Open Positions in the Independent Living Field

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The NCIL Policy Internship Program

Note: Until further notice, the NCIL Internship Program will be done remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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…]

Executive Director, Nebraska Statewide Independent Living Council (Lincoln, NE)

The Nebraska Statewide Independent Living Council (NESILC) is seeking an experienced, mission-driven, and proactive individual to serve as its Executive Director (ED). A commitment to consumer-direction and an understanding of the independent living philosophy is required. Read full job description at Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. To apply for this position please submit cover letter, resume, and 3 references to

Disability Access Educator, Arizona Statewide Independent Living Council – SILC (Phoenix, AZ)

  • Reports to: State Administrator
  • Closing / removal date: October 16, 2020

Organization Description: Arizona Statewide Independent Living Council (AZSILC) is a federally mandated Council established under Title VII, Section 705 of the Rehabilitation Act, as amended. In Arizona, Executive Order No.2007-15 documents the general provision of the Council. AZSILC is a nonprofit corporation that addresses issues related to the ability of individuals who have disabilities to live independently. The majority of Council/Board Members and Staff are individuals who have disabilities.

Position Summary: The Disability Access Educator works in partnership with the disability community, public and governmental entities, and key individuals to promote greater awareness of disability concerns related to personal emergency and disaster preparedness and planning; coordinates and supports the Access and Functional Needs Taskforce; and works collaboratively with Centers for Independent Living, local and state emergency managers, and other partners in regard to emergency preparedness response, recovery, mitigation, and preparedness. [Read more…]

Bilingual Independent Living Specialist, ACCESS to Independence, Inc. (Madison, WI)

  • Closing / Removal Date: September 11, 2020
  • Posted: September 4, 2020


The Bilingual Independent Living Specialist promotes consumer directed services to persons with disabilities within a four-county area.  The Bilingual Independent Living Specialist is responsible for delivery and coordination of those independent living services requested by persons with disabilities to assist them in living independently. [Read more…]

President & Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Ability360 (Phoenix, AZ)

  • Posted: August 4, 2020
  • Reports to: Board of Directors

Position Summary

The President & CEO serves as a strategic leader that inspires the agency employees to achieve their purpose and advance the mission and vision of the organization. The President & CEO oversees and/or directs all corporate operations, which includes implementation and administration of agency contracts, strategic planning, programs, and policies. The President & CEO is responsible for the overall management of Ability360, encompassing fiscal and personnel management, executive leadership, community relations, donor relations, fundraising, and grant funding, as well as, ensuring that the mission and resources reflect changing community needs. The President & CEO monitors programs for efficiency and effectiveness and ensures a high-level performance and outcomes on all agency contracts and services. Read full job description at

Executive Director, Endependence Center of Northern Virginia – ECNV (Arlington, VA)

  • Closing / Removal Date: August 31, 2020
  • Posted: July 29, 2020

ECNV is seeking an Executive Director

The ENDependence Center of Northern Virginia (ECNV) in Arlington, Virginia, is seeking an experienced, mission-driven, and proactive individual to serve as its Executive Director (ED). ECNV is a center for independent living (CIL) located in the Washington, DC metro area. A commitment to consumer-directed services and an understanding of the independent living philosophy is required. The candidate must be able to provide leadership on consumer service programs, disability advocacy, and corporate and philanthropic financial goals. Read full job announcement (PDF).

Computer & Mobile Device Coach (Tech Coach), Ocean State Center for Independent Living (Warwick, RI)

Closing / Removal Date: June 16, 2020

Posted June 10, 2020

General Description: The Computer & Mobile Device Coach has two roles: he/she is the IT staff for all of OSCIL’s operational needs as well as the key staff person who makes it possible for our consumers with disabilities to become empowered to learn and use their devices. This is an ideal job for someone who has experience working at the Apple Genius Bar or the Best Buy Geek Squad.

If you are a Techie or a Geek and you would love an opportunity to apply your knowledge to help people with disabilities to become more independent and to make a difference in their lives, then this position will be very purposeful and fulfilling for you. If you have a positive attitude, are willing to put the consumer first, and you love finding solutions to problems then, OSCIL may the place for you.

The Tech Coach reports directly to the CEO of OSCIL and supports the functioning of Operations Manager, the Administrative Assistant and the IL staff. Read full description and apply online.

Independent Living Specialist, Access to Independence (Madison, WI)

  • Closing / Removal Date: May 15, 2020
  • Posted April 29, 2020

Are you looking for a career filled with empowerment, advocacy, and independence? How about a job that is rarely the same each day? How would you like to work for an employer who values your lived experience as much as professional experience, and education? If that sounds like the career you’ve been looking for, then you should consider ACCESS to Independence!

ACCESS to Independence is seeking an Independent Living Specialist to provide an array of services with people of any type of disability, and of all ages, including: Information and Referral, Peer Support, Skills Training, Advocacy, Transition, and Assistive Technology, among others. [Read more…]

Executive Director, Red Rock Center for Independence (St. George, UT)

  • Open until filled
  • Posted April 29, 2020

Red Rock Center for Independence (RRCI), a non-profit governed and run by people with disabilities, is seeking an Executive Director. This is a full-time, salaried position with benefits. RRCI serves individuals of all ages with any type of disabilities.

Our service area includes nine Southwestern Utah Counties including Washington, Kane, Garfield, Iron, Wayne, Piute, Beaver, Sevier and Millard. Services are provided to Washington and Kane Counties through our main office located in St George. Additionally, we have three staff members in satellite offices serving Beaver and Millard; Iron and Garfield; and Piute, Sevier, and Wayne Counties. [Read more…]