From our colleagues at the Statewide Independent Living Council of Illinois (SILC):
STATEWIDE INDEPENDENT LIVING COUNCIL OF ILLINOIS
The Statewide Independent Living Council (“SILC” and sometimes the “Council”) of Illinois is responsible for providing the leadership, education, information, and planning required to support independent living services in Illinois. The SILC is specifically responsible for developing and monitoring the implementation of the State Plan for Independent Living that guides federal funding of Centers for Independent Living.
The Executive Director is accountable to the Board of Directors of this Governor-appointed Council and is responsible for the overall administration, management, coordination and operation of all SILC activities in accordance with the SILC’s stated mission and purpose. He/she communicates with SILC’s partner organizations, state departments of government, other statewide disability organizations and with the Illinois legislature regarding the independent living needs of Illinois residents with disabilities, and performs such other duties as may be assigned by the Board of Directors from time to time.
A full job description is available on SILC’s website at www.silcofillinois.org.
Qualifications: Personal experience with disability and commitment to the independent living philosophy and advocacy for the rights of persons with disabilities is very important. Bachelor’s degree or equivalent disability rights/independent living experience plus at least three years administrative/managerial experience is required. The successful candidate will have strong communication skills, a demonstrated history of leadership, and knowledge of not-for-profit guidelines. The ability to travel is also required.
To apply send cover letter, resume and names and phone numbers of at least three professional references by SILCEDSearch@silcofillinois.
org. Applications may also be delivered or mailed (postmarked no later than
) to:. Applications may be sent to the Search Committee electronically in Microsoft Word to:
Statewide Independent Living Council
510 East Monroe Street, Third Floor
Springfield, IL 62701
No phone calls please.
PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES AND MINORITIES ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.
The Council is committed to a diverse workforce through affirmative action and equal opportunity. Accommodations available upon request for interview.
Position announcement and job description are attached.