Job Description

Director of Children’s Vision Screening Program

 Job Summary:

The Prevention of Blindness Society of Metropolitan Washington (POB) is a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to the improvement and preservation of sight by providing services, education, advocacy and innovation. We are expanding one of our major programs is the Children’s Vision Screening program conducted in DC, Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties in Maryland, and Northern Virginia. POB seeks a Director of the Children’s Vision Screening Program who will be responsible for executing and providing supervision for all activities related to the operations of the program.

 Primary Responsibilities:  

  • Creates and coordinates relations with key community stakeholders to improve awareness of vision issues and services available for POB and beyond
  • Collaborates with Executive Director on organizational direction and focus
  • Evaluates program activities, procedures, and outcomes
  • Active participation in positive cross-program communications at leadership level
  • Cultivates an approachable, innovative, team-oriented program atmosphere
  • Maximizes the benefit to children in need in the area through program endeavors
  • Maintains annual budget of program
  • Works with team on recruitment of necessary staff and volunteers
  • Oversees interviewing, hiring, and training process
  • Supervises and provides leadership to several paid staff members and volunteers
  • Maintains executive-level managerial and supervisory responsibility for overall operation of Children’s Screening Program
  • Participates in continuing education courses and conferences as needed
  • Other duties as assigned

 Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent and 3-5 years Director-level experience or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Significant program management experience. Must have attention to detail, ability to multi-task and maintain a leadership perspective
  • Demonstrated experience establishing program goals and objectives that support a strategic plan
  • Well-connected with relative community stakeholders
  • Excellent mathematical, statistical and evaluation skills. Demonstrated experience using both quantitative and qualitative program evaluation
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Able to motivate and foster a team-oriented environment
  • Proactive, flexible, and positive demeanor
  • Microsoft Office Proficiency
  • Bilingual skills a plus

Benefits:

  • Competitive Industry Level benefits offered
  • Employer-covered health insurance
  • One pair of prescription eyeglasses paid for by company every year

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