Guiding Eyes for the Blind provides guide dogs to people with vision loss. We are passionate about connecting exceptional dogs with individuals for greater independence.
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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.

Send letter of introduction and resume via e-mail to PKozlowski@guidingeyes.org or by mail to Director of Human Resources, Guiding Eyes for the Blind, 611 Granite Springs Road, Yorktown Heights, NY  10598.

Equal Opportunity Employer

 

Available position(s):

Licensed Veterinary Technician

Guiding Eyes for the Blind, Yorktown Heights, NY.  You will perform administrative and clinical duties at our full service veterinary hospital.  Hospital staff includes three veterinarians and four LVTs.  We are equipped with digital radiography, endoscopy, ultrasonography, and full surgery.   Clinical duties will include anesthesia, radiology, minor dental procedures, patient care, and kennel husbandry.  Job will require significant administrative duties including inventory, scheduling, and phone consultations.  Candidate must be highly organized, have a positive collaborative attitude and enjoy contact with the general public.  Must be licensed or eligible for license in NY.  Work Monday through Friday 9-5.  Rotate call between four techs to answer questions by phone and come in for occasional emergency surgical procedures. Competitive salary, full medical/dental, 403-b pension plan, CE and dues, 3 weeks paid vacation. Guiding Eyes is one of the leaders in breeding, raising and training dogs for the blind.  Come work in a rewarding environment with our extraordinary dogs.

 

Regional Manager – Puppy Program Reports to Director of Puppy Program

Location: Must reside less than a 2-hour drive from the following puppy raising regions with classes held in Easton, MD, Bowie, MD and Fairfax, VA.

This is a professional position of 40+ hours per week which will include working evenings and weekends. Salary based upon experience. Generous benefits package including 3 weeks of vacation, fully paid medical/dental/vision benefits.

Description: Position requires providing direct supervision, training and on-going development of volunteer region teams and puppy raisers. Includes but not limited to matching and placing puppies with qualified volunteer puppy raisers, teaching weekly dog training classes, individual dog training support as needed and considerable administrative responsibilities. Candidate should be comfortable presenting to groups and have some public relations knowledge and effectiveness in working in a team environment. Must conduct and record puppy evaluations.

Qualifications: Prior supervisory/management experience essential. Solid background and understanding of positive dog training techniques, dog behavior and instructing in both class and one-to-one settings. Excellent people skills, teaching and team building skills considered essential. Highly developed time management and organizational skills. Must be proficient in Word and Excel and have some experience with electronic calendar and database products. Must be able to lift and carry up to 50 pounds, be able to remain on one’s feet for up to 1 hour at a time and withstand repetitive bending, stooping, kneeling, and squatting. Initial training period of approximately 4 – 6 months would require flexibility to work out of our Patterson, NY facility several days each month. Valid driver’s license. Willing to drive full-sized van.

 

Manager of Puppy Program Reports to Director of Canine Program Development Location: Patterson, NY (CDC)

– Supervision, coaching and support of the Regional Manager team.
– Continuing Development and Implementation of Pre-Placement Class Curriculum in collaboration with Pre-Placement Task Force.

  •  Video
  •  Regional Implementation support
  •  Management of delivery system

– Oversight of Puppy Placement Goals
– Oversight of Pup Program Inquiries and supporting the effective progress of potential raisers through the process to becoming a raiser.

– Region growth and development

  •  Working with and through the support of Development (marketing)
  •  Working with RM team to support this goal
  •  Development of Backup support for regions during future RM transitions and Temporary region vacancies- Coaching and resolution of puppy raiser/Region Volunteer concerns

– Systems management of IFT, Graduation
– Day to day management of Pup Program Support Team
– Design & Coordination of RC Workshop

 

Marketing Content Manager

Reports to:  VP of Development and Karen McClure, Sr. Director of Response Marketing Location: Yorktown Heights, NY

Overview: This individual will direct and execute marketing communications creation, production and distribution towards sustainable revenue growth.

Responsibilities:
1) Create and oversee the writing, editing, graphic design, production and distribution of all print marketing and donor relation and event related materials including management of third-party vendors to ensure brand and message consistency with attention to budget for both development and direct response efforts. Percentage of Time: 70%

2) Update, manage and organize an asset library of photographs, graduate biographies, volunteer and donor profiles for use in print and electronic fundraising collateral as well as social/digital media. Includes interviewing each class of students and writing bios for website post. Percentage of Time: 10%

3) Develop, manage and execute comprehensive Social Media fundraising strategy that includes Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, local blogs and on-line affinity groups and other relevant Social Media tools. Monitor social media and prepare communications supporting fund-raising and brand promotion. Percentage of Time: 10%

4) Assist with or prepare timetables and budgets to effectively use the resources of Guiding Eyes for the Blind and complete target goals Percentage of Time: 10%

Qualifications:
1. Must have a Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Marketing or related field. Equivalent education considered.

2. A minimum of 8-10 years of experience in marketing and communications with demonstrated career progression.

3. Proven experience with strategic and conceptual thinking. Solid understanding of the full portfolio of media and communications opportunities, including print collateral, Web based communications, writing, editing, graphic design, production, advertising, social media, and direct mail.

4. Experience with direct mail marketing a plus.

5. Excellent written and oral communications skills with extensive business writing, copy editing and proofing experience.

6. Experience building strong and effective working relationships with staff at every level of the organization as well as with Board members and volunteers.

7. Must be a highly organized, detail oriented manager, able to manage multiple and conflicting priorities and successfully navigate tight deadlines.

8. Expertise in MS Office suite. Desktop publishing and website/HTML knowledge a plus.