Through education, training, research and vision enhancement, Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired provides hope, confidence, and independence to people of all ages
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Company Summary

Miami Lighthouse for the Blind is Florida's largest and oldest nonprofit serving the needs of the blind and visually impaired. Through education, training, research and vision enhancement, Miami Lighthouse provides hope, confidence, and independence to people of all ages, transforming the lives of over 90,000 blind and visually impaired people annually, from babies to seniors, and their families. Our programs’ impact is statewide, national, and international.

Benefits

Miami Lighthouse is proud to provide one of the most comprehensive benefits program in the not-for-profit industry. Our benefits package includes life insurance and long-term disability at little or no cost to our employees; voluntary benefits, including health insurance with Florida Blue for which Miami Lighthouse subsidizes a significant portion of the premium, dental, vision, and short-term disability; generous employer funded 401(k); and above average paid days off.

Career opportunities available at Miami Lighthouse for the Blind

Driver
Early Childhood Education Teacher
Heiken Optometric Technician Driver
Senior Director of Grant Administration

Driver

Miami Lighthouse is looking for Drivers to join its team!

The Driver is responsible for transporting clients within Miami-Dade County to and from the Miami Lighthouse using company vehicles. This position will also be responsible with general housekeeping duties.

Miami Lighthouse is proud to provide one of the most comprehensive benefits program in the not-for-profit industry. Our benefits package includes life insurance and long-term disability at little or no cost to our employees; voluntary benefits, including health insurance with Florida Blue for which Miami Lighthouse subsidizes a significant portion of the premium, dental, vision, and short-term disability; generous employer funded 401(k); and above average paid days off...

The ideal candidate should have the following qualifications:

  • Minimum of one year of experience driving a bus or passenger van
  • Valid Florida Driver’s License and clean driving record required
  • Must be able to work a full-time flexible schedule
  • Experience working with children or people with disabilities preferred
  • Ability to communicate effectively in verbal and written English
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • High degree of discretion when dealing with confidential information
  • Must be able to successfully pass a criminal background and drug test screening

Early Childhood Education Teacher

This position is responsible for providing academic planning and implementation of developmentally appropriate activities for students participating in inclusion model classroom.

This is a full-time position, with a highly competitive salary, superb benefits and working environment.

The ideal candidate should have the following qualifications:

  • Must be a Florida Department of Education Certified Teacher
  • Must possess a Professional Educator’s Certificate in Prekindergarten / Primary Education age 3 through grade 3
  • Bachelor’s degree in education, early childhood, special education or related field
  • Excellent communication skills in verbal and written English
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred
  • Proficient in use of computers including Microsoft Office and Internet research
  • Ability to learn and use agency database and computer network with efficiency
  • Excellent organizational skills such as planning, prioritizing, organizing workload, handling multiple deadlines
  • Ability to write reports and business correspondence
  • Valid Florida Driver’s License and/or ability to get to clients’ home or various locations
  • High degree of discretion when dealing with confidential information
  • Must be able to successfully pass a criminal background and a drug test screening

Heiken Optometric Technician Driver

This position is responsible for the day-to-day activities necessary to implement the eye health/vision care program, including driving the eye care mobile unit to schools and assisting the optometric physicians with examinations. This position is center-based and itinerant for Miami-Dade County and Statewide.

The ideal candidate should have the following qualifications:

  • High School Diploma required. Associate’s degree from an accredited college preferred
  • Minimum one year of experience driving a bus or truck preferred
  • Ability to drive a van or mobile unit
  • Physical Exams are required to be completed annually
  • Must possess a valid Florida driver’s license and maintain a clean driving record
  • Must be able to move, lift, push, pull and/or carry up to 35 – 40 lbs. of ophthalmic equipment on a daily basis
  • Good computers skills and working knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Ability to learn and use agency database and computer network with efficiency
  • Ability to communicate effectively in verbal and written English
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish required. Creole is preferred
  • Ability to write reports
  • Able to work a flexible schedule and travel throughout the state of Florida
  • Reliable and prompt in meeting assignment expectations
  • Ability to work under minimum supervision
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills
  • Previous experience working with children is preferred
  • High degree of discretion when dealing with confidential information
  • Must be able to successfully pass a drug test and criminal background screening
  • Must be able to successfully complete the fingerprint process from Miami-Dade County Public Schools and obtain an identification badge for access to school grounds

Senior Director of Grant Administration

This position develops grant strategies based upon our capacity. In collaboration with our Program team, the impact of this position is the scaling up and increasing the scope of programs. Meetings with foundation administrators or collaborators may be required before applications are submitted or before we are invited to submit an application. Employee must understand our programs by participating in actual program delivery and through coordinating strategy meetings which in some cases may require both the program team along with accounting staff.

This is a full-time position eligible for benefits. Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired is proud to provide one of the most comprehensive benefits program in the not-for-profit industry, including life insurance, long term disability and concierge services at no cost to the employees; voluntary benefits, such as health, dental, and vision insurance, short term disability; generous employer funded 401(k); and above average paid days off.

The ideal candidate should have the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Communications or related field; Masters of Business Administration or Health administration preferred.
  • Grant writing experience required; minimum 4 years.
  • Experience in sponsored program compliance. Demonstration of progressive leadership in the management of the complete grant process from the perspective of both foundations providing the funds and entities receiving the funds.
  • Demonstrated strategic thinking and writing with a logical perspective pertaining to collaborators, grantors and other foundation relationships.
  • Proficiency in MS office, Word, Excel and Access. Knowledge of The Raiser’s Edge fundraising software preferred.
  • Ability to work independently and in collaboration with others on projects with critical deadlines.
  • Ability to work in a critical team environment with excellent business communication and presentation skills, both written and oral.

Application Process

For immediate and confidential consideration, please forward your resume or application and salary requirements to:

Lourdes Hurtado, Human Resources Manager
601 SW 8th Avenue, Miami, FL 33130
E-mail: employment@miamilighthouse.org
Fax: (305) 285-6967

Click here for the Application for Employment.

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Miami Lighthouse is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, marital status, familial status, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, veteran status, military status, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.

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Miami Lighthouse is honored by the following

 

AERBVI

Miami Lighthouse is AER accredited distinguishing that an agency or school operates at the highest level of quality and is positioned to generate the outcomes needed by the clients.

PR Week

Miami Lighthouse received the prestigious 2020 award for "Best in Nonprofit" campaign by PRWeek referred to as the "Oscars of the PR industry".

Charity Navigator

Miami Lighthouse ranks among the elite 1% of U.S. nonprofits having earned 13 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator, the nation's premier independent nonprofit evaluator. Receiving such a distinction reflects our sound fiscal management, responsible use of donor dollars, and financial strength.

GuideStar Exchange's Gold Participant

Miami Lighthouse has earned the Gold participation level through the GuideStar Exchange which is a testament to Miami Lighthouse's commitment to data transparency.

The Children's Trust

Early Intervention Blind Babies Program Named the Children's Trust 2016 Program of the Year. This most prestigious award recognizes this Early Intervention Program, in particular, for including parents as teachers.

 
 

Apple

Miami Lighthouse Learning Center for Children™ is a Florida gold seal and nationally Accredited Professional Preschool Learning Environment (APPLE)

Florida Blue Foundation

Miami Lighthouse was recognized at the 2015 Florida Blue Foundation Sapphire Awards luncheon as an organization that has demonstrated excellence and innovation in community health.

The Beacon Council

Miami Lighthouse received the prestigious 2015 Beacon Award in Education at the 13th Annual Beacon Council Awards.

Marlins Charity Partner

Miami Lighthouse is a two-time Charity Partner (2013 and 2014) of the Marlins Foundation and a 2017 Major League Baseball All-Star Game Legacy Partner. Our Florida Heiken Children's Vision Program has received over $300,000 in charitable donations through these partnerships.

Health Foundation of South Florida

Miami Lighthouse received the prestigious 2008 Concern Award from Health Foundation of South Florida.

 
 

Miami Today

Miami Lighthouse received a Silver medal at the 2016 Miami Today Gold Medal Awards Ceremony.

Miami New Times - Best of Miami 2017

Miami Lighthouse named "Best of Miami" Charity 2017 by the New Times.

United Homecare

Miami Lighthouse received United Homecare's 2012 Thelma Gibson Community Service Award at the 18th Annual Claude Pepper Memorial Awards Ceremony.

South Florida Business Journal

Miami Lighthouse received the prestigious South Florida Business Journal 2011 Excellence in Health Care Award in the Community Outreach category.

Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce

Miami Lighthouse honored by being named the recipient of the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce 2010 Non-Profit Business Diamond Award.

 
 

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