Education Advocate, Endependence Center, Inc., Norfolk, VA

About the Position

The Endependence Center is seeking an energetic, knowledgeable advocate to join our staff. If you have the required experience and are willing to work hard for justice, please send your resume to tmanno@endependence.org and indicate position applying for.

  • Will advocate for education policy that expands education opportunities for students with disabilities. 
  • The Education Advocacy Coordinator will provide individual and group training for students with disabilities to assist them with transition to adult living. 
  • This Coordinator will provide peer mentoring to students with disabilities. Additionally, they will advocate in collaboration with others to develop and implement strategies to expand compliance with disability rights laws. 
  • Must have extensive advocacy experience and knowledge of the education rights of students with disabilities. 
  • A person who possesses the appropriate experience could meet employment criteria if they have significant life skills and experience and meet other criteria described below. Must work from a foundation based on the ethics and integrity reflective of advocacy and rights. 
  • Must have the following experience: advocating with others to make change in the community; relating personal experiences with disability to others who also have a      disability; researching regulations and policies; organizing community events; and conducting training. 
  • Must have knowledge of the following: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act; Americans with Disabilities Act; and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. 
  • Must have personal experience with disability.

Prefer applicants with an undergraduate degree in a human services field, although a degree is not required if the applicant has significant disability advocacy experience.

Position requires employment of 40 hours a week. Most job activities occur Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm with some flextime. Must be available up to two evenings and one Saturday each month.

Annual starting salary range: $29,064- $34,445, plus benefits.

The Endependence Center is an equal opportunity employer.

Organization: 
Endependence Center, Inc.
Location: 
Norfolk, VA
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