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Seeking Louisville Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator

Radio Eye seeks a dedicated, detail-oriented Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator. The primary job of the Louisville Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator is to help the Program Director in the daily operations of the Louisville studio.

Radio Eye – a non-profit radio reading service headquartered in Lexington, Kentucky – produces a 24-hour broadcast for people who are blind or otherwise print disabled, with the help of a small staff and 200 volunteers. Radio Eye broadcasts throughout Kentucky via telephone; and in Central and Eastern Kentucky and the Louisville Metro Area by radio. Visit our website (www.radioeye.org) to find out more.

We have a small recording studio located in the Visually Impaired Preschool Services in Louisville. The Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator is based out of this office.

This is an entry-level position.

Salary: $10.50-11.50/hour

Status: Part-time

Hours: 10-15 hours a week. Current office hours are Tuesdays and Wednesdays 9 AM – 2:30 PM, with a half hour for lunch. The other 5 hours are on an as-needed basis, and will be outside of the office (delivering radios, outreach meetings and events, etc.).

Benefits: Paid sick time and holidays

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Strong organizational skills, highly motivated.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Self-starter; able to work well without much supervision.
  • Must be able to work with staff and a large pool of volunteers in daily activities.
  • Able to learn recording system well enough to teach it to new volunteers.
  • Able to pass a reading audition.
  • Able to empathize with blind & print-disabled persons who need help to access printed materials.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

Studio Duties

  • Be familiar with what the volunteers do, and direct them accordingly
  • Audition readers
  • Train and supervise new volunteers on equipment, protocols, and how to read
  • Liaise with Lexington staff on assignment and placement of volunteers
  • Organize substitute volunteers
  • Keep reading material for volunteers
  • Fill in for missing readers during the week
  • Check that Louisville signal is up

Office Duties

  • Keep the Louisville iPhone, and answer it.
  • Receive visitors and deal with inquiries.
  • Arrange hand-delivery of radios to listeners in Louisville.
  • Distribute any mail that comes to the Louisville studio to Lexington staff
  • Let Program Director know what supplies are needed
  • Report problems with lighting, heating and a/c, etc. to VIPS

Outreach

  • Remotely attend outreach and expansion meetings, as availability allows
  • Create a Louisville outreach committee
  • Research outreach events. Attend as needed or coordinate with outreach volunteers and Lexington staff

Email resume and cover letter to Amy Hatter at amy.hatter@radioeye.org.

AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.

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Radio Eye Seeks AmeriCorps VISTA – Eastern Kentucky Program Manager

The position is based at Radio Eye, a non-profit radio reading service for blind and disabled individuals headquartered in Lexington, KY. This is a one-year service opportunity through AmeriCorps VISTA, and travel expenses are reimbursed at the federal rate.

The work site is flexible (either in the Lexington office or in Eastern Kentucky), and will have with frequent travel to and within Eastern Kentucky. The counties the Program Manager will be working in are Clay, Perry, Pike, Rowan, and their surrounding counties.

Status: Full-time

Hours: 35 hours a week

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

  • Build a relationship with press contacts
  • Plan and host a small fundraiser in Eastern Kentucky
  • Solicit in-kind donations
  • New donor prospecting
  • Research and contact organizations that serve the visually impaired and/or print disabled community
  • Attend outreach events such as health fairs, and give talks on Radio Eye at meetings of community organizations

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Strong organizational skills, highly motivated.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Self-starter; able to work well without much supervision.
  • Must be able to work with staff and a large pool of volunteers in daily activities.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office software (especially Word)
  • Able to learn donor database software
  • Able to empathize with blind & print-disabled persons who need help to access printed materials.
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Have a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation

Benefits:

  • Annual stipend of $12,331
  • Segal Education Award of $5,920
  • Relocation Allowance (must be relocating over 50 miles and be approved)

E-MAIL RESUME AND COVER LETTER TO: Amy Hatter at amy.hatter@radioeye.org

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Thank you, Retina Associates!

Retina 40 Years Logos final

Please join us in welcoming Retina Associates of Kentucky as a Flush sponsor to A Signal Affair, being held tonight at the Lyric Theatre in Lexington!

Retina Associates has been supporting Radio Eye and reading services since 2009.

Please also join me in congratulating them on their 40th anniversary! They’ve been caring for patients with disorder of the retina, macula or vitreous since 1977!

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Thank you, University of Kentucky Federal Credit Union!

Thank you so much to the University of Kentucky Federal Credit Union for sponsoring A Signal Affair, on October 6th! This is their second time sponsoring the event, and we appreciate their support so much.

The University of Kentucky Federal Credit Union has been a trusted financial institution in the Bluegrass area for 80 years. We are more than just a name, we are your trusted community partner.

Thank you, again!

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