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 Include the job title, closing date, instructions on how to apply, and a link to the announcement if it is posted elsewhere online.


Executive Director, REACH, Inc. (Dallas, TX)

  • Closing Date: January 31, 2022
  • Posted November 30, 2021

CLASSIFICATION: Permanent/Full-time, Exempt

SALARY: $85,000 – $95,000 based upon qualifications and experience

BENEFITS: Medical, Long-Term Disability and Life Insurance paid by employer; vision and dental available at a nominal monthly fee via employee payroll deductions. Paid sick leave and vacation leave; 18 Paid holidays annually, 403b Retirement Plan, and Flexible Spending Account.

LOCATION: North Texas


REACH, Inc. is seeking a progressive executive, grounded in the independent living movement, who will lead the organization through transition to its next stage of growth and expansion.  Founded in 1987, REACH, (Rehabilitation, Education and Advocacy for Citizens with Disabilities (formerly Handicaps) is a North Texas based nonprofit organization that provides services to individuals with disabilities. The mission of REACH, Inc. is to empower people with disabilities to lead self-directed lives and to promote a barrier-free community through public education and advocacy. The organization is governed and staffed by a majority of people with disabilities who bring a wide range of knowledge and experience to their work in assisting consumers.  Each year, approximately 1,000 individuals participate in the programs and activities of REACH, Inc.  Services are financed through a combination of federal, state, local, and private funds.

The REACH service area includes the north Texas counties of Dallas, Collin, Tarrant, and Denton. This area encompasses 3,650 square miles and is home to 6,600,000 residents including an estimated 1,188,000 with disabilities. The median age of the area is 35 years and the median income is $77,500.  REACH maintains offices in each of the four counties. [Read more…]

Executive Director, Center for Independent Living (Berkeley, CA)

  • Closing / Removal Date: January 1, 2022
  • Posted November 15, 2021

The Executive Director (ED) — the Chief Executive of TheCIL — reports to the Board of Directors and is responsible for the achievement of the organization’s programmatic and financial objectives, and provides the vision and leadership to take the organization to the next level of success. The ED leads a seven-member management team currently comprised of a Development Director, Finance Manager, Human Resources Administrator and three mid-level Program Managers.  The ED also represents TheCIL’s interests and promotes its message in local, state, and national forums and serves on the Ed Roberts Campus (ERC) Board of Directors. Read more and apply at

Executive Director, Disability Rights & Resources (Birmingham, AL)

  • Closing / Removal Date: Until position is filled
  • Posted: October 7, 2021

The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors. Salary is $75,000-$100,000 and is commensurate on qualifications and professional experience.

About Disability Rights & Resources (DRR)

Disability Rights and Resources’ mission is to empower people with disabilities to fully participate and live life on their own terms. Founded in 1980, DRR achieves this goal by grounding itself into the independent living movement and serving as a disability resource and referral center — thereby promoting full inclusion, equal opportunity, and participation of persons with disabilities in every aspect of community life. As Americans with a disability, these consumers of DRR’s services have every right to make their own choices affecting their own lives. As a consequence, these consumers play an integral part in guiding the path of the DRR. Along with its service offerings, DRR also promotes equal access and disability rights through its advocacy and public awareness activities.

Headquartered in the historic Civil Rights district in Birmingham, Alabama, DRR provides services to residents of 20 central Alabama counties. Staffed by a small team of a dozen dedicated and passionate people, the majority with a disability, they bring a wide range of knowledge and experience to their workplace. As a 501(c) (3) organization, DRR is a United Way agency and receives funding from the Administration on Community Living, City of Birmingham, the Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services, the Alabama Department of Senior Services, the Alabama Council on Developmental Disabilities, Alabama Department of Public Health, donations. Read more at