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.

Employment Resource Hub and Peer Network Intern, NCIL (Remote)

  • Closing / removal date: March 13, 2024
  • Posted: February 22, 2024
  • Reports to: Program Director
  • Duration: May 1, 2024 to August 14, 2024; 10 hours / per week
  • Work Location: Fully Remote
  • Pay: $20 / hour


The Employment Resource Hub (ERH) Intern will work directly with the Program Director and Communications Director to research, create, and implement a new Employment Resource Hub. Additionally, they will support the Program Director in the ERH Peer Network during calls and planning. [Read more…]

Executive Director, Iowa SILC (Amana, IA)

  • Closing / removal date: open until filled
  • Posted: January 2, 2024; updated February 15, 2024

The Iowa Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC) is seeking a full-time Executive Director to work with the Council, Iowa’s six Centers for Independent Living, state partners, and stakeholders in advancing the mission of furthering the independence and integration of Iowans with disabilities. This is an excellent opportunity for a passionate, visionary leader to build upon Iowa’s Independent Living history and lead SILC through transition to its next stage of growth.  [Read more…]

Executive Director, Texas SILC (Austin, TX)

  • Closing / removal date: open until filled
  • Posted: January 29, 2024

The Texas State Independent Living Council (SILC) is seeking a visionary leader to fill the full-time Executive Director position.  The Executive Director is responsible for supporting the collaborative network of 27 Centers for Independent Living, state partners, and stakeholders in carrying out the goals and objectives of the State Plan for Independent (SPIL) to advance the mission of furthering the independence and integration of Texans with disabilities. [Read more…]

Executive Director, APRIL (Remote)

  • Closing / removal date: January 31, 2024
  • Posted: December 18, 2023

The Association for Programs for Rural Independent Living (APRIL) is recruiting an Executive Director!

APRIL is a premiere national disability-led organization that advances the equity of people with disabilities in rural communities through advocacy, collaboration, shared experience, leadership development, education, and training.

APRIL continues to focus on being national grassroots, nonprofit membership organization consisting of members from centers for independent living and statewide independent living councils, other organizations, and individuals committed to advancing equity throughout rural communities and beyond. [Read more…]

Executive Director, CALIF (Los Angeles, CA)

  • Closing / removal date: open until filled
  • Posted: December 5, 2023

Communities Actively Living Independent and Free (CALIF) is seeking an Executive Director. CALIF is a progressive, successful ILC located in downtown Los Angeles, Calf. We provide a wide variety of services with 28 staff and a budget of $2,148,000, plus a significant fiscal reserve. CALIF is well-respected locally, statewide and nationally for its outstanding services and advocacy. We have been serving the disability community for 22 years.

Get more information about CALIF at

To Apply: Please submit your resume and cover letter to Gordon Blacknell, CALIF Grant/Database Administrator at [email protected] with the subject line “Executive Director Application – [insert your name]”. We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Read full job description at

Community Living Program Specialist, GS-0101-13, Administration for Community Living (Washington, DC)

  • Announcement No: HHS-ACL-DE-24-12214045
  • Opens: November 27, 2023
  • Closes: December 8, 2023 (or 100 applicants, whichever comes first)
  • Location:  Washington, DC
  • Full Performance Level: GS-13
  • Who May Apply: All U.S. Citizens – No previous Federal Service is required.

ACL is advertising an opportunity for the position of Community Living Program Specialist, GS-0101-13, in the Office of Disability Services Innovation (ODSI), Administration on Disabilities (AoD). The announcement opens on November 27 and closes December 08, 2023.

Apply at USAJOBS. Note: If the announcement does not show, select “Open to the public”. [Read more…]

Director of Administration, ENDependence Center of Northern Virginia (Arlington, VA)

  • Closing / removal date: open until filled
  • Posted: November 22, 2023
  • Reports to: Executive Director
  • Job Status: Full-time, Exempt
  • Compensation Range: $80,000 – $90,000 Annually

The ENDependence Center of Northern Virginia (ECNV) is a 40-year-old nonprofit organization that provides direct services, advocacy, and support to individuals with disabilities and chronic conditions and their families to ensure individuals can thrive, live independently, and in the community. We promote a philosophy of independent living, including consumer control, peer support, self-help, self-determination, equal access, and individual and system advocacy, to maximize the leadership, empowerment, independence, and productivity of individuals with disabilities and the integration and full inclusion of individuals with disabilities into the mainstream of American society. We are a Center for Independent Living (CIL) that provides peer support, life skills education, advocacy, and support for transitions to adulthood and community living. [Read more…]

The Global Heumann Fellowship, World Institute on Disability (Remote)

  • Closing / removal date: March 31, 2024
  • Posted: November 13, 2023
  • Time Commitment: Part Time (Up to  20 hours/week)
  • Term: July 2024 to July 2025


Employment Project Coordinator, New York Association on Independent Living – NYAIL (Albany, NY)

  • Closing / Removal Date: open until filled
  • Date Posted: October 12, 2023

Organization: The New York Association on Independent Living (NYAIL) is a state-wide, non-profit organization, working with Independent Living Centers (ILCs) across the State to eliminate physical, communications, attitudinal, and other barriers for people with disabilities. NYAIL members are ILCs, consumer controlled, cross-disability providers of advocacy, services and supports to people with disabilities.

Duties and Responsibilities: The Employment Project Coordinator will report to the Executive Director and be responsible for overseeing the implementation of a new Subminimum Wage to Competitive Integrated Employment (SWTCIE) Project funded by Adult Career and Continuing Education Services-Vocational Rehabilitation Services (ACCES-VR) in collaboration with ILCs in six counties across New York State. Under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act, employers with 14c certificates are permitted to pay individuals with disabilities less than minimum wage at facility-based employment settings often referred to as sheltered workshops.

Read more at the NYAIL website.