Disability Rights Oregon (DRO), Oregon’s Protection and Advocacy System for individuals with disabilities, is hiring for the following positions Executive Director,  Community Work Incentives Coordinator (CWIC), and two (2) Compliance Analysts.

DRO is a non-profit law office providing legal advocacy services statewide to Oregonians with disabilities. Services include legal advice and representation, intake and referral, outreach, training, and public policy advocacy. DRO has 25 staff members including attorneys, advocates, intake advocates, administrators, and support personnel.


We are seeking an Executive Director to lead the organization as it continues to improve the lives of Oregonians with disabilities. The position is located in Portland, Oregon.

Applications will be accepted until Friday, July 20, 2018. Interested candidates should submit a letter expressing, in detail, their interest in the position, and the experience that they believe demonstrates their ability to contribute to the future of DRO and its client community. The letter should be accompanied by a current resume, and names and contact information for three references. Electronic submissions are preferred. Materials should be emailed to execrecruit@droregon.org. Mailed submissions will also be accepted. Mail to: DRO Search Committee PO Box 1625, Portland, Oregon 97207. If you would like to submit your application in an alternate format, please contact us at jobs@droregon.org or 503-243-2081.

For any questions regarding our process, please call Michael Bailey, Search Committee Chair, 503-504-0318.

DRO offers a competitive salary and benefits package. DRO is an equal opportunity employer. DRO encourages candidates with disabilities, women, persons of color and others who represent distinct linguistic or cultural communities to apply.

Read the full Executive Director Solicitation here.

The Executive Director Solicitation is also available in PDF format.


We are hiring to two (2) Compliance Analysts for the Strengthening Protections for Social Security Beneficiaries program.

Social Security Representative Payment Program provides financial management for the Social Security and SSI payments of Social Security beneficiaries who are incapable of managing their own Social Security or SSI payments. The purpose of the Social Security Representative Payee Program at DRO is to verify that the representative payee is using the benefits properly on behalf of the beneficiary and carry out the representative payee responsibilities and duties correctly. The purpose of educational visits is to ensure that payees fully understand their duties and responsibilities and are on the right track with respect to recordkeeping and reporting. Additionally, the program will refer beneficiaries to other programs or services DRO considers appropriate. The primary role of the Compliance Analyst is conducting these site reviews, following specific guidelines and protocols as set forth by the Social Security Administration. The Compliance Analyst works extremely independent of others in DRO and travels to many locations across Oregon. The target start date for these positions is July 30.

Please submit a letter of interest and a copy of your resume, and a completed application to jobs@droregon.org. The position closes June 29, and priority is given to applications received by June 22. If you need to submit your application in an alternate format or have difficulty accessing the application form, please contact us at jobs@droregon.org or 503-243-2081.

Read the full Compliance Analyst Job Announcement here.

Compliance Analyst Job Announcement PDF


The Community Work Incentives Coordinator (CWIC) position  to be part of the Work Incentives Planning and Assistance (WIPA) project team. The CWIC will provide counseling and support to individuals receiving disability benefits from the Social Security Administration (SSA) who want to work.

Please submit a letter of interest, a copy of your resume, and a completed application form (available at http://www.droregon.org/about-us/employment). First round of applications will be reviewed by June 15, 2018.  Position is open until filled.  Applications must be received by email at jobs@droregon.org. If you need to submit your application in an alternate format, please contact us at jobs@droregon.org or 503-243-2081.

Read the full CWIC Position Announcement here.

WIPA CWIC Applications in Word

WIPA CWIC Application in PDF