Hire Autism Navigator

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ORGANIZATION: Idealist.org

Recruiting Organization: Organization for Autism Research

Do you want to directly help 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://www.hireautism.org/navigator-application/.

We are looking for volunteers with business, management, and human resources experience to serve as Hire Autism Navigators and help autistic adults refine their resumes and cover letters and prepare for job interviews.

The expected volunteer commitment is 1-2 hours per week for three months. Familiarity with autism is a plus, but it is not a prerequisite. Volunteers must complete our Navigator training and successfully pass a background check before being eligible to begin working with a Hire Autism job seeker.

The ideal volunteer will have a record of success in their 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.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Conduct weekly phone/video call with an assigned job seeker
  • Provide feedback in the form of comments on the job seeker’s resume and cover letter
  • Help job seeker identify and search for jobs commensurate with their skills and qualifications
  • Support job seeker with interview preparation
  • Answer general job search questions and teach basic employment-related skills
  • Document and report progress to Hire Autism staff on a biweekly basis
  • Promote job seeker’s autonomy and independence by embracing a "do-it-with, not do-it-for" coaching style


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

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Fee Amount: None

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About Idealist.org


389 5th Ave, 9th Floor, New York, NY 11109, US

Mission Statement

To bridge the gap between intention and action in order to bring about social impact.


Idealist is a leading online global resource for finding jobs in the nonprofit sector, as well as volunteer opportunities and graduate school programs for social impact.


Education & Literacy
Health & Medicine
People with Disabilities
Education & Literacy, Health & Medicine, People with Disabilities


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