There are few workplaces as fulfilling as The Seeing Eye. Our employees do meaningful work and go home at the end of the day knowing they've made a difference. The Seeing Eye employs about 150 people at our Morristown, New Jersey campus, with jobs ranging from kennel workers to fundraising specialists.
Quite frequently, people ask us, "How can I become a Seeing Eye® instructor?" Staff instructors are full-time employees who hold college degrees from various fields of study and have successfully completed three years of specialized on-the-job training. They relate well to dogs and people and are physically fit, since their jobs are physically demanding and involve working outdoors in all weather.
MANAGER OF ADMISSIONS AND GRADUATE SERVICES
The Seeing Eye, the pioneer of dog guide schools, is seeking candidates for the position of Manager, Admissions and Graduate Services. For 88 years, The Seeing Eye has enhanced the independence, dignity, and self-confidence of blind people through the use of Seeing Eye® dogs. From its campus outside Morristown, NJ, and a nearby state-of-the-art breeding station, The Seeing Eye’s 155-member staff matches and trains about 275 teams of graduates and dog guides each year.
The Seeing Eye is distinguished by the clarity of its purpose, the excellence of its program, the strength of its finances, and the stability of its leadership. Its budget is supported by annual giving, bequests, and an endowment.
Reporting to the Director of Instruction and Training, the Manager will utilize her or his skills and experience in the joint role of individual contributor and manager of the admissions process which includes the selection of new and returning students, their assignment to class dates, and coordination of their travel arrangements to and from The Seeing Eye. The Manager will exercise sound judgment in applying admissions criteria and standards in the assessment of candidate eligibility to help foster good probability of success for accepted individuals. Additionally, the Manager will provide oversight of various graduate services that are non-training related but pertinent to organizational recordkeeping, graduate inquiries, and ongoing support and assistance to graduates as needed, and will also manage the organization’s nursing department.
Candidates for the position should have a Bachelor’s degree from a college or university, five or more years of experience in social services, five or more years managing and supervising others with a solid grasp of effective management practices. Knowledge in the field of visual impairment and blindness would be helpful but is not required. Candidates should also possess strong interpersonal and communications skills, effective organizational, problem solving and analytical skills, demonstrated ability to exercise sound judgment, the ability to work effectively amidst multiple demands and interruptions, and the ability to manage a work function that is dependent on timeliness, attention to detail, and the preservation of high standards and professionalism.
Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to Linda Swanson, Senior Specialist, Director of Human Resources, The Seeing Eye, Inc., P.O. Box 375, Morristown, NJ 07963-0375, or, via e-mail to email@example.com, or by fax to (973) 644-5398.
The Seeing Eye is an Equal Opportunity Employer.