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Washington, DC 20002
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please visit: Job Posting Request Form.

Civil Rights Counsel

Senior Democratic Senator is seeking a Committee counsel to lead the civil rights portfolio in both the Senator’s personal office and on the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee. The counsel will also assist with nominations and oversight. Candidates must produce high-quality work under tight deadlines, have outstanding organizational, written and verbal communication skills, as well as the ability to think strategically, manage multiple projects, and work as a team player. The ideal applicant should also demonstrate familiarity with policy issues in the areas of health, labor, and education, as well as have experience working on civil rights issues. Previous Hill experience preferred; Law degree required. CLOSES April 21, 2021. Please email resume and cover letter to The Office is an equal employment opportunity employer in accordance with the requirements of Senate Rules, regulations and applicable federal laws. The Office does not discriminate on the basis of an individual’s race, color, religion, national origin, disability, age, uniformed service, genetic information, sex (including sexual orientation or gender identity) or any other factors. 

[Date: April 9, 2021]

Director, Disability Issues in Psychology Portfolio - American Psychological Association 

The purpose of this job is to carry out the mission of the American Psychological Association – to advance the creation, communication, and application of psychological knowledge to benefit society and improve people’s lives, promote diversity, justice, equal opportunity, and empowerment – in relation to society’s response to disability, both mental and physical, and to the lives of people with disabilities. The incumbent conceptualizes and implements independent and collaborative projects that fulfill the mission of the Human Development Team and the Portfolio on Disability Issues to utilize psychological knowledge for the betterment of individuals with disability identities and society and to advance psychology as a major force in research, practice. and advocacy related to disability issues. This purpose is carried out by raising awareness of issues related to disability within the association, by using psychology to reduce prejudice, stigma, and discrimination toward people with disabilities and to improve their health, welfare, and psychological well-being, and by promoting equal opportunity for persons with disabilities in APA and all areas of psychology. 

View the job description and more here

[Date: April 5, 2021]

Director of Finance and Administration - NASDSE

The Director of Finance is charged with the overall management of financial matters and daily fiscal operations.  This includes ensuring that all financial matters are handled within established standards; and payroll are conducted with integrity and in accordance with industry standards.

View the job description and more here

[Date: April 5, 2021]

Policy Manager and Policy Associate - The Arc of the United States

The Arc’s Public Policy team has two newly created positions we are actively recruiting, Policy Manager and Policy Associate. These are exciting opportunities to join a team of highly experienced policy advocates working to advance the interests of people with IDD in the development and implementation of federal legislation and regulations. The Policy Manager role is a junior analyst position where the candidate will actively support The Arc’s key policy initiatives while working on their own small portfolio of issues. The Policy Associate is the entry-level position to the Policy Team, it will focus on providing administrative and coordination assistance to the National Policy team. To learn more and apply, visit

[Date: March 26, 2021]

Director of Policy, Regulatory & Legal Analysis - ANCOR

The American Network of Community Options & Resources (ANCOR), the nation’s premier trade association representing community service providers to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, is looking for a full-time Director of Policy, Regulatory & Legal Analysis.

This is a new position with responsibility for public policy, legal and regulatory analysis to inform our government relations initiatives and ensure our members are apprised of developments that impact their operations. This position will engage across all of ANCOR’s departments, report primarily to the Vice President of Government Relations, and work closely with the CEO and COO on cross-department initiatives and association legal compliance and/or in-house counsel duties.

View the job description and more here

[Date: March 19, 2021]

National MS seeks qualified candidates for the position of Director, Regulatory Affairs

The Director of Regulatory Affairs will work with the AVP of Federal Government Relations and the Senior Director of Health Policy to identify opportunities and strategies with the federal agencies. This position will help provide leadership and education on the Society’s policy priorities to other functional area and work to identify emerging issues that can be addressed via public policy in the regulatory arena.  This position is responsible for developing and building relationships with regulatory officials and within coalitions to drive key policy messages, build advocacy strategies and advance Society policy priorities.

For additional information about the National MS Society and qualifications for the Director of Regulatory Affairs position, interested individuals can view the job description and more here.  

[Date: March 18, 2021]

Part-Time Research Assistant
 - National Disability Rights Network

Research Assistant

The National Disability Rights Network in Washington, D.C., is seeking a Part-Time Research Assistant to work under a five-month contract to examine census and disability data. The position will collaborate with NDRN staff to conduct research on census data in relation to people with disabilities. Write reports, briefs and factettes summarizing the findings. The published reports will help guide public policy for people with disabilities, Executive Branch, Legislative Branch and disability rights organizations.

Please submit a cover letter explaining your interest and resume via e-mail to, subject line “NDRN Public Policy Analyst” by March 24, 2021.  No phone calls, please.

[Date: March 18, 2021]

Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor - PVA

Paralyzed Veterans of America is currently recruiting for a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor to join our team. We are looking for candidates in Philadelphia, PA; Pittsburgh, PA; or Boston, MA. The position will most likely be a blend of work from home and office, but we have flexibility on what works best. Please note the following requirements:

  • Must have a Master’s level degree in vocational rehabilitation
  • Must have and be able to maintain the Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) certificate.

Here are the job postings from Paycom and LinkedIn:



[Date: March 10, 2021]

Programs & Communications Associate - ASAN

ASAN is hiring! The Programs & Communications Associate provides support to ASAN’s Operations team in event planning and in social media and communications. They will work closely with ASAN’s Programs Manager and Community Engagement Coordinator. The job is a salaried position paying $50,000/year with comprehensive health insurance and three weeks of paid time off per year. The Programs & Communications Associate will work at ASAN’s Washington, DC office when it is safe to resume in-person work, but can start remotely and discuss a timetable for relocating to DC.

More information

[Date: February 26, 2021]

Policy Fellow - AUCD

AUCD is currently accepting applications for a full year paid full time policy fellow.

The purpose of the Fellowship is to provide significant experiences in national level activities related to policy and legislative development, advocacy, program development, technical assistance, and AUCD administration. The Fellowship in Disability Policy is envisioned as a mutually beneficial arrangement between the Fellow, the Fellows community, and the AUCD central office. The Fellow  will benefit from the experiences and contacts developed during the Fellowship period as well as participation in national level activities and subsequently informing their base community of activities and knowledge gained. AUCD will benefit by having increased assistance to carry out its mission as well as additional local and state perspectives from the AUCD network. The overall goal of the Fellowship is to enhance the leadership capacity of the Fellow through a range of work experiences and responsibilities aiming to: 

  • Provide experience in the development of national policy and legislation related to individuals with disabilities, their families and those who work on their behalf;
  • Broaden the Fellow's knowledge of the AUCD membership, its work and issues; and
  • Develop key relationships with other federal level organizations including federal agencies, associations, advocacy groups, and other public and private entities related to the disabilities field

Details to be found

Questions or Comments  can be directed to:

Rylin Rodgers  rrodgers@AUCD.ORG

Policy Director

Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD)

[Date: February 22, 2021]

Assistant Secretary of Developmental Disabilities Administration 

As part of a future-focused agency comprised of people serving people, we are caring, anti-racist, person-centered, and innovative. The Assistant Secretary of the Developmental Disabilities Administration is a highly valued member of the Secretary’s executive cabinet and leads an administration that serves people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Joining the executive leadership team of the Department of Social and Health Services, this person will be a strategic leader at the macro and micro levels to advance developmental disabilities issues toward solutions while fostering cultural and organizational change.

Directly reporting to the Secretary of the Department of Social and Health Services, the Assistant Secretary leads initiatives using innovation, compelling communication, and collaboration internally and externally to identify how we can advance the delivery of social services for Washingtonians.

As a national leader, DSHS/DDA provides case management, residential, employment, and day services and other supports to clients with developmental and intellectual disabilities. DDA employs over 4000 people, has a biennial budget of 3.7 billion, and provides critical services to 64,130 clients in Washington State. 

More information

[Date: February 9, 2021]

Policy Research Associate - National Center for Learning Disabilities

The Policy Research Associate is responsible for engaging in research, writing, analytical thinking, and project management activities that support the goals of the Policy & Advocacy team and advance NCLD’s policy agenda. The Policy Research Associate will be responsible for developing and maintaining expert, up-to-the-minute knowledge of the relevant policy and political issues involved in advancing NCLD’s policy agenda. This person will work closely with the Policy Manager to inform policy and advocacy efforts at the federal and state level. For more information on how to apply, visit:   

[Date: February 2, 2021]

 Director of Communications - National Center for Learning Disabilities

The National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) is seeking a creative, strategic, detail-oriented, and passionate leader to serve as our Director of Communications. The Director of Communications is responsible for crafting and implementing communications strategies, an awareness of NCLD’s initiatives and inspire partners and other targeted audiences to take action in support of NCLD’s mission. The Director will help steward the organization’s brand, enhance the public profile of NCLD and its campaigns, engage the public through earned and paid media, and advance the issues of the learning and attention issues community in the public dialogue. The Director will also be responsible for managing all communications activities and building external relationships with some of the organization’s constituencies, including funders and the media. As the Director of Communications, you would be required to develop and implement an integrated communications strategy that fosters a national conversation on some of the nation’s biggest challenges surrounding learning and attention issues so that every person has the opportunity to realize their full potential. For more information on how to apply, visit: 

[Date: February 2, 2021]

 American Council of the Blind, Audio Description Project (ADP) Coordinator & Grant Writer

The duties and responsibilities are listed below. To access the full job announcement on ACB’s website, visit: If you are interested in applying for this opening, please email your resume, cover letter, and a writing sample to

 Audio Description:

  • Coordinates with the Audio Description Project (ADP) Committee Chairs to provide logistic support for all meetings, goal and objective tracking, industry and associations correspondence, and program logistics for all ADP events.
  • Coordinates with the Director of Advocacy, the Director of Development, Manager of Communications, Member Services Coordinator and Audio Description Senior Consultant on all aspects of the ADP program.
  • Collaborates with the ADP Webmaster on all significant articles and updates on the website.

 Grant Writing:

  • In consultation with the Director of Development, locate potential sources of grant funding, identify ACB programs and services to be funded given each funder’s priorities, and designate dollar amounts to be sought.
  • Prepare and submit to the Director of Development for final approval, proposals to potential funders, in accordance with the above agreements.
  • Conduct follow-up correspondence with grantors regarding any reports that may be required, or inquiries to be made concerning the disposition of grant proposals.
  • The Audio Description Coordinator & Grant Writer shall submit written reports to the Executive Director and Director of Development monthly which shall include updates on activities and progress toward meeting the above objectives.
  • Demonstrate ACB’s Five Core Values: Integrity and Honesty, Respect, Collaboration, Flexibility, Initiative.

[Date: February 1, 2021]