Job Description

Senior Director of Children’s Vision Programs

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 our major programs for children - Vision Screening & Eyeglasses. We serve DC, Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties in Maryland, and Northern Virginia. POB seeks a Senior Director who will be responsible for designing and executing solutions for all activities related to the operations of these programs. This role manages and inspires a team. We invite you to help maximize children’s sight for a lifetime!

Primary Responsibilities:  

  • Creates and coordinates relations with key community stakeholders to improve awareness of vision issues and services available from 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
  • Cultivates an approachable, innovative, team-oriented program atmosphere
  • Maximizes benefits to children and people in need in the area through program endeavors
  • Maintains annual program budget
  • 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 Vision Screening Program and Eyeglass Program
  • Participates in continuing education courses and conferences as needed to drive continual improvement
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent and 5 or more 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


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


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Bachelor's degree (B.A.) from four-year college or university; and five or more years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Language Ability:

To perform this job successfully, an individual needs to have an ability to analyze and interpret scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents; an ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from consumers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community, and an ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format. Public speaking experience and is helpful.

Math Ability:

The Senior Director needs to oversee and improve the program’s results. It is imperative to have math skills to competently evaluate results. It may also be necessary to add or adapt reporting elements.

Reasoning Ability:

The Senior Director must have a strong ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. It is useful to also have the ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and work with abstract and concrete variables.

Computer Skills:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must should have strong computer skills and be competent to oversee the organization’s website.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

The Senior Director manages at least three full-time and five part-time employees in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable employment laws and regulations.     Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. This job is based in an office setting in Washington, DC.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to sit and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk and taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.

In addition, the employee is frequently required to travel locally. The employee is occasionally required to travel nationally.

Application Instructions

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