Oregon Health & Science University

Community Research Associate / LEND Training Coordinator, Self Advocacy

Job Locations US-OR-Portland
Requisition ID
Position Category
Position Type
Regular Part-Time
Job Type
Institute on Development and Disability (IDD)
Salary Range
Commensurate with experience, education and internal equity.
Part of .20 FTE must occur on Thursdays 12:30-5:00; rest of FTE flexible. Includes both remote and in-person duties.
Part-time; .20 FTE (8 hrs per week)
HR Mission
School of Medicine
Drug Testable

Department Overview


About The Institute on Development and Disability (IDD)

The Institute on Development and Disability within the Department of Pediatrics at OHSU works with patients, families, clinicians, researchers and many other professionals to meet the goal of improving the lives of people with disabilities. We perform research and care to support every patient, from premature babies to older adults, facing changes in life due to the onset of disabling conditions. With more than 100 years of practice, we understand how to best meet the needs of our patients and their families in Oregon and beyond.

Function/Duties of Position

The LEND (Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and other Related Disabilities) program at Oregon Health & Science University provides training in disability, leadership and advocacy skills to individuals with lived experience (self-advocates), along with family members and healthcare professionals. This interdisciplinary training experience focuses on improving health care for children with developmental disabilities and their families. The LEND program is seeking a self-advocate staff member to continue to build this program and to support the self-advocate trainee.

Required Qualifications

Master's in relevant field AND 2 years of relevant experience OR Bachelor's in relevant field AND 4 years of relevant experience.

Lived experience with developmental disability (identify as a person with a disability).

Competent with word processing software and presentation platforms (e.g., PowerPoint).

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in advocacy (legislative or other), experience with teaching/training others.

Additional Details

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All are welcome

Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or aaeo@ohsu.edu.

As an organization devoted to the health and well-being of people in Oregon and beyond, OHSU requires its employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.


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