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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):

Director of Marketing & Communications

Position Summary:
The Director of Marketing and Communications will lead all Guiding Eyes for the Blind communication and marketing activities, including digital and social media engagement, media relations, creative production and brand strategy, and internal and executive communications. The director will work with both a small staff team and external vendors to create and execute strategies from concept through delivery.

The successful candidate will have a proven track record in:

•    Digital and Social Media
o    Lead adoption of established and emerging communication technologies to develop an engaging year-round digital media strategy that illustrates and amplifies the Guiding Eyes mission.
o    Capitalize on best practices in social media, email engagement and mobile technology.

•    Marketing and Brand
o    Responsible for creating and maintaining an overarching brand strategy.
o    Serve as an internal consultant to all Guiding Eyes departments on print and digital marketing materials and presentations.
o    Ensure that GuidingEyes.org serves as a dynamic, effective, and engaging “front door” for the organization.
o    Collaborate with the development department on cause marketing strategies.
o    Responsible for all necessary multimedia assets, working with in-house and external resources.

•    Media Relations
o    Ensure a consistent and positive presence for Guiding Eyes in traditional and new media outlets in support of organizational strategic objectives.
o    Provide sound direction and resources to PR consultants on creative concepts, messaging, and spokespeople.
o    Advise the leadership team on crisis communications, protecting the organization’s interests at all times.
o    Work with PR consultants to prepare and coach spokespeople for media interviews and public speaking engagements.
o    Act as a spokesperson for the organization as needed.

•    Internal and Executive Communications:
o    Create and steward a strategic plan for communicating with staff and volunteers through multiple channels.
o    Write high-level communications for leadership staff, including speeches, email and talking points.
o    Identify opportunities for Guiding Eyes executives to engage with media influencers, nonprofit peers and cross-industry thought leaders.

•    Team and Organizational Leadership
o    Develop an overarching MarCom annual strategic plan that supports both revenue and mission goals.
o    Direct, motivate and performance-manage a two-person MarCom team as well as PR, digital strategy and website consultants.
o    Work collaboratively with the executive leadership team and the development and training departments.

Education, Skills and Experience

•    BA/BS Degree; English, Journalism, Public Relations, Communications or related fields preferred.
•    At least 10 years’ experience, with at least five in a senior communications management role.
•    Superior written and verbal communications skills.
•    Demonstrated stature and confidence that will establish credibility with media influencers, Guiding Eyes Executive Leadership team, and the Guiding Eyes Board of Directors.

Send cover letter and resume, including salary expectations, to sandreades@guidingeyes.org

 

Whelping Kennel Technician – Part Time

Work Schedule:   Friday 7:00am – 3:30pm. Saturday 11:00am – 7:30pm

In the event of a whelp or critical care issue on Saturday, will be required to spend the night caring for the brood and newborn pups.

Responsibilities include:

1.  Provide a high level of animal husbandry care to all dogs and puppies including but not limited to bathing, feeding, check overs, nail clipping, ear cleaning, and medicating according to established policies and procedures.
2.  Monitor birthing process to ensure health and safety of the pups and adults. Perform whelping procedures, assisting brood whenever necessary. Handle all post whelp clean-up, care and treatments.
3.  Time management of workload through the use of computer task list.
4.  Maintain accurate records utilizing point of entry system.
5.  Perform assigned medical treatments, vaccines, preventatives, sub-q fluids, tube feeding, ICU use and care, according to standard procedures.
6.  Clean and maintain equipment, kennel facilities and assigned grounds.
7.  Effectively work with pups in early obedience and socialization.
8.  Work with volunteers and general public who are interacting with the Whelping Kennel providing support, guidance and recognition.

Must be detail oriented, have good judgement and be able to multitask.

Starting Salary:  $15.00 per hour

Please email a letter of introduction and resume to Jennifer White, Whelping Kennel Manager at jwhite@guidingeyes.org