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Seeking New Office Manager – Lexington Office

Radio Eye seeks a dedicated, detail-oriented Office Manager responsible for ensuring the smooth operation of its office and studios.

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 and other media. Visit our website (www.radioeye.org) to find out more.

Salary: $12.00 – $14.00/hour, commensurate with experience

Status: Full-time

Hours: 37.5 hours a week, 7:30am – 3:30pm Monday-Friday, with occasional weekends

Benefits: Health, dental, and vision insurance, paid vacation, sick time, and holidays

Required Qualifications

  • Warm and friendly demeanor
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Self-starter; able to work well without much supervision after training
  • 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 learn automation system
  • Computer/tech savvy (able to fix or troubleshoot minor problems, with the help of tech support)
  • Proficient at Microsoft Office suite – especially Word and Excel
  • Able to pass a reading audition
  • Able to prioritize competing job tasks
  • Able to keep calm in stressful situations
  • Able to empathize with blind & print-disabled persons who need help to access printed materials

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ability to read and understand spoken Spanish
  • Knowledge of Kentucky geography and communities

POSITION DESCRIPTION

Supervise the Studio

  • Volunteers
    • Orientation, audition, selection, and training/on-boarding of new volunteers
    • Manage volunteer schedule – permanent and substitute readers, control board operators, etc.
    • Maintain volunteer email group
    • Liaise with Louisville studio on volunteer assignments
    • Update volunteers on new policies and procedures, and solicit their feedback on their volunteer experience
    • Coordinate background checks for new volunteers
  • Programming
    • Maintain program bins & all subscriptions. Let the Executive Director or Program Director know when subscriptions are missing/expired
    • Listen to the program streams throughout the day, with an ear out for problems (silence, etc.)
    • Become proficient on recording and automation equipment
    • Act in case of equipment failure (by calling tech support, alerting Executive Director, etc.).
    • Learn usual fixes for ongoing or recurring issues, and implement them when needed
    • Prepare playlists in the absence of Program Director
    • Ensure all programs for the day are read
    • Fill in for missing readers and control board operators, during the week & on the weekend
    • Check recorded programs before they air, and fix issues (volume, silences, etc.)

Office Duties

  • Answer the phone and door. Receive visitors and deal with inquiries
  • Take and pick up mail from box
  • Receive, process and test returned radios
  • Process listener applications
  • Arrange delivery of radios to listeners – SCA and internet
  • Update/maintain the database
  • Anticipate the need for office supplies and other inventory. Let the Executive Director know what supplies are needed
  • Report problems with lighting, heating and a/c, etc. to Executive Director and library staff
  • Sign for packages, as needed
  • Update Radio Eye forms, as needed

Social Media

  • Schedule social media posts for Facebook and Twitter
  • Answer messages on Facebook and Twitter

Volunteer Committees

  • Work with the volunteer committees to complete tasks
  • Attend committee meetings
  • Take minutes at committee meetings

E-mail resumes and cover letters to careers@radioeye.org.

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

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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!

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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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