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Advocate July 2022

Publicado por
Disability Rights MD
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Baltimore, MD
Nuevo
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Publicado hace 24 días

Disability Rights Maryland (DRM) seeks several civil rights-oriented advocates to support our 

goal of advancing civil and human rights. The ideal candidate will share DRM’s values and 

commitment to the fundamental rights of people with disabilities to maintain independence 

and full access to community life with freedom from abuse and discrimination.

Available advocate role(s) and responsibilities include:

Housing: This advocate will assist our team of eviction defense attorneys, representing clients 

facing eviction in Maryland. The advocate may conduct initial intake screenings, contact callers 

with information or advice provided by the attorneys, assist with case preparation, review 

records. Travel throughout Maryland may be required. Fluency in Spanish is preferred. 

Possibility of some remote work if desired.

Representative Payee team: This advocate will conduct investigative reviews of individuals and 

organizations that serve as representative payees on behalf of Social Security beneficiaries, 

interview people with disabilities in various locations, and draft reports with findings. Reviews 

are conducted onsite throughout Maryland at payee offices, social service sites, public 

locations, and client homes. Financial or social services backgrounds are helpful in this role. 

Candidates must be able to obtain a Tier 2 suitability clearance, involving fingerprint and 

background checks. Possibility of some remote work if desired. Travel throughout Maryland.

Community Outreach: This advocate will conduct community outreach regarding voting rights 

and vaccine access for people with disabilities, and will work with multiple DRM legal teams to 

provide interpretation and translation for staff representing Spanish-speaking clients. Fluency in 

Spanish is required. Prior electoral process experience is preferred. Possibility of some remote 

work if desired. Travel throughout Maryland.

Intake team: This advocate will receive and return calls from people requesting services, and

will provide accurate and relevant information, referral and advocacy assistance to callers and 

visitors; conduct interviews and record data to assist staff in determining whether DRM can 

meet a client’s needs. This work is predominantly done on the phone and in a case 

management data system. Fluency in Spanish strongly preferred. Possibility of some remote 

work if desired. 

Minimum Qualifications for DRM Advocates:

• Ability to relate respectfully to people with disabilities. Experience working with and/or 

sensitivity to persons with disabilities and from diverse communities.

• Excellent attention to detail in work product.

• Ability to work independently, successfully manage multiple work priorities and work 

under deadlines.

• Strong interpersonal skills. Ability to establish and maintain effective working 

relationships and collaborate with DRM staff and colleagues in a team environment.

• Ability to maintain confidentiality and exercise sound judgment in the handling of all 

advocacy activities.

• Computer literacy and proficiency with software utilized to carry out job functions.

• Access to reliable transportation for travel within State of Maryland. 

• Strong commitment to DRM’s core mission of ensuring the rights of people with 

disabilities to self-determination, freedom from harm, due process protections, and to 

participate fully in community life with meaningful choices and opportunities. 

Preferred Qualifications for DRM Advocates:

• Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university, paralegal certificate, or master’s 

degree.

• Academic experience in a related field, including social work, public health, and legal 

studies.

• Relevant work experience is strongly preferred, particularly with people who have 

disabilities, conducting investigations and interviews, preparing legal cases, working 

with community-based services, conducting systemic public policy advocacy with state 

agencies, working in coalitions.

• Strong writing skills and excellent customer service skills. 

• Experience working directly with persons with disabilities.

• A demonstrated interest or background in public interest work, particularly related to 

disability rights issues.

• Life experience with a disability.

• Fluency in American Sign Language or Spanish.

• Subject matter experience relevant to available position(s) is strongly preferred, 

especially: paralegal duties, housing assistance, Social Security, financial reconciliations, 

telephone intake, case management, community outreach or organizing, voter 

registration or voter engagement.


Disability Rights Maryland (DRM) seeks several civil rights-oriented advocates to support our 

goal of advancing civil and human rights. The ideal candidate will share DRM’s values and 

commitment to the fundamental rights of people with…

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Salario
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USD $40.449 - USD $44.834
/ año

Compensación

Salary and Benefits: Competitive, depending on experience. The annual salary range for an advocate with a Bachelor’s degree and 0-5 years’ experience is between $40,449 and $44,834 with increases for additional education level, experience, and special skills.

DRM offers a generous benefits package which includes excellent medical insurance, employer paid dental, prescription, vision, life, and disability insurance, as well as pre-tax savings plans, a retirement savings opportunity with generous employer contributions, and a telecommuting policy. DRM offers employee reimbursement for some or all of the cost of spouse or partner- paid health insurance premiums up to an established maximum amount. DRM also offers generous paid time off, including vacation, holidays, sick time, and more. While DRM can offer some flexibility in hours and days of work, generally the work hours will be Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm. Occasional evenings and weekend work may be required. This announcement can also be found at https://disabilityrightsmd.org/careers/ .

About Us: Disability Rights Maryland (DRM), a private, non-profit law firm, is a leader in disability rights and the Congressionally mandated Protection and Advocacy organization for individuals with disabilities in Maryland. We provide free legal services and advocacy to persons with disabilities in Maryland. DRM envisions a world where people with disabilities are fully included in all aspects of community life. Our team is collaborative, collegial, and committed to the well-being of the communities we serve and one another. Our workplace is flexible and we place a high value on diversity and inclusion, both as an organization and individually. Please join us!

Salary and Benefits: Competitive, depending on experience. The annual salary range for an advocate with a Bachelor’s degree and 0-5 years’ experience is between $40,449 and $44,834 with…

Ubicación

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Presencial
1500 Union Ave., Baltimore, MD 21211, United States
Suite 2000

Cómo aplicar

To Apply: E-mail resume, cover letter, and a writing sample to Jobs@DisabilityRightsMD.org with “Advocate” in the subject line. We are looking for thoughtful, personalized cover letters that demonstrate the applicant’s qualifications, work style and interest in being part of a team working to advance the civil rights of persons with disabilities in Maryland. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Positions remain open until filled with priority given to applications received before July 30, 2022. DRM is an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity. People of color, individuals with disabilities, and LGBTQIA+ individuals are especially encouraged to apply. 

To Apply: E-mail resume, cover letter, and a writing sample to Jobs@DisabilityRightsMD.org with “Advocate” in the subject line. We are looking for thoughtful, personalized cover…

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