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Job PostingRegional Program Coordinator at Autism Society of America

Freelance/Contract Work
No location requirement (USA)
Between 70000 - 75000 USD Per Year

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Regional Program Coordinator

ASA is seeking to hire three (3) Regional Vaccine Program Coordinators to support the Vaccine Education Initiative (VEI).  This is a temporary, grant-funded position with secured funding from February 2023-April 15, 2024 and requires up to 40% travel. 

About the Vaccine Education Initiative: In September of 2020, the CDC selected the Autism Society to receive funds to address vaccine hesitancy in the disability community. With these funds, the Autism Society created the Vaccine Education Initiative (VEI) to establish a tailored public health model to promote vaccine education, confidence, and access. The VEI served as a pilot program which has successfully engaged members of the Autism community and healthcare providers. The focus of the VEI pilot has been COVID-19 vaccination, but the need in our community extends far beyond the pandemic. To meet these needs, the Autism Society is dedicated to expanding the Vaccine Education Initiative across the country. This grant allows the Autism Society to further empower vaccine confidence, education, and access across the country. 

Position Summary: The Program Coordinator is responsible for the implementation and management of grant-related activities within one of 3 assigned regions. The Program Coordinator will oversee all aspects of vaccine outreach and administration with the goal of expanding vaccine education and access to the diverse population served by our on-site and outreach VEI programs. This position reports to the Vaccine Equity Project Director, who will provide general oversight of the grant-funded project.

Ideal candidate: The ideal candidate is an impact-driven leader who seeks to advance health equity within the Autism community. They are self-motivated, highly collaborative, and comfortable navigating complex processes and relationships related to strategic change and continuous improvement. 


  • Health or Education-related graduate degree preferred

  • Bachelor’s degree with experience considered.


  • Advocacy, community organizing, and community outreach/engagement preferred

    • Advocating for local, state, or federal policies that promote accessible healthcare, disability benefits & services, or other related human rights

  • Community outreach programs within the aging and/or disability community

  • Conducting research and performing needs assessments

  • Project Management: Planning, leading, and managing projects, including coordinating with peers to achieve desired outcomes, and tracking and reporting on progress of projects completed during the funding period

  • Experience managing and/or participating in grant administration



  • Knowledge of health equity and health accessibility issues within disability/aging communities, BIPOC, Hispanic, LGBTQIA+, rural, and neurodivergent communities 

  • Strong research, data collection, analysis, and reporting skills

  • Strong oral and written and communication skills and public speaking skills with ability to communicate effectively and professionally with diverse audiences  

  • Task-Management and Organization: Able to balance multiple competing priorities and oversee simultaneous and complex activities

  • Cultural Competency and Collaboration: Skilled at establishing and cultivating strong relationships with diverse stakeholders

  • peers, across different levels of the organization and externally

  • Highly organized and detail-oriented

  • Proficiency in current technologies and tools used to communicate and exchange information, including word processing, database and spreadsheet software


Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide general direction for VEI activities, inform priorities, and support the development of new community programming, partnerships, and opportunities

  • Support community-based efforts across selected regions to address vaccine hesitation, increase vaccination rates and improve health care equity 

  • Support and help develop collaborative partnerships with key experts in immunization, disability justice, and public health.

  • Conduct vaccine education and confidence programs (virtual and in person)

  • Build collaborative local and regional partnerships with key experts in public health and identify trusted leaders and voices within the BIPOC, aging, and disability community

  • Plan, coordinate, and implement community outreach, healthcare professionals training, vaccine clinics, and resource dissemination & distribution

  • Provide technical assistance, resources and support to community-based organizations working to improve vaccine knowledge and access in the community.

  • Assist with standardized evaluation methods for assessing impact of programs.

  • Collaborate with National Programs, Affiliate Relations, Public Policy, and Marketing teams internally and with external project and community stakeholders to identify opportunities to amplify project reach

  • Work with Affiliates to advocate for state public policies that increase access to vaccines and health care

  • Support development of culturally relevant, accessible, easy-to-read and understand communication resources

  • Work with affiliates and partner organizations on cooperative efforts for community acceptance and participation in the vaccine program

  • Other responsibilities as assigned

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Geographic areas will include the following regions: 

  1. West: California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, Alaska, Hawaii 

  2. Central: Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, North Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, Alabama, Kentucky, Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, Michigan 

  3. East: Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, New York, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, West Virginia, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida 


Compensation: This position is funded through federal grant funds supported by the Department of Health and Human Services Association for Community Living. Funding for this position supports employment through April 2024.

Range: $70,000 - $75,000 


Job-Type and Work Environment

  • The Autism Society of America has a strong organizational culture, dedicated to diversity, equity, dignity, integrity, and inclusion.

  • This job is temporary, full time, with 40 hours per workweek expected.

  • Up to 40% travel anticipated.

  • In Rockville office or remote will be considered.


The Autism Society is an Equal Opportunity employer committed to an inclusive team. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, or disability status. Qualified individuals with Autism are encouraged to apply. If you require accommodations during the interview process, please include your request in your cover letter.

Preferred Qualifications

Work Experience

Medium level
3+ years work experience in one of the occupational industries below:
  • Hospital & Health Care
  • Mental Health Care
  • Public Relations and Communications
  • Non-Profit


Equivalent Experience Accepted!
Bachelor's degree in one of the following subjects below:
  • Health-Related Professions & Services General
  • Public Health
  • Special Education
  • Health Education

Soft Skills

CollaborationWorking AutonomouslyConsistencyReliabilityNetworking



Standard Hours (9am-5pm)Weekends (Saturday and Sunday)


Interaction with the publicVehicle Driving

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