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Information Alert - Accepting Applications for 

Region 4 Team Leader

Greetings!

The Louisiana Developmental Disabilities Council is now accepting applications for the Louisiana Citizens for Action Now (LaCANTeam Leader for Region 4 (Acadia, Evangeline, Iberia, Lafayette, St. Landry, St. Martin, and Vermilion parishes).  

  

Our current Region 4 LaCAN Team Leader, Mauricia Walters, has been a strong leader and advocate for many years.  She has recently accepted a full-time position at Families Helping Families of Acadiana.  We wish her all the best in her new role!

 

 

More on being a Regional Team Leader...

 

Being a LaCAN Leader is not a job; it's a mission.  

LaCAN Leaders do what they do on behalf of others.  

They are not afraid to ask for what is right.  

 

LaCAN Leader responsibilities include:

  • ensuring the retention and engagement of regional LaCAN members in order to increase the size and activity level of the grassroots network
  • recruiting of new members
  • assisting to members in developing relationships with their legislators, carrying out action alerts, and engaging in legislative advocacy
  • organizing regional LaCAN activities (i.e., legislative visits, round tables, membership meetings/outreach)

Applicants should have:

  • excellent oral and written communication skills
  • excellent organizational skills
  • proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel
  • public speaking experience
  • (paid or non-paid) experience working/advocating with the legislature
  • an unwavering belief that ALL people with disabilities, regardless of the severity of the disability, can and should live in their own home in the community with appropriate supports
  • an unwavering belief that people with disabilities should not be segregated

Contractual agreement for up to 80 hrs/mo

Starting Pay: $10-11/hr depending on experience 

 

Those interested in applying should send a cover letterresume, and the names of 3 professional references to:

 

Brandi Lin Jones
Program Monitor / LMSW
La Developmental Disabilities Council
P.O. Box 3455
Baton Rouge, LA 70821
brandi.jones@la.gov

 

Please direct questions to Brandi at 225-342-6804 or at the email address listed above.

 

Any Questions?

If there are any questions about the information in this email, contact LaCAN by replying to this email, or calling the toll free number listed below.

 

Contact Information

email: lacanadvocates44@yahoo.com

phone: 1-800-450-8108

web: http://www.lacanadvocates.org

 

LaCAN is an initiative of the Louisiana Developmental Disabilities Council.