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.

To apply for an open position, please send a cover letter and resume to:

Carolyn Kihm
Director of Human Resources
Guiding Eyes for the Blind
611 Granite Springs Rd.
Yorktown Heights, NY 10598

Email (preferred method): ckihm@guidingeyes.org

Equal Opportunity Employer

 

Available position(s):

 

1) Breeding Kennel Technician
Location: Patterson, NY
Salary: $12.00 per hour
Shift: Tuesday – Saturday: 7:00AM – 4:00PM

Responsibilities: Provide basic care of dogs and puppies such as bathing, grooming, medicating, and feeding. Clean and maintain all kennels, equipment and outside areas.

Must be physically able to control active 65-75 pound dogs and withstand up to two hours of repetitive bending, stooping, kneeling and squatting on concrete surfaces; have some experience with general obedience training; be able to lift and carry portable dog crates and pens weighing up to 30 pounds; posses basic computer skills; and be available to work evenings, weekends and holidays as assigned. Salary $12.00 per hour

 

2) Director, Marketing & Communications
Department: Development
Reports to: Vice President of Development

Position Overview:  The Director will be responsible for articulating and promoting the vision, goals and image both internally and externally of Guiding Eyes through the use of print, electronic, social media channels and events. 

Responsibilities:

  • Direct and execute marketing, communication, and cause-related marketing strategies for the entire organization
  • Create and facilitate the production all print marketing and donor relation materials including management of third-party vendors to ensure brand and message consistency with attention to budget.
  • Manage public and community relations, build relationships and maintain contacts with area media, coordinate communication plans, releases and placements, supervise and direct outside PR agencies to support the plan.
  • Represent Guiding Eyes for the Blind at fundraising and cultivation events and conduct programs locally and nationwide.
  • Manage the merchandise program and coordinate student souvenir offerings.
  • Continue a comprehensive Social Media strategy that includes all social medial networks including local blogs and on line affinity groups.
  • Manage website, photography and videography.
  • Lead promotion and execution of Golf Classic: serve as liaison with Golf Committee, direct event agencies for maximum financial and promotion benefit to Guiding Eyes for the Blind, cultivate and steward corporate partners to fulfill sponsorship opportunities.
  • Prepare and control annual marketing and communications budget to effectively use the resources of Guiding Eyes for the Blind and complete target goals

Qualifications:

  •  Must have a Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Marketing or related field. Equivalent education considered.
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in marketing and communications with some demonstrated career progression.  Nonprofit experience preferred.
  • Proven experience with strategic and conceptual thinking. Solid understanding of the full portfolio of media and communications opportunities, including print collateral, Web based communications, advertising, social media, and direct mail
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills with extensive business writing, copy editing and proofing experience.
  • Experience building strong and effective working relationships with staff at every level of the organization as well as with volunteers.
  • Must be a highly organized, detail oriented project manager, able to manage multiple and conflicting priorities and successfully navigate tight deadlines.
  • Expertise in MS Office suite. Desktop publishing a plus.
  • Hands-on website maintenance experience and basic HTML knowledge

The above job description is intended to be a general description of the requirements and duties of this position.  It is one of inclusion, not exclusion.  Any Guiding Eyes for the Blind employee must be willing to perform tasks not specified within their job description, so long as those tasks are in the best interests of Guiding Eyes for the Blind and are tasks which the individual is capable of performing.