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Things to differentiate legitimate Braille Institute job opportunities from fake opportunities:

  • Braille Institute conducts “live” job interviews (in person or video) and requires multiple interviews; we do not conduct interviews by chat or text.
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  • Only the positions listed below are legitimate employment opportunities.
  • If you have any questions on a potential job posting or have received a suspicious job offer, please contact Braille Institute HR at resumes@brailleinstitute.org or call 1-800-BRAILLE and ask to speak with someone from HR.

Updated as of November 17, 2021

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 regional 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

GRANT WRITER – (Job#: 21-26) New
Duties Include: Researching, preparing, and submitting institutional (corporate and foundation) LOI’s proposals for funding, and donor reports; follows all requirements and deadlines for grant applications; maintaining internal grants calendar and ongoing updates in Salesforce (NPSP) database; stays current on establishing 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

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT – (Job#: 21-25) New
Duties Include: Performs general administrative duties for child development and national programs; gathers and prepares reports on department information as requested by management; proofreads, prints and distributes correspondence, timelines, table and graphs presentations and reports using computer software; creates and maintains current and accurate files and records for the department by auditing and updating information in files and on computer software; orders and receives supplies for the department as requested and monitors inventory of department supplies; prepares, tracks and closes purchase orders; support for both child development and national programs department establishing a schedule to meet the needs of both departments.
Minimum Requirements: Excellent written and verbal communications skills are required; high school diploma or equivalent is required; strong knowledge of administrative support services is desirable; working knowledge of standard office computer software required; the ability to prioritize and complete multiple tasks promptly and accurately is needed; good customer service skills are essential.

PUBLISHING SPECIALIST – (Job#: 21-24) New
Duties Include: Produces print and embossed materials according to the schedule provided by the supervisor; maximizes production capacity and efficiency by communicating equipment status and progress of assignments to supervisor; utilizes specialized hardware to produce print/ embossed materials through the various stages of production; performs the shipping of materials where appropriate; assists supervisor with vendor interactions, which may include production jobs, quality feedback and purchases of sample product materials and print supplies.
Minimum Requirements: Excellent written and verbal communications skills are required; good organizational, computer, communication and time management skills; ability to focus on several projects simultaneously; requires a high school diploma or equivalent; shipping and Receiving knowledge is beneficial; at least one year of experience in print production, as well as editing and Braille production is preferred.

PROGRAM MARKETING SPECIALIST – (Job#: 21-22)
Duties Include: Develop and execute marketing plans to support key Braille Institute programs and services; manage marketing activities across various channels and segments to support program objectives; ensure plans and activities remain on track and on budget; oversee project management of deliverables that may involve outside vendors, agencies, or partners; drive publicity opportunities with local media outlets and oversees social media channels; establish metrics and track results to evaluate the impact of marketing activities in achieving stated objectives and to inform future planning; support and collaborate with various stakeholders (multiple Program Managers/Directors) and oversee multiple projects concurrently; maintain consistent branding and messaging across all communications
Minimum Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications, or related field; minimum two (2) to five (5) years of professional marketing experience; strong written and communications skills; work experience with marketing of programs that involve collateral development, promotions, publicity; experience with social media marketing (paid and promoted content for Facebook, Twitter and Instagram) to reach target audiences; ability to work and lead cross-functional team and oversee outside vendors; strong written and communication skills; experience working in non-profit industry a plus

ORIENTATION & MOBILITY SPECIALIST – (Job#: 21-2) 
Duties Include: Conducts initial and on-going assessment of orientation and mobility skills for visually impaired individuals; identifies and discusses mobility/travel goals and objectives; determines and communicates the extent of training needed to achieve goals; develops and documents lesson plans; documents students’ progress using company data software; schedules students for Orientation & Mobility classes; teaches students in the classroom, in the field, and in the home setting; also teaches balance/coordination to students as needed; assures that visually impaired individuals are able to travel safely, confidently and efficiently; conducts seminars and presentations in the community.
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; ACVREP certification required or willing to acquire it within six months from of hire; bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred.

EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS MANAGER – (Job#: 21-21) New
Duties Include: Position oversees educational programs department, along with the following services; Low Vision, Orientation & Mobility and Connection Pointe; accountable for general department management responsibilities including hiring, training, providing work direction and evaluation of performance of department staff; participates in management of department operating expense budget; oversees the work of volunteer instructor as well as instructors on staff; initiates staff development and corrective action issues; conducts on-going evaluation of classes initiating changes and improvements to meet the needs of students; facilitates conference Committee meetings; establishes and maintains positive business relationships with various community partners; may be responsible for the management of the regional office in the regions director’s absence; maintains current knowledge of the organization’s programs and services and diseases of the eye; performs other duties as assigned
Minimum Requirements: four (4) year college degree or equivalent in additional experience; at least five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in an instructor; three (3) or more years of leadership and educational program management experience is strongly preferred; strong communication, interpersonal, computer and organization skills; problem solving skills and the ability to multi-task; develop and implement a wide variety of educational and enrichment programs for a diverse population of visually impaired students; strong knowledge of education and training techniques is essential and preferred; at least one (1) year of experience working with the visually impaired is desirable; bilingual (Spanish/English)

LITERACY SERVICES COORDINATOR – (Job#: 20-1)
Duties Include: Supervises daily operations and coordinating all aspects of library services and technology education for the Library and Connection Pointe; provides assistance and information to library patrons with requests for books, reference materials, research and assistive devices for the visually impaired; receives, reviews and processes new library application from patrons; instructs new patrons on the use of library programs, services, materials and equipment; conducts individual consultation with students as needed to determine technology skill levels, needed and abilities; makes recommendations for instructional programs and equipment to meet the needs of students with a wide variety of skills, abilities and needs; prepares and analyzes data input for library; schedules and provides students with one-on-one and small group training on advanced computing techniques, and use of screen readers, large print display software and adaptive and mainstream technologies; conducts presentations on Library Services and Access technology; maintains current knowledge of computer software and adaptive and mainstream technology for the visually impaired; works collaboratively with technology vendors; coordinates with IT for installations; performs other duties as assigned.
Minimum Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in Library or Computer Science or related field or the equivalent in additional experience required; requires strong knowledge of library operations and/or advanced computer skills, and various adaptive and mainstream technologies; requires good communication, interpersonal, computer, organizational, at least two (2) years of work experience with library operations and/or technology instruction is strongly preferred; one (1) year of experience working with the visually impaired; supervisory experience and experience working with the visually impaired is desirable; requires good communication, interpersonal, computer, organizational, research and leadership skills; the ability to effectively train visually impaired students with a wide variety of skills and abilities is essential; excellent computer skills including knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite; bilingual (Spanish/English) is a plus; certificate in Assistive Technology (i.e. CATIS/Certificate in Assistive Technology Instruction Specialist from ACVREP or ATACP/Assistive Technology Applications Certificate program from CSUN preferred or will be an expectation to obtain within 6-12 months of hire.

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT – (part-time) (Job#: 21-12)
Duties Include: Performing general administrative duties; gathers, compiles and prepares reports on department information as requested by management; proofreads printing, and distributing correspondence, timelines, tables, graphs, presentations and reports using computer software; creating and maintaining current and accurate file and records; answers incoming calls and obtains information; responds to inquiries, taking messages or routes calls; greets students, visitors, and staff; orders and maintains an inventory of supplies; prepares, tracks, and closes purchases orders and check request; maintains the conference and storage room for cleanliness, neatness, and organized; checks incoming mail and distributes to departments; assists and provides 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.

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT – (part-time) (Job#: 21-16) 
Duties Include: Performing general administrative duties; gathers, complies and prepares reports on department information as requested by management; proofreads printing, and distributing correspondence, timelines, tables, graphs, presentations and reports using computer software; creates and maintaining current and accurate file and records; answers incoming calls and obtains information; responds to inquiries, taking messages or routes calls; greets students, visitors, and staff; orders and maintains inventory of supplies; prepares, tracks, and closes purchases orders and check request; maintains the conference and storage room for cleanliness, neatness, and organized; checks incoming mail and distributes to departments; assists and provides coverage for other administrative functions as requested; preforms 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 lease one year of administrative support work experience; bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred

LOW VISION OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST – (Job#: 21-9)
Duties Include: Conduct Occupational Therapy evaluations for clients with low vision; develops goal-oriented plan of care and provide intervention in daily living skills, the use of assistive devices and other relevant rehabilitation activities; works in conjunction with existing services to develop a comprehensive, collaborative plan of care; educates clients on BIA programs and services; documenting and updating client records, outcomes and all services as needed to comply with Braille Institute standards; maintaining good communication with referring physicians; recommending adapted equipment and magnification devices to achieve clients’ goals.
Minimum Requirements: Degree in Occupational Therapy required with CA State licensure or eligible for CA licensure; three (3) years of clinical working experience with geriatric/adult physical disability population; preference given to candidates with Low Vision certification or are participating in Low Vision Rehabilitation certification program; preference given to candidates with experience in working with people who are visually impaired; bilingual (Spanish/English) preferred; mentorship available for candidate’s without low vision certification/experience; ability to gain Low Vision certification within a specified time frame.

INSTRUCTOR – (Job# 21-11)
Duties Include: Responsible for teaching various subject 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 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 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; master’s degree is desirable; at least five (5) or more years of experience in a designated filed; thorough knowledge of the subject matter taught is required; basic knowledge of disease 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).