REV UP Coalition Coordinator
The American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) is a convener, connector, and catalyst for change, increasing the political and economic power of people with disabilities. As a national disability rights organization, AAPD advocates for full civil rights for the 60 million Americans with disabilities by promoting equal opportunity, economic power, independent living, and political participation. Learn more at www.aapd.com. The REV UP Voting Campaign is a non-partisan initiative of AAPD focused on building the power of the disability vote. We work to increase civic engagement in the diverse disability community across the country, as well as protect our rights and access to the ballot.
AAPD is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to fostering an inclusive work environment. Our office collaborates across initiatives to actively uplift and center the diversity of the disability community in our work. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability. Applicants with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply.
- Position Title: REV UP Coalition Coordinator
- Position Level: Coordinator
- Job Type: Full-Time
- Reports To: Civic Engagement Manager
- Format: Remote (with in-person option in summer 2023)
- Location: Washington, DC
- Salary: $55,000-65,000
The American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD)’s REV UP Voting Campaign is seeking a REV UP Coalition Coordinator who will lead the efforts to support, deepen, and expand the REV UP coalition nationwide. The REV UP Coalition Coordinator will have an opportunity to work with disability and voting rights organizers across the country and will report to the Civic Engagement Manager.
The REV UP Voting Campaign is a non-partisan initiative focused on building the power of the disability vote. We work to increase civic engagement in the diverse disability community across the country, as well as protect our rights and access to the ballot. Our office is located in downtown Washington, D.C., though we are working fully remotely until the spring or summer of 2023.
Roles and Responsibilities
- Supporting Existing REV UP Coalitions and Partners: The REV UP network is made up of hundreds of partner organizations across the country, and a key part of maintaining and deepening the relationships we have with them. This includes meeting 1 on 1 with REV UP partner organizations and serving as a connector between members of the REV UP coalition.
- Building New REV UP Coalitions – REV UP has a presence in 44 out of the 50 states, with formal coalitions or partnering coalitions in 16 states. Our goal is to establish REV UP Coalitions or partner with existing disability vote coalitions in all 50 states, DC, and the territories. The REV UP Coalition Coordinator will play a key role in bringing us towards that goal. As the REV UP network grows, we specifically want to ensure that REV UP centers people with disabilities and especially multiply-marginalized people with disabilities. This will require branching out and expanding the organizations and communities that we invite into and make space for in REV UP. This will also involve working alongside existing REV UP coalitions to invite them into the process of ensuring that the REV UP network reflects the full diversity of the disability community.
- Facilitating National REV UP Gatherings – Our regular REV UP gatherings are part of how we maintain the network and bring value to our members. The REV UP Coalition Coordinator will host regular national and regional gatherings (virtual) of the REV UP network, building community among the network and facilitating the exchange of updates and resources. The REV UP Coalition Coordinator will also develop plans for community building activities for the network.
- Managing the Welcoming and Orientation Process of New Members – The REV UP Coalition Coordinator will ensure that every individual and organization reaching out to REV UP gets connected with an existing REV UP coalition or is met with 1 on 1. Part of these 1 on 1’s will include discussing how they can get involved in REV UP and potentially build a new coalition focused on the disability vote in their area and understanding how we can support their work. The REV UP Coalition Coordinator will also host at least two calls each year on “Joining the REV UP Network” as an orientation to what REV UP is and how to get involved. The coordinator will also create an orientation process, including a series of resources and workshops that new partners and coalition builders will receive in the weeks surrounding their joining of REV UP.
- Implementing Contact Management for the REV UP Coalition – The REV UP Coalition Coordinator will gather, organize, and verify all of our REV UP contacts since the start of REV UP and input this information into a contact management system that AAPD is implementing. The coordinator will manage this system for REV UP contacts and ensure we have updated contact information and statistics on the REV UP network membership.
- Supporting in the Creation and Facilitation of an Annual REV UP Conference – To further build capacity among the network and facilitate community building, the REV UP Coalition Coordinator will work alongside the Civic Engagement Manager to create and implement an annual REV UP Conference focused on equipping and motivating the network to build the power of the disability vote.
Desired Skills & Experience:
- Disability Rights or Disability Justice Work
- Community Organizing
- Civic Engagement
- Work Focused on Multiply Marginalized Communities
- Relationship Building and Interpersonal Skills
- Digital Organizing
- Communications Skills (whether verbal, written, or other)
- Event Planning
- Microsoft Excel or Google Sheets
- Microsoft Word or Google Docs
- Zoom Meetings and Webinars
This is a full-time position and will begin remotely, with the opportunity to transition to in-person or hybrid as AAPD returns to an office space in the summer of 2023.
AAPD offers an exceptional benefits package that includes paid time off; health, dental, and vision insurance; short-term and long-term disability insurance, all federal holidays off, end-of-the-year holiday paid leave between Christmas Day and New Years Day, flexible religious holidays, 403(b) retirement plan with employer contribution; professional development, and generous bereavement policy and transit benefits.
Please fill out this application form, including uploading a resume and cover letter, by January 20 at 11:59pm. After the application deadline, AAPD will reach out to applicants who we would like to interview for the position. If you have any questions or difficulty completing the form please email email@example.com.
AAPD is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability. Applicants with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply.
If you have any inquiries, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “REV UP Coalition Coordinator Inquiry.”
AAPD will accept applications on a rolling basis until January 20 2022 at 11:59pm ET.
Plain Word Text: Application
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