Job Announcement For Self Advocacy Coordinator

Published Sep. 19, 2017


Works with staff, volunteers, members and other advocacy organizations to achieve social impact. Develops and provides strategic leadership for Self Advocates in Leadership (SAIL) advocacy activities. Works to build greater grassroots and key contacts capacity as well as relationships with elected officials in an effort to advance SAIL priority issues. Works with self-advocates to develop a strong, community presence by strengthening visibility, volunteer capacity, and building community partnerships.

Desired Qualifications

Completion of a Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts, Public Policy Administration, Law, Social or human sciences, or a related discipline and 5 years of experience; or an equivalent combination of training and experience related to the duties of the position. Demonstrates a strong understanding of the state’s political and community service environment (e.g., community service leaders, partners, organizations, critical state-wide community service needs, legislative leaders, government officials, major stakeholders, etc.). With knowledge of issues affecting people with developmental disabilities; and excellent communication, writing, computer and volunteer management skills.

Ideally this position will be filled by a Self Advocate who has experienced being treated as a person with a developmental disability and is an effective model for other persons with developmental disabilities to learn from.

Full /Part-time

We are interested in filling the position with either one full time person at 40 hours per week or two part-time people.  Office is in Olympia.


Please send your letter of interest and resume to Sue Elliott, The Arc of Washington State, 2638 State Ave., Olympia, Washington 98506 or e-mail to Sue Elliott at no later than 5:00pm, Friday, October 6, 2017.