[nfbmi-talk] Position at AFB open: Technology Training and Awareness Program

Lydia Anne Schuck lydia.a.schuck at wmich.edu
Fri Nov 20 13:47:04 UTC 2015

TTAP Project Associate
Organization: American Foundation for the Blind
Posted: 10/26/2015

The American Foundation for the Blind is seeking a Project Associate to work on its Technology Training and Awareness Program. The position reports to the Director, AFB Press and Professional Development. This is a grant-funded position with an anticipated grant end date of September 30, 2016. If additional funding is secured, the position may be extended. This is a national search, with a preference for the successful candidate to work out of AFB’s Huntington, WV location; other locations will be considered.

Position Description: To develop and implement a technology training and awareness program (TTAP), including researching need, impact, and sustainability; developing program content; establishing funding support; and conducting outreach to and cultivation of constituencies regarding technology information.


1. Develops and implements technology-related curricula and training materials for targeted professional audiences within and outside the blindness field. Oversees related consultant contracts.

2. Coordinates with AFB programs and web services to prepare and present technology content and training courses, including webinars.

3. Identifies and participates in cultivating national organizational partnerships in technology training and/or awareness.

4. Develops project concepts, writes grant proposals, and serves as principal investigator for and/or participates in one or more funded projects.

5. Identifies critical issues and trends related to technology training and accessibility. Writes articles and reports and prepares comments and presentations regarding these issues.

6. Contributes to the development and analysis of qualitative and/or quantitative research regarding technology training and program impact; reports and disseminates findings.

7. Consults with organizations and development teams to help implement accessibility techniques for technologies and services.

8. Perform other duties and special projects, as assigned.


Must possess technical expertise regarding methods and strategies related to technology training and accessibility for persons who are blind or visually impaired. A minimum of five years of experience in technology training or R&D, preferably related to the blindness field. B.A (or equivalent) in computer science, rehabilitation engineering, education, rehabilitation, social services, or a related area. Excellent presentation and communication skills, both written and verbal. Proficiency with Microsoft Office and HTML. Experience with iOS, Android, and assistive technology.

COMPENSATION: Not Specified (Annual)

HOW TO APPLY: Interested parties, please email a Cover Letter, Resume, & Salary Requirements to Human Resources hr at afb.net.

Contact: Human Resources
Fax: (646) 478-9793
Email: hr at afb.net


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