Founded in 1948, Guide Dogs of America has long been a leader in providing guide dogs to blind and visually impaired individuals. Regardless of where you work at Guide Dogs of America, you will contribute to fulfilling our mission. We recognize and support employees’ efforts to develop, expand their knowledge, improve their skills, and assume added responsibility. Yet, the greatest reward comes from knowing that you have a role in assisting blind and visually impaired individuals pursue their goals of greater independence and mobility.
Manager of Admissions/Students Graduate Services
Independent decision making as it relates to the graduates’ ability to participate in the training program. Create and maintain files of applicants, phone calls, written requests etc. Contact and interview personal references, doctors, OM specialists and/or other individuals as necessary for the applicant admissions process. Assess walk-in applicants. Participate as a member of the student selection committee. Be available for the graduates during class and graduation to assist them with their needs. Supervise the dormitory, kitchen and housekeeping staff. Represent GDA at conferences and conventions. Prepare training department materials for annual inspection by State Guide Dog Board.
-High School graduate of GED
-Computer skills, particularly strong in word processing.
-Must have excellent interpersonal presentation and analytical skills. Ability to communicate in a professional manner at all times both written and verbally, including sensitive situations.
-Excellent time management skills with the ability to work independently and meet set deadlines.
-Previous experience in working with canine service organizations a plus.
-Willingness to do some traveling