Work with CTD

Posted Jan. 7, 2020

Advocacy Director

Background

Texans with disabilities are often last in line in our society in access to education, employment, transportation, housing, health care, recreation, voting, and more. This must change.

The organization

The Coalition of Texans with Disabilities (CTD) was founded in 1978 by Texans with disabilities and remains directed by a 12-member Board, comprised of a majority of people with disabilities and/or parents of children with disabilities. As a non-profit cross-disability organization, CTD represents people with intellectual, developmental, acquired, sensory, and age-related disabilities. Driven by innovation and creativity, CTD work goes beyond advocacy to state and local community organizing, consulting, arts programming, and social entrepreneurship. More about us.

The job

This is not the usual workplace and not the usual job posting. We are seeking an Advocacy Director to be part of a skilled, experienced team. We are few, but we are well positioned in the Capitol, state agencies, and the media. CTD has numerous partners among disability groups, trade associations, and private sector lobbyists. Our expectation is that the Advocacy Director will represent CTD and people with disabilities with skill, professionalism, problem-solving, autonomy, and a high degree of integrity. Like our citizens with disabilities, CTD seeks inclusion across the board and we engage in a wide variety of issues.

While the Advocacy Director will work on many issues, we envision a concentration in special education and children with disabilities.

Under the direction of the Executive Director, the Director of Advocacy will assist with development, implementation, and oversight of public policy and CTD advocacy activities.

Educational and Experience Requirements

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

Compensation

The selected candidate will receive a fair salary commensurate with qualifications, though applicants should understand that CTD won’t have the highest salary scale in town. CTD supplements this with generous benefits including health/ dental/ vision insurance, matching retirement, and a progressive personal time off policy. CTD embraces a supportive culture that recognizes the need for flexibility for family responsibilities and the desire to participate in community activities of value. Self-direction and autonomy are core principles we believe in for people with disabilities and our employees.

To respond

Email resume and letter of interest to dborel@txdisabilities.org Advocacy Director in subject line. No phone calls, please. References will be requested for finalists. Posting open until filled.

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