Open Positions in the Independent Living Field

Position Postings are a benefit of NCIL membership. If you are, or your organization is a NCIL member, fill out the online form and we will post your position as soon as possible. Please contact eleanor@ncil.org with any questions.

 

The NCIL Policy Internship Program

The National Council on Independent Living (NCIL) hosts 2 internship positions at our headquarters in Washington, DC. The NCIL Policy Internship Program is open to students and individuals pursuing a career in a field relevant to NCIL interests, particularly Independent Living and disability advocacy. Although not a requirement, preference shall be given to individuals with disabilities. This program will provide real Washington policy experience to participants at a highly respected national organization.  [Read more...]

2017 Youth Transitions Fellowship (YTF)

Deadline Extended: Apply for the 2017 Youth Transitions Fellowship by May 29!

The HSC Foundation, in partnership with the National Council on Independent Living (NCIL), is now accepting applications for a paid fellowship position with the organizations’ disability youth transition and collaboration work. This fellowship is ideal for a person with a disability who has an interest in youth career transitions and employment solutions. The fellowship starts in June 2017, and continues for 12 months. Under the supervision of NCIL’s Operations Director, the Youth Transitions Fellow (YTF) will gain exposure to youth programs serving people with disabilities and will have the opportunity to facilitate collaboration among internship, fellowship, and apprenticeship programs based in the Greater Washington, DC area.

Preferred Skills and Qualifications:

  • Ability to facilitate collaboration among large groups
  • Ability to work with people in all levels of an organization, including young people with a variety of disabilities
  • Strong communication skills and strong organizational skills
  • Creative and innovative personality
  • Familiarity with technology and social networking tools
  • Strong interest in youth transition for people with disabilities and organizing.

Eligibility:

College graduate 26-or-younger who self-identifies as an individual with any type of disability is invited to apply. You will not be required to disclose your specific disability; however, your application for this program will signify that you consider yourself a person with a disability. Please Note: This fellowship is specifically for people with disabilities.  [Read more...]

DONetwork Statewide Community Organizer, California Foundation for Independent Living Centers (Sacramento, CA)

The California Foundation for Independent Living Centers seeks qualified candidates for the DONetwork Statewide Community Organizer position.

The Disability Organizing Network calls to action the California Disability Communities and allies through community organizing, advocacy, education, training, leadership development and coalition building to affect systems change on local, regional, state and national issues. The CFILC DONetwork is a statewide disability advocacy program made up of 28 Independent Living Centers, community members, volunteers and allies.

For additional information or to apply please visit our website.

Ability Tools Program Director, California Foundation for Independent Living Centers (Sacramento, CA)

The California Foundation for Independent Living Centers seeks qualified candidate for the Ability Tools Program Director position.

This position is responsible for the growth and development of CFILC programs which are federally, state and foundation funded. Using a strong sense of disability history and culture, infuse Independent Living Philosophy into program design and delivery. This position is responsible to prepare program reports for funders and external communications.

For additional information or to apply please visit our website.

Executive Director, Statewide Independent Living Council of Tennessee, INC. (Nashville, TN)

The Statewide independent Living Council of Tennessee (SILC) is announcing a vacancy for an Executive Director to provide administrative leadership for the organization.

The SILC Executive Director reports to the Statewide Independent Living Executive Council and is responsible for all aspects of the program as authorized by the SILC. This includes administrative responsibilities ranging from policy and procedure formulation, evaluations, and implementation; review and analysis of legislation as it pertains to Independent Living programs; approving expenditures of grant monies; and recruiting and supporting leadership development of SILC committee members:

  • Ideal candidates must possess strength in strategic thinking, program and finance administration, and knowledge of disabilities and Independent Living philosophy.
  • The candidate must demonstrate the ability to forge strong relationships with council members, the public and community partners.  [Read more...]

Staff Accountant, National Council on Independent Living – NCIL (Washington, DC)

Reports to: Executive Director

As a membership organization representing Centers for Independent Living (CILs), Statewide Independent Living Councils (SILCs), people with disabilities, and disability rights organizations, the National Council on Independent Living (NCIL) advances independent living and the rights of people with disabilities through consumer-driven advocacy. NCIL envisions a world in which people with disabilities are valued equally and participate fully.

Function: The Staff Accountant is responsible for administration of financial analysis, income and expenses, purchasing, payroll, billing and budget audit, and contract review. As Staff Accountant, this person will perform varied comprehensive accounting services in connection with the financial operation of NCIL. This person also performs all human resource duties.

Duties:

  1. Develops and controls accounting, payroll, bookkeeping, cash management, purchasing, cost analysis, and all other financial procedures.
  2. Develops reports related to finance, grants, and other related activities.
  3. Assists the Executive Director in the development and preparation of the annual budget of NCIL. Monitors adherence to budgets for grants and NCIL and recommends action to control expenditures.
  4. Manages, maintains, and investigates personnel benefits as necessary, including new benefits as they may become available.
  5. Maintains accounting functions, including:
    • Computation of payroll time sheets and reporting same to the payroll service. Act as the liaison between the payroll service and NCIL.
    • Processing of checks for payment of accounts payable and other operational expenses.
    • Maintains complete records, including cash receipts, cash disbursements, accounts receivable, general journals, general ledger, and all other books and records needed for accurate financial reporting.
    • Reconciliation of bank statements and checking accounts.
    • Maintain asset records and calculation of depreciation on each asset.
  6. Coordinates internal, annual, and special grant audits of NCIL.
  7. Reports regularly to the Executive Director on the financial condition of NCIL.
  8. Other duties as assigned.  [Read more...]

MFP-OC/ Nursing Facility Transitions Coordinator, Center for Living & Working, Inc. (Worcester, MA)

  • Reports To: IL Manager
  • Supervision exercised: None
  • Exempt or Non-Exempt Status: Non Exempt

Company: Center for Living & Working, Inc. (CLW) is located in Worcester, Massachusetts and is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit agency founded in 1975 by a core group of young adults with disabilities. CLW is a consumerdirected, multi-programmed, multifaceted agency, dedicated to the empowerment of all persons with disabilities to live as independently as possible.  CLW provides four core services: Advocacy, Skills training, Peer support and Information and Referral.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide consumer-directed and interactive decision-support to consumers, family members, caregivers and/or significant others in hospitals, nursing facilities, rehabilitation facilities, and community settings who are planning for long term services and supports, including those who need assistance transitioning from nursing facilities to the community.
  • Outreach to hospitals, community agencies, nursing facilities, and other longterm care facilities to inform the individuals and staff regarding options counseling and available transition supports.  Gather information necessary to ensure services and support options provided and referrals made are viable and appropriate based on the consumer’s preferences, needs and goals, as determined by the consumer.  [Read more...]

IL Skills Trainer, Center for Living & Working, Inc. (Worcester, MA)

  • Reports To: IL Manager
  • Supervision exercised: None
  • Exempt or Non-Exempt Status: Non Exempt
  • 30 hours / week

Company: Center for Living & Working, Inc. (CLW) is located in Worcester, Massachusetts and is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit agency founded in 1975 by a core group of young adults with disabilities. CLW is a consumer-directed, multi-programmed, multifaceted agency, dedicated to the empowerment of all persons with disabilities to live as independently as possible. CLW provides four core services: Advocacy, Skills training, Peer support and Information and Referral.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide information to persons with disabilities on disability-related topics and independent living services and make appropriate referrals to other agencies for services not provided by CLW.
  • Provide intake and assessment services for individuals needing IL services to determine, with the consumer, the services to be provided.
  • Assist consumer in identifying other community resources that may strengthen their choice for independence.  [Read more...]

DeafLink Sign Language Interpreter, The League (Fort Wayne, IN)

DeafLink is excited to announce the availability of a full-time salaried Sign Language Interpreter position. The right candidate will have the opportunity to provide American Sign Language interpreter services in community settings including medical, educational, business, and government situations primarily in northeast Indiana. As a DeafLink Sign Language Interpreter you will benefit from a:

  • Stable work environment
  • Consistent schedule
  • Limited on-call responsibility with additional compensation for any on-call activity
  • Competitive salary
  • Annual performance based bonus  [Read more...]