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— Betsy Slade, Hadley instructor

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The Hadley School for the Blind seeks an inspirational and accessible leader as its next President. Hadley is a leading worldwide distance educator of people who are blind and visually impaired. Since its founding by William A. Hadley in 1920, students have enriched their lives through Hadley courses. Topics range from braille literacy, access technology, and employment and entrepreneurship, to independent living, recreation and lifelong learning. The Low Vision Focus @ Hadley is a new program geared toward individuals experiencing age-related vision loss. Hadley provides tuition-free education for blind and visually impaired students 14 years old and up as well as their family members, and professional courses for a nominal fee to blindness service providers. Today, the organization has an average annual enrollment of 10,000 students from all 50 states and more than 100 countries, assisted by more than 70 faculty and staff members. Thousands of additional individuals are benefitted by webinars, educational videos and other resources.

Reporting to the Chairman of the Board of Trustees, the President provides leadership for all aspects of the organization, including management of daily operations, financial management, fundraising, and educational program development. The President works with the extended community to enhance Hadley's national and international reputation as a leading institution dedicated to improving the lives of people who are blind and visually impaired. The ideal candidate will be a forward-thinking individual who has shown success in building widespread support for an organization through collaborative efforts with internal and external stakeholders. The President will have a commitment to continuous improvement of educational programs and have the capacity to create a unified community which embraces positive change. Ideally, the successful candidate will possess a strong understanding of educational programs and services for individuals impacted by low vision or blindness and their support networks. Experience in the blindness field is a positive. The new President will possess a record of effective leadership, preferably in a similar executive position(s) where fundraising is a key activity. It is preferred that candidates have successful experience in Board and volunteer relations or comparable leadership experiences. An advanced degree is preferred. A residence adjacent to Hadley's headquarters in Winnetka is provided to the President.

The Hadley School for the Blind has retained Morris & Berger to conduct the President search. To apply, please submit application, including resume and a letter of interest, in confidence to Morris & Berger through their website:

Volunteers Needed: Switchboard Relief

Varied days/hours. Will train.

Contact Jacqueline Sabian at 847-784-2762 or M-F, 8:30 to 5:00