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)


Qualified Guide Dog Instructor

Position Summary: 

Guiding Eyes for the Blind, a leading New York-based guide dog school and proudly accredited member of the IGDF, seeks a Qualified Guide Dog Instructor to join our team of talented trainers. Our mission is to create and support life-changing connections between people and dogs, and this position will play an integral role in both training our exceptional dogs and matching them with people with vision loss so that they can experience all of life’s adventures together.

The position will be based in our Yorktown Heights office, 40 miles north of New York City.

Key Requirements:

  • 4 years guide dog training experience
  • Manage and train a string of up to 8 dogs in a 5 month period
  • Willing to travel as needed
  • Walk up to 8 miles a day
  • Motivated team player

Please send letter of interest and resume, including salary expectations, to Janine Petroro at jpetroro@guidingeyes.org.

 


Planned Giving Officer

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

Position Overview:

The Planned Giving Officer will focus on the identification, cultivation, solicitation, recognition and stewardship of individual donors to secure planned and integrated planned and major gifts for the future and current support of Guiding Eyes.  Developing and maintaining strong, ongoing relationships with donors through personal visits, phone conversations and other contacts is key to accomplishing this goal.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Identify, cultivate, solicit and steward current and prospective donors of planned and integrated planned/major gifts through personalized correspondence, telephone calls and in-person visits.
  • Prepare life income and other planned gift proposals, including calculations and related documents for donors and their advisors, and follow-up via telephone, correspondence or face-to-face meetings to close gifts.
  • Assist in the management of the current portfolio of planned giving prospects and in the stewardship of Pathfinder Society (legacy) members in a timely and personalized manner.
  • Develop and implement marketing strategies for planned gifts and expand planned giving opportunities though special events and meetings
  • Record donor information and contacts as needed in appropriate database.
  • Track and report on progress, including contacts, prospects, and closed gifts.
  • Work collaboratively with other members of the Development team across all organizational revenue streams as needed.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent required plus at least five years of relevant experience and proven success in the development field, with emphasis on gift solicitation and stewardship of planned giving donors.
  • Working knowledge of charitable estate and gift planning fundamentals, planned giving options and related tax issues.
  • Excellent communication skills, including the ability to listen, retain information and respond tactfully, and to speak and write clearly and persuasively.
  • Mission oriented, critical thinker and self-starter with the demonstrated ability to work in a team environment and interact with all levels of staff, volunteers and the general public.
  • A high level of discretion and attention to detail required.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite; experience in PG Calc and Salesforce desirable.
  • Must be willing to travel throughout the US and work occasional weekends and evenings.
  • Must be comfortable working in an environment with large dogs.

Must be legally able to work in the US.

Please send letter of interest and resume along with your salary expectations to Janine Petroro at jpetoro@guidingeyes.org.

 


Veterinary Technician

Position Summary:

LVT will perform administrative and clinical duties at our full service veterinary hospital. Must be experienced with digital radiography, ultrasonography, and surgery.

Clinical duties will include anesthesia, radiology, minor dental procedures, patient care, and animal 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.

Key Requirements:

  • Must have strong veterinary technician/kennel experience and skills
  • Must be licensed or license eligible as a vet tech by the state of New York
  • Must be willing to work a flexible call schedule and to report to work for emergencies
  • Must be capable of lifting and handling a dog with a weight up to 70 pounds.
  • Must have a valid drivers’ license
  • Must have good customer service, communication and organizational skills.
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the US.

Please send letter of interest and resume along with your salary expectations to Janine Petroro at jpetoro@guidingeyes.org.

 


Salesforce Developer / Analyst / Administrator

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.

 Position Overview: 

This IT professional will work with the Applications Manager, project team members and internal & external stakeholders to gather and document business requirements, design, program, and deploy business applications in Salesforce.  This is a cross functional, hands on role acting as part of a small IT team within Guiding Eyes for the Blind with no direct reports.  The candidate must be able to work both independently and with Salesforce Implementation partners on multiple projects producing deliverables within agreed upon timelines exceeding stakeholders’ stated requirements.

 Position Essential Functions:

  • Develop an understanding of key Guiding Eyes business processes while developing relationships with stakeholders that foster confidence and effective communications and gain commitment for shared projects.
  • Develop, configure and implement new Salesforce functionality as well as changes, customizations and integration with other systems to meet changing business needs.
  • Support the production Salesforce environment.  This includes:
  • Ensuring production issues are identified, tracked, communicated and resolved in a timely manner.
    • Understanding and supporting security role maintenance, namely role hierarchy, security profiles and access rights.
    • Creating and managing complex workflow rules, data validation, and system triggers.
    • Evaluating AppExchange tools for feasibility and impact to the business.
    • Leveraging standard Salesforce functionality and processing tools as much as possible and using custom programming only when needed.
  • Document business and technical specifications/documentation as needed.
  • Support unit testing and integration testing during implementation.
  • Prepare materials to train end users to effectively use newly implemented Salesforce functionality.
  • Manage data, including mapping and integrating data from existing applications, cleansing data, handling data exceptions, proactively identifying and correcting data gaps and issues and loading to or extracting data from the Salesforce database as needed.
  • Monitor and troubleshoot daily, weekly and monthly data imports and exports to various Direct Marketing vendors.

Qualifications:

  • Experience working with business applications, project support and data analysis.
  • Must have excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Experience with Salesforce applications, administering Salesforce, or coding in Apex, VisualForce or other supported languages.  Salesforce certification desirable.
  • Must maintain a thorough and up to date knowledge of Salesforce standard functionality as the technology subject matter expert regarding best practices for Salesforce. Knowledge of Salesforce NPSP a plus.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access), MS 365, and Visio.
  • Knowledge of process and project management practices and tools.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in IT or equivalent work experience.
  • Salesforce certification completed, or in-progress preferred.
  • Available to work a flexible schedule including some evenings and weekends.
  • Must be comfortable around large, active dogs.
  • Must be legally able to work in the US. Company does not provide visa sponsorships.

Please send letter of interest and resume along with your salary expectations to Janine Petroro at jpetoro@guidingeyes.org.


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