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MAD Lab Production Assistant

POSITION: MAD Lab Production Assistant

REPORTS TO: Director MAD Lab

STATUS: Non-Exempt

WC CLASS: MAD Lab

ROLE OVERVIEW: (Main Duties)

The Production Assistant is responsible for conducting ADA/CBC signage compliance review, and embossing/printing Braille, tactile graphics, and other Alternate Formats, and supporting day-to-day operation of the Media and Accessible Design Lab (MAD Lab) department on an as-needed basis.

Minimum Qualifications:

Candidate must be able to manipulate and read calipers, possess basic computer skills (Excel, Word, MS Paint). Preference will be given to anyone familiar with the basics of Adobe Illustrator (or similar).

Education or equivalent:

  • High School Diploma. Working towards an AA or BA, or an equivalent combination of training and experience that provides the desired knowledge and abilities to perform the duties of the position.
  • Proficient in MS Office suite of software (Word, Excel, MS Paint, Outlook, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Braille literacy preferred
  • Knowledge of Adobe Illustrator and Acrobat Pro preferred
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Knowledge of current trends and developments in access technology preferred

This position requires:

  • Strong organizational and communication skills
  • Flexibility and ability to work collaboratively
  • Capacity to handle multiple projects simultaneously
  • Strong interpersonal skills to relate to staff and persons in the community with varied backgrounds and viewpoints

Job Responsibilities:

  • The Production Assistant will pick-up/drop-off deliveries of ADA sign packages to 1155 Market
  • The Production Assistant will unpack signs so they can all be reviewed for braille and organize them by type
  • The Production Assistant will inventory all signs, entering them into an ADA Checklist spreadsheet
  • The Production Assistant will take measurements of representative signs and samples (measured using calipers and the “ADA Signage Check Template for Braille and Raised Text”), and record measurements in an ADA Checklist spreadsheet
  • The Production Assistant, will take measurements of PDF shop drawings (measured using Adobe Illustrator), and record measurements in an ADA Checklist spreadsheet
  • The Production Assistant will complete a Job Log for each sign project, tracking their activities and time spent performing work
  • The Production Assistant will carefully re-pack all signs and arrange for pick-up/delivery
  • The Production Assistant will emboss/print information in Braille, tactile graphics, and other Alternate Formats
  • The Production Assistant will burst, collate, bind/staple, and label Braille, tactile graphics, and other Alternate Formats
  • The Production Assistant will:
    • pack embossed/printed media for shipping
    • Ship said boxes (either arranging for carrier pick-up, or delivering them to FedEx/UPS)
  • The Production Assistant will complete a Job Log for each Alt Media project, tracking their activities and time spent performing work
  • The Production Assistant will perform inventory counts
  • The Production Assistant will sweep, clean, and perform housekeeping, keeping the area neat and tidy
  • The Production Assistant will let their supervisor know when tasks have been completed
  • The Production Assistant will lift or carry ~40 lbs. throughout the day
  • The Production Assistant will alternately sit and/or stand for long periods
  • The Production Assistant is expected to complete any other duties as assigned by their supervisor

Other Duties: Please note that this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Working Conditions:

Equal opportunity to all regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, marital status, disability, religious or political affiliation, age, or sexual orientation.

LightHouse is an equal opportunity employer. LightHouse policy and the law prohibit discrimination and harassment based on an individual’s race, ancestry, religion or religious creed (including religious dress and grooming practices), color, age (40 and over), sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin (including language use restrictions), marital status, medical condition (including cancer and genetic characteristics), physical or mental disability (including HIV and AIDS), military or veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions, denial of Family and Medical Care leave, height and weight, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local laws, regulations, or ordinances. Our policy and the law prohibit co-workers, third parties, supervisors, and managers from engaging in such conduct.

LightHouse personnel are employed on an at-will basis. Employment at-will means that the employment relationship may be terminated, with or without cause and with or without advance notice at any time by the employee or the Agency. We strive to maintain a scent-free environment and a drug-free workplace.

All employees at LightHouse are hired for an indefinite and unspecified duration and consequently, no employee is guaranteed employment for a specified length of time. Employment is at the mutual consent of the employee and LightHouse. Accordingly, either the employee or LightHouse can terminate the employment relationship at any time, with or without cause (“employment at will”).

Compensation: 

Depending on Experience; “industry competitive”

How to Apply:

After reviewing the complete Job Description located at our website at: https://lighthouse-sf.org/about/careers/, please complete an application as well as a cover letter and résumé as word processing document attachments (no PDFs please).

Please send them to hr@lighthouse-sf.org. Please include the job title in the subject line. We will not consider videos or hyperlinks to online profiles. Due to time constraints, we will only respond to complete submissions. Thanks for your understanding.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT:

I have read and understand this explanation and job description, as well as received a personal copy:

Development Associate

POSITION: Development Associate

REPORTS TO: Development Manager, Individual Giving

STATUS: Exempt – Full time: 37.5 hours

DEADLINE: Open Until Filled

Role Overview:

Working closely with and reporting directly to the Development Manager of Individual Giving, the Development Associate serves to support several critical aspects of the Fund Development effort. In concert with the entire fundraising team, the Development Associate will help design, implement, evaluate, and refine multiple Development activities with an emphasis on donor relations, recognition, online fundraising, data entry and co-producing an Annual Report.

Diversity and Inclusion: LightHouse intentionally and actively works to minimize barriers to employment faced by many marginalized groups. As a result, we welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds and abilities, including but not limited to applicants who possess various disabilities, racial and ethnic backgrounds, sexual orientation, gender identities, and ages.

Primary responsibilities:

  • This position supports the Development Database Coordinator: providing relevant parameters to prepare queries and reports, segmenting donor lists and training with the Development Coordinator on all aspects of donation posting and donor acknowledgement using NXT Database View, to provide backup during busy months or if Coordinator is absent.
  • Support donor solicitation and gift acknowledgement efforts
  • Plan and support donor recognition events
  • Assist in evaluating donor giving frequency/history and prioritize steps to strengthen donor relations
  • In collaboration with the Development team: design, coordinate and execute annual Estate Planning mailings and co-host at least two Estate Planning events annually
  • Assist with compiling data, stories, photos, and interviews for the LightHouse Annual Report
  • Assist in creating collateral packages (brochures, press packages, photos, and short videos) that showcase organizational funding needs, acknowledges donors, and highlights the LightHouse community
  • Assist in planning and supporting donor tours: prepare giving reports and donor/guest bios as needed for review prior to tours
  • Assist with Creation of Facebook and other online campaigns with a goal of engaging new donors, including support for our Giving Tuesday campaign
  • Support the EHC Blind Ambition Capital Campaign
  • Maintain Development office supplies: inventory and ordering
  • Work with Development and Communications teams to keep the LH web site donor pages, publications, and other communications current and compelling
  • Co-manage Giving Tuesday – annual online giving event using social media
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher
  • Strong interpersonal skills: must be comfortable corresponding and interacting with donors, prospects, event attendees and the members of the public: phone calls, email, acknowledgement pieces and in person
  • Growth mindset with a willingness to learn the foundational aspects of Fund Development in a nonprofit environment
  • Microsoft Office Suite proficiency required
  • Professional, kind, and communicative
  • Experience in using Raiser’s Edge 7 and RE NXT CRM
  • Some knowledge of blindness community with willingness to learn more
  • This is an ideal position for an entry level Development professional with a penchant for networking and a desire to hone their skills

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to sit at a desk and perform computer-intensive work for long periods of time; operate standard office equipment; ability to work at home or in office independently.
  • Work occasional nights and weekends

Working Conditions:

LightHouse is an equal opportunity employer. LightHouse policy and the law prohibit discrimination and harassment based on an individual’s race, ancestry, religion or religious creed (including religious dress and grooming practices), color, age (40 and over), sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin (including language use restrictions), marital status, medical condition (including cancer and genetic characteristics), physical or mental disability (including HIV and AIDS), military or veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions, denial of Family and Medical Care leave, height and weight, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local laws, regulations, or ordinances. Our policy and the law prohibit co-workers, third parties, supervisors, and managers from engaging in such conduct.

LightHouse personnel are employed on an at-will basis. Employment at-will means that the employment relationship may be terminated, with or without cause and with or without advance notice at any time by the employee or the Agency. We strive to maintain a scent-free environment and a drug-free workplace.

How to Apply:

After reviewing the complete Job Description please send an application online via our website at: https://lighthouse-sf.org/about/careers/ as well as a cover letter and résumé as word processing document attachments (no PDFs please), to hr@lighthouse-sf.org, including the job title in the subject line. We will not consider videos or hyperlinks to online profiles. Due to time constraints, we will only respond to complete submissions. Thanks for your understanding.

Adult Program Coordinator

POSITION:           Adult Program Coordinator

REPORTS TO:    Community Services Director

STATUS: Exempt – Full time: 37.5 hours

DEADLINE: Open Until Filled

Role Overview:

Founded in San Francisco in 1902, LightHouse for the Blind is a dynamic nonprofit organization, serving the blind community through many innovative programs and services. Certified teachers provide skills training to blind and low-vision students to increase independence. Blind youth engage in high expectations-based immersion training to prepare them for college, work, and beyond. Civic participation is encouraged by attending community forums and service events. On-demand tactile mapping and a quarter of a million pages of Braille are produced each year in the MAD LAB, and countless lives are changed at our Enchanted Hills Camp in Napa. We need your talents, hard work and dedication to continue meeting and surpassing these expectations.

Diversity and Inclusion: LightHouse intentionally and actively works to minimize barriers to employment faced by many marginalized groups. As a result, we welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds and abilities, including but not limited to applicants who possess various disabilities, racial and ethnic backgrounds, sexual orientation, gender identities, and ages.

Primary responsibilities:

The LightHouse Adult Program Coordinator will:

  • Be responsible for developing a full schedule of programs both virtually and at the LightHouse headquarters and in the community.
  • Coordinate, supervise, or otherwise provide support to volunteers, student volunteers, and/or program participants to ensure smooth facilitation of active program hours.
  • Build strong, fruitful relationships with individuals, organizations, and other community partners who can support the Lighthouse’s goal of a thriving Adult Program by facilitating or teaching activities.
  • Collaborate with Lighthouse staff and volunteers to work as a team on projects, assignments, and tasks.
  • Oversee administrative support in ensuring entry of pertinent data into Salesforce and maintaining clear and professional student records.
  • Oversee administrative support in processing and recording program service fees and expenses.
  • Manage and coordinate administrative support, supervisors, and other relevant LightHouse staff and community partners to ensure appropriate compliance with grant guidelines.
  • Maintain student confidentiality.
  • Actively develop and manage relationships with partners and community members to recruit students and outreach while simultaneously promoting existing effective programs
  • Conduct oneself in a professional manner on and off the job, knowing that they are representatives of the Lighthouse.
  • Demonstrate efficient time management and the ability to prioritize assignments.
  • Consistently report to work on time and be ready to begin performing assigned duties and responsibilities.
  • Provide First Aid or CPR if necessary.
  • Attend staff meetings and departmental briefings as requested.
  • Continue to learn and communicate a blindness-positive philosophy.
  • Other duties may also be assigned or re-assigned according to candidate’s skill set.
  • Other Duties: Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • The Adult Program Coordinator serves as an important liaison between the LightHouse, volunteers, program participants, and community partners. Developing and managing these relationships is a vital part of creating high-quality and engaging social, recreational, and educational opportunities for the blind community and essential to success in this role
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Education or equivalent: B.A. degree in a relevant field such as education, special education, or recreational therapy; Master’s degree preferred.
  • Experience:
  • Must possess at least three years direct experience working with blind and low-vision adults.
  • Must be a competent and effective user of Microsoft Office Suite, including Outlook, Word, and Excel. Salesforce or other database experience and knowledge of Zoom or other web conferencing platforms a plus.
  • Comprehensive knowledge on the latest trends impacting the blind and low-vision community as well as a general understanding of the blindness community (e.g., alternative skills blind and low-vision people use to work, travel, and participate as everyday citizens of their communities.
  • Current certification in First Aid and/ or CPR.
  • Bilingual (e.g., Spanish, Mandarin, ASL).
  • Experienced with social media or Braille literate a plus.

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to sit at a desk and perform computer-intensive work for long periods of time; operate standard office equipment; ability to work at home or in office independently.
  • Regular evening and weekend assignments
  • Must be able to carry or transport 25 lbs.

Working Conditions:

LightHouse is an equal opportunity employer. LightHouse policy and the law prohibit discrimination and harassment based on an individual’s race, ancestry, religion or religious creed (including religious dress and grooming practices), color, age (40 and over), sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin (including language use restrictions), marital status, medical condition (including cancer and genetic characteristics), physical or mental disability (including HIV and AIDS), military or veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions, denial of Family and Medical Care leave, height and weight, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local laws, regulations, or ordinances. Our policy and the law prohibit co-workers, third parties, supervisors, and managers from engaging in such conduct.

LightHouse personnel are employed on an at-will basis. Employment at-will means that the employment relationship may be terminated, with or without cause and with or without advance notice at any time by the employee or the Agency. We strive to maintain a scent-free environment and a drug-free workplace.

How to Apply:

After reviewing the complete Job Description please send an application online via our website at: https://lighthouse-sf.org/about/careers/ as well as a cover letter and résumé as word processing document attachments (no PDFs please), to hr@lighthouse-sf.org, including the job title in the subject line. We will not consider videos or hyperlinks to online profiles. Due to time constraints, we will only respond to complete submissions. Thanks for your understanding.

Early Childhood Blind and Low Vision Specialist

POSITION:                  Early Childhood Blind and Low Vision Specialist

STATUS:                      Part or Full-time Exempt

REPORTS TO:           Program Director, Little Learners Program

APPLICATION DEADLINE: specific date- TBD

JOB PURPOSE:

LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired, headquartered in downtown San Francisco, is looking for full and part-time Early Childhood Blind and Low Vision Specialists to staff a new department within our organization in in selected counties throughout   the bay area and northern California.

The Early Childhood Blind and Low Vision Specialist reports to the LightHouse Little Learners Program Director.

Diversity and Inclusion: LightHouse intentionally and actively works to minimize barriers to employment faced by many marginalized groups. As a result, we welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds and abilities, including but not limited to applicants who possess various disabilities, racial and ethnic backgrounds, sexual orientation, gender identities, and ages.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education or equivalent:

  • Minimum B.A. or B.S. degree
  • Strongly Preferred: Masters/Credential in Visual Impairments or Orientation and Mobility or Early Childhood/Special Education, or Physical or Occupational Therapy or Social Work

Desired Qualifications:

  • Professional preparation in the following:
    • Education of young children who are blind or have low vision
    • Orientation and Mobility
    • Infant or Early Childhood Development
    • Physical or Occupational Therapy
    • Social Work
  • Professional preparation in the philosophy of Infant and Family Mental Health
  • Bilingual fluency; Spanish preferred
  • Public speaking skills
  • Infant Massage Training or Certification

Experience (Preferred):

  • Minimum three years’ experience working with infants and preschoolers who are blind or have low vision, or whose developmental delays include blindness or low vision; or who are deafblind
  • Minimum three years’ experience providing home visits to families
  • Work in multi-cultural teaching circumstances
  • Trained in Lilli Nielsen philosophy of Active Learning

Required Skills:

  • Strong written and spoken communication skills
  • Knowledge of the many strategies, techniques and communities used to support blind children, teens, and adults for success throughout life.
  • Effective interpersonal and communication skills with children and adults
  • Joyful, playful, positive working style with children
  • Strong organization and prioritization/time management skills to meet deadlines and monthly submission of billing
  • Takes initiative and can work independently under pressure
  • Creative problem solver
  • Flexible schedule and demeanor: able to accommodate widely varied and unpredictable home circumstances with children, family members and pets present
  • Positive attitude, professional manner, and strong work ethic
  • Ability to interact and network with professionals and to deal tactfully with a variety of individuals and organizations
  • Ability to relate to and show compassion toward concerned client families and family members
  • Must be sensitive to clients’ cultural and socioeconomic circumstances

Other:

  • Ability to use alternative modes of transportation regularly
  • Comfort with navigating in familiar and new communities
  • Willingness to be fingerprinted and complete a background check, including Livescan
  • Willingness to complete a TB test
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with changing priorities and demands
  • Willingness to use personal phone for work-related communications (will be reimbursed). The Specialist’s phone number will be shielded from callers through the LightHouse system.

TECHNOLOGY SKILLS:

  • Knowledge of basic computer and technology skills with the following preferred experience with Calendaring, Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, Outlook, as well as other Software Applications, such as Salesforce, ADP, Zoom tele-conference; and including facility with encrypted data communication systems

Transportation:

  • The ability to travel to various locations throughout the SF bay area and Northern and Central California is essential to the duties of this position
  • Strong organization and prioritization/time management skills that ensure timely completion of weekly tasks and long-term projects
  • Valid California Driver’s License or valid California REAL ID

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: (will differ in periods of remote learning):

  • Commitment to following COVID-19 protocols, including use of required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), social distancing and hand-washing techniques, during in-person services.
  • Able to lift boxes and materials up to 30 pounds

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Early Childhood Blind and Low Vision Specialist in this role will provide services in the following areas:

Family Services:

  • Provide parent/caregiver education and family-centered coaching services in the context of the natural environment of the home and community for families of young children (birth to three years of age) who are blind or have low vision; have neurological visual impairment; whose developmental delays include blindness or low vision; or who are deafblind
  • Provide information and resources to families related to their child’s blindness or low vision, and how these disabilities impact early development
  • Conduct parent interviews and administer developmental and functional vision assessments appropriate for this population of children and their families
  • Encourage parent/caregiver and child interactions and the child’s overall growth and development through adapted play and routines-based activities in the home, or by remote learning or a hybrid of in-person and remote learning
  • Support the relationship and bond between the parent/caregiver and child utilizing the philosophy of infant and family mental health
  • Coach families in child-advocacy skills in medical, educational, and social settings
  • Have a working knowledge of specialized toys and materials and assistive technology for young children who are blind or have low vision, or neurological visual impairment, or whose developmental delays are combined with blindness or deaf blindness

Community Collaboration and Outreach: 

  • Consult and build professional working relationships with community representatives as a full participant on the child and family’s Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP) team
  • Partner with the child’s site-based early intervention program to adapt materials, approaches and the environment for a child who is blind or has low vision
  • Prepare for, accompany, and debrief with families on important medical visits
  • Provide information, resources, and referrals to families for relevant community services and assistance
  • Provide workshops and trainings on early childhood blindness and low vision for families and professionals
  • Help plan and coordinate individual or group family education and parent-to-parent-support opportunities and events
  • At the direction of their supervisor, attend and participate in programs of national, state, and local groups of parents of blind children

Case Management:

  • Maintain and organize secure and safe client case files in multiple formats, as needed, including contracts, Purchases of Service, Facesheets, Family Surveys and research forms, for a service population in the range of 20-30 clients per FTE
  • Prepare and submit family reports to contracting agencies according to established timelines
  • Maintain consistent, accurate service notes
  • Maintain accurate client billing records in electronic format and submit service hours for billing by established deadlines
  • Comply with HIPAA requirements related to confidentiality of documents and communications

 

  • Ability to purchase, track and maintain toys and materials in an organized and safe condition
  • Maintain and submit accurate expense reports in accordance with Lighthouse employee handbook and policies.

 

Organizational Support:

  • Establish and maintain a safe and secure home office environment to effectively perform duties required of the Early Childhood Blindness and Low Vision Specialist
  • Provide families with required agency, state, and federal electronic forms, and maintain in case electronic file
  • Assist with confidential data gathering and information-sharing per state and federal requirements; in collaboration with LightHouse’s internal departments such as Program, IT, Development, Finance and Communications
  • Participate in monthly All-Staff and LightHouse Little Learners Program Staff Meetings (regional, and/or full program)
  • Complete annual Performance Review requirements

WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • Typical work hours: 9 AM-5PM, 5 days per week per FTE
  • Willingness to work *outside* of normal working hours when appointments or Lighthouse programs require it.
  • Works in a well-lighted, ventilated home or headquarters office area
  • With the approval of their supervisor, attends and participates in professional development opportunities related to job responsibilities
  • Work at events held in indoor and outdoor environments including occasional overnight stays at Enchanted Hills Camp in Napa
  • With the approval of their supervisor, attends and participates in professional development opportunities related to job responsibilities
  • Attends all LightHouse all-staff events and, with the permission of their supervisor, optional LightHouse blindness learning events
  • Willingness to be fingerprinted and complete a background check, including a Livescan and TB Test

LightHouse is an equal opportunity employer.  The Lighthouse’s Equal Opportunity statement can be found here: https://lighthouse-sf.org/about/careers/

Compensation:  Depending on Experience; “industry competitive”

HOW TO APPLY:

Please include a cover letter and résumé as Word attachments (no PDFs please), to hr@lighthouse-sf.org, including the job title in the subject line. We will not consider videos or hyperlinks to online profiles. Due to time constraints, we will only respond to complete submissions in which there is serious interest, thanks for your understanding.

LightHouse Little Learners Development Officer

POSITION:                        Development Officer

STATUS:                             Full-time Exempt

REPORTS TO:                    Development Director

APPLICATION DEADLINE: specific date -TBD

JOB PURPOSE:

LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired, headquartered in downtown San Francisco, is looking for a full time Development Officer to staff a new position within our organization supporting the LightHouse Little Learners Early Childhood Program and, occasionally, the entire organization.

Under the Development Director’s supervision, the Development Officer is responsible for managing a portfolio of major and mid-level donors, corporate/foundation funders, community service groups and public funding sources (e.g., school districts, governmental sources, etc.)  in partnership with the LightHouse Little Learners Program Director, Program staff and the Development Director.

The Development Officer will particularly focus on creating a pipeline of funding for this new Department from participating families, community members and institutional sources. Major donor cultivation, events and proposal writing will be key tasks of this effort.

In addition to the primary focus of fundraising for Little Learners, the Development Officer will assist with fundraising initiatives, events and projects supporting all LightHouse programs and work in collaboration with all members of the Development Department.

Diversity and Inclusion: LightHouse intentionally and actively works to minimize barriers to employment faced by many marginalized groups. As a result, we welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds and abilities, including but not limited to applicants who possess various disabilities, racial and ethnic backgrounds, sexual orientation, gender identities, and ages.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education or equivalent:

  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university. Master’s degree or higher a plus. Experience commensurate with such educational attainment may substitute.

Experience: (Preferred)

  • Significant experience in raising funds for early childhood programs
  • Experience in disability/blindness/human services
  • At least five years of experience in major gifts fundraising with an emphasis on, and successful track record of securing major gifts from individual donors including cultivating prospects and creating a pipeline of donor Development
  • At least five years of experience writing corporate and foundation grant proposals, sponsorship requests and grant reports
  • Experience with special events fundraising, demonstrating success with volunteer management, securing event sponsorships and in-kind donations
  • Knowledge of basic computer and technology skills with the following preferred.  Strong facility in Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, Outlook, Raisers Edge, Salesforce CRM, ADP, Zoom teleconference
  • Strong knowledge of the Bay Area’s philanthropic community

Required Skills:

  • Proven ability and track record of increasing donor/funder Development and retention
  • Possess exceptional relationship building and influencing skills, which will all contribute to being a collaborative LightHouse team member
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Confidence in engaging donors, funders and prospects regarding charitable contributions and grants
  • Talented presenter, coupled with the ability to interact with diplomacy and tact
  • Experience working with event committees of high-level volunteers, donors, and student’s families
  • Ability to independently drive projects
  • Strong planning, organizational and project/time management
  • Respect for confidentiality of donor/constituent information and a deep understanding of donor ethics

Other:

  • Familiarity with the challenges and methods used to encourage optimal development of blind infants, toddlers and youth or ability to learn quickly.
  • Ability to convincingly communicate the advantages and rationale for early blindness education. Skills to describe the advantages of the methodology LLL uses for optimum success of families and their blind children.
  • Positive attitude and strong work ethic
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment

Transportation:

  • The ability to travel to various locations throughout the SF bay area and Northern California is essential to the duties of this position
  • Valid California Driver’s License or valid California REAL ID

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: (will differ in periods of remote learning):

  • Ability to lift to 30 pounds
  • Commitment to following COVID-19 protocols, including use of required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), social distancing and hand-washing techniques, during in-person services

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Development Officer will be responsible for the following:

  • Responsible for identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship activities for a portfolio of individual as well as institutionax1l funders and prospects
  • Serves as the relationship manager for a portfolio of key donors/funders and prospects who have the capacity to make major gifts and grants
  • Draft and write letters of inquiry, grant proposals and reports
  • Raise philanthropic revenue from employee groups, civic organizations, and service clubs (Rotary, Kiwanis, Lions, etc.)
  • Responsible to engage in the prospecting of new prospect relationships
  • Generate new revenue, with an emphasis on 5, 6 and 7 figure gifts and grants across all revenue sources
  • Collaborate with appropriate Lighthouse staff to create volunteer opportunities, site visits and special events related to the Little Learners Program.
  • Identify and cultivate corporations for securing sponsorships and in-kind support
  • Plan, organize, and direct fundraising campaigns in support of LightHouse Little Learners Program, and other LH programs/services as directed.
  • Use Raisers Edge NXT to track moves management, actions and report on funds raised.
  • Other duties as assigned

Other Duties:  Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • This is a full-time, exempt position working Monday through Friday. Salary is commensurate with experience.
  • Occasional work on weekends and evenings, as needed. (Advance notice will be provided.)
  • Work at events held in indoor and outdoor environments including occasional overnight stays at Enchanted Hills Camp in Napa
  • With the approval of their supervisor, attends and participates in professional development opportunities related to job responsibilities
  • Attends all LightHouse all-staff events and, with the permission of their supervisor, optional LightHouse blindness learning events
  • Willingness to be fingerprinted and complete a background check, including a Livescan and TB Test

LightHouse is an equal opportunity employer:  The Lighthouse’s Equal Opportunity statement can be found here: https://lighthouse-sf.org/about/careers/

Compensation:  Depending on Experience; “industry competitive”

HOW TO APPLY:

Please include a cover letter and résumé as Word attachments (no PDFs please), to hr@lighthouse-sf.org, including the job title in the subject line. We will not consider videos or hyperlinks to online profiles. Due to time constraints, we will only respond to complete submissions in which there is serious interest, thanks for your understanding.

 

Program Assistant; LightHouse Little Learners Childhood Program

POSITION:          Program Assistant; LightHouse Little Learners Childhood Program

STATUS:                 Part-Time

REPORTS TO:    Program Director, Little Learners Childhood Program

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open until filled (or specific date)

JOB PURPOSE:

LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired, headquartered in downtown San Francisco, is looking for a Part-Time Program Assistant to staff a new position within our organization supporting the LightHouse Little Learners Early Childhood Program.

Under the supervision of the LightHouse Little Learners Program Director, the Program Assistant provides administrative support to the Program Director and the Early Childhood Blindness and Low Vision Specialists and serves as the first point of contact for LLL inquiries and referrals.

The Program Assistant also coordinates with the Finance Department to enter client data into Client Relationship Management Systems (CRM), such as Salesforce, for the purpose of billing for services, entering data for LightHouse Little Learners and other LightHouse programs.

Diversity and Inclusion: LightHouse intentionally and actively works to minimize barriers to employment faced by many marginalized groups. As a result, we welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds and abilities, including but not limited to applicants who possess various disabilities, racial and ethnic backgrounds, sexual orientation, gender identities, and ages.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education or equivalent:

  • A. from an accredited college or university
  • Education in a related field preferred

Experience:

  • Minimum of three years prior office management experience preferred
  • Conversational Spanish is a preferred asset

Transportation:

  • The ability to travel to various locations throughout the SF bay area and Northern and Central California is essential to the duties of this position.
  • Strong organization and prioritization/time management skills that ensure timely completion of weekly tasks and long-term projects
  • Positive attitude and strong work ethic
  • Creative problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with changing priorities and demands
  • Strong public speaking skills
  • Valid California Driver’s License or valid California REAL ID
  •  Facility with driving and/or navigating public transportation

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Commitment to following COVID-19 protocols, including use of required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), social distancing and hand-washing techniques, during in-person services.
  • Able to lift boxes and materials up to 30 pounds

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Respond to and fulfill incoming requests from Early Childhood Blindness and Low Vision Specialists, who are working from home offices in northern and central California
  • Answer phones and respond to inquiries, accept client referrals and is knowledgeable about the LightHouse Little Learners (LLL) Program and community resources for families and professionals
  • Monitor and manage contracts for service and associated billing processes involving data entry into client relationship management systems
  • Communicate effectively with families, medical and education professionals, equipment vendors, representatives of contracting agencies, donors, and volunteers through a variety of communication methods: phone, email, text, fax, etc.
  • Maintain office supplies, inventory, and electronic file systems
  • Order toys and materials for Program Director and Early Childhood Blindness and Low Vision Specialists
  • Assist with preparations for regular LLL Staff Meetings
  • Coordinate and manage timelines for special projects, such as American Printing House for the Blind Annual Registry, conferences, and client research opportunities

Technology Skills:

  • Knowledge of basic computer and technology skills with the following preferred experience with Calendaring, Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, and Outlook as well as other Software Applications, such as Salesforce, ADP, Zoom tele-conference; and including facility with encrypted data communication systems
  • Strong Salesforce Client Relationship Management (CRM) systems knowledge and facility with data entry to maintain accurate client data and billing for services

Other:

  • Strong interpersonal and phone communication skills
  • Calm, welcoming manner and communication style
  • Ability to manage competing priorities in a busy office setting, whether in-person or remote circumstances
  • High level organization and prioritization/time management skills

Other Duties:  Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice

WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • Works a typical workday from 9 AM to 5 PM with mandated break times, 5 days per week
  • Works in a well-lighted, ventilated home or headquarters office area
  • Works at events including indoor and outdoor environments including occasional overnight stays at Enchanted Hills Camp in Napa
  • Works and communicates effectively with a variety of individuals: adults, children, volunteers, interns, etc.
  • With the approval of their supervisor, attends and participates in professional development opportunities related to job responsibilities
  • Attends all Lighthouse all-staff events and, with the permission of their supervisor, optional Lighthouse blindness learning events.
  • Willingness to be fingerprinted and complete a background check, including a Livescan
  • Willingness to complete a TB test

LightHouse is an equal opportunity employer.  The Lighthouse’s Equal Opportunity statement can be found here: https://lighthouse-sf.org/about/careers/

Compensation:  Depending on Experience; “industry competitive”

HOW TO APPLY:

Please include a cover letter and résumé as Word attachments (no PDFs please), to hr@lighthouse-sf.org, including the job title in the subject line. We will not consider videos or hyperlinks to online profiles. Due to time constraints, we will only respond to complete submissions in which there is serious interest, thanks for your understanding.