President, The Carroll Center for the Blind

Newton, Massachusetts


Considered a national and international leader in the field of blindness and visual impairment, the Carroll Center for the Blind (CCB) is committed to fostering the independence of blind and visually impaired persons by providing rehabilitation, skills training and educational opportunities to achieve independence, self-sufficiency and self-fulfillment and by educating the public regarding the potential of persons who are blind and visually impaired. Every year over 2,000 individuals face the physically, emotionally and financially demanding challenge of adjusting to vision loss with the Carroll Center’s expert and compassionate assistance. Founded in 1936, as the Catholic Guild for the Blind, the Carroll Center was brought to national prominence in 1954, when the Reverend Thomas J. Carroll established its innovative residential rehabilitation training program for newly blinded adults. CCB has continually pioneered new and innovative therapeutic and learning methods for blind and visually impaired persons to achieve their full potential in the home, the school, the workplace and the community including a nationally recognized fencing program, designed to build sensory confidence and physical strength in a safe environment. The Carroll Center for the Blind has been called the “Harvard” of blind rehabilitation.

Poised for growth and continued success, CCB is seeking a new President to lead and manage its critical mission of transforming the quality of life for blind and visually impaired persons. Reporting to a 20-member Board of Directors, the President will serve as the agency’s Chief Executive Officer and will assume full responsibility for maintaining and building upon the achievements and reputation garnered by Rachel Rosenbaum, the retiring President’s over 30-year tenure and the agency’s innovative services. The President will oversee the strategic, programmatic and financial operations of the organization, lead a staff of over 80 members, and play a prominent leadership role in advocacy, education and rehabilitation throughout the local, national and international blind and visually impaired communities.



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Due to the pace of this search, candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible, but no later than April 10, 2009. Applications including a cover letter describing your interest and qualifications, your resume (in Word format), salary history and where you learned of the position should be sent to: In order to expedite the internal sorting and reviewing process, please type your name (Last, First) as the only contents in the subject line of your e-mail.