Happy new year! “Dots and Dashes” is a short newsletter featuring a variety of topics and ACB stories. This issue features information about a job opening at the ACB national office, the Advocacy Update podcasts, a career fair for legally blind job seekers, and AAPD’s partnership with Coca-Cola to create summer internships for students and recent graduates with disabilities.
ACB Seeks Development Director
The American Council of the Blind (ACB) is seeking a full-time Director of Development to work in its national office in Alexandria, VA. The Director of Development will report to the Executive Director and work in conjunction with the ACB team in the areas of fundraising, resource development, and public relations.
To learn more about this position and how to apply, please visit: https://acb.org/vacancy-announcement-director-development
NIB Sponsors Career Fair
National Industries for the Blind is sponsoring a virtual career fair for legally blind job seekers. It will be held on Thursday, January 16th, from noon - 2 p.m. Eastern.
Have a Coke – and a Job
AAPD is partnering with Coca-Cola to launch a Summer Internship Program for students and recent graduates with disabilities at Coca-Cola’s Atlanta, GA and Washington, D.C. offices.
We are seeking college students and recent graduates with disabilities in those areas who are looking to gain hands-on professional experience at Coca-Cola to help advance their career goals and who are committed to increasing diversity, inclusion, and disability empowerment in the workplace. In addition to the internship placement, each participant will be provided with a living stipend, will travel to Washington, D.C. for orientation, and will be matched with a mentor who will assist them with their career goals.
If you are a college student or recent graduate with a disability, you are strongly encouraged to apply. The application deadline is January 31, 2020. To apply, visit https://aapd1995.wufoo.com/forms/2020-cocacola-aapd-summer-internship-program/.
This week on the ACB Advocacy Update, ACB Advocacy and Outreach Specialist Claire Stanley speaks with Stacy Cervenka from the American Foundation for the Blind (AFB). ACB and AFB are working together to encourage Congress to include language in the 2020 surface transportation bill that would positively affect the transportation rights and access for blind and visually impaired Americans. Listen via your favorite podcast player, or online at http://acbradio.org/acb-advocacy-update-1-9-20. To read the transcript of this podcast, visit https://acb.org/ACB-Advocacy-Update-Transcript-1-9-20.