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please visit: Job Posting Request Form.

Government Relations Manager – United Spinal Association

United Spinal Association has an open position for a part-time, Government Relations Manager position in its Washington, DC office. United Spinal Association seeks a Government Relations Manager to work with an energetic and dedicated team. This position reports to the Vice President, Government Relations. Manager will assist in promoting the association’s policy priorities for individuals with disabilities, including veterans, specifically: healthcare, transportation, employment, technology access, emergency management and preparedness and disability rights issues. This position is part-time and is based in our Washington, DC office with options for telework. 
Application deadline Jan 18, 2022

Link to full description and how to apply

[Date: December 22, 2021]

Policy Coordinator – Institute for Educational Leadership

The Policy Coordinator provides support for the staff and initiatives of IEL focused on policy, advocacy, and civic engagement and will be part of the policy team. Specifically, this position will support IEL’s federal and state policy and advocacy efforts, advocacy capacity-building for leaders, and policy-related programs including the Education Policy Fellowship Program (EPFP) and other related policy leadership programs.

Link to full description and how to apply

[Date: December 9, 2021]

Program Associate - American Association on Health and Disability (AAHD)

The American Association on Health and Disability (AAHD) is recruiting a full-time Program Associate to serve as the Project Coordinator for the Disability Community Engagement Partner Project (DCEPP) funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) All of Us Research Program. To learn more about the responsibilities of and qualifications for the position, check out the job posting on our website. 

Link to full description and how to apply

[Date: December 6, 2021]

Advocacy Attorney - PVA

Responsible for advising PVA's Associate Executive Director (AED) of Government Relations on legal aspects of laws, regulations dealing with disability issues and monitoring litigation involving and of interest to PVA. Interacts with congressional staff and assists, supports and follows the direction of the AED of Government Relations. 

Link to full description and how to apply

[Date: December 6, 2021]

President & CEO – RespectAbility

In the Spring of 2022, RespectAbility’s founder and President Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi will step down from her role at the organization after nine years. The Board of Directors now seeks a new President who will serve as the Chief Executive Officer of the organization. The CEO is tasked with ensuring RespectAbility continues its mission to fight stigmas and advance opportunities so people with disabilities can fully participate in all aspects of community. Balancing visionary leadership with operational implementation, the CEO will be responsible for ensuring that the organization is positioned to succeed through the continual examination and development of its infrastructure, program operations and finances, and the recruitment of staff and Board members. Fundraising will also be an integral component of the CEO’s responsibilities.
For more information, here is the
hyperlink to the full position description.

[Date: December 2, 2021]

Policy Analyst/Senior Policy Analyst - Center for American Progress

The Center for American Progress has an immediate opening for a Policy Analyst or Senior Policy Analyst with the Disability Justice Initiative. The Policy Analyst/Senior Policy Analyst will promote policies on a broad range of issues that improve the lives of people with disabilities and their families, such as protecting the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other key policies and strengthening and supporting health care policy. The ideal candidate will be passionate about the principles of disability justice and ensuring access to the policies and programs that individuals with disabilities and their families need to survive and thrive.

The Policy Analyst/Senior Policy Analyst will be driven by American Progress’ mission “to improve the lives of all Americans through bold, progressive ideas as well as strong leadership and concerted action, with the aim of not only changing the conversation, but changing the country.” They will also assist in identifying and executing on points of connectivity between disability justice issues and American Progress’ five cross-cutting priorities:

  • Strengthening public health and ending the pandemic 
  • Building an economy for all 
  • Tackling climate change and environmental injustice 
  • Advancing racial equity and justice 
  • Restoring social trust and strengthening democracy

Please submit your application here:

If you have any immediate questions, please contact me at

[Date: November 30, 2021]

Policy and Legal Advocacy Attorney - The Bazelon Center

Since 1972, the Judge David L. Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law has advocated for the civil rights, full inclusion, autonomy, and equality of adults and children with mental disabilities. We were pivotal in expanding the civil rights movement to include fighting discrimination against and segregation of people with mental disabilities. Today, the Bazelon Center accomplishes its goals through a unique combination of litigation, public policy advocacy, coalition building and leadership, media outreach, and technical assistance—a comprehensive approach that ensures we achieve the greatest impact.

The Bazelon Center advances the rights of adults and children with mental disabilities in health and mental health care, education, employment, housing, and the criminal and immigration systems. With a focus on reforming public service systems, we advocate for alternatives to discipline in schools, diversion from jails and prisons, and access to services that support community living. Learn more at

We are committed to equity in the changes we seek to achieve in the world and in everything we do

Link to full description and how to apply

[Date: November 29, 2021]

Director of Employment and Community Services - NASDDDS

The National Association of State Directors of Developmental Disabilities Services (NASDDDS) is seeking an innovative leader to carry on the work of the association in supporting state intellectual and developmental disability agencies in prioritizing competitive, integrated employment and community participation as outcomes of their service delivery systems.

NASDDDS represents the nation's agencies in 50 states and the District of Columbia providing services to children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) and their families. NASDDDS promotes visionary leadership, systems innovation, and the development of national policies that support home and community-based services for individuals with I/DD and their families. 

Link to full description and how to apply

[Date: November 29, 2021]

NCLD - Community Empowerment Manager

The Community Empowerment Manager (CEM) is a new role for the newly reorganized Leadership and Organizing Department at NCLD. The CEM will be responsible for building new outreach and empowerment programs with community-based organizations working on education and civil rights issues at the local and state level. This role will work closely with the Director of Young Adult Initiatives and the Director of Policy & Advocacy to build the capacity of local organizations to lead on policy and advocacy efforts and make an impact on the lives of students through collective action. Full job description and how to apply can be found here.

[Date: November 22, 2021]

Internship/fellowship - The Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA)

JFNA is among the top 10 charities in the world. JFNA’s Public Affairs division brings the voice of 146 Jewish community federations and over 300 independent Jewish communities throughout North America to Capitol Hill and the Administration as a prominent force in policy decision-making. The intern will be assigned to assist senior JFNA government relations professionals.

Tasks may include coordination of JDAD program partners and speakers; research and writing related to Jewish Federations’ legislative and policy priorities, program communications, and corporate sponsors; the development of advocacy tools to educate and engage legislators and community members in support of JFNA’s policy priorities; scheduling prospective virtual group meetings with members of Congress; attending meetings with congressional staff and/or coalition partners; conducting outreach with potential sponsors, and responding to inquiries from registrants and partners. 
Link to full description and how to apply 

[Date: November 16, 2021]

Director of Legislative Affairs - CSAVR

The Council of State Administrators of Vocational Rehabilitation (CSAVR) is seeking a highly qualified Director of Legislative Affairs. This is a full time position. The successful candidate will be domiciled in the Washington, DC metro area and work remotely from home. It is an exempt position.

Link to full description. Salary is dependent upon experience.

Qualified applicants are asked to electronically submit a comprehensive education and employment resume, along with three letters of reference to:

Stephen A. Wooderson, CEO

Application deadline is 5p eastern time, Friday December 10, 2021.

Full time CSAVR staff are eligible for retirement, vacation pay and medical insurance. Persons of color and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

[Date: November 8, 2021]

Open Positions - RespectAbility

Job/Career Developer and Coach
Director of Communications and Marketing
Entertainment Media Program Coordinator
Individual Giving Manager

Link to full description and how to apply 

[Date: November 3, 2021]