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Research, Tools & Training Associate/Manager

Research, Tools & Training Associate/Manager sought to support RespectAbility’s work to advance education, employment and entrepreneurship opportunities and success for people with disabilities.

POSITION SUMMARY

RespectAbility’s Research, Tools & Training Associate will assist in research and program development around best practices on key skills, employment and entrepreneurship policy and practices. They will help create useful materials and trainings for job seekers with disabilities, workforce professionals serving job seekers with disabilities, employers and other key stakeholders. They will assist in organizing webinars to facilitate knowledge translation, and preparing accessible materials. This is a role for someone with a background in research, excellent organizational skills, and experience in vocational rehabilitation and/or workforce development issues.

Founded in 2013, RespectAbility is looking to amplify our organizational impact, train more activists, leaders and professionals on best practices and provide useful materials to decision makers in the field. Salary, healthcare, vacation and other benefits provided. Position will work remotely at least for the duration of the pandemic. We prefer people located near our offices in Rockville, Maryland, or Los Angeles, California but will consider people in other locations. 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Working as a part of a team, will research, draft, edit and distribute new toolkits covering successful disability employment practices around self-employment, business ownership and telecommuting. These toolkits will involve assessing existing materials, determining material utility and drafting comprehensive documents to support decision makers in the field.
  • Research promising or emerging practices related to disability, diversity and inclusion efforts among leading employers in the nonprofit sector, the financial services arena, government employment and the world of federal contracting. This will include tracking key topics in the world of disability employment and identifying emerging trends.
  • Organize webinars or other online virtual learning opportunities to facilitate knowledge translation of documented best practices to leaders in the private, public and nonprofit sectors. Webinar management will include recruitment of subject matter experts, managing key attendees’ databases and day-of stage management of the learning opportunities.
  • Support staff in the development of future curriculum materials and facilitating virtual training opportunities as well as in the development of new toolkits, reports, and training materials reflecting key employment policy priorities and emerging labor force trends.
  • Assist in the development of future training materials for vocational rehabilitation professionals, paraprofessionals, and vocational rehabilitation students.
  • Assist in the development of materials to support job seekers with disabilities navigating choices around self-employment, business ownership or telecommuting opportunities.
  • Facilitate virtual training opportunities around self-employment, business ownership and telecommuting. Support outreach work with organizational leaders in the nonprofit sector, the financial services arena, and the world of federal contracting. Provide robust array of virtual training materials and support development of innovative virtual training materials around key organizational priorities.

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 disability issues as well as a strong interest in issues of intersectionality and other marginalized communities.
  • Ability to work with the Director of Community Outreach and Impact as well as the Policy and Practices Director to identify, research and amplify promising practices –especially around self-employment, business ownership and telecommuting opportunities.
  • Talented, detail oriented, highly motivated and honest professional with proven fundraising success.
  • Excellent writing and communications skills including grammar and spelling.
  • Minimum of two years in the areas of vocational rehabilitation/workforce development/human resource/disability services experience required.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite required. Proficiency with the accessible design of office documents preferred. This proficiency can be gained with free trainings available on the RespectAbility website.
  • Excellent internet research skills, including philanthropy sites, news sites, public records searching, at a minimum.
  • Ability and willingness to work flexibly in a fast-paced, fast-growing, dynamic nonprofit environment.
  • Team player who is upbeat and excited to work in a growing and mission-driven organization.

To find out more about RespectAbility, visit: www.respectability.org/about-us.

To apply please send your resume, cover letter and salary requirements to Tonya Koslo: TonyaK@RespectAbility.org. Salary range of 40-60K depending on experience and results of a grant application that should be coming soon.

People with disabilities, BIPOC individuals, and members of other marginalized communities are strongly encouraged to apply. If you require any accommodations in order to most effectively participate in the application process, please contact Tonya Koslo at TonyaK@RespectAbility.org or 202-517-6272, and let us know what we can do.

RespectAbility provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, RespectAbility complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Part-Time Content Editor

RespectAbility is seeking an experienced content editor looking for a part-time position to join our communications team for project-based work.

POSITION SUMMARY

The ideal candidate is a sharp, creative editor with a keen eye for detail, a mastery of grammar and mechanics and enthusiasm for RespectAbility’s mission. The content editor will be responsible for ensuring clarity, accuracy and consistency across a range of content, from breaking news stories to toolkits and fundraising collaterals. The content editor will have some writing responsibilities as needed. They also will have or gain solid knowledge of how to ensure all content is fully accessible, including for screen readers.

The Content Editor will report to the VP of Communications and work collaboratively across all of RespectAbility’s departments. This position is part-time with the possibility of becoming full-time with additional responsibilities, depending on additional funding. While RespectAbility has offices outside of Washington, D.C., and in Los Angeles, applications are accepted from anywhere in the United States and will be accepted on a rolling basis. Position will work remotely at least for the duration of the pandemic and has potential to be remote long-term.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Edit and proofread blog posts, news stories, toolkits, press releases, fundraising collaterals and website/email copy for grammar, spelling, syntax, punctuation and formatting while preserving style and voice.
  • Fact check numbers, links, proper nouns and other public information and double check information collected from sources.
  • Ensure toolkits and other specified documents are fully accessible and 508 compliant. If applicant does not know how to do this, willingness and desire to learn is necessary.
  • Support Communications team in writing talking points, op-eds, media advisories and press statements as needed.
  • In coordination with the VP of Communications, help develop internal style guide and train other team members in use of appropriate styles.
  • Ability to ensure that content is appropriate for an organization working to end ableism and to represent people with disabilities authentically, accurately and free of stigmas.
  • Effectively use a disability justice frame of reference in writing and editing.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Strong commitment to the mission and vision of the organization, including diversity, equity and opportunity for people of all backgrounds and abilities.
  • At least three years of applicable experience, including copy-editing and fact-checking.
  • Working knowledge of AP style and an interest in researching, debating and developing internal style guidelines.
  • Working knowledge of how to avoid ableism and to use appropriate disability-inclusive language, as outlined in our toolkits and the NCDJ style guide.
  • Ability to have a nonpartisan perspective and approach.
  • Excellent communications and organizational skills. Has a proven track record of working as a member of a team and individually to meet goals.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite required. Proficiency with the accessible design of office documents preferred. This proficiency can be gained with free trainings available on the RespectAbility website.
  • Ability to learn and master new issues quickly.
  • Ability to respond to shifting priorities and demands based on the organization’s needs, as well as organize time efficiently and remain attentive to details.

To find out more about RespectAbility, visit: www.respectability.org/about-us.

Payment of $15-$30 an hour, depending on experience. To apply, please send your resume, cover letter and salary requirements to Tonya Koslo: TonyaK@RespectAbility.org.

People with disabilities, BIPOC individuals, and members of other marginalized communities are strongly encouraged to apply. If you require any accommodations in order to most effectively participate in the application process, please contact Tonya Koslo at TonyaK@RespectAbility.org or 202-517-6272, and let us know what we can do.

RespectAbility provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, RespectAbility complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Communications Assistant

RespectAbility is seeking a communications assistant to support our media and press outreach, including writing and editing, fact checking, pitching stories, uploading content on our website and administrative support.

POSITION SUMMARY

RespectAbility’s Communications Assistant will support the Vice President of Communications and Communications Associate, as well as other staff and board, in our work to effectively communicate with all stakeholders. The ideal candidate has a keen eye for detail, a mastery of grammar and mechanics and enthusiasm for RespectAbility’s mission. The communications assistant will assist with a range of content, from breaking news stories to toolkits and fundraising collaterals.

Salary, healthcare, vacation and other benefits provided. Position will work remotely at least for the duration of the pandemic. We prefer people located near our offices in Rockville, Maryland, or Los Angeles, California but will consider people in other locations. This position will not be filled until funding is secured to ensure the long-term viability of this position.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Media and Press Support (70%)

  • Maintain and update curated press lists.
  • Monitor reporters online and on social media for press opportunities. Assistance in pitching story ideas to relevant journalists.
  • Collect alumni stories and quotes.
  • Assist with transcriptions of videos.
  • Support Communications team in writing talking points, op-eds, media advisories and press statements as needed.
  • In coordination with the VP of Communications, help develop internal style guide and train other team members in use of appropriate styles.
  • Edit and proofread blog posts, news stories, toolkits, press releases, fundraising collaterals and website/email copy for grammar, spelling, syntax, punctuation and formatting while preserving style and voice.
  • Fact check numbers, links, proper nouns and other public information and double check information collected from sources.
  • Ensure toolkits and other specified documents are fully accessible and 508 compliant. If applicant does not know how to do this, willingness and desire to learn is necessary.
  • Support Communications team with graphic design and infographic creations for use on social media and in printed materials.
  • Effectively use a disability justice frame of reference in writing and editing.
  • Post material to our website and various social media channels as needed and assist in training Fellows to do the same.

Administrative Support (30%)

  • Develop and maintain the editorial calendar, coordinating with various campaign teams to schedule interviews, events and initiatives.
  • Maintain easy-to-use materials databases of talking points, priority campaigns list, press releases, campaign 1 pagers, media clips, and other relevant communications materials.
  • Coordinate the VP of Communication’s schedule, with a strong understanding of priorities.
  • Ensure that meetings, proposals, deadlines, presentations, and other duties of the Communications team are carried out seamlessly.
  • Post pandemic, occasionally make travel arrangements, coordinating flights, accommodations, and other itinerary specifics.
  • Ensure that receipts and reimbursements are filed in a timely fashion.
  • Assist in the preparation of documents and presentations for both internal and external meetings. Create and/or revise PowerPoint presentation decks and Excel spreadsheets.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Strong commitment to the mission and vision of the organization, including diversity, equity and opportunity for people of all backgrounds and abilities.
  • At least one year of applicable experience, can include internship, volunteer and/or academic experience.
  • Working knowledge of AP style.
  • Working knowledge of how to avoid ableism and to use appropriate disability-inclusive language, as outlined in our toolkits and the NCDJ style guide.
  • Ability to have a nonpartisan perspective and approach.
  • Excellent communications and organizational skills. Has a proven track record of working as a member of a team and individually to meet goals.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite required. Proficiency with the accessible design of office documents preferred. This proficiency can be gained with free trainings available on the RespectAbility website.
  • Ability to learn and master new issues quickly.
  • Ability to respond to shifting priorities and demands based on the organization’s needs, as well as organize time efficiently and remain attentive to details.

To find out more about RespectAbility, visit: www.respectability.org/about-us.

To apply, please send your resume, cover letter and salary requirements to Tonya Koslo: TonyaK@RespectAbility.org. The salary range for this position is $35,000-$45,000.

People with disabilities, BIPOC individuals, and members of other marginalized communities are strongly encouraged to apply. If you require any accommodations in order to most effectively participate in the application process, please contact Tonya Koslo at TonyaK@RespectAbility.org or 202-517-6272, and let us know what we can do.

RespectAbility provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, RespectAbility complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Manager of Policy, Advocacy and Engagement

RespectAbility is seeking a Manager of Policy, Advocacy and Engagement who has experience engaging public policy with officials, organizational coalitions, and individual activists, and is passionate about making a positive difference on behalf of people with disabilities and other underrepresented people, especially as part of local, county or State Government in California, Texas, Washington and beyond. The individual will join an inclusive and growing team of talented people with disabilities and allies who fight stigmas and advance opportunities for diverse people with disabilities, while promoting values diversity, equity and inclusion.

POSITION SUMMARY

RespectAbility’s Manager of Policy, Advocacy and Engagement will report to the Director of California. Working in concert with the Director of Policy and Practices, the individual will monitor State and Local Governments, especially in California, Texas and Washington State as well as the other Western states, both to identify key issues and initiatives around the inclusion of people with disabilities, and key opportunities in the legislative and regulatory process to include or advance our disability policy agenda, especially in the legislative, regulatory and funding responses to the COVID-19 pandemic and related economic challenge and recovery. Other ancillary areas include diversity, education, employment, entrepreneurship and empowerment.

The person chosen for this role will create and strengthen coalitions of groups and advocates, building civic society by expanding access, inclusion, coalitions and impact. As they learn of new issues and opportunities around our policy agenda our policy agenda, they will

  1. educate and advocate to ensure that legislation and regulation, especially at the state and local level, is responsive to the needs of individuals with disabilities
  2. organize, train and mobilize people with disabilities and allies as they successfully engage leaders and stakeholders.
  3. Identify, participate in, and seek leadership opportunities in existing coalitions around advocacy for these issues in the States of California, Texas, Washington and beyond.
  4. work with partner organizations that function in an implementation or direct service role to implement pilot programs and best practices as well as support them in becoming more inclusive.

Salary commensurate with experience, healthcare, vacation and other benefits provided. While the position will work remotely at least for the duration of the pandemic, this position is based out of Los Angeles, California. Core hours of this job will be Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., though we can both be somewhat flexible. Some evening and weekend work will likely be required, especially around attending important conferences virtually or in person. As the pandemic eases, there will be more in person meetings and events in the Los Angeles area. This is an exempt position, although comp time accrues for any hours worked past 50.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Track, identify and seize opportunities to affect legislative, regulatory and administrative action, at the state level in California, Texas, and Washington State and at the local level in Los Angeles local level around RespectAbility’s policy agenda, especially around efforts to respond to and recover from COVID-19. Build or strengthen relationships of trust with public officials to create opportunities to educate and advocate on these issues.
  • Lead collaboration with local 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 faced by success of Californians with disabilities.
  • Recruit individuals with disabilities and allies under multiple programs with an interest in learning to advocate for their own issues and engage in their own futures. This will include outreach to individuals, as well as networks, virtual and actual groups, and disability organizations.
  • Devise strategies and opportunities to educate any impact decision-makers in Los Angeles, Sacramento, and the Western states on the key issues identified facing Californians with disabilities, both informally and in the legislative and regulatory process.
  • Engage and train the Los Angeles City and County disability community on civic engagement, giving them the tools to advocate for policies conducive to their own employment. Participate in similar statewide efforts in conjunction with statewide partners and coalitions.
  • Create and manage opportunities for the individuals trained to engage in meaningful advocacy, including letter and op-ed writing, Zoom meetings with public officials, attending public meetings, etc.
  • In conjunction with the rest of the California team, support any virtual and in-person events being conducted under the auspices of the California office.
  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Previous mid to high level experience in state or local government or advocacy, with a strong preference that that experience be in California, and/or specifically Los Angeles
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to interact with people of different backgrounds at a different level.
  • Passion for marginalized people and impatience with the status quo.
  • Understanding and experience in advocacy, communications and public policy, and work with policymakers on the same with pre-existing experience in disability policy a major plus.
  • Ability to work in broad coalitions in a nonpartisan capacity, anticipated key partnerships will include state DD councils, Project SEARCH, APSE, the Arc and other disability groups.
  •  5 or more years professional experience in business, nonprofit or government settings (can include fellowships). 3 or more of these years should include engaging with government actors, non-profits or others on issues of public policy, especially from a wrong within state or local government
  • 1-2 years of professional or formal volunteer experience with organizing individuals in civic engagement efforts and ability to work in broad coalitions in a nonpartisan capacity.
  • demonstrated experience with following and influencing the legislative and regulatory process on a state and/or local level. Familiarity with legislative and regulatory tracking services is a plus
  • Demonstrated proficiency with the full suite of Microsoft Office program (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook).
  • Commitment to inclusion, demonstrated by past professional, personal or volunteer efforts around people with disabilities, people of color, underserved communities, underrepresented groups, and other identities.
  • Willingness and ability to travel to Sacramento and other locations for work when the pandemic is over.
  • Organized self-starter with the ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Spanish language skills highly desirable.
  • Connection to and experience with the disability community is a must.
  • Experience in working in vocational rehabilitation, special education or workforce a strong plus.

To find out more about RespectAbility, visit: www.respectability.org/about-us.

We believe that people most directly affected by issues such as education, jobs, prejudice, homelessness, criminal justice, poverty and other issues deserve to have their voice, insights and experiences respected and utilized in finding and implementing solutions. People with disabilities are disproportionally impacted by these issues and include significant numbers of BIPOC individuals, people from working-class backgrounds, women and LGBTQ people. We believe that these communities must be centered in the work we do. Hence, we strongly encourage applications from people with these identities or who are members of such communities to apply.

To apply please send your resume, cover letter and salary requirements to Tonya Koslo: TonyaK@RespectAbility.org. The salary range for this position will be commensurate with experience and benchmarked against peer nonprofit advocacy organizations of similar size and scope

If you require any accommodations in order to most effectively participate in the application process, please contact Tonya Koslo at TonyaK@RespectAbility.org or 202-517-6272.

RespectAbility provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, RespectAbility complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Creating Opportunity & Independence Apprenticeship for People with Spinal Cord Injuries

Roque Renteria with his dog on his lap. Roque is a wheelchair user.Even before the pandemic, only 27 percent of people with spinal cord injuries (SCI) were employed 10 years after injury. With more than 358,000 people living with SCI in the United States, RespectAbility is working to create opportunities so these individuals can succeed in their chosen career.

Funding from the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation will support an apprenticeship program that will provide four exceptionally talented adults with SCI with intensive training, mentoring and opportunities for networking. Through an advanced training program, the apprentices will gain the skills necessary for careers advancing diversity, equity and inclusion. The apprentices also will be involved in several projects in the entertainment industry with the aim of reducing the stigmas that prevent people with SCI and other disabilities from obtaining employment in the film and television industry.

The application process for RespectAbility’s apprenticeship program for people with SCI opens on October 12, 2020. The deadline for applications is October 28, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. PT. The program will run from November 2020 through Spring 2021. A minimum commitment of 15 hours per week is required.

This program enables talented people with spinal cord injuries to gain critical skills, contacts and experiences necessary to be accepted into graduate school or help create pathways that lead to careers in public policy, the entertainment and news media, diversity, equity and inclusion or advocacy.

Applicants can choose one of four specific tracks. Learn about each of them at the links below:

This program is fully accessible for people with disabilities and offers full-time in-house job coaching, skills development, networking opportunities, assistive technology and personal care support. Fellows in our National Apprenticeship Program for People with Spinal Cord Injury will receive $15 an hour.

IMPORTANT DETAILS FOR APPLICANTS

  • Excellent communication and organizational skills are required. Participants should exhibit leadership skills and the ability to complete their own projects.
  • A bachelor’s degree is not required as long as applicants have acquired the skills needed for their chosen career path.
  • Participants will be required to commit at least 15 hours/week for up to six months. Specific hours to be determined in conversation with your supervisor.
  • In addition to weekly trainings for all Fellows, bi-monthly training sessions will be held specifically for this cohort.

EXPECTATIONS

  • A minimum commitment of 15 hours per week.
  • Participation in team meetings on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
  • Attendance in weekly speaker series.
  • Work with the National Leadership Program Director on advancing your career goals. This will include strengthening your resume, cover letter and building your professional network.

HOW TO APPLY

  • Complete the form below and send your resume and cover letter to Ben Spangenberg at BenS@RespectAbility.org.
  • The cover letter should explain why this Apprenticeship is of interest to you, as well as how your skills, focus and independent drive have the potential to impact the SCI community.


    RespectAbility provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, RespectAbility complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

    The National Leadership Program

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    National Leadership Program participants standing in front of the White House

    The National Leadership Program trains leaders who are committed to disability issues and plan to go into careers in public policy, advocacy, communications, diversity, equity and inclusion, fundraising, nonprofit management or faith-based inclusion. The program enables participants to gain skills and contacts while making a positive difference for people with disabilities.

    We are seeking creative, results-driven individuals who want to achieve breakthrough results while receiving practical experience. The Fellowship is for seniors in college and graduate students, as well as graduates and those in the early stages of their careers. It also is for people with disabilities who have lost their jobs during the COVID-19 pandemic and currently are seeking new opportunities.

    The National Leadership Program includes three cohorts of Fellows – fall, spring and summer. We now are accepting rolling applications for the Fall 2020 and Winter 2021 cohorts. The program is entirely virtual and can be done from anywhere in the United States.

    Our National Leadership Program enables talented people with disabilities and allies to gain critical skills, contacts and experiences necessary to be accepted into graduate school or help create pathways that lead to careers in public policy, the entertainment and news media, diversity, equity and inclusion or advocacy. This program is fully accessible for people with disabilities and offers full-time in-house job coaching, skills development, networking opportunities, assistive technology and personal care support. People with and without disabilities are encouraged to apply, but applicants must have a strong commitment to fighting stigmas and advancing opportunities for people with disabilities. Fellows receive a $300/month honorarium plus training, mentoring and support in their job search. A limited number of paid Fellows will receive $15/hr.

    RespectAbility is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Affirmative Action employer. People with disabilities, BIPOC individuals, and members of other marginalized communities are strongly encouraged to apply. If you require any accommodations in order to most effectively participate in the application process, please contact Tonya Koslo at TonyaK@RespectAbility.org or 202-517-6272, and let us know what we can do.

    FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

    IMPORTANT DETAILS FOR APPLICANTS

    • Excellent communication and organizational skills are strongly preferred, and Fellows should exhibit leadership skills to complete their own projects.
    • Strong preference for college seniors and above.
    • Commitment for a minimum of nine weeks.
    • Hours are 9-5. Virtual Fellows are required to work a minimum of 15 hours per week though more is appreciated and more hours per week is preferred.
    • There is no tuition cost to do the Fellowship, and stipend Fellows will be awarded $300 a month. A limited number of paid Fellows will receive $15/hr.
    • Your cover letter must explain why this Fellowship in particular is of interest to you and why you believe you have the skills, focus and independent drive to make a positive difference in your time with us at RespectAbility.

    EXPECTATIONS

    • A minimum commitment of 15 hours per week.
    • Participation in staff meetings three days per week.
    • Attendance in weekly speaker series.
    • Work with the National Leadership Program Director on advancing your career goals. This will include strengthening your resume, cover letter and building your professional network.

    HOW TO APPLY

    Fill out the form below and send your resume and cover letter to Ben Spangenberg at BenS@RespectAbility.org to apply for any of our National Leadership Program opportunities!



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