Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired, Inc.

To provide vision rehabilitation, eye health services and education that promote independence,
to collaborate with and train professionals, and to conduct research in related fields.

It's Possible to See Without Sight™

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 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.

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

Administrative Assistant to President and CEO
Special Projects Manager
Teacher of the Visually Impaired
Job Services Specialist (Part-Time)
Property Caretaker/Security

Administrative Assistant to President and CEO

Miami Lighthouse is looking for an Administrative Assistant to the President and CEO to join its team.

The Administrative Assistant is responsible for supporting the Chief Executive who is both President and CEO of the Miami Lighthouse and President of its subsidiary, the Florida Heiken Children's Vision Program by maintaining the executive calendar, electronically and print format, so that appointments and meetings are managed and communicated. The Administrative Assistant prepares correspondence and documents pertaining to clients, board directors, staff and other constituents; coordinates Senior Leadership and Board meetings and drafts agendas, board resolutions, meeting notes and minutes according to the Bylaws and Board Governance of the corporation. Keeps the President and CEO informed of phone calls, emails and other issues when Executive Assistant is not available; some phone or emails can be handled by this position. Provide backup support for Development/Donor relations.

This is a full-time position eligible for benefits.

The ideal candidate should have the following qualifications:

  • Bachelors or Associate's degree in business, English, psychology or related field from an accredited college or university.
  • A minimum of five years of administrative assistant experience is preferred.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred.
  • Proficient in computers including Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook and Internet research is a must.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills.
  • Ability to multitask and handle several projects at a time.
  • Works well under pressure while maintaining a professional demeanor.
  • Ability to write reports and business correspondence.
  • Excellent organizational skills such as planning, prioritizing, organizing workload, handling multiple deadlines.
  • Able to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business publications or documents.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Reliable and prompt in meeting assignment expectations.
  • High degree of discretion when dealing with confidential information.
  • Must be able to successfully pass a criminal background and a drug test screening.

Special Projects Manager

Miami Lighthouse for the Blind is looking for a Special Projects Manager to join its team.

The Special Projects Manager will assist the President and CEO with projects that are outside of the purview of the Executive Assistant, primarily writing, editing and proofreading. This position works closely with President and CEO in all written material that is sent out from the Miami Lighthouse for the Blind.

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 and supplemental insurance; generous employer funded 401(k); and above average paid days off.

The ideal candidate should have the following qualifications:

  • Five years of high-level administrative experience in education, social services, or health/public policy, as evidenced by a growth in professional responsibilities.
  • Bachelor degree required.
  • Outstanding command of oral and written English, including grammar, syntax, usage.
  • Editing experience required.
  • Exceptional communication, planning and organizational skills, including ability to manage multiple responsibilities.
  • Ability to understand diverse information.
  • Proficiency in MS office, Word, Excel and Power Point.
  • High degree of discretion when dealing with confidential information.
  • Must be able to successfully pass a criminal background and a drug test screening.

Teacher of the Visually Impaired

Excellent career opportunity at Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired!

This position provides instruction to children ranging in age from birth to twenty-one years old, develops and implements individualized lesson plans for each client. Collaborates with other professionals and serves as a community liaison to ensure quality services.

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

The ideal candidate should have the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Visual Disabilities from an accredited university.
  • Completion of DCF Child Care trainings as required.
  • Completion of required trainings within 2 years of hire or as required for curriculum compliance.
  • Previous experience working with the visually impaired preferred.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in verbal and written English.
  • Proficient in use of computers including Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • Ability to learn and use agency's database and computer network with efficiency.
  • Must have excellent interpersonal and communications skills.
  • Valid Florida Driver's License and/or ability to travel within the community.
  • Strong planning and organizational skills, including ability to manage complex responsibilities.
  • Ability to write reports and business correspondence.
  • Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations.
  • Ability to respond effectively to complaints or concerns.
  • High degree of discretion when dealing with confidential information.
  • Must be able to successfully pass a criminal background and drug test screening.

Job Services Specialist (Part-Time)

Miami Lighthouse for the Blind is looking for a Job Services Specialist to join its team!

This is a part-time position responsible to provide support and training to program clients by performing skills assessment, job orientation and offering assistance in the job search process, including cover letter and resume writing, job openings search, and interviewing techniques.

The ideal candidate should have the following qualifications:

  • Minimum of one year of experience working in the field of Human Resources, employment services, job placement or vocational services and successfully placed clients in jobs.
  • Must be knowledgeable of community employment resources and stakeholders.
  • Bachelor's Degree required.
  • Must complete DBS Employment Outcomes Professionals II (EOP II) training.
  • Experience working with people of diverse backgrounds and disabilities preferred.
  • Excellent communications skills in verbal and written English.
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred.
  • Ability to provide instruction on resume preparation, job seeking, and interviewing skills.
  • Working knowledge of Word, Excel, Outlook and Internet research.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to write reports and business correspondence.
  • Valid Florida Driver's 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 drug test and criminal background screening.

Property Caretaker/Security

Miami Lighthouse provides an 850 Sq. Ft. one bedroom apartment which is part of its newly constructed facility at 601 SW 8th Avenue, Miami FL 33130. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for a person who is currently looking for a centrally located, brand new place to live at a minimal cost!

The Property Caretaker/Security will be expected to perform the following services:

  • Secure on-site premises on a daily basis before and after daytime hours of operation.
  • Open the premises at approximately 6:45 a.m. and close at approximately 6:30 p.m. daily.
  • Will be on call in case of an emergency during evening hours, including weekends and holidays.
  • Reports any and all activity related to building and grounds.
  • Responds to building alarms, vehicle alarms, suspicious visitors, vandalism, etc.
  • Provide periodic surveillance throughout the evening around entire properties.
  • Other tasks as required or assigned.

This is a great opportunity for an experienced person who works daytime nearby or is retired from employment in security, police/fire, or construction/carpentry/handyman.

We want to contract someone for this opportunity starting as soon as possible. The person must be able to permanently live on the premises (1 bedroom/1 bath apartment, No pets allowed) and be available early mornings, evenings, weekends and holidays. Bilingual (English and Spanish) preferred. Must be able to successfully pass a criminal background check with the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF).

Application Process

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

Mabel Lopez, 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

 

 

 
 
   
   
   

 

 

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 ten 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 Silver participation level through the GuideStar Exchange which is a testament to Miami Lighthouse’s commitment to data transparency.

 

 

                 

 

 

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

 

Miami Lighthouse was the recipient of the 2013 Switchboard Miami All Star Most Valuable Non-Profit Award.

 

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 a Silver medal at the 2016 Miami Today Gold Medal 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.