Executive Director Search
The Lighthouse of Broward is seeking candidates to apply for Executive Director. The successful candidate will be an entrepreneurial, strategic and results-driven leader building on existing initiatives as well as developing new opportunities for sustainable growth consistent with our mission. The Lighthouse is a Charity Navigator 4 Star Charity and GuideStar Gold organization. Dr. Elly du Pré is retiring after 11 ½ years with the Lighthouse and a 45-year career in services to people who are blind or visually impaired. The Lighthouse has a strong collaborative presence in local, State and national community health and social welfare services, a dynamic management team and professional staff, and a sound infrastructure of governance and accountability. A minimum of five year’s successful experience in an administrative or supervisory position and a track record of effectively leading a nonprofit agency or for-profit business of similar size and complexity is required. Some experience working within the blindness field and/or basic knowledge of Medicare and/or healthcare reimbursement rules is a plus. An advanced degree in Management, Social Work, Healthcare, Education, or related helping profession is preferred. See below for more information and to download the job description:
Please send your cover letter and résumé directly to the search committee by November 15, 2016 at:
Press Release – For Immediate Release
Fort Lauderdale, FL -- August 16, 2016 -- Lighthouse of Broward’s board of directors is announcing that Dr. Elly du Pré has decided to retire at the end of December, 2016.
“Elly has been a very effective leader, creating a team of top professionals in the field of vision rehabilitation who provide creative, high quality programs to persons of all ages, birth to over 100 years old,” said Board President Daniel Trottman. “During her eleven and a half year tenure, both existing and new programs received high commendations, culminating in 4 Star Charity Navigator rating, Gold Star GuideStar designation and full accreditation from National Accreditation Council for Blind and Low Vision Services.” The board will recognize Dr. du Pré’s service to the organization at the Lighthouse of Broward’s signature, by invitation only event, Dining in the Dark, this October.
The board is starting the arduous process of selecting the new executive director to continue the organization’s history of progress and responsiveness to the needs of people of all ages who are blind or visually impaired.
“I am very proud, happy and grateful to have worked at the Lighthouse of Broward since June, 2005,” du Pré said. The Lighthouse is a very special place and I am so glad to have been able to work with the board, staff, clients and countless other people in Broward County, the State and the nation because of my role here.”
ABOUT LIGHTHOUSE OF BROWARD-- Founded in 1973, Lighthouse of Broward County, the only agency in Broward County offering vision rehabilitation and training for individuals who are blind/visually impaired, has grown into a nationally accredited, full-service agency serving more than 2,400 blind/visually impaired babies, children, teens, working age adults and seniors annually. Funding is provided in part by Florida Department of Education, Division of Blind Services and the State of Florida, and United Way of Broward County. The remaining funding is through the generous support of private donors and foundations.