Fulltime and Non-Exempt Employee, Reports to the Director of the Disability Mobility Initiative (DMI) 

Disability Rights Washington (DRW) seeks an organizer to lead our campaign for Seattle sidewalks funding and to support our annual #WeekWithoutDriving challenge.

DRW understands the importance and contribution of candidates with lived experience. People with disabilities, African American, Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC), and LGBTQ+ people are particularly encouraged to apply. Disabilities include, but are not limited to, mental health conditions, physical and sensory disabilities, learning and intellectual disabilities, traumatic brain injuries, and chronic health conditions. Additionally, we encourage applications from people who currently cannot drive or afford to drive and rely on accessible and connected sidewalk networks to access their communities. 

Candidates must be dedicated to participating in DRW’s daily attempts to apply Disability Justice and race equity principles to our work. Information about Disability Justice can be found here: https://www.sinsinvalid.org/blog/10-principles-of-disability-justice. DRW is committed to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) and expects employees to participate in DEI-related work and trainings. Information about DRW and DEI can be found here: https://www.disabilityrightswa.org/diversity-equity-inclusion/.

This position will be based in our Seattle office. Because of the nature of organizing work, the person who fills this role should be able to and excited about attending and hosting/facilitating both in-person community meetings in Seattle and remote community meetings. These meetings may take place both during standard work hours, and also during the evenings and on weekends. 


DRW is committed to providing reasonable disability accommodations at all steps of the hiring process. If you are unsure about what may be considered a disability or what accommodations may work for you, the Job Accommodation Network (JAN) provides information about potential accommodations that are searchable by disability, work-related function, and accommodation. Applicants for DRW employment seeking reasonable disability accommodations for the application and hiring processes can contact Jodi Rose, DRW’s HR & IT Manager, by calling (800) 562-2702 or (206) 324-1521 or by emailing info@dr-wa.org.  




  • Identify and connect to people who need Seattle sidewalks to be accessible and connected, with an emphasis on outreach to communities that are typically excluded from the city’s decision-making
  • Document the stories of people who need better sidewalks and share those stories in writing, photos, videos and on social media
  • Coordinate with community members who need sidewalks to educate community organizations and elected leaders about the importance of a connected sidewalk network
  • Coordinate with allied organizations to build support for sidewalk funding
  • Coordinate Week Without Driving participation for Washington State
  • Perform other outreach, organizing and communication duties related to the work of the program

Timely paperwork and reporting

  • Submit all required reports, timesheets, and other documentation in an accurate and timely manner


  • Work remotely.
  • Attend in person meetings, community events and outreach activities in Seattle, both indoors and outdoors. 
  • Attend work meetings/community outreach during standard work hours, and also during the evenings and on weekends. 
  •  All DRW staff are required to be up to date on their vaccinations against the COVID-19 virus. “Up to date” means a person has received all CDC-recommended COVID-19 vaccines, including any booster dose(s) when eligible. Staff are required to provide proof of vaccination. DRW considers all medical and religious or sincerely held belief exemption requests. In addition to vaccinations, DRW staff are required to observe public safety standards, including mask wearing, social distancing, and sanitizing of workspaces.

Workload monitoring

Maintain a reasonably ambitious workload and keep their immediate supervisor informed when there is insufficient work to perform and when there is a risk that work won’t be completed on a timely basis.



  • Lived experience as someone who currently relies on sidewalks for mobility access
  • Lived experience of mobility access issues impacting disabled nondrivers
  • Have computer literacy for document reviewing, recording findings, and communication with others
  • Ability to host and facilitate Zoom meetings
  • Ability to track information in Google Sheets 
  • Ability to write and edit Google Docs, 
  • Ability to use Outlook to send and receive emails, 
  • Ability to use Outlook Calendar to schedule meetings


DRW is a private nonprofit organization that advances the dignity, equality, and self-determination of people with disabilities. We are designated by the governor of Washington as the independent federally mandated protection and advocacy system for Washington State. We work to pursue justice on matters related to human and legal rights. Our Board of Directors, which is majority Black, Indigenous, people of color, and majority disabled, sets the priorities of our work in consultation with two advisory councils and input from the community to ensure leadership by the most impacted and “nothing about us without us.” Information about our priorities can be found here: https://www.disabilityrightswa.org/priorities/.

DRW is an equal opportunity employer. We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. DRW encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including individuals of all races, colors, religions, genders, sexual orientations, gender identities or expressions, ages, national origins, marital statuses, disabilities, and veteran status backgrounds.

For information about us, please visit:  http://www.disabilityrightswa.org/.


Please fill out the online application below and attach a cover letter and resume. You may also mail your application to: Disability Rights Washington, Attn: Jodi Rose, 315 5th Avenue S, Suite 850, Seattle, WA 98104.

DRW is committed to promoting universal accessibility and fairness in our interview process. At least three business days before an interview, DRW will tell applicants the names, pronouns, and titles of DRW interviewers and will provide the interview questions, which will be the same for all applicants. During interviews, DRW will provide a visual description of the interviewers and turn on captions for online interviews. We also know that other efforts to make our process more accessible may be needed based on individual needs and we will provide reasonable accommodations for any portion of the application or interview process. You can request them by contacting Jodi Rose, DRW’s HR & IT Manager, using the information provided above. If you are not sure if you would benefit from an accommodation, you can review the Job Accommodations Network (JAN) website, which provides many ideas about possible accommodations that have worked for others, and you are more than welcome to call Jodi to discuss ideas you have or what we have done in the past. JAN is located here: https://askjan.org/soar.cfm.

Submissions will be reviewed on a rolling basis and will be accepted until the position is filled. The first review of applications will take place on April 5, 2023 with the hope of contacting selected applicants that week and starting interviews the following week. Applicants will only be contacted if they are selected for an interview.  The interview process will include two rounds of interviews. If selected as a finalist, DRW may ask the applicant for contacts to verify previous employment.

Position Title: DMI Organizer

Company Name: Disability Rights Washington (DRW)

Location: Seattle 

Posted: March 15, 2023.

Education and Experience required: 0 years employment experience required; necessary skills include document review and/or interview skills, see full description for more detail.

Job Category: Program

Job Type: Full-time, Non-Exempt

Salary: The salary range for this position $54,825 – $62,942

Benefits: Generous benefits including employer 401k contribution, health, dental, vision care, Health and Flex Spending account options, transit benefit, Costco Membership, Life Insurance, Long-Term Disability, vacation, sick, Holiday, parental, and other types of leave, and a 35-hour work week.

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