A full-time position, Leadership Development & Training Coordinator is open at PAVE and seeks candidates with strong facilitation and collaboration skills with experience in providing training and organizing community events. This position will encourage and partner with individuals with developmental disabilities and their families from isolated communities and diverse ethnic backgrounds across Pierce County for policy change by amplifying their voice. Join a team of dedicated professionals with lived experience in belonging and not belonging for continued impact in the lives of individuals with developmental disabilities and their families in Pierce County.
- AA Degree or a combination of lived experience and over one year of employment that is commensurate is required.
- Minimum of six (6) months of experience partnering with individuals with DD is preferred or with other persons with disabilities, mental health, or youth is required
- Stated or demonstrated exposure to navigating local and governmental systems to access useful services and supports or at least two years of lived experience and knowledge of Pierce County resources for individuals with I/DD
- Demonstrated background assisting in two or more areas: facilitation, providing training, organizing community events or outreach within isolated communities and diverse ethnic backgrounds
- Experience using Microsoft Office Suite and data management systems
- Ability to travel to/from meetings, community events, support groups, etc. throughout Pierce County; mileage will be reimbursed, Orca card purchased, as needed.
- Pass a Background Check (DSHS/DDA Secretary’s List) is required
Preferred Education, Experience, Skills and Abilities:
- BA or BS preferred or a combination of lived experience and over two years of employment that is commensurate
- Minimum of one year of experience partnering with individuals with DD or with other persons with disabilities and special health care needs
- Possess a deep understanding of how to navigate local and governmental systems to access useful services and supports
- Demonstrated background assisting in three or more areas: facilitation, providing training, organizing community events, data management systems or outreach within isolated communities and diverse ethnic backgrounds
- Experience in the development of individual and family support networks
- Experience creating web-based and written materials
- Please indicate if you have a limited Working Proficiency or are Conversational to Fluent in any of these languages: Spanish, Korean, Tagalog, German, Russian, Vietnamese, Other Pacific Island languages, Cambodian, Japanese, Other Slavic languages, Chinese, French, African, and/or Arabic
Special Requirements, Physical Demands, Working Conditions:
- Some travel will be required for related area meetings, community events, provide trainings, partnering with community organizations, etc.
- Flexibility in meeting demands and assisting individuals with DD and their families is essential
- Ability to interact effectively with others and function well as a member of a team
- Flexibility in working hours appropriate for the position’s responsibilities; mainly Monday – Friday and does include some weekends, evenings and early mornings.
- Some knowledge of how to effectively organize for policy change, providing outreach to individuals in isolated communities and from ethnically diverse backgrounds, and best practices for training adults, is helpful, but not required
- Demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals of diverse economic, ethnic, and social backgrounds is essential
Pierce County Human Services provides essential assistance to vulnerable populations in Pierce County. It includes the Developmental Disabilities Program which contracts with various agencies in the community to provide services for residents of Pierce County and their families. To learn more visit their website at https://www.co.pierce.wa.us/4755/Developmental-Disabilities
Salary Range: $16 to $18/hour commensurate with experience, plus benefit package. This position is 40 hours/week with 10 of those hours for the youth program of Start Now!
How to Apply:
Fill out our PAVE application at and include a cover letter and resume as attachments. If you are having trouble with this format, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Only qualified applicants who submit all three elements will be considered for an interview. Open until filled and submission is encouraged by November 13, 2019.
PAVE is an EEO employer. PAVE values diverse perspectives and life experiences. The organization encourages people of all backgrounds to apply, including parents of individuals with disabilities, people who are bilingual, people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ, people with disabilities, veterans, and those with lived experiences.
It is the policy of PAVE that all of the programs, employment practices, and activities of the organization or any of its contractors, vendors, grantees or volunteers will be conducted without regard to any person’s race, color, national origin, marital status, disabled or Vietnam era veteran status, sex, disability, religion, creed, age, sexual orientation, HIV/AIDS, or any other protected class.