Title: Hire Autism Associate

Location: Arlington, VA


This is a hybrid position located in Arlington, VA.

Are you looking for a job where you can learn, grow, and make a difference? The Organization for Autism Research (OAR) is seeking a passionate individual to immediately fill our Hire Autism Associate position. Hire Autism is a national program intended to help autistic individuals find meaningful work and businesses create more welcoming, inclusive workplaces.

Hire Autism is built around a jobs portal, https://www.hireautism.org/ and a growing base of key volunteers/mentors from across the U.S. called Hire Autism Navigators. Navigators provide one-on-one support to our job seekers, helping them refine their resume, cover letter, and interview skills.

The Hire Autism Associate will be the right-hand person to the Manager, Hire Autism, assisting in the management and execution of the Hire Autism program nationally. The ideal candidate is an outgoing, detail-oriented person with strong organizational, communication, and computer skills. Additionally, this person must be able to balance multiple priorities and work effectively in a fast-paced environment with limited supervision.

The Hire Autism Associate’s specific duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Job Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Volunteer Program (Hire Autism Navigator Program)
    • Recruit, train, and manage Navigators; lead quarterly virtual training sessions
    • Match autistic job seekers with Navigators and support both as needed
    • Monitor and survey job seekers’ about their progress, successes and challenges
    • Serve as a central point of contact for Navigators and job seekers receiving help through Navigator program
    • Update and help develop content for volunteer training
  • Outreach and Marketing
    • Help develop and implement a strategic communications plan to broaden awareness of the program nationally.
    • Assist with drafting and compiling content for monthly newsletter articles, email campaigns, press releases, success stories/testimonials, and videos
    • Assist with social media and ad content creation, posting, and monitoring
    • Represent OAR/Hire Autism at events and present to external groups (parents, schools, etc.)
  • Resource Development
    • Cultivate ideas for resources for autistic job seekers, parents, employers, volunteers
    • Assist in developing content for each audience especially with appropriate visuals for autistic job seekers
    • Identify prospective resource contributors
    • Compile employment-related resources and information

Required Qualifications:

  • 2-4 years prior work experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills
  • Strong in-person and virtual presentation skills
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a small, dynamic team

Desired Qualifications

  • Demonstrated leadership and project management success
  • Familiarity with Google Suite, Canva, WordPress, Hootsuite, Mailchimp, Calendly, Social Media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn), Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software, and video editing software
  • Relevant personal or professional experience with autism
  • Previous experience managing volunteers

Salary: $40,000 – $46,000


  • 12 annual vacation days
  • 12 annual sick days
  • Federal Holidays
  • Hybrid work schedule (three days in office/two days remote)
  • Health, dental, and vision plans
  • Paid parking or equal metro fare offset
  • 401k with matching after 6 months

How to Apply: Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to Courtney Carroll, Hire Autism Manager, at jobs@researchautism.org with the subject line Hire Autism Associate – (Your Name).