About Vision To Learn
Vision To Learn is the largest school-based vision care nonprofit in the country. VTL exists to address one basic premise – if you can’t see, you can’t learn. More than 2 million students go to school each day without the glasses they need to see the board, read a book, or participate in class.
Since 2012, Vision To Learn has provided more than 1.5 million vision screenings, 300,000 eye exams and over 240,000 pairs of glasses to kids in need, nationwide. We operate programs in 11 states and are rapidly expanding our work to support kids in communities across the United States. Our growing team in Pennsylvania will help an estimated 24,000 kids throughout the state during the 2021-22 school year.
The Program Coordinator works to support and ensure smooth implementation of Vision To Learn’s program for schools and community-based organizations. The Program Coordinator reports to the District Coordinator and works closely with school staff, community partners, and VTL staff to ensure high-level delivery of our program.
A successful candidate will be passionate, self-motivated, proactive, quick-thinking, flexible, able to pivot when necessary, thorough and able to juggle multiple and diverse responsibilities. This is fast moving position that requires someone who is a proactive problem-solver, able to exercise good judgment, and who possesses superb communication skills.
• Develop and maintain relationships with schools and community partners and explain protocols and procedures to site designee
• Work with site designee to schedule vision screenings and exams for Philadelphia Charter Schools and Metro Philadelphia School Districts
• Maximize program effectiveness through strategic coordination with school partners, understanding school calendars, and leveraging relevant data points
• Coordinate necessary logistics for successful screening and clinic visits including; identifying a space for screenings and day-of screening schedule, distribution and collection of consent forms and other program materials, ensuring there’s a volunteer runner, identifying vehicle parking/electric access location
• Maintain a queue of schools to insert into schedule
· Regular travel to schools to support field staff, ensure high quality program delivery, communicate with school partners, and troubleshoot issues as needed
· Work with school, family, and community partners to coordinate referrals or other follow-up care for patients requiring additional vision care
· Maintain all relevant programmatic data points, including EMR system, tracking spreadsheets, and Basecamp
· Assist with administrative functions as needed, including replacement glasses, check-ins, and mailing glasses
· Field questions and concerns from families as necessary
· Assist in communications, providing local stories, photos, or other highlights as requested
· Other tasks and responsibilities may be assigned as required
· Bachelor’s degree required
· Flexible, creative problem solver who thrives in a fast-paced environment
· Ability to work independently and as part of a team, seamlessly moving between multiple projects
· Experience working in/with school systems preferred
· Strong communication skills and a track record of building relationships across
· Comfortable compiling and working with large data sets, and balancing qualitative and quantitative information
· Ability to lift up to 20 pounds and to exert well-paced mobility for an 8-hour shift including standing, walking, bending, and squatting
· Ability to accept feedback and directions from colleagues and management and learn quickly.
Job Type: Full-time
Hourly Pay: $21 to $23
Vision To Learn is committed to a diverse staff and to a culture that holds equity as a value and a priority. VTL welcomes applicants who bring a variety of perspectives, experiences, and competencies. People of color, women, people with disabilities, and LGBTQIA+ persons are strongly encouraged to apply. VTL is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, creed, color, religion, ethnicity, national origin, party or political affiliation, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any illegal or prohibited factor.
As a direct healthcare provider and to protect the health and well-being of our employees, VTL has implemented best practices for ensuring a clean and safe work environment. Employees will be asked to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination and pass a Department of Justice background check/fingerprinting (LiveScan), child abuse history clearance, TB, and drug test.