Disability Rights Florida (DRF) is seeking leaders in disability rights and/or disability advocacy and services to join its Board of Directors. DRF is a statewide, federally mandated protection and advocacy system for persons with disabilities. Funded through nine federal grants, the nonprofit provides legal advocacy and rights protection for adults and children with a wide range of disabilities. The agency employs approximately 95 staff members located throughout the state and in four offices in Tallahassee, Gainesville, Tampa and Hollywood.
Disability Rights Florida is governed by a 15-member Board that meets four times a year and is comprised of a variety of professionals, individuals with disabilities, disability advocates and others from all geographic areas of the state. The DRF Board actively recruits members with varied backgrounds in a focused effort to accurately represent Florida’s diverse population and demographics.
Currently, the DRF Nominating Committee is recruiting qualified candidates with experience as a Certified Public Accountant and demonstrated involvement in advocacy for persons with disabilities. Board members serve without compensation but are reimbursed for expenses related to attending Board meetings.
To apply, please visit our website at www.disabilityrightsfloria.org/about/board_of_directors and for more information, please contact Paige Morgan at email@example.com.
Experience as a Certified Public Accountant in any industry and demonstrated involvement in advocacy for persons with disabilities. Disability Rights Florida's board represents the entire state of Florida and therefore welcomes board members from any location within the state. Board meetings are held four times a year and virtual attendance is an option.
Disability Rights Florida was founded in 1977 as the designated protection and advocacy system for individuals with disabilities in the state of Florida. The non-profit organization provides legal and advocacy services to people with disabilities at no cost through the authority and responsibility of nine federal grants. DRF’s mission: Disability Rights Florida advocates, educates, investigates, and litigates to protect and advance the rights, dignity, equal opportunities, self-determination and choices for all people with disabilities.