Education Outreach Specialist - Disability Equality in Education, Philadelphia, PA

Posted: Monday, August 26, 2019


Join our team!

Disabled people are highly encouraged to apply.

Full time 40 hours a week
4 weeks vacation time and major holidays off
Contract position guaranteed 2 years
Remote work possible

Disability Equality in Education is supported by the Pennsylvania Developmental Disabilities Council to end the stigma of disabilities in Pennsylvania's schools and colleges. We are based in Chinatown Philly at Liberty Resources Independent Living Center. Our mission is for kids with disabilities to feel proud and respected and for non-disabled students to become allies of the disability community. Our work centers on themes of disability history, social justice, disability justice and disability pride.This is an exciting opportunity to work in a close knit committed and supportive team with a network of volunteers.

Currently the position is funded for 2 years full time. We will apply for an extension of funding for another year. Funding options are currently being explored to extend the position.

The position is full time 40 hours a week includes travel, overnight stays and occasional weekend work in collaboration and agreement with the Director.

Application deadline is September 16th 2019

Start date October 1st 2019

Shortlisted candidates will need to provide 2 references

Education and Experience Qualifications

Experience working with the disability community or lived experience as a person with a disability.

Either a B.A. or above in education, psychology or disability studies or in a related field pertinent to the disability community.

Or a proven track record of experience working in the disability or educational field.

Required Skills

Excellent written and oral communication skills

Excellent presentation and workshop facilitation skills

Experience developing and writing curriculum

Flexibility and multitasking

Knowledge of Windows suite and Google suite

Social media competency

Work well both independently and as a team

Additional Skills/Experience

Experience working under a grant

Event planning

Business and financial planning

Website design and maintenance

Knowledge of accessibility in developing presentations

Graphic design

Experience in a classroom setting


Closing date for applications 16th September

Start date 1st of October (subject to negotiation).

Please send a resume and cover letter to Alan Holdsworth at [email protected]