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Job Posting: Leadership Programs Coordinator

The Autistic Self Advocacy Network is looking for a full-time Leadership Programs Coordinator. The Leadership Programs Coordinator works closely with ASAN leadership to plan and coordinate ASAN’s leadership trainings, support participants and alumni in their growth and advocacy following the trainings, and oversee ASAN’s broader leadership development and higher education portfolio in conjunction with the Director of Programs and other ASAN staff. The job is a salaried position in the $30,000–$35,000 range with health insurance based out of ASAN’s Washington, DC office.


Job responsibilities:

  • Plan and coordinate logistics for multiple (2+) week-long trainings for self-advocates each year, including:
    • Participant recruitment, including prioritizing recruitment of historically underserved communities;
    • Planning leadership training schedules;
    • Coordinating presenters;
    • Scheduling meetings with congressional offices and other federal agencies;
    • Locating ADA accessible space for trainings;
    • Arrange for travel, food, lodging, and accommodations for presenters, participants, and staff;
    • Conducting site visits to ensure accessibility of leadership training venues;
    • Coordinating on-site activities;
  • Support participants and alumni in their growth and advocacy following trainings in both higher education and general community environments;
  • Manage relationships with alumni and other emerging and active ASAN leaders to help coordinate ASAN’s grassroots activism across the nation;
  • Oversee and grow ASAN’s broader higher education portfolio and related relationships;
  • In collaboration with the Director of Programs, work to integrate ASAN’s leadership programming with the organization’s broader activities and mission.

Skills needed:

  • Exceptional organizational and event planning skills;
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and Google Apps;
  • Knowledge of online scheduling tools;
  • Strong phone, email, and written communication skills;
  • Ability to take direction, take initiative, and work in a team;
  • Ability to juggle multiple projects at once;
  • Ability to deliver assignments on a deadline;
  • Commitment to accommodating leadership training participants with various disabilities;
  • Willingness to learn about and respect the different access needs of self-advocates and work colleagues.

Familiarity with the disability rights, self-advocacy, and neurodiversity movements, and ASAN’s work is a must. Prior experience with grassroots organizing and event planning and coordination is required. We strongly encourage applicants with disabilities, individuals from low-income backgrounds, people of color, and members of the LGBT community to apply.

Interested parties should send their resume, cover letter, and 2 references to jbascom@autisticadvocacy.org.

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