Assistant Director, Disability Services

Austin, TX
Full Time
Disability Services

Disability Services Assistant Director

Disability Services Program of SAFE seeks a full time Assistant Director. Disability Services staff are working to increase the knowledge/skills of professionals in disability service, advocacy, and victim service fields to: 1) reduce risks of violence against people with disabilities; 2) respond in survivor-centered & trauma-informed ways to abuse survivors with disabilities and the people in their daily lives; and to 3) ensure full service and program access to people with disabilities within SAFE. The Assistant Director will engage in activities that support the Program Director and other staff on multiple individual and collective levels. 

About SAFE:

  • SAFE’s mission is our name: Stop Abuse For Everyone. We achieve our mission by acknowledging and responding to the intersection of child abuse, sexual assault, human trafficking, and domestic violence.
  • The SAFE Alliance grew out of the courageous work of the Center for Battered Women, the Austin Rape Crisis Center, and the Austin Children’s Shelter, all respected, women-led human service agencies created by volunteers and informed by survivors who needed support, safety and justice.
  • With over 20 programs and 400 staff, we have been serving the Austin community and beyond for over 30 years.
  • The SAFE Alliance strongly encourages members of traditionally underrepresented communities to apply, including Black, Indigenous, and people of color; LGBTQ+ identified people; gender-nonconforming people; individuals with disabilities; veterans; and people who speak a language in addition to English.

About this position:

  • We need you to fill the role of Assistant Director of Disability Services. This is a full-time exempt position at our Grove Resource Center location; travel in and out of the State is required. We will pay you an annual salary of $48,000-$52,000.​​​​​​​

Key Duties:

  • Scheduling events and providing education/training using existing and newly developed. curriculum with youth/adults with disabilities and people in their daily lives (family, providers, advocates, teachers, etc.). 
  • Providing train-the-trainer education locally, statewide, and nationally as requested.
  • Tracking program and grant related goals/deliverables, effectively co-manage grant related projects, along with supervising assigned grant specific staff.
  • Monitoring feedback loops to evaluate and improve program/staff performance as needed; support team members/co-workers and fosters a cohesive and respectful team culture.
  • Demonstrates ability to operate computers/general office software programs (word-processing, spread-sheet, and database software).
  • Gives careful attention to detail; works with accuracy and maintains neat, well-organized project/operational records.
  • Knowledge of sexual/domestic violence and circumstances faced by people with disabilities.
  • Strong time management skills, maintains flexibility; working with frequent interruptions, multiple/changing priorities.
  • Manages ambiguity, and operates resourcefully, creatively, and effectively—even when things are not certain and/or the way forward is not clear or when facing difficult situations.
  • Supervise employees effectively both independently & in collaboration with program director.
  • Exercises initiative in identifying areas of work or process that could be improved—along with clear suggestions and flexibility for how process can be accomplished and effectively identifies and accomplishes tasks without continuous supervision.​​​​​​​


  • Master’s degree preferred in Psychology, Social Work, Rehabilitation, Adult Education or a related field preferred. Possess a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Social Work, Rehabilitation, Adult Education or a related field is required.
  • Minimum of four (4) or more years of lived/or professional experience working with people with disabilities.
  • Minimum of four (4) years of experience public speaking, and/or learning new curriculum and delivering education and training directly to people with various disabilities, including those with higher support needs.
  • Must have four (4) to seven (7) years of successful supervisory and/or management experience.
  • Requires experience in advocating for people with disabilities and both monitoring and implementing federally funded initiatives/project.
  • Must have a valid, State of Texas Driver’s License, and at least three (3) consecutive years of driving experience OR one (1) year of driving experience if over 27 years of age; AND an acceptable driving record; AND if in possession of an out-of-state license, obtain a State of Texas Driver’s License within 90 days of beginning employment.
  • Pass all required criminal history background checks (including an FBI fingerprint check), as well a pre-employment drug screen and TB test.
  • All employees are required to comply with policies regarding COVID-19, which may be subject to change.  COVID vaccines are still highly recommended, and we encourage employees to get vaccinated if they are able.​​​​​​​

About our benefits:

  • Full-time employees receive employer paid health insurance, short-term disability, and life insurance.*
  • Optional dental, vision and pet insurance.*
  • 403(b) retirement plan with an employer match, and 15 days of Paid Time Off (PTO), 4 Personal Holidays, 7 Paid holidays, and more.*
  • We’ll provide you with an amazing work environment where you’ll get to make a difference every day.

*Benefits are prorated based on date of hire and hours worked. Eligibility is dependent upon FTE, status, etc.

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