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JOBS, INTERNSHIPS AND FELLOWSHIPS
 

To list jobs, internships, or fellowships related to disability public policy on the CCD website,
please visit: Job Posting Request Form.


Aging Policy Associate - ADvancing States

ADvancing States represents the nation’s 56 state and territorial agencies on aging and disabilities and supports visionary state leadership, the advancement of state systems innovation, and the articulation of national policies that support home and community-based services for older adults and individuals with disabilities.

ADvancing States is seeking an Aging Policy Associate. The policy associate will collaborate with senior Association leadership in providing technical assistance, training, and policy support to the nation’s aging directors. The successful candidate will be a college graduate with a minimum of five years of experience in aging services; strong leadership skills; demonstrated written and oral communication skills; and possess analytical capability.

This position is full-time and based in Arlington, Virginia. Remote work may be available. 

Link to opportinuity https://www.advancingstates.org/aging-policy-associate-0

[Date: April 26, 2024]



Caregiving Policy Associate - ADvancing States

ADvancing States represents the nation’s 56 state and territorial agencies on aging and disabilities and supports visionary state leadership, the advancement of state systems innovation, and the articulation of national policies that support home and community-based services for older adults and individuals with disabilities.

ADvancing States is seeking a Caregiving Policy Associate. The policy associate will collaborate with senior Association leadership in providing technical assistance, training, and policy support to the nation’s leaders in caregiving and direct care workforce issues. The successful candidate will be a college graduate with at least 3-5 years’ experience in either aging services, long term services and supports, home and community-based services, or a related field. The candidate should have strong leadership skills; demonstrated written and oral communication skills; and possess analytical capability.

This position is full-time and based in Arlington, Virginia. Remote work may be available. 

Link to opportinuity https://www.advancingstates.org/caregiving-policy-associate

[Date: May 16, 2024]



Policy Fellow - AUCD

Are you interested in gaining significant experiences in national level activities related to policy development and implementation, advocacy, training, and technical assistance? Do you want to advocate on behalf of people with disabilities to make change at a national level?

The Policy Fellowship will aim to (1) provide experience in the development of and implementation of national policy related to individuals with disabilities, their families and the professionals who work with them, (2) broaden the Fellow's knowledge of AUCD's programs, priorities and membership and (3) develop important relationships with other federal level government and advocacy organizations including Congress, federal agencies, national organizations, and other public and private entities that are working to improve the lives of people with disabilities.

The Fellowship position is a one-year position with possibility of renewal for a second year, starting around July 1, 2024.

Link to opportinuity https://www.applicantpro.com/openings/aucd/jobs/3329361-950293

[Date: April 26, 2024]


Staff Attorney/Senior Staff Attorney -  American Civil Liberties Union Disability Rights Program

The ACLU Disability Rights Program is hiring an experienced litigator to be a core member of a small, collaborative and strong team working to advance disability rights issues that intersect with key civil liberties.  The Disability Rights Program’s mission is to achieve an America free of discrimination against people with disabilities; where people with disabilities are valued, integrated members of society who have full access to education, homes, health care, jobs, families, voting and civic engagement. We fight to ensure that people with disabilities are no longer segregated into, and over-represented in, civil and criminal institutions such as nursing homes, psychiatric hospitals, jails, and prisons.

This is a hybrid position based in either San Francisco or Washington, DC.  Priority consideration will be given to applications received by May 1.  For more information or to apply, visit https://www.aclu.org/careers/apply?job=7325567002&type=national 

[Date: April 23, 2024]


Senior Administrative Coordinator - APSE 

Responsible for performing administrative functions allowing the Executive Director and Management Team to focus on executive level responsibilities. Performs complex, specialized administrative duties requiring knowledge of APSE procedures, programs, and initiatives. Collaborates with team members to assure that the organization is able to run effectively and efficiently to meet programmatic and strategic goals. Provides support across all departments, with emphasis on business and fiscal operations, ensuring that the National APSE team is able to meet the needs of members and the Employment First community. May direct or lead the work of others.

This is a hybrid position. Candidates must be local to the Rockville office and able to work in the office on a weekly basis a minimum of 1-2 days/week. The successful candidate must have strong writing and verbal communications skills and will demonstrate diplomacy, initiative, independent judgment, and discretion. Experience in business operations/finance and/or policy & advocacy are strongly desired. 

For more information visit https://apse.org/job-opportunities-at-apse/

[Date: April 5, 2024]


Finance Manager - The Kelsey

The Kelsey is hiring a finance manager to join our team. We’re looking for someone who loves digging into the numbers, gets excited about building financial systems, and finds joy a balanced budget to bring their expertise and energy to disability-forward housing. The role is designed to be part-time (70%) or could be structured full-time, details below. Application form here: https://forms.gle/7dzSDTVhXXoNEUD57

For more information visit https://thekelsey.org/careers/

[Date: April 2, 2024]


Director of Policy and Regulatory Affairs - ANCOR

Who We Are
ANCOR, the nation’s leading voice in Washington for providers of community-based intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) services, is experiencing a period of unprecedented growth in both size and stature. Our growing community comprises over 2,500 private I/DD provider agencies, state provider associations, and community partners and employs a workforce of more than a half million dedicated professionals supporting more than 1 million people with I/DD in the US.

What We’re Looking For
ANCOR seeks a Director of Policy and Regulatory Affairs to report to the Vice President of Government Relations. The Director of Policy and Regulatory Affairs will be a key member of the Government Relations team, supporting ANCOR’s government relations through public policy and regulatory analysis.

DEIA Commitment: We are committed to mitigating bias in our hiring processes and creating diverse candidate pools. Additionally, we try to live our mission by highlighting accessibility as part of our organizational commitment. More information about our hiring process is provided below. 

For more information visit https://www.ancor.org/careers/director-of-policy-and-regulatory-affairs-ancor/

[Date: April 2, 2024]


Executive Director - National Down Syndrome Congress 

The National Down Syndrome Congress (NDSC) is excited to announce a search for an Executive Director. The Executive Director is responsible for providing strategic leadership for the NDSC by working with the NDSC Board, its Executive Committee, and members of the NDSC Foundation to establish long-range goals, strategies, plans, and policies. The Executive Director is also responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the organization, managing staff, and ensuring the organization's financial sustainability.
The NDSC is seeking an energetic leader who can facilitate the critical work needed to further the outcomes for individuals with Down syndrome, their families, and the broader community. 

For more information, visit: https://www.ndsccenter.org/job-opening-executive-director/

[Date: February 8, 2024]


Manager, Health Policy and Payment - APTA 

This position will work to manage relationships with insurers to promote physical therapy health benefits. Implements strategies to support organizational priorities with focus on departmental contributions to public engagement strategy for Association. Supervises staff including ensuring adherence to Association policies and procedures, coaching staff and supporting engagement and participation in the workplace. Supports appointed and member volunteer groups and APTA leadership. Prepares for approval compliance requirements and documents and seeks out opportunities for continuous quality improvement in department activities. Effective champion of the Association vision, mission and brand.

For more information, visit: https://www.paycomonline.net/v4/ats/web.php/jobs/ViewJobDetails?job=161535&clientkey=AE401539AD101CD1A03A71FD6EF5FCE1

[Date: January 5, 2024]


Director of Communications - CommunicationFIRST

The Director of Communications is a new, fully remote, full-time position at CommunicationFIRST. The successful candidate will play a key role in the organization’s growth, outreach, and success. CommunicationFIRST has an important story to communicate, and we try to tell it well through words, graphics, and the moving image. We are looking for a person who will help us find new ways to better represent our work, reach new audiences, and expand the organization’s impact. 

For more information, visit: https://communicationfirst.org/job-openings/

[Date: January 4, 2024]


National Disability Rights Network – DC

Public Policy Analyst

 The National Disability Rights Network (NDRN) is seeking a Public Policy Analyst for advocacy work on Capitol Hill and with the Administration; dissemination of public policy/legislative resource materials to NDRN membership; representation of NDRN on task forces, committees, and coalitions; communication with Members of Congress, public officials, and the public, and other duties designed to enhance the P&A and CAP systems. 

 Please submit a cover letter explaining your interest and resume either to:

E-mail - policy_analyst@ndrn.org (Subject: Public Policy Analyst Position); or

Mail - 820 First Street, NE, Suite 740, Washington, DC 20002.

No phone calls, please.

Link https://www.ndrn.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/12/NDRN-Public-Policy-Analyst-Job-Description-final.pdf

[Date: January 2, 2024]


Senior Inclusion Concierge - The Kelsey

Inclusion Concierge staff are a key feature of The Kelsey. They deliver programming to residents, support community within the building and into the surrounding area, and help connect residents with disabilities to essential services, activities, and other needs outside the building. They are part of the community and play a daily role in fostering inclusion, supporting a quality resident experience, and promoting connections between neighbors. Inclusion Concierge team members are a valuable amenity for all our residents, with and without disabilities and provide key housing-related service for our residents with disabilities. Inclusion Concierge staff play a key role in bringing the community together.

We are hiring a full-time Senior Inclusion Concierge team member to join our growing resident services team. The Senior Inclusion Concierge team member will work at The Kelsey Ayers Station housing community located on N First Street in San Jose, California.

The first six months of this Senior Inclusion Concierge role will solely be dedicated to supporting The Kelsey Ayer Station. After six months, this position will split time evenly between serving as a Senior Inclusion Concierge for The Kelsey Ayer Station and supporting the resident services team to gain a deeper understanding of resident experiences. This will enhance insights, learning, and inform program goals and initiatives for future The Kelsey communities. 

For more information, visit: https://thekelsey.org/senior-inclusion-concierge/

[Date: December 16, 2023]


Inclusion Concierge - The Kelsey

Apply by January 19, 2024: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe9Imlq-e5DnlwdJTMJuUbfMHXEamZ6niypXURLam7O_c2now/viewform

Inclusion Concierge staff are a key feature of The Kelsey. They deliver programming to residents, support community within the building and into the surrounding area, and help connect residents with disabilities to essential services, activities, and other needs outside the building. They are part of the community and play a daily role in fostering inclusion, supporting a quality resident experience, and promoting connections between neighbors. Inclusion Concierge team members are a valuable amenity for all our residents, with and without disabilities and provide key housing-related service for our residents with disabilities. Inclusion Concierge staff play a key role in bringing the community together.

We are hiring a full time Inclusion Concierge team member to join our growing resident services team. This Inclusion Concierge team member will live within the community and reside at The Kelsey Ayer Station housing community in a fully paid apartment home located on N First Street, San Jose, California. 

For more information, visit: https://thekelsey.org/inclusion-concierge/

[Date: December 16, 2023]


Project Manager, Government Relations - JFNA

The Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) consist of 146 Jewish Federations and dozens of Network communities which collectively raise and distribute more than $3 billion annually to support flourishing Jewish life and the needs of the Jewish people in their home communities and around the world. The Jewish Federation system, among the top 10 charities on the continent, leads the largest network of volunteer and professional leaders who build and sustain Jewish communities that are healthy, safe, caring, welcoming and inclusive, educated and engaged, involved in the broader community, and deeply connected to Israel and the global Jewish people.

For more information, visit: https://www.jewishfederations.org/career-opportunities/project-manager-government-relations-jfna

[Date: December 6, 2023]


Federal Policy Manager - RespectAbility

Reporting to the Senior Director of Policy and serving as an integral member of RespectAbility’s Policy and Civic Engagement Department, the Manager of Federal Policy is a full-time position responsible for working with the policy team, board members, advisors, volunteers, and partners to achieve the policy and advocacy goals outlined in RespectAbility’s strategic plan. The Manager of Federal Policy helps to lead public policy analysis, advocacy, and implementation of key laws, regulations, and actions of material importance to the operations of RespectAbility. The Manager of Federal Policy provides the substantive expertise and direction needed to achieve the organization’s public policy goals; influences state and federal elected bodies, elected officials and administrative agencies. They will build systems, processes, and tools to track, measure, report, and communicate on legislative activity, priorities, progress in real time for internal and external stakeholders. They are charged with public policy development for a broad range of policy issues and will work will all members of the policy team to advance our public policy and advocacy priorities and positions, and overall strategic positioning. 

For more information, visit: https://www.respectability.org/about-us/careers/#federalpolicymanager


[Date: December 5, 2023]


Disability Policy Advisor - PVA

Responsible for representing Paralyzed Veterans of America on Capitol Hill, at federal agencies, and within the national disability community on federal disability rights issues. 

For more information, visit: https://www.paycomonline.net/v4/ats/web.php/jobs/ViewJobDetails?job=100747&clientkey=E4BB2B46BD8F408A820031169560DC4E

[Date: November 22, 2023]


Director of Advocacy and Governmental Affairs - American Council of the Blind 

The American Council of the Blind seeks a Director of Advocacy and Governmental Affairs to join our team! The Director of Advocacy and Governmental Affairs leads the promotion and development of ACB’s advocacy and legislative agendas (e.g., strategic goals, initiatives) through maintaining relationships with elected and appointed government officials, corporate partners, and disability and civil rights organizations. 

For more information, visit: https://www.acb.org/jobs#DirectorAdvoandGovtAffairs

[Date: November 16, 2023]


2024 Public Policy Fellowship Program - The Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. Foundation

We seek an exemplary professional, a person experiencing disability, or a family member of someone with intellectual or developmental disabilities to serve as a 2024 Public Policy Fellow in Washington, DC.

The Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. Foundation Public Policy Fellowship is a one-year, full-time, intensive immersion experience. Fellows are assigned for a full year to actively participate in public policy development in the offices of a Member of Congress, a Congressional committee, or more rarely in a federal agency. The purpose of the Fellowship is to prepare emerging and established leaders to assume new public policy leadership roles at the state or national levels. The Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. Foundation Public Policy Fellowship is a one-year, full-time, intensive immersion experience in Washington, D.C. During the year, Fellows will learn first-hand:

  • how federal legislation is initiated, developed, and passed by Congress;
  • how programs are administered and regulations promulgated by federal agencies; and
  • how the organized disability community works to shape public policy for people with disabilities and their families.

For more information, visit: https://c-c-d.org/members/news/FellowshipAnnouncementDisseminated.pdf
Application: https://jpkf.org/application-form/ 

[Date: October 31, 2023]


Health Staff Attorney/Policy Advocate - Justice in Aging 

Justice in Aging seeks an attorney or policy advocate with at least three years of experience and a strong commitment to advancing equity, to join our Health Team. Our work addresses the systemic and intersectional inequities faced by older adults of color, older women, LGBTQ+ older adults, older adults with disabilities, and older adults who are immigrants or have limited English proficiency. The successful candidate will work to increase equitable access to oral health for low income older adults and improve Medicare for people who are dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid. 

For more information, visit https://justiceinaging.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/10/Medicare-Attorney-Policy-Advocate-Job-Description-October-2023.pdf?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=6c03afc3-0ab7-4119-ab66-c4cc2aef2648

[Date: October 30, 2023]


NDRN is Hiring!

NDRN is hiring for multiple positions and invites any qualified candidates to apply. Additional information about each position, including application timelines and closing dates, can be found by clicking on the link for each position or on the NDRN Careers page.

  • Staff Attorney – Provide technical assistance and training on rights and strategies related to vocational rehabilitation, transition services, and employment.
  • Disability Advocacy Specialist – provide training and technical assistance on work incentives benefits and employment services.
  • Director of Finance and Administration – maintain overall responsibility for the financial operations of NDRN and lead NDRN’s Finance and Administration team.

[Date: October 19, 2023]


The Jewish Federations of North America

Project Assistant, Holocaust Survivor Care & Institute Aging, Trauma
Assistant Manager, Projects, Holocaust Survivor Care
Assistant Manager, Partnerships and Grants, Holocaust Survivor Care
Project Manager, Holocaust Survivor Care & Institute Aging, Trauma
Assistant Director, Strategic Partnerships, Holocaust Survivor Care
Assistant Director, Strategic Partnerships, Holocaust Survivor Care

[Date: October 19, 2023]


Specialist, Grassroots and Advocacy Engagement - Goodwill Industries International, Inc. (GII) 

RESPONSIBLE TO: Vice President of Government Affairs

DIVISION/DEPART: Government Relations/Legal

SUPERVISES: N/A

FLSA STATUS: Exempt

INCUMBENT: None

BASIC FUNCTIONS:

- Engages with local Goodwill organizations to enhance advocacy engagement.
- Develops and implements grassroots/grasstops advocacy campaigns, utilizing the Legislative Action
- Center, social media and other digital strategies.
- Supports planning of GII’s annual advocacy event.

For more information, visit https://1.adp.com/CZCTgnudjVM

[Date: October 5, 2023]


Internship/fellowship: 2024 Paul G. Hearne Emerging Leader Award   - AAPD 

AAPD is seeking to recognize two (2) emerging leaders or groups with disabilities who exemplify leadership, advocacy, and dedication to the broader cross-disability community. People can apply as an individual or as a group up to four (4) people being recognized for the award. Awardees will receive $7,500 to further a new or existing initiative that increases opportunities for people with disabilities and $2,500 in recognition of their outstanding contributions to the disability community.

We encourage applicants who self-identify as an emerging leader with a disability to apply, regardless of U.S. citizenship, incarceration status, or age. We especially encourage people who have experienced intersecting forms of discrimination and from historically excluded backgrounds, rural areas, and U.S. territories to apply. An applicant’s status as an emerging leader is not necessarily tied to age, education status, employment, or specific experience or involvement in the disability community.

For more information, visit https://www.aapd.com/paul-g-hearne-emerging-leaders-award/

[Date: October 2, 2023]


2024 AAPD Summer Internship Program  - AAPD 

The AAPD Summer Internship Program is a professional and career development opportunity for disabled students and recent graduates. In this program, participants access meaningful employment, gain leadership skills, and connect to the broader disability community. We place college students, graduate students, law students, and recent graduates with all types of disabilities in a 10-week paid summer internship for 32 hours a week with Congressional offices, federal agencies, and nonprofit and for-profit organizations within the Washington, DC area and nationwide.

For Summer 2024, AAPD will offer a hybrid internship program with some interns joining remotely from across the country while some interns will be based in Washington DC.

During the summer, interns will:
Build their leadership and advocacy skills in our Disability Advocacy Certificate Program
Connect one on one with a mentor who has similar professional goals and interests
Join virtual weekly community events

AAPD provides all interns with a competitive living stipend, transportation to and from Washington, DC, and supports for housing and technology.

For more information, visit https://www.aapd.com/summer-internship-program/

[Date: October 2, 2023]


Civil Rights - Supported Decision-Making Staff Attorney - Center for Public Representation 

The Center for Public Representation (CPR) is seeking a new Staff Attorney!

This position is for a staff attorney with up to 3 years of legal experience who is committed to advancing the civil and decision-making rights of people with disabilities and who is dedicated to racial and social justice.

This attorney would join our systemic litigation and policy team to promote civil rights, self-determination, community integration, and improvements in services for people with disabilities throughout the country. This attorney would also be an integral part of CPR’s Supported Decision-Making Initiatives, which focus on ensuring people with disabilities exercise choice in all aspects of their lives. 

For more information, visit https://www.centerforpublicrep.org/wp-content/uploads/CPR-Staff-Attorney-SDM-Job-Posting-FINAL-1.pdf

[Date: August 29, 2023]


Aging Policy Director - ADvancing States 

ADvancing States represents the nation’s 56 state and territorial agencies on aging and disabilities and supports visionary state leadership, the advancement of state systems innovation, and the articulation of national policies that support home and community-based services for older adults and individuals with disabilities. ADvancing States is seeking an aging policy director. The director will have the responsibility for providing technical assistance and training to the nation’s state aging directors. The successful candidate will be a college graduate with a minimum of five years of experience in aging; strong leadership skills; demonstrated written and oral communication skills; and possess analytical capability.
This position is full-time and based in Arlington, Virginia. Some travel is required. 

For more information, visit https://c-c-d.org/members/news/aging_director_2023.pdf 

[Date: August 10, 2023]


Specialist, State Legislative Affairs - APTA

About APTA

Do you want to contribute to an organization dedicated to improving societal health? Would you like to collaborate with colleagues who are passionate about making a difference? Are you excited to work in a new state-of-the-art building designed to encourage movement, participation, and employee health?

Then you want to work for APTA!

APTA is the trusted leader for the physical therapy profession, representing more than 100,000 physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, and physical therapy students. Our approximately 150 employees support the association’s mission to build a community that advances the profession of physical therapy to improve the health of society. Learn more in our Association Profile.

For more information, visit
https://www.paycomonline.net/v4/ats/web.php/jobs/ViewJobDetails?job=139857&clientkey=AE401539AD101CD1A03A71FD6EF5FCE1

[Date: August 2, 2023]


Manager, State Affairs - APTA

Brief Desciption:  This position is the lead for the Association's State Affairs department.
Unit/Department: Public Affairs/State Affairs
FLSA Status:  Full-time, Exempt
Location:  This position is located on-site at the APTA headquarters in Alexandria, VA
For more information, visit
https://www.paycomonline.net/v4/ats/web.php/jobs/ViewJobDetails?job=129905&clientkey=AE401539AD101CD1A03A71FD6EF5FCE1

[Date: June 12, 2023]