Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired, Inc.

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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601 Southwest Eighth Avenue, FL 33130 ∑ Ph: 305.856.2288 ∑ Fx: 305-285.6967 ∑ info@miamilighthouse.org 

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Employment Opportunities

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 75,000 blind and visually impaired people annually, from babies to seniors, and their families. Our programsí 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

Early Childhood Education Teacher
Part-Time Florida Licensed Optician
Music Program Manager

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 Educatorís Certificate in Prekindergarten / Primary Education age 3 through grade 3
  • Bachelorís 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 Driverís License and/or ability to get to clientsí 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

Part-Time Florida Licensed Optician

This position carries the major responsibilities for managing the Business Development of the Vision Solutions Center. Duties include product knowledge and demonstration of low vision device and marketing the Vision Solutions Center to the community including Senior Centers, Senior Living Facilities, Optometrists and Ophthalmologists and clients of Miami Lighthouse and potential clients of the Vision Solutions Center. Ordering of devices to insure appropriate inventory is necessary for timely sales.

This position is part-time.

The ideal candidate should have the following qualifications:

  • Florida Licensed Optician.
  • Minimum five years of previous retail management experience required.
  • Knowledge of administrative aspects of store operations.
  • Proven excellent customer service skills with statistical track record in all areas of sales.
  • Knowledge of inventory management and merchandising practices.
  • Proficient in use of computers including Microsoft Office and Internet.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in verbal and written English.
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred.
  • Must be able to move and/or lift up to 50 lbs., stand for longs period of time and regularly reach, push/pull, stoop, bend, and climb.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule including evenings and weekends.
  • Strong interpersonal, organization and follow-through skills.
  • Ability to work well with people of diverse backgrounds and disabilities.
  • Valid Florida Driverís License and/or ability to get to 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.

Music Program Manager

This position is responsible for developing, coordinate, and supervise music programs, and music instruction for Music Programs. This includes interpreting and managing data, using discretion in responding to internal and external contacts, and making independent decisions in the introduction and coordination of information for potential referrals and active clients of Miami Lighthouse. This position will manage matters of significance making professionalism and confidentiality critical requirements of performance in carrying out duties.

The ideal candidate should have the following qualifications:

  • Minimum of three yearsí of industry-specific experience in the field (i.e. MIDI Production, sound engineer, performance; guitar, piano, violin, vocal, percussion) preferred.
  • Experience managing summer camps
  • Ability to supervise other musicians / instructors
  • Bachelorís degree in related field (Masterís preferred).
  • Experience as a music educator preferred.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including Saturdays.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in verbal and written English.
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office.
  • Ability to learn and use agency database and computer network with efficiency.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills.
  • Ability to write reports.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, their families and the general public.
  • Valid Florida Driverís License so that company vehicles can be used (Florida Preferred)

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.

Applicants have rights under Federal Employment Laws

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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.

The EEO is the Law poster is available here: http://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/poster.cfm

 

 

 
 
   

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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.

 

Miami Lighthouse ranks among the elite 1% of U.S. nonprofits having earned 12 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.

 

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

 

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.

   
                     

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

   
                   
   

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

 

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

 

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

 

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