Employment

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 our specialized on-the-job apprenticeship program. They relate well to dogs and people and are physically fit, since their jobs are physically demanding and involve working outdoors in all weather.

Current Openings

The Seeing Eye is looking to fill the following positions:


Human Resources Director

The Seeing Eye, Inc., the oldest existing guide dog school in the world, is seeking an experienced and highly qualified individual for the position of Director of Human Resources.

For 93 years, The Seeing Eye has enhanced the independence, dignity, and self-confidence of people who are blind through the use of Seeing Eye® dogs. From its picturesque main campus just outside Morristown, NJ, and a nearby state-of-the-art breeding station, The Seeing Eye’s 160-member staff serves an average of 260 people who are blind and visually impaired annually, providing training with specially bred Seeing Eye dogs.

Essential Functions:

  • Oversees all recruiting, staffing and orientation activities for full-time, part-time, and temporary employees and volunteers
  • Serves as organization’s primary contact for all legal and regulatory issues pertaining to human resources administration
  • Maintains and administers all employee health and welfare benefit programs and recommends periodic improvements or modifications consistent with benchmark data and/or alignment with organizational strategy
  • Serves as Plan Administrator for the organization’s defined benefit and defined contribution retirement plans
  • Develops, maintains, communicates, and ensures compliance with all employee-related policies and procedures
  • Develops, administers, and ensures compliance with salary and performance evaluation programs
  • Advises and guides management and personnel with conflict resolution, grievances, disciplinary procedures, terminations, and other matters relating to supporting a positive work environment and healthy company culture
  • Responds to inquiries from terminated employees and their agents
  • Ensures confidentiality and compliance are maintained with respect to personal and employment-related matters in accordance with HIPPA, FMLA and other federal, state, and local regulations
  • Serves as management liaison to The Seeing Eye’s Human Resources Committee of the Board of Trustees
  • Performs managerial responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws, which could include interviewing, hiring, training, assigning, and supervising work, appraising performance, rewarding and disciplining employees, addressing complaints and resolving problems

Candidate Qualifications:

  • In-depth knowledge and experience with human resources administration and related regulatory requirements translated through effective application skills
  • Ability to interact with executives to present information, make recommendations, and gain consensus
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills
  • Excellent mediation, negotiation, and problem resolution skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Effective presentation skills to groups of varying sizes
  • Strong interpersonal, teamwork and leadership skills
  • Sound and effective management skills
  • Ability to identify and leverage business needs or opportunities through formulation of practical and effective solutions
  • Proficiency with various software applications including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Commitment to the organization’s core values by means of operating style and management philosophy
  • Bachelor’s or advanced degree, preferably in a discipline or disciplines with relevance to the position’s scope of responsibilities
  • 10+ years related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience

Expressions of interest via a cover letter and resume should be submitted to:

Linda Swanson
The Seeing Eye, Inc.
P.O. Box 375
Morristown, NJ 07963-0375
jobs2@seeingeye.org
FAX: (973) 644-5398

The Seeing Eye is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Donor Relations - Gift Officer

The Seeing Eye, the world’s oldest organization devoted to breeding, raising, and training dogs to work as guides for blind people, has an opportunity available for a Donor Relations - Gift Officer at its main campus in Morristown, New Jersey. Reporting to the Sr. Manager of Donor Relations, the successful candidate will be responsible for cultivating gifts of $5,000 and above from prospective and current donors with a focus on planned giving.

Essential Functions:

  • Manage a portfolio of approximately 150 prospective and current donors in North America.
  • Research current and prospective donors and apply acquired knowledge to enable successful donor cultivation and achievement of annual gift targets.
  • Grow and oversee planned giving program through regular donor contact, outreach materials, personal visits, and recognition events.
  • Keep timely and accurate records of donor communications in Raiser’s Edge.
  • Engage prospects and donors with well-written communications, including financial calculations and legal requirements.
  • Invite prospective/current donors to campus, conduct tours, and/or personally visit these donors in their hometowns.
  • Develop collaborative working relationships with Donor & Public Relations team, Leadership Team, and key volunteers.
  • Oversee donor cultivation and fundraising events.
  • Identify, coordinate, and provide follow-up after special events to cultivate new donors.

Qualifications:

  • Ten years of experience in fundraising and development
  • Ideal experience will show evidence of one's professional growth through roles of increasing responsibility and accomplishments in those roles which consistently met or exceeded goals and expectations
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Well-honed communication skills as reflected in candidates writing and ability to speak in public forums
  • Ability to build enduring relationships between donors and The Seeing Eye
  • High degree of self-initiative
  • Strong time management skills
  • Commitment to team success
  • Experienced user of Microsoft Office with proficiency as a Raisers Edge user desirable
  • Ability to travel for day-trips for donor visits throughout NY/NJ/CT/PA and some multi-day travel trips, mostly within the U.S.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter, including salary requirements, and resume to:

Linda Swanson, Sr. Specialist, Human Resources
P.O. Box 375, Morristown, NJ 07963-0375
via e-mail to jobs2@seeingeye.org or fax to (973) 644-5398.

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Kennel Assistant

The Seeing Eye, the pioneer of dog guide schools, is seeking candidates for the position of Kennel Assistant. For 92 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.

Reporting to the Manager of the Washington Valley Kennels, the Kennel Assistants are responsible for the physical and mental well-being of the dogs kenneled at the Morristown campus.

Kennel Assistants assist in the overall care of 40+ dogs including cleaning kennels (inside & outside), feeding, bathing, grooming, exercising & other duties. 40 hr. work week. 6:15 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. four days per week. Weekend and holiday work required. Three days off during the week. Prior kennel or barn experience preferred. $14.50 per hour & excellent benefits including but not limited to medical, dental, vision, life, 403(b), paid time off, etc.

For further consideration send cover letter and resume to: Linda Swanson
The Seeing Eye, Inc.
P.O. Box 375
Morristown, NJ 07963-0375
jobs2@seeingeye.org
(973) 644-5398 – FAX #
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The Seeing Eye is an Equal Opportunity Employer