WEI U.S. Organizer

posted Dec 21, 2020

 

Women Enabled International (WEI) is now accepting applications for a U.S. Organizer to support and coordinate cross-movement advocacy by disabled women, girls, and gender non-conforming and non-binary activists, women’s rights activists, disability rights activists, and allies in the United States. This is a one-year full-time position with the possibility of renewal and will be based in the United States, preferably New York City or Washington, D.C.

 

Duties of the Organizer:

The U.S. Organizer will be supervised by WEI’s Executive Director and Senior Legal Advisor. This individual will work on a variety of projects to advance rights at the intersection of gender and disability in the United States, including potentially:

  • Identifying advocates in the U.S. who identify as disabled women, girls, and gender non-conforming and non-binary persons, across a range of intersectional identities.
  • Organizing an alliance of advocates working at the intersection of gender and disability in the U.S.
  • Researching and developing advocacy strategies to strengthen U.S. standards and support the disability rights and justice movements at the intersection of gender and disability in the U.S.
  • Strengthening partnerships and relationships with U.S. feminist, women’s rights, gender rights, disability rights and racial justice actors.
  • Researching and drafting advocacy documents.
  • Organizing virtual consultations and events with and about the key issues facing disabled women, girls, and gender non-conforming and non-binary persons in the U.S. 
  • Developing and coordinating a multi-day virtual convening with advocates in the U.S.
  • Representing WEI at briefings, convenings, and conferences.
  • Working with legal interns and fellows.

 

Qualifications:

  • A degree in a relevant field; or equivalent organizing and professional experience.
  • Three to five (3 to 5) years of social justice organizing and advocacy experience, including experience advocating for disability rights/justice.
  • Knowledge of the disability rights and justice movements in the U.S. and strong relationships with networks of disabled women, girls, and gender non-conforming and non-binary persons from diverse backgrounds.
  • Experience with disability rights and justice issues, and preferably, experience with intersectional gender rights and justice issues.
  • Involvement with building or supporting movements and diplomatic leadership skills.  
  • Excellent writing and research skills, including complex analysis.
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills reflecting cultural competency.
  • Demonstrated commitment to disability and gender rights and justice.
  • Fluency in English is required. Spanish and/or American Sign Language fluency considered a plus.
  • Persons with disabilities are particularly encouraged to apply.

 

Compensation:
Starting compensation will be $50,000 or more, commensurate with experience.

 

Duration of the position:
This position is a full-time position for an initial one-year term, with the potential for renewal.

 

Location:
United States. New York City or Washington, D.C. base is preferred.


To Apply:

Please send a cover letter, resume, unedited writing sample related to a disability rights issue, and contact information for three references to Personnel@WomenEnabled.org. All materials should be in MS Word format, no PDF documents please.

Applications will be accepted until January 18, 2021 and will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Please reference “U.S. Organizer” in the subject line of your email.

No telephone inquiries please. Only complete applications will be reviewed and only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

 


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About WEI:

WEI is an international human rights organization that advances rights at the intersection of gender and disability to respond to the lived experiences of people with disabilities at this intersection, promote inclusion and participation, and achieve transformative equality.

WEI is a disability-inclusive workplace. If you require disability-related reasonable accommodations to participate in this application process, please let us know at Personnel@WomenEnabled.org.

WEI is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate in its hiring practices and actively seeks a diverse applicant pool. WEI encourages candidates of all races, genders and gender identities, ages, disabilities, orientations, ethnicities, and national origins to apply. WEI is committed to working with individuals with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations needed due to disability to perform the essential functions of this position.

 

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