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(CLOSED) New Career Opportunity - Self-Advocacy Program Coordinator

Thursday, July 15, 2021

Position Announcement

Self-Advocacy Program Coordinator


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This individual will primarily be responsible for implementing the Partners in Policymaking training initiative and will assist the SD Council on Developmental Disabilities (SDCDD) to manage South Dakota Advocates for Change (SDAC) and other administrative duties. This position is located in Pierre, SD. Work will be done in coordination with the component programs at Disability Rights South Dakota (DRSD). The Self-Advocacy Program Coordinator will work a minimum of six weekends per year. This is an exempt position.

The successful candidate will work directly with the DRSD & SDCDD Executive Directors, and other staff. This person will provide support, as needed, to DRSD employees.


  • Coordinate and conduct all activities relating to Partners in Policymaking, including scheduling training dates and venues; hiring speakers; outreach for participants, preparing materials; etc.
  • Mapping out training plans and schedules, designing and developing materials, facilitating the Partners in Policymaking sessions
  • Measure project performance using appropriate tools and techniques.
  • Manage changes to the project scope, project schedule, and costs
  • Assisting SDCDD with the SDAC
  • Set up zoom and in-person meetings
  • Maintaining a working knowledge of all Disability Rights South Dakota services and program areas.
  • Participation in staff meetings, program meetings, and other meetings as appropriate.
  • Work performance consistent with the South Dakota Rules of Professional Conduct
  • Meet budgetary objectives and make adjustments to project constraints based on financial analysis
  • Use and continually develop leadership skills
  • All other duties as assigned


  • Proven working experience in project management
  • Excellent verbal and written skills
  • Ability to work effectively with others
  • Solid organization skills including attention to detail and multitasking
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out duties and grant requirements


Bachelor’s Degree in appropriate field of study or equivalent work experience. Experience working with or on behalf of people with disabilities is preferred.


Some overnight travel, and possibly out-of-state travel, will be required. This position will work a minimum of six weekends per year facilitating trainings.

Disability Rights South Dakota is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, creed, national origin, marital status, or disability.


Position is open until filled. Starting salary $45,000+ DOE along with excellent benefits.

Interested applicants please mail, fax, or e-mail resume with cover letter to:

Sandy Hook, Executive Asst.

Disability Rights South Dakota

2520 E. Franklin St., Ste. 2

Pierre, SD  57501-3700

605-224-8294; FAX: (605) 224-5125


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