Join the DLC Team
Current Employment Opportunity
Maintain a healthy work-life balance while contributing to a community where Alaskans with disabilities have equal opportunity to live, learn, work and play!
- Legal Rights Advocate - Anchorage Office (posted 4-26-16)
The position remains open until filled.Closing: Midnight, May 30, 2016
The Disability Law Center of Alaska, a nonprofit law firm advocating on behalf of Alaskans with disabilities, seeks Legal Rights Advocate with a strong background in disability advocacy, and preferably knowledge of social services available in Alaska.
The role of the Advocate is to inform individuals with disabilities about their options, to assist clients to express preferences, and to ensure that these preferences are heard and vigorously pursued within the scope of the law. This Advocate position will primarily focus on the rights of individuals with disabilities to access competitive, integrated employment and government programs designed to facilitate such employment.
A genuine commitment to social justice for underserved populations, with an awareness of and sensitivity to people with disabilities is very important.
- Personal Credibility
- Communication Proficiency
- Organizational Skills
- Technical Capacity
- Teamwork Orientation
- Critical Thinking
Salary $35k+ doe. Benefits include health, dental, vision, 403(b) plan, and generous paid personal leave.
Insurance Coverage: We offers group health (medical, dental, vision) life and short term disability insurance coverage to regular full-time employees. 100% of the cost of coverage is paid for eligible employees. Dependent health coverage is available on a cost shared basis with the agency under the group plan. Insurance coverage begins as soon as approved by the insurance company.
Time Off: Regular full-time employees receive 13 paid holidays. Because we value participation in voting, all regular full-time employees who are registered to vote may take up to 2 hours of administrative leave with pay to vote on election days.
Personal Leave is a combined leave that includes sick leave and annual leave. Personal Leave is earned beginning with the first full pay period of employment. Employees must be on the payroll for a minimum of thirty 30 calendar days before they can take leave. Leave accrues during this period after thirty 30 days, an employee is entitled to take Personal Leave as it accrues. The rate at which Personal Leave is earned is:
- During the first year of employment 15 hours per month;
- During the second year of employment 18.75 hours per month;
- During the third year and each year after 22.5 hours per month.
Application and cover letter (as described in the application) are required. You may also submit a resume and other relevant documentation that you would like considered.
David C. Fleurant, Executive Director
3330 Arctic Blvd., Suite 103
Anchorage, AK 99503
Application and other documents may also be submitted electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org
Questions? Contact Karen Tessandore, in Anchorage at 565-1002, Statewide at 1-800-478-1234
The Disability Law Center of Alaska is an equal opportunity employer. DLC particularly encourages applications from members of minority groups, people with disabilities and others whose backgrounds may contribute to more effective representation of low-income and underserved communities.