JOB POST: USICD Education and Outreach Program Manager, Washington DC, USA

Posted on 30 January 2009. Filed under: Announcements, Call for Nominations or Applications, Capacity Building and Leadership, Cross-Disability, Education, Human Rights, Jobs & Internships, Opportunities | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Education and Outreach Program Manager (New!)

Job Summary
The United States International Council on Disabilities (USICD) is looking for a part-time Education and Outreach Program Manager in Washington DC. USICD’s mission is to catalyze and help focus the energy, expertise and resources of the US disability community and the US government to optimize their impact on improving the lives of and circumstances of people with disabilities worldwide and to be an active member of the global disability rights movement. This position offers a unique opportunity to join a groundbreaking organization supporting the rights of people with disabilities in the US and abroad.

As a member of a small team and working with the Executive Director, board members, and other volunteers, the Education and Outreach Program Manager will guide the development and implementation of a national awareness campaign that will include print and electronic outreach materials, constituent volunteer training, and general campaign coordination tasks.

Responsibilities include: communication about the rights and experiences of people with disabilities, training program organization, volunteer coordination, program evaluation, and deadline adherence.

Qualifications Summary
USICD seeks a dynamic, energetic leader with global perspective and experience in developing outreach and education programs. Excellence in writing, delivering presentations, and multiple media formats, including web publishing. Experience in training and managing volunteers, including volunteers with diverse abilities and talents. Ability to work collaboratively and to take direction. Commitment to the advancement of people with disabilities and knowledge of disability cultures in both the United States and internationally.

Bachelor’s degree required, graduate degree in related field a plus. First-hand experience with disability preferred.

Applicants
Applicants should provide a cover letter, a resume, a writing sample and three references. Electronic submissions by email are preferred.

Deadline
The position will remain open for applications until the position is filled.

Contact
Please send responses or inquiries to David Morrissey, Executive Director, at dmorrissey@usicd.org



The above job post is cross-posted from the USICD “opportunities” page.

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JOB POST: Communications Officer, Handicap International, USA

Posted on 4 September 2008. Filed under: Announcements, Call for Nominations or Applications, Cross-Disability, Disaster Planning & Mitigation, Jobs & Internships, Opportunities | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Communications Officer – Washington DC – Metropolitan Region

Handicap International (HI) is an international NGO with eight international offices that collectively support programs for people living in disabling situations in some 60 post-conflict or low income countries. The U.S. office, incorporated in 2006, now seeks to establish a Communications Officer tasked with raising HI’s profile in the U.S. in support of HI’s ongoing fundraising and advocacy work. The Officer will stay abreast of HI’s international program work and will be able to develop myriad creative channels for communicating the impact of this work to potential donors and the general public. Overall responsibilities will include press relations, planning and implementing outreach and advocacy events, overseeing HI’s web site and ensuring that web content supports and enhances HI’s fund raising activities. Fluency in French highly desired. Willingness to travel essential. People with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Salary: $30-$35,000+ commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits.

Deadline to apply: September 30, 2008.

Full job description available at www.handicap-international.us.

Download the full job description (terms of reference) in PDF format at:

http://www.handicap-international.us/uploads/tx_dechiactus/TOR_HI_Communications_Officer___Qualifications__3_Sep__08.pdf

Send resume/CV, cover letter and salary history as email attachments to Ed Kenny at recruitment@handicap-international.us.



Thank you to Ed Kenny for alerting me to this job opening. The text for this blog post is taken directly from the job announcement at Handicap International’s website.

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TRAINING: International Deaf Youth Leadership Camp

Posted on 5 March 2008. Filed under: Announcements, Capacity Building and Leadership, Deaf, Education and Training Opportunities, Human Rights, Opportunities, youth | Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Asia-Pacific Deaf Youth Leadership Camp will be held in Jakarta, Indonesia from 22nd – 27th June 2008 and run by the Indonesian Association for the welfare of the Deaf Youth.

[Edited March 6 ’08: This announcement originally indicated that this was called the World Federation of the Deaf Youth Leadership Camp. However, it has been brought to my attention that this is not officially designated as a WFD camp, though WFD is aware of it. Rather, it seems to be primarily for the Asian-Pacific region. Interested individuals should contact Donny to inquire for further detail and clarification. Further corrections or clarifications will be made to this post if and when I receive them. Apologies for any inconvenience.]

The theme of the camp is “WE ARE ONE”.

The youth camp is aimed at identifying ways to advocate for Deaf people’s human rights and will involve training in leadership and organizational activities; stimulate networking so that Deaf people interchange rewarding experiences, access to communication and information. The camp will also provide an opportunity to Deaf youths around the world to participate in a gathering at international level and to gain experiences and exposure. For more information about this camp, kindly contact Donny in Indonesia on e-mail: info_4thapdyc2008@yahoo.com.

Because the host country is still developing, it is very hard to offer financial support.

Registration ends on 15th April 2008.

Delegates from the Asia Pacific region pay a registration fee of 250 US Dollars while those from other countries pay a total of 300 US dolars. The registration fee includes meals and accomodation. The delegates are expected to meet their flight costs (air tickets) to and from Indonesia. The age limit is 17 – 35 years. Email Donny for further information.



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South Asian CONFERENCE on Autism

Posted on 1 December 2007. Filed under: Announcements, autism, Education, Employment, Events and Conferences, South Asian Region | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Invitation for Participation in Conference & Training on Autism

SOUTH ASIAN REGIONAL CONFERENCE ON AUTISM: BUILDING BRIDGES
TRAINING WORKSHOP IN STRUCTURED TEACHING

15 – 18 Janaury 2008 NEW DELHI

Action For Autism with support from the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment is proud to host the South Asian Conference on Autism in New Delhi over 15 and 16 January 2008. This will be followed by a two-day practical hands-on training workshop in Structured Teaching on the TEACCH approach over 17 and 18 January 2008.

THE CONFERENCE will have a number of speakers who have Autism and who will speak on growing up and living with autism. There will be national and international presenters on Social Understanding, Adolescent Issues, Employment, Communication, Education, Marriage and Sexuality, among others.

The conference will also provide a professional platform to share and exchange knowledge and learning about various issues affecting the Autism community in South Asia. Academicians, researchers, professionals from the UK, USA, Denmark, Germany and India and SAARC countries from a range of fields have been invited to share and exchange the latest in research and practice.

THE WORKSHOP following the conference will aim to train mainstream teachers, special needs teachers, OTs, SLPs, vocational trainers, Parents, and anyone involved in helping individuals with autism receive an education and life skills training. The training on the TEACCH approach out of North Carolina will address the need for structure in a lifespan perspective, from the classroom right up to employment and future life.

The training workshop only has space for 40 participants.

We would like to invite all of you, researchers, professionals, parents, students, as well as anybody interested in knowing more about the field of Autism to attend the conference and the post conference workshop in Structured Methods.

Details about the conference and the post conference workshop can be viewed at our website www.autism-india.org as well as the August 2007 issue of our journal ‘Autism Network.’ Registration forms may be downloaded from the website.

The list of presenters along with their topics will be posted on our website shortly. For outstation participants, January is a busy season in Delhi, so please book your accommodation well in advance.

Looking forward to welcoming you to Delhi in January!

Warm regards
The Conference Coordination Team
Action For Autism (AFA)
Sector 5 Jasola Vihar, Behind Sai Niketan
New Delhi 110025 Tel: 91 11 40540991, 91 11 40540992, 91 11 65347422
Email: actionforautism@gmail.com autism@vsnl.com
Website: http://www.autism-india.org

Even those unable to attend the conference may wish to follow the link to the Action for Autism web site to explore their information and resources related to autism in India, including links to material in Hindi, Tamil, and other Indian languages.


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