Open Positions in the Independent Living Field

Position postings are a benefit of NCIL membership for organizations. If your organization is a NCIL member, email your announcement to [email protected]. Include the job title, closing date, instructions on how to apply, and a link to the announcement if it is posted elsewhere online.

NCIL Job Announcement: Program Director

  • Closing / removal date: March 20, 2023
  • Posted: March 6, 2023

The National Council on Independent Living (NCIL) is currently seeking a Program Director to develop and manage a variety of projects and programs that support the Network of Centers for Independent Living and Statewide Independent Living Councils.

NCIL is the longest-running, national, cross-disability, grassroots organization run by and for people with disabilities. Founded in 1982, NCIL represents Centers for Independent Living (CILs), Statewide Independent Living Councils (SILCs), other organizations that advocate for the human and civil rights of people with disabilities, and individuals with disabilities throughout the United States.

The Program Director will work with NCIL’s dedicated, passionate staff of seven and assist with developing NCIL’s Education & Training Department. NCIL’s revenue comes from a variety of sources, including membership dues, conference registrations, donations, and grants and contracts. Ensuring NCIL’s continued success with resource development, and operating high-quality, accessible programs and events will be critical. [Read more…]

Executive Director, Texas State Independent Living Council (Austin TX)

  • Closing / removal date: open until filled
  • Posted: March 7, 2023

Purpose: The Executive Director oversees the work of professional and administrative staff; develops and maintains working relationships with the Texas IL network, government agencies and stakeholders; Conducts outreach and informational activities to solicit input from Texans regarding disability services in the state. Works with Directors of Centers for Independent Living to develop the State Plan for Independent Living (SPIL). Advises the Council on legislation, public policy, and other questions relating to the provision of IL Services. Represents the Council in negotiations and provides legislative testimony. [Read more…]

Economic Justice Policy Analyst, Access Living (Chicago, IL)

  • Closing / removal date: open until filled
  • Posted March 7, 2023

Disabled people are twice as likely to live in poverty as people without disabilities. This position will work to address the systemic root causes of disability poverty through policy reform, with a particular focus on closing the disability racial wealth gap.

The Access Living Economic Justice Policy Analyst will be responsible for advancing legislation and policies to improve economic security for people with disabilities, particularly disabled people of color, those who are undocumented immigrants, and those impacted by the criminal system. The Policy Analyst will evaluate existing disability benefit programs and access to banking for disabled people. In collaboration with Access Living staff and community members, they will determine and advocate for changes needed to advance the economic security of people with disabilities.

In addition to bringing a disability justice lens, a critical understanding of the root causes of racial economic disparities and a racial equity lens is essential to this role.

This position will work in close partnership with the policy and organizing staff in the Advocacy Department, as well as with staff in the Independent Living Department, Civil Rights Department, and the Communications Department.

Read more at the Access Living website.

Program Director/Manager, Roads To Independence (Ogden, UT)

  • Closing / removal date: open until filled
  • Posted: February 16, 2023

Agency Description: Roads To Independence (RTI) is a nonprofit, grassroots, advocacy organization by and for people with disabilities. RTI an active agency looking to assist individuals with disabilities live as independently in the community as possible! Core services include but are not limited to Advocacy, Information and Referral, Life Skills Training, Peer Support, Recreation, Assistive Technology, Youth Services, and Nursing Home Transition and Diversion. We primarily cover Davis, Morgan, and Weber Counties.

Status: Full Time. Some travel required, mainly through Davis, Morgan and Weber Counties. People with disabilities encouraged to apply.

Salary: Based on experience with benefits (typically $54,000 to $75,000 a year) with 8% Retirement Benefits, Health Insurance, Dental, Health Savings Account, Vacation and Sick leave, and other Benefits. [Read more…]

Vice President and Chief Advocacy & Independent Living Officer Able South Carolina (Columbia, SC)

  • Closing / removal date: open until filled
  • Posted: February 1, 2023

Able South Carolina (Able SC) is South Carolina’s premier organization promoting disability rights, independence, and equity for individuals with disabilities. Serving throughout the state, Able SC promotes individual leadership, creative teamwork, and cultivates a shared pride in the future of an inclusive state.

Able SC offers a competitive salary with benefits including health, dental, vision, life, Employee Assistance Program, and contribution to a retirement plan. Paid leave includes vacation, sick leave and 18 holidays annually.


The VP and Chief Advocacy and Independent Living Officer (VP-CAILO) is responsible for creating opportunities to advance the rights and justice for people with disabilities, while focusing on the intersections of disability. Able SC’s advocacy efforts align with our commitment to “nothing about us, without us.” The person identified for this position will also lead the organization’s advocacy goals, and leads and oversees the consumer advocacy, Independent Living and Information and referral services. In consultation with Able SC’s President & CEO, the VP-CAILO develops, manages, and executes Able SC’s advocacy agenda. The VP-CAILO also leads Able SC’s position statements as it relates to persons with disabilities and steers grassroots advocacy. The VP-CAILO  serves as a member of the decision making leadership team. This position is in direct delegation of the President & CEO. Read full job description.

Nursing Home Transition (NHT) Coordinator Full Time, Disability Empowerment Center (Lancaster, PA)

  • Closing / removal date: open until filled
  • Posted: December 16, 2022

Supervision: Executive Director

General Responsibilities: The NHT Coordinator is a non-exempt position that assist people with disabilities of all ages and types, transition out of nursing homes or other institutions into the community, to their own homes.  The NHT Coordinator will assist in skills training, case services, benefits management, assistive technology, advocacy, housing, attendant services, and coordination of the transition into the community.  This position serves as an advocate and counselor, assisting consumers in accessing and utilizing services to maximize independence. [Read more…]

Independent Living Coordinator, Disability Empowerment Center (Lancaster, PA)

  • Closing / removal date: open until filled
  • Posted: December 16, 2022

Supervision: Reports to the Executive Director

General Responsibilities:  The Independent Living Coordinator/ Part- Time provides assistance to consumers through individual/group skills training, advocacy, information and referral, and service coordination for 10 hours a week in the Lebanon area. [Read more…]

Executive Director, MetroWest CIL (Framingham, MA)

  • Closing / removal date: December 31, 2022
  • Posted: December 15, 2022

The MetroWest Center for Independent Living is seeking an Executive Director to lead the organization in its mission to enhance the full participation of persons with disabilities in the community. The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors and is responsible for the organization’s consistent achievement of its mission and financial objectives.

This full time position is located in Framingham, MA.

Learn more about this job opening at MWCIL’s website.

Research Associate II, Lurie Institute for Disability Policy, Brandeis University (Waltham, MA)

  • Posted: December 4, 2022
  • Closing / removal date: open until filled

Brandeis University is delighted to announce a career opportunity of a Research Associate II (RAII) at the Heller School at Brandeis University. If you are looking for an opportunity to work at a beautiful university campus with lots of perks including free parking, look no further. At Brandeis we offer a competitive benefits and compensation package which includes medical, dental and life insurances.  We also offer a generous paid time off benefit including 15+ holidays.  If you are looking to advance your career through educational opportunities, Brandeis offers tuition benefits for employees, dependents and spouses.  Our 403b retirement savings plan includes a generous match.