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Chief Programs Officer

Company: Association for Education and Rehabilitation of th
Location: Pasadena
Posted on: July 5, 2024

Job Description:

Organization:
Morris & Berger / The Braille InstituteJoin Braille Institute in building a more inclusive world.THE ORGANIZATIONBraille Institute is a nonprofit organization that has been positively transforming the lives of those with vision loss for more than 100 years. Braille Institute offers a broad range of free programs, classes, and services to more than 20,000 children, youth and adults each year. Braille Institute serves the community at centers and community outreach locations throughout Southern California with a full array of services: low vision consultations, technology training, daily living skills classes, arts & healthy living classes, orientation & mobility training, and library services.While the COVID-19 Pandemic of 2020-2021 presented life-changing challenges, Braille Institute adapted programs for remote delivery and established the foundation for a new "hybrid" model of service of both in-person at its centers and remotely through online delivery. Extending its reach via digital online delivery is now a core strategy as the number of people who are blind or visually impaired is expected to double in the U.S. to eight million over the next two decades.Braille Institute is undertaking one of the most transformative initiatives in its history, planning its next century of success in serving the blind and visually impaired communities. The 2024-2025 strategic planning process led to the identification of the next generation of opportunities to advance critical initiatives in areas such as customer research; the expansion and transformation of current programs and services; the development of new nationally and internationally accessible programs; the creation of dynamic new strategic partnerships; and the alignment of its mission, strategy, and resources.Braille Institute is seeking an innovative and strategic Chief Programs Officer with a passion for and track record of designing and delivering exemplary and impactful in-person and digitally driven programming.Reporting to Chief Executive Officer, in this newly created position as a key member of the Executive Leadership Team, the Chief Programs Officer (CPO) will be a strategic thought partner responsible for directing all critical programs and services, leveraging expertise in digital content creation and delivery as well as exceptional in-person customer experience. The CPO will establish Braille Institute as a leader in program excellence, customer centricity, and alignment of every program and service to the organization's mission and goals, while setting a new standard in operational/delivery excellence.COMPENSATION & OTHER CONSIDERATIONSThe annual salary range for this position is $250,000 to $275,000 plus benefits. This is a full-time exempt position with the expectation of regular work in-person (at minimum three days per week, including two from the Los Angeles Center where the Executive Leadership Team is currently based), plus regular travel (up to 30 percent) to Braille Institute's locations and partner sites throughout Southern California for meetings and events, as well as occasional travel to locations outside of California for industry conferences or events.

  • A track record of excellence in senior leadership positions, ideally from nonprofit organizations recognized for their commitment to clients and providing exemplary and impactful programs.
  • Proven experience designing, delivering, and scaling innovative digital programming is strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to contribute to strategic planning and innovation within teams and across the organization.
  • Experience working with people with disabilities.
  • Knowledge of employment programs for those from underserved communities.
  • Experience with and a strong commitment to applying an equity lens to the work and a track record of centering Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Access as organizational values.
  • Experience moving programming online and successfully scaling it, making agile pivots as necessary as market data emerges.
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Keywords: Association for Education and Rehabilitation of th, Pasadena , Chief Programs Officer, Executive , Pasadena, California

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