[Jobs] Executive Director, New Jersey Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Andrews, David B (DEED) david.b.andrews at state.mn.us
Thu Mar 28 13:08:37 CDT 2013

New Jersey Department of Human Services

Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired

The Executive Director, as the chief administrative officer, assumes a position of leadership in directing and managing the overall goals and programs of the Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired.    The Commission promotes and provides services in the areas of education, employment, independence and eye health.  It provides specialized services to persons with vision problems; educates and works in the community to reduce the incidence of vision loss; and works to improve attitudes concerning people with vision loss.

The position currently reports to the Deputy Commissioner, Department of Human Services, with a budget of approximately $28 million, a staff of approximately 300 and is responsible to provide or ensure access to services that will enable consumers to obtain their fullest measure of self-reliance and quality of life and fully integrate into their community. The Commission recognizes three major priorities, they are: 1) providing specialized services to persons with vision problems in the areas of vocational rehabilitation, education and independent living; 2) educating and working in the community to reduce the incidence of vision loss, and; 3) outreach to businesses and local communities to advocate for educational and employment opportunities on behalf of New Jersey residents who are blind or visually impaired.

This position requires a Bachelor's degree supplemented by a Master's degree in Rehabilitation Counseling, Business Administration, Public Administration, Social Work, Education, Special Education and a minimum of seven (7) years of experience with programs for the Blind and Visually Impaired, including five (5) years of supervisory experience in organization, administration, and fiscal management.

The New Jersey First Act requires that public employees reside in New Jersey, unless exempted under the law or currently a NJ State government employee.  If not a NJ resident, relocation must take place within one year after employment.  Please refer to the New Jersey First Act.

Salary is commensurate with education and experience.

Qualified applicants should send a resume and a contact list of three (3) professional references, by April 30, 2013 to the attention of:

Rudene L. Vaught
Assistant Commissioner for Human Resources
222 South Warren Street
PO Box 700
Trenton, NJ  08625
Resumes may be emailed to DHSResumes at dhs.state.nj.us<mailto:DHSResumes at dhs.state.nj.us>

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