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 vision.
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 access 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.
Working in the department of Access, Belonging, Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity (“ABIDE”) and reporting to the Vice President of Human Resources, the Director of Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity will work closely with the Director of Access and Belonging, as well as all departments of APH, to provide strategic action and daily operational leadership on all inclusion, diversity, and equity policies, programs, and practices. The role will be a trusted partner to the organization for implementing initiatives that ensure a diverse and inclusive workforce and company culture. This position will provide thought leadership, perspective, and vision that champion APH’s core values and mission.
Major Duties and Responsibilities
- inclusion, diversity, and equity (IDE) programs.
- with the Director of Access and Belonging for the evolution of the APH strategy.
- inclusion, diversity, and equity goals. Continually monitor and analyze the effectiveness of programs and the overall impact on company culture.
Education, Training, and Experience Requirements
- Bachelor’s Degree. Master’s Degree Preferred.
- Minimum of five years of progressive experience in developing solutions and implementing strategies with focus on access and belonging resource efforts in an organization with diverse constituencies. Experience performing the duties described below may substitute for the education requirement on a yearly basis.
- Experience supporting historically underserved populations and people from diverse backgrounds is strongly preferred.
- Experience leading initiatives around IDE is strongly preferred.
- Demonstrated knowledge of the ADA and Section 504 of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and all amendments, arts access programs, and issues.
- Comfort level and experience in collaborating with and influencing both front-line staff and senior leadership teams; galvanize others into action around building more accessible and inclusive environments.
- Highly organized, self-motivated, and able to work independently as well as within a team with a high level of professionalism, personal integrity, and dependability.
- Ability to work in a cross-functional environment in a highly collaborative manner.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to influence all levels of the organization and our community partners.
- Highly effective strategic thinker with the ability to clearly and concisely articulate complex ideas, unique concepts, and proposals to internal teams, peers, and leadership.
- Excellent interpersonal skills and partnership focus. Proven ability to build trusting relationships and impact, influence, and collaborate with all levels of the organization and other key stakeholders.
- Must be a creative, analytical, intuitive, logical, and visionary thinker.
- Demonstrated experience translating vision into strategy.
- Experience leveraging data and analytics to develop insights and drive decision-making.
- Willing to travel occasionally to conferences and seminars.
Compensation and Benefits
$75,000– $95,000 | Salary is negotiable based upon experience.
Benefits include but are not limited to:
How to Apply
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.