Statewide Director of Community Services

Prevent Blindness, Ohio Affliate | Columbus, Ohio


About Prevent Blindness

The Ohio Affiliate of Prevent Blindness (PBO), founded in 1957, is Ohio’s leading volunteer nonprofit public health organization dedicated to prevent blindness and preserve sight. We serve all 88 Ohio counties, providing direct services to more than 1,000,000 Ohioans annually and educating millions of consumers about what they can do to protect and preserve their precious gift of sight. PBO is governed by a statewide Board of Directors, has a staff of 17 and an annual budget of approximately $1.5 million. In addition to the state office in Columbus, PBO has Chapter offices in Cleveland, Toledo, Dayton and Cincinnati. PBO is an affiliate of Prevent Blindness America, the country’s second-oldest national voluntary health organization. 

Job Summary

The Director of Community Services provides expertise, leadership and oversight to public health programming aimed at preventing the 50% of vision loss in Ohio that is needless.  This is accomplished through partnerships and providing tools and training that enhance existing systems of care to help children succeed in school, workers be more productive and seniors be independent and mobile for a lifetime.

Reports To

President & CEO


The Director of Community Services provides leadership to all aspects of sight saving programs and services statewide including programmatic planning, managing, delivering, evaluating and reporting including:

  • Vision Screening Training and Certification
  • Vision Care Outreach Program – matches donated eye care services with people in need
  • Partnerships with government, social service, health care professional, education organizations and others with an aim to improve systems of eye care
  • Staffing Community Services, Advocacy and Eye Safety volunteer committees
  • Public policy advocacy at state and national levels

The Director of Community Services is a member of the Senior Management Team, reports to the CEO and supervises 3.5 FTE’s, 3 subcontractors.


Minimum of 5-8 years’ professional experience, bachelor’s degree (master’s degree preferred) and verifiable track record of successful results in nonprofit public health program development, advocacy, marketing and implementation.   Strong leadership, management and training/presentation skills, including the ability to work effectively with volunteers and external stakeholders required.  Knowledge of community resources, systems and networks. Experience in evaluating program opportunities and managing program deliverables according to requirements of private funders, state and federal government grantors. Position requires flexibility of schedule to accommodate needs of the organization.  Approximately 30% statewide travel (vast majority are day trips) requires reliable automobile and a valid Ohio driver’s license.


  • Salary Range: negotiable, based on experience
  • Incentive/Cash Bonus Program
  • 403(b) defined retirement program with 140% company match on 2nd anniversary
  • Employer-supported Health Savings Account for employee Health/Dental coverage.
  • Flexible, tax-deferred benefits program.
  • Liberal vacation and holidays -- 3 weeks vacation, 2 personal days, 10 paid holidays.

How to Apply

Respond to:

Sherry Williams/Prevent Blindness, Ohio Affiliate/1500 West Third Avenue,

Suite 200/Columbus, OH  43212  614-464-2020   Fax:  614-481-9670


Prevent Blindness, Ohio Affliate