Assistant Director, College Success@Perkins

Reporting to the Director of College Success, the assistant director will be a crucial member of the leadership team for this groundbreaking initiative. The College Success program is a national initiative to identify and address systemic barriers leading to low rates of college completion for students who learn with blindness or visual impairment. Compass: A College

Success@Perkins Program, is a direct service program that supports high school students, and their educational team, who aspire to attend college, to better understand the demands of college, to learn about other post secondary options and timelines, and to develop a plan to prepare for life after high school. Through shared learning experiences, coaching, guided self-reflection and goal setting, Compass is creating solutions to low college graduation rates for these students. The Assistant Director of College Success, through program development, support and direct service, will help to implement these strategies and actions to further this national initiative.


-At least five years of related experience and work experience in on-going educational, vocational, pre-college, and/or gap year programs.
-Experience teaching students who are blind, visually impaired and/or have other disabilities is highly relevant. Preference will be given to previously, or currently, certified Teachers of the Visually Impaired.
-A master’s degree in education, human services, rehabilitation counseling, vision rehabilitation therapy, orientation and mobility, special education, or related field preferred.
Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and professionally, both orally and in writing.
-Skilled in use of key software applications including GoogleSuite, Microsoft Office, and Zoom.
-Knowledge of key issues in and best practices for addressing and supporting diversity, equity and inclusion
-Knowledge of the impact and systemic causes of ableism and its impact on living and learning with a disability

Orientation and Mobility Specialist
Teacher of the Visually Impaired
Vision Rehabilitation Therapist
Assistive Technology Specialist
Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor (Vision)
Leslie Thatcher
College Success@Perkins Perkins School for the Blind