Location: Remote (Must live in California), Sacramento, Oakland,

San Diego, Los Angeles or Ontario

Individuals who are Deaf or Disabled are encouraged to apply.

SALARY RANGE (Depending on Experience): $62,470 – $91,243 year

We base salary and position offers on experience and an internal equity analysis.

Employment Status: Exempt; Regular; Full time (37.5 hrs)

EXCELLENT BENEFITS including 8% 401k Match and a language differential up to $250/mo. Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) – eligible employment.

Application Deadline: Open until filled. Applications should be received by November 13, 2022 to be considered for the first round of interview.


Disability Rights California (DRC) defends, advances, and strengthens the rights and opportunities of people with disabilities.

DRC works for a world where all disabled people have power and are treated with dignity and respect. In this world, people with disabilities are supported, valued, included in their communities, afforded the same opportunities as people without disabilities, and make their own decisions.

DRC values all forms of human diversity. We are committed to a culture of belonging where all people are welcome. In order to be effective advocates for all people with disabilities, we must address discrimination in all its forms, including the unique challenges faced by people who experience the intersection of multiple systems of discrimination.

Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) Practice Group

DRC’s I/DD Practice Group engages in multi-pronged advocacy, including impact litigation and individual cases, administrative and legislative policy, collective action campaigns, and other systemic reform efforts, to improve the lives of intellectually and developmentally disabled Californians. Our current priorities include:

  • Dismantling the structural ableism, racism, and systemic inequities experienced by people who receive services from California’s I/DD service delivery system.
  • Challenging discrimination in private and public programs that serve intellectually and developmentally disabled people.
  • Advancing the core principles of the Olmstead and the rights of intellectually and developmentally disabled people to live, work, and play in their communities.
  • Expanding access to supports that advance the autonomy, preferences, and choices of intellectually and developmentally disabled people.
  • Building relationships with and developing advocacy strategies alongside organizations led by intellectually and developmentally disabled people and their families.


The Policy Analyst will work with DRC leadership to assess, develop, shape, and implement DRC’s policy priorities related to people with I/DD at the local, state, and federal level.


Bachelor’s degree and/or experience equivalent to a four-year college degree in public policy, legal or disability-related field.

Additional minimum qualifications include:

  • The ability to work independently with appropriate supervision.
  • An understanding of state and federal disability policy.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Experience in making public presentations in formal and informal settings.
  • Strong analytical and research skills.
  • Curiosity and commitment to learning.
  • A deep understanding of and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Strong interpersonal skills including, sensitivity to other people and the ability to work effectively in coalition with other groups.
  • Demonstrated administrative skills and familiarity with Microsoft Office programs (Outlook, Word, Access, Excel, Teams, and PowerPoint).
  • Demonstrated commitment to the contributions of disabled individuals in furtherance of DRC’s policy agenda.


  • Knowledge of state and federal Medicaid/HCBS policy, employment policy, and I/DD service delivery systems.
  • Familiarity, contacts, or experience in the disability rights or disability justice movement.
  • Lived experience as a person with a disability.
  • Family member of a person with a disability.


Ability to travel (when it is safe to do so) occasionally for activities such as out-of-town meetings, trainings, and policy research activities up to 25% of the time.

High speed internet connection is required to work for us.


The following describes general working conditions and requirements of the job, which can be performed with or without disability-related reasonable accommodations. Duties frequently require sitting, talking, and/or hearing and occasional periods of standing, stooping, kneeling, and crouching. Weights to be lifted and/or moved up to 10 pounds are frequently encountered. Must be able to transport oneself to work-related meeting, etc.

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 here.

Policy Analyst- Intellectual / Developmental Disabilities Practice Group
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