Job Title: The Advocate, Full Time
Reports to: Executive Director
Location: San Bernardino
BE THE VOICE OF ROLLING START! Rolling Start, Inc., Center for Independent Living (RSI) is a 501 c (3) not-for-profit organization that provides advocacy and services to people with all types of disabilities. The mission of RSI is to educate and empower people with disabilities to achieve the independent life of their choice. We have been serving San Bernardino county for 44 years. RSI is looking for a Systems Change Advocate to join our team and broaden our local and statewide advocacy efforts.
The Advocate will community organize RSI consumers and stakeholder partners on a variety of issues impacting people with disabilities such as housing, transportation, health care, emergency preparedness, youth outreach, voting, and accessibility. The Advocate will attend meetings, public hearings and statewide events; they will be the voice of RSI! They will be responsible for recruiting, training, and facilitating volunteers and groups. The Advocate will work with RSI consumers to develop and strengthen self-advocacy skills so they can effect change on issues personally affecting them.
The candidate must be an energetic and passionate advocate, enjoy public policy, have excellent communication and writing skills and have the ability to work both autonomously and collaboratively in groups. This currently is being offered as a full-time position with benefits at 30 hours a week.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
AA degree or higher and/or some combination of college and social services, human services, communication or related field;
2-4 years related professional experience;
Experience working with people with disabilities and/or older adults, preferably in an Independent Living Center or aging and adult services organization.
Other Preferred Qualifications:
Travel to various meetings locally, regional and statewise.
Participate in conference rallies and conference calls
Rolling Start Inc. offers a benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision & life insurance. We also offer a total of (12) twelve paid holidays; (11 fixed with 1 floating) and paid vacation time off.
Rolling Start, Inc. celebrates diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.
Please send your resume and cover letter to: