People First Job Announcements

People First of Snohomish County attending Advocacy Day briefing, wearing orange shirts that read Disability Rights are Human Rights.Do you have what it takes to support the incredible self-advocacy leaders in Washington State? If so, People First of Washington is hiring for two positions: Program Administrator and Office Administrator.

Program Administrator (3/4 time position)

People First of Washington is looking for someone with the following qualities for the Program Administrator:

  • Direct experience supporting people with intellectual/developmental disabilities as self-advocates and a commitment to helping people speak up for themselves, learning leadership skills.
  • Advanced skills in creating computer generated information utilizing graphics and clip art.
  • Experience in planning and coordinating special events-conventions, mini-conferences, trainings.
  • Experience creating training material and curriculums.
  • Experience in organizing and presenting to various audiences.
  • Experience in hiring and supervising staff.
  • Experience using various programs to create fliers, newsletters, and brochures for the membership and community.
  • Experience using social media for information sharing and creating.
  • Familiarity with the current issues facing the service system and demonstrated support with and of self-advocates with intellectual/developmental disabilities in advocacy related to these issues.
  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred, but some college education with appropriate experience will be considered.
  • Self-motivated, treats all people with dignity and respect, good communicator, creative, public speaker, reliable-responsible, trustworthy, friendly and out-going, positive attitude, flexible, able to travel; and,
  • Able to listen, encourage, support and be the cheerleader for our membership.

The duties of the Program Administrator include:

  • Advanced skills in creating computer generated information utilizing graphics and clip art.
  • Statewide travel.
  • Coordinates Board meetings as requested by the Board. Conference call arrangements.
  • Meets with the Board of Directors and/or the Executive Committee to review and receive approval of the budget, goals, objectives, grants, policies, administration and activities of People First of Washington.
  • Is responsible for implementing and monitoring the budget, goals, objectives, and reporting requirements of grant monies to People First of Washington.
  • Is responsible for the hiring and supervising of personnel.
  • Is responsible for assisting in the growth and development of local People First Chapters, members, officers, and advisors.
  • Is responsible for publishing a newsletters and Chapter Chatter e-newsletter.
  • Is responsible for organizing and supporting regional mini conferences and annual state convention.
  • Is responsible for assisting the membership to actively participate in decision making bodies, conferences, conventions, coalitions, task forces, etc. that concern people with disabilities.
  • Is responsible for developing, field testing, and printing self-advocacy training materials.
  • Perform job requirements that are listed specifically in grant requirements.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Personnel Committee or Board of Directors.

If you think you have what it takes to support the incredible self-advocacy leaders in Washington State and have the qualities described above, please send your resume and a cover letter by email or regular mail to:

People First of Washington
PO Box648
Clarkston, WA 99403

Deadline: May 15, 2019

Program Administrator Job Announcement (PDF)

 

Office Administrator (1/4 time position)

People First of Washington is looking for someone with the following qualities for the People First of Washington Office Administrator position:

  • Experience with budgeting and fiscal management.
  • Experience in running DDA background checks for the organization’s staff.
  • Experience in maintaining status with the requirements for 501-c-3 status and Washington State Secretary of State.
  • An Associates of Art degree is preferred, but appropriate experience will be considered.

The duties of the Office Administrator include:

  • Mailing Materials.
  • Receipt incoming revenue.
  • Computerize mailing list-list serve.
  • Review emails and send out information to list serve.
  • Post appropriate information to People First Facebook page and groups.
  • Follow up billing for information requested-invoices.
  • Answering phone calls-take and write down messages in a clear manner.
  • Coordinate convention registrations, room list, invoices, etc.
  • Assist with special activities coordination such as mini conferences and the annual state convention.
  • Photocopy and create existing publications.
  • Create materials as requested.
  • Assist in the process of disseminating the newsletter.
  • Maintains a mileage log and receipts of all travel and other miscellaneous expenses as well as time sheets for staff.
  • Self-motivated, treats all people with dignity and respect, good communicator, creative, public speaker, reliable-responsible, trustworthy, friendly and out-going, positive attitude, flexible, able to travel; and,
  • Able to listen, encourage, support and be the cheerleader for our membership.

If you think you have what it takes to support the incredible self-advocacy leaders in Washington State and have the qualities described above, please send your resume and a cover letter by email or regular mail to:

People First of Washington
PO Box648
Clarkston, WA 99403

Deadline: May 15, 2019

Office Administrator Job Announcement (PDF)

 

People First of Washington is a not-for profit, grassroots organization run by and for people with intellectual/developmental disabilities. People First of Washington is one of the oldest and proactive self-advocacy organizations for people with intellectual/developmental disabilities in the United States. Our mission is “to assist all people to realize and appreciate that we are PEOPLE FIRST and our disabilities are secondary.  We are equal citizens in our communities.” To further our mission, the People First Board of Directors supports self-advocates and self-advocacy chapters throughout Washington State. In addition, People First takes a leading advocacy role in working with state government, provider organizations, and parent and family groups to promote self-advocacy, self-determination and inclusion. People First also supports building our future through Student First in high schools and transition programs in various communities around the state.



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