The Lakeshore Foundation in Birmingham has current job openings.
Lakeshore Foundation has been a special place for Birmingham since it was founded in the 1970s as a rehabilitation hospital for HealthSouth Corp. It quickly became a leading resource and advocate for individuals with disabilities throughout the community, helping them lead a healthy, active lifestyle. Today, Lakeshore is a key component of the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC), geared toward serving Olympic and Paralympic athletes. A number of athletes trained in Birmingham and competed in the Paralympics in Brazil last month.
In addition to the impact Lakeshore Foundation continues to have in the U.S. Paralympic Games, the organization currently rosters more than 80 youth/adults with varying types of physical disabilities in 13 adapted sports. The foundation offers canoeing, kayaking, tennis, basketball, rugby and an injured military program for people with disabilities. The Lakeshore Foundation also has a research initiative with the University of Alabama at Birmingham to create technological advances that will make life easier for the people it serves.
Damian Veazey, Associate Director of Communications for Lakeshore Foundation, sat down with me last month to discuss the impact of Lakeshore Foundation. “The Lakeshore Foundation gives unique individuals the opportunity to meet people that have a similar condition and can learn from them as well,” Veazey stated. “You can be an everyday member and experience the extensive aquatics center, fitness center, where people merge athletics into recreation like – canoeing, kayaking, tennis, basketball and rugby. We even have a research initiative with UAB to help create innovative technology with wheelchair enhancement; policy and advocacy.”
President of Lakeshore Foundation Jeff Underwood told us, “For any non-profit to be able to successfully pursue its mission, it takes community support. We want to continue to give the community a good reason to support our work – because we’re helping America’s athletes be successful and bringing that positive attention to the community.”
Its Lima Foxtrot program is geared to help injured military members in the community. Since it was initiated in 2006, Lima Foxtrot has served over 1,800 injured servicemen and women and their families, from 46 states and territories. Through Lima Foxtrot these young men and women use lessons from sport and recreation to learn how to pursue life after injury.
If you’d like to be a part of this dynamic professional community, check out the job openings listed below.
Full-time Payroll and Benefits Specialist: The Payroll and Benefits Specialist will support Lakeshore’s vision, mission and goals at all times and will assist the Director of Human Resources and the Controller with various aspects of human resources and accounting services functions, primarily in the areas of payroll administration and employee benefits administration. Please forward resume and letter of interest to Debbie Smith, gro.erohsekal@seibbed. Application Deadline: September 30, 2016.
Full-time Information Technology Specialist: The IT Specialist will support Lakeshore’s vision, mission and goals at all times and will assist the IT Coordinator and will be responsible for assisting with basic IT support for all Lakeshore Foundation staff. Please forward resume and letter of interest to Debbie Smith, gro.erohsekal@seibbed. Application Deadline: October 10, 2016.
Part-time UAB/Lakeshore Research Collaborative Administrative Assistant: Lakeshore Foundation is currently accepting resumes for a part time Administrative Assistant. Position reports to the UAB/Lakeshore Research Collaborative Manager and is responsible for providing administrative support for the Lakeshore Foundation Research department. Resume and letter of interest should be forwarded to Debbie Smith at Lakeshore Foundation, gro.erohsekal@seibbed.
Part-time Lifeguards: Lakeshore is accepting applications for part-time lifeguards. Hours vary, but could include daytime, evening and weekend shifts. Lifeguards may be asked to assist with swim classes for adults with physical disabilities and children with physical disabilities ages 2 and older. CPR, First Aid and
Lifeguard training required. Water Safety Certification is desirable. Contact Windy Chlarson for more information at gro.erohsekal@cydniw or 205.313.7471.
They also offer volunteer programs for adults, college students and a summer volunteer program for teens. http://www.lakeshore.org/careers-volunteers/volunteer-opportunities/
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