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At SightLife, we are a cohesive group of passionate individuals with the common goal of eliminating corneal blindness worldwide. Our reach stretches from Seattle, WA to Helena, MT, from Irvine, CA to Delhi, India, and we're constantly looking for like-minded people who desire to work within the same values system.

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No matter what our role might be at SightLife, we all go above and beyond in our efforts to deliver the gift of sight. Nothing is more important. We foster an environment of continuous improvement that allows us to adapt to an ever-changing landscape. We reward innovation and entrepreneurial spirits. We do all of this because we've experienced the transformative joy a donation can bring—even in a time of sorrow—in the lives of donor families, recipients and surgeons.

Opportunities abound at SightLife. Our employees have the opportunity to change departments or office locations as their interests grow. Some have even attended the Rose Bowl Parade in Pasadena in support of the DonateLife float or made a global impact through training of our partners.


Want to build a career here? Our staff works in the following areas:

  • Mission Advancement—Secure philanthropic support to drive our mission of eliminating cornea blindness worldwide.
  • Global Programs—Focus on building capacity for eye banks in the developing world. By increasing the supply of corneas available, we'll be able to restore sight to approximately 12.7 million people worldwide.
  • Communications and Marketing
  • Finance, Human Resources and Information Technology
  • Referral Services—Assist donor families in their time of need through donation advocation. Play a central role in determining donor eligibility, supporting stakeholders and coordinating surgical recovery.
  • Clinical Services—Medical Review Coordinators, Quality Assurance Coordinators, Recovery Technicians, Eye Bank Technicians
  • Partner Relations—Educate and build relationships with our various partners. Also support donor families and recipients after cornea recovery and transplant.

SightLife is an equal opportunity employer.

As an equal opportunity employer, every qualified applicant will be considered for employment. SightLife does not discriminate based on race, color, sex/gender, political ideology, religion/creed, pregnancy, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, national origin, color, military or veterans status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other status or characteristic protected by local, state, or federal laws. SightLife is committed to a diverse workforce and is also committed to a barrier-free employment process. In order to ensure reasonable accommodations with Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, individuals that require accommodations in the job application process for a posted position may contact us at (206) 682-8500 for assistance.

Some positions require a clear driving abstract and current automobile insurance.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is SightLife?

Founded in 1969, SightLife is the only non-profit global health organization solely focused on eliminating corneal blindness in the U.S. and around the world. Driven by an entrepreneurial spirit, the organization leverages innovative technologies and best business practices to transform lives and unlock life's possibilities for the corneal blind. SightLife works in partnership with surgeons and health organizations in dozens of countries. SightLife and its global eye bank partners combined provided nearly 17,000 corneas for transplant in 2013.

What is SightLife's mission?

Our mission is to serve as a global leader and partner to eliminate cornea blindness.

How do I apply?

Our goal is to hire the right people for the right roles. We are continually looking for people who are inspired by our mission and reflect our organization's values. The following information summarizes our hiring process from application to hire.

  • Step 1: Getting Started

    When you find a job that you would like to apply for, simply click the Apply Now button on any job description page. You may then upload your resume. Once your application has been processed, you will receive a confirmation email.

  • Step 2: Wait to hear from SightLife

    A member of SightLife will review your online application. If your skills and experience match the requirements of the job, we will advance your application through the recruitment process. Please note that it does take time to go through applications and we appreciate your patience.

    We regret that due to the high number of applicants we receive, we are unable to respond personally to inquiries. Again we appreciate your interest in contributing to the work of SightLife.

    If you are not selected to move forward, we will contact you, usually via email, and encourage you to review positions at SightLife and apply for other open positions that match your skill and experience.

  • Next Steps:

    If you are selected to move forward, a member of SightLife will contact you. We'll also let you know whether the position requires you to provide additional application materials (writing sample, live presentations, etc.).

Should I send samples of my work (writing, work samples, etc.)?

If you're selected for an in-person interview, we may request work samples.

I applied for a position online and want to check the status of my application.

We regret that due to the high number of applicants we receive, we are unable to respond personally to inquiries. If you do not hear back from us, please feel free to apply for other positions.

I wanted to apply for a position that I saw online, but now it's not listed. May I still apply?

SightLife regularly posts new positions and removes positions that are no longer open. If a position is no longer listed on our website, then we're no longer accepting applications.

I applied online but would like to follow up with hard copies of my resume. Where can I send these?

We are unable to accept hard copies of resumes or resumes via email. In order to be considered for a position, candidates must apply online.

What is your interview process?

It depends on the position. For most positions, the process begins with a phone interview. If there's continued interest on both sides, we'll invite the candidate in for an in-person interview. Each department is different and there may be some variation in the hiring process (some may involve an info session, observation, etc.).

Can I do an informational interview?

While we are not able to provide informational interviews, we do host group informational sessions for certain roles at SightLife. In order to attend an information session, candidates must first apply for a position.

How long does it take to make a decision?

Once we've completed interviewing all the candidates, we generally get back to you in about a week.

Does SightLife offer internships or volunteer opportunities?

SightLife does not have an internship program or volunteer program, although such opportunities are occasionally made possible in conjunction with a particular project. To learn about open internships, please search our current open positions. We regret that we are unable to respond to general inquiries about internships or volunteer opportunities.

One of the requirements of the position is a personal commitment to organ and tissue donation. Is that really required?

Yes, because of the nature and focus of our work, we require all SightLife employees to have a personal commitment to organ and tissue donation.

What type of benefits does SightLife offer to employees?

SightLife offers competitive benefits to employees, such as employer paid Medical, Vision and Dental coverage for fulltime employees and their dependents, SightLife supported retirement plan, and Paid Time Off which increases with tenure.

Where does SightLife have offices?

SightLife is headquartered in Seattle, Washington. We have offices in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, South San Francisco California and Irvine, California. We also have staff that works throughout Washington, Montana, California Northern Idaho and India.