Disability Services Associate Director

Austin, TX
Full Time
Disability Services
Senior Manager/Supervisor

Disability Services Associate Director

Disability Services Program of SAFE, a nationally recognized expert in the issue, seeks a full time Associate Director. Disability Services staff work to increase the knowledge/skills of professionals in disability services, 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 Associate Director will engage in activities that support the program. Overall, this position is intended to work collaboratively with 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 30 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 Associate Director of Disability Services. This is a full-time, exempt position at our Grove Resource Center Location. Travel in State and out of State is required. We will pay you an annual salary of $52,000-$58,000 dependent upon experience.

Key Duties:

  • Demonstrates skill/capability to operate computers/general office software programs (word-processing, spread-sheet, and database software).
  • Gives careful attention to detail; works with accuracy & maintains neat, well-organized project and operational records.
  • Demonstrated capacity/skills to: effectively manage grant related projects, support team members/co-workers, supervise projects and staff, promote cohesive and respectful team culture.
  • Works effectively and collaboratively with program director.
  • Knowledge of sexual/domestic violence and circumstances faced by people with disabilities.
  • Maintains flexibility; working with frequent interruptions, multiple/changing priorities.
  • Strong time management skills to coordinate/prioritize program and grant related activities.
  • Manages ambiguity, and operates resourcefully, creatively, and effectively—even when things are not certain and/or the way forward is not clear.
  • Has resiliency & rebounds from setbacks/adversity when facing difficult situations.
  • Effectively organizes work to meet multiple deadlines, adapts well to changing circumstances and managing conflicting priorities and demands on time and other resources.
  • 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.
  • Effectively identifies and accomplishes tasks without continuous supervision.​​​​​​​


  • Master’s degree preferred in Psychology, Social Work, Rehabilitation, Adult Education or a related field preferred.
  • Four or more years of lived/or professional experience working with people with disabilities.
  • Minimum of three 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 a 3-6 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.
  • This is a position that requires driving, therefore you must have:
    • At least three (3) consecutive years of driving experience OR one (1) year of driving experience if over 27 years of age.
    • Have a valid Texas driver’s license AND be able to provide Department of Public Safety proof of driving record acceptable to agency insurers for the past three years.
  • Pass all required criminal history background checks (including an FBI fingerprint check if applicable), 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.

​​​​​​​Please Note: All new employees regardless of status will be required to start their employment on either the 1st or 16th of the month and will be required to attend a three-day new employee orientation that is held both in-person and virtually.

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

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