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Be a part of a change-making, mission-driven team. The CVI Center is taking bold steps to tackle the leading cause of childhood blindness, CVI. Based in the brain, CVI is misunderstood and underdiagnosed. We're partnering with leading experts and taking an innovative, whole-child, and research-based approach. We are looking for a talented, motivated, and passionate professional to help us share our story with the world. As our CVI Project Coordinator, you will play a key role in turning our vision into a reality and changing the lives of children and families across the country and, ultimately, worldwide.

You will work the CVI Center team assisting in the support and implementation of CVI assessments, the creation of environmental and materials adaptations, and by providing consultations to staff and educational programming for Perkins students with CVI on and off campus programs. You will assist in the creation of content for the Perkins CVI NOW website, and provide training both virtually and in person, for school districts, online conferences, and at professional conferences. 

Essential Duties, Responsibilities, and Expectations include the following: 

  • Assists in the support and implementation of CVI assessments for students both on and off campus

  • Assists in implementing consistent and effective project completion related to the Perkins CVI Initiatives, as well as supporting day to day CVI Center  activities on and off campus.

  • Assists in completion of projects and activities related to CVI assessment, medical file review, parent interviewing, and report writing. 

  • Assists in the execution of projects and activities related to the continued engagement of families, low vision clinic staff, ophthalmologist and neurologist and referral agencies who collaborate for diagnosis and service to students with CVI on and off campus. 

  • Assists in the execution of projects and activities related to new initiatives and new collaboration opportunities around CVI. This includes helping with the development and trials of the Perkins CVI Protocol, and the development of the Perkins CVI Repository.

  • Assists in the execution of projects and activities related to the efficiencies in the assessment and implementation of CVI supports in programs, classrooms and residences. 

  • Assists in providing lecture and online CVI content for parent and staff training, as well as presenting at conferences.

  • Assist in identifying, mitigating and resolving project issues and risks to on-time assessment and support project delivery. 

  • Provides regular project updates to the CVI team and Superintendent acting as a primary resource for information and initial point of program contact. 

  • Contact educational and medical team members to develop schedules for assessments. Contacts families for parent interviews. Contact families and school districts for testing permissions using telephone, written correspondence, and email.

  • Responsible for attending meetings and preparing and sharing CVI assessment and programming information. Prepare and send reports and consult correspondence.

  • Cultivates strong inter- and intra-departmental relationships.

  • Performs other related duties and tasks as assigned. 

Knowledge and Skills

  • Initial understanding of CVI. Willing to increase their knowledge in CVI through more extensive training. 

  • Comfortable with and capable of talking with parents, Perkins
    staff, school district representatives, outside agencies and others who support the student with CVI. 

  • Ability to work with small groups of staff members on team-based projects.

  • Ability to manage electronic data using databases and spreadsheets.

  • Excellent organizational skills.

  • Ability to work across multiple job levels and organizational boundaries.

  • Flexible, able to adapt to change within a fast paced environment.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • Understanding of school systems including educational programs for students, data collection, and organization structure and function.

  • Enthusiasm for CVI and support of Perkins’ educational programs and services, the school’s philosophy and culture.

  • Strong interpersonal skills, energy, and initiative.

  • Understanding of the sensitivity of information and the ability to handle confidential information. 


To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Understanding the assessment of student with multiple disabilities and CVI

  • Competencies using the CVI Assessment tools 

  • 2 years of experience working as a TVI, assessing students who are impacted by CVI with and without multiple disabilities using the CVI Assessment tools is preferred

Education and/or Experience 

  • Preference given to candidates with a Master's in TVI or commitment to acquire certification within 2 academic years

  • 5 year experience in the field is preferred

  • Experience with students with ocular and cortical/cerebral visual impairments.

E_mail: [email protected]

Phone: 617-972-7472

Cert: Any Certification

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