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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 (non-exempt)
  • This position is full-time, on site in Boston, MA
  • About the position: The Production Coordinator for Education Services is involved in all aspects of educational production services at National Braille Press, primarily the creation of standardized tests and textbooks in braille. Working closely with the revenue/operations team, the Production Coordinator for Education Services implements systems to maintain, expand, and improve the delivery of high-quality educational materials in braille.

Major Areas of Responsibility include but are not limited to:

COORDINATION:

  • Function as the primary recipient and coordinator of files for each work order, from external and internal entities. Prepare any additional materials required by departments on the production floor.
  • Adhere to a dynamic production schedule and troubleshooting problems that may adversely affect the timeliness of order fulfillment.
  • Review, implement and adjust the production schedule as necessary.
  • Communicate with all subdivisions of production department to ensure quality control procedures and expectations are met.

DATABASE MAINTENANCE AND DATA ENTRY:

  • Review incoming sales orders and adjust as required by the scope of the work.
  • Review specifications, operations, and materials to release to production, ensuring that information is clear, concise, and consistent.
  • Complete production-related data entry and complete final closing of work in our database.

MINIMUM JOB REQUIREMENTS:

  • Communication and Prioritization: This job demands strong time management skills, excellent interpersonal communication, and the ability to manage multiple, competing deadlines.
  • Project Management: The coordinator must pay strong attention to detail and be a tactful negotiator, well-organized, flexible, calm under pressure and good at delegating work.
  • Travel: Airline travel (1-2 times per year) is required.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor's Degree required. Work experience in a similar role in production work flow or project management is required.

Please send a cover letter and resume detailing how your previous work experience supports this role to jsheridan@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)
  • Vice President of Development and Major Gifts
  • This position is full-time, hours 8:30am to 5:00pm, on site in Boston, MA.
  • About the position: The Development Associate will work closely with a four-person development team that raises over one million dollars for braille literacy so that blind children and adults have the opportunity to read. The Associate will report directly to the Vice President of Development and Major Gifts. This position will be responsible for gift processing, financial reporting and reconciling with the Accounting office. He/she will also coordinate the administrative needs of the development office and assist in all mailings, special events and project logistics.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Gift Processing
  • Database entry, reporting and maintenance
  • Financial reporting, including daily transaction reports, monthly reports and progress reports
  • Donor recognition and acknowledgments
  • Execution of direct mail solicitations, newsletters, event invitations and other mailings
  • ePhilanthropy support including the implementation of online communications such as the E-Newsletter, online appeals and e-mail blasts
  • Support with events and the annual A Million Laughs for Literacy Gala
  • Maintenance of paper donor records-corporate, foundation and individual
  • Assist with volunteer program
  • Back up support for front desk/receptionist duties and tours of NBP
  • Call donors to update personal and financial information
  • Other administrative and logistical support as needed
    • EXPERIENCE & SKILLS
    • Exceptional time / project management
    • Strong database/eCRM knowledge specifically in Hubspot or other donor management systems.
    • Must have exceptional attention to detail
    • Experience with reporting and report analysis
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point.
    • Thorough with numbers including budget and financial information
    • Can exercise initiative, and be accountable while working on multiple projects simultaneously
    • Ability to work independently
    • Excellent interpersonal skills
    • Prior knowledge of development and marketing principles and strategies a plus
    • Willingness to work in a fast-paced, results-oriented environment
    • Associate's or Bachelor's degree 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.

      ADDITIONAL HOURS/TRAVEL
    • 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.

    To apply: send resume and cover letter to Joseph M. Quintanilla, Vice President of Development and Major Gifts at jquintanilla@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.