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Public Policy Fellow

updated January 11, 2022

Job Title: Public Policy Fellow
Reports To: Deputy Executive Director / Executive Director
FLSA Status: Exempt
New or Existing: New, Full-time
Starting Salary: $ 45,000 annual + benefits
Duration: This position is grant funded from date of hire through December 31, 2023.
Location: Austin, TX

About CTD

The Coalition of Texans with Disabilities (CTD) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization with a mission to ensure that people with disabilities may live, learn, work, play, and participate fully in their community of choice. More about CTD.

Job Description

CTD seeks to fill a full-time Public Policy Fellow position in Austin, TX. Under the direction and mentorship of CTD’s Executive Director and Deputy Executive Director, the Fellow will engage in a variety of professional developmental activities, acquire a sound knowledge of public policy, and work hands-on in one of Texas’ oldest and largest cross-disability advocacy organizations. Policy focus will be on Medicaid community care programs for people with disabilities and older adults, plus secondary focus on a Medicaid dental benefit for adults with disabilities. The individual will have significant professional responsibilities and will contribute meaningfully to our mission, while developing the skills and experience needed to work effectively at the state and community levels.


Build a deep understanding of policy regarding Texans with disabilities. Become adept at working with and training self-advocates with disabilities with diverse backgrounds and their families. Develop the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities to become an effective member of the developmental disability and cross-disability communities.



$3,750 / month (based on annual salary of $45,000) + benefits.

CTD offers excellent benefits, including health insurance, dental insurance, vision, 3% match for personal IRA accounts, free on-site parking, ability to work from home, generous paid vacation, and holidays. 

Submittal Instructions

Email a cover letter, resume, and references to Deputy Executive Director Chase Bearden at, subject line "CTD Public Policy Fellow Position." The cover letter should describe your interest in the position and include a detailed explanation of how your experience meets the minimum qualifications and prepares you for the responsibilities outlined in the job description. No phone calls please. 

This posting will remain open until the position is filled. 

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