Colorado Nonprofit Association

Community Outreach Advocate—Northeastern Colorado

Essential Functions:
• Responsible for a partial individual advocacy caseload, comprised of children and adults, in compliance with The
AWC advocacy protocol (The AWC protocol will be attached to this job description)
• Possess the ability to learn and understand local, state and federal legislation/regulations e.g. Americans with
Disabilities Act (ADA), Individuals Disability Education Act (IDEA), etc.
• Assist individuals and families in the navigation of various governmental systems, e.g. HCPF, school districts,
Department of Education, Social Security, Medicaid, Medicare, etc.
• Supports intake screenings and tracking processes of assigned individual advocacy cases
• Empowers individuals and families to use all appropriate resources to promote independence and selfdetermination
• Assists individuals and families with referrals to appropriately needed services or programs
• Establish links and ensures productive working relationships with all service providers, and community agencies
• Develops community collaborative relationships through direct marketing and community meeting participation
• Supports all community outreach efforts of The AWC and will be a lead on assigned efforts with event support
from all staff
• Event planning and public speaking
Nonessential Functions:
• Reports all incidents of Mistreatment, Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation (MANE)
• Participates in weekly supervision with the Advocacy Manager
• Ensure accurate agency branding within all documents and materials for both internal and external use, either
created by an employee of The AWC or another outside of the organization contact
• Other duties as assigned
Qualifications:
• Must consent to and pass a pre-employment criminal background check and motor vehicle record check (which
must also be provided by the applicant prior to hire and annually thereafter)
• Must have own personal transportation, a valid driver’s license and vehicle insurance as required by Colorado law
• Bilingual Spanish preferred
Travel:
• Frequent travel can be expected throughout Northeastern counties of Colorado.
Education and Experience:
• Minimum of an associate degree, or two (2) years of experience in the field of IDD, or a combination of education
and experience appropriate to the requirements of this position.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Must support the mission and vision of The AWC
• Self-motivated to set, attain, and surpass goals with minimal supervision
• Proven ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing; illustrations may be requested
• Highly developed organizational skills with strong attention to detail
• Proficient use of a personal computer and general skills in Microsoft programs
• Well-developed knowledge of standard office equipment
• Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team
• Exemplary development of professional conduct 

Expected Hours of Work:
• Typical office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 5:00pm, however, employees may elect to work a 4-
day work week (10hours/day)
• Additionally, this position requires some evening and weekend work, including a full weekend for the Families in
Action (FIA) retreat each summer, as well as special events that are scheduled approximately monthly and
attendance is expected
Work Environment:
• Operates in a professional, and at times personal, office environment, as well as in the field such as schools,
childcare settings including camp-like environments
• Requires the use of standard office equipment, such as computers/laptop, photocopiers, scanners and filing
cabinets
• While working, may be exposed to fumes or airborne particles, moving mechanical parts and vibration
• Occasional exposure to condition at alternative hosting sites, such as schools, camps, client homes, etc.
Physical Demands:
• The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to
successfully perform the essential and nonessential functions of this position
• Regularly required to talk and/or hear
• Frequently required to stand, walk, use hands and fingers, handle or feel, reach with hands and arms
• Must be physically able to lift up to 30 lbs., as well as sit for extended periods of time, as the primary duties are
sedentary and performed seated at a desk
The AWC offers a competitive salary including an excellent benefits package, contingent on experience and qualifications.
We are an equal opportunity employer; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to
age, race, color, religion, gender or gender identity, sexual orientation, veteran status, disability or national origin. Full
time employees (defined as 30 hours/week or more) have the option to elect partially paid benefits through The arc Thrift
Store insurance program.
Disclaimer: This description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities or qualifications
associated with the job. Duties, responsibilities or qualifications may change at any time with or without notice.