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.

Job Title: Program Associate

REPORTS TO: Chief Program Officer (CPO) ; Chief Learning Officer (CLO)

This is a full-time, on-site, non-exempt position.


The Program Associate collaborates with and supports the Chief Program Officer and the Chief Learning Officer in the coordination of services essential to the mission of the organization and the operation of its programs.


  • Manages the day-to-day administrative affairs of the Chief Program Officer.
  • Assists the CPO in researching and collecting data to prepare documents for review and presentation to board of trustees, committees, and other executives as needed.
  • Creates and maintain contracts with outside experts.
  • Assists CPO and CLO with social media presence.
  • Assists CPO and CLO with Outlook calendar.
  • Assists in planning and implementing practice leader and other team training events, both in person and virtual.
  • Takes notes in meetings and creates and disseminates meeting minutes.
  • Processes purchase orders, expense reports and monthly credit card reconciliation for the CPO, CLO and the team.
  • Arranges all travel for CPO, CLO Practice Leaders and the team.
  • Facilitates Staff Development Meeting planning and travel arrangements for remote staff and student award recipients.
  • Handles hotel accommodations for off-site employee orientations and department meetings.
  • Covers the reception desk/switchboard at lunchtime as needed.
  • Enters data in the Student Services Department data sheet, (an excel document) one hour per day.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • BS/BA or equivalent combination of education and/or experience required.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience supporting a senior-level manager.
  • Ability to attend and assist at special functions outside of regularly scheduled work hours as requested.


  • Has the ability to maintain respectful supportive relationships with on-site staff and assist CPO in identifying said individuals who might need attention or assistance.
  • Possesses excellent telephone and online conference presence.
  • Is willing to cross-train and develop a larger understanding of Hadley’s function and purpose.
  • Is amenable to developing a general knowledge of the blindness field and the entities outside Hadley with whom the CPO will interact.
  • Commands a proactive approach to problem-solving with strong decision-making skills.
  • Boasts meticulous grammar and attention to detail skills.
  • Is proficient in time management.
  • Has strong Interpersonal skills.
  • Is a resourceful team player with the ability to be effective independently.


  • Word
  • Excel
  • Outlook
  • Advanced Trello
  • Advanced Zoom
  • Microsoft Teams

Qualified candidates please send cover letter and resume to:

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

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