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Employment Opportunities 2018-05-15T16:52:37+00:00

Updated as of May 15, 2018

Braille Institute is built on the time-tested foundation of excellent leadership, generous support from our donors, boundless service from our volunteers and extraordinary daily service from our dedicated staff. If you are interested in joining our team, we invite you to review the current employment opportunities and application instructions listed below for all of our Braille Institute regional centers.

How To Apply

Please e-mail your resume and cover letter to: resumes@brailleinstitute.org

Documents submitted via e-mail as attachments must be in Microsoft Word format with the “.doc” file extension or as an Adobe PDF document. We cannot accept compressed or zipped files. Resumes that do not reference a specific job title in the cover letter or e-mail subject line will not be considered.

Or mail hard copies to:

Human Resources
Braille Institute Of America
741 N. Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, Ca 90029

For more information call 1-800-BRAILLE (272-4553) Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (PST).

Click on a heading below to see jobs for that location.

VICE PRESIDENT, PHILANTHROPY — (Job#: 18-11) New

Duties Include: Develops and oversee the implementation of strategic development plans that support Braille Institute’s annual and long-range needs including capital, endowment, and other fundraising campaigns; directs the design, implementation, evaluation and administration of the planned giving program-with an emphasis on bequests and charitable gift annuities, including all related administrative, marketing, contractual and regulatory requirements – which accounts for nearly 80% of current fundraising revenue; directs the design, implementation and evaluation of individual outright major, principal, and endowment giving programs, including real estate gift processes; personally manages a portfolio of major gift prospects and donors; directs a robust individual giving prospect research and prioritization program; supervises and evaluates Philanthropy Department staff, including coaching and mentoring direct reports; works to ensure the department is effectively structured and staffed; assists the President in identifying, cultivating and recruiting potential Board members; manages the Philanthropy Committee of the Board and provides ongoing updates to senior management and the Board of Directors; directs efforts to promote and strengthen the organization’s culture of philanthropy; develops and manages a comprehensive annual department budget.

Minimum Requirements: Minimum of 15 years of progressive professional experience in fundraising including a demonstrable track record as the head of a fundraising team or department; demonstrated ability to conceptualize, plan, and implement a strategic approach to securing donations, including setting realistic goals, developing strategies, prioritizing activities, soliciting gifts, and orchestrating the involvement of institutional and volunteer leadership; comprehensive understanding of speculative, campaign/project, and nurturing fundraising methods; extensive knowledge across categories of organizational fundraising, including annual, major, planned, corporate, foundation, and endowment campaigns; a record of leading a nonprofit fundraising effort of $10 million or more annually; thorough understanding of fundraising services such as fundraising databases, prospect research, donor stewardship, and donor relations; expertise in outright major/principal gift fundraising and planned giving, including marketing, prospect identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship; excellent verbal and written communication skills; must be able to effectively interact with Board members, high-wealth donors, and volunteers at all levels within the organization; Strong analytic, planning, organization, problem solving, delegation and technology skills.

All inquiries and applications for the Vice President, Philanthropy (including a cover letter and resume) should be directed electronically and in confidence to:

Kevin Chase, Managing Partner
Kevin Chase Executive Search Group
1800 Hi Point Street
Los Angeles, CA 90035
(323) 930-8948
kevin@kevinchasesearch.com

CHILD DEVELOPMENT CONSULTANT — (Job#: 18-10)

The position will provide services in Orange County.

Duties Include: Responsible for conducting in-home play-based visits with children and families/caregivers; educate families in understanding children’s vision diagnosis and the impact on overall development and educational needs; provide suggestions on modifying activities and environments to support child development; conduct functional vision and development assessments using standardized assessments tools; monitors development, educational and vision needs of children on an on-going basis.
Minimum Requirements:
Bachelors degree in Early Childhood Education or related field or equivalent required; strong knowledge of child development, visual impairments and how they impact development, learning and family dynamics is essential; at least three (3) years of experience working with families on an early intervention, special education program is strongly preferred; experience working with visually impairment both in the home and school settings, using assessment tools; excellent computer skills utilizing MS Office and newer technology such as iPad and learning apps; position requires excellent communication, time management and facilitation skills; the ability to work independently out in the field and represent the organization while meeting the needs of children and families; CPR & First Aid certified preferred; valid drivers license with a clean driving record required.

CHILD DEVELOPMENT CONSULTANT — (Job#: 18-9)

The position will provide services in Los Angeles County.

Duties Include: Responsible for conducting in-home play-based visits with children and families/caregivers; educate families in understanding children’s vision diagnosis and the impact on overall development and educational needs; provide suggestions on modifying activities and environments to support child development; conduct functional vision and development assessments using standardized assessments tools; monitors development, educational and vision needs of children on an on-going basis.
Minimum Requirements:
Bachelors degree in Early Childhood Education or related field or equivalent required; strong knowledge of child development, visual impairments and how they impact development, learning and family dynamics is essential; at least three (3) years of experience working with families on an early intervention, special education program is strongly preferred; experience working with visually impairment both in the home and school settings, using assessment tools; excellent computer skills utilizing MS Office and newer technology such as iPad and learning apps; position requires excellent communication, time management and facilitation skills; the ability to work independently out in the field and represent the organization while meeting the needs of children and families; CPR & First Aid certified preferred; valid drivers license with a clean driving record required.

CONTENT MARKETING SPECIALIST — (Job#: 18-8)

Duties Include: Collaborating with other departments and marketing teammates to build and manage a rich online content calendar to engage key audiences; ensuring purposeful use of written, visual and video content to support branding and strategic growth using brailleinstitute.org, social media and other online tools; managing and improving SEM and SEO campaign performance to support organizational goals; working with others to lead and grow successful email campaigns; developing and maintaining reports for use by the department and Braille Institute leadership to showcase online campaign results.

Minimum Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications, digital communications or related field; excellent communicator and creative thinker with an ability to use data and experience to inform decisions; two (2) years’ of experience producing helpful online content, email marketing, SEM/SEO strategies; results oriented with excellent understanding of web analytics, social media and keyword tools, CMS and report creation; good organizational skills , attention to detail and the ability to manage multiple projects within deadlines; ability to occasionally work on weekends and evenings, primarily for special events; experience with HTML, CMS, Adobe Creative Suite, Final Cut Pro and MailChimp.

ASSOCIATE VICE PRESIDENT, MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS — (Job#: 18-3)
Duties Include: Develop/implement a comprehensive, multi-channel marketing and communication strategy for Braille Institute; manage Marketing team; work collaboratively with Executive, Program and Philanthropy leadership to develop and communicate a clear, consistent brand and messaging; scope includes internal/external communications, encompassing printed and electronically distributed materials including website and digital/social media; goals include increased brand awareness, visibility, number of students served and supporting Philanthropy in fundraising efforts.
Minimum Requirements:
Minimum ten (10) plus years related professional experience with at least three (3) years in a leadership role; thorough knowledge in marketing and communications; deep understanding of digital marketing and social media; proven success in marketing strategy development/implementation and leadership.

All inquiries and applications for the Associate Vice President, Marketing & Communications (including a cover letter and resume) should be directed electronically and in confidence to:

Kevin Chase, Managing Partner
Kevin Chase Executive Search Group
1800 Hi Point Street
Los Angeles, CA 90035
(323) 930-8948
kevin@kevinchasesearch.com 

YOUTH ASSISTANT — (Job#: 18-1)
Duties Include:
Participate in the planning, delivery and evaluation of the Youth programs; drive company vehicles as assigned; provide sighted guide assistance; provide daily living skills training and recreational training as determined by each students’ assessed needs.
Minimum Requirements:
Valid California class C drivers license; clean driving record; prior experience working with special needs children, youth, & young adults; ability to work extended hours, evenings, weekends as required; ability to learn and participate in physical and teaching activities; attend Youth/Career training programs and workshops as required; CPR & First Aid certified preferred; bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred.

YOUTH ASSISTANT (On-call) — (Job#: 18-7)

Duties Include: Assists with the instruction and provides assistance to students during scheduled programs; assist in monitoring programs and activities to ensure a safe environment is maintained at all times; notifies supervisor of any potential safety issues or other problems; provides sighted guide for children as needed to better assist students with program participation and enrichment; may make recommendations for student activities to keep participants engaged and learning; may require driving a company vehicle to transport visually impaired children between the regional center or designated training location and activities within the local area.

Minimum Requirements: High school diploma or equivalent required, college coursework preferred; basic knowledge of training as applied to children with disabilities is needed; at least six (6) months of experience working with children’s programs and working with special needs children, youth, & young adults; good communication and interpersonal skills; valid driving license with clean driving record; ability to work a varied schedule including weekends, extended hours and evenings; ability to learn and participate in physical and teaching activities; CPR & First Aid certified preferred.