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  • July 28, 2022 7:53 AM | Anonymous

    RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES: Grant Writer and Administrator is responsible for researching, writing, submitting and managing successful grants, support materials, to generate operating revenue for the mission of the organization and to achieve strategic goals.

    • Research and identify new government, corporate, foundations and private funding prospects
    • Generate proposals, budget and supporting documents in response to solicitations
    • Generate revenues for organization’s programs and services through timely submission of well researched, well written and well documented grant/ fund-raising proposals
    • Maintains and implements funding calendar activities including cultivation activities
    • Writes reports to government, corporate, foundations and other funders. Reports include progress and final outcomes, client stories and photos
    • Acts as a liaison to all funding agencies or organizations. Captures client stories and photos for the organization and funders
    • If beneficial, maintains a liaison with various local, State, and federal agencies, coordinating projects with agencies as deemed necessary and appropriate
    • Provides information and/or make presentations to supervisors, boards, commissions, civic groups, businesses, individuals, and the general public on economic development issues, programs, services, and plans
    • Manages grants for completion of outcomes by deadline and submits end of grant report
    • 401(k)
    • Dental insurance
    • Health insurance
    • Paid time off
    • Vision insurance
    • Monday to Friday
    • What is the largest amount of a grant that you have written and was funded?
    • Do you have a history of submitting final grant reports?
    • Bachelor's (Required)
    • grant writing: 3 years (Required)

    Grant Writer and Administrator

    Qualifications:

    Candidate for the Grant Writer and Administrator position will posses a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in an appropriate field of learning conducive to working in a non-profit environment with 5 years’ work experience in grant writing or otherwise unrelated bachelor’s degree and 5+ years working in fund raising/development.

    As a representative of the Food Bank, candidate must conduct self professionally and ethically at all times, holding forth the best interest of the Food Bank of NW Louisiana, its staff members, Board of Directors and our mission.

    Candidate must have a proven track record of successful grant writing and reporting.

    Must be computer proficient with general typing skills, experience with Microsoft Office products, publishing software, mass mailing techniques and procedures, email and internet operations.

    Must have a valid driver’s license and be insurable by our company policy without significant problems in driving history during last 5 years.

    The Grant Writer and Administrator position involves a high degree of responsibility. Prior to employment the individual in this position must agree to substantial background and reference verification, including legal and work-related history.

    Writing skills: Excellent writing capabilities, able to develop clear and concise communications; grant writing experience preferred.

    Scheduling: Ability to schedule work for timely completion using Outlook or similar program.

    Research: Ability to research using internet and various methods to find grants, or information pertinent to outreach.

    Computer Skills: Individual will be proficient in Microsoft Software, create spreadsheets in Excel; PowerPoint presentations; and Word documents.is position involves a high degree of responsibility. Prior to employment the individual in this position must agree to substantial background and reference verification, including legal and work-related history.

    Writing skills: Excellent writing capabilities, able to develop clear and concise communications; grant writing experience preferred.

    Scheduling: Ability to schedule work for timely completion using Outlook or similar program.

    Research: Ability to research using internet and various methods to find grants, or information pertinent to outreach.

    Computer Skills: Individual will be proficient in Microsoft Software, create spreadsheets in Excel; PowerPoint presentations; and Word documents.

    To apply, please submit your Resume, cover letter with your salary requirements and sample of a grant or writing.

    Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

    Benefits:

    Schedule:

    Application Question(s):

    Education:

    Experience:

    Interested applicants may apply by clicking here.

  • July 28, 2022 7:48 AM | Anonymous

    The Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana is looking for an experienced Director of Development to join our team and help our organization grow. We are looking for an results-oriented individual who has proven success in capital campaigns, donor gifts, fundraising and donor giving, who has a positive outlook, and a heart to help those in need. If this you, this position is right for you. This is a full-time position, located in Shreveport, LA.

    • Minimum six years of demonstrated high-level leadership success developing and implementing comprehensive development programs.
    • Experience in major gift giving, capital campaigns, development plans, and cultivating donors.
    • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Marketing or related field.
    • CFRE certification preferred, or in the process of achieving designation.
    • Experience with Donor Perfect software is highly desirable. Otherwise must be able to learn proficiencies of software to develop and maintain donor/volunteer databases, reports and mailing lists.
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications.
    • 401(k)
    • Dental insurance
    • Health insurance
    • Life insurance
    • Paid time off
    • Monday to Friday
    • What are your strongest skills and qualifications that make you a good candidate for this position?
    • How big of a team have you managed?
    • What are your salary and benefits requirements?
    • Are you highly proficient in computer skills, Microsoft Office and Google docs?
    • How many years have you had in fundraising and donor giving, and what is the largest gift you've asked and received from donors?

    OVERVIEW OF OUR FOOD BANK

    Our Food Bank exists to be the primary resource for fighting hunger in Northwest Louisiana. Our vision is to ultimately end hunger in our area by ensuring a consolidated network of effective food collection and distribution. This provides universal access to food for those in need in our communities. We are the largest distributor of donated food for our 7 parishes and we are one of only five food banks in the state. We sort, warehouse and distribute food to over 150 non-profit organizations, shelters and churches in our seven-parish region. We just completed a $6M capital campaign and implemented new donor software.

    OVERVIEW OF THE POSITION

    The Director of Development is a key position at our food bank whose primary objective is to develop and successfully implement our donor giving and fundraising plans. This includes identifying, cultivating, and soliciting major gift prospects and financial donors. It includes identifying, writing and tracking grants, managing monthly donor and planned giving programs, and providing leadership to the development internal team to reach the food bank’s goals related to public relations, marketing, events, donations, government relations and volunteers.

    We have the development software already in place. We have a large donor base to work from. We have the development team to support you. All these things have worked well for us thus far. A successful person in this position would work with these team members and processes already in place and take us to the next level. You will work closely with the Executive Director, and are responsible to achieve our revenue and long-range fundraising goals.

    WHAT WE OFFER

    We offer a strong competitive salary with great benefits which include health insurance, dental insurance, long and short term disability, life insurance, a 401k participation, vacations with personal days and holiday pay. Our workplace is passionate about our mission and we work hard to help those in need get the food and resources they need. The position is mainly Monday-Friday but some evening and weekend work may be required.

    QUALIFICATIONS

    A great candidate for this position must be results-driven, organized, with great project management skills, and great public speaking skills. They must be highly motivated, with great interpersonal skills, a great team player, and meet these qualifications:

    INVITATION TO APPLY

    If you are a good fit for this position, we invite you to send us your information. Please answer the following questions and submit your resume. We will provide you a complete job description during the interview process. Please do not call our office directly as that may disqualify your application.

    Job Type: Full-time

    Benefits:

    Schedule:

    Application Question(s):

    Interested applicants may apply by clicking here.


  • July 15, 2022 7:57 AM | Anonymous

    The Assistant Director of Director of Disaster Response and Resiliency is responsible for directing and managing the organization’s Disaster Management program for all hazards. The assistant director will lead and oversee the organization’s mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery efforts and service projects. The assistant director works closely with the Assistant Director of Programs to conduct project site visits and procure all materials and supplies to complete service projects. Reports directly to and works closely with the Executive Director to seek involvement in program design and execution, fundraising goals, volunteer/donor engagement, and other key strategic matters.

    The assistant director ensures that priorities, personnel, and financial resources are aligned with the core mission. The assistant director cultivates a strong and transparent relationship with co-workers, volunteers, project site partners, and corporate and foundation partners. The assistant director influences stakeholders and works for and with others by communicating a shared vision, building relationships with integrity, and delivering results. Accepts all other duties as assigned by the Executive Director.

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES

    Focuses on operational plans within a 3-6 month time horizon. Significant responsibility to achieve broadly stated goals through volunteer efforts. Determines objectives, directs programs, develops strategies and procedures, manages human, financial, and physical resources, and functions with a high degree of autonomy. Requires knowledge of volunteer and project management. Manages a team consisting of both unskilled and skilled volunteers. Determines strategies for a program with city-wide impact.

    FUNDRAISING & DEVELOPMENT (40%)

    • Accountable for achieving or exceeding the fundraising goal for grants contained in the current fiscal year budget by identifying funding sources, writing grant applications, and advancing HandsOn’s service model.
    • Communicates with funders and writes timely reports (project status, impact, final) and collects

    success stories in written testimonials, photographs, and/or video formats.

    PROGRAM MANAGEMENT (39%)

    • Assumes full responsibility as project leader for days of service including advance project management, pre-project preparation, day-of volunteer management, and post-project support and evaluation.
    • In conjunction with senior leadership, manages all aspects of the organization’s Long Term Recovery

    program to invest $1M for survivors of hurricane Ida. Position will communicate internally and externally with stakeholders as long-term recovery needs evolve. In consultation with the Executive Director, position will assume leadership and responsibility to meet emerging or unmet needs as identified.

    • Manages all aspects of the organization’s natural disaster management efforts
    • Preparedness through city-wide distribution of hurricane preparedness kits and participation in New Orleans Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (NOHSEP) active drills.
    •  Response through standing up a physical or virtual volunteer center, donation center, warehouse, and/or public services such as debris removal or mucking and gutting homes through volunteer efforts.
    • Recovery and Mitigation through assisting the Executive Director to create a Disaster Resiliency Training Center.
    • Participates actively in the Greater New Orleans Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (GNO VOAD) to further its official formation and mission.
    • Participates actively in the Louisiana Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (LA VOAD) to further its mission.
    • Manages all aspects of assigned grant-funded service projects
    • Reviews grants applications and creates timelines for project completion, including recruitment/placement of volunteers into grant-funded projects.
    • Identifies and conducts site visits for potential project sites. Completes required documentation.
    • Creates private and public volunteer registration links to service projects and promotes as directed.
    • Leads and manages volunteers for in-person, mobile, and virtual days of service.
    • Enters volunteer registration data into software from paper waivers/registration forms within 3 business days after projects.
    • Holds organization to the highest standards of program management to maintain its positive public standing and image that deepens the public’s understanding of service, HandsOn’s mission, and social change practices with the outcome of increased public support.

    PERSONNEL (10%)

    • Supervises, manages, and evaluates assigned AmeriCorps members.
    • Actively participates in the hiring and orientation of AmeriCorps members.
    • Maintains positive and supportive workplace culture through team building, performance reviews, accountability metrics, milestones, and professional development.
    • Mentors and develops AmeriCorps members in a manner that emphasizes the importance of teamwork, collaboration, and sharing of information, resources, and best practices across the organization.
    • Implements and enforces solid personnel practices in accordance with organization policies and

    applicable laws.


    ADMINISTRATION (2%)

    • Monitors progress toward the achievement of goals and objectives as contained in the organization’s strategic plan. Provides for periodic review and modification of strategic objectives to achieve the strategic plan outcomes.
    • Prepares monthly progress reports on assigned duties, strategic plan, and associated metrics
    • Ensures volunteer and impact data is completed and entered in software.
    • Follows all organization, employee, and financial policies and procedures.
    • Mitigates risk exposure by ensuring all safety protocols are followed by staff, volunteers, and project site partners.
    • Actively contributes to the annual strategic planning process.
    • Assists in the establishment of clearly defined goals and objectives, leading to a culture which is decisive, action-oriented, flexible, and poised to seize opportunities to advance service, quality, and performance.

    FINANCE (2%)

    • Prepares an expense budget for each service project for approval by the Executive Director.
    • Ensures revenues and expenses are aligned with organization’s fiscal targets.
    • Completes purchases of project supplies and materials.
    • Completes monthly credit card expense reports within established guidelines.
    • Completes monthly personal reimbursement or travel expense reports as needed.

    COMMUNITY AND PUBLIC RELATIONS (5%)

    • Establishes and maintains positive relationships with key individuals and professional organizations in both the public and private sectors, on local, state, and national levels
    • Forges partnerships at the intersection of community organizations, business, government, and philanthropic sectors.
    • Represents the organization professionally and responsibly at all appropriate public functions, including making effective public presentations.
    • Creates partnerships with key organizations and individuals in New Orleans diverse neighborhoods.

    BOARD SUPPORT (5%)

    • Assists in the preparation of monthly board reports in close consultation with the Executive Director.
    • Assists as directed to support board committees: Executive, Finance, Governance, and Resource Development.
    • Assists in planning and executing Board fundraisers and other resource development plans.

    QUALIFICATIONS

    • One to three years of professional experience. A year of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, or similar service program may be substituted.
    • Evidence of successful civic, faith-based, or university leadership roles and program implementation.
    • Knowledge of and experience in event planning or project management best practices.
    • Experience in leading and recruiting volunteers or other nonpaid personnel.
    • Experience with or ability and willingness to learn fundraising, grant writing, managing earned-income programs, donor solicitation, securing sponsorships, organizing special events, and/or conducting annual campaigns.
    • Demonstrated success in marketing, public relations, and community outreach is helpful.

    • Experience in building authentic relationships with multiple sectors and diverse population
    • Influencing others with ability to inspire a shared vision and convey the organization’s future to all stakeholders.
    • Commitment to public service and passion for the mission and vision of HandsOn New Orleans.
    • Transparent and high-integrity leadership. Ability to work autonomously with minimal supervision. Ability to accomplish goals by working with and through other people.
    • Flexibility is essential and clear understanding that this position may require more than 40 hours per week, including some nights and weekends. Ability to work in high stress environment during disaster response with emotional intelligence
    • Effective communication skills.
    • Ability to practice accountability and deliver results on-time/on-budget.
    • Self-directed learning with a diligent and energetic work ethic.

    EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS

    • Undergraduate degree is preferred. A high-school degree or GED may be substituted with three to five years of professional experience.
    • Certification in disaster management FEMA EMI ICS IS 100,200, 700 and 800 preferred but may be completed on-the-job.

    PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

    • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job listed.
    • Must be able to communicate and exchange information on telephone and to individuals in person throughout the day.
    • Must be able to see and detect computer screen and subsequent reporting/paperwork.
    • Must be able to remain in a stationary position at least 50% of the time.
    • Constantly operates a computer and other office machinery such as a calculator, copy machine and computer printer.
    • Needs to move about inside the office to access files, office machinery, etc. throughout the day
    • Position may require working outside the office at a partner project site that may be indoor or outdoor. Ability to stand up to eight hours. Ability to work outside in weather conditions including light or intermittent rain or heat
    • Position may work remotely as directed by the organization or health officials. When working remotely, constant communication is expected via email and/or on-line meetings.
    • Position may involve bending, moving, lifting, and carrying tools, supplies, or material weighing between 10 to 100 pounds.
    • Needs to abide by organization practices that may require wearing personal protective equipment
    • Ability to safely operate and drive organization vehicle fleet, currently a 2008 GMC Sierra truck and 2012 Mitsubishi Fuso 18’ box truck. The latter will require the successful candidate to obtain a Louisiana Class D driver’s license with training course fees paid for by the organization.

    DISCLAIMER

    The above description of responsibilities does not CONSTITUTE a contract of employment, nor should it be considered all-inclusive. Management has the right to alter duties and projects that require special assistance. Position may be responsible for performing other duties as assigned.

    Incumbent must perform the essential duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work. Final employment offers are contingent upon a Final Candidate’s successful completion of a

    Background Verification, and a determination by the organization that the information derived from the Background Verification does not disqualify the individual. In addition, a Financial History Check and Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) Check may be required.

    ABOUT

    HandsOn New Orleans is a local affiliate of the Points of Light Global Network, the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service. The mission of HandsOn New Orleans is to engage, empower, and transform our community through volunteer service. Since 2005, the organization has recruited over 125,000 volunteers serving 723,380 hours with $29,000,000 in community savings through volunteer labor and supplies.

    The organization achieves its mission with 200+ collaborative community partnerships and a suite of synergistic programs. HandsOn leverages its core strengths of volunteer engagement, design and execution of high-impact community revitalization projects, and disaster response services to strengthen families and transform neighborhoods in the seven-parish metro area.

    The organization envisions a socially just community with happy, healthy, prosperous people, and outcomes promote educational equity in the public school system, improve access to community services and resources, foster healthy lifestyles, sustain the natural and built environment, and assist residents on emergency preparedness, response, and recovery.

    TO APPLY: Please apply at https://www.handsonneworleans.org/jobs Anticipated start date is August - September. Salary is mid 30's to low 40's depending on experience with competitive fringe benefits and generous PTO. HandsOn Board of Directors has mandated for staff full COVID vaccinations with exemptions permitted with valid medical or personal reasons; if exemption is granted, then additional testing requirements at employee’s expense are required.


  • July 11, 2022 11:15 AM | Anonymous

    The Vision Rehabilitation Therapist is a key member of the Vision Rehab team, providing services and support to VRS technology and adaptive skills programs. He/she is responsible for providing optimal assessments and training to clients with varying degrees of vision loss. Services are provided across the New Orleans and Baton Rouge regions in Lighthouse facilities, in clients’ homes or in clients’ work environments. Responsibilities require a holistic approach to Vision Rehabilitation, utilizing current best practices, to ensure optimal quality of services, excellent verbal and written communication skills, a strong collaborative spirit, and solid computer skills. Responsible for maintaining the health and appearance of the Technology Lab. Must have excellent customer service skills, organizational skills, and attention to detail.

    JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

    1. Perform quality Access Technology assessments and subsequent training to support the technology needs of clients across all service areas to include facility-based, home-based, work-based, and community-based venues.
    2. Collaborate with all AT staff to optimize communication regarding client needs and plans for services across locations.
    3. Develop goals and objectives following evaluation to ensure that each client reaches his/her highest ability based on his/her needs and desires. Collect pre and post data to measure outcomes of service.
    4. Submit assessments, progress summaries, discharge summaries, daily notes, follow up reports, and invoices by procedure to support reimbursement from all funding sources. Accurately document all services in Apricot as determined by department policy to ensure timely invoicing and to maintain good communication with Lighthouse staff, referring Physicians, and contracting agencies.
    5. Provide group instruction in Access Technology to participants in the Senior Tech and Mobile Tech Programs for clients who qualify for Older Blind services as outlined in the program curricula.
    6. Supervise a free typing program to assist individuals in enhancing their keyboard skills as needed to support computer training.
    7. Collaborate with the Lighthouse Career Advisor to support employability skills training for employees seeking job opportunities beyond manufacturing.
    8. Collaborate with the interdisciplinary team to support the needs of all New Orleans and Baton Rouge service programs for youth and adults.
    9. Collaborate with the Occupational Therapy staff to provide training to clients in the New Vision ILS program and Low Vision Clinic, as needed.
    10. Maintain strong working knowledge of current hardware, software, assistive devices, and mobile technology available to support the needs of individuals who are blind or Deaf/blind on both Windows and Apple platforms.
    11. Oversee AIRA usage in NOLA and document feedback.
    12. Conduct technology screenings and subsequent training for all employees who are visually impaired upon hire to foster their independence to access the company HR software system.
    13. Perform system upgrades and replace software and hardware systems in technology lab as directed by the AT Manager. Collaborate with the AT and IT Managers to maintain database of training licenses and hardware.
    14. Maintain clean and clutter-free environments in all tech labs to create welcome training areas for daily clients, guests, and visitors.
    15. Participate in education and advocacy events to promote inclusion for people with vision impairment. Represent the Lighthouse at local coalition meetings. Provide sensitivity training to community partners and in-services to internal staff on topics relevant to Access Technology.
    16. Stay informed of changes and improvements in the field of Vision Rehabilitation to guarantee the provision of optimal services to clients, to support program development, and to promote the growth of the organization.
    17. Foster a team environment with effective communication and a coordinated approach to providing vision rehabilitation services.
    18. Follow all ISO procedures as required.
    19. Perform other duties as assigned by the AT Manager or Vice President of Vision Rehabilitation Services.

    JOB QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS:

    1. Education: Degree and certification as a Vision Rehabilitation Therapist required. CATIS Certification or progress toward certification preferred.
    2. Special Knowledge/Skills: Excellent computer skills to include expert knowledge of all versions of Microsoft Windows and Office products required. Working knowledge of Apple products and accessibility features required. Current working knowledge of Assistive hardware, software, and assistive devices for the blind required. Strong troubleshooting skills required. Excellent oral and written communication skills required. Ability to develop and perform professional presentations required. JAWS/ZoomText certification preferred.
    3. Experience: At least 350 hours experience assessing and teaching Access Technology for the blind required. Experience managing database systems preferred. Experience with Apricot software preferred.
    4. Supervisory Responsibilities: Weekly Tech Lab volunteers.
    5. Physical: Must be energetic and able to function in a dynamic office setting. Must be able to tolerate driving in all conditions for extended periods to support travel between New Orleans and Baton Rouge. Must be able to tolerate sitting at a computer for extended periods. Able to travel throughout the facility to safely and effectively manage all work responsibilities, breaks, and emergency evacuations, with or without a reasonable accommodation. Able to manage all self-care needs and activities of daily living as required to support successful employment, with or without a reasonable accommodation.
    6. Personality Traits: Personable, responsive, and patient. Maintain professional appearance and attitude appropriate to the position. Ability to maintain confidentiality. Ability to respond to directions and suggestions. Ability to assume responsibility for project completion. Ability to work independently and with a team. Ability to maintain focus on work in a dynamic environment. Analytical thinker who can solve problems effectively and demonstrate good attention to detail. Mission-minded.
    7. Working Conditions: Classroom, client home/work, commercial, and industrial environments. Frequent travel required. Temporary remote status. Valid driver’s license and clear driving record required, along with valid insurance.
    8. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 40 hours per week. Occasional weekend community outreach activities and training sessions.
    9. Background Check and Drug Testing required: Employment is contingent based upon satisfactory results.

    This job description does not imply that these are the only duties to be performed. The incumbent in this position will perform such other tasks as may be required for the effective operation of the Division/Department upon request by his/her supervisor.

    Accomplishments in these areas of responsibility will be the basis of the employee’s evaluation, continuation of employment and change in compensation.

    Interested applicants should apply by following this link:

    Apply Here

  • July 11, 2022 11:12 AM | Anonymous

    The Occupational Therapist, Early Intervention Specialist (OTEI) is an integral member of the Lighthouse OT team, who provides leadership and expertise to the EI program. The OTEI is a primary Early Steps service provider who works as part of a collaborative transdisciplinary team that enhances the capacity of families to care for the health and development of their infants and toddlers ages 0 to 3. The OTEI recommends environmental and activity modifications within daily routines and natural settings to enhance participation and accomplish IFSP outcomes for children and their families. In addition, the OTEI collaborates with the EI team to prepare children ages 3 to 5 in the Light Steps program to ensure they have the foundational skills necessary for success in school.  This position requires excellent communication skills, team-building skills, and a passion to develop comprehensive impactful programs that ensure quality services and optimal outcomes for all youth served in Lighthouse programs.

    JOB RESPONSIBLITIES:

    1. Provide client-centered, occupation-based services and supports to children who are blind and/or Deaf ages 0 to 3 and their families as an Early Steps provider by developing and implementing intervention plans that foster family bonding and emotional regulation, leveraging the strengths of the family unit to build capacity for success, promoting participation in family life by adapting daily activities, encouraging families to be advocates, and supporting the transition process. 
    2. Work directly with blind and/or Deaf infants/toddlers and provide continuous education to their key caregivers to ensure implementation of therapeutic activities within their daily lives. Assist them to identify learning opportunities throughout the day that fit with daily routines by addressing ADLs, rest and sleep, play, education, and social development.
    3. Collaborate with the transdisciplinary EI team, families, child care providers, and educators who implement IFSP and intervention plans.
    4. Collaborate with other disciplines during the evaluation and throughout the intervention processes, including co-treating or working with the family, while maintaining ongoing communication.
    5. Enhance smooth transitions for families and children out of the Early Steps program by collaborating with service providers, promoting intra-agency coordination, and communicating across settings and systems.
    6. Educate parents of Deaf children to promote effective communication and connection to resources for learning ASL and understanding Deaf culture.
    7. Monitor progress and maintain daily documentation to track outcomes and support funding requirements. 
    8. Work collaboratively with Lighthouse team members across service departments to ensure quality service and optimal outcomes for all youth served in Lighthouse programs for participants ages 0 to 21.
    9. Work collaboratively with the Occupational Therapy team to support all Lighthouse OT programs and to continuously develop expertise as a vision rehabilitation practitioner.
    10. Support  other VRS programs as needed to optimize client care.
    11. Participate in education and advocacy events to promote inclusion for youth and/or      adults with vision and/or hearing loss. Provide sensitivity training to community partners and in-services to internal staff on topics relevant to Vision Rehabilitation and Deaf culture. Conduct annual lectures to students in various fields of medicine to promote vision rehabilitation. 
    12. Stay informed of advances in medicine to support children with vision and/or hearing loss to guarantee the provision of optimal services, to support program development, and to promote the growth of youth services. 
    13. Foster a team environment with effective communication and a coordinated approach      to providing rehabilitation services.
    14. Follow all VRS expectations, policies, and procedures.
    15. Follow all ISO procedures as required.
    16. Foster a team environment with effective communication and a coordinated approach  to providing rehabilitation services.

    Requirements

    1. Education: Degree in occupational therapy with license to practice in Louisiana      required. Additional Certification in pediatrics or vision rehabilitation preferred.
    2. Special Knowledge/Skills: Skilled with the assessment and treatment of pediatric patients required. Knowledge of early intervention strategies to optimize developmental progress for infants and toddlers with vision and/or hearing loss required. Knowledge of the Early Steps program and other Medicaid programs for youth with disabilities preferred. Proficiency in the use of Office software products and the internet required. 
    3. Experience: At least three years of clinical practice with at least 2 years experience working with pediatric patients. Experience working in an early intervention program strongly preferred. Experience with patients who have vision or hearing loss preferred. 
    4. Supervisory Responsibilities:  PRN COTA.
    5. Physical: High energy and stamina. Able to stoop, reach, lift, crawl, and bend to engage in play activities with infants and toddlers on the floor and on play equipment, throughout indoor and outdoor settings. Able to assist youth during sports activities and physically active outings. Able to lift at least 40 lbs. Must be able to tolerate driving in all conditions to support travel between patient homes, daycare centers, and other relevant environments. Able to travel throughout the facility to safely and effectively manage all work responsibilities, breaks, and emergency  evacuations, with or without a reasonable accommodation. Able to manage all self-care needs and activities of daily living as required to support successful employment, with or without a reasonable accommodation.
    6. Personality Traits: Professional who maintains appearance and attitude appropriate to  he position. Superior verbal and written communicator who demonstrates integrity and  confidentiality. Creative and proactive problem solver who is comfortable working on new initiatives. Team player who is responsive to directions and suggestions. Leader who assumes responsibility for project completion and enjoys team building, but is able to work independently. Confident practitioner who maintains focus on work in dynamic environments, solves problems effectively, and demonstrates good attention to detail. 
    7. Working Conditions: Itinerant. Primarily in homes, various public spaces, some childcare environments, and Lighthouse facility. Occasional outdoor and sports activities with youth. Travel within the southeastern Louisiana region. Must have valid driver’s license and insurance must be current. 
    8. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm, Occasional evenings and weekends required. 
    9. Background Check and Drug Testing:  Required: Employment is contingent upon satisfactory results.

    This job description does not imply that these are the only duties to be performed. The employee in this position will perform such other tasks as may be required for the effective operation of the Division/Department upon request by his/her supervisor. 

    Accomplishments in these areas of responsibility will be the basis of the employee’s evaluation, continuation of employment and change in compensation. 

    Interested applicants should apply by following this link:

    Apply Here

  • July 11, 2022 11:10 AM | Anonymous

    Lighthouse Louisiana envisions a world where all people are able to reach their full potential. Our mission is to empower individuals with disabilities through services, employment, and advocacy. 

    We have two state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities in Baton Rouge and New Orleans. We support this mission by creating jobs for people who are blind. Proceeds from the sales of high-quality, commercially competitive products help fund services for people who are blind, Deaf, and who have other disabilities.

    We are looking for a Director of Business Development who can effectively Manage both our Sales Effort and Ability One Procurement List Products Contracts. 

    To be successful in this role the candidate will need to:

    • Be a Self-Started, working independent of direct supervision. 
    • Manage a Sales Effort with a focus on Ability One Contracts.  
    • Utilize NetSuite’s, Microsoft Office, Paylocity and Apricot Software. 
    • Spend 75% of your time uncovering leads.
    • Customer Service attitude with high energy. 
    • Ability to travel up to 50% of the work week. 

    Personal Characteristics:

    • A people person who enjoys working in a Team Environment.
    • Empathetic and Compassionate.
    • Timely and Dependable. 
    • Clean Background Check.

    If you are someone who…

    values empowerment of those with disabilities to reach their full potential, possesses innovative ideas and creative solutions and is adaptable to change, believes in diversity of our community and in diverse approaches to problem-solving, approaches their work and life with passion, treats others with empathy and believes in a system of equity, wants to be held accountable to our community and to each other in meeting our mission

    …you are likely an excellent candidate for this position.

    Requirements

     Job Summary: Responsible for both increasing sales and monitoring product profitability through financial analysis. This position is growth oriented, spending a majority of their time qualifying leads, advancing opportunities through the pipeline and closing new business. This position will also research new products to be submitted for inclusion in the Ability One Procurement List.

    JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

    1. Design and implement an annual strategy for marketing and sales of Lighthouse products thru all channels of sales and distribution that supports the Lighthouse mission and organizational growth. 
    2. Review all current products on Procurement List for proper gross margins and adjust pricing through PDP Analysis. 
    3. Monitor all current sales contracts and complete renewals on a timely basis.
    4. Foster relationships with federal and commercial buyers, MAS vendors, authorized distributors and other potential customers.
    5. Use data and modern software tools to continuously monitor and optimize conversion rates at all stages of pipeline as well as to support current customer base.
    6. Direct the Lighthouse’s sales efforts, from prospecting and qualifying marketing-generated leads to retaining long-term loyal customers and growing account value.
    7. Provide input and direction regarding sales materials and literature.
    8. Represent the Lighthouse nationally and locally at events, tradeshows, meetings and tours. Articulately represent the mission and the future goals of the Lighthouse. 
    9. Collaborate with executive and senior-level internal and external stakeholders to build support for marketing strategies or other activities that promote the growth and mission of the Lighthouse. 
    10. Stay current on all activities relative to the Ability One Program. 
    11. Follow all ISO procedures, as required, if applicable.
    12. Other duties as assigned. 

    JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

    1. Education: A Bachelor’s Degree or experience in a related field. 
    2. Special Knowledge/Skills: Knowledge regarding the Ability One Program, regulations and the approved process of distribution for its items. General Software knowledge in Microsoft Office / Internet search engines and the ability to learn new software as needed. Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills.
    3. Experience: Experience with the Ability One Program, regulations and the approved process of distribution for its items. All past experience will be considered.
    4. Supervisory Responsibilities: Product Development, Customer Service, Sale and Service Contracts.
    5. Physical: Able to effectively perform the specified duties. Must be able to travel as necessary. Able to travel throughout the facility to safely and effectively manage all work responsibilities, breaks, and emergency evacuations, with or without a reasonable accommodation. Able to manage all self-care needs and activities of daily living as required to support successful employment, with or without a reasonable accommodation. 
    6. Personality: Outgoing, organized, detail-oriented, self-motivated, able to multi-task. 
    7. Working Conditions: Inside, with frequent travel.
    8. Work Schedule:  Full-time / 40 hours, Salaried.
    9. Background Check and Drug Test Required: Employment is contingent upon satisfactory results.

    This job description does not imply that these are the only duties to be performed. The incumbent in this position will perform such other tasks as may be required for the effective operation of the Division/Department upon request by his/her supervisor.

    Accomplishments in these areas of responsibility will be the basis of the employee’s evaluation, continuation of employment and change in compensation.

    Interested applicants should apply here:

    Apply Here

  • July 11, 2022 11:07 AM | Anonymous

    The Director of Vision Rehab Services (DVRS) Provides leadership, hiring, supervision, and administration of adult and youth programs for people with varying degrees of vision loss. They must demonstrate proven managerial skills, a strong spirit of collaboration, critical thinking, and the drive to lead by example. The DVRS exemplifies professionalism and instills such values in their team to ensure that all vision rehabilitation programs offer the highest level of quality and polish to our vendors, community partners, customers, and the people we serve. The DVRS is responsible for managing the success of the Vision Rehab Services team, while measuring the success of the department’s programs. This position requires excellent communication skills, proven team-building skills, and a passion to develop comprehensive impactful programming that aligns with the Lighthouse mission.

    JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

    1. Continuously monitor and evaluate Vision Rehab Services programming using an outcome-based model to measure program success and provide quarterly reports to senior management.
    2. Provide leadership and administration of all VRS programs across the Baton Rouge and New Orleans regions. Collaborate with the BR Director of Services to ensure continuity of program implementation and protocols across regions.
    3. Provide direct supervision and support to VRS staff in New Orleans, Managing hiring, onboarding, and performance processes. Conduct ongoing performance reviews to ensure open communication and appropriate guidance is afforded to all team members.
    4. Oversee the development of Vision Rehabilitation programs and services in accordance with the Lighthouse mission and strategic plan. Implement new programs and changes to existing programs as needed to ensure the integration of best practices, current technology, and contemporary strategies for optimizing client outcomes.
    5. Engage in Vision Serve Alliance community (VSA) to provide input to overcome challenges in the field of vision rehabilitation; expand knowledge to keep Lighthouse programs up to date and relevant; and improve standing of Lighthouse in the field
    6. Ensure compliance with contract/grant requirements as identified by state, federal, and private funding agencies, including but not limited to program and contract deliverables, consumer outcomes, budget management, reporting, etc. Serve as Contract Manager for the Older Blind (OB) contract and collaborate with Accounting to ensure accuracy of monthly submissions to the state.
    7. Maintain confidentiality of information and material at the highest standards. 
    8. Coordinate with CFO to develop and manage the budget for the Vision Rehab Services Department.
    9. Coordinate and support professional development of staff to enhance skills and ensure use of proven best practices.
    10. Provide leadership and advocacy with local state and federal public entities and community-based organizations, including relevant consumer events, as needed, to support program growth.
    11. Work in tandem with the Directors of BR Services, Employment Services, and Deaf Services to support open communication, collaboration, and teamwork across departments.
    12. Provide input and support for the Lighthouse’s advocacy and public policy platform regarding local, state, and federal policies, initiatives, and issues that affect people who have vision loss.
    13. Ensure the quality of services and client satisfaction as determined through staff performance and client satisfaction survey results. 
    14. Assist the Senior Leadership Team as needed to accomplish organizational goals.
    15. Provide support to VI employees of Lighthouse and their supervisors to increase independence, productivity and opportunities for career advancement.
    16. Continuously strive to improve the quality and efficiency of VRS programs.
    17. Follow all ISO procedures as required. 

    JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

    1. Education: Bachelor’s degree in relevant field.
    2. Special Knowledge or Skills: Competence to collaborate with people at all levels inside and outside of the agency to support program needs. Proficient in use of Internet, email, and standard software applications (i.e., Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint). Excellent time management and organizational skills. Superior verbal and written communication skills. Self-driven, able to work independently and with diverse teams. Strong analytical and critical thinking skills, mission and outcome driven. Extensive knowledge of vision loss and rehabilitative techniques to optimize level of function for clients of all ages. Must have strong working knowledge of professions in the field of vision rehabilitation and their unique roles in the continuum of care. 
    3. Experience: Proven success as a team leader with at least 3-5 years’ experience managing multi-disciplinary Vision Rehab Programs required. Experience managing Medicare/Medicaid billing preferred. Experience managing and/or working in collaboration with Occupational Therapy programs preferred. 
    4. Supervisory Responsibilities: Supervise all Vision Rehab staff, Interns, and volunteers. 
    5. Physical: Able to effectively perform the specified duties. Able to travel throughout the facility to safely and effectively manage all work responsibilities, breaks, and emergency evacuations, with or without a reasonable accommodation. Able to manage all self-care needs and activities of daily living as required to support successful employment, with our without a reasonable accommodation. 
    6. Personality Traits: Proven leader who can inspire and motivate staff. Punctual, responsive, and organized. Maintain professional appearance and attitude appropriate to the position. Positive, enthusiastic patient, and caring. Proactive, hands-on. A creative thinker with a willingness to constantly adapt to the day and the need of the organization, department, and individual clients. 
    7. Working Conditions: Primarily office setting. Some travel required, primarily within the New Orleans and Baton Rouge regions. 
    8. Work Schedule: Full-time / Salaried. Occasional remote work must receive prior approval by the COO. 
    9. Background Check and Drug Testing Required: Employment is contingent upon satisfactory results.

    This job description does not imply that these are the only duties to be performed. The employee in this position will perform such other tasks as may be required for the effective operation of the Division/Department upon request by his/her supervisor.

    Accomplishments in these areas of responsibility will be the basis of the employee’s evaluation, continuation of employment and change in compensation.

    Interested applicants should apply by following this link:

    Apply Here

  • July 11, 2022 11:03 AM | Anonymous

    JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

    SHIPPING:

    1. Lead shipping/receiving team to ensure the successful accomplishment of responsibilities assigned in a timely and efficient manner.

    2. Submit paperwork documenting shipped sales orders along using Netsuites

    3. Review order status report daily and plan shipments to minimize labor costs while meeting or exceeding customer requirements.

    4. Review finished goods inventory and coordinate with production Manager on shortages.

    5. Prioritize customer orders and coordinate shipping to ensure that deadlines are met. 

    6. Communicate with customers regarding routing requirements.

    7. Request and evaluate transportation quotes to minimize transportation costs both via phone and utilizing internet based software.

    8. Prepare shipping documents as needed.

    9. Load shipments on to trucks.

    10. Coordinate with customer service to provide accurate and up to date information regarding customer orders.

    11. Supervise movement and storage of finished goods in an organized and secure manner ensuring stock rotation.

    12. Supervise and direct shipping and receiving personnel.

    13. Fill in for shipping/receiving employees when necessary.

    14. Shipping Inspections – Perform and document daily to ensure compliance with LL Quality System & customer requirement. 

    RECEIVING:

    15. Unload shipments from trucks.

    16. Receive all incoming products, materials & items, inspecting for damages, verifying items & quantities against packing slips as well as PO’s.

    17. Secure all received & existing materials in an organized, safe & consistent manner, providing for proper rotation.

    18. Process & enter all receiving, inventory and other required paperwork promptly & accurately.

    19. Utilize company software to accurately document all goods received.

    20. Submit paperwork daily documenting received orders using Nestsuites

    21. Maintain files pertaining to all warehouse activities in a neat & orderly manner.

    GENERAL:

    22. Support/assist warehouse teams at all locations as needed.

    23. Coordinate shipping/receiving employee schedules to ensure coverage of dock functions daily for normal hours of business operation.

    24. Work with production, receiving, and procurement to identify and correct stock irregularities in a timely manner.

    25. Participate in regular inventory counts.

    26. Consistently follow all Lighthouse procedures as detailed in the LHB Quality System and train employees under your supervision to follow all procedures relevant to their job performance.

    27. Strive to continuously improve the efficiency of the systems and operational aspects of the manufacturing, inventory control, quality shipping, receiving, and sales order systems. 

    28. Conduct all business in a positive, relationship building manner at all times ensuring that the Shipping/Receiving department is successfully integrated into Lighthouse production, inventory, accounting and quality functions.

    29. Follow all ISO procedures as required. 

    30. Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.

    Requirements

     JOB QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS:

    1. Education: High school or GED required. Must have strong basic math skills and be able to communicate effectively in both verbal and written English.
    2. Special Knowledge/Skills: Knowledge of and ability to effectively    communicate with multiple business functions, strong customer service, supervisory and organizational skills, proficient in general computer     skills, internet applications, Microsoft Outlook, Excel, Oracle and Word     applications, excellent forklift skills and ability to obtain and maintain     certification.
    3. Experience:    2+ years’ previous shipping/receiving/inventory, and warehouse experience,  including requesting and evaluating transportation quotes both via phone and utilizing internet based software. Experience must include clerical, planning, and loading.
    4. Supervisory Responsibilities: Will supervise warehouse personnel; must be able to provide guidance and direction in a positive manner.
    5. Physical: Able to lift 50lbs, bend, stoop, climb,  stand and walk on a regular basis. Operate forklift on a regular basis.  Able to travel throughout the facility to safely and effectively manage all work responsibilities, breaks and emergency evacuations, with or without a reasonable accommodation. Able to manage all self-care needs and    activities of daily living as required to support successful employment,     with or without a reasonable accommodation. 
    6. Personality: Dependable, cooperative, organized, detail-oriented, team leader.
    7. Working Conditions: Inside and outside, office and warehouse  setting. Travel to satellite locations as needed.
    8. Work Schedule: Flexible schedule, 40 hours per week, overtime as needed.
    9. Background Check and Drug Test Required:   Employment is contingent based upon satisfactory results.

    This job description does not imply that these are the only duties to be performed. The incumbent in this position will perform such other tasks as may be required for the effective operation of the Division/Department upon request by his/her supervisor.

    Accomplishments in these areas of responsibility will be the basis of the employee’s evaluation, continuation of employment and change in compensation.

    Interested Applicants should apply by following this link:

    Apply Here

  • July 11, 2022 11:00 AM | Anonymous

    Director of Human Resources is responsible for promoting and implementing the organization’s values by planning and implementing human resources programs including recruiting, hiring processes, onboarding and orientation, employee training, employee recognition a and professional development and communication, benefits, and compliance with employment and other relevant regulations; as well as supporting management on strategic staffing plans, compensation programs, budgeting, employee coaching and labor relations.

    Job Responsibilities:

    1. Develop strategies for and lead recruiting and hiring throughout the entire process from personnel request to onboarding and orientation
    2. Post and disseminate information about job openings internally and externally to support develop a diverse and qualified applicant pool
    3. With guidance from hiring managers, develops and implements strategies and plans to actively identify and recruit for difficult to fill positions. Building relationships with potential sources of candidates for current and future positions. When applicable attend job fairs, career days etc. to recruit in person or virtually
    4. Support hiring managers in process of screening, interviewing and making offers of employment
    5. Develop and implement systems to coordinate on boarding of new employees with hiring manager and other support staff to ensure employee understands employment guidelines, has the tools necessary for position, receives appropriate training and is oriented to the facility
    6. Develop strategies to foster employee engagement and job satisfaction and promote transparency and communication between leadership and all employees ( alert system, town hall meetings, quarterly leader, employee of the year, etc.) Coordinate/conduct exit interviews to determine reasons behind separations.
    7. Ensure organizational compliance and required data collection and reporting for HR employment related regulations e.g. Affirmative Action, Ability One, Veterans, unemployment, Affordable Care; as well as with federal, state, and local legal requirements by studying existing and new legislation; anticipating legislation; enforcing adherence to requirements; advising management on needed actions.
    8. Administer and recommend changes and updates for employee benefits
    9. Support Payroll and Accounting staff by communicating changes, performing payroll reviews and audits.
    10. Provide opportunities for employee training and professional development throughout the year in both required training topics and elective training for professional development. Coordinate with management to identify relevant topics .
    11. Develop organization strategies by identifying and researching human resources issues; contributing information, analysis, and recommendations to organization strategic thinking and direction; establishing human resources objectives in line with organizational objectives.
    12. Implements human resources strategies by establishing department accountabilities, including talent acquisition, staffing, employment processing, compensation, health and welfare benefits, training and development, records management, succession planning, employee relations and retention, AA/EEO compliance, and labor relations.
    13. Coordinate and assist managers with annual performance reviews
    14. Provide insight and recommendations on the development and administration of the organization's compensation program.
    15. Serve as administrator for human resource information system that meets the organization's personnel information needs.
    16. Support management by providing human resources advice, counsel, and decisions, analyzing information and applications.
    17. Guides management and employee actions by researching, developing, writing, and updating policies, procedures, methods, and guidelines; communicating organization values.
    18. Updates job knowledge by participating in conferences and educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations.
    19. Other duties as assigned by leadership

    Requirements

    1. Education: At least a Bachelor’s degree, preferably with major or coursework focusing on human resources. Professional certifications are also preferred, but relevant experience is paramount.
    2. Special Knowledge or Skills: Microsoft Word, Excel, E-mail. Personnel, insurance & other benefits, Department of Labor, Affirmative Action, EEOC, COBRA, FMLA & I-9 regulations are all preferred.
    3. Experience: 10+ years professional HR experience.
    4. Supervisory Responsibilities: None.
    5. Physical: Excellent communications & interpersonal skills, good speech, good mobility. Ability to travel to offsite locations. Able to travel throughout the facility to safely and effectively manage all work responsibilities, breaks and emergency evacuations, with or without a reasonable accommodation. Able to manage all self-care needs and activities of daily living as required to support successful employment, with or without a reasonable accommodation.
    6. Personality Traits: Capable of maintaining confidential information and material, congenial, forthcoming, cooperative, detailed and organized.
    7. Working Conditions: Inside, office setting. Some travel.
    8. Work Schedule: The person in this position would be expected to maintain regular office hours, Monday through Friday and to work later hours or weekends as necessary.
    9. Background Check and Drug Testing Required: Employment is contingent based upon satisfactory results.

    This job description does not imply that these are the only duties to be performed. The employee in this position will perform such other tasks as may be required for the effective operation of the Division/Department upon request by his/her supervisor/manager.

    Accomplishments in these areas of responsibility will be the basis of the employee’s evaluation, continuation of employment and change in compensation.

    Department: Administration Prepared by: Renee Vidrine

    Reports to: President

    Approved by: Renee Vidrine

    Interested Applicants should apply by following this link:

    Apply Here

  • July 11, 2022 10:33 AM | Anonymous

    Responsible for implementing AFSP fundraising events and revenue generating initiatives within assigned market.   

    RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Plan, manage, and implement AFSP’s signature fundraising events, the Out of the Darkness Community Walks and Campus Walks, within assigned market.
    • Implement all other approved chapter fundraising events and revenue generating events and initiatives.
    • Develop budgets for all walk and non-walk fundraising events.                                                                    
    • Responsible for recruiting, training, and managing all walk and other fundraising event committee and day-of event volunteers.
    • Work with event related vendors, municipalities, and venues.
    • Work with appropriate national staff on corporate, foundation, and grant fundraising.
    • Responsible for securing sponsorships for all event fundraising.
    • Growth expected is a minimum 20% increase in fundraising each year.
    • Assist Programs Manager with planning and implementing Program events.
    • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Bachelor’s Degree preferred
    • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in nonprofit special event fundraising
    • Highly organized and detail oriented
    • Strong interpersonal and communications skills required

    SALARY AND BENEFITS: 

    Annual salary range: 55-60K 

    22 PTO (vacation, sick, wellness and personal days) your first year of employment (5 additional days 2nd year) 

    Company Sponsored Medical Employee Reimbursement Plan (MERP)

    10% employer retirement contribution after 2 years of employment 

    Flexible Summer Fridays 

    13 Holidays

    APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

    Submit resume and cover letter with a compelling reason why you should be considered for this position. Kindly include your salary requirement for this role. 

    https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=7c54674a-7328-40a5-a696-f05ff3f87489&ccId=9200399011155_2&jobId=440344&lang=en_US&source=CC4

    REPORTS TO:   Executive Director

    LOCATION:       Must Reside within Assigned Chapter Territory           (Louisiana or Mississippi) 

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