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Program Coordinator for Georgia advocacy for individuals with disabilities

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The Arc of the United States | Atlanta, GA
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The Arc of the United States


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Published 12 days ago

August 17, 2020
July 24, 2020

Position Summary

The Program Coordinator will work directly with the State Director – Georgia to support the continued growth of a diverse, vibrant and effective movement to promote and protect the human and civil rights of people with intellectual and development disabilities (IDD) and to actively support their inclusion and participation in their communities throughout their lifetimes. The Program Coordinator is the primary program and administrative support for The Arc Georgia. The Coordinator will coordinate and help manage reporting, data collection, webinars and trainings, social media and website communications, and program/grant logistics. The successful candidate will be a self-starter with strong organizing strategies, who is highly skilled in verbal and written communication and wants to contribute to a mission that advocates alongside individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities to expand diversity of leadership in the our community.

 

This is a newly created position at The Arc located in Atlanta, Georgia. The Program Coordinator reports directly to the State Director of The Arc Georgia.

 

Responsibilities

  • Regularly works with and communicates, in writing and verbally, with Georgia team and national office regarding program activity development, and implementation of strategic objectives.
  • Regularly works with and communicates, in writing and verbally, with external partners including staff at chapters of The Arc, staff at other organizations, and people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their family members.
  • Organizes, supports advertisement/marketing, and facilitates events and webinars for chapter staff and the public.
  • Records and responds to information and referral requests from the public via telephone and email.
  • Works closely with marketing and communications staff to maintain and update program websites and social media accounts as well as plan and organize distribution of marketing materials, to include infographic one-pagers.
  • Drafts blog and social media for regularly scheduled postings in coordination with national office.
  • Collaborates with staff to schedule and facilitate in-person, conference call, and digital meetings with team members, chapter staff, and external partners.
  • Updates and organizes electronic records and files- to include database entries.
  • Contributes to outreach and educational activities geared to the public, through written information, webinars, and teleconferences.
  • Assists with the organization of state convenings.
  • Inputs data used to track requests for information calls, grant milestones and deliverables, and state office accomplishments.
  • Assists with program evaluation and tracking of grant activities to assist in the development of grant reports.
  • Other tasks and duties as assigned within the scope of responsibility and requirements of the job.

 

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in social services, education or a related field preferred.
  • Two (2) to four (4) years of relevant experience working in a nonprofit or grant based organization.
  • Experience in the disability field, civil and human rights work, or familiarity with intellectual and developmental disabilities is preferred. Interest in working for social justice is desired.
  • Excellent reading, writing, communication, organizational, and critical thinking skills.
  • Must exercise discretion and good judgment, think creatively, and represent The Arc in a professional manner.
  • Capable of working effectively in a fast-paced team environment. Must be flexible and have strong time management skills. Must be able to manage multiple tasks while maintaining close attention to detail.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office and Google Suite products.
  • Excellent verbal and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Must demonstrate a commitment to and a passion for building diverse communities to include people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to further the work of The Arc.

 

How to Apply:

Applications are accepted online only, only those selected for interview will be contacted. To apply to this position visit https://thearc.recruiterbox.com/

 

The Arc is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, age, or other legally protected characteristics.

 

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 by visiting the contact us page on the website.

 

About The Arc:

The Arc’s state office in Georgia is charged to influence public policy developments in the executive, legislative and judicial branches of government which affect people with IDD, promote public awareness about the needs, issues and concerns, and encourage, assist and support local chapters of The Arc in Georgia. The Arc is the largest national community-based organization advocating for and with people with IDD and serving them and their families. We work tirelessly to uphold our vision that every individual and family living with IDD in the United States has access to the information, advocacy, and skills they need to support their full inclusion and participation in the community throughout their lifetimes.

 

With hundreds of state and local chapters across the country, The Arc’s chapter network is on the frontlines from first breath to last to ensure that people with IDD have the support and services they need to be fully engaged in their communities

 

Our chapters provide a wide variety of services, supports, and advocacy for people with IDD and their families. This varies by chapter and includes but is not limited to: individual and public policy advocacy; residential, educational, and vocational services; person-centered and financial planning; recreational activities; and other supports that meet the unique needs of the community.

Position Summary

The Program Coordinator will work directly with the State Director – Georgia to support the continued growth of a diverse, vibrant and effective movement to promote and protect the human and civil rights of people with…

Details at a glance

  • Remote Possible
  • Full Time Schedule
  • Professional

How to Apply

How to Apply:

Applications are accepted online only, only those selected for interview will be contacted. To apply to this position visit https://thearc.recruiterbox.com/

 

How to Apply:

Applications are accepted online only, only those selected for interview will be contacted. To apply to this position visit https://thearc.recruiterbox.com/

 

Location

Atlanta, GA

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