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CIL Disability Resource Center is currently Seeking Applicants for

Executive Director  

Deadline for Application October 3, 2017, 5PM

PDF Version:  Exective Director Job Announcement


Center for Independent Living of Northwest Florida, Inc. dba CIL Disability Resource Center (CILDRC) is searching for an experienced and dynamic Executive Director to lead a small not-for-profit organization.

CILDRC is a consumer-controlled, community-based, cross-disability, nonresidential private non-profit agency that is designed and operated within a local community by individuals with disabilities. Fifty-one percent (51%) of the Board of Directors, staff and decision-making/management staff are persons with significant disabilities.

CILDRC provides 5 core services:  individual and systems advocacy; information and referral; independent living skills training; peer counseling; and transition services that includes:

  1. youth with significant disabilities after high school;
  2. nursing home transition/diversion services to help prevent unnecessary institutionalization.

CILDRC serves Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa and Walton Counties in Northwest Florida.

The Executive Director works closely with the Board of Directors, serving as managing director of the agency and the main link between Board and all personnel and volunteers.

Our ideal candidate has:

  • Experience in partnering with high level officers and community leaders to grow the agency, programs, staff and services. A strong background in strengthening and diversifying funding.
  • Working knowledge of methods and practices of financial management, program development and implementation, reporting, personnel management and marketing.
  • Working experience with all disability rights laws, the Independent Living Philosophy (Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as amended) and how to apply it within the day to day operations of a consumer driven leadership.
  • Individual and Systems Advocacy Experience
  • Executive management experience and a proven record for effective team management and a results-driven leadership.
  • The ability to represent the agency as required including attendance at important functions, public meetings, community events, coalitions, etc.
  • Experience in overseeing quality assurance throughout the agency, establishing goals, objectives and timelines
  • Strong ability to organize effectively, delegate responsibility, solve problems quickly, and communicate clearly
  • Leadership skills, including the ability to manage time effectively and handle both internal and external conflicts
  • Experience in fundraising, grant writing and donor development
  • More than 2 years’ supervisory experience for four or more employees
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

A Bachelor’s Degree in an Independent Living (IL)-related field and 5 years of experience within the Independent Living movement or a Master’s Degree in a related field is desired.

Competitive salary and benefits commensurate with experience.  Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  To be considered, candidates must submit a letter of interest, three professional references, resume and proposed salary by email to with subject “Resume for Executive Director”.  Deadline for submission is October 3rd, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. CST.


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