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: Executive Assistant to the President, Liaison to the Board of Trustees and Liaison to the Woman's Board


Reports to: President

On-Site, Exempt Position

Overview: The Executive Assistant serves as the primary point of contact for the president for internal constituencies; serves as a liaison to the Board of Trustees and Senior Management Teams; in collaboration with the Development Team works closely with the Woman's Board President and committee chairs; and provides support, as needed, to the CHRO and COO.

Functions and Percentage of Time:

  1. Provide confidential administrative support to the President in performing all functions of the Office of the President, including: 10%
  2. Serve as Contact/Liaison to the Board of Trustees: 40%
  3. Serve as Contact/Liaison to the Woman's Board: 40%
  4. Other duties as requested: 10%

Knowledge, Skills and Qualifications:

Education and Experience Requirements:

Qualified applicants please send resume and cover letter to:

Jacqueline Sabian
Chief Human Resources Officer
Hadley Institute for the Blind and Visually Impaired
jacque@hadley.edu



Title: Business and Entrepreneurship Learning Expert (Half-Time)

Reports to: Director, Forsythe Center for Employment and Entrepreneurship

As this is an on-site/off-site position, residing in the Chicagoland area is preferred.

About Forsythe Center for Employment and Entrepreneurship: The Forsythe Center for Employment and Entrepreneurship (FCE) provides free accessible online business education to people with vision loss, their families and the professionals who serve them. Through self-study and one-on-one interaction with an instructor, the center affords a person the opportunity to learn the business principles necessary to develop a product or service idea into a real venture.

The FCE is seeking a half-time learning expert to offer instruction to its learners as follows:

Roles and Responsibilities:

Qualifications:

Qualified applicants please send resume and cover letter to:

Jacqueline Sabian
Chief Human Resources Officer
Hadley Institute for the Blind and Visually Impaired
jacque@hadley.edu



Title: Development Communications Specialist

Reports to: Chief Development Officer

Half-Time Exempt Position

Overview: The Development Communications Specialist supports the fundraising function and is a contributing member of the Development Team. Responsibilities cover a wide range of activities related to development communications, including managing the production of all print and electronic communications.

Key responsibilities:

Qualifications:

Qualified applicants please send cover letter and resume to:

Jacqueline Sabian
Chief Human Resources Officer
Hadley Institute for the Blind and Visually Impaired
jacque@hadley.edu



Title: Annual Giving Specialist

Reports to: Senior Development Officer

Full-Time, Exempt, On-Site Position

Overview: The Annual Giving Specialist will plan, develop and manage a comprehensive annual giving program, support the fundraising function and be a contributing member of the Development Team. Responsibilities will cover all activities related to building relationships with donors and prospects through direct mail, email, social media, and other media as deemed appropriate.

Key responsibilities:

Qualifications:

Qualified applicants please send cover letter and resume to:

Jacqueline Sabian
Chief Human Resources Officer
Hadley Institute for the Blind and Visually Impaired
jacque@hadley.edu