NYSCB counselors

o   Implement follow-up system to track VRC clients’ job placement and job retention after attending the program.

*Full Job Description will be provided to any candidate invited to participate in an interview.

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

§  Five years of experience in supervision of adaptive technology/professional-level staff (i.e. O&M, VRT, RC) and/or work related to Vocational Rehabilitation services for persons with blindness/visual impairment.

§  One year of this experience must have included supervision and management of a program, section, or unit which included one or more of the following areas: (a) development of program rules and policies; (b) development of long-and short-range goals and plans; (c) program evaluation; (d) budget preparation; e) contract compliance

§  Experience operating in a professional l environment that utilizes outcome-based performance management to optimize service delivery;

§  Demonstrated ability to effectively facilitate groups and foster collaboration between teams;

§ 
Experience developing/coordinating and supervising training/curriculum;

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Special Education, Rehabilitation, Social Services or related fields.  Graduate degree in Blind Rehabilitation or Counseling (MSW, CRC) is preferred.

SKILLS

Must be proficient in both written and oral communications. Strong computer and database proficiency required. Demonstrated ability to facilitate groups and foster team collaboration.  Ability to develop/coordinate and supervise trainings/curriculums.  Driver’s license with safe driving record a plus.

LOCATION

This position is located at VISIONS VCB, 111 Summit Park Road, Spring Valley in Rockland County, New York. The VRC Director is expected to be on call during all the VRC program sessions and must be able to get to the VRC site within one hour of any reported emergency.

SALARY: Commensurate with experience. This is an exempt professional salaried position.

BENEFITS: Health, dental and vision care insurance. Transit checks. Paid 4 weeks’ vacation, 4 personal days and sick days accrued.
 
VISIONS is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit rehabilitation and social service agency incorporated in 1926.  VISIONS provides service for blind and visually impaired people of all ages in the Greater New York Metropolitan Area.  VISIONS is an equal opportunity employer.  All job candidates, consultants, volunteers, and interns 18 years of age and older, must consent to a background investigation including a criminal justice system search, reference and education verification.

Please email your resume and cover letter along with salary history to:

Ruben P. Coellar, Chief Program Officer
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March 2017: 

American Printing House for the Blind, located in Louisville, KY, is the world’s largest nonprofit organization creating educational, workplace and independent living products and services for people who are blind or visually impaired. They are seeking an inspirational and passionate, highly-mission driven Vice President of Marketing and Sales. The VP of Marketing & Sales reports to the President and is a key member of the Executive team. He/she is responsible for providing strategic marketing leadership and sales direction, and leading efforts to identify market expansion, delivering sales growth for the organization beyond its core government supported business. An undergraduate degree is required. An advanced degree, along with previous experience with the visually impaired community while not required, will distinguish the most attractive candidates.

To view the Position Specifications please click here:
www.eflassociates.com/APH-VP-Marketing-Sales

To apply please send your resume to Lauren at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Lighthouse Louisiana envisions a world where all people are able to reach their full potential. Our mission is to empower individuals with disabilities through services, employment, and advocacy. One of the ways we meet this mission is by employing individuals who are blind or have other significant disabilities in our manufacturing division. This division is the backbone of the Lighthouse and is what sets us apart as a true social enterprise. We serve both federal customers and commercial customers at three (3) locations in the Gulf region (New Orleans and Baton Rouge, LA and Gulfport, MS) by manufacturing paper towels, paper cups, mops, and pillowcases and performing packaging operations for cups and sponges.

To further our mission and to support our rapidly growing manufacturing division, we are seeking a highly qualified Vice President of Manufacturing. This person will be a partner in guiding the Lighthouse into our future as well as helping us assess our current operations to help us grow, be more efficient, generate more revenue, and most importantly create more jobs and opportunities for individuals with disabilities.

Our ideal candidate is someone who…

values empowerment of those with disabilities to reach their full potential.
possesses innovative ideas and creative solutions and is adaptable to change.
believes in diversity of our community and in diverse approaches to problem-solving.
approaches their work and life with passion.
treats others with empathy and believes in a system of equity.
wants to be held accountable to our community and to each other in meeting our mission.

If you are up for this challenge, please send a resume and a one page or less response regarding how your work history would help further our mission and growth and speak to why you are interested in working at Lighthouse Louisiana. Thank you so much, and we look forward to hearing from you.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS:
1. Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Engineering, or related field or equivalent experience.
2. Special Knowledge or Skills: Thorough knowledge of AbilityOne program, including the organizational structure and functions of National Industries for the Blind. Knowledge of Lean Six Sigma or similar program is a plus. Ability to lead and mentor staff to achieve significant results. Ability to influence, negotiate and gain commitment at all organization levels. Ability to take decisive action. Superb communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills. Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel.
3. Experience: Five or more years’ experience in directing activities in a manufacturing environment, including at least two years of supervisory experience.

Salary: DOE

Deadline - Open until filled
Apply as follows:
• Email Resume and one-page write-up: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (Include the job title in the subject line)
• Fax: 504-895-4162 Attn: HR (Include the job title on the cover sheet)
• Mail: 123 State Street New Orleans, La. 70118/ Attn: Terri J. Brown (HR Manager)

EOE M/F/Disability/Veteran

 


 

The Carroll Center for the Blind - Director of Education & Community Services

The Carroll Center for the Blind, located in Newton, Massachusetts, is a 501(c)3 non-profit agency with a $7,000,000 annual budget which provides services to the blind and visually impaired of all ages, including rehabilitation, education and training on adaptive devices, enabling them to live independently and lead fulfilling lives.

We are seeking an energetic and innovative Director of Education & Community Services to oversee the successful operation of all programs, services, personnel, contracts and curricula for the Community and Education Services Departments.  As part of the Management Team, s/he will direct a dynamic team of talented professionals who provide itinerant services to blind and visually impaired students in public and private school settings.  Also, the Director will manage the orientation and mobility services for blind and visually impaired adults in the community.

Responsibilities:

-Recruits, supervises, and supports Education & Community Staff (35-40)

-Prepares annual budget and reforecasts budget throughout the year.

-Organizes/delivers professional development and supports staff in maintaining their licensure/certifications.

-Develops and maintains established relationships with Special Education Directors and other influencers in the education space.

-Supervises and helps staff on implementation of summer and Saturday programs for students.

-Collaborates with other Carroll Center departments to ensure proper services are being provided to students/clients.

- Manages Education and Community Service referrals.

-Serves as liaison with university preparation programs, nationally.

-Contributes department specific information for all marketing materials, grant proposals and special events.

-Communicates regularly with school districts’ personnel, MCB, other professionals, and parents to ensure the needs of student/clients are being met.

-Monitors school and state contracts.

-Serves as ambassador with management at the Mass. Commission for the Blind as well as school districts to deal with contract or IEP issues.
 

Qualifications:

Successful candidate will have a minimum of M Ed specializing in Students with Visual Impairments or Special Education with 8-10 years of experience in direct teaching, supervision and/or program management in public or private school settings.  Current TVI license/COMS certification preferred.     Solid supervision/management experience, a strong working knowledge of special education legislation and current trends/best practices; excellent oral/written communications and strong technology skills required. Demonstrated ability to mentor staff in the development of innovative programs and implementation of services essential. 


We offer a comprehensive benefits package which includes health, dental, life & AD&D, STD, LTD, flexible spending accounts and a 403(b) plan with an employer match, as well as generous paid time off benefits.
 

Qualified applicants please send your cover letter and resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Kindly, no phone calls.


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 


 Current Positions for People With Vision Loss:

Blind Institute of Technology (BIT) works with Colorado companies to secure opportunities for people who are blind and visually impaired. To learn more about BIT visit their website at http://blindinstituteoftechnology.org.

We are happy to host job posting for our member organizations. Posting will be deleted after 90 days.

 

 

 


 



 


 




 

DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION & COMMUNITY SERVICES

The Carroll Center for the Blind

The Carroll Center for the Blind, located in Newton, Massachusetts, is a 501(c)3 non-profit agency with a $7,000,000 annual budget which provides services to the blind and visually impaired of all ages, including rehabilitation, education and training on adaptive devices, enabling them to live independently and lead fulfilling lives.

We are seeking an energetic and innovative Director of Education & Community Services to oversee the successful operation of all programs, services, personnel, contracts and curricula for the Community and Education Services Departments.  As part of the Management Team, s/he will direct a dynamic team of talented professionals who provide itinerant services to blind and visually impaired students in public and private school settings.  Also, the Director will manage the orientation and mobility services for blind and visually impaired adults in the community.

Responsibilities:

-Recruits, supervises, and supports Education & Community Staff (35-40)

-Prepares annual budget and reforecasts budget throughout the year.

-Organizes/delivers professional development and supports staff in maintaining their licensure/certifications.

-Develops and maintains established relationships with Special Education Directors and other influencers in the education space.

-Supervises and helps staff on implementation of summer and Saturday programs for students.

-Collaborates with other Carroll Center departments to ensure proper services are being provided to students/clients.

- Manages Education and Community Service referrals.

-Serves as liaison with university preparation programs, nationally.

-Contributes department specific information for all marketing materials, grant proposals and special events.

-Communicates regularly with school districts’ personnel, MCB, other professionals, and parents to ensure the needs of student/clients are being met.

-Monitors school and state contracts.

-Serves as ambassador with management at the Mass. Commission for the Blind as well as school districts to deal with contract or IEP issues.

 

Qualifications:

Successful candidate will have a minimum of M Ed specializing in Students with Visual Impairments or Special Education with 8-10 years of experience in direct teaching, supervision and/or program management in public or private school settings.  Current TVI license/COMS certification preferred.     Solid supervision/management experience, a strong working knowledge of special education legislation and current trends/best practices; excellent oral/written communications and strong technology skills required. Demonstrated ability to mentor staff in the development of innovative programs and implementation of services essential. 

 

We offer a comprehensive benefits package which includes health, dental, life & AD&D, STD, LTD, flexible spending accounts and a 403(b) plan with an employer match, as well as generous paid time off benefits.

 

Qualified applicants please send your cover letter and resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Kindly, no phone calls.

 

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.