Supervisor: ISPB Executive Director/Illinois Director
A. Provide day‐to‐day program outreach and education throughout Illinois.
1. Promote vision and eye health awareness to medical professionals and the general public through
clinics, community centers, and educational institutions using the Healthy Eyes Series.
2. Participate in health and corporate fairs to promote vision health awareness.
3. Coordinate adult vision education events with various partners in and around the Chicagoland area as well as with optometry schools in IL.
4. Manage the ISPB Eye Glass Replacement and Low Vision Aids reimbursement program.
5. Enhance and/or develop systems to improve the overall operation and effectiveness of the programs.
6. Continuously expand personal knowledge of vision and eye health to better implement programs.
7. Provide timely, accurate and complete reports on outreach activities.
8. Keep current on findings and recommendations of the National Center for Children’s Vision and Eye Health.
9. Train and certify in the Prevent Blindness children’s vision screening program, and promote children’s vision and eye health across the state (potential target audiences could include pediatric office staff, private preschool and daycare staff, etc.).
10. Recruit and train medical and outreach staff to incorporate adult vision and eye health into their
practices (i.e. Healthy Eyes, Diabetic Educator, Glaucoma programs).
11. Train and manage MPH interns from IL universities to conduct “Healthy Eyes” presentations and
12. Promote vision screening certification to university medical and outreach staff.
1. Keep in contact with legislators and update PB Illinois and ISPB followers regarding laws/bills related to eye health in IL.
2. Update and maintain ISPB social media with timely and educational information.
3. Create and distribute a quarterly newsletter to ISPB/PB IL followers.
C. ISPB Administration
1. Assist Executive Director with administrative duties associated with ISPB including:
a. Preparation for board meetings.
b. Annual fundraising activities (e.g., mail merges, mass mailings, events).
D. Other duties as assigned
Education: Bachelor’s degree in public health, health education, public relations or an allied field. Master’s degree preferred.
Proven history of outreach or public health program implementation. Background in vision or medical
MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, Power Point, etc.) experience required.
Work with Raiser’s Edge beneficial.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Must have a vehicle, a clean, valid driver’s license, insurance and able to travel throughout the state.
Demonstrate high ethical standards and an appropriate professional image.
Possess the strong ability to self‐motivate, initiate project activities and manage multiple tasks.
Inspire others to share in a common vision.
Distinguish what is significant and set priorities.
Simultaneously carry on a variety of programs and activities.
Speak comfortably and persuasively in public settings.
Educate effectively by adapting materials to appropriate audiences.
Write clearly and convincingly.
Project imagination, initiative and enthusiasm.
Work independently with ease.
Have an interest in eye health.
ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL SKILLS:
Ability to sit and/or stand for long periods of time
Ability to use a keyboard
Ability to use a phone
Ability to lift objects up to 40 pounds.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The work environment is in the office and out in the community.
Please send resume and cover letter to the Prevent Blindness Director, Elyse Fineman, MPH, MHA - firstname.lastname@example.org (312) 363-6029