Vice President of Human Resources
Job Posted: 8 March 2018
Company: The Lighthouse for the Blind, Inc.
Closing Date: 20 April 2018
Location: Seattle, WA

The Organization

Founded in 1918, the Lighthouse for the Blind, Inc. (The Lighthouse) is a private, not-for-profit social enterprise whose mission is to provide employment, support, and training for people who are blind, DeafBlind, and blind with other disabilities. To fulfill its mission of creating opportunities for independence and self-sufficiency for people who are blind, The Lighthouse offers eight training programs and includes an in-house sign language interpreting department to ensure effective communication for DeafBlind employees, staff mobility instructors to teach independent travel with a white cane or dog guide, and over 100 computer workstations adapted for use by visually impaired individuals. Many students have no prior work experience, but once they have completed training on leading- edge assisted technology, they are employed full-time in a world-class manufacturing facility with over $80M in revenue annually.

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Vice President of Human Resources

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer and overseeing a department of 16, the Vice President of Human Resources (VP of HR) will join The Lighthouse Strategic Leadership team during a period of growth that includes expansion to its new South Carolina location. The VP of HR will work collaboratively across departments to ensure that The Lighthouse has the HR infrastructure, policies and procedures, systems, and people in place to accommodate continued growth.

Key areas of focus include:

  • Strategic pipeline development and recruiting
  • Employee relations and safety
  • Organizational effectiveness
  • Human Resources Department Leadership

Read the full position profile here.


Candidates should have a Bachelors’ degree, a minimum of ten years of progressively responsible experience in Human Resources, and a proven record of effective HR leadership, preferably in a manufacturing environment. A Masters’ Degree and/or Human Resources certification is preferred. Successful candidates will bring strong verbal and written communication skills; additional spoken language, American Sign Language, or braille skills are a plus.

To Be Considered

The Lighthouse for the Blind, Inc. is committed to our community, to equal employment opportunity, and to diversity in our workplace. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. Cover letters expressing your passion for the mission and fit for the role should be addressed to Mikkell Jackson Roeland. Please submit your materials online via Waldron’s candidate web portal or email her directly at [email protected].