Independent Living Program Manager, The Independence Center (Colorado Springs, CO)

  • Closing / removal date: May 13, 2022
  • Posted: April 20, 2022

The Independence Center (The IC) is a Colorado Springs, CO nonprofit organization that provides traditional and self-directed home health care, independent living, and advocacy services for people with disabilities. The IC’s mission is to work with people with disabilities, their families, and the community to create independence so all may thrive.

The IC is simply a wonderful place to work!  Our five Core Values drive our culture: Inclusiveness, Flexibility, Person First, Accountability, and Integrity. These core values guide how we interact with each other and conduct ourselves on the job.

What We Provide

The IC offers a supportive work environment, competitive pay, and great benefits including:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision
  • Employer-paid Life, D&D, and Disability
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • 403(b) retirement plan
  • Paid sick and frontloaded vacation time
  • Tuition reimbursement

Summary of Job Description

The Independent Living (IL) Program Manager is responsible for working closely with the IL Director to develop the overall program vision and ensure quality programs and employee deliverables.  Oversees the IL program’s day-to-day operations by providing daily interaction with employees to ensure progress and manages consumer concerns.  Ensures IL programs meet all state and federal compliance standards and the philosophy, mission, goals, and core values of the Independence Center are maintained.  Maintains positive relationships with partnering agencies by providing information and representation for The Independence Center.

A typical day in this position allows for a combination of coaching and developing team members, participating in departmental and agency-wide meetings, various administrative work, and plenty of community and consumer interactions.

This is a full-time position with a 40 hour per week schedule working Monday to Friday 8 AM to 4:30 PM.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • The ideal candidate will be interested in developing a high-performing, high-impact team. This position requires an eye for detail, a constant learner, and someone comfortable working in a high-paced, multi-faceted environment.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Services, Social Services, related field.
  • Three years of leadership/managerial experience.
  • Experience with monitoring program budgets and grants.
  • Ability to travel within Colorado Springs and surrounding counties to meet with individuals and groups, to present information and training.
  • Proficient with computers, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Outlook, Teams, and Zoom.
  • Demonstrates The Independence Center’s core values of Inclusiveness, Flexibility, Person First, Accountability, and Integrity as well as its essential team virtues of Humble, Hungry, and Smart.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Personal experience with a disability and knowledge of the Independent Living movement preferred.
  • Experience working with and supervising people with disabilities desirable.

Pay Range: $54,000 to $63,000 per year.

If you are qualified and wish to apply, apply online.

You can see all our current open positions by visiting our career page.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The Independence Center is dedicated to the principles of equal employment opportunity. We prohibit unlawful discrimination against applicants or employees on the basis of age 40 and over, race including traits historically associated with race, such as hair texture and length, protective hairstyles, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, color, religion, national origin, disability, military status, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable state or local law.