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Careers at National Braille Press

Strong benefits of employment at NBP include: compelling literacy mission, great colleagues, down-to-earth working environment, accessible location near Symphony Hall, and good compensation package.

National Braille Press is an internationally recognized and growing nonprofit braille publisher and printer with $5 million from publications sales, charitable donations, and job shop revenues.

Available Positions

  • FULL TIME (exempt)
  • This position is full-time, on site in Boston, MA
  • Reports to Vice President of Development and Major Gifts
  • About the position: The Grants Manager will work closely with the Development team, Marketing and the President to implement a comprehensive fundraising plan as it pertains to foundations, corporations, and government grants. This position will be charged with raising $400,000 annually and will contribute to overall fundraising strategy for the department and program concepts for NBP.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Articulate NBP's mission, values, and programs in writing and verbally.
  • Research and identify sources of funding in the US and internationally.
  • Write letters of inquiry, concept papers, grant proposals, reports, and end-of-year letters for foundation, public, and corporate prospects.
  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships with foundations and corporations, including face-to-face meetings and presentations when needed.
  • Develop a collaborative and productive partnership across the organization and utilize organizational data for presentation, including program budgets, grant reports, and budgets
  • Develop and implement fundraising strategies; achieve budgeted goals for foundation, grant, corporate and government support.

EXPECTATIONS OF THE POSITION:

  • Superior organization skills and timeline oriented
  • Excellent written, verbal and proofreading skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively and independently
  • Strategic thinker
  • Attentive to detail
  • Demonstrated grant fundraising experience
  • Proficient in MS Office and Excel; familiarity with grant databases such as Foundation Center Online, Candid, and Philanthropy Massachusetts and other research techniques
  • Experience with HubSpot CRM or other donor management systems a plus.

SECONDARY DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Special projects as assigned, e.g. helping the department with special events
  • Perform related duties as required

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience.
  • 3+ years of writing, grant writing and/or Development experience
  • Exceptional verbal, written, and interpersonal skills
  • Strong organizational and research skills
  • Experience writing public/government grants a plus

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • Much of the time will be working in an office setting. The position will also have to do some lifting of supplies and materials up to 25 lbs. on occasion.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

  • The position will be required to attend evening and weekend events from time to time and may be required to travel by plane, with occasional overnight stay.

Candidates will be required to submit two writing samples for review.

Submit a cover letter and resume detailing your interest and experience to Joe Quintanilla at jquintanilla@nbp.org. No recruiters and no phone calls, please.

  • FULL TIME (non-exempt)
  • This position is full-time, on site in Boston, MA
  • About the position: National Braille Press is seeking a self-motivated and organized individual to work in the sales department of a small, well-established braille publishing company in Boston, Massachusetts. Responsibilities include data entry, customer service, maintaining spreadsheets and information, and other administrative duties. Knowledge of PC and Microsoft Word/Excel required. This is a full-time position in a demanding and fast-paced production environment.

Major Areas of Responsibility include but are not limited to:

  • Data entry, including creating parts, customer orders and work orders.
  • Communicate job specific information to and from the client and Production while updating any necessary specifications and/or documentation.
  • File transfer via SFTP, Sharefile, and Dropbox, including maintenance of log-ins and passwords.
  • Field incoming education sales inquiries via phone call, email, and fax.
  • Conduct weekly follow-ups with education clients on quoted and potential jobs.
  • Send tracking information for all shipped packages at the end of each day.
  • Document preparation, research, managing schedules and spreadsheets, and compiling data.
  • Schedule internal meetings with staff and external meetings with clients.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree required.
  • Overnight travel is required to attend and exhibit at conferences/conventions as needed, both locally, nationally and possibly internationally.
  • Strong organizational and MS Office/computer skills.
  • Ability to work independently in a fast paced environment.
  • Accurate attention to detail.
  • Must have a driver's license.
  • The ability to lift 30 pound boxes to a height of 3-4 feet.

Submit a cover letter and resume detailing your interest and experience to Nicole Noble at nnoble@nbp.org. No recruiters and no phone calls, please.

  • FULL TIME (non-exempt)
  • Reports to: Vice President of Operations
  • This position is full-time, on site in Boston, MA.
  • About the position: National Braille Press is seeking a reliable and energetic individual to work as a braille transcriber, converting print texts, including books, magazines, and other print material into braille, large print, and other accessible formats.

    A transcriber is detail-oriented, organized, logical, and possesses excellent concentration. He/she understands the subtleties of guideline application, considers the end reader as well as the needs of the client, and makes decisions expeditiously to complete an assignment. This role is critical component in a demanding and fast-paced production environment.

Major Areas of Responsibility include but are not limited to:

  • Transcribe electronic files of print material into braille that is complete, accurate, timely, and formatted according to guidelines set forth by the Braille Authority of North America, National Braille Press standards, and/or to customer specifications.
  • Typeset for title pages, spines, book cards, large-print projects as needed.
  • Operate all relevant machinery and software, including braille translation software, scanners, embossers, plate-embossing-devices, stereotypers, printers, dot knockers, etc.
  • Work with braille proofreaders and prepress support staff to make all necessary corrections to braille material.
  • Provide in-house support and finishing work for material transcribed by outside contracted transcribers.
  • Function as a responsible and reliable employee of the corporation. A transcriber has a clear understanding of our mission statement, and is prepared to effectively represent the company in the general community.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree and 1-3 years of work experience.
  • Excellent command of the English language, spelling, and grammar.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to handle concurrent, multiple job tasks.
  • Well-developed communication and interpersonal skills, demonstrating the ability to pose appropriate questions, gather information, and apply resolutions.
  • Strong working knowledge of PC-based computers and Microsoft Office.
  • Prior knowledge of braille codes is desirable.

Submit a cover letter and resume detailing your interest and experience to Human Resources at hr@nbp.org. No recruiters and no phone calls, please.

  • FULL TIME (non-exempt)
  • Reports to Vice President of Operations
  • This position is full-time, on site in Boston, MA.
  • About the position: National Braille Press is seeking a reliable and energetic individual to work as a braille tactile graphics transcriber, converting print images and diagrams into braille and tactile raised line images.
  • A transcriber is detail-oriented, organized, logical, and possesses excellent concentration. He/she understands the subtleties of guideline application, considers the end reader as well as the needs of the client, and makes decisions expeditiously to complete an assignment. This role is critical in a demanding and fast-paced production environment.

Major Areas of Responsibility include but are not limited to:

  • Utilize electronic files of print images and diagrams to design braille tactile graphics that are complete, accurate, timely, and formatted according to guidelines set forth by the Braille Authority of North America, National Braille Press standards, and/or to customer specifications.
  • Work within design software and collage elements to design and produce digital and physical versions of tactile graphics, adhering to the Guidelines and Standards of Tactile Graphics, 2010, from the Braille Authority of North America.
  • Work with braille proofreaders to create most accessible tactile graphics and prepress support staff to make all necessary corrections to braille material.
  • Operate all relevant machinery and software, including braille translation software, scanners, embossers, and laser cutters to produce tactile graphic elements.
  • Provide support for material transcribed by outside contracted transcribers.
  • Function as a responsible and reliable employee of the corporation. A transcriber has a clear understanding of our mission statement, and is prepared to effectively represent the company in the general community.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree and 1-3 years of work experience.
  • Excellent command of the English language, spelling, and grammar.
  • Strong working knowledge of PC-based computers and Microsoft Office.
  • Excellent command of design software, including but not limited to graphical functions in Word, Corel Draw, and Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Well-developed communication and interpersonal skills, demonstrating the ability to pose appropriate questions, gather information, and apply resolutions.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to handle concurrent, multiple job tasks.
  • Prior knowledge of braille codes is desirable.

Submit a cover letter and resume detailing your interest and experience to Human Resources at hr@nbp.org. No recruiters and no phone calls, please.