Community Builder

Community Builders are fundamental to OSGs mission to provide support to adults with disabilities living in and around our communities. They work closely with OSG’s Program and Community Coordinator to deliver programming that is tailored to meet the needs of adults with disabilities (AWD) and foster inclusion across the greater community.  Along with the warmth and joy they bring, they are without a doubt the lifeblood of our organization and the proverbial glue that helps connect all the dots to promote interdependent living.


  • Foster Inclusion

    • Interact with OSG community members and their neighbors in a way that welcomes diversity and facilitates neighbor-to-neighbor connections
    • Work to resolve any interpersonal conflicts and concerns, documenting all encounters
    • Help identify positive opportunities for OSG community members to volunteer and bring value to the greater community
  • Support Adults

    • Welcome and orient all new OSG community members into the community
    • Assess OSG community members needs for support and connect them with appropriate services as required
    • Foster relationships with partner organizations, including the Resident Services Coordinator and/or building management, to provide the best overall experience for all OSG community members
    • Engage adults with disabilities as Community Ambassadors to co-lead OSG activities
    • Promote opportunities for improved health outcomes
    • Develop and maintain safety contact list and protocols
    • Educate adults with disabilities, their families, and caregivers on community safety and well-being
    • Educate AWD, their families, and caregivers on community safety and well-being
    • Curate local amenities/resources list and obtain discounts to neighborhood businesses
  • Deliver Programming

    • Housing-focused programming:
      • Attend regular, virtual Ask Us Anything sessions to inform prospective residents about what OSG is/has to offer 
      • Co-host recurring Housing Information Webinar with Program and Community Coordinator
      • Host on-site tours of OSG properties for interested AWD and their families 
      • Engage with prospective residents at Dinner Clubs and other in-person events
      • Distribute and orient OSG welcome kits to new OSG residents
    • Community-building programming:
      • Facilitate circles of support and neighborhood connections for OSG community members 
      • Educate OSG members about the surrounding community and amenities
      • Seek creative ways to integrate OSG members into the community-at-large
      • Implement programming that can benefit entire building/neighborhood (e.g. weekly free food distribution, tutoring programs, neighborhood clean-ups)
      • Distribute and orient OSG welcome kits to new residents

Key Responsibilities:

  • Embrace a flexible, 40-hour weekly schedule that may include some evenings and weekends
  • Prioritize attendance of OSG events, including virtual and in-person
  • Identify and coordinate volunteer network for assigned properties to co-lead OSG events
  • Track participation at all OSG events using current methodology
  • Maintain secure database of prospective and current OSG residents
  • Support OSG research efforts
  • Assist in responding to queries received by OSG via email
  • Document photos, videos, and interviews for digital marketing content


  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to connect with AWD, their families and caregivers, OSG staff and partners
  • Commitment to promote inclusivity and self-determined living
  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences (ie. psychology, social work, sociology, human services, public health, etc.)
  • Previous volunteer or employment experience in community organizing and/or with marginalized/at-risk populations including but not limited to disabled, unhoused, POC, and LGBTQ+
  • Prioritize serving at primary location(s) with flexibility to occasionally travel to OSG sites in Herndon, Alexandria, and Arlington (You will need to have access to a car.)
  • Self-motivated individual who is comfortable with a variable schedule
  • Problem-solver who is willing to rise to the occasion
  • Empathetic, compassionate individual who cares deeply about the well-being of others
  • Committed to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA) as an action

What We Offer:

  • Dynamic team of colleagues dedicated to the disability-forward movement
  • Annual starting salary: $50,000
  • Healthcare stipend: $6,000
  • 11-paid federal holidays
  • 12 days of PTO for vacation and sick-days

If this sounds like the type of challenge you’re looking for, please send your resumé and a cover letter to no later than July 28, 2023.

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