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.

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 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 90,000 blind and visually impaired people annually, from babies to seniors, and their families. Our programs’ 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, accident insurance and long term disability 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, short term disability and supplemental insurance; generous employer funded 401(k); and above average paid days off.

Career opportunities available at Miami Lighthouse for the Blind

Database Coordinator
Heiken Program Coordinator
Teacher of the Visually Impaired
Children Specialist
Driver

Database Coordinator

The Database Coordinator is responsible for assisting in maintaining and inputting data from a variety of sources into the agency’s donor database, adding assigned special codes in the attribute, action, prospect, notes, and media tabs. Works closely with Senior Development Database Manager & Chief Program Officer to ensure data is entered with high level of accuracy and timely. Assists with preparing deposits, processing donations, conducting donor and prospect research using The Raiser’s Edge and other web based databases including the internet to update donor database. Assists with acknowledgement letter process and other department needs as requested.

Qualifications:

  • High School diploma or equivalent required. Some college coursework preferred
  • Experience working with a database preferred (i.e. The Raiser’s Edge, or equivalent software such as Salesforce, etc.)
  • Experience performing high volume data entry and good typing skills with a high degree of accuracy
  • Excellent organizational skills and strong attention to detail
  • Intermediate knowledge of Word, Excel, Adobe and Internet
  • Experience performing administrative and clerical responsibilities
  • Ability to communicate effectively in verbal and written English
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred
  • Ability to work well with people of diverse backgrounds and disabilities
  • High degree of discretion when dealing with confidential information
  • Must be able to successfully pass a drug test and criminal background screening

Heiken Program Coordinator

Miami Lighthouse is seeking a Program Coordinator for the Florida Heiken Children’s Vision Program to be responsible for scheduling and managing the day-to-day office and clinical operations.

The Florida Heiken Children’s Vision Program mobile units provide free comprehensive eye exams and eyeglasses to low-income children in Miami-Dade County who have failed state-mandated vision screenings in public schools. The program has been expanded to provide in-office services statewide.

The ideal candidate should have the following qualifications:

  • High School Diploma required. Associate’s degree preferred
  • Minimum one year of experience working with database and running queries/reports required
  • Previous experience working in a medical office is preferred
  • Ability to communicate effectively in verbal and written English
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish required. Creole preferred
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, Outlook 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
  • Excellent communication skills, ability to effectively present information and respond to questions
  • Ability to problem solve and work under minimum supervision
  • Detail oriented and works with a high degree of accuracy
  • High degree of discretion when dealing with confidential information; able to maintain confidentiality under HIPAA standards
  • Must be able to successfully pass a criminal background and a drug test screening

Teacher of the Visually Impaired

This new position for a TVI adds to our highly collaborative team of 4 TVIs who work with our Florida certified classroom teachers in providing instruction to children with a visual impairment ranging in age from birth to 8 years old. Responsibilities include but are not limited to assessment and implementation of individualized lesson plans for the unique needs of each student enrolled in our Academy. A strong partnership with Miami-Dade County Public Schools enables collaboration with other professionals on the child’s IEP team, in which the TVI will serve as a community liaison to ensure quality services to each child. The Miami Lighthouse Academy provides an opportunity for TVIs to serve on campus or to provide outreach services, as an itinerant, to students in Miami-Dade Public Schools. Our team of Teachers of Students with Visual Impairments are adapting to the emerging needs of students with visual impairments, and growing new programs like our new CVI Collaborative Center. Training from nationally recognized experts related to CVI will be provided.

Children Specialist

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

This position carries the major responsibilities for providing comprehensive rehabilitation/developmental training and family/home intervention services to children aged birth to six and their families.

This is a full-time position eligible for benefits.

The ideal candidate should have the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Experience working with infants and toddlers
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule
  • Experience working with children with disabilities or therapeutic playgroups preferred
  • Completion of required trainings (i.e. VIISA, INSITE, PAT) within 2 years of hire or as required for curriculum compliance
  • Ability to communicate effectively in verbal and written English
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred
  • Proficient in use of computers including Word, Excel, Outlook and Internet research
  • Valid Florida Driver’s License
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills
  • Ability to write reports and business correspondence
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, their families and the general public
  • High degree of discretion when dealing with confidential information
  • Must be able to successfully pass a drug test and criminal background screening

Driver

Miami Lighthouse is looking for Drivers to join its team!

The Driver is responsible for transporting clients within Miami-Dade County to and from the Miami Lighthouse using company vehicles. This position will also be responsible with general housekeeping duties.

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...

The ideal candidate should have the following qualifications:

  • Minimum of one year of experience driving a bus or passenger van
  • Valid Florida Driver’s License and clean driving record required
  • Must be able to work a full-time flexible schedule
  • Experience working with children or people with disabilities preferred
  • Ability to communicate effectively in verbal and written English
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • High degree of discretion when dealing with confidential information
  • Must be able to successfully pass a criminal background and drug test screening

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.

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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.

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Miami Lighthouse is AER accredited distinguishing that an agency or school operates at the highest level of quality and is positioned to generate the outcomes needed by the clients.

 

Miami Lighthouse received the prestigious 2020 award for "Best in Nonprofit" campaign by PRWeek referred to as the "Oscars of the PR industry".

 

Miami Lighthouse ranks among the elite 1% of U.S. nonprofits having earned 13 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.

 

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 Learning Center for Children™ is a Florida gold seal and nationally Accredited Professional Preschool Learning Environment (APPLE)

 
                   

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

 

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

 

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

 
                   

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.