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Posted Sept. 1, 2017

Developmental Disabilities Policy Fellow

Job Title: Developmental Disabilities Policy Fellow
Reports To: Director of Advocacy
FLSA Status: Exempt
New or Existing: New, Full-time
Starting Salary: $2,917 - $3,167 per month (based on annual salary of $35,000- $38,000) + benefits
Duration: This position is grant funded and is anticipated to last two years from Sept. 1, 2017 through Aug. 31, 2018. Second year contingent on continued grant funding.

About CTD

The Coalition of Texans with Disabilities (CTD) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization with a mission to ensure that people with disabilities may live, learn, work, play, and participate fully in their community of choice. For more information, please visit our About Us page


The Developmental Disabilities Policy Fellow is a unique opportunity for the right individual interested in making the state a better place for people with developmental disabilities.

Under the direction and mentorship of CTD’s Public Policy Specialist, the Fellow will engage in a variety of professional developmental activities, acquire a sound knowledge of public policy, and work hands-on in one of Texas’ oldest and largest cross-disability advocacy organizations. The individual will have significant professional responsibilities and will contribute meaningfully to our mission, while developing the skills and experience needed to work effectively at the state and community levels. 


Build a deep understanding of policy regarding Texans with developmental disabilities. Become adept at working with and training self-advocates with developmental disabilities with diverse backgrounds and their families. Develop the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities to become an effective member of the developmental disability and cross-disability communities.



Salary $2,917 - $3,167 per month (based on annual salary of $35,000 - $38,000). CTD offers excellent benefits, including health insurance, dental insurance, vision, 3% match for personal IRA accounts, free-onsite parking, generous paid vacation, and holidays.

Submittal Instructions

Email a cover letter, resume, and two references to Project Director Chris Masey at, subject line "CTD Policy Fellow Position." The cover letter should describe your interest in the position and include a detailed explanation of how your experience meets the minimum qualifications and prepares you for the responsibilities outlined in the job description. No phone calls please.

This posting will remain open until the position is filled.

CTD hiring practices include:

Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


Texas Council on Developmental Disabilities

Financial Support for the CTD Developmental Disabilities Policy Fellowship is provided by the Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities, with Federal funds* made available by the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Administration on Developmental Disabilities.*$67,500 (71%) DD funds; $17,947 (21%) non-federal resources