Computer Lab and Housing Independent Living Specialist, disABILITY LINK (Tucker, GA)

Description: The Computer Lab and Housing Independent Living Specialist is responsible to create programs that are targeted towards coordinating computer program including set up of the computer lab on a daily basis, assisting with providing internet, computer and technology services one on one with staff, consumers and conducting weekly computer classes for consumers. The Computer Lab and Housing Independent Living Specialist is responsible to create, coordinate and provide programs targeted towards housing. As part of the core elements of the mission of disABILITY LINK, the Computer Lab and Housing Independent Living Specialist is responsible for working with all ages and types of people with disabilities in setting and maintaining goals to become independent or maintain independence in the community, with primary focus on internet, technology and housing. These independent living (“IL”) services include, but are not limited to: individual and systems advocacy, independent living skills training, information and referral (“I&R”) services, transitional services and peer support to individuals with disabilities, their families, and the community. disABILITY LINK is an equal employment opportunity employer. To apply for this unique opportunity to be directly involved within your community, please forward your cover letter and resume to the attention of Kristal Southern at ksouthern@disabilitylink.org. For more detailed job description please see our webpage at disabilitylink.org[Read more…]

Independent Care Waiver Program Case Manager, disABILITY LINK (Tucker, GA)

Summary: The Independent Care Waiver Program (“ICWP”) Case Manager is responsible for coordinating services directly related to the Independent Care Waiver Program. As part of the core elements of the mission of disABILITY LINK, the Independent Care Waiver Program Case Manager is responsible for working with all ages and types of people with disabilities in setting and maintain goals to become independent and maintain independence in the community. These independent living (“IL”) services include, but are not limited to: individual and systems advocacy, independent living skills training, transitional services and information and referral (“I&R”) services for individuals with disabilities and their families, and the community.

Education: Minimum qualifications require a Bachelor’s degree in a human services and/or related field of study combined with a minimum of 2 years demonstrated and documented in healthcare or human services for persons with disabilities as well as working with the aging population. Personal experience with disability-related issues is preferred. Qualified people with disabilities and diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.  [Read more…]

Executive Director, California Foundation for Independent Living Centers (Sacramento, CA)

  • $85,000 to $95,000
  • Tenure/Classification: Permanent/Full-Time, Exempt
  • Final Filing Date: December 29, 2017
  • Extended Application Deadline: January 5, 2018.

Interested in leading the California Foundation of Independent Living Centers to accomplish its mission of increasing access and equal opportunity for people with disabilities by building the capacity of Independent Living Centers? Apply for this job to be a catalyst in the advancement of the Independent Living Movement in California!!

Position Summary: The Executive Director is responsible for the successful leadership and management of the organization in accordance with the strategic direction set by the Board.

Essential Functions: Candidates must be able to perform the following duties with reasonable accommodation, if applicable.  [Read more…]

Executive Director, Arizona Statewide Independent Living Council (Phoenix, AZ)

Reports To: Board of Directors via the Chairperson

Organization Description: The Arizona Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC) is a federally mandated Council established under Title VII, Section 705 of the Rehabilitation Act, as amended   in 1992. In Arizona, Governor’s Executive Order No.2007-15 documents the general   provision of the Council. The AZSILC is a nonprofit corporation that addresses issues related to the ability of individuals who have disabilities to live independently. A majority of the council members are individuals who have disabilities.

Position Summary: The Executive Director provides leadership, coordination, and administrative support to Arizona Statewide Independent Living Council (the Council) and Committees of the Council comprised primarily of volunteers, in accordance with the State Plan for Independent Living and AZSILC strategic plan. The incumbent manages the day-to-day operations of the organization, serves as the public spokesperson for the organization, and represent the interests of persons who have a variety of disabilities in a statewide capacity.  [Read more…]

Executive Director, North Carolina Statewide Independent Living Council (Raleigh, NC)

The North Carolina State Independent Living Council is located in Raleigh, NC and is a nonprofit organization authorized by the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, for the purpose of planning, monitoring, and evaluating the provision of Independent Living services for people with disabilities. For more information, please visit our website at ncsilc.org.

The Executive Director is a full-time position and is responsible for implementing NCSILC policies, annual goals and objectives, financials, and administrative management of the organization. The ED also provides support and technical assistance to the entire network of Centers for Independent Living (CILs).  [Read more…]

Director, Independent Living Council of Wisconsin (Madison, WI)

The Independent Living Council of Wisconsin (ILCW) is seeking a full time Director. This is a great opportunity for an individual who is energetic and passionate about increasing the opportunities and inclusion of people with disabilities. The position is located in Madison, WI, has a 37.5 hour work week, and a competitive wage.

The primary purpose of the Independent Living Council is the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the State Plan for Independent Living. The Director is responsible for the overall management of the ILCW including achieving the State Plan, program policy, financial oversight, budgeting, membership development, resource development and public relations.  [Read more…]

Director of Marketing & Outreach, Center for Independent Living of South Florida, Inc. (Miami, FL)

Our Mission: Empowering people with disabilities to reach their highest level of achievement: advocating for system change that results in access, choice, equality, inclusion, integration and independence.

Our History: CILSF was founded in 1993 following Hurricane Andrew to assist the disability community in the immediate aftermath and beyond. CILSF is a consumer driven organization driven around an Independent Living philosophy. Over 51% of our board, management team and the organization as a whole are persons with disabilities. In the past two decades, CILSF has worked with tens of thousands of individuals with disabilities in the Miami-Dade County to help them reach their own independent living goals.

General Description: The Director of Marketing & Outreach supervises the agency’s Marketing & Outreach team. The Director also oversees the work of a part-time contractors, volunteers and interns. The Director will lead the creation, development and execution of a strategic marketing plan supporting CILSF’s mission and goals, strategic plan and community impact initiatives. The Director will serve as the lead for all CILSF brand related materials including: the annual report, brochures, hardcopy and electronic newsletters and emails, and the website. Marketing and promotion of all programs and organizational events are the responsibility of the Director.  [Read more…]

Associate or Full Professor/Associate or Senior Scientist of Independent Living for People with Disabilities, University of Kansas (Lawrence, KS)

Position Overview: The University of Kansas seeks an associate or full professor of independent living for people with disabilities. The faculty member will hold a joint appointment (research and tenured) within the Schiefelbusch Institute for Life Span Studies and the Applied Behavioral Science Department at KU. Candidates will be considered at the Associate Professor/Associate Scientist or Full Professor/Senior Scientist level. The faculty member will participate in the teaching mission of the Department of Applied Behavioral Science, including teaching established courses at the introductory level; conducting research in independent living for persons with disabilities leading to publication in appropriate media and to external funding; and engaging in unit, College, University, and national service. The successful candidate for the position must be eligible to work in the U.S. prior to the start of the position. Persons with direct experience of a physical or sensory disability are encouraged to apply.  [Read more…]

Disability Integration Manager (Emergency Management Program Specialist 2), Washington SILC (Lacey, WA)

Description: As the Emergency Management Program Specialist you work under limited supervision, exercise independent judgment, and will be responsible for conducting complex, multi-dimensional research and analysis, formulating recommendations, and coordinating implementation and ongoing evaluation of programs and strategic and long-range planning activities on inclusive emergency planning and response with disability stakeholders and partners.

You will provide consultation to management and technical expertise on emergency preparedness and response. You will also be an expert about the Independent Living Philosophy. You will resolve complex management problems, and function as a specialist and/or lead for projects impacting multiple programs, departments, and/or jurisdictions related to inclusive emergency planning and response for Access and Functional Needs populations, and a be our disability access expert.  [Read more…]

Public Policy and Outreach Coordinator, Pennsylvania Statewide Independent Living Council (Camp Hill, PA)

Salary: Commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits.

The Pennsylvania Statewide Independent Living Council (PA SILC) is a nonprofit, cross-disability, consumer-controlled organization dedicated to securing public policies that ensure civil rights for people with disabilities by supporting the independent living philosophy.

In compliance with state and federal law, a majority of the voting PA SILC members are persons with disabilities and are appointed by the Governor. A council is supported by a full-time staff of three people.

General Description: The Public Policy and Outreach Coordinator is responsible for the overall coordination of the issue initiatives as outlined in the State Plan for Independent Living (SPIL) including performing the essential functions required to support the external committees of the PA SILC.  [Read more…]