Bilingual Educational Equity Advocate

Title: Bilingual Educational Equity Advocate (Spanish/English)
Supervisor: Executive Director
FTE: Part Time or Full time. Some night and weekends hours required.

Summary: Through training and individual assistance, the Bilingual Educational Equity Advocate assists, educates, supports, and encourages parents/guardians from isolated and traditionally un-served families to become effective advocates for their children with disabilities. Candidates must have a strong connection to the community served.

Responsibilities: The Bilingual Educational Equity Advocate will:

  1. Lead trainings for parents/guardians of children with disabilities, youth with disabilities, and professionals who work with our community on the rights of children under federal and state special education civil rights laws, and strategies for exercising these rights
  2. Provide one-to-one assistance primarily by telephone, to parents and guardians, and others on the rights of children with disabilities
  3. Collaborate with local, state and national parent, civil rights, and disability organizations on issues impacting the needs of children with disabilities and their families
  4. Conduct outreach programs to monolingual Spanish-speaking families
  5. Write and/or translate parent/guardian newsletters addressing issues and concerns of families with children with disabilities
  6. Conduct public awareness and information activities
  7. Record and maintain data required for evaluations and grant reporting

Qualifications:

  • Ability to work and relate well with families of diverse backgrounds
  • Spanish-English fluency
  • Ability to read and understand relevant laws, regulations, policies and guidelines
  • Public presentation skills to train individuals in small and large groups
  • Well organized and able to manage a variety of tasks
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with school district staff, community organizations, parents/guardians, and youth
  • Knowledge of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and experience with its day-to-day implementation (DREDF will provide training on the laws)
  • Understanding of a variety of disabilities
  • Flexible schedule to be available for trainings and outreach on evenings and weekends
  • Competent in Microsoft Office software and Internet search engines

Compensation & Benefits

$20.00 to 23.00 an hour, dependent on experience and qualifications.

Currently, for employees working 50% time or more, DREDF pays 80% of medical and 100% of dental and vision insurance. Other benefits include paid vacation, sick leave, paid holidays, 403(b) retirement savings, and a flexible workplace.

Application

Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to Susan Henderson at shenderson@dredf.org

DREDF is an Equal Opportunity employer and we strongly encourage and welcome parents of children with disabilities, disabled people, and people with diverse life experiences and backgrounds to apply.

Bilingual Educational Equity Advocate
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