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Do You Want to be a Director of a Braille-Related Nonprofit?

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SACRAMENTO BRAILLE TRANSCRIBERS INC

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Sacramento Braille Transcribers, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that is passionate about producing high quality, affordable braille. Sacramento Braille Transcribers, Inc. (SBT) transcribes and produces a wide variety of projects into braille, from textbooks to menus, from newsletters to picture books for the blind.


Braille is very relevant, even in the digital age. Without literacy a person wouldn’t know how to spell or how to use proper grammar or punctuation. Shockingly only 1 out of 10 Americans who are blind can read braille.


There is a shortage of easily accessible, affordable, high quality braille in the USA. SBT wants to broaden its reach by producing even more braille material, so that the blind can lead independent lives and so that we can create more jobs in the field of braille production.


SBT has been around for the past 63 years, but we are in an exciting phase of going digital: we recently switched to a paperless office, we now use cloud-based software and file storage, and we are in the process of creating our first website.


Even though we’ve been around for decades, we have the zest of a start-up, because we are renovating how we do business. One big change is that we are switching from being 100% volunteer run to paying our braille transcribers for their skills and expertise. These big changes require input from knowledgeable and experienced Board members like you.


If you have a passion for marketing, fundraising, employment law, nonprofit law, or experience in CIO/IT setup , then we would love to hear from you. Knowledge of braille is not required, but we would love for you to have an interest in learning about the braille industry.


We are looking to add two more Directors who ideally live in Northern California. We look forward to hearing from you.

Responsibilities for Board of Directors at SBT

Purpose: Advise, direct, and oversee policy for the Sacramento Braille Transcribers, Inc. (SBT) in support of the organization’s mission and growth.


Mission statement: SBT’s mission is to provide the highest quality transcription, embossing, and binding of printed material into braille and related activities to an underserved community.

Major Responsibilities for the Board as a Whole:

  • To direct & advance the start-up phase in your area of expertise, i.e. marketing, fundraising...
  • To provide organizational leadership and advice
  • To provide guidance in SBT finances, budget, and financial/resource needs
  • To oversee program planning and evaluation
  • To evaluate personnel and staff development
  • To help communicate and promote SBT’s mission and programs to the community
  • To attend and participate in the Board meetings and the occasional Members’ meetings

Length of Term:

We are asking Directors to commit to a two year term that would end in May 2023, with the option to run for another term.

Deadline to apply is Friday, April 16, 2021.

To apply, please email your resume and three professional references to Elizabeth Symington at sbt@sacbraille.com. Zoom interviews will take place April 19-30.

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About SACRAMENTO BRAILLE TRANSCRIBERS INC

Location:

2791 24TH STREET ROOM 8, SACRAMENTO, CA 95818, US

Mission Statement

The Sacramento Braille Transcribers’ mission is to produce high quality, affordable braille and tactile images.

Description

For 62 years, the Sacramento Braille Transcribers, Inc. has helped people get access to material in braille, large print and tactile images. We have transcribed math textbooks, complete with tactile images of venn diagrams. We have produced the California State Library’s quarterly newsletter in braille. We have made tactile picture books for classics like "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" by Eric Carle. We’ve also transcribed show brochures for musicals, restaurant menus and appliance manuals. We are passionate about producing high quality, affordable braille!

Board Development
Education & Literacy
People with Disabilities

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Marketing & Communications (Mar/Com)
  • Brand Development & Messaging
  • Employment Law
  • Advertising
  • Fundraising
  • IT Consulting

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Meetings and Time Commitment: • SBT has a working board that needs the Board Members to commit 10 hours per month (more or less as needed) to attending meetings and working on behalf of SBT. • The Board of Directors currently meets bimonthly and

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