[NFBMO] job opening

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GDB Job Opening

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GDB Announcement


Resident Advisor

Guide Dogs for the Blind

San Rafael, CA


Let your desire to support and connect guide you here.

Working with top instructors, learning countless new skills, and helping support our mission to empower the lives of people who are blind and visually impaired. That’s just some of what you’ll experience when you join the team at Guide Dogs for the Blind (GDB). We’re looking for an engaging and collaborative team player to join us at our San Rafael campus as Resident Advisor. 

In this key role, you’ll be part of the residential programs team (including nurses, kitchen, housekeeping and other resident advisors) and provide supplemental support to our instructors. You will assist clients in a residential dormitory setting and at our downtown lounge and be present during off-peak hours of instruction. You will be required to stay overnight in the Student Residence 1-3 nights per week throughout the year. Your duties will include:

*    Assisting clients with general dog care and handling, orientation, and guide-related education

*    Providing mentorship and counseling to clients on issues affecting their relationship with their guide, referring complex matters or concerns to appropriate instructor/supervisor staff

*    Managing critical situations requiring immediate intervention, including acting in response to dog and client medical emergencies after hours and reporting noteworthy incidents

*    Orienting clients to the residence building and campus grounds and providing theoretical orientation to town routes via tactile or computer maps

*    Facilitating evening and weekend group on-campus educational experiences

*    Assisting clients with the use of various electronics available in the residence (e.g., computers, alarm clocks, televisions) and in the use of adaptive technologies available (e.g., JAWS, global positioning systems, Aira)

*    Assisting with the scheduling and training of the volunteers that drive and orient clients to the residence.


*    High school diploma or equivalent

*    Ability to work with, teach, and engage socially with individuals of various personalities, abilities, and communication styles

*    Ability to display a balance of flexibility and professionalism in interactions with clients, volunteers and staff.

*    Solid time management, organizational, and administrative skills

*    Availability to work weekends and some holidays and be flexible with work times

*    Ability to safely handle a variety of large breed dogs, weighing up to 90 lbs., with varying strength and manageability

*    Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, including Outlook email, Word, Excel, SalesForce, and Access or other database applications

*    Prior experience caring for and handling dogs is highly desired

*    Guide Dog user experience is preferred

What sets us apart?

*    GDB offers a stable, professional career, with the potential for longevity and ongoing learning and growth. 

*    You’ll have the resources and training you need, plus exceptional support from your manager and team through frequent meetings and communication. 

*    You’ll feel personal pride in supporting our mission that means so much to so many.

*    You’ll work with passionate people across GDB who are invested in each other and provide support.

*    Our generous benefits package includes medical/dental/vision/life/disability insurance, 403(b), generous paid time off, tuition reimbursement, and great wellness perks like yoga, circuit training, and an onsite gym. 

*    You can bring your dog to work!

Guide Dogs for the Blind

The largest guide dog school in North America, Guide Dogs for the Blind creates inspiring partnerships between people, dogs, and communities. With exceptional client services and a robust network of instructors, puppy raisers, donors, and volunteers, we prepare guide dogs to serve and empower individuals who are blind or have low vision, throughout the U.S. and Canada. Our team includes approximately 300 employees and 3,000 volunteers, supporting more than 2,000 working teams (clients and guide dogs).

Apply Now

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At Guide Dogs for the Blind, we respect, value, and appreciate all differences. We welcome all qualified candidates irrespective of your race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. Individuals with disabilities, especially those who are blind or visually impaired, are encouraged to apply.  If you have a disability and need assistance and/or accommodation with applying for a job, please feel free to call 800-295-4050 and ask for Human Resources.





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National Headquarters
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San Rafael, CA 94915

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