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DISABILITY RIGHTS ATTORNEY

POSITION OVERVIEW

The Disability Rights Attorney will be responsible for providing legal services to clients with disabilities, including advice, negotiation, representation in administrative hearings, litigation in state and federal court, and administrative and policy advocacy in accordance with program priorities and case handling policies. The Disability Rights Attorney will handle multiple cases and advocacy projects with appropriate supervision depending on experience, including leading individual client litigation, administrative practice, appellate advocacy, technical assistance, systemic advocacy, outreach, training, and policy advocacy. As a key member of the Community Access and Youth Advocacy Team, the Disability Rights Attorney works on issues such as disability discrimination in housing, employment, and transportation.

REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS

The Disability Rights Attorney reports directly to the Community Access and Youth Advocacy Attorney Team Leader. The Attorney has no direct reports and collaborates across the organization. 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

The following duties are an overview of the primary duties and responsibilities of the Disability Rights Attorney and should not be considered an all-inclusive list:

  • Provides legal services to clients with disabilities (both adults and youth), including self-advocacy assistance, advice, negotiation, representation in administrative hearings, litigation in state and federal court, and administrative and policy advocacy.
  • Participates in litigation with support from the attorney team leaders and Director of Legal Services, on statewide impact activity, including institutional and group litigation and policy advocacy beneficial to people with disabilities.  
  • Stays up to date on legal developments in the areas of employment, housing, and public accommodations.
  • Conducts investigations and monitoring in conjunction with other attorneys and advocate(s), as needed.
  • Conducts outreach and training, in coordination with the Outreach and Communications Manager, to increase the capacity of individuals with disabilities to be self-advocates, advance awareness about disability rights issues, and inform the public about DLC’s services.
  • Educates policymakers on disability-related issues, in collaboration with DLC’s Policy Liaison. 
  • Writes organized and concise public reports, reports to other oversight and enforcement agencies, and internal reports regarding findings, conclusions, and recommendations resulting from investigations or monitoring activities. 
  • Maintains timely and accurate records in accordance with records retention schedules, laws and regulations, ethics, and other requirements. 
  • Works collaboratively on teams with a spirit of cooperation to support any of DLC’s advocacy, monitoring, or litigation. 
  • Represents DLC on councils, commissions, work groups, and stakeholder groups, as assigned by supervisor.
  • Collaborates with other DLC staff to plan and develop agency priorities, goals, and objectives; and prepare annual program and performance reports. 
  • Travels throughout Colorado as needed to conduct investigations/monitoring and provide advocacy and client services. 
  • Attends Board meetings, as requested by the Director of Legal Services and/or Executive Director.
  • Attends staff meetings and internal trainings.
  • Consistently promotes a professional image of DLC and enthusiastically supports the ideals, mission, and goals of DLC.
  • Exhibits work performance consistent with the Colorado Rules of Professional Conduct and the National Disability Rights Network’s Standards.
  • Exercises discretion, independent judgment, and ethical approaches in job performance.
  • Performs other duties, as assigned by supervisor and/or the Director of Legal Services.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The individual must also possess these qualifications:

  • Juris Doctorate (J.D.) from an accredited law school.
  • Member in good standing of the Colorado Bar or admission before beginning this role.
  • Ability to obtain suitability credentials from the Social Security Administration, as required by our grant, within the first six months of employment. You do not need to complete this process before applying for this position. For more information about the process, please see: shorturl.at/abeR6
  • Ability to work independently in a hybrid or remote environment, as well as under general supervision and on a team.
  • At least six months of experience practicing law or serving as a legal intern or law clerk.
  • At least six months of experience working with or volunteering with communities experiencing marginalization.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to synthesize complex information.
  • Demonstration of appropriate and professional behavior in working with members of the public who may often be in crisis or frustrated with service availability.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Excellent dispute resolution, negotiation, mediation, and facilitation skills.
  • A commitment to understanding and updating knowledge about disability legal issues, including how to work with people with disabilities of all kinds.
  • Diligence and attention to detail in maintaining accurate records, maintaining confidentiality, and following records retention guidelines.
  • Commitment to providing services and advocacy that are focused on continuous improvement, the values of the Protection and Advocacy System, integrity, disability justice, equity, inclusion, and diversity.
  • Expertise using Microsoft Office products and other technology, such as Zoom, printers, scanners, file-sharing platforms, databases, timekeeping software, and other applications required to perform the essential functions of the job.
  • Comfort with offering training and outreach to a variety of audiences within DLC’s mission.
  • Ability and flexibility to travel throughout the state and work nonstandard hours, as needed for monitoring, investigations, training, advocacy, and litigation.
  • Ability to conceptualize and develop initial and ongoing case strategies and creative solutions.
  • Ability to remain impartial when conducting investigations.
  • Ability to triage multiple responsibilities, adapt to client needs (e.g., communication, language, cultural, disability access), be flexible with work assignments, foster collaborative problem-solving, strengthen relationships, and address external and internal concerns and needs.
  • PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

The following qualifications are highly desired to advance DLC’s work, but they are not required:

  • Bilingual or multilingual.
  • Admitted to the United State District Court for the District of Colorado and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit.
  • Experience practicing civil rights law, especially disability law.
  • Three or more years of legal practice experience.
  • Experience advocating for/with youth in a nonprofit environment.
  • Familiarity with administrative processes and complaints at the state and federal levels.
  • Familiarity with relevant systems, including jails, prisons, state hospitals, nursing homes, regional centers, Community Centered Boards, special education, Medicaid, guardianship, vocational rehabilitation, group homes, and/or host homes.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

Applicants for this position must live in Colorado or be willing to relocate to Colorado before they begin the position.

DLC promotes a mostly remote work environment, with the understanding that employees will travel and meet in person as needed for conducting their job functions and collaborating with other staff members, the Board, clients, and partners. (DLC currently has office space in Denver, which is available but not required for employees’ use.) DLC provides equipment to employees to work successfully in a remote environment, including, but not limited to, laptops and phones. This position might require periods of frequent in-state travel to support clients’ needs, however.

DLC provides reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of their jobs and participate in the recruitment and interview processes. For support with the application process, please contact Esther Brieno at ebrieno@disabilitylawco.org

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

The hiring range for this position is $62,000 to $75,000 annually, depending on experience. (For reference, $68,000 represents five years of experience in a similar position.) Disability Law Colorado offers competitive salaries; generous leave; and an excellent benefits package, which includes a 403(b) retirement savings plan and medical, dental, vision, life, and short term and long-term disability insurance. DLC employees also enjoy a 36-hour workweek as full-time employment, as well as flexible hours.

APPLICATION PROCESS

We are committed to having our staff and work reflect our communities. The call of disability rights work is: “Nothing about us without us.’’ We encourage candidates with disabilities and others with lived experience and diverse backgrounds to apply. 

DLC will consider applications as they are received. Candidates should submit a cover letter, outlining their interest and qualifications, along with their resume to Esther Brieno at ebrieno@disabilitylawco.org with the subject line: Disability Rights Attorney by December 15, 2022, for priority consideration. Candidates wishing to mail or fax their materials, instead, may send them to:

Esther Brieno, Operations Manager

Disability Law Colorado

455 Sherman Street, Suite 130

Denver, CO  80203

FAX: (303) 722-0720  


HEALTH EQUITY AND DISABILITY LAW FELLOW

POSITION OVERVIEW

The effects of the COVID crisis are still present in our communities. People with disabilities have experienced significant impacts, including barriers to healthcare access and necessary community-based services. The DLC has funded a time-limited fellowship position to address this concern. The Health Equity and Disability Law Fellow (Fellow) ensures that individuals with disabilities have equal access to health care and services and are free from placement in unnecessarily restrictive settings. The duties of the Fellow range from working in congregate care and/or institutional settings to ensure community integration and Olmstead rights (Olmstead Rights), to coordinating with government and community organizations on healthcare issues, including COVID-19 and the public health workforce. This position is time-limited and funded by a federal grant through September 30, 2024.

REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS

The Health Equity and Disability Law Fellow reports directly to the Facilities Attorney Team Leader. The Fellow has no direct reports. The Fellow will collaborate across the organization, including with the Outreach and Communications Manager, Public Policy Liaison, attorneys, and advocates. 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

The following duties are an overview of the primary duties and responsibilities of the Health Equity and Disability Law Fellow and should not be considered an all-inclusive list:

  • Develop approaches to identify and provide information and advocacy to people with disabilities in congregate care or institutional settings who may be appropriate for discharge to safer, integrated settings.
  • Conduct outreach to communities, especially those not traditionally reached, across the state and provide trainings to individuals with disabilities, their family members, other advocates, and other stakeholders.
  • Develop targeted informational, self-advocacy, and social media materials related to accessing public health care options and COVID-19 vaccines, as well as expanding the public health workforce for people with disabilities.
  • Plan and execute activities (e.g., collaborating with other organizations, identifying efforts to expand the public health workforce for individuals with disabilities, and increasing outreach for equitable healthcare efforts) to prevent, prepare for, and respond to COVID-19 and other public health care concerns.
  • Cultivate partnerships and participate in events focused on COVID and public health care that are led by or focused on marginalized communities, such as communities of color, LGBTQIA+ communities, Tribal nations, primary speakers of languages other than English, and unhoused people. 
  • Monitor relevant public policy developments and participate in local, state, and federal conversations as appropriate.
  • Monitor developments in resolving Department of Justice (DOJ) findings of Olmstead violations in Colorado and engage with communities for solutions and feedback.  See DOJ findings letter for details: https://www.ada.gov/olmstead/documents/colorado_lof.pdf. Once resolved, track compliance with DOJ resolution.
  • Assist with investigations, monitoring, and client work, including litigation (if a licensed member of the Colorado Bar), as assigned and appropriate.
  • Attend Board meetings, as requested by the Director of Legal Services and/or Executive Director.
  • Consistently promote a professional image of DLC and enthusiastically support the ideals, mission, and goals of DLC.
  • Assist with producing data and reports for grant requirements and other needs.
  • Work collaboratively in a team environment with a spirit of cooperation. 
  • Exhibit work performance consistent with the Colorado Rules of Professional Conduct and the National Disability Rights Network’s Standards.
  • Exercise discretion, independent judgment, and ethical approaches in job performance.
  • Perform other duties, as assigned.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The individual must also possess these qualifications:

  • Juris Doctorate (J.D.) from an accredited law school.
  • Ability to work independently in a hybrid or remote environment, as well as under general supervision and on a team.
  • At least one year of experience working with or volunteering in communities experiencing intersectional discrimination and/or health equity barriers.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstration of appropriate and professional behavior in working with members of the public who may often be in crisis or frustrated with service availability.
  • A commitment to understanding and updating knowledge about public health and disability legal issues, including how to work with people with disabilities of all kinds.
  • Diligence and attention to detail in maintaining accurate records and following records retention guidelines.
  • Commitment to providing services and advocacy that are focused on continuous improvement, the values of the Protection and Advocacy System, integrity, disability justice, equity, inclusion, and diversity.
  • Expertise using Microsoft Office products and other technology, such as Zoom, printers, scanners, file-sharing platforms, databases, timekeeping software, and other applications required to perform the essential functions of the job.
  • Demonstrated expertise in producing accurate toolkits, informational materials, and/or multimedia materials in plain language.
  • Comfort with offering training to a variety of audiences within DLC’s mission.
  • Ability and flexibility to travel throughout the state and work nonstandard hours, as needed for monitoring, investigations, training, advocacy, and litigation.
  • Ability to triage multiple responsibilities, adapt to client needs (e.g., communication, language, cultural, disability access), foster collaborative problem-solving, strengthen relationships, and address external and internal concerns and needs.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

The following qualifications are highly desired to advance DLC’s work, but they are not required:

  • Bilingual or multilingual.
  • Experience practicing civil rights law, especially disability law.
  • Member in good standing of the Colorado State Bar.
  • Work experience or formal education relating to public health, particularly health inequities.
  • Experience practicing law or serving as an advocate in a nonprofit environment.
  • At least one year of experience providing training or education to a range of audiences.
  • Familiarity with relevant systems, including jails, prisons, state hospitals, nursing homes, regional centers, Community Centered Boards, special education, Medicaid, guardianship, group homes, and/or host homes.
  • Experience developing materials that are linguistically, culturally, and disability accessible and relevant.
  • Experience working on federal grants.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

Applicants for this position must live in Colorado or be willing to relocate to Colorado before they begin the position.  DLC is promoting a mostly remote work environment, with the understanding that employees will travel and meet in person as needed for conducting their job functions and collaborating with other staff members, the Board, clients, and partners. (DLC currently has office space in Denver, which is available but not required for employees’ use.) DLC provides equipment to employees to work successfully in a remote environment, including, but not limited to, laptops and phones. This position might require periods of frequent travel to support the outreach duties, however.

DLC provides reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of their jobs and participate in the recruitment and interview processes. For support with the application process, please contact Esther Brieno at ebrieno@disabilitylawco.org

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

The hiring range for this position is $60,000 to $65,000 annually, depending on experience. Disability Law Colorado offers competitive salaries; generous leave; and an excellent benefits package, which includes a 403(b) retirement savings plan and medical, dental, vision, life, and short term and long-term disability insurance. DLC employees also enjoy a 36-hour workweek as full-time employment, as well as flexible hours.

APPLICATION PROCESS

We encourage candidates with disabilities and others with lived experience and diverse backgrounds to apply. DLC will consider applications as they are received. Candidates should submit a cover letter, outlining their interest and qualifications, along with their resume to Esther Brieno at ebrieno@disabilitylawco.org with the subject line: Health Equity and Disability Law Fellow by December 1, 2022, for priority consideration. Candidates wishing to mail or fax their materials, instead, may send them to:

 

Esther Brieno, Operations Manager

Disability Law Colorado

455 Sherman Street, Suite 130

Denver, CO  80203

FAX: (303) 722-0720  


INTAKE AND SELF-ADVOCACY ATTORNEY TEAM LEADER

 

POSITION OVERVIEW

The Intake and Self-Advocacy Attorney Team Leader (Team Leader) coordinates and supervises DLC’s intake and self-advocacy work. The Team Leader aligns DLC’s casework with its priorities, oversees the intake process, provides supervision of the advocacy specialists, develops self-advocacy materials, provides direct self-advocacy support to individuals with disabilities, and analyzes intake data to improve DLC’s impact and reporting. 

REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS

The Intake and Self-Advocacy Attorney Team Leader reports directly to the Director of Legal Services. The Team Leader supervises advocacy specialists and the senior advocacy specialist. Currently, there are three direct reports. The Team Leader is expected to work collaboratively across the organization, especially with other attorney team leaders.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

The following duties are an overview of the primary duties and responsibilities of the Intake and Self-Advocacy Attorney Team Leader and should not be considered an all-inclusive list:

  • Directs, supervises, evaluates, and provides support for non-attorneys in conducting intakes and self-advocacy assistance, including ensuring accurate and timely data tracking, training and coaching the team, and ensuring compliance with rules of professional conduct and laws related to the unauthorized practice of law.
  • Maintains expertise in all areas of DLC’s legal work, including relevant statutes, DLC’s priorities, and community resources.
  • Maintains, updates, and creates referral and self-advocacy resources (e.g., toolkits, referral lists, multimedia resources, guides, and website content) for a variety of topics and client populations, in coordination with other team leaders and the Director of Legal Services.
  • Reviews intakes and determines next steps based on analysis of service requests and agency priorities in coordination with other team leaders and the Director of Legal Services.
  • Continually analyzes and improves the intake process to ensure DLC is efficiently and effectively serving our stakeholders.
  • Provides self-advocacy assistance directly to individuals with disabilities.
  • Monitors entry of information in the disability advocacy database and tracks recurring themes in service requests.
  • Ensures entry of documentation for intakes in client files on cloud-based storage system.
  • Assists with investigations, monitoring, and client work, including litigation, as assigned.
  • Attends Board meetings, as requested by the Director of Legal Services and/or Executive Director.
  • Consistently promotes a professional image of DLC.
  • Communicates clearly and frequently with the Director of Legal Services, Executive Director, leadership team, other team leaders, staff, and the Board about activities, duties, and developments.
  • Coordinates grants, including grant reporting, as assigned.
  • Assists with producing data and reports for grant requirements and other needs.
  • Works collaboratively in a team environment with a spirit of cooperation. 
  • Exhibits work performance consistent with the Colorado Rules of Professional Conduct and the National Disability Rights Network’s Standards.
  • Exercises discretion, independent judgment, and ethical approaches in job performance.
  • Performs other duties, as assigned.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The individual must also possess these qualifications:

  • Juris Doctorate (J.D.) from an accredited law school.
  • Ability to obtain suitability credentials from the Social Security Administration, as required by our grant, within the first six months of employment. You do not need to complete this process before applying for this position. For more information about the process, please see: shorturl.at/abeR6
  • Current member in good standing of the Colorado Bar.
  • At least three years of experience in the practice of law.
  • At least two years of management experience of in a legal environment.
  • Ability to work independently in a hybrid or remote environment, as well as under general supervision and on a team.
  • Ability to provide effective supervision in a hybrid or remote environment.
  • Experience entering timely and correct data into a database, analyzing data, identifying gaps, creating reports, and sharing the results with leadership.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to interview clients, identify potential issues, and screen clients for the fit with DLC’s services.
  • Ability to conduct and synthesize research and provide accurate, relevant, and current information to clients. 
  • Demonstration of appropriate and professional behavior in working with members of the public who may often be in crisis or frustrated with service availability.
  •  A commitment to understanding and updating knowledge about disability legal issues, including how to work with people with disabilities of all kinds.
  • Diligence and attention to detail in maintaining accurate records and following records retention guidelines.
  • Ability to provide coaching about self-advocacy strategies that are effective and respectful of clients’ needs.
  • Adaptability to supervise people with different roles, work styles, communication and coaching needs, professional backgrounds, and levels of experience.
  • Commitment to providing services and advocacy that are focused on continuous improvement, the values of the Protection and Advocacy System, integrity, disability justice, equity, inclusion, and diversity.
  • Expertise using Microsoft Office products and other technology, such as Zoom, printers, scanners, file-sharing platforms, databases, timekeeping software, and other applications required to perform the essential functions of the job.
  • Demonstrated expertise producing accurate toolkits, informational materials, and/or multimedia materials in plain language.
  • Comfort with offering trainings to a variety of audiences within DLC’s mission.
  • Ability and flexibility to travel throughout the state and work nonstandard hours, as needed for monitoring, investigations, training, advocacy, and litigation.
  • Ability to triage multiple responsibilities, adapt to client needs (e.g., communication, language, cultural, disability access), foster collaborative problem-solving, strengthen relationships, and address external and internal concerns and needs.
  • Ability to work successfully in a fast-paced environment where clients communicate by email, online, phone, and mail.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

The following qualifications are highly desired to advance DLC’s work, but they are not required:

  • Bilingual or multilingual.
  • Experience in civil rights law, especially disability law.
  • Experience practicing law in a nonprofit environment.
  • At least one year of experience providing training or education to a range of audiences.
  • Familiarity with relevant systems, including jails, prisons, state hospitals, nursing homes, regional centers, Community Centered Boards, special education, Medicaid, guardianship, group homes, and/or host homes.
  • Experience developing materials that are linguistically, culturally, and disability accessible and relevant.
  • Experience working on federal grants.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

Applicants for this position must live in Colorado or be willing to relocate to Colorado before they begin the position.

DLC is promoting a mostly remote work environment, with the understanding that employees will travel and meet in person as needed for conducting their job functions and collaborating with other staff members, the Board, clients, and partners. (DLC currently has office space in Denver, which is available for employees’ use.) DLC provides equipment to employees to work successfully in a remote environment, including, but not limited to, laptops and phones. 

DLC provides reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of their jobs and participate in the recruitment and interview processes. For support with the application process, please contact Esther Brieno at ebrieno@disabilitylawco.org

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

The hiring range for this position is $73,000-$83,000 annually, depending on experience. (For reference, $78,000 represents DLC’s salary for people with 5 years of experience in a similar leadership position.) Disability Law Colorado offers competitive salaries; generous leave; and an excellent benefits package, which includes a 403(b)-retirement savings plan and medical, dental, vision, life, and short term and long-term disability insurance. DLC employees also enjoy a 36-hour workweek as full-time employment, as well as flexible hours.

APPLICATION PROCESS

We encourage candidates with disabilities and others with lived experience and diverse backgrounds to apply. 

Candidates should submit a cover letter, outlining their interest and qualifications, along with their resume to Esther Brieno at ebrieno@disabilitylawco.org with the subject line: Intake and Self-Advocacy Attorney Team Leader Application by November 30, 2022, for priority consideration. Candidates wishing to mail or fax their materials, instead, may send them to:

 

Esther Brieno, Operations Manager

Disability Law Colorado

455 Sherman Street, Suite 130

Denver, CO  80203

FAX: (303) 722-0720  

 


DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT AND MARKETING

 

POSITION OVERVIEW

We seek a director of development and marketing (director) that is a dynamic leader who can build a stronger base of support for the organization. The new director should excel at campaign planning and execution, donor cultivation and stewardship, partnership development, Board relationships, and implementation of innovative fundraising strategies. An ideal candidate will have executive-level fundraising experience; a proven record of setting and meeting fundraising goals; exceptional communication, fundraising, and networking skills; a background in digital and social media marketing; and an understanding of how social media and marketing can increase DLC’s donor base. This role requires a leader with an entrepreneurial and resourceful spirit and a fierce commitment to disability and elder justice. We are especially excited to hear from candidates with lived experience.

REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS

The director is part of a small leadership team and will report directly to the executive director. The director of development and marketing will supervise DLC’s outreach and communications manager. The director of development and marketing will also work collaboratively across the organization.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

The following duties are an overview of the primary duties and responsibilities of the director of development and marketing and should not be considered an all-inclusive list.

General Duties

  • Exercise discretion and independent judgment in job performance.
  • Prepare drafts of correspondence, forms, and other documents, as requested by, and under the supervision of, the Executive Director.
  • Consistently promote a professional image of DLC.
  • Communicate clearly and frequently with the Executive Director and the Board about activities, duties, and developments.
  • Attend Board meetings.
  • Enter data and generate reports.
  • Perform other duties as may be assigned from time to time.

Fundraising

  • Create and execute a multi-year development plan for DLC, including annual campaigns, year-round stewardship of a donor base, Board education about their roles in the organization’s sustainability, donor tracking, and personalized engagement and acknowledgment of major donors.
  • Create fundraising and marketing strategies that will attract new and diversified donors and expand the existing donor base and gifts received by enhancing existing channels of outreach and developing new ones.
  • Explore opportunities presented by digital media and new technologies to expand donor outreach and raise general awareness.
  • Collaborate with staff to align social media, communications, and outreach efforts. 
  • Create, market, and implement a planned giving program.
  • Manage foundation and corporate grant pipeline, LOIs and proposal writing, tracking, and reporting.
  • With the executive director, guide the engagement of the board of directors and additional key stakeholders and vendors in implementing fundraising campaigns and strategies.
  • Recruit champions and enlist partners to share DLC’s vision and mission with the broader community.
  • Oversee development forecasting and analytical activities.
  • Help to set and meet annual fundraising goals that are meaningful to DLC’s growth. 

Brand and External Communications

  • Protect and steward the brand of Disability Law Colorado through a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, as well as the highest ethical standards. 
  • Continue to build DLC’s brand by designing and piloting innovative marketing, fundraising, and communications approaches.
  • Oversee a marketing strategy that increases visibility through multiple avenues, including relationship building, targeted messaging, content creation, media releases, and social media.
  • Manage the gathering and sharing of impact stories through coordination with staff and advocates.
  • Explore new partnerships and event opportunities to expand awareness about Disability Law Colorado. 

Leadership

  • Partner with the executive director to maintain and build working relationships and support strategic goals. Support the needs of both the protection and advocacy programs, as well as the Older Americans Act services. 
  • Supervise and evaluate the work of the outreach and communications manager to ensure a coordinated communications, outreach, and marketing plan that promotes DLC as a professional, culturally responsive, and accessible organization.
  • Leverage the collaboration with the outreach and communications manager to strengthen DLC’s development and marketing efforts.
  • Collaborate with other staff regarding budget.
  • Be responsive to development and marketing requests for support across the organization.
  • Build strategic relationships with DLC’s partners and other community leaders across the state.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • 5+ years of experience in a senior-level development and/or marketing role with significant fundraising responsibilities.
  • Ability to raise at least $300,000 of unrestricted funds from a diverse set of donors in the first year of the job with increasingly ambitious and successful fundraising targets in subsequent years.
  • Experience working with a range of individuals, partners, and communities, including marginalized communities, social service providers, law firms, public agencies, nonprofit partners, and corporate and individual donors.
  • Established relationships with philanthropists, foundations, and individual donors.
  • Planned giving, major gifts, corporate, and foundation grant experience.
  • Strong networking and excellent written and verbal communication skills, plus a determination to sustain existing relationships and build new ones.
  • Track record of successfully planning and executing development strategies, including campaigns and digital outreach strategies.
  • Ability to travel and work nonstandard hours, as needed.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work and meet deadlines under time pressure or other constraints.
  • Ability to generate content, edit content, and develop both printed and multimedia materials.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Suite applications, as well as Zoom, databases (e.g., Salsa or other CRMs), and basic office equipment usage.
  • Capacity to work independently and under general supervision in a hybrid or remote work environment.
  • Passion for and dedication to DLC’s mission.
  • Ability to develop skills for creating materials in accessible formats within the first four months in this position. 
  • BA or equivalent years of work experience.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • The following qualifications are highly desired to advance DLC’s work, but they are not required:
  • Experience working with the Protection and Advocacy System or a disability or elder justice organization.
  • Bilingual or multilingual.
  • At least two years of supervisory experience.
  • Experience developing materials in accessible and culturally responsive formats.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

Applicants for this position must live within Colorado or be willing to relocate to Colorado before they begin the position.

DLC is promoting a mostly remote work environment, with the understanding that employees will travel and meet in person as needed for conducting their job functions and collaborating with other staff members, the Board, clients, and partners. (DLC currently has office space in Denver, which is available for employees’ optional use.) DLC provides equipment to employees to work successfully in a remote environment, including, but not limited to, laptops and phones. 

DLC provides reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of their jobs and participate in the recruitment and interview processes. For support with the application process,  please contact Esther Brieno at ebrieno@disabilitylawco.org 

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

The hiring range for this position is $78,000-$90,000 annually, depending on experience. (For reference, $78,000 represents DLC’s salary for people with 5 years of experience in the field.) Disability Law Colorado offers competitive salaries; generous leave; and an excellent benefits package, which includes a 403(b) retirement savings plan and medical, dental, vision, life, and short-term and long-term disability insurance. 

APPLICATION PROCESS

We encourage candidates with disabilities and others with lived experience and diverse backgrounds to apply.  

DLC will review applications as they are submitted. Candidates should submit a cover letter, outlining their interest and qualifications, along with their resume to Esther Brieno at ebrieno@disabilitylawco.org by December 15, 2022, for priority consideration. Candidates wishing to mail or fax their materials, instead, may send them to:

Esther Brieno, Operations Manager

Disability Law Colorado

455 Sherman Street, Suite 130

Denver, CO  80203

FAX: (303) 722-0720  

Disability Law Colorado is committed to providing a work environment that is free of unlawful discrimination and unlawful harassment. Disability Law Colorado’s policy prohibits harassment and discrimination based on age (40 & over); ancestry; national origin or ethnicity; citizenship; immigration status; race; color; hairstyle or hair texture; marital, registered domestic partner or civil union status; pregnancy and perceived pregnancy (including breastfeeding or related medical conditions); religion; sex; gender, gender identity or expression; sexual orientation or an employer’s perception thereof; wage disclosures; lawful off-duty, off-premises activities; because the person is a victim of a crime, domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking; military or veterans' status; physical or mental disability; family or medical care leave status; or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law or ordinance or regulation. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.