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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.

Manager of State Policy - RespectAbility

Reporting to the Senior Director of Policy and Workforce Development and serving as an integral member of RespectAbility’s Policy and Practices Department, the Manager of State Policy is a full-time position responsible for working with the policy team, board members, volunteers, partners, and other stakeholders to achieve the policy and advocacy goals outlined in RespectAbility’s strategic plan and policy agenda.

The Manager of State Policy will assist in efforts to promote widespread use of RespectAbility’s recommendations on disability policy, job seeker supports, employer adoption of best practices, educational attainment, disability entrepreneurship, and more. They will collaborate with all members of the policy team to implement strategies and opportunities to educate and impact decision-makers at both the state and local level. They will contribute to advocacy and education efforts both informally through relationship building and through the legislative/regulatory process.

Link to full description and how to apply

[Date: July 1, 2022]


Policy & Advocacy Director - National Down Syndrome Congress 

Reporting to the NDSC Executive Director, the Policy & Advocacy Director directs and spearheads all federal, state and local policy initiatives on behalf of the National Down Syndrome Congress (NDSC). She/he oversees and works in constant collaboration with the NDSC Policy Team, the NDSC Executive Director and the NDSC Policy Advisory Council. She must possess the ability to analyze and respond to complex legal and legislative issues, communicate effectively through writing and public speaking, and professionally and effectively represent NDSC in all advocacy matters.

Link to full description and how to apply

[Date: June 10, 2022]


Executive Director - National Disability Rights Network

The National Disability Rights Network is seeking a transformational and visionary leader who holds disability justice as a core value.

Link to full description and how to apply

[Date: June 6, 2022]


Voting Rights Specialist - NDRN

The National Disability Rights Network (NDRN) seeks a Voting Rights Specialist to work with NDRN’s voting team to lead our coalition work with the disability rights community around protecting voting rights, expanding voter access for people with disabilities, and building a more inclusive democracy.

 Link to full description and how to apply

[Date: June 6, 2022]


 Voter Engagement Specialist - NDRN

The National Disability Rights Network (NDRN) seeks a Voter Engagement Specialist to work with NDRN’s voting team to increase engagement and enthusiasm among voters with disabilities to participate in the electoral process, while changing the public narrative around disability and voter participation in our democracy.

Link to full description and how to apply

[Date: June 6, 2022]


Manager, Public Policy and Advocacy - MDA

MDA Overview:

We believe our biggest asset is our combination of different backgrounds, cultures, and disciplines that come together to form one high-performing team. What we do starts with our people. As part of the worlds largest voluntary health organization for neuromuscular diseases, MDA is leading the way in improving quality of life for those living with neuromuscular disease.

Position Description:

The Manager, Public Policy and Advocacy will report to the Vice President, Public Policy and Advocacy. This individual will have experience working on national level public policy and advocacy efforts focused on one or more of the following; increasing access to health care, accelerating development of new treatments, and/or disability and accessibility policy. The Manager will be able to assist efforts on conceiving, enacting, and supporting the implementation of public policy proposals that benefit the neuromuscular disease community. This individual will work with colleagues across MDAs departments to ensure that efforts to serve the community align with the organizations advocacy priorities. The Manager may chiefly focus on policies pertaining to a policy area of focus (access to care, therapeutic development, or disability and accessibility) and report to the Director responsible for this area, and will be required to collaborate with coalition and policymaking partners, and other stakeholders to promote MDAs public policy and advocacy work.

Link to full description and how to apply

[Date: May 24, 2022]


Director of Public Policy and Advocacy for Disability Network - Lutheran Services in America

National nonprofit seeks a Director of Public Policy and Advocacy. Exciting opportunity to join a strong team dedicated to empowering people with disabilities to lead their best lives with dignity and independence in the home and community of their choice. The successful candidate will lead the pursuit of sound and compassionate public policies for a national network of mission-focused nonprofit organizations who support people with disabilities. In this role, you will lead advocacy on disability issues with Congress and the Administration as well as work directly to strengthen the ability of nonprofit organizations to support people with disabilities.

Link to full description and how to apply

[Date: May 20, 2022]


Public Relations Specialist - American Council of the Blind 

ACB is currently looking for a Public Relations Specialist in our national office in Alexandria, VA. Please see the position description and application instructions attached or via the following link. 

Link to full description and how to apply

[Date: May 17, 2022]


AAPD Summer Internship Program Coordinator - AAPD

The American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) is committed to fostering an inclusive work environment. Our office collaborates across initiatives to actively uplift and center the diversity of the disability community in our work. We are looking to hire a new staff member who embodies our mission and is invested in building leadership of the disability rights movement.

The AAPD Program Coordinator is responsible for the execution of all the primary components related to the AAPD Summer Internship Program, including the Disability Advocacy Certificate Program. Please see below for AAPD’s current COVID-19 protocols and the Summer Internship Program format.The Program Coordinator reports to the Programs Director to meet organizational goals and execute the day-to-day functions of both programs, 

Link to full description and how to apply

[Date: May 3, 2022]


Administrative Support Specialist - NDRN

Are you looking for an entry level position with a leader in disability rights advocacy?  Are you a self starter and an innovative thinker?  We need you!

The National Disability Rights Network (NDRN) is seeking a responsible Administrative Support Specialist to perform variety of administrative and clerical tasks. Duties of this position include providing support to our managers and employees, assisting in daily office needs and assisting the Office Manager.

Link to full description and how to apply

[Date: April 25, 2022]


Research Specialist - American Foundation for the Blind (AFB)

American Foundation for the Blind’s mission is to create a world of no limits for people who are blind or have low vision. AFB mobilizes supporters, engages leaders, advances understanding, and leverages research to champion policies and practices that improve the lives of its constituents.

Link to full description and how to apply

[Date: April 25, 2022]


Equity Attorney or Policy Advocate - Justice in Aging 

Justice in Aging seeks an attorney or policy advocate with at least 3 years of experience with a strong commitment to advancing equity for low-income older adults. The successful candidate will join our Equity Team 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. This new position will work in close collaboration with Justice in Aging’s Directing Attorney for Equity Advocacy and the Equity Team to implement the initiative.

This position can be based in any of our three offices (Washington, DC, Oakland CA, and Los Angeles CA), or work fully remotely. Most of Justice in Aging’s staff are currently working remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Applications should be submitted by May 2, 2022, for first consideration, although applications will be accepted until the position is filled. 

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

[Date: April 20, 2022]


Disability/immigration policy summer internship - The Young Center 

The Young Center invites applications from law and master’s students with excellent research and writing skills and an interest in disability issues and immigration law and policy for a summer internship with the Young Center’s Policy Program. The Policy Program is based in Washington, D.C., but the internship can be done remotely. The Intern will assist the Policy Team in advocating for policies that promote the best interests of unaccompanied and separated children. The Intern will primarily focus their work on issues related to unaccompanied immigrant youth with disabilities. Youth with disabilities, particularly those with mental health or neurodevelopmental disabilities, often face longer stays in government custody, are placed in more restrictive settings, and lack access to special education and other specialized supports and services. The internship will provide an opportunity to develop policy writing and research skills, gain exposure to policy advocacy, and deepen knowledge about disability rights in the context of the immigration system. The Intern will be directly supervised by the Policy Team’s Policy Analyst for Disability Rights (who is an attorney). 

Link to full description and how to apply

[Date: April 18, 2022]


Operations Director - DREDF 

The Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund (DREDF) is seeking a full-time (.80 to 1.0 FTE) Operations Director. The position requires a love of organization, attention to detail, and strong time management. The Organization Director’s responsibilities will fall into the areas of human resources, facilities, technology, and general operations.

We are currently planning ways to support flexibility for a hybrid of in-office and remote work that meets the need of the organization and staff. We expect that most staff will have the opportunity to work remotely at least one day of their work week. The Operations Director will need to be in the office at least four days a week upon hire as long as it is safe. 

Link to full description and how to apply

[Date: April 11, 2022]


Specialist, Health Policy and Payment  - APTA

A member of Public Affairs Unit that implements efforts to support organizational priorities and activities within the Health Policy and Payment department.

This position supports efforts with a focus on departmental contributions to public engagement strategy for the Association. Participates and support efforts for appointed and member volunteer groups and APTA leadership. Supports preparation of compliance requirements and documents and seeks out opportunities for continuous quality improvement in department activities. Effective champion of the Association vision, mission and brand.

Link to full description and how to apply

[Date: April 4, 2022]


Specialist, State Government Affairs - APTA

This position implements efforts to support organizational and state legislative priorities and activities within the State Affairs department. A member of Public Affairs that implements efforts to support organizational priorities and activities within the Government Affairs department. Supports unit efforts with a focus on departmental contributions, public engagement strategy, and membership strategy for the Association. Participates and support efforts for appointed and member volunteer groups and APTA leadership. Supports preparation of compliance requirements and documents and seeks out opportunities for continuous quality improvement in department activities. Effective champion of the Association vision, mission and brand.

Link to full description and how to apply

[Date: March 18, 2022]



Jobs - Tourette Association of America

The Tourette Association of America is seeking to fill the following positions:

Director of Community Programs (link to full descritption)

Manager of Programs/CDC Co-Ag Project Director (link to full descritption)

Research and Medical Coordinator (link to full descritption)

[Date: February 28, 2022]



Associate Director, Federal Affairs - American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

This position is responsible for engaging in federal strategic lobbying activities to advance the Association’s public policy agenda, as well as coordinating virtual and in-person congressional advocacy by ASHA members on behalf of the professions of audiology and speech-language pathology. 

Link to full description and how to apply

[Date: February 23, 2022]


Manager, Coding and Payment Policy – American Occupational Therapy Association 

The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) is seeking a Manager of Coding & Payment Policy to add to their team. The Manager, Coding & Payment Policy provides implementation of the Association’s activities in coding and reimbursement, supportive regulatory analysis and advocacy, and communication to members. Maintains AOTA’s staff and Advisor relationships with the AMA CPT Editorial Panel and RUC Panel and advocates on behalf of the profession to promote and protect the code set. Provides ongoing coding education to members in various formats. Technical work requires high level of written and oral skill, as well as quantitative data analysis. 

Link to full description and how to apply

[Date: February 17, 2022]


Specialist, State Affairs - APTA

A member of Public Affairs that implements efforts to support organizational priorities and activities within the Government Affairs department. Supports unit efforts with a focus on departmental contributions, public engagement strategy, and membership strategy for the Association. Participates and support efforts for appointed and member volunteer groups and APTA leadership. Supports preparation of compliance requirements and documents and seeks out opportunities for continuous quality improvement in department activities. Effective champion of the Association vision, mission and brand.

Link to full description and how to apply

[Date: February 15, 2022]


Policy Advisor or Senior Policy Advisor - The Learning Policy Institute (LPI) 

The Learning Policy Institute (LPI) is seeking to hire a Policy Advisor/Senior Policy Advisor.   LPI seeks candidates with a passion for LPI’s mission to bring high-quality research to policy makers and policy influencers to shape education policies and improve learning for each and every child. The Policy Advisor/Senior Policy Advisor will play a key role in the development and execution of LPI’s federal evidence-based policy outreach (position based in Washington, DC). 

Link to full description and how to apply

[Date: February 14, 2022]


Housing and Economic Security Attorney or Policy Advocate - Justice in Aging

Justice in Aging is hiring for two positions in the Washington, DC area: 

Housing and Economic Security Attorney or Policy Advocate 

The Housing and Economic Security Attorney or Policy Advocate will join our Economic Security team and work to increase equitable access to housing and economic security for low-income older adults through federal legislative and administrative advocacy.

Link to full description and how to apply

Health Attorney or Health Policy Advocate - Justice in Aging

The Health Attorney or Health Policy Advocate will join our Health team and work to increase equitable access to health care, home and community-based services, and long-term care for low-income older adults through federal legislative and administrative advocacy. 

Read the full position descriptions. Please share this announcement broadly

Link to full description and how to apply

[Date: February 8, 2022]


Counsel, Health Equity & Justice – National Women’s Law Center

The National Women’s Law Center seeks a Counsel whose focus will be growing our state health equity and justice work.  As a member of the Reproductive Rights and Health team, the Counsel will support the Law Center’s legal and policy work related to health access particularly for BIPOC women, women with few financial resources and women who face other barriers to care. This role is a term-limited two-year position.

Link to full description and how to apply

[Date: February 3, 2022]


Adocate - Disability Rights Maryland (DRM)

DRM seeks a passionate, civil rights-oriented, full-time Advocate to support our goal to advance the civil and human rights of people with disabilities in Maryland.  The Advocate will conduct interviews and investigations, develop materials, engage in outreach and education, and provide support for team’s policy, legislative, and litigation.


Link to full description and how to apply

[Date: January 31, 2022]


President & CEO – National Alliance for Caregiving

The National Alliance for Caregiving is a Section 501(c)(3) public charity that is a national and international influencer, working to advocate on behalf of family caregivers through the development of public policy research, the sharing of innovative best practices, and engagement with policymakers and key stakeholders in the United States and abroad. The role of President and Chief Executive Officer (President/CEO) requires an engaged, passionate leader who is willing to roll up their sleeves to carry out research, engage in advocacy, and drive policy changes that improve the lives of family caregivers. The President/CEO has full responsibility and accountability for the success of the organization.

Link to full description and how to apply

[Date: January 27, 2022]