My greatest joy is ordering certificates of completion when my students have finished a course. I feel their pride in their accomplishment!
— Betsy Slade, Instructor

Career & Volunteer Opportunities

Nondiscrimination Policy

Hadley Institute for the Blind and Visually Impaired is in compliance with all requirements pursuant to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Section 504, Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and all equal employment opportunity laws. The institute does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, disability, sexual orientation or national origin in its activities, programs or employment policies, in accordance with Federal, State and local laws.


Title: Web Designer

Reports to: Director of Computer Services

Overview: Responsible for working collaboratively to design and develop websites and web applications and to perform other web-development tasks.

Functions and Percentage of Time:

  1. Develops and maintains the look and feel of Hadley's online presence, using third-party software platform and custom programming. 50%
  2. Explores and presents compelling visual designs for pages, features, experiences to enhance Hadley's websites and other web applications. 30%
  3. Works collaboratively with other members of the Web Team to ensure web content accessibility compliance. 10%
  4. Cross-trains team members to use web design and development tools. 5%
  5. Assumes other duties as assigned. 5%

Qualifications:

Successful candidates must have experience with full cycle website design and development process, strong artistic design ability and working knowledge of customizing and implementing content management systems, such as Drupal. Coding experience required (HTML, CSS, PHP, ASP, ASP.NET, MSSQL, jQuery) as well as a firm understanding of UI design, cross-browser compatibility, general web functions and standards.

Experience with web accessibility is a plus.

Please know that Hadley Institute for the Blind and Visually Impaired does not sponsor prospective employees for temporary immigration status (e.g., H-1B status).

Interested candidates should submit cover letter, resume and website portfolio to:

Jacqueline Sabian
Director of Human Resources
jacque@hadley.edu

by Friday, March 31, 2016

No phone calls please.


Title: Full Time Instructor (emphasis on braille instruction)

Reports to: Vice President, Education and Training

Overview: Provides the Hadley student with teaching designed to complement the Hadley texts/study guides as well as encourage optimal learning, greatest success, and future progress of the student in the area of braille literacy. Does not have to work on-site.

Functions and Percentage of Time:

  1. Provides prompt, thorough evaluation of lesson assignments and motivational feedback to foster student comprehension and to maintain momentum. (80%)
    • provides thorough, accurate assignment responses
    • gives positive, constructive feedback
    • demonstrates congeniality and respect through verbal and written communications
    • meets prescribed assignment turnaround time
    • provides an appropriate level of assistance and guidance
    • provides supplemental material and resource information
  2. Maintains up-to-date, accurate student records and submits all needed reports in a timely manner to contribute to the accuracy of the record-keeping system. (5%)
    • effectively uses ESS – the Hadley student reporting system
    • keeps pertinent student-related notes
    • clears follow-up reminders within seven business days
    • keeps logs and records as required
  3. Contributes to course enrichment, review, development and/or revision to assist in maintenance of quality curriculum offerings. (5%)
    • monitors course content for correctness and notifies supervisor of out-of-date material
    • keeps resource information relevant to courses taught
    • stays current on course-related material
    • assists Curricular Affairs with course revision, review, and piloting
  4. Participates in committee work, special projects or other duties as assigned by supervisor to achieve organizational goals. (5%)
    • assists with special events
    • makes presentations and or staffs the Hadley booth at conferences when needed
    • collaborates interdepartmentally regarding projects that help advance the institute's goals and initiatives
    • participates in Instructor work groups, as appropriate
  5. Follows an effective plan of continuing education to provide for professional growth and enrichment. (5%)
    • reads relevant literature
    • attends pertinent conferences and/or enrolls in courses that will contribute to professional growth related to the position
    • participates in biennial instructor meetings at Hadley Central

Qualifications:

Additional qualifications include:

Preferences:

Interested candidates should submit cover letter and resume to:

Jacqueline Sabian
Director of Human Resources
jacque@hadley.edu

by Friday, March 31, 2016

No phone calls please.


Volunteers Needed: Switchboard Relief

Varied days/hours. Will train.

Contact Jacqueline Sabian at 847-784-2762 or Jacque@hadley.edu M-F, 8:30 to 5:00