Updated as of March 7, 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: firstname.lastname@example.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.
CONTENT MARKETING SPECIALIST — (Job#: 18-8) NEW
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.
CHILD DEVELOPMENT CONSULTANT — (Job#: 18-6)
The position will provide services in San Bernardino 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.
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
DIRECTOR OF LOW VISION SERVICES — (Job#: 18-3)
Duties Include: Serve as the Program Lead for low vision services throughout the organization; will work closely with the Vice President/Program Delivery and Executive Directors of five centers; establish and reinforce program guidelines including content, quality and efficiency of low vision consultations; develop a strategy to build and maintain a referral base of eye care professionals; provide staff training; and, oversee program related data management and record keeping; perform screening/assessment of low vision clients, analyze results and, make specific device and/or environmental recommendations; establish collaborative and productive working relationships throughout the organization and work with Philanthropy to support related fundraising efforts.
Minimum Requirements: Experienced occupational therapist, certified in low vision; minimum of five (5) years low vision program and management experience; current OT license (preferably California state) plus low vision certification (ACTA American Occupational Therapy Assn) or CLVT-Certified Low Vision Therapist (ACVREP-Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation & Education Professionals); thorough knowledge of visual system, eye conditions, impact of various eye diseases; familiarity with related community and professional resources; current understanding of mainstream and assistive technology devices; experience with marketing and fundraising for low vision programs desired; must have current valid driver’s license and access to own transportation.
TRANSCRIBER — (Job#: 18-2)
Duties Include: Transcribes and proofreads all documents for print content and braille/tactile accuracy utilizing national guidelines; maintains up to date knowledge of braille codes and trends; oversees quality control of all braille projects and collaborates to assess tactile image inclusion, as deem necessary; determines project capacity and infrastructure to compare and contrast visual presentation and layout of organization wide projects; provides consulting support for org staff regarding braille transcription or embossing needs; maintains easy to access internal guidelines to account for production workflows of any braille projects; will edit guidelines for Braille Challenge preliminaries and finals as well as provide scoring room support and expertise; will support organization wide braille literacy awareness initiatives.
Minimum Requirements: Transcribe and format documents according to UEB code using best practices braille translation programs to compare and contrast content quality; responsible for transcribing a variety of material into braille for BIA distribution including departments and regional centers; oversee national Braille Challenge accurate braille transcription and quality control for both preliminaries and finals; coordinate tactile images per project, as assigned; possess strong command of braille code and the ability to proofread and edit for quality control; possess knowledge of grammar, spelling and formatting for both office 365 programs and braille programs, i.e. braille 2000 or Duxbury.
VOLUNTEER SERVICES MANAGER — (Job#: 17-9)
Duties Include: Position recruits, interviews and evaluates skills of prospective volunteers; designs and implements volunteer recognition and retention programs; makes assignments to volunteers based on department needs and volunteers’ abilities; provides on-going training, support and guidance to volunteer staff and serves as their on-job supervisors; maintains accurate records of volunteer participation; prepares monthly reports of volunteer contributions and related data for review by management; represents the organization by speaking at community outreach and volunteer recruitment events; participates in community programs relating to volunteer management; develops, distributes and updates job descriptions for volunteers; establishes and maintains positive business relationships with various Community partners such as health care agencies and professional services organizations.
Minimum Requirements: Position requires at least two (2) years of progressively responsible experience with a volunteer services program, with some work experience in a leadership role; a four (4) year college degree or the equivalent in additional work experience is desirable working knowledge of volunteer services in a non-profit organization is needed; position requires good communication, leadership and team building skills; good organization skills and the ability to exercise discretion, sound judgement and analyze and resolve problems is needed; knowledge of standard office computer software Is also required.
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.
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT — (Job#: 17-23)
The position will be based at our Laguna Hills Satellite Center.
Duties Include: Answer incoming phones and direct to appropriate department; greet students, volunteers and visitors, impart information related to curriculum, service and donations; gather, compile and prepare reports as requested by management and maintain attendance log of clients; schedule Low Vision appointments and follow up with remainder calls; proofread, print and distribute correspondence, time lines, tables, graphs, presentations and reports; assist Field Services Manager with correspondence, reports, data entry, fliers, files, supply ordering and maintenance requests; assist providing coverage for other administrative functions as requested.
Minimum Requirements: A high school diploma or equivalent; strong knowledge of administrative support services and standard office computer software; good written and verbal communication skills, organization, and computer skills are required; ability to prioritize and complete multiple tasks promptly and accurately under limited supervision is needed; good customer service skills is required; must have one (1) to two (2) years of administrative support experience; bilingual (Spanish/English) preferred.
Duties Include: Transporting students and staff to and from the facility and other locations in a safe and timely manner; drive students and others, both adult and children for specific trips and errands for staff, donors, guests, students and volunteers; maintain transportation records and lists of daily routes; assist in inspection and maintenance of vehicle fleet as well as cleaning of all vehicles; determine most direct routes to drive, using alternate routes as necessary based on traffic conditions.
Minimum Requirements: High school diploma or equivalent required; at least two (2) years’ experience operating public or private vehicles to transport passengers; ability to operate motor vehicles safely while transporting passengers; must have current knowledge of traffic and Department of Transporation rules and regulations; familiar with local freeways; must have Class B driving license with passenger endorsement, clean driving record; CPR & First Aid certified; Current Medical Card; ability to lift 40lbs and able to push or pull up to 80lbs; ability to make minor repairs as necessary; bilingual (English/Spanish).
YOUTH ASSISTANT (On-call) — (Job#: 18-7) New
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.