Director of National Collaboration and Engagement
This position is responsible for two strategic initiatives of Prevent Blindness- leadership of the Center for Vision and Population Health (CVPH) and the newly forming A.S.P.E.C.T. patient engagement program. In 2018, Prevent Blindness established the CVPH with the goal to elevate the role for vision and eye health in attaining a high quality of life. The CVPH is a national technical assistance and policy resource center for advancing vision and eye health from a population health perspective.
The Center carries out the critical role of:
▪convening national experts in vision and primary health, key government agency representatives, researchers, advocates from key populations, public health professionals, aging network leaders, business leaders, and foundation experts;
▪collaborating with community, state, and national stakeholders to disseminate and implement best-practices, sound policies, and reduce vision health inequities; and
▪supporting state-level programs by delivering technical support and evidencebased interventions.
The CVPH is an established entity led by a dynamic expert advisory committee. This position would ensure that the vision and eye health needs of the target population are identified, manage ongoing communication among critical stakeholders, and engage experts to move the vision and eye health agenda forward.
Additional information about the CVPH can be found at https://www.preventblindness.org/center-for-vision-and-populationhealth. 50% of the Director’s time would be spent managing the CVPH.
The second program area this position oversees is a newly developing patient engagement program called A.S.P.E.C.T. This program will recruit Allies- individuals who are at risk of, or care for someone with vision loss, as well as Patients who have experienced vision loss
due to a chronic eye disease. The program will develop these individuals to understand, discuss, guide others, and guide treatment interventions at local and national levels. The program name- A.S.P.E.C.T.- is an acronym for the outcomes to be nurtured in participants: Advocacy, Support, Perspective, Education, Communication, and Training.
This position will oversee the program planning committee, curriculum development and testing, participant selection, program implementation, promotion, and evaluation. 40% of the Director’s time would be spent on the activities related to this program.
The Director will work in partnership with Prevent Blindness staff to guide policy planning in areas that will influence the program objectives managed by the position and to ensure proper resource development to support the programs for the remaining portion of time allocated (10%).
Chicago or DC area
11 Feb 2020
01 Mar 2020
11 May 2020
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter indicating programmatic interests, experience highlights, a description of your preferred leadership/mentoring style, salary requirements, and a resume or curriculum vitae in a single pdf file to Sharon Norton, Manager of Administrative Services for Prevent Blindness at firstname.lastname@example.org by March 1, 2020.
Prevent Blindness is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse staff.