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Manager of State Policy

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.

Qualifications

  • Strong commitment to the mission and vision of the organization, including diversity, equity, and opportunity for people of all backgrounds and abilities.
  • Commitment to people with disabilities/disability issues as well as a strong interest in issues of intersectionality and other marginalized communities.
  • Ability to collaborate with Senior Director of Policy and Workforce Development to strategically grow our work.
  • Talented, detail-oriented, initiative-taking, and honest professional with proven track record of success.
  • Excellent writing and communication skills, including grammar and spelling.
  • Minimum of three years of combined experience in such areas as public policy, direct service for youth with disabilities, job coaching, campaign management, or systems change/advocacy experience.
  • Managerial and administrative experience.
  • Ability and willingness to work flexibly in a fast-paced, fast-growing, dynamic, nonprofit environment.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and willingness to learn other systems and tools
  • Significant organizational skills plus a sense of humor and can-do attitude.
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred, but not required.

Core Responsibilities

All employees of RespectAbility will conduct themselves in accordance with its Core Tenets:

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility
Collaboration
Commitment to Performance Metrics

Key Responsibilities

Program Support

  • Manage overall state policy program, including tracking, identifying, and seizing opportunities to affect legislative, regulatory, and administrative action at the state level so that people with disabilities can get the education, employment, and entrepreneurial opportunities they need to succeed.
  • Build or strengthen relationships of trust with state public officials to create opportunities to educate and advocate on these issues.
  • Collaborate with partners, including state and local government, disability and service organizations, businesses serving not-for-profit organizations, and employers to identify and implement key systemic and policy issues solutions to barriers for success.
  • Assist with strategies and opportunities to educate any impact decision-makers in state capitals on the key issues identified facing people with disabilities, both informally and in the legislative and regulatory process.
  • Contribute as a member of the Policy Team, collaborating with federal counterpart to standardize approaches to issues, as well as multi-state/federal practices.
  • Produce documents from letters to reports and instructional documents, and PowerPoint documents.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Resource Development – Fundraising/Grants

  • Steward and support the development and growth of partnership opportunities to deepen engagement and meaningful collaboration between the organization and funders.
  • Collaborate with the Development Team to create funding proposals and giving campaigns to support the work of the Policy Team.

Management

  • Train, supervise, and manage direct reports, which may include associates, and will include apprentices/fellows in RespectAbility’s National Leadership Program.
  • Participate in all RespectAbility’s meetings and relevant program activities
  • Complete administrative functions

Communication

The Manager of State Policy will maintain necessary and professional internal and external communication to meet the scope of work for which they are responsible. External communications may include:

  • Conduct trainings and webinars
  • Maintain timely and ongoing communication with internal and external stakeholders through email, phone, and other forms of communication
  • Provide additional communication, as needed, to promote confidence in our leadership and their ability to move the mission and maintain partnerships

Salary range: $50k to $70k. To apply, please send your resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to [email protected].

RespectAbility is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices. We value a diverse workforce and strive to be a fully inclusive and equitable workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, age, record of arrest or conviction, or other legally protected characteristics. Black people, Indigenous people, people of color; lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex people, people of marginalized genders; people with disabilities; protected veterans; and formerly incarcerated individuals are all strongly encouraged to apply.

When an applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to compete for a job, they may request it orally or in writing. Please contact Human Resources by email or phone: Tonya Koslo at [email protected] or 202-517-6272.

Individual Giving Manager

RespectAbility’s Individual Giving Manager will work with the organization’s Senior Director of Inclusive Philanthropy, CEO, staff, and board to generate contributions from individuals, build and maintain an annual giving calendar, create a planned giving program, develop communications materials for donors, manage events and one-on-one meetings with donor prospects, and maintain relationships with current funders. This position will report to the Senior Director of Inclusive Philanthropy and involve management of associate-level staff and part-time apprentices.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Create and maintain an annual giving calendar that includes a donor communications schedule as well as performance evaluation and reporting systems.
  • Refresh existing donor stewardship and cultivation processes.
  • Research prospective donors and establish contact with prospects, as necessary.
  • Produce donor engagement materials, including special letters, gift acknowledgments, and other communications with donors, in collaboration with the Communications Department.
  • Work with the Director of Finance and Administration and other staff to process gifts and pledges, handle data entry, and donor record maintenance.
  • Cultivate, empower and support our Board of Directors in development activities in coordination with the CEO and other Development staff. This includes helping to recruit and cultivate new board members with high integrity, commitment, networking, and fundraising/gift capacity.
  • Assist the Senior Director of Inclusive Philanthropy and Development in managing development staff in development operations, annual fund solicitations, major gift solicitations, database management, reports to funders, lead generation, and relationship management with existing funders and prospective donors.
  • Manage associate-level staff and National Leadership Program Apprentices who are working with this department and ensure their professional development is on track for future career success in this field.
  • Plan and oversee organization of fundraising events including luncheon presentations and parlor meetings.
  • Other tasks as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum of three years of full-time experience in nonprofit fundraising and donor relations required.
  • Strong commitment to the mission and vision of the organization, including fighting stigmas and advancing opportunity for people of all backgrounds and abilities.
  • Commitment to disability issues as well as a strong interest in issues of intersectionality and other marginalized communities.
  • Exceptional “people-skills” and interpersonal communication abilities that can be used in meetings with current and prospective funders.
  • Interest and/or potential to grow in managerial responsibilities, including oversight of junior staff.
  • Ability to work with CEO, board, and staff to identify, research, and connect with potential funding sources – especially high net worth philanthropists and major foundations.
  • Talented, detail-oriented, highly motivated, and honest professional with proven fundraising success.
  • Experience with data entry and database management required.
  • Excellent writing and communications skills including grammar and spelling.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Excellent internet research skills
  • Ability and willingness to work flexibly in a fast-paced, fast-growing, dynamic mission-driven nonprofit.
  • Team player who is upbeat and excited to work with our expanding team.
  • Bilingual (especially Spanish proficiency) a positive.
  • Experience with eTapestry or other Blackbaud databases a big plus.

Salary range: $50k to $70k. To apply, please send your resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to [email protected].

RespectAbility is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices. We value a diverse workforce and strive to be a fully inclusive and equitable workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, age, record of arrest or conviction, or other legally protected characteristics. Black people, Indigenous people, people of color; lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex people, people of marginalized genders; people with disabilities; protected veterans; and formerly incarcerated individuals are all strongly encouraged to apply.

When an applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to compete for a job, they may request it orally or in writing. Please contact Human Resources by email or phone: Tonya Koslo at [email protected] or 202-517-6272.

Operations Manager

RespectAbility’s Operations Manager is responsible for assisting with all financial and administrative operations at RespectAbility. This is a full-time, remote position that reports to the Senior Director of Finance and Administration. The Operations Manager is responsible for supporting the day-to-day operations of RespectAbility, event and meeting planning, and assisting with various Human Resources functions.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Operations and Finance

  • Attend all staff and managers meetings
  • Locate vendors and purchase supplies
  • Assist with administering accounts for organization
  • File state charity registrations
  • File state and local business paperwork
  • Assist with Accounts Payable
  • Assist with invoicing
  • Assist with reconciliation of company credit cards
  • Assist with setting up vendor and service accounts
  • Create and refine operations and finance policies and procedures
  • Other tasks and duties as assigned

Human Resources

  • Assist with job postings and managing all recruitment activities, including reference checks, hiring, and onboarding
  • Assist with job postings and managing all apprentice/fellow recruitment activities, placements, and onboarding
  • Assist with maintaining personnel files
  • Assist with unemployment verifications
  • Assist with insurance paperwork
  • Create and refine human resources policies and procedures
  • Other tasks and duties as assigned

Event Planning and Coordination

  • Assist with planning and executing all Board, Advisor, and Committee meetings, including event logistics
  • Lead and coordinate efforts to organize all virtual and in-person events hosted by RespectAbility, including focus groups, conferences, staff gatherings, and other events

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum of five years of work experience; nonprofit experience preferred; experience with administrative work/operations and working with Boards a plus.
  • Strong knowledge and/or experience with budgeting, finance, human resources, and/or event planning required; experience with QuickBooks a plus.
  • Experience with helping identify and support accommodations for a wide range of disabilities preferred.
  • Strong commitment to the mission and vision of the organization, including fighting stigmas and advancing opportunity for people of all backgrounds and abilities.
  • Commitment to disability issues as well as a strong interest in issues of intersectionality and other marginalized communities.
  • Exceptional “people-skills” and interpersonal communication abilities, including via email.
  • Interest and/or potential to grow in managerial responsibilities, including oversight of junior staff.
  • Talented, detail-oriented, highly motivated, and honest professional.
  • Experience with data entry and database management required.
  • Excellent writing and communications skills, including ability to create reports and standard operating procedures.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and Zoom.
  • Ability and willingness to work flexibly in a fast-paced, fast-growing, dynamic mission-driven nonprofit.
  • Team player who is upbeat and excited to work with our expanding team.
  • Bilingual (especially Spanish proficiency) a positive.
  • Experience with eTapestry or other Blackbaud databases a big plus.

Salary range: $50k to $70k. To apply, please send your resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to [email protected].

RespectAbility is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices. We value a diverse workforce and strive to be a fully inclusive and equitable workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, age, record of arrest or conviction, or other legally protected characteristics. Black people, Indigenous people, people of color; lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex people, people of marginalized genders; people with disabilities; protected veterans; and formerly incarcerated individuals are all strongly encouraged to apply.

When an applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to compete for a job, they may request it orally or in writing. Please contact Human Resources by email or phone: Tonya Koslo at [email protected] or 202-517-6272.

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