Title:  Area Lead, Kids Vision for Life

Essilor of America, Inc. (Essilor), is the leading manufacturer and wholesaler of prescription lenses in the United States. We currently have a Area Lead, Kids Vision For Life career opportunity at our Dallas, Texas location.




Essilor is an international company and the leading provider of eyeglass lenses in the world. Our mission is improving lives by improving sight, and we work every day to bring good vision to the 4.5 billion people around the globe in need of visual correction. Our products such as Varilux®, Crizal® and Transitions® are available in more than 130 countries and are worn by one billion people daily. Essilor of America and its subsidiary, Essilor Laboratories of America, Inc., employ more than 7,000 in the U.S. and own the largest and most comprehensive optical laboratory network in the U.S.



The Kids Vision for Life Area Lead is responsible for the overall execution of EVF direct-service operations in assigned territory. Area Lead will provide coordination and leadership of EVF staff, contractors and School District personnel or other agencies and organizations as needed. Ensures a high level of standards in the delivery of vision services and in maximizing the resources allocated. Actively engage in Essilor of America shared values and mission.




  • Daily leadership of team roles and responsibilities.
  • Responsible for managing to budget and cost containment.
  • Complete pre-planning activities to include coordination with school nurses, confirmation of eligibility of students, screening and exam schedules and parental approvals.
  • Communicate with partner/stakeholders to clarify roles/responsibilities
  • Coordinate in advance of event dates to manage/adjust volunteers, schedule optometrist(s) and manage/adjust personnel based on consent return.
  • Utilize Salesforce to manage territory schedule, clinic planning and communications
  • Train volunteers and nurses on KVFL process and collaborate with optometrists and school personnel
  • Ensure necessary screening tools are available and utilize the local State screening requirements consistent with the screening policies of EVF. 
  • Oversee supplies and inventory management.
  • Oversee and execute follow up dispensing schedules as related to delivery and fitting of finished glasses.
  • In addition, will act as the Trainer for all EVF Optical / Clinical positions within the area.



  • Supervise and provide feedback on team performance.
  • Ensure EVF/KVFL SOP/processes are followed during the execution of all clinical activities; cross train team members on clinic activities.
  • Proficiency in all clinic stations is required, and must be able to fill in as needed to ensure patient flow is not disrupted.
  • Responsible for leading school/nurse engagement onsite.
  • During clinics, primary responsibility is leading program and supporting program/school nurse/KVFL staff.
  • Partner with and guide optometrist team to meet or exceed performance expectations.
  • Provide feedback/guidance/coaching to school nurse/partner for smooth patient flow to clinic.
  • Ensure completed glasses ordered from the lab are scheduled for dispensing at schools.
  • Ensure all clinic data is entered into Salesforce/clinic record and online ordering platform, as needed, within an established timeframe (exam information).
  • Communicate with KVFL/EVF leadership as needed to guide programming and address needs.



  • Review and approve work hours for team members.
  • Review and approve expense reports for team members.
  • Ensure all lab orders have been entered into Salesforce/clinic record or online ordering platform properly.
  • Verify 100% of work/glasses orders are accounted for/dispensed before closing out school paperwork for school year.
  • Ensure territory is on track to meet established commitments; review KPIs regularly and provide mediating solutions to remain on track.
  • Attend and participate in all required meetings.








To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Optical knowledge required.
  • ABOC certified or ability to become certified within 1 year of hire.
  • BS or equivalent work experience.
  • Ability to lead and manage a team.
  • Ability to model behavior and heart in alignment with organizational mission.
  • Ability to read and comprehend complex documentation including MOU agreements and expectations
  • Ability to support EVF Leadership to negotiate, compose and complete complex business documents (example MOU).
  • Ability to interact with and communicate professionally with school personnel, optometrists, volunteers, parents.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in a complex environment.
  • Ability to interact cooperatively with diverse populations and different types of personalities
  • Highly adaptable and able to effectively prioritize workload
  • Demonstrate adaptability and flexibility to support sponsor obligations.
  • Demonstrate good judgment and decision making skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills, administrative and customer service.
  • Experience in practice management software (PMS) or electronic health records (EHR)
  • Proficiency in MS Office and Google DOCs required.
  • Proficiency in Salesforce required.
  • Individual must clear a thorough background check and driving record evaluation.
  • Spanish speaking preferred.
  • Ability to travel up to 25% of the time.




The tasks of this position generally requires duties to be performed by:

  • Regularly stand/walk for duration of shift.
  • Frequently lift and move 25 lbs to shoulder height unaccompanied.
  • Occasionally required to stoop, climb, or balance. 
  • Coordinated use of hands and fingers to grasp, feel objects, transfer small items from one hand to another, fine manipulation, and bilateral reach with arms.
  • Use of close vision, color vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
  • Adhere to the established dress code and safety requirements.

Nearest Major Market: Dallas
Nearest Secondary Market: Fort Worth