Community Organizer III, Disability Advocates of Kent County, Grand Rapids, MI

About the Position

Disability Advocates of Kent County is seeking a Community Organizer III to join our dynamic and dedicated organization.  This is an hourly, 40 hours per week, non-exempt position with full time benefits including health, dental, short and long term disability, a generous paid time off plan, flexible hours and more.  Starting wage of approximately $18 per hour.

The Community Organizer III is an integral part in the planning, development, and implementation of all aspects of the Advocacy Department of Disability Advocates of Kent County.  The primary function of the Community Organizer III is to provide community organizing and administrative support to the development of a Common Disability Agenda (CDA).  The CDA seeks to bring together the disability community, organizational representatives, and community stakeholders in Kent County to identify and then work on significant issues that impact people living with disabilities.  The Community Organizer III will assist issue teams by planning and implementing assertive public policy change efforts through organizing trainings, recording minutes, and scheduling meetings among other tasks.                                                                             

Education and Experience

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree (Masters preferred) in Public Administration, Community Planning, Social Work, or related field or significant experience in these areas.
  • Experience: Previous non-profit experience preferred especially with the Disability community.
  • Professional written and oral communication skills, including public speaking.
  • Ability to follow direction and take initiative with exceptional time management and organizational skills.
  • Interpersonal skills and ability to participate in and work to build a collaborative team.

Work Environment and Abilities

This job will be performed in a standard office environment with most communication through in-person meetings, email and phone conversations.  In addition, attendance at meetings in and out of the office is expected; therefore, self-identified mode of transportation is required.   Communication with Disability Advocates’ coworkers, supervisor, directors, board members and outside entities to successfully perform functions of the job is expected.

We advocate and facilitate action by persons with disabilities and the community to achieve equal access for all. We support equal employment opportunities at Disability Advocates for persons with disabilities through various workplace accommodations, therefore we encourage persons with disabilities and veterans to apply. 


Please check our website for a more detailed job description and information about our organization   If interested, please send your resume and cover letter to:  or Disability Advocates of Kent County, Attn:  Human Resources, 3600 Camelot Drive SE, Grand Rapids, MI  49546. Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled.  No phone calls, please. EOE

Disability Advocates of Kent County
Grand Rapids, MI
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