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Vision Forward Association offers a variety of rewarding employment opportunities. We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome diversity in the workplace.

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Current Career Opportunities:

JOB POSTING:  Director of Development and Sustainability

Join our dedicated team that works collaboratively to offer transformative services for people of all ages who are impacted by vision loss.  Vision Forward is currently seeking a strategic, proven Director of Development and Sustainability to lead our development team and direct strategies to successfully engage our community of supporters.

Vision Forward is recognized as the premier agency serving people of all ages with vision loss in Southeastern Wisconsin.   We empower, educate and enhance the lives of individuals impacted by vision loss through all of life’s transitions.  Our vision is that all individuals with vison loss have reached their full potential to lead active and independent lives.

Responsibilities to Fulfilling the Vision Forward Mission:

  • Promote the dignity of all people living with vision loss.
  • Provide exceptional customer service.
  • Maintain a positive, cohesive, transparent, and family-friendly environment.

Core Functions:

  • Organizational Resources Development: Designs and implements, and/or maintains, a structured fund-raising and resource access program as an essential component of the organization’s stewardship, capacity- and sustainability-building, and as economic resource development;
  • Donor Management, Stewardship and Development:   Build and develop, while overseeing existing donor-base and donor cultivation activities; implement a major gifts/individual donor campaign and bequest program; acquire new donors and steward existing to increase donations.
  • Board Development & Management:   Work collaboratively with the Executive Director to develop and manage the Board of Directors, including identifying, recruiting, and maintaining new board members.
  • Fundraising Events:  Oversees the execution and measures success of all special events.
  • External Relationship-building and Management:  Works with Executive Director to identify and/or sustain relations with local and state leaders and innovators, as well as resource providers and generators, who are significantly relevant to the success of all programs and organizational aspirations.

Pay and Benefits:

  • $80,000 – $85,000 based on experience
  • Paid holiday’s
  • Health insurance
  • Dental and vision
  • 401K
  • Life insurance
  • Short and long term disability
  • Paid time off

The perfect candidate will possess the following skills and qualifications:

Essential

  • Methodical and self-organized.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Keeps up to date with readily accessible knowledge relevant to own role.
  • Ability to think quickly to respond to immediate requests.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Flexibility to adapt, positive attitude towards change, and a constructive and creative approach to problem solving.
  • Commitment to Vision Forwards values.

Education: Bachelor’s degree, Masters in business planning, finance, sales, marketing and/or communications preferred.
Skills: CFRE Certification
Technical: Microsoft Office – including Excel and PowerPoint; Raisers Edge skills a plus; able to learn and maintain fundraising & donor databases.
Experience: Has been in task-oriented situations and able to perform confidently, with no fear of being held accountable.

Send resume to:
bonnie@hrsherpaz.com

JOB POSTING:  Teacher of the Visually Impaired

Vision Forward, a cutting edge non-profit organization, currently has a career opportunity for someone to serve as a full-time Teacher for the Visually Impaired for a temporary time period.  The ideal candidate is dedicated to assisting families of children with visual impairments achieve their goals, and has the willingness to grow and develop professionally.

Vision Forward is recognized as the premier agency serving people of all ages with vision loss in Southeastern Wisconsin.   We empower, educate and enhance the lives of individuals impacted by vision loss through all of life’s transitions.  Our vision is that all individuals with vision loss have reached their full potential to lead active and independent lives.

Responsibilities to Fulfilling the Vision Forward Mission:

  • Promote the dignity of all people living with vision loss.
  • Provide exceptional customer service.
  • Maintain a positive, cohesive, transparent, and family-friendly environment.

Core Functions:

  • Conducts initial evaluations in accordance with performance indicators, center policies or collaborating agencies requirements for each child referred to Children Services in their natural environment or at Vision Forward. The evaluation conducted will assess the child’s current level of functional vision and the impact is has on in the following domains: Health and Physical Development, Social and Emotional Development, Language and Communication, Approaches to Learning and Cognition and General Knowledge with emphasis on The Expanded Core Curriculum.
  • Conducts 1:1 vision education/braille sessions in the child’s home or Vision Forward Association in accordance to center policy and performance standards.
  • Develops an individualized educational plan for every child in conjunction with parents and child’s team that includes measurable goals. Monitors and documents child’s progress with regard to established vision goals, overall developmental objectives and parental input.
  • Identify and establish plan for each child’s emerging literacy needs, including Pre-Braille, Braille or large print and/or the use of equipment such as magnifiers, lighting, filters, etc.
  • Formulates anecdotal notes for each child at the point of service that documents the child’s progress towards their individual goals and objectives that are measurable and includes coaching in the electronic medical records system.
  • Conducts semi-annual developmental assessment on each child that will assess their current level of functional vision and the impact it has on in the following domains: Health and Physical Development, Social and Emotional Development, Language and Communication, Approaches to Learning and Cognition and General Knowledge with emphasis on The Expanded Core Curriculum.  Provides coaching to parent/guardian about the child’s development and the impact of vision loss on these areas.
  • Introduces pre-braille skills and begins to teach braille when the child is ready.
  • Teaches students techniques that enable them to move about the environment independently in consultation with Orientation and Mobility Instructor.
  • Identifies appropriate toys, arts and crafts supplies, equipment and other materials that can be used with the child to ensure the child’s vision needs are met and to aid families in providing appropriate activities and or materials for their child.

Pay and Benefits:

  • $55,000 – $65,000 based on experience
  • Holiday’s (closed, but not paid) – New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Day, Memorial and Labor Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving Day and the Friday after, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
  • Dental and vision – 50% premium paid by Vision Forward
  • 401K – after three months of service, Vision Forward matches 50% on the dollar and you can contribute up to 3% of gross wages.
  • Company provided cell phone and laptop.
  • Strong, experienced, supportive team.

The perfect candidate will possess the following skills and qualifications:

  • Requires a Bachelor’s degree in Education, from a four-year college or university, with specialization as a Teacher of the Visually Impaired. Specialization in Orientation and Mobility preferred.
  • Maintains a current DPI license and certification.
  • A valid Wisconsin Driver’s License, proof of insurance and use of a personal automobile is required.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with children, parents, professionals and other employees of Vision Forward.
  • Experience in cross-cultural environments.
  • Good computer skills and competent in Microsoft Office, Word, Outlook, and Excel. Ability to use an electronic medical record system.
  • Clear understanding of HIPAA regulations.

Interested?  Please send resume to:

Vision Forward Association
Attn: Human Resources
912 N. Hawley Rd, Milwaukee, WI 53213
E-mail:
FAX : 414-256-8744

JOB POSTING:  Physical Therapist

Vision Forward, a cutting edge non-profit organization, currently has a career opportunity for someone to serve as a full time Physical Therapist.  The ideal candidate is dedicated to assisting families of children with visual impairments achieve their goals, and has the willingness to grow and develop professionally. New graduates are welcome.  You will be trained by one of the best and most experienced Physical Therapists in the area.

Vision Forward is recognized as the premier agency serving people of all ages with vision loss in Southeastern Wisconsin.   We empower, educate and enhance the lives of individuals impacted by vision loss through all of life’s transitions.  Our vision is that all individuals with vison loss have reached their full potential to lead active and independent lives.

Responsibilities to Fulfilling the Vision Forward Mission:

  • Promote the dignity of all people living with vision loss.
  • Provide exceptional client service.
  • Maintain a positive, cohesive, transparent, and family-friendly environment.

Core Functions:

  • Provide direct patient care, assessing medical conditions, functional capabilities, limitations and restriction and potential for progress.
  • Evaluate and administer a treatment plan under the direction of the child’s physician.
  • Set specific goals determined according to the child’s capacity and family desire.
  • Enthusiastic, nurturing ability to foster trust and cooperation of child while directly involving family members for support.
  • Work effectively as a part of a multi-disciplinary and PCATT team.

Pay and Benefits:

  • $32.00 – $43.00 per hour based on experience.
  • 32 hours per week with flexible schedule.
  • Paid Time Off – 2 week after 1 year, 3 weeks after 2 years and 4 weeks after 5 years.
  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Short and Long term disability insurance
  • Paid Holidays (closed) – New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Day, Memorial and Labor Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving Day and the Friday after, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
  • Company provided cell phone and laptop.
  • Structured hands on training and mentoring.
  • Strong, experienced, supportive team.

The perfect Candidate will possess the following skills and qualifications:

  • Doctorate degree in physical therapy (Masters in accordance with APTA) and a current Wisconsin state license.
  • One to two years’ pediatric experience preferred.
  • New graduates considered if pediatric placement completed.
  • Outpatient and natural environment experience preferred.
  • Intermediate EMR and Microsoft office skills a plus.
  • A valid Wisconsin Driver’s License, insurance and use of personal automobile required.
  • Clear understanding of HIPAA regulations.

Interested?  Please send resume to:

Vision Forward Association
Attn: Human Resources
912 N. Hawley Rd, Milwaukee, WI 53213
E-mail:
FAX : 414-256-8744

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