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Organization for Autism Research

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Hire Autism Navigator

Do you want to directly help young adults with autism get a job? Job seekers with autism are among the many unemployed right now facing extra challenges and can use your help! Apply today at https://researchautism.org/navigator-application/

We are seeking professionals to join the Hire Autism Navigator program, which matches volunteers from all over the nation with young people preparing for job search. After a 3-4-hour training, Navigators will virtually support job seekers with either polishing their resumes and/or cover letters or practicing for job interviews.

All Hire Autism Navigators are expected to volunteer for 1-2 hours per week for 3 months. Navigators will work with each job seeker over a period of 4 weeks each. This virtual volunteer opportunity will take place over the phone and through web-based video conferencing platforms. The ideal volunteer will have a record of success in his or her own professional career, excellent verbal and written communication skills, a commitment to Hire Autism’s mission, and the desire to serve as a positive role model. Knowledge or life experience with autism is a plus in terms of understanding our job seekers, but it is not a prerequisite. Interested persons must have access to a telephone, Internet, a computer, and the capability for virtual communication.

Before training, we will ask prospective Navigators to schedule a brief phone call with an OAR staff member to answer any questions you may have and provide more information about our organization’s research and resources. Upon successful completion of the orientation and a satisfactory background check, Hire Autism staff will match the Navigator with a Hire Autism jobseeker who has specifically requested help.

Desired Qualifications/Requirements:

  • 10+ years leadership, management, HR, or related experience
  • Ability to pass a criminal background check
  • Experience as a business owner, hiring manager, or in HR, or similar
  • Competence in online searching and virtual communication
  • Excellent verbal, and written communication skills

Desired Intangibles:

  • Desire to help people in a meaningful way
  • Belief in the potential of all individuals to reach their fullest potential
  • Patience and perseverance
  • Strong sense of advocacy

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About Organization for Autism Research


2111 Wilson Blvd., Suite 401, Arlington, VA 22201, US

Mission Statement

The Organization for Autism Research (OAR) is a national nonprofit organization formed and led by relatives of children and adults with autism and Asperger Syndrome. OAR's mission is to put appied research to work providing answers to questions that parents, families, individuals with autism, teachers and caregivers confront every day. OAR accomplishes this by funding research studies designed to investigate treatments, educational approaches, and statistical aspects of the autism community. No other autism organization has this singular focus.


OAR's work addresses those issues that individuals with autism, their families, caregivers, and teachers encounter each day. Wherever possible, OAR makes its information and resources available to parents and educators at no cost. But we need the help of both generous donors and caring volunteers to cintinue this mission. From event hosting and planning, to spreading the word about OAR to the autism community, a broad range of opportunities exist for those who wish to help in this important work.

Advocacy & Human Rights
People with Disabilities


We'll work with your schedule.


This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.


  • Mentoring
  • Career Counseling / Coaching
  • Special Needs
  • Life Coaching
  • Social Work
  • Human Resources Diversity


  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 30
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1 - 2 hours each week for 3 months

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