The Organization for Autism Research’s employment program, Hire Autism, is looking for persons with business leadership and development experience to help pilot our newest initiative, the Hire Autism Regional Ambassador program.

Regional Ambassadors work to help Hire Autism expand its network of employer partners and increase the number of employment opportunities available to autistic job seekers. The expected volunteer commitment is 1-2 hours per week for 6-12 months with the goal of onboarding at least 2-3 new companies each month.

Virtual training is provided and consists of a blended 3-hour curriculum delivered live and on-demand that will be completed over a 2-week period. Training topics include information about Hire Autism, the business case for hiring autistic employees, and tracking contacts/outreach attempts using HubSpot.

Ambassadors will also be given the opportunity to enroll in our Autism Employer Training, an optional 3-hour virtual training program that contains information on inclusive job descriptions, interviewing autistic candidates, and best practices for managing, training, and onboarding.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Identify prospective employer partners
  • Develop a prospective employers contact list
  • Communicate with Hire Autism staff to review and vet prospects
  • Initiate outreach and correspondence to prospective employers
  • Document meeting/outreach activities with prospective employers using HubSpot
  • Present to HR professionals and C-suite leadership
  • Provide feedback throughout the pilot program

Requirements:

  • 10+ years leadership, management, HR, or related experience
  • Ability to pass a criminal background check
  • Experience as a business owner, hiring manager, or similar
  • Competence in Google Docs, online searching, and virtual communication
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Interested in becoming a Regional Ambassador? Please complete the application below and we will be in touch with you! We limit the number of participants accepted into each cohort, not all who apply will be selected. 

2022 Application Deadlines:

May Training: Deadline to apply – April 15, 2022 

September Training: Deadline to apply – August 19, 2022

Hire Autism Regional Ambassador Application

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