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Work at Access Living


Charmion D. Cobb

Human Resources Specialist


(312) 640-2130

We believe people with disabilities are their own best advocates

At Access Living we work hard to build and keep a talented and diverse workforce. Our team is made up of:

  • 60% people with disabilities
  • People who are passionate about disability rights, and social and racial justice
  • Service professionals with a deep knowledge of disability
  • Experts in their fields including accessible affordable housing, accessible transportation, and many other important issues that impact people with disabilities in Chicago

Build the world you want to see – work alongside people with disabilities in the community

We offer our employees:

  • A competitive market-based salary structure
  • Comprehensive benefits that include an excellent health plan
  • A generous vacation policy – our office is closed between Christmas and the New Year in addition to paid time off

Available positions at Access Living

Community Development Organizer – Disability and Racial Justice

Access Living seeks a full-time Disability and Racial Justice Community Organizer who will lead the development and implementation of community organizing campaigns on issues related to disabled people of color. This position is responsible for base-building, recruitment and disability-centered leadership development of grassroots leaders of all ages, particularly disabled Chicagoans of color, through organizing our community group Advance Your Leadership Power (AYLP).

Learn more and apply for the Disability and Racial Justice Community Organizer position here.

Diversion & Reentry Policy Analyst

Access Living seeks a full-time Diversion and Reentry Policy Analyst, who will be responsible for systems change efforts to improve diversion and reentry for people with disabilities. The Policy Analyst will assess, develop, and advocate for systems change that shifts diversion/reentry processes/programs towards more accessible and effective supports for all kinds of people with disabilities impacted by the criminal system.

Read the full job description and learn now to apply for the Diversion & Reentry Policy Analyst position here.

Housing Counselor

The Housing Counselor is responsible for providing people with disabilities one-on-one and group professional housing counseling services to obtain and/or sustain their housing to independently live in the community.

Housing Counselor – Full job description + how to apply

Independent Living Technology Program (ILTP) Coordinator

People with disabilities face a lack of access to digital connectivity at a higher rate than those without disabilities. The Technology Coordinator will assist in the goal of closing the digital divide by supporting the independence of disabled people through the connection to technology. The coordinator will facilitate introductory technology courses and 1:1 support to increase access to employment opportunities, healthcare, online application processes, technological accommodations, and other services.

Full job description and application instructions for the Independent Living Technology Program Coordinator here.

Program Coordinator – Survivors of Gun Violence

The Gun Violence Independent Living Navigator is primarily responsible for coordinating independent living services for people who are disabled through gun violence. The Navigator will connect consumers to independent living services such as housing, personal assistants, assistive devices and technology.

Read the full Gun Violence Independent Living Navigator job description and learn how to apply here.

(Part-Time) Peer Support Coordinator

Access Living seeks a part-time (20 hours/week) Peer Support Coordinator as a key member of the gun violence support program team. The Peer Support Coordinator is responsible for supporting survivors of gun violence and facilitate peer support groups for people who have become disabled through gun violence. This position will also work with peer facilitators that will run or co-run support groups for specific identity groups (e.g. youth who are disabled by gun violence).

Full Peer Support Coordinator job description and information on how to apply