DEADLINE: Open until filled. Applications should be received by March 19, 2021, to be considered for the first round of interviews.

 

SALARY RANGE (DOE):

  • Legislative Advocate 2 – $63,063 – 84,513 annually
  • Sr. Legislative Advocate – $85,176 – $114,134 annually

 

WHO WE ARE

Disability Rights California (DRC) is a statewide, non-profit legal organization dedicated to advancing the rights of Californians with disabilities.  DRC works to achieve fairness and justice for people with disabilities through individual and impact litigation, state and federal policy and regulatory advocacy, and community education and training.

 

PURPOSE OF THE JOB

Senior Legislative Advocate – The Senior Legislative Advocate is part of the legislative unit for Disability Rights California (DRC) and is responsible for legislative advocacy activities. The Senior Legislative Advocate identifies, monitors, and advocates legislative activities that affect Californians with disabilities; has expert substantive knowledge in two to four disability rights areas; and, a working knowledge of all areas covered by Disability Rights California.

Legislative Advocate II – The Legislative Advocate 2 is part of the legislative unit for Disability Rights California (DRC) and is responsible for legislative advocacy activities. The Legislative Advocate 2 identifies, monitors, and advocates legislative activities that affect Californians with disabilities.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Senior Legislative Advocate

  • D. or advanced degree in related fields such as political science, public administration or other subjects that provide foundation for legal analysis, lobbying and drafting of legislation for people with disabilities.
  • Three years of experience in legislative advocacy, legislative staffing, or public policy development.
  • Two years of additional experience in any of the following areas: 1) legislative advocacy/legislative staffing; 3) community organizing; or 4) advocating for the rights of people with disabilities.
  • Experience and ability to work effectively with a variety of organizations and individuals with diverse perspectives, the public, elected and appointed officials, people with disabilities, and governmental agencies, especially at the state and local levels.
  • Demonstrated understanding of legislative process and protocols and public policy issues regarding rights of and services for persons with disabilities, and other public interest areas.
  • Experience reviewing, analyzing and lobbying with the state budget process.
  • Demonstrated ability to independently analyze complex legislative and draft organizational posture statements regarding proposed legislation.
  • Knowledge of public policy developments and laws at the state and federal levels regarding rights of and services for people with disabilities.

Legislative Advocate II

  • A BA or BS degree in a relevant field plus at least one year of experience as a legislative staffer or advocate.
  • One year additional experience in any of the following areas: 1) legislative advocacy or legislative staffing; 3) community organizing; or 4) advocating for the rights of people with disabilities.
  • Experience reviewing, analyzing and lobbying with the state budget process.
  • Experience working with a variety of organizations and individuals with diverse perspectives, the public, elected and appointed officials, people with disabilities, and governmental agencies, especially at the state and local levels.
  • Ability to analyze complex problems, develop solutions, and explain legislation so it is easily understood by people at the legislature and the general public.

Working at DRC is more than just a job – it is a rare opportunity to do what you are good at while making a difference! DRC offers competitive salaries and a generous benefit package. To view the detailed job description and complete the application process.

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