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Director, Government Affairs and Policy, The ALS Association 

The ALS Association seeks a Director, Government Affairs with 4-8 years of work experience in healthcare government affairs and advocacy. Reporting to the Vice President, Public Policy the Director, Government Affairs will work as part of a team with the Associate Director of Grassroots Advocacy and the Public Policy Manager.

The Director, Government Affairs designs and directs all aspects of government affairs including identifying legislative and regulatory opportunities, securing appropriations, and advancing legislation and policies through nonpartisan advocacy with members of Congress, congressional committees, and relevant federal agencies. The Director, Government Affairs is also responsible for collaborating with the Associate Director of Grassroots Advocacy to mobilize Association chapters and volunteers to achieve results and represents the association in national coalitions focused on the needs of people living with ALS.

For more information on how to apply, visit:

[Date: July 28, 2021]

Social Media Coordinator - Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund (DREDF)

DREDF is seeking a part-time or full time (we’re flexible) Social Media Coordinator to work in our Disability Media Alliance Project (DMAP) and Communication teams. This position can be temporarily remote until we reopen our Berkeley, California office (September 2021). We are planning for a hybrid of in-office and telecommuting for most positions. Candidates must have a strong connection to the community served. 

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[Date: July 23, 2021]

United Spinal Association

United Spinal Association has two job openings – Program Coordinator and Program Manager. Please submit resumes to Deadline for submission for both jobs is 8/3/2021. - Program Coordinator - Program Manager

[Date: July 23, 2021]

Postdoctoral Fellows in Disability Policy

The Washington State University’s new Department of Community and Behavioral Health at the Elson S. Floyd School of Medicine in Spokane Washington is pleased to announce up to 3 new openings in our postdoctoral research training program in disability policy. The primary goal of this fellowship program is to provide a highly personalized 18-month research training experience to scholars who hold doctorates or similar advanced degrees, and are personally committed to understanding and improving health policies and services for all Americans with disabilities.
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[Date: June 25 2021]

Policy Director - The Arc 

The Arc is actively recruiting for a director level policy person to replace Molly on our team. Experience in housing policy and civil rights issues is preferred.

Policy Director opening at The Arc. The job description and information on how to apply is below.  

Director of Policy

[Date: June 2, 2021

Justice in Aging seeks an attorney with at least three years’ experience with a strong commitment to advancing equity and strengthening legal services delivery to older adults.

The successful candidate will work with both our Elder Rights and Equity Teams to pursue systemic change in law and policy to improve the lives of low-income older adults who experience inequities rooted in historical, persistent, and structural racism, ageism, sexism, ableism, homophobia, and xenophobia. As part of the Elder Rights team, this attorney will contribute to Justice in Aging’s work through the National Center on Law & Elder Rights, and support the aging and legal services networks’ capacity to serve these communities.   

The attorney can be based in any of our three offices (Washington, DC, Oakland CA, and Los Angeles CA), or work fully remotely. All of Justice in Aging’s staff are currently working remotely and will be doing so for the duration of the pandemic.   

Read the full position description. Please share this announcement broadly!

Justice in Aging is committed to maintaining a diverse staff and we particularly encourage applications from members of racial and ethnic minority groups, women, people with disabilities, members of the LGBTQ community, and others whose background may contribute to more effective representation of low-income people and underserved communities.  

[Date: May 17, 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

 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]