Helen Keller International
Director, US Vision Program
(New York, NY)
Guided by the remarkable legacy of its co-founder, Helen Keller, Helen Keller Intl partners with communities striving to overcome longstanding cycles of poverty. By delivering the essential building blocks of good health, sound nutrition and clear vision, we help millions of people create lasting change in their own lives. Working in more than 20 countries – across Africa, Asia, Europe and the United States – and together with a global community of supporters, we are ensuring every person has the opportunity – as Helen did – to reach their true potential.
Recognizing a lack of accessible, adequate vision care among low-income adults and children in the US, Helen Keller established the US Vision Program (formerly known as ChildSight®), which currently operates in CA, MN, NJ & NY. Since 1994, Helen Keller has provided free vision screenings for more than 2.1 million individuals in the United States and provided more than 350,000 of them with prescription eyeglasses to solve common vision problems.
Helen Keller is seeking a strong manager and leader who can provide consistent management of program activities to achieve deliverables, and an innovator with an entrepreneurial mindset who can develop new partnerships and pursue advocacy initiatives that expand the scale and scope of existing services.
The Director, US Vision Programs reports to the Vice President, Eye Health and leads the Program Management Team. The position directly supervises a team of professional level staff, including four Program Managers, a Program Finance Officer and dotted line supervision to a Development Officer. Additionally, the Director works closely with colleagues at all levels of Helen Keller’s global management structure and may be called upon to participate in global working groups or steering committees. Helen Keller has a matrixed reporting structure. Regular communication and a spirit of teamwork among colleagues, both hierarchically and laterally are essential to make this structure thrive.
Helen Keller’s programs require close relations with partnering schools and community organizations, donors, and local, state and federal agencies. The Director will represent Helen Keller at relevant external meetings.
Scope of the Position
The Director will lead the US Vision Program team; build strong relationships with donors; represent Helen Keller with key stakeholders; and work with the VP, Eye Health to develop strategic priorities for the US Vision Program portfolio, including the identification and development of new business opportunities and advocacy for improved access to eye health services within the communities in which we work.
The Director has overall responsibility for ensuring technical and operational excellence in the delivery of all activities to achieve the objectives established in grants and strategic plans and representing Helen Keller to disseminate findings and secure and expand funding for program activities in the US. This position is based in New York with regular travel to program sites required.
Overall Management and Leadership
Operations and Finance
Education and Experience
The midpoint of the salary range for this position is $110,000 with a minimum of $88,000 and a maximum of $132,000.
Actual base salary will vary based upon, but not limited to, relevant experience, base salary of internal peers, and business sector.
Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to HKI.Recruitment@hki.org noting the job title in the subject line. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Helen Keller is dedicated to building an inclusive
workforce where diversity in all its forms is fully valued.
Helen Keller is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
We are committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If you
are a qualified individual with a disability and need to request an accommodation during the application or interview process, please contact us at the email above or call +1 646-356-1789.
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