Post Date: 12/06/2018
Close Date: 02/28/2019
Are you passionate about advocacy and social justice? Are you looking for a job that combines outreach, marketing, and community organizing plus collaborates with an awesome team?
If so, UCP Oregon might have the perfect job for you! UCP Oregon supports adults with a variety of intellectual/developmental disabilities, supporting them to live the life of their dreams—whether that’s living independently, working in a great job, or pursuing their interests and hobbies. We’re consistently ranked as one of the 100 Best Non-profit Employers in Oregon.
UCP Oregon is currently seeking an Advocacy and Outreach Coordinator who will work in our intellectual/developmental disabilities support services brokerage, which is known as UCP Connections. The Brokerage Team primarily consists of a Brokerage Director, Personal Agents, and an Assessment Quality Coordinator. Personal Agents support caseloads of approximately 39 adults, assisting them to achieve goals to promote independence and navigate the social support network.
As an Advocacy and Outreach Coordinator, you’ll lead, coordinate, and support advocacy, outreach, marketing, and special project efforts for the UCP Connections Team.
The Advocacy and Outreach Coordinator plays a central role in engaging customers in personal and community advocacy. The AOC will work with customers, team members, and community partners to create a support network to develop and educate customers in promoting their rights within the community. The AOC and the UCP Connections Team will engage customers in a variety of self-advocacy events and initiatives.
A successful candidate will be committed to the power of advocacy within the disability rights movement. They will be a self-starter and adept at collaborating with customers and a close-knit team that come from diverse backgrounds. This candidate will be a passionate advocacy leader and represent UCP’s progressive mission within the field of developmental disabilities.
• Coordinates and engages in customer advocacy efforts with the support of the UCP Connections Team, including:
o Facilitation and support of UCP’s self-advocacy group.
o Identifying and implementing strategies/activities for developing customers’ self-advocacy skills.
o Establishing partnerships with the provider community and other community advocacy groups to connect customers to opportunities such as provider networking events.
o Reaching out to customers to build a strong cohort of advocates within the field of developmental disabilities.
• Researches and develops tools/resources to educate customers in terms of their rights and benefits.
• Establishes and maintains communication regarding outreach and advocacy efforts, events, and resources using a variety of methods (newsletter, Facebook, emails, texting).
• Participates as needed on community boards or advisory panels as a representative of UCP Connections.
Hours & Location:
• This is a part-time position--on average working 10 hours per week, not to exceed 20 hours per week.
• Flexible hours and schedule throughout the week.
• Potential evening and weekend hours.
• You will spend part of your hours at our office which is located near NE 102nd Avenue & Burnside, but you will also participate in meetings all over Multnomah and Clackamas counties.
• $21.00 per hour. Annual wage increase based on satisfactory performance.
• Paid sick leave
• Paid mileage if choosing to drive for UCP.
• Fun, casual yet professional work environment, with lots of opportunities for advancement and growth, at one of the top-ranked non-profits in Oregon.
• Bachelor’s degree and 2 years of work experience in developmental disabilities, social services, mental health or a related field; or high school diploma/GED and 5 years work experience in developmental disabilities, social services, mental health or related field.
• Drivers preferred—if choosing to drive for UCP, you must be at least 21 years old (a requirement of our auto insurance program), have a current driver’s license, a reliable personal vehicle, at least three years of driving experience, auto insurance, and a relatively clean driving record.
• Must be able to pass a reference check and criminal history background check.
• Demonstrated commitment to customer self-determination and personalized support.
• Demonstrated ability to prioritize, meet deadlines, and manage multiple projects.
• It’s easy to apply! Visit http://www.ucpaorwa.org/careers.html and look for the “Advocacy and Outreach Coordinator” job opening. Then answer a few fast questions and send a resume and cover letter.
• UCP is an equal opportunity employer, and actively seeks applicants from diverse backgrounds. Find out more about UCP at: http://www.ucpaorwa.org/.
Complete details: https://www.workable.com/j/C41351233E