[NFBK] APH Job Listings

Todd E. Stephens todde.stephens at windstream.net
Wed Oct 25 23:57:17 UTC 2023

Good Evening:


Please see below regarding APH Job Listings.


Product Specialist

Who is American Printing House for the Blind?

Since 1858, the American Printing House for the Blind has operated in
Louisville, Kentucky as the world's largest nonprofit organization creating
accessible learning experiences through educational, workplace, and
independent living products and services for people who are blind and low

There's no other place like it.  Creating things that make a real difference
in people's lives is what we do.

Mission: A world leader in empowering people who are blind or low vision by
providing accessible and innovative products, materials, and services for
lifelong success.

ABIDE: Here at the American Printing House for the Blind, we live by the
motto, "Welcome Everyone".  Many modern organizations value diversity and
inclusion: we choose to go further, understanding that more must be done to
foster a sense of belonging in our institution.  To that end, we are
committed to advancing accessibility and belonging, as well as inclusion,
diversity, and equity in all aspects of our workspace, and to enriching our
company with our distinct life experiences.


Position Overview

Playing a crucial role in the development of new or improved products
specifically designed for the education of blind or low vision K-12 students
and adults in the United States, this individual will contribute to the
product development process by conducting research, leading focus groups,
supporting expert reviews, analyzing data, preparing presentations, writing
or copy-editing user guides and manuals, and creating other content for new
products.  Reporting to the Director of Product Development, the Product
Specialist will generally work under the guidance of a Product Manager,
while also exercising independent discretion in tasks such as conducting
product ideation reviews.

This is a hybrid position for applicants in Kentucky and Southern Indiana,
remote for all other states.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

*         Work independently or in collaboration with others to support the
development or modernization of APH products, typically under the
supervision of an APH product manager. 

*         Design surveys or lead focus groups with stakeholders to gather
feedback and insights for product development. 

*         Under general supervision, ensure adherence to accessibility
standards and educational requirements.

*         Independently analyze data from sales, user feedback, market
research, and other sources to inform product development decisions.

*         Prepare compelling presentations to communicate product concepts,
updates, and findings to internal teams and external stakeholders.

*         Organize, edit, and update content for APH products, including
user guides, manuals, web content, video scripts and webinars for clarity,
accuracy, and accessibility.

*         Collaborate with cross-functional teams to generate content for
new products, ensuring it aligns with educational guidelines and addresses
specific needs of blind or low vision students.

*         Exercise independent discretion in conducting product ideation
reviews, providing valuable insights and suggestions for improvement.

*         Stay informed about advancements in braille, tactile graphics,
product management, process improvement, data analysis, or other technical
knowledge relevant to the field.

*         Assist with the development of new or modernized APH products by
creating user stories. 

*         Support the development and maintenance of APH product development

*         Correspond with expert reviewers, field testers, graphic
designers, consultants, teachers, and Ex Officio Trustees.

*         Represent APH at conferences, trade shows, and other events,
presenting information about products and engaging with potential customers
and partners.

*         Ability to travel up to 10 days per year.


Education, Training, and Experience Requirements

*         Bachelor's degree in a related field (e.g., writing,
communication, education, assistive technology, product management) or
equivalent practical experience.

*         Proven experience in product development, research, or related
role, preferably in the field of educational products for blind or low
vision individuals.

*         Specialized technical knowledge in areas such as braille, tactile
graphics, product management, curriculum development, process improvement,
or data analysis is highly desirable.

*         Familiarity with accessibility guidelines, standards, and best
practices for blind or visually impaired learners.

*         Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to
interpret data and user feedback to drive product improvements.

*         Excellent communication and presentation skills, capable of
effectively conveying complex ideas to diverse audiences.

*         Attention to detail and ability to perform copy editing and review
tasks with accuracy and efficiency.

*         Self-motivated and able to work both independently and
collaboratively within cross-functional teams.

*         Passion for improving educational opportunities and experiences
for blind or visually impaired students and adults.

*         Experience with screen readers (such as JAWS, NVDA) is a plus, but
not required.

*         Must have an advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office products,
including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. Must have working knowledge
of Adobe Acrobat, SharePoint, Teams, Zoom, and internet browsers.


Compensation and Benefits

$48,500 - $60,250 | Salary is negotiable dependent upon experience.

Benefits include but are not limited to:

*         Accessible, Diverse, and Inclusive Workforce

*         Public Service Loan Forgiveness Employer

*         Health Insurance covered at 80% for employees - plans include
family planning benefits

*         HSA Plan and FSA Plan - both include company contribution!

*         Competitive Dental and Vision Plans

*         Health and Well-being initiatives

*         401(k) Plans with company match and immediate vesting

*         Company provided Short Term Disability

*         Basic Life Insurance at no cost to employees

*         Voluntary Life Insurance with Accidental Death and Disability

*         4 weeks PTO

*         11 Paid Holidays

*         Educational Assistance and Professional Development Opportunities

*         Optional Hybrid Work Schedule

*         Voluntary Pet Insurance


How to Apply

To apply:
clientkey=37466F7380F198CC901A032728F0ABA7> click here.  If you have trouble
accessing the application through Paycom, please contact Ryan Ward at
<mailto:rward at aph.org> rward at aph.org.


APH is a drug-free workplace.   An offer of employment is conditioned upon
successfully passing a drug screening test.

American Printing House for the Blind provides equal employment
opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment, prohibiting
discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to disability
status, race, color, religion, age, genetics, protected veteran status, sex
(including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), parental
status, national origin, age, political affiliation, or other
non-merit-based factors protected by federal, state, or local laws. 

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including
recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall,
transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

Disability/EOE/AA/M/F/Vet Employer


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