Self-Advocacy Regional Coordinator

The Consortium (www.wmtcinfo.org) is in search of a part-time Regional Self-Advocacy Coordinator. This position involves teaming with the Self-Advocacy Peer Coordinator, 20 hours/week (some afternoon and evenings required), to support the West Region Self-Advocacy program including working with local Self-Advocacy Groups in Holyoke and Springfield, as well as planning and support for the Western MA Region https://masswrsa.org/. The Regional Self-Advocacy Coordinator also supports/facilitates monthly meetings of the Rainbow Support Group.

West Region Self Advocacy is a team of local self-advocates working together to promote education, equal rights, responsibility and informed choice for people with disabilities to live full lives in the community. Responsibilities for this position include supporting self-determination, individual mentoring and group support, developing leadership skills, community support, and public relations. Duties include coordinating meetings, actively participating in legislative and community advocacy, identifying resources, working with Self-Advocates and the Self-Advocacy Peer Coordinator to host an annual regional conference, and providing detailed documentation.

A valid driver’s license, two years safe driving history, reliable transportation, competency in Microsoft Office Suite and social media, flexibility in scheduling required, as well as a variety of life experiences that can demonstrably enhance sensitivity to issues of persons with disabilities (this may include parenting, teaching, and other care-giving experiences).

Experience working with adults with developmental disabilities, identification with LGBTQIA+ lived experience, and Bachelor’s degree preferred. Experience may be considered in lieu of degree. Excellent benefits offered. Doing “with” and not “for” is essential to the approach of this position.

The Consortium is committed to undoing systems of oppression and the harms they have caused. It actively works toward building an anti-racist environment and a sense of belonging.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to Kathy Chaisson  at KChaisson@wmtcinfo.org  This position will be posted until filled.

To apply for this job email your details to KChaisson@wmtcinfo.org