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DC Center for Independent Living, Inc.

CARES Act Coordinator

  • Location

    Washington, DC
  • Posted On

    October 28, 2020
  • Job Type

  • Category

  • Experience Level

    2-5 Years
  • Education Level

    Bachelor's Degree
  • Salary

    Commensurate with Experience

Job Description

The CARES Act Coordinator position is created in response to the significant negative impact COVID-19 has had on the disability community of Washington, DC. The position develops strategic partnerships, programs and initiatives that promote the success of people with disabilities in The District of Columbia.

The CARES Act Coordinator position is funded through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The CARES Coordination position is therefore a term position valid through the funding end date of 09/30/2021.


The CARES Act Coordinator position reports directly to the Executive Director.


DCCIL’s CARES Act Coordinator will link DCCIL with other D.C. community organizations to assist people with disabilities in the following areas:

  • Provide housing assistance to people with disabilities in the form of subsidized rent,
  • Assist people with disabilities to transition from an institutionalized setting to the community,
  • Partner with local community organizations and identify people with disabilities with food needs and providing the appropriate assistance,
  • Partner with local community organizations and identify community transportation needs of people with disabilities,
  • Familiarize with and stay abreast of latest guidance from ACL regarding COVID-19/CARES,
  • Perform public awareness on behalf of DCCIL to coordinate the delivery of services and increase the number of DC citizens served,
  • Research, draft and create materials for presentations and events,
  • Other duties as assigned by Executive Director


The minimum requirement for this position is a bachelor’s degree in Social Science or Political Science from an accredited college or university, and/or a master’s degree in Public Administration, Social Work, or two years education post bachelor’s degree. Specific skills required are:

  • Excellent organizational skills,
  • Ability to multi-task,
  • Ability to develop strong working relationships with community partners,
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills,
  • Sensitivity to the needs of people with disabilities through first-hand experience either personal or professional,
  • Bilingualism

How to Apply

Email cover letter and resume to Executive Director Richard Simms at

When applying, mention you saw this opening listed on Disability Scoop.