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Disability Rights Washington seeks a executive Director
March 13, 2023 | Chinami Arai

We now have a unique Executive Director opportunity open. This is a full-time (currently a 35 hour workweek) and exempt position. The Executive Director will report to the Disability Rights Washington Board of Directors. Please share with your network and anyone you think may be interested!

Background information on our organization: Disability Rights Washington (DRW) is Washington State’s protection and advocacy agency, a non-profit organization that protects the rights of people with disabilities statewide. Our mission is to advance the dignity, equality, and self-determination of people with disabilities.

We are seeking: An Executive Director who will provide strategic leadership, budgetary and staff oversight, and administrative direction to the overall operations of our organization. We are searching for an applicant who is a fierce disability advocate with lived experience who leads with compassion, justice, accessibility, and strategic foresight.

We welcome all applicants who are: People with disabilities, preferably those who also have lived experience as African American, Black, Indigenous, people of color, women, queer, LGBTQIA+ individuals, and those from other oppressed groups and protected classes including formerly incarcerated individuals.

Position location: This position will be based in either our Seattle or Spokane, Washington office with an opportunity for a hybrid schedule.

Salary: This is a full-time position with benefits. The salary scale is $130,000 to $175,000, commensurate with experience. Our benefits package includes 401k contribution, health, dental, vision care, long-term disability, life insurance, transit benefit, Costco membership, vacation, sick, and other types of leave.

How to apply: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Applications will be reviewed as they are received. Serious candidates should submit applications on or before April 14, 2023. Applications should contain a resume and thoughtful cover letter, outlining how your skills and experience meet the qualifications described in the position description that is attached.

Email application to Christine Griffin, with “DRW Executive Director Search” in the subject line. Please include how you heard about the search.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities
As mentioned above, we are seeking an Executive Director who is wholeheartedly committed to the mission of disability justice. This is someone who not only can accomplish the core competencies of this role, but also creates a safe, productive, encouraging, and supportive environment so that our talented staff can do their best work. Our ideal candidate leads with compassion, justice, accessibility, and strategic foresight.

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