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Director of Adult Advocacy and Learning

Are you our next Director of Adult Advocacy and Learning?

You’re committed to protecting human and civil rights for all. You believe that people should live self-directed lives and be valued and respected for who they are as individuals. You see abilities above all else. You are an Advocate.

The Arc – Jefferson, Clear Creek & Gilpin Counties needs you. As part of the largest organization of Advocates with and for people with autism, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome and other intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD), we have more than 60 years of history and a legacy of successfully promoting social justice. Our dedicated staff team includes people who specialize in adult and children’s advocacy, communications, development, and a host of other things that are essential for a strong organization to truly make a difference in people’s lives. You’ll be working with all of us to help change the world.

When you are a part of The Arc, you have the opportunity to serve members of our community in life-changing ways every day. The Director of Adult Advocacy & Learning will join our collaborative team of Adult Advocate peers, working with adults with I/DD and appropriately involved family members/guardians to grow advocacy skills and help resolve challenges related to eligibility, housing, employment, government benefits, independence, and countless other topics. You’ll work with adults who are already receiving services, and people who have never been connected at all. We’re working exclusively remotely right now due to COVID, but hope to be together again soon.

You’ll also be involved in creating and delivering proactive trainings for The Arc Community, and working with government and community systems to create a truly inclusive society. Each day will present new and interesting challenges and you’re guaranteed never to be bored.

What makes The Arc different? To sum it up – it’s our Culture. Inside and out, we embody our Core Values. We rely on people being internally driven and taking initiative, and in support of that, we have a deep commitment to teamwork. With no complex hierarchical structure, we all work together to move the mission forward with open and honest communication that translates into collaborative action. The work is no doubt challenging, and you will grow personally and professionally, while having the freedom to problem-solve outside of the limitations of the “systems”.  

Starting Salary is $52,000 per year. If you are experienced and interested in learning more about this position, its qualifications, and the excellent benefits provided by The Arc, please click here to read the official job description. Submissions are due by January 31, 2021 and should include a cover letter that speaks to your interest in joining The Arc, as well as your resume. Please send your submissions to or mail them to 13949 W. Colfax Avenue, Suite 150, Lakewood, CO 80401. Let us know why you’d be a great fit for our team!

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