Job Opportunity Disability Rights Program Manager

Disability Rights Program Manager

The Equal Rights Center (ERC) is a national non-profit civil rights organization based in Washington, D.C. With members located in 42 states and the District of Columbia, the ERC works nationally to promote equal opportunity in housing, employment, disability rights, immigrant rights, and access to public accommodations and government services. The ERC employs a variety of tools in advancing civil rights, including education and outreach, training, counseling and advocacy, research, investigation and testing, and enforcement.

The Equal Rights Center currently seeks a Manager for its Disability Rights Program to lead all aspects of the Program’s activities.


Candidates Should Possess:

· A record of strong commitment to the legal rights of people with disabilities and experience as an advocate for people with disabilities.

Excellent working knowledge of the ADA, the ADA Standards for Accessible Design, and other relevant legislation.

· Experience in disability rights investigations.
· Knowledge of disability rights test/survey coordination.
· Broad knowledge of organizations and agencies serving the needs of people with disabilities and the capacity for building alliances with these organizations.
· Strong oral and written communication, analytical skills, and public presentation skills.
· Disciplined adherence to deadlines.
· Experience managing a complex program, juggling individual and programmatic workloads, and complying with legal requirements.
· Ability to conduct in-person interviews and intakes.
· Ability to effectively conduct education and outreach presentations to cross-disability communities.


Candidates must have a minimum of a B.A. or B.S. degree from an accredited university; a J.D. degree a plus.


· Three years of civil rights and/or disability rights work
· Three years of program management experience

The Equal Rights Center is a barrier, drug, and smoke-free workplace. Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Salary is competitive and will vary with experience. Benefits include health insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, disability insurance, vacation, personal, and sick leave.


Salary: Commensurate with experience
Benefits: Health insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, disability insurance, vacation, personal, and sick leave.


E-mail cover letter and résumé to:
Subject Line: Disability Rights Program Manager

Deadline: Open until filled.

Robyn M. Powell
Disability Rights Program Manager
Equal Rights Center
11 Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 450
Washington, D.C. 20036
(202) 370-3210

Members of the ERC play an integral role in the advancement of civil rights across the country. As the eyes, ears, and voice of the ERC, our enthusiastic members/advocates identify issues of discrimination nationwide as they develop and alert us to possible areas of systemic discrimination. Become a member today, simply by signing up for news on our homepage,