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Director, Disability & Accessibility Inclusion - ACLU

The ACLU seeks a full-time position of Director, Disability & Accessibility Inclusion in the Business Operations & Support Services unit of the Administration and Finance Department of the ACLU’s National office in New York, NY. Reporting to the Deputy Chief Operating Officer, the Director, Disability & Accessibility Inclusion has the unique opportunity to play a key role in moving the ACLU to a culture of belonging for people with disabilities, and an organization that is engaged closely with the disability community. Building on the institution’s programmatic work to advance disability rights and internal equity, diversity, and inclusion practices, this role will partner closely with the Human Resources (HR) department and with the Equity, Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging (EDIB) units. 

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[Date: September 13, 2021]

Policy Research Associate - NCLD

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.

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Senion Program Manager - NCLD

The Senior Program Manager is a new role for NCLD. The Senior Program Manager will help expand the young adult programming here at NCLD, with a focus on building a brand new Disability Leaders Fellowship. The SPM will work closely with the Director to expand current YA programs, build a new fellowship program, and continue developing relationships with other youth-serving organizations in the field who can be key partners for NCLD.

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[Date: September 13, 2021]

2022 Public Policy Fellowship Program - The Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. Foundation

The Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. Foundation is seeking exemplary professionals, and/or persons experiencing disability and/or family members of persons with intellectual or developmental disabilities who are currently working or volunteering in the field of inclusive services and supports for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. Foundation Public Policy Fellowship is a one-year, full-time, intensive immersion experience in Washington, D.C. The purpose of the Fellowship is to prepare emerging leaders to assume leadership roles in the public policy arena at the state and/or national levels.

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[Date: September 7, 2021]

Data Intern opportunity - Institute for Educational Leadership (IEL)

We are hiring a fall data intern to support our qualitative data work from September to December. Feel free to forward this internship post to those who might be interested in this opportunity.

Responsibilities Include:

Conduct descriptive and advanced qualitative data analysis

Analyze program/project data, particularly the qualitative data

Analyze social media engagement and reach data

Analyze IEL network engagement, overlaps in geographies and institutions across networks 

Create impact infographics based on the data analyses

Assists with the preparation of presentations, workshops, or other written deliverables associated with multiple projects

Support IEL networks and events administration

Other duties as assigned 

Start and end dates are flexible and fall between September 27th and December 17th, 2021. The intern will be working part-time (maximum 20 hours a week) for 12 weeks. 

Feel free to email me if you have any questions. All applications should be submitted to

[Date: September 7, 2021]

Executive Assistant to the President and CEO - National Down Syndrome Society

Reporting to the President and CEO, the Executive Assistant is responsible for providing comprehensive support to the CEO in a one-on-one working relationship. This dynamic position requires the ability to anticipate needs, think critically and offer solutions to problems with a high level of professionalism and confidentiality.

Position Description and Requirements

Manager / Senior Manager of Federal Government Relations - National Down Syndrome Society

Reporting to the Senior Director of Public Policy, the Manager / Senior Manager of Federal Government Relations will execute NDSS’ advocacy and government relations strategy at the federal level. Coordinating closely with the Manager of State Government Relations and other members of the advocacy team, this role will monitor federal-level legislative and regulatory activity in health care & research, community integration, economic self-sufficiency and other content areas as needed. This individual will engage directly with members of Congress and their staff, as well as personnel at executive agencies and key external stakeholders. This position will also oversee the Manager of Grassroots Advocacy.

 Position Description and Requirements

 Applications are processed online through the links above. For more information, please contact me ( or

[Date: August 30, 2021]

The Institute for Educational Leadership (IEL) 

IEL has three job openings and an internship available.   

[Date: August 18, 2021]

Associate Director, Public Policy -  The ALS Association 

The ALS Association seeks an Associate Director, Public Policy with 3-5 years of work experience in healthcare government affairs and advocacy. Reporting to the Vice President of Public Policy, the Associate Director, Public Policy will work as part of a team with the Director for Government Affairs and the Director for Grassroots Advocacy.

The Associate Director, Public Policy will implement the Association’s nationally driven, year-round, nationwide grassroots advocacy and public policy program; support the implementation of legislative work and play a lead role in the planning of an annual Fly-In of about 100 attendees, the National ALS Advocacy Conference of about 800 attendees, and other advocacy events as needed.

For more information on how to apply, visit:

[Date: August 12, 2021]

Director of Public Policy - Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) 

Are you an experienced, public policy professional looking to leverage your deep knowledge of federal policy and legislative issues that affect people with developmental and other disabilities with your passion to help a great organization committed to principles of equity, inclusion, and self-determination? AUCD, a national nonprofit organization that supports the disability community, is seeking a new Director of Public Policy to cultivate and foster AUCD’s partnerships with the goal of furthering legislative and federal advocacy priorities.

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[Date: August 10, 2021]

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. 

Read the full position description ( 

[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.   

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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]