Civil Rights Paralegal/Advocate

Posted on May 08, 2018

Closes: May 31, 2018

Job Location: Augusta or Falmouth, Maine

Disability Rights Maine, a progressive non-profit organization, has an opening for a full-time Paralegal/Advocate in Augusta or Falmouth, ME.  DRM’s mission is to ensure autonomy, inclusion, equality, and access for people with disabilities in Maine.

The Paralegal/Advocate role will be focused on issues of discrimination and economic equality for people with disabilities.  Duties include providing direct advocacy to ensure access to employment, higher education, and training; conducting assessments to prevent and detect financial exploitation and abuse; drafting documents and correspondence, performing research.  Statewide travel is required.  

Qualifications include: strong commitment to economic and social justice and the rights of people with disabilities; ability to master rules, regulations, and policy; and excellent research and writing skills.  The successful candidate will be expected to work with a high degree of independence, while working within DRM’s team-oriented atmosphere.  

People with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  Salary based upon experience.  

To apply, send a cover letter and a resume by Thursday, May 31, 2018 to:  

Operations Director
Disability Rights Maine
24 Stone Street, Ste. 204
Augusta, ME 04330
scrocker@drme.org

DRM is an equal opportunity employer.