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Thank you for your interest in employment opportunities at Disability Rights Nebraska.¬† Whether or not there are any current jobs posted, persons who feel they are uniquely qualified to become part of Disability Rights Nebraska's Team are encouraged to send in an e-mail résumé listing their qualifications and work history. Your information will be reviewed, remain confidential and kept on file.

If your qualifications match a position that becomes available, we will contact you. Please note that we will not always be able to respond to your individual inquiry if your qualifications do not match position requirements.

To submit your résumé by email, send it to info@disabilityrightsnebraska.org. You may submit your résumé by mail to: Disability Rights Nebraska, 2930 Ridge Line Road, Suite 205,¬†Lincoln, NE 68516.

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Values-Based Program Director

Disability Rights Nebraska is searching for a Values-Based Program Director to manage the citizen advocacy program including the provision of training and technical assistance and the operation of five local programs; manage/oversee the Nebraska Values-Based Education program; and supervising staff.

Conducts, analyzes and reports the results of annual relationship reviews of each citizen advocacy program.

Possesses a deep and detailed knowledge of the principles and practices of citizen advocacy as exemplified in Learning from Citizen Advocacy Programs and Citizen Advocacy Programs Evaluation.

Combination of four years experience, training, and/or education in citizen advocacy programs, community organization activities, volunteer programs, or human services which includes program management, public relations, and adult education experience or training.

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Send cover letter and resume to: Disability Rights Nebraska, 2930 Ridge Line Road, Suite 205 Lincoln, NE 68516


Attorney

We are seeking a highly skilled and motivated Attorney to join our Legal Advocacy Team. As an Attorney, you will be responsible for providing legal advice, representing clients in court, and outreach. The ideal candidate will have experience in disability law and working with people with disabilities, interested in the rights and inclusion of people with disabilities, strong legal administrative skills and the ability to effectively communicate complex disability and legal concepts.

Responsibilities:
Provide effective, empathetic, and timely legal advice, self-advocacy guidance, and/or legal representation to individual clients with disabilities on reasonable accommodations, employment discrimination, voting rights, social security, and other discrimination, employment, or civil rights laws.

Refer clients to other legal and community resources on issues that are not eligible for self-advocacy guidance or direct representation.

Educate the public, service providers, and community groups about the services provided by Disability Rights Nebraska and the process for seeking assistance on disability and civil rights issues.

Draft legal documents, pleadings, and briefs.

Represent clients in court and administrative proceedings and negotiate settlements.

Provide legal advice to clients on various disability matters.

Collaborate with colleagues to develop case strategies.

Stay current with changes in laws and regulations that may impact people with disabilities.

Experience:

Juris Doctor (JD) degree from an accredited law school

Admission to Nebraska State Bar Association

Proven experience in legal research, writing, and litigation

Knowledge of legal drafting and negotiation techniques

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

Ability to provide accurate, timely, and empathetic legal advice and representation to clients experiencing stressful circumstances

Demonstrated commitment to racial justice, economic justice, social justice, and/or disability justice

Familiarity with laws governing reasonable accommodation, discrimination, or other disability-based civil rights protections, and ability to quickly develop working knowledge necessary to provide legal advice and/or representation

Experience/direct contact with persons of diverse background

Ability to fulfill administrative and programmatic requirements, such as recordkeeping using basic computer skills

Experience/familiarity with other civil rights laws, such as laws pertaining to fair housing, special education, access to places of public accommodation, and/or access to state and local government services.

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Send cover letter and resume to: Disability Rights Nebraska, 2930 Ridge Line Road, Suite 205 Lincoln, NE 68510


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