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

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Nondiscrimination Policy

The Hadley School for the Blind 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 school 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.


The following position is now open at Hadley — December 12, 2014

Director, Low Vision Focus @ Hadley (FULL TIME)

Overview:
Oversees and leads all aspects of the Low Vision Focus (LVF) operations and program development; promotes the LVF to designated audiences, including donors and partnering organizations, in delivery of low vision distance education.

Functions and Percentage of Time:

  1. Manages the LVF daily operations and contributes to its program development.
    30%
  2. Promotes the LVF to recruit new students/participants; develops collaborations with partnering organizations; helps to identify new sources of funding; and serves as the national spokesperson for the program.
    30%
  3. Teaches designated courses; presents seminars; and creates videos and marketing materials.
    30%
  4. Performs other duties to further the organization’s goals and contribute to the funding of the program.
    10%

Must work on-site (Winnetka, IL). Some travel required.

Education and Experience:

Additional qualifications include:

Qualified applicants please send cover letter and resume to:
Jacqueline Sabian
Director, Employee & Community Relations
jacque@hadley.edu

No phone calls please.


The following position is now open at Hadley — November 26, 2014

Development Associate

Reports to:
Vice President, Development & Communications
Chief Philanthropy Officer

Overview:
The Development Associate supports the fundraising function of the world's largest provider of distance education for people who are blind and visually impaired. Responsibilities cover a wide range of activities related to development, including accurately managing the database; ensuring that all gifts are properly recorded and communicated to internal and external stakeholders; conducting prospect research; interacting with donors and volunteers; facilitating various mailings and coordinating events.

Key Responsibilities:

Qualifications:

To the qualified candidate we offer:

Qualified applicants please send cover letter and resume to:
Jacqueline Sabian
Director, Employee & Community Relations
jacque@hadley.edu

No phone calls please.


The following position is now open at Hadley — November 18, 2014

Student Services Representative/Switchboard Relief

Reports to:
Director, Student Services

Overview:
Meets the demands of the Student Services Department by providing support services to Hadley students and callers.

Functions and Percentage of Time:

  1. Completes the data entry needs of the department in a timely manner. 45%
    • Processes enrollment applications (paper and electronic)
    • Processes course enrollments
    • Processes library requests to ensure the receipt of the correct shipments
    • Updates student records as needed
    • Sorts & distributes mail
    • Prints transcripts
    • Completes Student Store orders
    • Processes manual FERPA information for specific media
    • Maintains count of paper applications received
    • Conducts monthly call backs for stalled students
  2. Answers Student Services direct phone line to provide courteous and informed one-on-one assistance to current and prospective students. 20%
  3. Provides switchboard relief for daily lunch hour and when receptionist is out. 20%
  4. Corresponds with students via e-mail, phone or in writing in order to respond to their Student Services needs. 10%
  5. Carries out all duties assigned to achieve organizational goals. 5%

Skills Needed:

Education:

Qualified applicants please send cover letter and resume to:
Jacqueline Sabian
Director, Employee & Community Relations
jacque@hadley.edu
by December 1, 2014.

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