Executive Director

Priority application deadline: September 1, 2024


Building on over a decade of success and growth, DRF/DRAF have solidified their roles as unique and established global human rights funders. With the launch of a new 5-year strategic plan, the Executive Director role is an exciting opportunity for someone interested in leading and executing the next chapter of DRF/DRAF’s growth and maturation.  The Executive Director will continue to advance and strengthen the organizations’ financial sustainability and growth as well as lead the execution of the new strategy expanding the impact and influence of DRF/DRAF at global, regional, and national levels.  They will also oversee organizational structures and systems, cultivating an environment in which the organizations and their personnel, including staff and governance members with disabilities, can grow and thrive – an environment that models the inclusion and leadership of people with disabilities.

Position Overview

DRF/DRAF is seeking a strategic, thoughtful, proactive, collaborative and creative leader, ideally with human rights, philanthropic and program experience. From a growth perspective, the ED will lead a participatory and collaborative approach to governance, management, and grantmaking, centering accessibility within this approach.  A successful candidate will collaborate with the Board to guide the organization’s direction and execute the vision and goals of the new strategic plan.


Please apply here, and provide a CV/resume and a cover letter that addresses the value you can bring to DRF/DRAF’s future in alignment with the job description. We consider all applications regardless of whether every knowledge, skill or ability noted above can be demonstrated. Please note due to the volume of applications we may receive we may not respond personally to every application.

For additional questions about this position, reasonable accommodation requests or other questions about the application please contact us at jobs@disabilityrightsfund.orgThe priority application deadline is September 1st, 2024. No decisions will be made prior to the date. Applications received after the deadline may be reviewed but this is not guaranteed.