Guiding Eyes for the Blind is an internationally accredited nonprofit that provides guide dogs to people with vision loss, as well as service dogs to children with autism.
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Employment

Guiding Eyes for the Blind is known for embracing every person connected with the school as a family member and for the collective spirit of its staff. We offer challenging and fulfilling career paths for those who are passionate about our work and mission. We offer a comprehensive benefits package and a dog-friendly work environment.

Equal Opportunity Employer

 

Available position(s):

Training Department Administrative Assistant/Front Desk Reception, Yorktown, NY

Position Summary: Answer and route incoming calls on multiple telephone lines. Heavy, accurate and timely database entry. Maintain and reconcile petty cash. Create, distribute and maintain a variety of reports, letters and communications related to training department activities, graduates and students. Sell supplies and equipment to students. Coordinate student photo orders. Sort daily mail. Accept and verify receipt of deliveries from a variety of companies. Maintain postage meter, scales and mail room supplies.

Qualifications: Minimum of 5 years of administrative experience with intermediate Word and Excel including spreadsheet creation. Electronic calendar and Power Point desirable. Detail oriented with a demonstrated ability to set priorities and multi task effectively. Exceptional interpersonal and problem solving skills. Able to interact with poise, tact and diplomacy with all visitors and staff. Professional demeanor and appearance. Must be comfortable around large, active dogs. Must be able to sit for extended periods of time and lift and carry up to 10 pounds.

This is a full time position Monday-Friday from 9:00-5:00. Salary $21-25 per hour depending upon experience. To apply please email your letter of introduction and resume to Kathy Zubrycki, Vice President Training Programs at kzubrycki@guidingeyes.org

 

Whelping Kennel Technician Patterson, NY

Duties include daily cleaning of kennels and associated facilities. Basic dog care includes feeding, exercise, administration of medication, neonatal care, bathing and grooming. Monitor the birthing process to ensure the health and safety of the pups and adults. Candidates must be able to lift and control large, active dogs of 70+ pounds and be computer literate. Work hours Sunday 11:00 am-7:30 pm and Monday thru Thursday 7:00am-3:30pm. In the event of a whelp on Sunday, may be required to spend the night caring for the brood and newborn pups. Starting salary $12.00 per hour.  Please email a letter of introduction and resume to Jennifer White, Whelping Kennel Manager at jwhite@guidingeyes.org

 

Part Time Whelping Kennel Technician Patterson, NY

Friday, 7:00 am-3:30 pm and Saturday, 11:00 am-7:30 pm. $12.00 per hour. Cleaning of kennels and associated facilities. Basic dog care to include feeding, exercise, administration of medication, neonatal care, and grooming. Will be trained to monitor the birthing process to ensure the health and safety of the pups and adults. In the event of the birth of a litter on Saturday, may be required to spend the night. Must be physically fit, able to lift up to 40 pounds, stand for up to 1 hour, stoop and bend repeatedly.
Please email a letter of introduction and resume to Jennifer White, Whelping Kennel Manager at  jwhite@guidingeyes.org

 

Training School Kennel Technician (Adult dogs)

Provide physical and psychological care to the adult dogs in training who are kenneled in our Training School Kennel in Yorktown, NY. This entails daily cleaning and maintenance of kennel facilities.  Basic dog care to include feeding, exercise, socialization, bathing, medicating and grooming. Assisting in the Veterinary Hospital.  Interacting with volunteers and the general public.

This physically demanding, 40 hour a week, full time position includes working some weekends and some holidays. Candidates must have experience with basic canine obedience training with a personal pet or through volunteer or work experience. Successful applicants must be able to and be able to handle and control 50-60 pound dogs, lift and carry up to 30 pounds and withstand up to two hours of repetitive bending, stooping, kneeling and squatting on concrete surfaces.  Shift is 8:00 am-5:00 pm.  Salary $12.00 per hour.
Please email a letter of introduction and resume to Valerie Quick, Training School Kennel Manager at vquick@guidingeyes.org