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 Strategic Partnerships

Position Summary:
The Director of Strategic Partnerships will identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward corporate and community partners. This is a both a sales and a strategic role, in which the director is responsible for the corporate engagement program –  including executive engagement, corporate foundation giving, employee engagement and cause-related marketing – as well as our special events and peer-to-peer fundraising portfolios.


•    Engage in consultative sales with a variety of entities – e.g. corporations, small businesses, healthcare facilities, and regional and national community organizations – to establish new revenue-producing relationships for Guiding Eyes. Meet monthly and annual goals for relationship development.
•    Launch a multi-faceted cause-marketing program for Guiding Eyes in concert with the director of marketing and communications. Programs include point-of-sale, direct corporate donations, and donation with purchase/action.
•    Working with the manager of special events and peer-to-peer fundraising, establish and grow these two portfolios.
o    Building on the existing annual golf outing, identify and implement a strategy to establish a sustainable distinguished events program.
o    Implement a peer-to-peer fundraising strategy that includes DIY, as well as virtual and live events.
•    Partner with the manager of foundation relations to support corporate foundation giving. Coordinate the submission of corporate grant proposals and applications; follow with grant reports and create stewardship plans as necessary.
•    Develop and coordinate employee volunteer opportunities.
•    Prepare an annual budget to meet revenue and expense goals. Monitor and report performance against budget throughout the year.

Education, Skills and Experience

1.    A minimum of six years of fundraising experience with demonstrated success in corporate, foundation and/or special events fundraising.
2.    Strong track record of successful sales experience. Must love high-volume external sales meetings.
3.    Experience in corporate funding and event planning. Cause marketing and strategic planning experience a plus.
4.    Mangement experience, with success in team-building and accountability for bottom-line performance.
5.    Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
6.    Bachelor’s degree or equivalent business experience.
7.    Availability to travel for up to a week at a time and work a flexible schedule, including weekends, evenings, and holidays as business needs dictate.
8.    Must be comfortable around large, active dogs

Submit letter of interest and resume, including salary requirements, to


Executive Administrative Assistant

Position Summary:

Reporting to the Office Manager, the Executive Administrative Assistant will provide administrative support to training and executive departments (50/50) at the Yorktown Heights campus.

Responsibilities include:

  • Executive administrative support including phone calls, correspondence/letters, emails, timely submission of invoices, and other communications.
  • Produce accurate and timely records in database.
  • Manage calendars, appointments and travel arrangements.
  • Maintain Attendance records for Training, Admissions, Nursing, Residential Services and Graduate Services staff.
  • Responsible for timely submission of department ADP timecards.
  • Provide back-up administrative duties in Reception as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Skills and Experience

  • Minimum of 7 years executive administrative experience.
  • Strong computer skills with proficiency in all Microsoft Office Suite applications (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint) including spreadsheet creation.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Professional demeanor with exceptional interpersonal and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent command of correct English usage, including spelling, grammar and punctuation.
  • Detail oriented with demonstrated ability to set priorities and multi task effectively.
  • Highly developed organizational skills.
  • Must be available to work occasional evenings and weekend.
  • Must be comfortable around large, active dogs.

Send cover letter and resume, which must include salary requirements to


Special Events/Development Manager

Position Summary:

The Development Manager will implement fundraising strategies, including peer-to-peer programs, special events, and civic engagement. The manager is part of the development team and reports to the director of strategic partnerships.


  • Execute the organization’s newly launched peer-to-peer programs, including the DIY platform and a fun and innovative virtual event, the Wag-a-thon.
  • Maintain the peer-to-peer digital platform, Rallybound, and work with the development team to implement other initiatives that include P2P elements, such as tribute campaigns, the Puppy Project (employee and youth engagement), and other opportunities as this fundraising vertical develops.
  • Manage the annual Guiding Eyes golf outing, including sponsor sales, participant engagement, VIP recruitment, and logistical planning, execution, and reporting.
  • Serve as liaison to significant civic relationships, primarily the Lions Club, including resourcing local engagement needs, planning the annual Lions Day on campus and working with the volunteer committee to designate funding.

Education, Skills and Experience

  • BA/BS degree and five years related work experience.
  • Strong interpersonal skills. Able to interact confidently with prospects, donors, volunteers, staff, and students.
  • Successful track record of managing events and volunteers.
  • Strong digital competency, experience with Rallybound, Salesforce and WordPress a plus.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
  • Able to manage complex projects, set priorities, and work autonomously.
  • Available to work occasional evenings and weekends.
  • Must love and be comfortable around large, active dogs.

Send cover letter and resume, which must include salary requirements to