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Company Summary

The Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired-Florida's largest and most successful non-profit organization committed to assisting persons with visual impairments is expanding its exciting programs to make transformational differences in people's lives.

Miami Lighthouse has received nine consecutive 4-star ratings from the national evaluator Charity Navigator placing it among the top 1% of nonprofits in the entire United States. Only two nonprofits in Florida have achieved this prestigious status, and Miami Lighthouse is the only nonprofit in Miami with nine consecutive 4-star ratings.


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

Senior Director of Grant Administration
Pre-K Special Education Teacher

Senior Director of Grant Administration

This position is responsible for developing grant strategies based upon our capacity, required program support and mission as it relates to the focus of non-governmental grants provided by foundations with the additional intent to seek national awards. 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.

The ideal candidate should have the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Communications or related field; Masters of Business Administration preferred.
  • Experience working with The Children Trust preferred.
  • 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 awarded the funds.
  • Demonstrated strategic thinking and writing with a strategic perspective pertaining to collaborators and 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.
  • Ability to work under deadline pressure and to communicate with supervisor on regular basis providing complete information and solutions to any perceived or real issues.
  • High degree of discretion when dealing with confidential information.
  • Must be able to successfully pass a criminal background and a drug test screening.

Pre-K Special Education Teacher

This position is responsible for providing instruction of academic, social skills in accordance with the student's Individualized Educational Plan (IEP) in the Prekindergarten inclusion program for 3 and 4 year old legally blind students..

The ideal candidate should have the following qualifications:

  • Must possess a Professional Educator's Certificate in Pre-school Education (birth-age 4).
  • 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.

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
Fax: (305) 285-6967

Click here for the Application for Employment.

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Parent Testimonials

"Thank you from the bottom of my heart for the beautiful work that you do with my son Erick. May God bless him."
- Greila

"Miami Lighthouse for the Blind has changed the lives of my family and our daughter. Without your support and constant encouragement, raising an infant who is visually impaired would be overwhelming, scary and clouded with sadness. Instead, our family feels privileged to be able to be a part of this incredible organization, thanks to our daughter. She is currently enrolled at the school and has participated in the infant programs - the effort and individual attention you provide to the families and students goes beyond an individual job description and salary - the drive comes solely from their passion to service those who are often overlooked in our society. I cannot thank you enough for your dedication."
- Lisa Jess



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Miami Lighthouse is honored by the following


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.

Charity Navigator

Miami Lighthouse ranks among the elite 1% of U.S. nonprofits having earned eleven 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.


The Beacon Council

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

Miami Today

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

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.

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.

Health Foundation of South Florida

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


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