R-3448 Business Enterprise Program Instructor Revised & Re-Advertised

      Revised and Re-Advertised

Position ID R-3448 Reference # 4121051

Posting Date: February 8, 2017

AIDB is sensitive to the needs of individuals who are Blind or Visually Impaired and/or Deaf or Hard of Hearing and for qualified applicants and employees will make reasonable accommodations.                                                                              

POSITION:     Business Enterprise Program Instructor

                             E.H. Gentry Facility


  • Must have a Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Rehabilitation, Education, or related field. Master’s degree desired.
  • Possess a State of Alabama Teaching certificate or obtain a SDOE Career Technical Education/ teaching certification in Business within the first thirty (30) months of employment. This certification must be maintained for the duration of employment in this position.


  • High School (HS) Diploma, with a minimum of 90 semester hours of college credit, and a minimum of five years recent experience as an Alabama BEP Licensed Vendor in good standing.
  • Obtain Bachelors Degree (BS) in Business, Rehabilitation, Education, or related field within 30 months of employment with quarterly review of degree progress by supervisor.
  • Obtain a SDOE Career Technical Education/Business Certification within the first 30 months of employment with quarterly review of certification progress by supervisor. This certification must be maintained for the duration of employment in this position.
  • Must possess or obtain ServSafe Instructor’s Certification within the first twelve (12) months of employment in accordance with the National Restaurant Association regulations. This certification must be maintained for the duration of employment in this position.
  • Must possess or obtain Braille competency of 90% or better on AIDB Braille Skills Assessment Inventory within the first twelve (12) months of employment.
  • Sign language proficiency level of SURVIVAL or better according to the AIDB evaluation system must be obtained within the first thirty, (30) months of employment. Accommodations will be made for blind or visually impaired individuals.
  • Must have a general knowledge of computers and software programs, including Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Must have knowledge of assistive technology devices for individuals who are blind or low vision.
  • Must have experience demonstrating knowledge of the principles and techniques of teaching individuals who are blind/low vision.
  • Able to stoop, bend, and lift fifty (50) pounds (without assistance); and lift more than fifty pounds (50) with assistance.
  • Understand principles of operating a small business, state and federal tax laws, wage and hour laws, workers compensation, unemployment tax, EEOC, and other appropriate regulations.
  • The successful applicant must submit to a criminal history background information check including, but not limited to FBI and ABI record repositories. Upon offer of employment, the applicant must present a non-refundable fee of $49.65 and appear for scheduled finger printing appointment.


  • Coordinate/Develop/Revise curriculum, course outlines, entrance requirements, and competency requirements, as needed, for the completion of the BEP Training.
  • Instruct BEP students in the operation of vending machines including service, maintenance, and minor repair of equipment.
  • Instruct in Food Safety and preparation.
  • Provide instruction in all aspects of business operations to include bookkeeping, inventory, ordering, purchasing, merchandising, and financial reporting skills in accordance to the General Rules of the BEP.
  • Supervise over-the-counter sales and the vending machine operations in the training facility.
  • Maintain Raceway Café in compliance with Alabama Department of Public Health inspection.
  • Make prompt reports for AIDB including daily attendance, monthly progress reports, staffing reports, and other necessary documentation for departmental records and reports.
  • Maintain knowledge of laws pertaining to the Business Enterprise Program for blind individuals in Alabama, the Randolph-Shepherd Act and the General Rules of BEP.
  • Maintain BEP budget and submit monthly reports to director.
  • Complete reports for Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services as necessary.
  • Maintain effective communication with ADRS BEP supervisory staff, E. H. Gentry case manager, and department director.
  • Attend BEP Elected Committee meetings and make presentations, as requested.
  • Participate in Education Subcommittee of BEP Elected Committee.
  • Participate in special meetings, in-services, and training opportunities, as requested.
  • Learn Gentry Resource Information Network (GRIN) and maintain accurate and timely records/documentation in accordance with Gentry policies.
  • Facilitate and supervise student field trips and off-campus educational experiences.
  • Attend and participate in appropriate conferences, meetings, transition weekends, etc., and make presentations to E. H. Gentry staff.
  • Take an active role in planning, initiating, and reviewing student programs.
  • Take appropriate action during emergency situations utilizing established procedures.
  • Accurately document behavior incidents, as necessary.
  • Accept constructive criticism and take appropriate steps toward self-improvement.
  • Communicate effectively in speech and written expression.
  • Demonstrate leadership, reflect professionalism at all times, and observe the AIDB, E. H. Gentry, and/or other departmental policies and procedures.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by director.

SALARY:       $32,957 – $43,969      Scale GI Rank H9 (HS/GED & minimum 90 semester hours college credit

                           $48,938 – $64,915      Scale GI Rank IB (Class BS)

                            $57,359 – $74,594       Scale GI Rank IA (Class MS)

                             $61,065 – $77,331       Scale GI Rank II   (Class AA Certificate)

                                    (230 Days)                 

Direct Deposit is required

This is an exempt position, and is not subject to overtime or compensatory provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act.


This position is funded by a grant award, funded by revenue generated, necessary for compliance or provides direct service delivery.