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59th Annual Convention of the NFB of Missouri

Anywhere and Everywhere on Zoom

March 26-28, 2021

 

The last day to register is March 10, 2021

For more information and/or to register please go to our

State Convention Page

 


Job Announcement

 

Position Title: Program Coordinator

The National Federation of the Blind of Missouri, Mission BEAM (Blindness Education Advocacy & Mentoring) is looking for an energetic person to coordinate monthly activities for blind and visually impaired youth ages 14 – 21 to enhance their experiences in learning about alternatives to blindness in daily living, education, self-advocacy, vocational opportunities, and preparing for employment. The program coordinator will be responsible for recruiting, training, and supervising mentors and mentees.

 

Education:

  • BA in education, business, or related field or equivalent experience.

 

Must have knowledge/experience in:

  • Working with blind and visually impaired youth 14-21 years of age (high school).

  • The use of alternative techniques used by blind and visually impaired persons in their daily living.

  • Using blind accessible computer software and other adaptive technology for the blind.

  • The use of white cane techniques.

 

Must be able to:

  • Travel independently within the state of Missouri.

  • Demonstrate good oral and written communication skills.

  • Organize, plan, and present activities to blind and visually impaired individuals.

  • Meet with blind or visually impaired youth monthly through zoom, by telephone, or in person.

  • Lead monthly check-ins with mentors.

  • Work an average of 20 hours per week.

  • Perform other tasks as needed.

 

To apply please send your resume to NFB of Missouri president, Shelia Wright at sbwright95@gmail.com.

Note: References and additional information may be requested later.

 


The National Federation of the Blind of Missouri is extremely proud to welcome the Ivanhoe Chapter, our newest chapter in the Kansas City area.

 


COVID-19

During this time of the international COVID-19 crises we at the National Federation of the Blind of Missouri would like to assist our members and friends in anyway that we can. That said, we have created a page of resources that could help to alleviate some of the physical, psychological and emotional burdens that this crises may have caused.  Be safe and know that you are not alone.

COVID-19 Resource Page

 


The National Federation of the Blind knows that blindness is not the characteristic that defines you or your future. Every day we raise the expectations of blind people, because low expectations create obstacles between blind people and our dreams. You can live the life you want; blindness is not what holds you back.

 

Our Pledge

I pledge to participate actively in the effort of the National Federation of the Blind to achieve equality, opportunity, and security for the blind; to support the policies and programs of the Federation; and to abide by its constitution.