Development & Operations Specialist

Vision To Learn

Pittsburgh, PA, USA

Employment

US$48-55k (annually)

Education

Full time

Sep 9

About Vision To Learn:

Vision To Learn is the largest school-based vision care nonprofit in the country. VTL exists to address one basic premise – if you can’t see, you can’t learn. More than 2 million students go to school each day without the glasses they need to see the board, read a book, or participate in class.

Since 2012, Vision To Learn has provided more than 1.5 million vision screenings, 300,000 eye exams and over 240,000 pairs of glasses to kids in need, nationwide. We operate programs in 13 states and are rapidly expanding our work to support kids in communities across the United States. 

Who We Are:  

Our growing teams in Pennsylvania and Ohio has already provided more than 15,000 eye exams and nearly 13,000 glasses to students in underserved communities from Columbus, OH to Reading, PA. We are a group of friendly, high energy, knowledgeable, and detail-oriented professionals committed to Vision To Learn’s mission. We approach our work with empathy and an eagerness to help the communities we serve.  

Position Summary:

The Development & Operations Specialist will coordinate with regional operations staff, external partners and stakeholders, VTL’s development team to ensure successful program delivery. A successful Development & Operations Specialist is able to set incremental goals and accomplish them and capably balances a wide range of tasks.

On a day-to-day basis, the Development & Operations Specialist will complete tasks with accuracy and speed and be able to think and act quickly to provide solutions/troubleshoot when issues arise. Under the supervision of the Regional Director, the Development & Operations Specialist will support operations across multiple regions, establish and maintain relationships with key external stakeholders, and contribute to regional development teams, assisting with grant writing and submission.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Work with Regional Director and local Project Managers to support mobile clinic operations, communicating with schools, managing data, and compiling reporting.
  • Work collaboratively with various local program staff, project managers, and the executive leadership team to collect accurate data and information on local programs for the grant cycle and necessary information to accomplish local and organizational development goals.
  • Identify new and renewed grant opportunities, assist with grant writing and stewarding relationships with funders, donors, and governmental relationships
  • Work with operations staff to input accurate and timely data into relevant VTL systems
  • Work with nurses, principals, and district administrators to collect testimonials and photos
  • Help identify and coordinate partnerships for summer exam opportunities
  • Oversee volunteer program
  • Assist with special event planning
  • Occasional travel to schools to support field staff and ensure high quality program delivery
  • Support operations staff by maintaining all relevant programmatic data points, including EMR system, tracking spreadsheets, and Basecamp
  • Other tasks and responsibilities may be assigned as required

 Who You Are:

  • A problem solver with a keen understanding of how logistical decisions impact others and the ability to weigh multiple factors – data collecting, analyzing – before deciding/making a recommendation
  • A self-motivated individual that can work independently and effectively with team members.
  • Comfortable compiling, analyzing, and working with large data sets, and balancing qualitative and quantitative information
  • A great multi-tasker who can come up with real time solutions while working calmly and responding courteously when under pressure.
  • Accurate, organized, and detail-oriented.

 Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree Required.
  • Grant writing experience preferred
  • Proficiency using PC computers and software such as Microsoft Word, Excel, basic Internet and email.
  • Excellent written and verbal English communication skills.
  • Occasional travel in PA and OH may be required
  • Experience working with a diverse population.
  • Two or more years’ experience working with schools preferred.
  • Clean driver’s license record and current PA driver’s license

Hourly Pay: $23-27

 Vision To Learn is committed to a diverse staff and to a culture that holds equity as a value and a priority. VTL welcomes applicants who bring a variety of perspectives, experiences, and competencies. People of color, women, people with disabilities, and LGBTQIA+ persons are strongly encouraged to apply. VTL is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, creed, color, religion, ethnicity, national origin, party or political affiliation, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity or expression, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, natural hair texture or style, or any illegal or prohibited factor. 

 As a direct healthcare provider and to protect the health and well-being of our employees, VTL has implemented best practices for ensuring a clean and safe work environment. Employees will be asked to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination and pass a Department of Justice background check/fingerprinting (LiveScan), child abuse history clearance, TB, and drug test. 

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