[NFB-Braille-Discussion] Job Announcement: Braille Proofing and Production Specialist Baltimore

David Andrews dandrews920 at comcast.net
Fri Nov 1 07:02:47 UTC 2019

>The National Federation of the Blind provides a 
>substantial number of educational programs, 
>services, and resources for the blind, and is 
>widely considered the leading expert in the 
>field of blindness. Through the NFB Jernigan 
>Institute, we serve blind youth, blind adults, 
>parents of blind children, blindness 
>professionals, and the general public across the 
>United States. We support the instruction, 
>production, and utilization of Braille as a 
>fundamental tool for literacy and independence 
>for the blind. We also administer the Braille 
>Transcription and Proofreading Certification 
>program for the Library of Congress. The Braille 
>Proofing – Production Specialist functions as an 
>integral member of the staff at the National 
>Federation of the Blind Jernigan Institute and 
>will be responsible for providing Braille 
>transcription, proofing, production, and 
>administrative support for various projects and 
>programs throughout the institute. The chosen 
>individual must be dynamic, committed, flexible, 
>and detail oriented. The job responsibilities of 
>Braille Proofing – Production Specialist at the 
>NFB Jernigan Institute are challenging and 
>rewarding. There is a great deal of variability 
>in the type of work that needs to be completed 
>from one day to the next, so the individual must 
>be flexible and self-motivated. Only individuals 
>who are interested in playing an integral role 
>in the work of the NFB Jernigan Institute, which 
>is at the forefront of innovation in the field 
>of blindness, should apply for this position.
>    * Transcribing and proofreading Braille 
> material produced in a variety of content areas
>    * Assisting with the grading and evaluation 
> of course lessons and trial manuscripts from 
> students participating in the Braille Certification program
>    * Embossing Braille documents, letters, 
> manuals, agendas, and course materials.
>    * Performing basic maintenance and repairs on Braille embossers
>    * Training other staff on how to use Braille embossers
>    * Performing other duties as assigned
>    * Certification from NLS as a literary 
> braille transcriber or proofreader (Letter of 
> Proficiency in UEB required if certified before 2016)
>    * Two years’ experience in proofreading and Braille production
>    * Knowledge or experience in blindness
>    * Able to express himself/herself effectively verbally and in writing
>    * Proficient in the use of Braille 
> translation software and Braille production technology
>    * Self-directed, self-motivated, organized, 
> and sensitive to timelines and due dates
>    * Strong ability to manage priorities and adjust as needed
>    * Must be able to provide and receive constructive feedback
>    * Willing to work weekends and evenings when necessary
>Preferred Qualifications
>    * Facility with the use of styles and other 
> advanced features of Microsoft Word
>    * Experience transcribing or proofreading 
> braille materials in Spanish or other non-English languages
>    * Strong knowledge of Nemeth Braille Code 
> for Mathematics and Science Notation
>How to Apply
>We do not speak in terms of “positions” for many 
>of our jobs at the NFB National Office, 
>preferring to focus on the applicant’s total 
>skill set in determining a fit with our needs. 
>Candidates for jobs at this level are hired on 
>the basis of their education and experience 
>ratings and careful assessment of performance in 
>multiple interviews. We seek individuals who 
>long to identify with a cause and to assist in 
>advocacy for a group long denied equal 
>opportunity to succeed or fail on the basis of 
>ability and not be denied opportunity on the basis of society’s stereotypes.
>This job is open until filled. Applicants should 
>send, preferably via email, a résumé and cover 
>letter indicating salary requirements to: Human 
>Resources, National Federation of the Blind, 200 
>East Wells Street at Jernigan Place, Baltimore, 
>MD 21230; telephone 410-659-9314, ext. 2488; fax 
>410-685-5653; email <mailto:HR at nfb.org>HR at nfb.org.
>Anil Lewis, M.P.A.
>Executive Director
>200 East Wells Street, Baltimore, MD 21230
>(410) 659-9314, Ext. 2374 | <mailto:alewis at nfb.org>alewis at nfb.org
>Twitter: @AnilLife
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>The National Federation of the Blind is a 
>community of members and friends who believe in 
>the hopes and dreams of the nation’s blind. 
>Every day we work together to help blind people live the lives they want.

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