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 with any questions.


The NCIL Policy Internship Program

The National Council on Independent Living (NCIL) hosts 2 internship positions each semester 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…]

Independent Living Specialist, Freedom Center (Middletown, DE)

  • Closing Date: March 25, 2020
  • Posted March 11, 2020
  • Part time position 24 hours/week
  • Salary commensurate with experience.

Freedom Center is a consumer-driven organization providing a variety of services and supports that enable persons with disabilities to live independently. We are currently seeking 2 creative, positive self-starters to expand our staff serving lower New Castle County. Ideal candidates for the Independent Living Specialist positions will have personal and/or professional experience with disability, strong problem solving skills, an understanding of the issues relevant to the constituency served, knowledge of the programs, resources and entitlements available to them, and an understanding of the laws that are critical to ensuring people with disabilities achieve full inclusion in our society.

Description of the Position: The Independent Living Specialist is the key point person for the organization in responding to consumers, their family members, social service professionals and the public at large. Critical to the position is the staff’s ability to engage the constituent in the process of identifying options and possible solutions and facilitating their taking ownership and responsibility for the outcome. Freedom Center’s mission is to promote consumer choice and control. All programs are delivered using a person centered planning approach. [Read more…]

Community Integration Specialist, The Disability Resource Center of the Rappahannock Area, Inc. (Fredericksburg, VA)

  • Closing / Removal Date: May 1, 2020
  • Posted: March 11, 2020

Incumbent is preferably a person with lived experience who will provide direct services to people with disabilities, in addition will work with the team to provide presentations, group facilitation and outreach. Disability Resource Center of the Rappahannock Area website:

Executive Director, CIL Western Wisconsin (Menomonie, WI)

  • Closing Date: March 27, 2020
  • Posted: March 9, 2020
  • Full-time
  • Salary: $50,000.00 to $75,000.00 / year
  • Report To: CILWW Board of Directors

Responsibilities: Responsible to the CILWW Board of Directors for the overall requirements of the Center’s Mission, fiscal activities, day-to-day operations, compliance with all grant requirements and implementation of the Center’s Personnel Policies. [Read more…]

Executive Director, Center for Independence (Lakewood, WA)

  • Closing Date: April 5, 2020
  • Posted: March 9, 2020

The Center for Independence (CFI) is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit serving people with disabilities from ages 14 and up. We serve as a resource for individuals with disabilities to fully access and participate in the community through outreach, advocacy, and independent living skills development. We work together with participants to achieve independent living goals such as self-advocacy, self-sufficiency, and self-determination. CFI is a non-residential community-based organization operated by people with disabilities, serving people with disabilities.

About the Position:

The Executive Director at CFI is responsible for the development and general management of the Non-Profit organization. This full-time position reports to the Board of Directors, oversees the day-to-day operation of the organization, is responsible for carrying out duties that will allow the office to be run in an efficient and effective manner as outlined, and ensures CFI services are delivered in accordance with the Independent Living Philosophy. [Read more…]

Payroll Clerk I, IndependenceFirst (Milwaukee, WI)

  • Closing / Removal Date: February 15, 2020
  • Posted: January 24, 2020

Position Summary: The payroll clerk partners with accounting, human resources, PAS and outside vendors to ensure every one of our PCW’s is paid correctly and on-time. To be successful, the payroll clerk must also be able to see the big picture impact that payroll has on the organization’s bottom line as well as the daily lives of each employee. Because of this, they are accurate, have a sense of urgency and are proactive in resolving issues. Read full job description and apply online.

Director of Independent Living, The Independence Center (Colorado Springs, CO)

  • Closing / Removal Date: February 15, 2020
  • Posted January 22, 2020

The Director of Independent Living provides oversight and reporting of operations pertaining to the Independent Living Programs at the direction of the CEO. Identifies and assists in the development of new areas of needed services to be provided by the center with the approval of the Board of Directors. Responsible for overall operations of the Independent Living Center to include staffing, planning, developing, budgeting, implementing, and evaluating Center programs. Assists with legislative advocacy work with contract lobbyist. Collaborate and work with state entities such as Designated State Unit (DSU), Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC), and Association of Colorado Centers for Independent Living (ACCIL). Ensures the Independent Living program meets all state and federal compliance standards and that the philosophy, mission, and goals of the Independence Center are maintained. Read more and apply at The Independence Center’s website.

Director, Center for Independent Living in North Alabama (Decatur-Huntsville, AL)

The Director of the Center for Independent Living in North Alabama will establish and direct a new center for independent living in North Alabama under the umbrella of Disability Rights & Resources, based in Birmingham. Bachelor’s degree or five years management experience in providing direct service, advocacy, community organizing, supervision, business administration, community development, rehabilitation administration, human services, and/or related field. Must have ability to communicate effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds. Must have effective communication skills. Must have ability to represent North Alabama CIL to the general public. Knowledge of legislation pertaining to independent living and other disability related legislation helpful. Personal experience with disability preferred. Must have commitment to independent living philosophy. Must be able to work independently and collaboratively. Disability Rights & Resources will provide reasonable job accommodations / modifications to staff with disabilities, upon request. The position requires extensive travel throughout the service area.

Disability Rights & Resources is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Independent Living Specialist, Access 2 Independence CIL (Cedar Rapids, IA)

  • Closing / Removal Date: Open Until Filled
  • Posted: October 1, 2019

Access 2 Independence (A2I) seeks a full-time Independent Living Specialist (ILS) to join our dynamic team! As an ILS you will work alongside persons with disabilities by supporting disability advocacy, conducting community outreach, connecting with community resources, and working collaboratively with individuals to identify and overcome barriers to independence.

Read full job description and apply online.