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Following our mission since 2007:
Mission: To support the self advocacy of people with disabilities
for positive impact in our communities and in people’s lives.


Project Coordinator

Position Type
20-30 hours per week, possibility of full-time based on skills and experience. Computer and related equipment, plus stipend for cellular and internet services provided. 

Northeast region of PA; Southeast region of PA


  • For all staff:  Flexible paid time off plus 8 prorated paid holidays yearly.
  • For full time staff only: Health, dental and vision insurance with SAU1 paying a high percentage of premiums; short and long term disability insurance fully paid by SAU1.
  • Starting wage:  Negotiable based on experience.


Are you driven to effect social change?

Are you passionate about the rights of people with disabilities to make their own choices and decisions on how to live their own lives?

The mission of SAU1 is to support the self advocacy of people with disabilities for positive impact in our communities and in people’s lives.  SAU1 is a PA non-profit funded through grants, contracts, and donations to support its mission.

As Project Coordinator, you will be an agent of positive change at both the policy and personal level.  You will support professional self advocates in your region and statewide to empower people with disabilities to know and speak up for their rights.

Join a great organization with wonderful people doing important work. SAU1 is a PA statewide nonprofit, with offices in Harrisburg, Philadelphia, and Western PA. Learn more about SAU1 by going to

Most SAU1 employees work remotely at their home office, connecting through virtual platforms.  As we better manage life with Covid, we are slowly returning to in-person work combined with virtual work for employees outside of our office locations.  All employees earn paid time off and get paid holidays, and monthly stipends for work use of phone and data.  Equipment essential to the job is provided.  Full time staff get short- and long-term disability insurance, and subsidized health, dental, and vision insurance. 

 SAU1 is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We do not discriminate due race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, disability, age (age 40 or older), or genetic information.

 SAU1 is committed to embracing diversity in all of its forms.  Applicants from marginalized populations are encouraged to apply.  To further SAU1’s belief in, and practice of, representation from all people, we especially encourage applications from folks with life experience in any one or more of the following areas: Deaf, Blind, LGBTQ+, Autistic, and Hispanic or Latino/a/x communities.

Send your resume including 3 professional references by:
Email: Mail: Self Advocates United as 1, Inc.
428 S Main St., Ste. 3
Greenville, PA 16125


Job Description


  • Ability to work from home with provided equipment (laptop, projector, etc.).
  • Use of home and/or smart phone (stipend provided).
  • Use of home or phone internet (stipend provided).
  • Participate in regular team meetings by phone/video/in person with managers and other coordinators and on “all staff” calls and events. 
  • Travel to event locations as scheduled.
  • Recruit, train, support and oversee self advocate Ambassadors and Power Coaches (presenters) in your region.
  • Participate in material development such as curriculum, handouts, etc.  
  • Attend train-the trainer sessions and scheduled reviews to learn material, presentation and facilitation presentation skills.
  • Facilitate the presentation of approved materials across the state via in-person or remote methods (webinar, teleconference, audio or video recording).
  • Develop and foster contacts throughout your local region and through the state. 
  • Provide accurate, consistent, thorough, and responsive information to people throughout the state.
  • Share personal life experience about the topics when appropriate. 
  • Communicate with self advocate staff to develop personalized facilitation.
  • Respond in a timely manner to requests for training and outreach events.
  • Assist in distribution of training materials and processes. 
  • Support starting and or strengthening self advocacy groups. 
  • If supported by personal staff, understand and enforce Personal Assistant Policies in regards to SAU1 activities.
  • Abide by all policies of Self Advocates United as 1, Inc. as defined in the employee handbook and organizational policies and procedures.
  • Perform other duties for Self Advocates United as 1 as directed by the SAU1 Managers.


  • Must be a PA resident.
  • Be a self advocate – an adult with a developmental disability or an ally of self advocacy. 
  • Knowledge of, or ability to learn, presentation and training techniques and skills.
  • Computer skills – Gmail, Google Suite, MS Office, including familiarity with spreadsheets, word processing, and presentation software.
  • The Northeast PA Project Coordinator will serve  and must reside in the Northeast region of Pennsylvania.
  • The Greater Philadelphia, PA Project Coordinator will serve and should reside in or near the Greater Philadelphia area.


  • Strong time management and communications skills.
  • Cooperative team player and collaborator.
  • Travel as needed, usually within 2 - 4 hours of office, occasionally overnight.
  • Knowledge of or ability to learn in depth issues facing people with disabilities and their families.
  • Comfortable facilitating events with a diverse audience.
  • Embrace and support diversity in all of its forms.
  • Show respect for all people and their rights.
  • Belief in, and passionate support of, the mission of SAU1.


  • Knowledge of the support and service systems for people with disabilities.
  • Life experience and detailed knowledge of the PA Office of Developmental Programs' system and processes.
  • Understanding of the concepts of Self Determination and Person Centered Thinking.


This job description tells the general nature and level of work of the employees in this position.  It does not include all duties, responsibilities and qualifications of employees who hold this position.

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