Career & Volunteer Opportunities

Nondiscrimination Policy

Hadley 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: Chief Human Resources Officer

REPORTS TO: President, CEO


The Chief Human Resources Officer ("CHRO") is responsible for developing and implementing strategies, policies and systems that yield and support a talented, high-performing workforce in order to achieve the short- and long-term goals of Hadley. This means benefitting from staff members who are deeply engaged in the mission and who appreciate a culture of innovation, collaboration, professional growth, and diversity and inclusion. Promoting an environment that embraces accessibility is vital. The CHRO will develop creative methods for bridging the divide between the 50% of the staff who work on-site and the 50% who work remotely from home offices across the country. As the organization is in the process of reinventing itself, the ability to implement and execute change-management programs is critical. The CHRO serves as a coach to help employees at all levels of the organization—including the CEO and other C-Suite colleagues—to be successful. The CHRO works especially closely with the Chief Learning Officer to identify and resolve skill gaps within Hadley as well as opportunities and solutions for upskilling.


Recruitment, Hiring and Onboarding

  • Work with managers to develop position descriptions that accurately reflect expectations of each role in the organization.
  • Remain current with respect to effective recruitment strategies particularly with respect to diversity, equity and inclusion.
  • Design and implement an interview/talent assessment process that leads to identifying top candidates.
  • Design and implement an effective onboarding process that eases the new employee's transition to Hadley as effectively and efficiently as possible.

Compensation program, including health and retirement plans as well as work/life balance opportunities

  • Through internal review and external benchmarking, ensure that Hadley's total compensation program is equitable, competitive and appealing to talented, high-performing employees and potential employees.

Performance management program including 360 evaluations and employee satisfaction assessments

  • Continually improve the performance management program to ensure that employees have timely and useful opportunities to reflect on their own performance along with their ongoing needs from their managers.
  • Design and implement an organization-wide system for assessing employee engagement and satisfaction.

Building and maintaining a values-based culture

  • In solid partnership with the Leadership Team, continually review Hadley's organizational values to ensure alignment with mission and short- and long-term goals.
  • Because of Hadley's dependence on fundraising, help build a culture of philanthropy among the staff.
  • Nurture and enrich a workforce that performs as an ensemble.

Compliance with applicable laws and regulations

  • Be cognizant of existing employment laws and regulations to minimize risk.
  • Anticipate emerging trends in employment law.


The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to working in a not-for-profit, service-based organization. They should have a minimum of five years of relevant, progressive experience in human resources with a track record in delivering innovative HR programs. A bachelor's degree in human resources or a related field is required, with a master's degree preferred.

The ideal candidate will be a servant leader and will serve as a role model for others in the organization.

Other competencies include:

  • Excellent written and verbal skills.
  • Strong technology aptitude including Microsoft Office Suite, meeting management platforms such as Zoom, and project management software such as Trello.
  • Ability to collect, analyze, refine, summarize and present data and information.
  • Self-motivated, needing minimal supervision.
  • Strong capability to problem-solve, negotiate and persuade.
  • Exceptional level of discretion and composure.
  • Proficient in multi-tasking and prioritizing. Comfortable with ambiguity in this evolving environment.
  • Capacity to serve as a change agent.

Qualified candidates please submit cover letter and resume to:

Jacqueline Sabian
Chief Human Resources Officer
Hadley Institute for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Title: Grants Manager

Reports to: Chief Development Officer, Vice President

Full-Time, On-Site, Exempt Position


The Grants Manager's primary responsibilities are to secure funding from foundations and corporations to support Hadley's programs and Campaign initiatives, and effectively communicate Hadley's work and ideas to various audiences in a way that honors donors and builds relationships.

Hadley is currently in the early stages of a major gift campaign, the purpose of which is to provide funding for the transformational change that the organization is currently undergoing. In the coming decades, due to the aging Baby Boomers and the fact that people are living longer, there will be a tremendous increase in the number of older adults who are living with vision loss. We are reimagining the organization and positioning it to be the go-to place for these older adults to learn how to navigate their new normal and thrive in work and activities that are meaningful to them.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Seek funding for Hadley's programs from private foundations, corporations, and other sources by researching and devising approaches, including calls and visits with prospective funders.
  • Work with program staff to gather information sufficient to draft persuasive letters of inquiry, grant proposals, and reports and ensure timely submission to funders; manage grants-related administrative tasks, recordkeeping and correspondence.
  • Maintain current data on and keep abreast of Hadley's work as background information for proposals and reports, and regular research of funding opportunities.
  • Maintain a tracking system to monitor the status of grant proposals and reports, including deadlines, proactive submissions, responses, renewals and reporting requirements.

Other writing responsibilities on an as needed basis:

  • Produce and edit original content for donor newsletters.
  • Participate in editorial and other planning meetings.
  • Craft interview questions, and interview subjects for stories.


  • Bachelor's degree required.
  • Three to five years' experience writing (non-governmental) grant proposals for nonprofit organizations.
  • Exceptional writing skills. Exceptional command of English language, grammar, and style. Ability to write strategically, persuasively, and quickly.
  • Ability to clearly articulate complex information and funding priorities.
  • Demonstrated flexibility with writing styles and ability to quickly assimilate institutional knowledge.
  • In addition to excellent writing skills, excellent editing and proofreading skills required.
  • Highly attentive to detail with excellent project management skills.
  • Ability to establish and meet production schedules and writing deadlines.
  • Work effectively in a small shop that is team-oriented and collaborative; build positive, productive relationships with volunteers, donors, and staff.
  • Proven ability to set priorities, manage multiple assignments, and meet deadlines and fundraising goals.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office, including Outlook, Word, PowerPoint and Excel required.
  • Experience with Raiser's Edge and Foundation Center databases desirable.

Qualified candidates please send cover letter and resume to:

Jacqueline Sabian
Chief Human Resources Officer
Hadley Institute for the Blind and Visually Impaired

No phone calls please

Title: Learning Expert in Assistive Technology

Reports to: Senior Practice Leader in Assistive Technology

Mission: The Learning Expert in Assistive Technology will collaborate with a team of assistive technology experts to create, implement and manage workshops designed for individuals with blindness and visual impairments. This position will contribute effectively to the overarching developmental program goals and core results that enable learners to thrive at home, at work and in the community.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Work individually and as part of a team to determine and provide an array of Assistive Technology learning opportunities
  • Design, develop, and deliver engaging implementation-driven Assistive Technology workshops, podcasts and learning environments for the Hadley learning community
  • Provide learners with an interactive on-line, application driven overview of assistive technology trends that will impact all individuals with visual impairments
  • Participate in a variety of committees and workgroups to realize and implement Hadley 2.0's vision
  • Assess any current hardware and software to determine if features are available that might provide future workshop possibilities
  • Analyze the information gathered through Hadley's research and advisory panel to make recommendations for specific technologies for workshops and instructional video series
  • Explore and review mainstream and AT hardware and software tools at every available opportunity through public beta testing and free trials, vendor online training
  • Know the major publications, conferences and web resources related to assistive technology to update Hadley's best practices
  • Present and participate in conferences and educational events on Hadley's evolving assistive technology learning opportunities
  • Collaborate with Learning Experts in Assistive Technology to make appropriate, informed decisions on the most appropriate and effective workshops
  • Explore self-teaching opportunities to gain knowledge on current practices and various forms of technology
  • Know the primary professional journals, list serves, social media, and conferences related to technology, low vision and blindness, and assistive technology
  • Know the various assistive technology products available
  • Know the major manufacturers and how to receive updates on new features and compatibility issues
  • Continue to study, apply and advance knowledge of computers, operating systems, assistive technology and mainstream software

Education and Qualifications:

  • A bachelor's degree in an area related to the subject matter of the learning domain; advanced degree preferred
  • Preferred certification in assistive technology instruction
  • Competence in the use of mobile learning devices such as iPhone, iPad, Android Phones and Amazon tablets, as well as their accessibility features related to the blind and visually impaired community
  • At least three years of experience working or teaching in the subject matter
  • Previous experience working with people who are visually impaired
  • Competence with Apple, Android and Windows accessibility features related to the blind and visually impaired
  • Competence with application software such as MS Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook, Pages, Numbers, Keynote and Apple Mail
  • Competence in the use and instruction of a variety of screen reading and screen enlargement programs (JAWS, VoiceOver, NVDA, ZoomText and Zoom)
  • Prior distance education learning or teaching experience

Additional Qualifications:

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Clearly spoken English
  • Organizational skills
  • Work well independently and with a team
  • Flexibility
  • Excellent time management skills

Qualified individuals please send cover letter and resume to:

Jacque Sabian
Chief Human Resources Officer
Hadley Institute for the Blind and Visually Impaired

No phone calls please