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.

Organization Overview:

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. Guiding Eyes for the Blind is dedicated to creating and supporting life-changing connections between people and dogs.

At our facilities in Yorktown Heights, NY, and Patterson, NY, we breed, raise, and train exceptional dogs. Then we connect them to people who are seeking increased freedom and independence, so that together, they can experience all kinds of life adventures.

 

AVAILABLE POSITION(S)

Title:                Information Technology Manager
Location:           Yorktown Heights, New York
Reports To:       Director of Information Technology

Position Overview

The IT Manager will have overall responsibility for management of company-wide information systems, and infrastructure in an efficient and organized manner. The IT Manager will provide effective and efficient support to the business and organization. This position will ensure all employees have the necessary hardware and applications as needed. The IT Manager will work closely with the IT Director in support of strategic initiatives for the organization.

The position will be based out of our Yorktown campus with travel to our Patterson campus as required. Monday-Friday with hours 9am – 5pm; nights and weekends as needed

Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the day-to-day operation of all IT related equipment and functions maintaining the network to ensure maximum access to users, both on site and remote, with a minimum of disruption.
  • Ability to “roll up one’s sleeves” and assist in daily support of workstations, servers, networking equipment, mobile devices, copiers, fax machines and telephone equipment.
  • Build strong vendor relationships.  Leverage those relationships to maximize purchasing/leasing power including but not limited to computers, peripherals, cell phones, copy machines and telephone systems for multiple locations.
  • Plan, implement and oversee all aspects of system maintenance, upgrades and enhancements.
  • Ensure maintenance of highest-level security for access and data, including data backups, off-site storage of data, virus protection, contingency and disaster planning.
  • Make recommendations regarding system upgrades, software/hardware acquisitions, capacity planning, capital projects, etc.  Maintain budget integrity.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree required
  • 5+ years of increasing responsibility in user support, project management, system analysis and development
  • Must be physically able to lift and carry computer equipment of up to 30 pounds
  • Proven hands-on experience with desktop, mobile and network applications (Windows 10, Mac OS, Microsoft Office 365, iOS, Android), database management systems (SQL Server, MS Access, etc.)
  • Salesforce experience highly preferred
  • Ability to manage a server environment containing Windows Servers, Active Directory, Exchange Online, VMware and Hyper-V
  • Working knowledge of Citrix
  • Understanding of networking switches, routers and firewalls; particularly Cisco and Meraki
  • Experience with Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Azure
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communications skills with the ability to remain calm in emergency situations and deal tactfully with end users
  • Analytical thinker with superior problem-solving skills
  • Must be available for evening and weekend work as needed in response to the needs of the systems being supported
  • Must be comfortable around large, active dogs

 

Comprehensive benefits package including healthcare (Med/Den/Vis) and 403(b) plan

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER M/F, D/V
Must be authorized to work in the United States.

Please submit your cover letter and resume to Deidre Hannigan, HR Generalist, dhannigan@guidingeyes.org.

Title:                Guide Dog Mobility Instructor – Trainee
Location:           Yorktown Heights, New York
Reports To:       Director of Canine Program Development

Position Overview

This is an assignment for a 3-year development program to train for a potential role as a Guide Dog Mobility Instructor.* In this program you will prepare assigned dogs to a state of readiness to be matched with a person who is blind in Guiding Eyes’ guide dog instruction program. Educate, instruct and train assigned students who are blind in the use, care, and maintenance of a guide dog. Complete all reading, written and oral assignments. Provide a positive emotional, behavioral, and physical environment for all assigned dogs. Provide advice and assistance to graduate guide dog users via telephone and personal contact. Participate in public relations and public education events.

This position will report to our Yorktown Heights, NY campus, Monday-Friday. Ability to work a flexible schedule is a must – including nights, holidays, weekends as needed.

Key Responsibilities

  • Train dogs as assigned, to a condition of class readiness in obedience and guide work skills
  • Instruct students who are blind/visually impaired on becoming a guide dog handler with their assigned dog while participating in Guiding Eyes training program
  • Participate in daily cleaning, disinfecting and other routine maintenance of the kennel and associated facilities
  • Assist in daily feeding and monitoring the diets of all dogs in the kennel facility, with special attention to dogs assigned specifically to the GDMI – Trainee
  • Provide a constant positive image of Guiding Eyes through appropriate dress and conduct while working with dogs or students
  • Participate in public relations and public education efforts by giving talks, presentations, demonstrations, and tours of the training school and/or training kennel

Qualifications

  • Must be comfortable wearing and working under a blindfold for extensive periods of time and complete a 5 day under blindfold experience during a class in session
  • Experience working and training dogs and/or teaching people who are blind or visually impaired
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate at a high level both verbally and in writing
  • Valid NYS driver’s license
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule including nights, weekends, and holidays to fulfill the requirements of class assignments or student need
  • Must be able to travel by car, train, airplane as required
  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred
  • Must be familiar with Microsoft Outlook Suite

Comprehensive benefits package including healthcare (Med/Den/Vis) and 403(b) plan

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER M/F, D/V
Must be authorized to work in the United States.

Please submit your cover letter and resume to Deidre Hannigan, HR Generalist, dhannigan@guidingeyes.org.

*As an assignment, after the 3-year program has ended, there is no guarantee of employment nor a guarantee of becoming a Guide Dog Mobility Instructor. 

The above job description is intended to be a general description of the requirements and duties of this assignment.  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.

Title:                Licensed Veterinary Technician
Location:           Yorktown Heights, New York
Reports To:       Chief Veterinary Officer

Position Overview

The Licensed Veterinary Technician will perform clinical and administrative duties at our full-service veterinary hospital. The LVT must be experienced with surgery, dentistry, digital radiography, phlebotomy, and basic ultrasonography.
Clinical duties will include anesthesia, radiology, minor dental procedures, patient care, and animal husbandry.
This job will require significant administrative tasks including inventory, scheduling, and phone consultations. The LVT 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.
This position will report to our Yorktown and Patterson campus as needed.

Normal hours are Monday – Friday; 9-5. Flexible availability is required for after hours on-call shifts which include nights, weekends, and holidays as needed. These shifts are rotated amongst our technician team.

Key Responsibilities

  • Oversee all aspects of vet hospital function, including but limited to: scheduling of procedures, cleanliness, equipment care, preparation of animals for procedures, maintaining inventory and ordering of medical supplies for both the Yorktown hospital and Canine Development Center (CDC), medicating of animals
  • Responsible for performing dental prophylaxis on dogs
  • Perform routine radiology (hip and elbow radiographs, etc.)
  • Prepare dogs for surgeries and be present for monitoring and assisting doctor during procedures
  • Administer nursing care, including the administration of IV fluids or appropriate medications
  • Advise staff on care of hospitalized dogs
  • Communicate with training staff as needed on animal care
  • Maintain records on patient care, both written and computerized with emphasis on drug administration
  • Responsible for procedure and exam scheduling

Qualifications

  • Must have strong veterinary technician/kennel experience and skills
  • Must be licensed as a vet tech by the state of New York
  • Valid driver’s license required
  • At least 1 year of experience working in a veterinary hospital is preferred
  • Must be willing to work on-call shifts outside of regular hours and report to work for occasional emergencies during those shifts when necessary
  • Must be capable of lifting and handling a dog with a weight up to 70 pounds
  • Good customer service, communication, and organizational skills
  • Well organized, team player

Comprehensive benefits package including healthcare (Med/Den/Vis) and 403(b) plan

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER M/F, D/V
Must be authorized to work in the United States.

Please submit your cover letter and resume to Deidre Hannigan, HR Generalist, dhannigan@guidingeyes.org.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER M/F, D/V
Must be authorized to work in the United States.

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