Public Policy Specialist, Texas State Independent Living Council (Austin TX)

  • Closing / removal date: open until filled
  • Posted: October 25, 2022

The Texas State Independent Living Council is located in Austin, TX and is a nonprofit organization authorized by the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, for the purpose of planning, monitoring, and evaluating the provision of Independent Living services for people with disabilities.  For more information, please check out our website, at, or find us on Facebook.

The Public Policy Specialist is responsible for initiating and maintaining a strong collaborative partnership with the network of Centers for Independent Living (CIL).  Collaboratively plan, develop, monitor, and evaluate the goals, objectives, and deliverables pertaining to the State Plan for Independent Living (SPIL). The individual will strive to uphold the organization’s mission, vision, and the Independent Living philosophy.


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, masters preferred.
  • Experience with statistics and quantitative data analysis, outcomes measurement, report writing, and oral presentations in the fields of survey research, disability and health policy
  • Knowledge of the federal and state legislative processes and state government administration
  • Skill in compiling, evaluating, and presenting legislative information; in problem-solving and negotiating; in policy analysis and research
  • Experience in public speaking in front of small and large audiences
  • Experience in project management, evaluation, and budgeting
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent skills in interpersonal interaction, time management, problem solving, and organization.
  • Strong strategically-focused analytical skills
  • Ability to collaborate with others in a team situation
  • Strong working knowledge of data software, and Microsoft Office Suite
  • Strong working knowledge of Google products (Gmail, Drive, Google+)
  • Ability to travel around the state and out of state.
  • Knowledge of, and commitment to, the Independent Living movement, philosophy, and approach
  • Knowledge of Federal and State statutes and regulations affecting people with disabilities

How to Apply:

Email resume, a cover letter and three references to [email protected] (No phone calls please).  Only qualified applicants will be contacted.

The TXSILC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Reasonable accommodations available upon request.