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Guide Dogs of Texas, located in sunny San Antonio, has a rare opening for a Director of Training! Join a dedicated team providing guide dog mobility to Texans with visual impairments. A successful candidate will help shape the organization going forward by supervising the small staff in all programs from breeding and puppy raising to formal training, apprentice training and client services.
This position reports directly to the CEO. It’s a great opportunity for an experienced Instructor to utilize their leadership skills, while giving blind Texans access to high quality guide dog mobility and community-based training. Previous experience as a Training Director is not necessary, but you must be a certified Guide Dog Mobility Instructor from an IGDF accredited organization with an excellent understanding of the field. Guide Dogs of Texas offers a generous holiday and paid-time-off plan. Travel within Texas is necessary to supervise and develop ‘satellite’ instructors.
For more information please contact Sandy at email@example.com or at the office at 210-366-4081 ext 4310.
Join a great team to fulfill a mission of training specially selected and bred pups to become life-changing guides for Texans who are blind. Guide Dogs of Texas is a growing non-profit organization located in San Antonio, TX that offers the freedom and independence of Guide Dog mobility. The Guide Dog Mobility Instructor (GDMI) will assess guide dogs in the puppy program, train their string of guide dogs, match those guide dogs with applicants, and train the guide dogs and clients together. Team training may occur in a variety of settings. The GDMI will also conduct in-home mobility assessments with Guide Dog applicants. GDMIs support and shape client teams from placement to retirement of the dog. Additionally, the GDMI, along with every other staff member at GDTX, plays a vital and active role in developing volunteers, donors, and the community at large.
The qualified candidate for this exciting opportunity will demonstrate empathy for visually impaired individuals, excellent knowledge and skills, and a passion for enriching their lives through the help of a guide dog. Having good communication skills to work with a variety of volunteers, staff, and clients is helpful. Must have current drivers license and be willing to travel around the state of Texas assisting visually impaired individuals. Relocation to satellite centers in Texas may be required in the future. Orientation and Mobility Certification, Deaf-Blind training experience, and Spanish language skills desirable. Please direct inquiries to Sarah Mumme Director of Training, GDMI, (210) 366-4081 ext. 4319 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Guide Dogs of Texas provides quality guide dogs for Texans who are visually impaired to increase their freedom, mobility and independence. We are committed to personalized service and lifelong dedication to our clients and their guide dogs.
The vision of Guide Dogs of Texas is to serve all Texans who are visually impaired and who would benefit from the use of a guide dog.
The internship program offers the opportunity for college students to spend 12 weeks working and expanding their professional development, particularly in event planning, marketing, presentations, social media, standard office work and projects, and in addition will be working with the dogs and volunteers of our organization. Eligible candidates must be able to multi-task in a dynamic environment, have great communication skills, and demonstrate a high level of resourcefulness. Along the way, GDTX will engage you in activities that define and distinguish the organization culturally as well as introduce you to the important work of non-profits.
Intern will work out of the San Antonio Office located at 1503 Allena Dr.
Hours: Must reach 10 each week Mon – Fri between 8 am – 2 pm
We are seeking motivated and responsible college students or young professionals looking to gain experience working with a nonprofit. Prior interning experience is not a requirement, but we do require you to have a strong work ethic and willingness to learn. A candidate should have an interest in Guide Dogs of Texas and have basic knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel. A potential intern should be comfortable working independently but also working with a team and a supervisor.
Attire/Dress Code Casual– GDTx branded when at events
Compensation This is an unpaid internship. Internship will be used to gain course credit.
Reports to Director of Development, Peggy Cervera
Submit resumes to email@example.com; or fax 210-366-4082 attn: Peggy.