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Updated as of May 19, 2022

Braille Institute is built on the time-tested foundation of excellent leadership, generous support from our donors, boundless service from our volunteers and extraordinary daily service from our dedicated staff. If you are interested in joining our team, we invite you to review the current employment opportunities and application instructions listed below for all of our Braille Institute centers.

How To Apply

Please e-mail your resume and cover letter to: resumes@brailleinstitute.org

Documents submitted via e-mail as attachments must be in Microsoft Word format with the “.doc” file extension or as an Adobe PDF document. We cannot accept compressed or zipped files. Resumes that do not reference a specific job title in the cover letter or e-mail subject line will not be considered.

Or mail hard copies to:

Human Resources
Braille Institute Of America
741 N. Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, Ca 90029

For more information call 1-800-BRAILLE (272-4553) Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (PST).

Click on a heading below to see jobs for that location

DIGITAL CONTENT SPECIALIST – (Job#: 22-18) New
Duties Include: Work closely with the Senior Manager, Marketing Strategy to execute marketing campaign tactics and develop content for campaigns that support key Braille Institute programs and services. Work closely with Senior Manager, Marketing Strategy to develop an overall content strategy through the digital media space. Create, review, edit, and update content for social media channels, website, email, blogs/articles, marketing materials, and other platforms. Manage messaging and maintain consistent branding across various channels. Project management of deliverables that may involve outside vendors, agencies or partners. Ensure projects remain on track, on time, and on budget. Coordinate and communicate with various stakeholders (Program Managers/Directors and Regional Center Managers/Directors) to identify and gather content ideas and collaborate on production. Plan, execute and advise on content A/B testing. Track and analyze key metrics on channels; generate reports and make insight-based recommendations
Minimum Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications, digital media or related field. Minimum 2-4 years of professional content development and management experience. Excellent writing and proofreading skills. Experience writing short and long-form copy. Ability to work with cross-functional teams and work collaboratively with outside vendors. Excellent project management skills, ability to meet deadlines while maintaining attention to detail and accuracy while working independently or as part of a team. Resourcefulness and the ability to handle multiple projects efficiently and effectively. Experience in social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube), email (Mailchimp), content management tools, and Microsoft 365 / Microsoft Office Suite. Knowledge of graphic design and experience using industry-standard design software such as Photoshop and Illustrator. Adobe Premiere Pro experience a plus. Nonprofit experience a plus.Knowledge of accessible content best practices a plus

NATIONAL PROGRAMS SPECIALIST – (Job#: 22-13)
Duties Include: Responsible for providing programming and production support to department staff such as, program planning, development, delivery and other duties as assigned. Supports logistics for all National Programming and Youth Programming by coordinating with and providing support for internal teams and external program partners. Works with the publishing department to provide materials. Establishes and maintains positive relationships with program participants and stakeholders. Assists and provides coverage for other administrative, programming and production functions as requested. Provides input to the marketing department on program social media activities. Assists with program deliverables, which may include program planning, contracts and production.
Minimum Requirements:  Requires good organizational, computer, communication, and time management skills. At least one year of experience in program support and/ or administrative support is preferred.  Strong written and communication skills. Experience working in the non-profit industry is a plus. A high school diploma or equivalent is required, a 4-year degree is desirable.

DEVELOPMENT MANAGER – (Job#: 22-10)
Duties Include: Managing and growing BIA digital fundraising efforts. Developing and Implementing a prospect research identification, qualification, and management program. Develops and uses strategies to identify, upgrade and renew mid-level sustainer donors via direct mail and digital channels. Plans and manages digital fundraising across all audiences, implementing and tracking the effectiveness of the email program. Collaborates with marketing to identify prospects and provide tools needed to secure gifts. Abides by data standardization protocols across the organization and assists in securing data from other BIA internal databases.
Minimum Requirements: A four-year college degree in a related field. Advanced knowledge of Salesforce NPSP. Advanced segmentation knowledge of email platforms including Mail Chimp. Three to five years of experience in prospect research and/ or digital fundraising. Working knowledge and experience with prospect research, annual giving, CRM use, and non-profit organizations. Digital email platform use.

SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATOR – (Job#: 22-9)
Duties Include: Responsible for maintaining infrastructure in-house and cloud solutions, installing and maintaining hardware/ software solutions. Troubleshooting network, desktop and server issues. Investigates and resolves issues by installing and applying individual, permanent temporary fixes (PTF), cumulative or group fixes as appropriate. Documents solutions to problems and updates change management areas for infrastructure solutions. Monitors performance of all backup and recovery operations. Troubleshoots all errors and monitors server usage and messages. Maintains secure environment for all systems.
Minimum Requirements: A four-year college degree in a computer-related field or equivalent work experience. Working knowledge of a variety of operating systems and servers supporting windows environments. Knowledge of systems administration, IT infrastructure solutions administration and client/ server applications is required. Three years progressively responsible experience in systems analysis/ administration with infrastructure-type applications and tools. Experience with PC/MAC configurations. Multi-factor and single sign-on solutions. Desktop support experience also needed. Experience with the following solutions preferred: OKTA, 0365, Outlook client, Exchange server on-prem and cloud, KnowBe4, bvoip phone systems, SAN systems, VMWARE. VSphere6+, Sharepoint, Microsoft teams. Strong customer service skills. · Strong verbal and written communication skills. Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail. The ability to establish and maintain positive business relationships with all levels of staff and vendors is essential. Experience providing technical and business requirements documentation.

YOUTH ASSISTANT – (Job#: 22-6)
Duties Include: Assisting staff with facilitating youth programs; Assisting with instruction and proving assistance to students during scheduled programs. Assisting in monitoring programs and activities to ensure a safe environment is always maintained. Notifying instructor of any potential safety issues or other problems. Providing sighted guide for children as needed to better assist students with program participation and enrichment. Making recommendations for student activities to keep participants engaged and learning. May require driving a company vehicle to transport visually impaired children between the regional center or designated training location and activities within the local area.
Minimum Requirements: High school diploma or equivalent required, college coursework preferred
Basic knowledge of training as applied to children with disabilities is needed. At least six (6) months of experience working with children’s programs and working with special needs children, youth, & young adult. Good communication and interpersonal skills. Valid driving license with clean driving record; Ability to work a varied schedule including weekends, extended hours and evenings. Ability to learn and participate in physical and teaching activities. CPR & First Aid certified preferred.

GRANTS MANAGER – (Job#: 21-26)
Duties Include: Researching, preparing, and submitting institutional (corporate and foundation) LOI’s proposals for funding, and donor reports; following all requirements and deadlines for grant applications; maintaining internal grants calendar and ongoing updates in Salesforce (NPSP) database; staying current on establishing the organization and departmental goals, strategies, and budgets.
Minimum Requirements: Excellent written and verbal communications skills are required; must be a strong writer and self-starter; ability to focus on several projects simultaneously; strong computer skills, including use of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; at least two (2) years of comparable writing or related work experience/grants experience; grant writing certificate (preferred but not required); ability to travel on occasion to conferences or other BIA offices.

YOUTH INSTRUCTOR  – (Job#: 22-16) New
Duties Include:
Oversee, coordinate, and implement fun and enriching youth programs for children who are blind or visually impaired (ages 7-18); Assist in the design, development, and delivery of youth program course curriculum, such as independent living skills and recreation & leisure. Meet with students and their families to evaluate the students’ abilities and interest in programs to best meet their needs. Establish and maintain strong partnerships with teachers, professionals, and local agencies to connect local families with resources. Conduct outreach efforts through relationship building, seminars, and workshops to better assist the visually impaired. Supervise Youth Assistants including training, providing general work direction and reviewing work assignments to ensure program goals are achieved.
Minimum Requirements:
A two (2) or four (4) year college degree in a related field of expertise is preferred; At least two (2) to three (3) years of experience in a designated field; Experience working with children and/or individuals with special needs is strongly preferred but not required; Must be bilingual in Spanish.

BLIND AND LOW VISION SOCIAL WORKER  – (Job#: 22-14)
Duties Include:
Conducting holistic clinical psychosocial assessments of clients experiencing low vision. Creating and implementing integrated treatment plans based on assessments and skillfully using new technology (particularly ETO database software) to assess student outcomes and evaluate the success of treatment plans. Providing counseling about vocational options and personal matters. Facilitating communication between clients and support structure and creating opportunities for family support. Creating and maintaining a strategic guide of community resources and connecting Braille Institute clients with appropriate social service organizations in the community in order to support treatment plans as well as serve as a liaison with organizations on behalf of clients. Establishing and maintaining positive relationships with internal and external stakeholders and community partners. Managing student crisis interventions. Attending and participating in departmental meetings and training.
Minimum Requirements:
Master’s degree in social work is required and a strong background in community-based organizations (CBO’s); Two (2) years of progressively responsible experience in a social services environment; Advanced knowledge of current practices in counseling and assessment and advanced crisis intervention techniques. Preferred experience or knowledge with visually impaired individuals; Knowledge with online education programs, or other technology-mediated instruction preferred. Ability to multi-task, market and implement a wide variety of programs for a diverse population. Excellent communication and computer skills are essential; Excellent organization, training and presentation skills; exceptional interpersonal skills, professionalism, and ability to creatively problem solve. Bi-lingual is strongly preferred.

ACCESS TECHNOLOGY SPECIALIST – (Job#: 22-19)
Duties Include: Teaches in a group setting on use of various Assistive Technology tools for individuals experiencing vision loss; screen readers, keyboard training, optical character recognition, magnification, and equipment needs. Conducts individual consultations to determine a student’s skill level and needs. Make recommendations for programing and equipment needs to support independence. Documents progress for students, preparing reports for management and others as requested. Develops lesson plans and curriculums for individual and group-based education.
Conducts, but isn’t limited to, individual and group-based programming through onsite, virtual, and off-site at partner facilities. Prepares classrooms for students. Maintains and expands knowledge in the field. Performs other duties as assigned. As the organization continues to evolve, duties or tasks may change.
Minimum Requirements:Experience with problem-solving in how technology can support an individual’s needs. Ability to demonstrate Assistive Technology tools such as screen readers, optical character recognition, and magnifiers. Experience in an in-person, virtual, and offsite teaching environment. Familiarity with Windows, Mac OS X, iOS and Android platforms. Able to quickly pick up, and learn to navigate, educational courseware using Assistive Technology. Experience with developing lesson plans, and curriculums, for individual and group-based education.

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT – (Job#: 22-11) New
Duties Include: Performing general administrative duties. Gathering complies and preparing reports on department information as requested by management; Proofreading, printing, and distributing correspondence, timelines, tables, graphs, presentations and reports using computer software. Creating and maintaining current and accurate files and records. Answering incoming calls and obtaining information. Responding to inquiries, taking messages, or routing calls. Greeting students, visitors, and staff. Ordering and maintaining inventory of supplies. Preparing, tracking, and closing purchase orders and check requests. Maintaining the conference and storage room for cleanliness, neatness, and organization. Checking incoming mail and distributing to departments. Assisting and proving coverage for other administrative functions as requested. Performs other duties as assigned
Minimum Requirements: High school diploma or equivalent. Previous work experience using standard office computer software. Strong communication, computer and organization skills; Ability to perform multiple tasks accurately. Basic knowledge of administrative support services and standard office computer software. At least one year of administrative support work experience. Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred

ORIENTATION & MOBILITY SPECIALIST  – (Job#: 21-13)
Duties Include: Conducting an initial and ongoing assessment of orientation and mobility skills for visually impaired individuals; Identifying and discussing mobility/travel goals and objectives; Determining and communicating the extent of training needed to achieve goals; Developing and documenting lesson plans; Documenting students’ progress using company data software; Scheduling students for Orientation & Mobility classes; Teaching students in the classroom, in the field, in the home setting and remotely on-line; Also teaching balance/coordination to students as needed; Assuring that visually impaired individuals are able to travel safely, confidently and efficiently; Conducting seminars and presentations in the community; Attending and participating in special events as required; Working in a standard office environment, classroom, in the field including homes, public transportation community centers and other outdoor training areas; Operating standard office equipment.
Minimum Requirements: Master’s degree in Special Education with specialization in Orientation & Mobility; Strong knowledge of Orientation & Mobility training techniques and mobility devices for the visually impaired also required; At least one year of experience training visually impaired and/or disabled individuals is desirable; Good communication, training, time management, and organizational skills; The ability to work independently and effectively train the visually impaired to achieve their Orientation & Mobility goals is essential; Certification by the Academy of Vision Rehabilitation and Education Professionals (ACVREP); Required to travel extensively throughout two BIA regions for both Coachella Valley and Riverside; Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred.

ORIENTATION & MOBILITY SPECIALIST  – (Job#: 22-17) New
Duties Include: Conducting an initial and ongoing assessment of orientation and mobility skills for visually impaired individuals. Identifying and discussing mobility/travel goals and objectives. Determining and communicating the extent of training needed to achieve goals. Developing and documenting lesson plans. Documenting students’ progress using company data software. Scheduling students for Orientation & Mobility classes. Teaching students in the classroom, in the field, in the home setting and remotely online. Also teaching balance/coordination to students as needed. Assuring that visually impaired individuals are able to travel safely, confidently and efficiently. Conducting seminars and presentations in the community. Attending and participating in special events as required. Working in a standard office environment, classroom, in the field including homes, public transportation community centers and other outdoor training areas. Operating standard office equipment
Minimum Requirements: Master’s degree in Special Education with specialization in Orientation & Mobility. Strong knowledge of Orientation & Mobility training techniques and mobility devices for the visually impaired also required. At least one year of experience training visually impaired and/or disabled individuals is desirable. Good communication, training, time management, and organizational skills. The ability to work independently and effectively train the visually impaired to achieve their Orientation & Mobility goals is essential. Certification by the Academy of Vision Rehabilitation and Education Professionals (ACVREP). Required to travel extensively throughout two BIA regions for both Coachella Valley and Riverside. Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred.

YOUTH ASSISTANT – (Job#: 21-29)
Duties Include: Assisting staff with facilitating youth programs; Assisting with instruction and proving assistance to students during scheduled programs; Assisting in monitoring programs and activities to ensure a safe environment is always maintained; Notifying instructor of any potential safety issues or other problems; Providing sighted guide for children as needed to better assist students with program participation and enrichment; Making recommendations for student activities to keep participants engaged and learning; May require driving a company vehicle to transport visually impaired children between the regional center or designated training location and activities within the local area.
Minimum Requirements: High school diploma or equivalent required, college coursework preferred; Basic knowledge of training as applied to children with disabilities is needed; At least six (6) months of experience working with children’s programs and working with special needs children, youth, & young adult; Good communication and interpersonal skills; Valid driving license with a clean driving record; Ability to work a varied schedule including weekends, extended hours and evenings; Ability to learn and participate in physical and teaching activities; CPR & First Aid certified preferred.

YOUTH INSTRUCTOR – (Job#: 21-28)
Duties Include: Teaching various subjects and/or independent living skills to the visually impaired; Conducting seminars and workshops throughout the region for families, caregivers, and professionals to better assist the visually impaired; Promoting independent living; overseeing, coordinating, and implementing youth programs designed to support pre-determined key development areas; Ensuring a safe environment is maintained at all ties during programs and activities; assist in the design and development of course curriculum; Overseeing Youth Assistants including training; Providing general work direction and reviewing work assignments to ensure program goals are achieved; Establishing and maintaining positive business relationships with parents, teachers, and community members as appropriate; Meets with students, their families and teachers as may be needed to evaluate the student’s abilities and interest in programs.
Minimum Requirements: A two (2) or four (4) year college degree in a designated field of expertise is preferred; at least two (2) to three (3) years of experience in a designated field; Thorough knowledge of the subject matter taught is required; basic knowledge of diseases of the eye, visual impairments, adaptive tools, and technologies is preferred; May require conversational knowledge of another language; Experience with the visually impaired is preferred; Bilingual in Spanish is required.

INSTRUCTOR – (Job# 21-11)
Duties Include: Responsible for teaching various subjects and/or independent living skills to the visually impaired; conduct seminars and workshops throughout the region for families, caregivers and professionals to better assist the visually impaired and promote independent living; may teach students to read and write Braille as well as the use of Braille writers; monitors, evaluates and documents student progress, recommending additional resources and support to students and families as needed; researches subject matter and develops curriculum for classroom instruction; prepares lesson plans, gathers supplies adaptive devices and materials needed to teach students; assures classrooms are set up each day with supplies, tools equipment and materials needed for an effective and safe learning environment.
Minimum Requirements: Communication, training, interpersonal, assessment, research, computer, presentation, organizational and time management skills; position operates standard office equipment, adaptive tools/equipment, and materials, needed to teach designed subjects; frequent standing, walking and some lifting may be required; some travel within an assigned region may also be needed; high school diploma or equivalent is required; two year or four-year college degree in a designated field of expertise is desirable; strong knowledge of the subject matter taught is required; may require conversational knowledge of another language; two-three years of experience teaching in a designated field of expertise is desirable, some work experience with the visually impaired is desirable

YOUTH ASSISTANT – (Job#: 22-15)
Duties Include: Assisting staff with facilitating youth programs. Assisting with instruction and proving assistance to students during scheduled programs. Assisting in monitoring programs and activities to ensure a safe environment is always maintained. Notifying instructor of any potential safety issues or other problems. Providing sighted guide for children as needed to better assist students with program participation and enrichment. Making recommendations for student activities to keep participants engaged and learning. May require driving a company vehicle to transport visually impaired children between the regional center or designated training location and activities within the local area
Minimum Requirements: High school diploma or equivalent required, college coursework preferred
Basic knowledge of training as applied to children with disabilities is needed. At least six (6) months of experience working with children’s programs and working with special needs children, youth, & young adults. Good communication and interpersonal skills. Valid driving license with clean driving record. Ability to work a varied schedule including weekends, extended hours and evenings. Ability to learn and participate in physical and teaching activities. CPR & First Aid certified preferred.

BLIND & LOW VISION SOCIAL WORKER – (Job#: 22-5)
Duties Include: Conducting holistic clinical psychosocial assessments of clients experiencing low vision. Creating and implementing integrated treatment plans based on assessments and skillfully using new technology (particularly ETO database software) to assess student outcomes and evaluate the success of treatment plans. Providing counseling about vocational options and personal matters. Facilitating communication between clients and support structure and creating opportunities for family support. Creating and maintaining a strategic guide of community resources and connecting Braille Institute clients with appropriate social service organizations in the community in order to support treatment plans as well as serve as a liaison with organizations on behalf of clients. Establishing and maintaining positive relationships with internal and external stakeholders and community partners. Managing student crisis interventions Attending and participating in departmental meetings and training.
Minimum Requirements: Master’s degree in social work is required and a strong background in community-based organizations (CBO’s); Two (2) years of progressively responsible experience in a social services environment; Advanced knowledge of current practices in counseling and assessment and advanced crisis intervention techniques. Preferred experience or knowledge with visually impaired individuals; Knowledge with online education programs, or other technology-mediated instruction preferred. Ability to multi-task, market and implement a wide variety of programs for a diverse population. Excellent communication and computer skills are essential; Excellent organization, training and presentation skills; exceptional interpersonal skills, professionalism, and ability to creatively problem-solve. Bi-lingual is strongly preferred.

INSTRUCTOR – (Job#: 21-34)
Duties Include: Responsible for teaching various subjects and/or independent living skills to the visually impaired; Conduct seminars and workshops throughout the region for families, caregivers and professionals to better assist the visually impaired and promote independent living; May teach students to read and write Braille as well as the use of Braille writers; Monitors, evaluates and documents student progress, recommending additional resources and support to students and families as needed; Researches subject matter and develops curriculum for classroom instruction; Prepares lesson plans, gathers supplies adaptive devices and materials needed to teach students; Assures classrooms are set up each day with supplies, tools equipment and materials needed for an effective and safe learning environment.
Minimum Requirements: Associate or Bachelors degree in a designated field of expertise is desirable; Two-three years of experience teaching in a designated field of expertise is desirable, some work experience with the visually impaired is desirable; Communication, training, interpersonal, assessment, research, computer, presentation, organizational and time management skills; Position operates standard office equipment, adaptive tools/equipment, and materials, needed to teach designed subjects; Frequent standing, walking and some lifting may be required; Some travel within an assigned region may also be needed; Strong knowledge of the subject matter taught is required; May require conversational knowledge of another language.

ORIENTATION & MOBILITY SPECIALIST  – (Job#: 21-32)
Duties Include: Conducting an initial and ongoing assessment of orientation and mobility skills for visually impaired individuals; Identifying and discussing mobility/travel goals and objectives; Determining and communicating the extent of training needed to achieve goals; Developing and documenting lesson plans; Documenting students’ progress using company data software; Scheduling students for Orientation & Mobility classes; Teaching students in the classroom, in the field, in the home setting and remotely on-line; Also teaching balance/coordination to students as needed; Assuring that visually impaired individuals are able to travel safely, confidently and efficiently; Conducting seminars and presentations in the community; Attending and participating in special events as required; Working in a standard office environment, classroom, in the field including homes, public transportation community centers and other outdoor training areas; Operating standard office equipment
Minimum Requirements: Master’s degree in Special Education with specialization in Orientation & Mobility; Strong knowledge of Orientation & Mobility training techniques and mobility devices for the visually impaired also required; At least one year of experience training visually impaired and/or disabled individuals is desirable; Good communication, training, time management, and organizational skills; The ability to work independently and effectively train the visually impaired to achieve their Orientation & Mobility goals is essential; Certification by the Academy of Vision Rehabilitation and Education Professionals (ACVREP); Required to travel extensively throughout surrounding areas of Santa Barbara; Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred.

YOUTH INSTRUCTOR – (Job#: 21-15)
Duties Include: Responsible for teaching various subjects and/or independent living skills to the visually impaired; conduct seminars and workshops throughout the region for families, caregivers, and professionals to better assist the visually impaired; promote independent living; oversees, coordinates, and implements youth programs designed to support pre-determined key development areas; ensures a safe environment is maintained at all ties during programs and activities; assist in the design and development of course curriculum; oversees Youth Assistants including training; provided general work direction and reviewing work assignments to ensure program goals are achieved; establishes and maintains positive business relationships with parents, teachers and community members as appropriate; meets with students, their families and teachers as may be needed to evaluate the student’s abilities and interest in programs
Minimum Requirements: A two (2) or four (4) year college degree in a designated field of expertise is preferred; at least two (2) to three (3) years of experience in a designated field; thorough knowledge of the subject matter taught is required; basic knowledge of diseases of the eye, visual impairments, adaptive tools, and technologies is preferred; may require conversational knowledge of another language; experience with visually impaired is preferred; must be Bilingual in Spanish.

Whistleblower Policy

Always committed to integrity and ethical behavior, Braille Institute encourages the prompt reporting of any unethical, illegal, or fraudulent activity. Such reporting can be made without fear of retaliation, discrimination, or harassment.

Reports may be made on a confidential toll-free Whistleblower Hotline which is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The number is (855) 463-5277.
Calls can be made anonymously and all reporting is handled with discretion.  For additional information, see Braille Institute’s Whistleblower Policy and Optional Misconduct Report Form.

For Braille program or service questions, suggestions or complaints, please call 1-800-BRAILLE (272-4553).